A bigger drawing. A short video clip of an iPad drawing made on three iPad canvases
“Making bigger digital drawings. Drawing pictures using multiple iPad canvases
I’ve been experimenting with drawing pictures across multiple iPad canvases. This is one of my first using a triple iPad canvas.
I’ve got Mr Hockney to thank for this idea of making bigger drawings using several smaller canvases. I believe Hockney wanted to capture the scale and grandeur of nature in his pictures but also needed his canvas to be manageable. Pictures had to fit through his home hallways on route to his home studio in the attic and so the idea of using multiple canvases to create one large canvas was conceived.
I first tried this multi-iPad-canvas idea in July 2012 but looking at the results I came to the conclusion that I’d not had enough drawing experience on the iPad. I’ve now been drawing my local landscape exclusively on iPad for almost three years. This picture was made in late 2013 and I’ve since made others. This drawing (and the video recording of the drawing) was first shown at special events in January and July 2014 at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London. Some more big drawings to follow!”
Detail, Morning mist, Reigate Priory Park, Surrey, England. iPad drawing on three iPad canvases, Autumn 2013.
Morning Mist, Reigate Priory Park, Surrey, England. iPad drawing on three iPad canvases, Autumn 2013.
Learning to draw across canvases. Above is a sketch made across two iPad canvases.