Sep 26 2011

MobileArtCon 2: “on the move” in New York City

Benjamin Rabe

MobileArtCon 2

iAMDA‘s second annual conference is about to take place the weekend of Sept 30-Oct 2 at the ITP in New York. Featuring sessions with artists Luis Peso, David Kassan, John Bavaro or the mighty collaborators Fabric Lenny and Jonathan Grauel, it looks like a really great line-up of workshops.
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May 25 2011

Call for artists: It’s breakfast time

Benjamin Rabe

From our good friend Fabric Lenny:

An open call for digital breakfast related artwork: Please send your images to by 20.6.2001. This is a cafe based exhibition which will run alongside a series of artist residencies in Armley, Leeds, as part of the ilovewestleeds festival. Approximately 30 works will be selected, framed and displayed. The images will also be displayed in an online gallery during the festival. Good Luck! We look forward to receiving your entries. Flyer image courtesy of Jason Wilshire-Mills.

May 11 2011

The Digital Canvas: Mobile Digital Art in San Francisco

Benjamin Rabe

Curated by truly ours, Susan Murtaugh:

Last Thursday, March 5, 2011, the Autodesk Gallery hosted a private recpetion for the Digital Canvas exhibition. With over 100 guests, including contributing artists, guests and local media, the exhibit was unveiled in a highly intimate and social setting.

Looks like a great reception.

May 2 2011

Upcoming book: “New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo”

Benjamin Rabe

According to this listing on amazon, Jorge Colombo’s fantastic New York paintings get published as a hardcover book. And with a preface of one of my favorite illustrators, Christoph Niemann. Pre-ordered!

Apr 13 2011

How Do You Feel (about art)?

Benjamin Rabe

Fun little video by two people who:

“asked new yorkers a simple question and were rewarded with a rich variety of answers.”

How Do You Feel (About Art)? Extended Version from svanes on Vimeo.

(via Nerdcore)

Apr 11 2011

First look at Adobe Eazel for Photoshop

Benjamin Rabe

Like we mentioned earlier, Adobe has just announced an update of Photoshop CS5 along with three iPad companion apps. One of those apps might be of particular interest for fingerpainters: Adobe Eazel. If you expected a photoshop-like paint experience in Adobes next iOS based painting app, be prepared to be surprised.

The interface that isn’t there

When you open up Eazel for the first time a short intro video shows up to introduce you to the interface. Which might be well needed, because Eazel doesn’t come with your well-known toolbars, popup menus and all. Instead it features two UI modes called up by a 5-finger-tap: the persistant and the ephemeral mode.

In the maybe more familiar persistent mode, you get 5 buttons to change size, color, opacity, to get to the settings and to undo/redo/clear. The buttons sit centered in the middle of the screen and get dismissed once you tap on the background.

The ephemeral mode in Eazel

The ephemeral mode in Eazel

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Mar 23 2011

Reading suggestion: iPad Creative Blog

Benjamin Rabe

I don’t think there are that many good sources out there that deal with creativity on mobile devices, but iPad Creative is definitely one exception.

If you wanna look beyond painting and are curious about, let’s say, augmented reality, motion hologram effect 3D adventure books, or retro style radio apps, iPad Creative is surely worth a visit. Great blog.

Mar 23 2011

Matthew Watkins on Fingerpainting for the 21st Century

Benjamin Rabe

“The more things become technological, the more they are becoming manual”

Great Piece about our Matthew Watkins and all things fingerpainting over on Escape into Life.

Mar 13 2011

Autodesk calls out for submissions

Benjamin Rabe

Autodesk is planning a public exibition showcasing art made with any flavor of SketchBook, including iPad and iPhone versions. From their blog:

We are looking for all types of artwork and illustrations from any of the SketchBook products and platforms!

Email us your sample images by attachment or web links at by Thursday, March 24th, by 5PM PST.

It’s a curated show, place and time has yet to be announced. For more info check their post.

Mar 10 2011

Main St. Usa, by Matthew Watkins

Benjamin Rabe

Main St. Usa

Fantastic use of ArtRage.