by Yody Castro
“There are just a bunch of common customs between the people all over the World,” a teacher of mine used to say.
True or false, I can recognize two of them clearly: People sitting in public places just to have a good time with loved ones, mates or pets, and people trying to portrait them, to make sketches about everyday life. Back in the day, analog cameras, pencils, oils, inks or all sorts of papers used to be the best option to acomplish that. Nowadays things look like they have changed a lot. Since the smart-phones, tablets and stylus got popular in a commercial scenario, people started to use them to replace their traditional drawing tools.
The advantage relies on three simple reasons: first of all, you can find together the whole package of drawing and painting tools in an electronic version, all in the same software application. Second, the possilibity of mixing lots of resources – such as photos, text, textures, painting effects, etc… Last, but not least, you can share your art immediately with a simple sequence of clicks, supported on the power of not a few social networks.
Years ago, I got tired of using traditional painting tools. Everything was a mess on my desktop. When I bought my first Pen Tablet, I didn’t want to use any other tool any more, unless it was strictly necessary. Currently, I work with my fingers or with a stylus directly on my iPhone’s screen. Times have changed quickly. I never even imagined “modern” devices like these would exist when I was a kid, while drawing with a regular pencil 30 years ago.
In conclusion, I’ve got to say I’m absolutely impressed with recent tools and psyched about upcoming ones. Let’s see which one is going to be the next step. Meanwhile I invite you guys to have a look on the images that illustrate my post which were made on iPhone by me in the past weeks.
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