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Drawing on the iPad

Tutor: Julian Vilarrubi
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date: Sundays 22 & 29 October 2017

Suitable for all levels of experience.

This course will demonstrate the ease, versatility and immediacy of the iPad as a drawing and painting tool exploring the possibilities of digital painting. It will explain and show you the advantages of working with the tablet and introduce a number of apps and a range of styluses. Using the Procreate app in particular we will work through the options available and build a knowledge of approaches. You will learn about the canvas options, brushes and drawing tools, customizing, importing images, using layers to build up your drawing, the colour picker, saving and organizing your files, playback and exporting.

The iPad is such a convenient, portable and immediate tool it encourages us to work in the moment from life and the drawings we make will be from direct observation from studio based set-ups and the urban landscape. We shall be focusing on the elements and principles of picture making in order to put the iPad through its paces and discover solutions to the inevitable visual challenges we will encounter.

NB: Please bring your iPad

All iPad paintings are by Julian Vilarrubi.

About the Tutor

Julian Vilarrubi studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools, London where he won the Richard Ford Award for travel in Spain. He has made landscape paintings based on travels throughout Europe and Russia. He works en plein air as well as in the studio and drawing underpins all his work. In the last four years he has been focusing on working from the figure using an iPad and he considers this approach to be as valid as any traditional method. For him the iPad offers a whole range of exciting possibilities for the artist. He lives in Brighton where he works in his studio, undertakes commissions and teaches drawing and painting.