iPad Drawing: From Paper to Digital

09 Jan 2023 · 10:00AM - 12:30PM
£52 (18 places), recorded with 1 month access
Online (via Zoom), UK time
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Drawing consultant Mark Lewis demonstrates step-by-step how to sketch your latest jewellery, silversmithing or creative design ideas using a digital sketchpad, the iPad.

The use and possibilities of iPads as a digital canvas is becoming increasingly common in the creative practice – with David Hockney leading the way as the world’s foremost iPad painter.

This course delivered online via Zoom will be an introduction to the use of selected drawing and painting apps available for iPhone / iPad / iPad Pro and the exciting possibilities of using these in jewellery and silver design development and presentation. The course will be substantially taught by demonstration with short tasks to help build confidence.

This online course will be accessible via the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for a full month after delivery. This will allow you to rewatch the content and improve your skills in your own time.

Who is this course designed for?

Beginner: No practical experience or understanding of the listed skill required.

What does this course cover?

Essential elements covered in the session will include:

  • The scope selected art apps, but focusing primarily on Procreate, version 4.2. 1 or 5.
  • Different styluses and the Apple Pencil.                                                    
  • Selecting colours, papers and graphical tools. 
  • Techniques for blending, changing opacity, creating texture and creating visually interesting backgrounds.
  • Importing photos, using layers, copying and repeating units.
  • Other graphical functions and tools.
  • Building up a design drawing or painting using Procreate.
  • Resources for further exploration into iPad rendering.
  • Exploring 'Procreate 2' App. Navigating the tool menus, etc.
  • Exploring mark-making/sketching/painting possibilities using selected graphic tools, customising tools, working with 'layers'.
  • Texture menus, and design potential
  • Saving, editing and emailing images on the iPad.
  • Printing iPad images as "Giclee" prints on fine art papers. Issues to consider before printing (e.g. print resolution, colour sensitivity, etc.)
  • Other graphical apps and their possibilities.
  • Review/evaluation of days output.

What do you need to use?

Please note: For this course, ideally an iPad Pro should be used with an Apple Pencil. (Android devices do not support the Procreate App). You will be sent a link to download the drawing app onto your device ahead of the short course.

Who is the tutor?

Mark Lewis is a jeweller and silversmith with 37 years’ experience of teaching. Drawing has always been central to his practice and recent work has focused significantly on digital painting, drawing and mark-making.