Interview with Artist Jorge Colombo

Magazine: The New Yorker's cover was painted with Brushes

Magazine: The New Yorker's cover was painted with Brushes

Not everything at the App Store is a game – the market may be overwhelmingly action-oriented, but there are those who carve  unique niches using the iPhone’s hardware to create new markets. Steve Sprang, author of Brushes, is one those. He commandeered the iPhone’s touch screen to create what artist Jorge Colombo has proven with his unique iPhone paintings to be a perfectly functional and portable canvass. Mr. Colombo’s iSketch series is painted on-location around New York and is gaining momentum as both a newly recognised sub-genre of painting and as an innovative use of technology in art. He was kind enough to answer a few of my questions and supply insight into both the static and dynamic nature of art ad the artist.

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Brushes again in the News – Its Business Time!

Magazine: The New Yorker's cover was painted with Brushes

Magazine: The New Yorker's cover was painted with Brushes

Brushes, an excellent painting app reviewed a couple of weeks ago here at TMA is on a roll. Not content with a simple The New Yorker cover credited to its portfolio, Brushes has made news today in Businessweek as evidence that there is a Mobile App ‘landrush’. Quite true. Be it Apple, RIM or Windows Mobile, the medium of the wireless download has found a new and lucrative anchor in mobile users.

Steve Sprang, Brushes, 3.99$, 1.1 MB
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Brushes’ App Spotlight in the New Yorker – Artist Jorge Colombo is also a PR Genius

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Brushes, by Steve Sprang is no slouch when it comes to digital pixel art. I reviewed it and loved it – in fact, Grabbed it; but imagine if, instead of the zombie-head drawn by yours truly, a masterpiece could have been brushed? Artist Jorge Colombo has done just that. Hitherto, painting iPhone painting apps have been simple doodlers for the bored. Brushes, which will surely inspire imitators from around the web, is a masterpiece itself; it is the raw material for artists in a new age.

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Brushes in Review – Dali Finger to the Rescue

We gots an artist in the house!

We gots an artist in the house!

In the strain of all great artists, I subjected myself to self torture and then re-created shigzeo as only I know him (me). Brushes, by Steve Sprang is that method and the outcome is the Monet/Van Gogh you see above.

I did not use the 3x ‘how to draw a face’ tutorial that can be seen after the jump (didn’t need it), nor did I apply learning that I received from school or study. Simply, I let the artist within me flow to the nearly excellent canvass that is my iPod Touch.

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