With just a limited and select Sketchbook Pro pencil case, drawings were developed in the iPad and built up in layers. Photographic elements taken direct from the iPad were incorporated too, via Photoshop Express, and even used to create a blind emboss surface.
Everyone was amazed to see the journey their drawings took from tablet to a diverse range of multi-plate prints.
In this fast paced technological world it is easy to think a portable device like a iPad is only good for making quick sketches or doodles but everyone had the chance to take their time and make not only a drawing, but a good drawing. Of course there are the added benefits of the back button and opacity gauges that your standard paper sketchbook does not have, alongside the slightly more challenging features of drawing delay and file transfers!
This course helped to connect the creative dots of technology and hands on, fine art methods. We hope this will inspire people to push their image making forward using the iPad, and be able to take their digital drawings to a physical level that incorporates a greater sensitivity of mark, surface and colour through intaglio printmaking.
See some of Meryl Setchell Ainslie’s iPad to Intaglio prints and Silver Anthology at Rabley as part of Marlborough Open Studios – STUDIO 27.
**LAST OPEN WEEKEND 19th/20th July 11-5pm**
We will be releasing our course programme for next year in the Autumn.
Contact Meryl or Amy-Jane if you would like information about future courses:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01672 511999