Penguins Procreate (It’s not what it sounds like).

What’s Procreate?

I’ll bet you were thinking you were going to see something different in this post. Sorry nature lovers this one is for all my artist friends out there using the iPad. This penguin art was created using the Procreate app for iPad. If you own an iPad and haven’t worked with Procreate yet, what are you waiting for? Procreate is an excellent drawing app available to iPad users especially those who are using Apple’s pencil. I’ve really been enjoying this one. It’s got a nifty little feature built right in that creates a movie of your drawing. The best part is the recording turns on and off without interruption while you work. Exit the program the recording stops. Open the program start working on your illustration and the program records again. Once you’re done just click the output button and save your movie. From there you can share it with any number of apps or post it to DropBox like I did and share it on your blog!

Other recommendations?

I’ve been experimenting with a lot of drawing apps lately and so far this is the best one I’ve found. I have lots more to try though so stay tuned and I’ll do my best to update you as I work my way through them. In the meantime please enjoy this illustration of an escaped penguin in the fish section of a nearby grocery store.

Testing for Unicorns

This is just a little test to see how easy it is to upload a movie from the iPad. If you’re curious this art was produced on the iPad Pro using the Procreate app. So far I’ve found it to be an excellent program and I highly recommend it for sketching. In this video you’ll see it’s not to bad for color either. I have yet to try it for a professional job with anything other than sketching but this should give you a little look at what it’s like to work with the program for both sketching and color.

My goal with this post was to see how posting a movie straight to the blog would work out. Overall it was pretty simple but with an 8.8mg .M4v file I feel like the load speed is going to be a little clunky. I think the better option might be to upload the movie to either Youtube or my Vimeo account and post a link, that way three things will happen. First, my blog doesn’t get heavy with bloated files. Second, with Youtube especially, I get better SEO and lastly no waiting around for the video to load up. I’ll do a quick follow to this post when I have a little more info on the performance. Until then I hope you enjoy the video.

 

 

Creatures from the Deep

creatures from the deep title art

I’ve always been fascinated by what lives in the darkest depths of the ocean. The creatures of the deep however remain elusive. What’s down there? Until recently it’s been a complete mystery. Recent discoveries show that there is a vast world we never knew existed. One with creatures that appear so alien they could not possibly be of this earth. Yet, somehow there they are. Each day we learn a tiny bit more about what lurks at the bottom of the sea. Beneath the waves are a host of creatures that appear, at first glance, so hideous, so grotesque, so horrifying that only an artist could love them.

This series is dedicated to the fascination I felt as a young boy the first time I discovered this strange new world I knew nothing about. To the fascination I still feel as an adult when I image search, Creatures from the Deep on the Googles. To the fascination I feel when I realize how much we still don’t know, and to the fascination I feel when I look at that those creatures of the deep trying to figure out if they really exist or if they are just a figment of an artists imagination.gulper eel

angler fish art by bob ostrom