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The Missing Link between Man and Jellyfish.

I was complimented by an attractive barmaid the other day who asked to see more of my iPad work (before getting told off for spending too much time talking to me).

… and it wasn’t a dream, honest. Anyhow as I walked off, saying that the next time she was in we could talk apps (oh I’m so smooth) she said ‘I wish I was as creative as you…’

The thing is I don’t always think I’m creative… Sometimes I just doodle. Certainly something I try to teach the kids in my classes – that sometimes art is about doing, rather than thinking and trying, desperately at times, to search for the muse.

Today, for example, I was out shopping with daughter with the intention of having lunch. She was a couple of minutes delayed getting to me so, as there was a Solutions Inc store next to the burger bar we were going to eat at I thought I’d pop in and have a quick draw.

Five minutes later she’d turned up and I’d drawn this:

…but was it creative? I just drew a line on the screen and it looked like a skull with Jellyfish tentacles… Which was fine but Penultimate is an app which doesn’t necessarily help with that having a very limited colour set. But I struggled on and this is what came out…





Regardless. Latest on the list of pictures I’ve drawn on borrowed screens from nearby shops.

I’d say more. Other pics and vids and stuff to go up soon but Eurovision is about to start so it’s time for screens to be swapped as I want to draw the singers as they happen like I did last year…

Strange and random scribblings.

Wuf the dog on Nintendo 3DS XL using Art Academy software:

Art Academy is phenominally powerful for a cheap cart on what is perceived as a toy device. Obviously it’s not as full on as, say, Fresh Paint on Surface or ArtRage on iPad/iPhone/Desktop but for what it is and does I’ve got a lot of love for AA. Well worth a play if you’re so inclined. The Wii U version is also very good.

Also today: sat down for a short break in the newly opened Five Guys, Guildford. Once burger was eaten sat, drank Diet Coke and still Fanta and drew this on my phone:

Even remembered to click on the process video button 🙂


…which won’t embed. Grr.

Also also:

A friend (hi Matt) asked me to test out my Jot Script on an iPad mini retina as it’s a screen that doesn’t necessarily like to play with styli as much as its bigger brother (nor the Hudl, Galaxy or other devices. It’s a very odd thing).

Anyhow worked like a dream, as did the Nomad play and Stylus Sock which I also had in my pocket. Hurrah. Only had five mins so was a turbo scribble but no problems noted in that time.

Drawn in the Guildford Solutions Inc, which is handy as it was next door to Five Guys 🙂