June 03, 2009

Painting on the iphone

After reading that the cover of the most recent cover of the "New Yorker" was painted on an iphone with an $5 application called "Brushes", I decided to purchase it and see what all of the fuss was about. After playing around a bit, I can truly say that the program is a lot of fun to use and even though the tools are simple, it is very usable. Below is my first doodle done with "Brushes" (reduced for web). Even though the image was painted on an iphone, the final resolution is actually a respectable 2880 x 1920, which works out to 9.6" x 6.4" at 300dpi. One novel inclusion is the ability to play back your brush strokes to show your painting process - I have done that for this doodle and placed the movie here. More information about "Brushes" can be found here.

Fishy iphone doodle