One of the most popular subjects in painting and photography is the portrait. For centuries, masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and De Vinci have explored the art of capturing a person's likeness and character with paint on a canvas. Today, artists—with the help of technology—are redefining what a canvas can be by painting portraits on mobile digital tablets such as the iPad.
To show how this can be done, let's take a look at the process of producing a portrait, using your finger as a brush and your iPad as a canvas. The entire portrait was drawn using the Brushes app.
[Kyle Lambert is a UK-based visual artist specializing in painting, illustration, and 3D animation.]