Having consulted over 3,870 posts where we asked award winning mobile artists for their favourite apps, we feel confident publishing this article today. Everything is relative and following extensive research we are happy to announce that these are TheAppWhisperer’s Top 10 iOS Mobile Art Apps, at this moment in time. We have not included apps more completely suited to mobile photography, they will be included in another post. There are of course, more than ten good art apps but these ones, should be standard on every mobile photographer’s device. Do you recommend something else? That’s great, just add your recommendations to the comments at the end of this post…
I am a woman who loves cautiously but willingly, when my soul is touched. M. Cecilia São Thiago is an artist who not only touches my soul, she holds it. The radiance of her passionate being shines through in her art. In this interview, like so many, that I ask of her, she takes my request and then metaphorically seduces it with her own narrative, the sign of an excellent and inspiring artist. São Thiago’s art is a testament to the collective consciousness of a life well lived, creating portraiture as an atmospheric landscape, one that abolishes the distance between all who view it. Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard wrote “It is quite true what philosophy says, that life must be understood backward. But then one forgets the other principle, that it must be lived forward”. Here’s the thing, with São Thiago, we know there’s an adult in the room, one that composites memories, fantasies, introspection and awareness into a unique enchantment of the age in which we lived and live. (foreword by Joanne Carter).
We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our seventh issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented M. Cecilia São Thiago from Brazil.
“Starting from the principle that the Island has WIFI, I give myself the right to think that I am not in danger and I do not have to worry about taking my Swiss Army Knives or survival books in the tropical forest or the desert I have here… So I place myself in the perspective of who is going to be well treated and what will be demanded of me will be my testimony as a usufruct of the island, as a photographer ‘Flaneuse’ and maybe as a thinker and idealiser of the project itself, where I am above all to be confronted with the company of myself.
Above all I want to be confrontational with my own company, and how could it not be, I start again talking about the self-portrait and the representation he has in photography and the arts.
I love doing Face destruction with lots of apps for iPad, and only one self-portrait can be used for that because I do not think anyone else would like to see his face destroyed as I do with mine… ;P !!”
We are delighted to bring to you the fifth in our brand new series of interviews within our Portrait of an Artist column entitled ‘Seeing through the eyes…’. This is a section that has been created by our wonderful Portrait of an Artist Editor, Ile Mont. Mont has been inspired by the life and works of Carolyn Hall Young, as so many of us have. Young was the main contributor to our Portrait of an Artist Flickr pool and filled it with portraits of so many wonderful people, not only of herself. It is for this reason that Mont wanted to create this section, to enable us to view the artists style through their own eyes. At the end of each interview, Mont will keep Young’s tradition alive, with a portrait of herself, seen through the eyes of the artist. In this case, you will see that at the end of this interview there is a portrait of Mont, seen through the eyes of Juta Jazz, what a gift!
Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group, that way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (foreword by Joanne Carter).
All images in this interview ©Juta Jazz and the final image is a collaboration ©Ile Mont/©Juta Jazz
We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app Adobe’s PaintCan app. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…
“Painting apps can take several different forms. There are the auto-painting apps, that apply the brush to the canvas in a specific, software-driven way. Glaze, Brushstroke and the AutoPainter series are among the auto-painting apps I’ve covered. There are those that allow you to “trace” photos, but the user completely controls the brush strokes and they can even paint completely from scratch. Procreate, ArtRage, Sketch Club, and the Brush menu in iColorama fall into this user-intensive group.
There’s a third group of painting apps which I’d call “software-assisted”. These apps do not allow for painting from scratch like user-intensive apps, but require users to touch the screen and make strokes (unlike the fully automatic apps). Mobile Monet, Photo Viva, Foolproof and today’s app, PaintCan, fall into this third category. These software-assisted apps fall into that middle ground between fully user-controlled and fully automatic. They give you more control over the result than a fully-automatic app, which can help your “eye”: the decisions you make about form and details. At the same time, they help with the brush strokes so that you aren’t immediately frustrated with lack of drawing skills.
PaintCan is an Adobe app. To me, that means it’s pretty solid, and has a team of developers that will back it up as long as the company maintains interest in it. Of course, the flip side is that you don’t have a single developer with the passion to keep it going, either”.
Ambient Design www.artrage.com, the award-winning creator of realistic art software, announced today that it is launching ArtRage for Android, optimized for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Samsung has selected ArtRage for availability in a number of global markets for its GALAXY Gifts to provide Note 4 and Note Edge users with the exclusive ability to download the ArtRage software for free. ArtRage for Android will launch at the same time on Samsung GALAXY Apps for purchase by users of selected Samsung Galaxy mobile products.
ArtRage for iPhone is an excellent app to help you express your artistic side, it brings a full on creative experience. Get your fingers dirty with a set of natural painting tools that let you smear, blend, and spread paint directly on the screen. ArtRage simulates real world paints so that you can get creative … Read more ArtRage for iPhone – Temporarily Free
Welcome to our very exciting column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting and accomplished individuals in the mobile photography world… people that we think you will love to learn more about. This is our ninety sixth installment of the … Read more Mobile Photographer Interview – A Day In The Life Of Ioannis Sidiropoulos/devine1225aaa – An Artist With True Vision
We’re delighted to publish Lola Mitchell’s latest article to her App Nerds Workshop column with us. In case you’re new to this wonderful column we wanted to give you a little background. Lola’s bi-weekly Column is called ‘The App Nerds Workshop‘. It is a virtual classroom, an environment for new talent to share their work, … Read more The App Nerds Workshop – Spontaneity – By Lola Mitchell
Ambient Design, the developers of the leading award-winning creator of realistic art painting software for Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone, announced today ArtRage for iPad v. 1.6, upgraded with Bluetooth stylus support and other updates. Available immediately at the Apple iTunes Store, ArtRage for iPad 1.6 now supports Bluetooth pressure-sensitive styluses, including the Wacom Intuos … Read more ArtRage For iPad v. 1.6 Launched – We Have Codes To Giveaway!