Painting Apps: the Jackson Pollock App

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mona by David Müller

mona by David Müller

One of the simplest and yet most powerful painting apps for  the iPhone is the Jackson Pollock app. Here’s how it works.
First it basically lets you choose from a predefined range of colors:

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You can either select colors or simply go with the random color feature. Once colors are selected you can happily start to blot your iPhone screen, the paint then splashes wildly and also starts to run a lot (accelerometer based):

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Very easy 🙂 And this is big fun already, but where this app really shines is in conjunction with other apps. I think Patricio Villarroel was the one who started the first one I’ve seen mashing the results in Brushes:

the hammock is falling by Patricio Villarroel

the hammock is falling by Patricio Villarroel

Thierry Schiel created some of his amazing creatures this way:

Alien Ambassador by Thierry Schiel

Alien Ambassador by Thierry Schiel

He even posted some nice walkthroughs:

Steps to Alien Ambassador by Thierry Schiel

Steps to Alien Ambassador by Thierry Schiel

And again, Matthew Watkins does his hilarious pieces:

portrait 4 by Matthew Watkins

portrait 4 by Matthew Watkins

I think that’s one of the most inspiring app mashes so far, find more goodness over on flickr.


4 Responses to “Painting Apps: the Jackson Pollock App”

  • patricio villarroel Says:

    dear benjamin,

    it’s very nice to say i started with mashing pollock and brushes but it is not true : the first i saw doing that was julia, great painter, her works with pollock made me get into it.

  • Benjamin Rabe Says:

    Thx Patricio, I updated the post 🙂

  • patricio villarroel Says:

    that’s better ;-)))
    and how i missed that matthew one ?
    it rocks !!!

  • Linda Vining Says:

    I had looked at this app and decided against it — but having seen these paintings, I have changed my mind. I will get it. Wanted also to recommend Sean Puckett’s “Paintbook” app, which is vector based and consequently ideal for mashing back and forth between iPod apps or big programs like Corel Painter.

    Linda

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