iPad Drawing: From Paper to Digital
- 28 Sep 2021 · 10:00AM - 12:30PM
- £52 (18 places)
- Online [GMT+1]
- Event type
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 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.
Who is this course designed for?
This short course is ideal for beginners.
Beginners: No practical experience or understanding of the listed skill required.
What does this course cover?
Essential elements covered in the session would 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.
How do I access this online course?
The course will be delivered live on Zoom, so you will need reliable Internet access. You will enter the course (and can re-watch the recording) via the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s virtual learning environment, which works on any mainstream web browser, on computer, tablet, or smartphone device. One week before the course starts you will be emailed full details of how to access the course.
What do you need to use?
Please note that 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?
This course is led by Mark Lewis, a jeweller and silversmith living and working in London, 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.