Daily Archives: December 4, 2009

Neo Retro

Last month, out of curiosity, I bought the much touted brushes application for my iPod Touch (if only it was an iPhone). I must admit that I had buyers remorse almost as soon as I paid the $5 to download it from the iTunes store.

I could say that I changed my mind once I started playing around with it, but that would be a lie. Call me a luddite, but I prefer the immediacy of hold a pen or pencil to finger painting on a 3.5″ screen. Regardless, I found myself toying around with it on a flight last week. I won’t say that I finally saw the light, but I can see part of the appeal.

Due to the limitations of the interface, as well as my rusty drawing skills, I treated the ‘drawings’ as monoprints. A medium that I loved when I was in high school. Perhaps that’s the reason why the images that I’ve created so far, could easily be mistaken with the ones I made back then.


Probably the most interesting thing about the application is the video feature, which can be seen for the drawings above here and here.