There is nothing better to me, than creating and teaching a new class. To teach advanced computer classes, I create new workflows for my students and clients.
Understanding computer workflows are more than just knowing the software or app. In my following test of Adobe Ideas, I create a simple pen and ink drawing.
Discover how my first drawing experience with Adobe Ideas turned out
Drawing digitally is awesome. I am drawing on the iPad 2, which is vastly limited to more recent iPad releases. But, even with iPad 2, I have a huge amount of control with the drawing tools.
Granted, I spent way too much time creating this art piece. In future, for production work I would create my outline artwork in Adobe Ideas, then complete the painting in Adobe Illustrator. The transfer of the Adobe Ideas file to Adobe Illustrator is streamless – with the Illustrator file including EVERY brush stroke made in Adobe Ideas. AWESOME App!
Creating artwork on the iPad feels good. After 15 years of becoming a master of drawing with a mouse, I find myself back at the beginning. Drawing was my first desire.
Working within this 10 x 10 grid system – the outer blocks begin with nine strokes within each block, reducing down to one stroke by the center four blocks. The objective was not so much keeping within the lines, but rather how the hand to device was to translate. I like when the lines extend beyond the blocks. The spacing between the lines, changes. The light to dark, dark to light is easily controlled.