Eiffel Tower – ipad sketch

Eiffel Tower iPad Sketch by Nicole Barker

Eiffel Tower iPad Sketch by Nicole Barker

While I was traveling last year I visited Paris, and the thing that influenced me the most was the Eiffel Tower. In an effort to sketch more in my life, I decided this was the perfect subject matter.
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Star Wars, Ralph McQuarrie Remembered

Original Star Wars concept artist, Ralph McQuarrie, was a visionary and inspired many.

When I was very young, my mother introduced me to the star wars phenomenon, and all its ground breaking work in the film industry. I feel so many great creatives and amazing film making techniques came out of the trilogy (I’m only counting the first three movies that came out). All three of those movies go down in history as some of the best movies ever made, some even broached the top ten list of the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies which is determined by the American Film Institute. Obviously there are many amazing movies on that list, but these three were groundbreaking in their own way. They had scours of talented artists, musicians, editors, etc pour their heart and soul into them.

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Eye – ipad sketch

Eye - ipad sketch by Nicole Barker

Eye - ipad sketch by Nicole Barker

This is the first sketch I ever created on my iPad. I was using the sketchbook pro iPad app and my new pogo stylus. After testing out the way the iPad app registered my brush-strokes, I would highly recommend the sketchbook Pro app, but found the pogo stylus to be inaccurate and cumbersome. It never seemed to paint where I wanted it to on the tablet. Later, I started using the soft-touch stylus and found drawing and painting much easier. Unlike the pogo stylus, it provides much-needed resistance against the tablet’s surface. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is frustrated using their finger or another stylus to paint on their iPad.
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