A scientific thesis about iPhone Art and fingerpainting

Benjamin Rabe

Mayu Nakamura, an interactive media designer graduated from MA Interactive Media at London College of Communication, recently did a statistic poll amongst users of Brushes towards the subject ‘What does smartphone offer to artistic expression?’ Here are the three of many charts that struck me the most:



Mayu writes: “The final question provided results, which illustrate how much they enjoy this application, as 77% users answered that it had changed the way in which they work. The popular answers comprised, ‘more regular painting’, ‘capability of complex work with natural texture’, and one of them mentioned that painting was isolation before, but now it allows networking with other users on the Internet.”


Nuff said. Keep on fingerpainting, keep changing things.
A big thanks you to Mayu for sharing this: for everyone who’s interested in the full scope of the results, please checkout Mayu’s blog.

2 Responses to “A scientific thesis about iPhone Art and fingerpainting”

  • Susan Murtaugh Says:

    This is a very interesting piece of information. Thanks for posting I will incorporate into my fingerpainting discussion next Monday with the Art Beet Group.

  • Michael Ives Says:

    After years of painting with a conventional brush on canvas and developing a style and procedure, I’m pleasantly surprised to be learning again about how to create using the ‘Brushes’ app. For my money, there’s nothing better than to begin something absolutely new and feeling awkward and bad at it for awhile, then getting the hang of it and eventually be able to express yourself with solid work. More fun than fun!
    Thanks for this article.

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