iPad art: ‘New Friends’ by lynda.com co-founder Bruce Heavin

Published by | Thursday, October 14th, 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 third, New Friends.

New Friends – © 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. And check out a couple of Bruce’s previous iPad creations, Monkey Sports Car and Sad Robot.

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2 Responses to “iPad art: ‘New Friends’ by lynda.com co-founder Bruce Heavin”

  1. Chris says:

    I love the idea of creating art on the iPad, but isn’t the resolution insufficient for output suitable for printing? Say I wanted a quality poster-sized print of Bruce’s “New Friends.” Not possible, right?

  2. Actually Chris, the beauty of the Brushes app is that it is vector based, and it records every stroke as an action. You can then play back that action within the free desktop version of the app and have it render out at resolution high enough for decent size print output. You can download the free Brushes Viewer app here: http://www.brushesapp.com/viewer/

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