Tablet Art – A New Toy

My wife, June, bought me a tablet for my recent birthday (a small computer not an Aspirin!). We went for a seven inch as I considered (perhaps wrongly) portability preferable to a larger screen.  Using the tablet as a creative tool involves an exceptionally steep learning curve – small screen, big fingers for example – but I am now beginning to use the idiosyncrasies and limitations of the medium as an integral part of the creative process.

I usually put visual art works on my sister blog (Ionist Art Blog: – this blog presents my work and the work of friends and colleagues) but I thought I would include a short developmental series here – mainly because I want to put other, more substantial, works on the other blog.

This is also my first post from a tablet!

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About Gerald Shepherd

Gerald Shepherd is a painter, graphic artist, sculptor, digital/multimedia artist, photographer, writer, curator and arts administrator. He has also been involved with science art, performance art, conceptual art, installations and environments (as well as peripheral creative pursuits such as garden design).
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4 Responses to Tablet Art – A New Toy

    • Yes! This was done with my finger, although I have just got myself a stylus. Not exactly high art though! – however it does have potential, If digital drawing was the sole reason for getting one I would now go for the larger size.

      • Awww…wish I had a stylus. And wow, your finger! that’s too neat (cool). I heard the larger screens work better for digital drawing. But hey, having one period is just pretty cool. Have fun drawing & painting away in the digital world! 😉 Keep us up to date on what you’ve been up to lately. I always enjoy reading your new posts.

      • Thank you very much. I appreciate it!

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