Jan 4 2010

the summoning: opening up our directory of fingerpainters[UPDATE]

Benjamin Rabe

(Please use also our form now to submit)

The King of Hearts

[Update: the first version of the directory is online now.]

When we started this blog there was only a rather small group of fingerpainters and that’s why at some point we closed our listing. Now things moved on and there’s quite a big group of artists out there using their iPhones/iPod touchs to create art. We think, there should be one site aggregating all you great fingerpainters out there to date.

So today fingerpainted.it opens up it listing to create a broad directory of fingerpainters around the world.

Now, are you a fingerpainter? Wanna get listed?

  • Do you use your iPhone or iPod and your finger (stylus is fine, too 🙂 )  to create art?
  • Do you have an online portfolio we can link to?
  • Did you create 20+ paintings in the last 6 months? (there’s a horde of bureaucratic bunnies waiting, validating fingerpainterness for this point)

If it’s a yes! yes! yes! you can either

  • register on this site and leave a comment including name, links, the optional credo (if you want) and style/favorite subject if possible
  • or send me a mail with the same info
  • instead please use our form now to submit

The style comes into play if we decide to list rather by painting style than by A-Z. What would you think works best? Any Ideas should be left in the comments, too.

The submission period ends Jan 31 2010.


Nov 16 2009

iPhone ping pong paintings – the movie

Benjamin Rabe

Remember that chat between Matthew Watkins and me?

Well, here’s the movie:

iPhone mash – a ping pong painting from Benjamin Rabe on Vimeo.


Oct 23 2009

First&Faves: another user generated gallery of iPhone art

Benjamin Rabe

In the aftermath of the art-mobile incident, Mia Robinson is the next to showcases fingerpaintings…

(…)including the first piece this artist created that ever inspired me (and caused me to be a dedicated follower/supporter of their work.) (…)The 2nd image by the artist is my all time favorite piece by them(…)

Not only did she select, but also annotated every piece with a personal view:

Self-portrait

Self portrait, by Blu.Yanaka

“Blu’s work is VERY introspective. He is known for his surrealistic self portraits(…)”

First&Faves is a growing gallery on flickr.


Oct 19 2009

The answer: Patricio Villarroel curates his own galleries of iphone fingerpaintings

Benjamin Rabe

Remember the reality crash fingerpainters had with real-world galleries? Patrico Villarroel, one of the very first and most prolific iPhone artists out there in the wild, answered in his own way: he started to curate his own galleries of single fingerpainters on flickr.

abstraction #1038

abstraction #1038, by Patricio Villarroel


Oct 11 2009

Fingerpaint THIS!

Benjamin Rabe

New assignment group on flickr: fingerpaint THIS! picks a new photo every week…

NĂ©nuphar

NĂ©nuphar by ansrun

…and sends you off to do your own interpretation on it.

Week 1: Nenuphar by Anserun

by Sandy Schmidt

week 1: anserun (2)

by PVB

Week 1: Anserun

by hgberk

Sandy Schmidt is your host over at flickr.


Oct 3 2009

iPhone art by assignments

Benjamin Rabe

One of the most interesting places on flickr ist the Painting a Week on an Assigned Subject group, initiated and moderated by Sandy Schmidt. Every week you get a new assignment, either subject, or in-the-style-of some-great-artist.

It’s week 31 one now and that indicates the huge reservoir of fine fingerpaintings to find. Subjects include things like crisp, Iranian election, Michael Jackson, distance; artists to resemble are Bacon, Goya, Hambling or Basquiat to mention some.

This weeks set is Medical Condition / Dorothea Tanning.

by Mike Miller

by Mike Miller

by Hotel Midnight

by Hotel Midnight


Jul 30 2009

iGraffiti – digital graffiti using your iPhone’s camera and some imagination

Benjamin Rabe
iGraffiti blank, by Luis Peso

iGraffiti blank, by Luis Peso

“Because no one has to suffer that I LOVE to paint” says Luis Peso …

iGraffiti, by Luis Peso

iGraffiti, by Luis Peso

…and so he comes up with this idea: whenever you walk past a place in your hometwon that lacks some decent graffiti, take a pic, do the work and share it with others.
And then let others do some graffiti in your hometown, too 🙂 I just loved the idea and jumped right in.

iGraffiti, by Benjamin Rabe

iGraffiti, by Benjamin Rabe

So everybody, share your hometown and have it painted all over 🙂

[Update] Some more:

Pulpo granaino, by LaLegraNegra

Pulpo granaino, by LaLegraNegra

iGraffiti, by Kevin Barba

iGraffiti, by Kevin Barba


Jun 10 2009

TapTapTennis: telling a story on the iPhone

Benjamin Rabe

Collaborative work has always been a main force for creativity and especially on the web stuff like cut&paste or, my personal favorite, coudals LayerTennis (do watch this!) is really inspiring.

And when it comes to fingerpainting, next to the fact of portability of the tool, the main reason why everybody seems to enjoy the whole thing is sharing and working together.

So that’s why Matthew and I started our own little game of fingertennis:

Grab it, mash it!

Grab it, mash it!

A rather soft service by me. Matthew shot a mighty return:

no.2

no.2

Drove me into the corner so I had to give up colors:

no.3

no.3

A surprising volley to the right side of the field was the answer.

no.4

no.4

I jumped and smashed back.

no.5

no.5

I thought I had him, but this one caught me unexpected:

no.6

no.6

My last chance was a stopping ball.

no.7

no.7

But not with Matthew!

no.8

no.8

Another stop rendered the referee unconscious.

no.9

no.9

We called it a draw.

Only to regain mental sanity, all of above went into a comic page at last.

the final

the final


Jun 9 2009

Collaborative Patchwork: the one with the red line

Benjamin Rabe

Doing things together is often more fun, and that’s why Sandy started the patchwork-project on flickr: within an infinite grid you claim your spot and start painting:

init

init

Over the time more and more people jumped in and created a fabulous set of characters:

The characters

The characters

Check out the actual state on flickr.


Jun 5 2009

Collaborative Painting: A hellish return

Benjamin Rabe

One of the greatest things in fingerpainting is that it stimulates collaborative work. So, the other week when I came up with this dreamy painting of good ol’ brushbunny,

Cloudhugging

Cloudhugging

Kevin replied in his own way. Nifty.

what goes up must come down

what goes up must come down