Finger painting on iPad mini


  • lucascott

    Total fake. We all know you can’t create on an iOS device. Ballmer and Gates told us so

  • James Baker

    As the iPad is only for content consumption, this is clearly a slightly-disguised MS Surface, where I can get real work done with my additional Type Cover with Trackpad™. Because how else?

  • mdelvecchio

    consumption only?

  • What app is the artist using?

  • djbressler

    But, I still can’t remove the battery. 🙂

    • It wouldn’t work if you did

      • djbressler

        Good point.

  • Billy Razzle


  • CAugustin

    Phew, using the iPad mini for that seems tough to me. Impressive. The small screen isn’t meant for that kind of endeavor 😉

    • Really? Seems perfect to me.

      Ah, that’s a wink, isn’t it?

      • CAugustin

        I really think the iPad mini was not meant for that. But I like to see people using it nonetheless. I personally prefer the bigger screen for more “creative” tasks, but that’s me (and I prefer the Retina display).

  • Wow!!!!

  • MrPhotoEd

    To all who say you need a stylus to work effectively on a pad or smart phone, I say check this video out.

    Just a thought

  • def4

    That was amazing.

  • Fascinating. And as an some-time illustrator, I am particularly intrigued to see that the artists applied that same Renaissance classic technique of building the image with sepia/umber undertones then applying color over the base image.

    I have to say that I am impressed, “iPad as media consumption” device not withstanding… go software. Stil have my eye out for a precision stylus, but this is still encouraging.

    • Top insight, just there

    • Adobe’s Napoleon and Mighty will be quite the design once it’s released. Be sure to check it out.

  • People who can create images always amaze me. I’d have a hard time drawing a horsey.

    • Haha! Try this then: draw two lines, just that. Years from now when you see it you’ll know exactly what you meant.

  • Moeskido

    Interesting how the artist lays down most of the color only after the depth cues are there.

    • As mentioned, that is a classic Renaissance painting technique, as opposed to the more modern technique of direct impasto. I’m spoiled working in photoshop, where I can bust stuff out in layers, and tweak endlessly….

      • Moeskido

        Shows you how little I remember from Art History class. And how much I wish I’d taken more of them.