iPad art: Monkey Sports Car by lynda.com co-founder Bruce Heavin

Published by | Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Long before he was our cofounder and Chief Creative Officer, Bruce Heavin was an acclaimed painter and illustrator. With his busy schedule, he’s found the iPad to be an ideal companion to be able to conveniently create on the fly, using his finger to paint in his trademark style. Thanks to the Brushes Viewer application, we’re able to share both the end result and show recordings of Bruce’s progress so that you watch how he put each together. Here’s the first, Monkey Sports Car.

Monkey Sports Car - Bruce Heavin  All Rights Reserved

Monkey Sports Car – © Bruce Heavin 2010 All Rights Reserved

If you’re new to the iPad as a creative tool, check out iPad Tips and Tricks with Christopher Breen to learn the basics of using the iPad, including using gestures and syncing and moving documents. Brushes Viewer is a free Mac OS X application used to record each of your brush strokes for replaying and exporting paintings as QuickTime movies. If you have videos posted showing your creations, please share the link with us in comments, below.

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9 Responses to “iPad art: Monkey Sports Car by lynda.com co-founder Bruce Heavin”

  1. Dora says:

    This looks really cool!

  2. Henrik says:

    Haha, really great! :D

  3. Ivan says:

    Ah, the old one-eyed monkey, driving a sports car illustration!


    What was your inspiration for this?

  4. Overton Loyd says:

    Awesome painting Bruce!
    I met you and Lynda ages ago. Glad to see you’re still pushing the cutting edge of art and technology.
    Hope all is well.


  5. Jessica says:

    This is adorable!

  6. Eric says:

    Bruce, we are a bit obsessed with monkeys. So much so that we just started a monkey business! I am going to link to your amazing video on our blog and Twitter page! Keep up the great work!

    Eric P.
    Mail a Monkey
    Make People Happy

  7. jonathan says:

    If you like this, you should try the odosketch website:


    You can draw or see how other poeople draw there pics.
    I think it’s a cool way to express yourself ;)

  8. Sylvia says:

    This is fantastic! It makes me want an iPad. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Terry says:

    Back to the Future. As a digital artist since 1980s, this is all amusing, ironic? to me. We had paint programs “back in the day” (as my college students are fond of saying) that let us make simple paintings, and record each brush stroke for playback or for archiving our process. I guess that, over the years, the software, and our digital painting skills, developed such complexity that recording the process of creating a digital painting became so large and unwieldy that we just stopped doing that. Seems as new technologies are born they will continue to evolve through the same processes as old ones did. Its interesting to me to suddenly be aware, and a part of, the history of this brand new art form.

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