When artist David Hockney first got an iPhone about two years ago, he immediately realized it was a new medium for creativity. “Incredible little thing, really, because it was like a sketchbook and a paintbox all in one,” he said. Better, even: “No cleaning up. No mess.” That’s because he’s painting with an app called Brushes – a small virtual paintbox on the phone’s screen, into which Hockney dips a finger – or 10 – and makes pictures. Then he moved on to the iPad. At a gallery in Paris, a riot of non-paint paintings on luminous digital screens. One wall at the gallery is hung with 20 iPhones; a second wall carries 20 iPads.
(thanks to Joe Sterling!)
Get lost in this Flickr set by Doodlers Anonymous: http://www.flickr.com/groups/945393@N23/Better yet, during the holidays, pick up any old drawing tool + pad of paper (or iPad) and let your mind wonder while your hand creates!
Photographer François Robert, who is probably best known for his faces series, has created an amazing, disturbing series of images against violence using bones from a real human skeleton.