Sunday, March 24, 2013

IPad Drawings

A couple of quick iPad drawings this morning before church. Both with ArtStudio and with a stylus. The shell took about 40 minutes and the skyline about 15 min.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Speaking at Open Book to the MCBA on the artistic medium of the iPad

I had the privilege of speaking to a great group of MCBA artist at Open Book in Downtown MPLS on Monday night.  I thought I would share the description below. I was surprised to see other people blog about the event afterward and have included those links and encourage you to look around their interesting sites. The has photos of the event.
"Urban Sketcher James Nutt is going to be speaking and demonstrating digital sketching on the iPad at the Monday meeting of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective on March 18th at 7:00 pm.

You can read the details at the link below.

The referenced blog is by the amazingly talented Roz Stendahl. Her blog is an amazing resource for art technique, book making, painting, paper, sketching, and so much more. We encourage you to look around and possibly learn a little more about the MCBA Visual Journal Collective.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

My High School Drawings!

I found my old folder of drawings. Anyone who sat next to me in any class probably saw something like this! What a blast to see these again. I can almost remember exactly what I was doing while drawing each of them. Perhaps this is why I didn't graduate higher in my class but did pretty well in Architecture school. My favorite themes were to take current cars and guess the future design, Dragons and the like, landscapes, etc.  Teenage boy stuff I guess... I wish I had dated all of these, but this is junior high and high school.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Laying out my John Pike palette with watercolor

My process of over thinking laying out a watercolor palate.

This is the final result

The new palatte. A John Pike from amazon via a gift card from my parents. The awesome brush as well.

First to pick the colors. I decided to use advice from Making Colors Sing and The Complete Watercolorist's Notebook. I worked to separate the primaries and separate them by cool to warm consistantly on each.  I do this because I am still working on my eye to distinguish the difference.

I put regular tape down first so I could write on the tape. Later I will rewrite with a marker and cover with another piece of tape to protect from the water.

I am interested in knowing and training my eye for 3 things. Cool to warm, transparent or staining, and of course the name and brand of each to replenish later.

Loosely basing the decisions on the two books mentioned before on advice about warm and cool, trans and staining, and how to seperate

Basic layout and verbiage

Close up of the blues with the basic info

I go over the pencil with a pen. I don't erase the pencil because I am too lazy to clean out the little bits of erasure and I am ok at tracing over the older lead.

Once done, I put a second piece of tape to seal it and start the fun part of squeezing out the tape.

The finished product. paint.  Hopefully this was helpful. I didn't see anything this clear so I thought I would create it.  I am sure there are things I will learn, but this is something I can work with for a while!  Everything I have is based on travel kits, this is my first at home studio kit.  This palette comes with a cover.  Very cool. Thanks for looking!