I am trying with all my might to find a way to plein air paint on my iPad Air and mimic alla prima sketching in oil. Here is another experiment done from life at the San Francisco Ferry Building. I created a set of swatches that are similar to my traditional oil painting palette so that instead of randomly picking colors, I would start from a swatch palette I am familiar with. I paint with the Procreate app and the Wacom Creative Stylus 1 (not Creative Stylus 2 - it's not compatible with Procreate). Please visit Julialundman.com or Julialundmanmidlock.blogspot.com for more information.
I've been experimenting with plein air painting digitally on my iPad. I am using the iPad Air, the Procreate app, and the Wacom Creative Stylus 1. So far I am enjoying the benefits of carrying around a lightweight kit, as opposed to the usual traditional plein air kit. The advantages are that I can bring my iPad anywhere and also that the Procreate app will record my work to export as a video. The frustration I have, however, is with the stylus. The Wacom Creative stylus 1 is like painting with a fat crayon. I never get quite the brush strokes I want or in the right spot. More exploration needed - and coming soon. Please stay tuned and enjoy!
A speed paint from Game of Thrones Season 3. Painted using my iPad, Wacom Creative Stylus and Procreate app.
I have not been crazy about painting on the iPad mostly due to the stylus. The tip of the Creative Stylus is too large and also has some lag. I've also noticed that I'm not able to paint to the edges and need to adjust the gaps later. I ordered the new Creative Stylus 2 - will test it next and upload a new speed paint soon.
In 1968, Philip K. Dick wrote a groundbreaking book, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, which was later turned into the film, “Blade Runner”,directed by Ridley Scott. Perhaps the best (at least to me) science fiction film and story of all time. Douglass Trumbull designed all of the practical effects, a profound inspiration on science fiction film and myself all these years. In honor of Year of the Sheep, I did this speed paint.