Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sketch Club App

Yesterday, I was browsing through some of the photos in the Flickr group for the Sketchbook Challenge. I saw some photos by one of the group's participants that sort of blew me away.  They were created digitally. I clicked on over to the artist's blog and spent some time looking through the blog posts. The digitally created art, according to the artist, was created on an iPad using an app named Sketch Club. I was so intrigued I had to go look up the app right away.

Well I decided for the small price tag the app had on it that I'd give it a chance. After I had it loaded to my iPad I started exploring and playing. At first I wondered how in the world that artist created such art work with this silly app. But the more I looked through the app and started discovering what it has to offer, WOW, I was so impressed. The app is very complex and offers so much for what the initial cost is.

Here is one of the pieces I created in the app.

While it's not a masterpiece, I love the possibilities this app has. One feature it has is that you can create your work in layers, much like Photoshop, if you're familiar with that. And you can turn the layers on and off.  Another thing I found very cool, is I can upload an image or photo of something I've done previously and create from that as a base.

Check out the Sketch Club web site (link above). You'll see all kinds of amazing art. Some artists have even created tutorials on how they did their art work. See the tutorial link at the bottom of the web page.  Have fun!


  1. Great work. I've been looking for something like that. Added it last night. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow. Neat app. Good thing I don't have an iPad 'cause this looks like another distraction that would keep me from my fibre art! LOL

  3. Looks like a great app -- now I just need the iPad . . . This piece looks like you did it the old-fashioned way, and it truly has your mark on it.


  4. I like your i-pad art. I am so attached to mine and keep looking for artists who are also using the apps for painting and drawing.
    I use the 'Brushes' app (the one David Hockney used), and the way it works seems to suit my mind, and this also uses layers.
    I've not heard of Sketch Club, but will try that out. I also like to combine the 'Brushes' paintings with Photoshop and other apps - Snapseed and Photogene are my current favourites.
    Without wishing to be 'pushy', my current blogpost is about my latest electronic painting.
    So glad I found your blog.


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