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.


4 responses to “Neo Retro

  1. Have you seen the New Yorker cover that was made entirely using this application! It’s incredible! Goes to show it’s not the application, but the creativity. I might need to get this now… hmm

  2. well, i was going to mention the new yorker but…

    i like the drawings. look like good tattoos to me

  3. if you click the “much touted” hyper link, you’ll see the new yorker plug.

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