I have been thoroughly enjoying drawing on the iPad. I have many applications to do so. My favorite one is Brushes, because it has a special feature called the Playback. Now, what the Playback allows you to do is play the drawing back from start to finish. I find it fascinating to see the work in process. I love how it evolves and a great reminder of what you may unconsciously have drawn. I also, love for others to see the work in action and have found that it is a great way to have viewers become involved and participate in your work.
My quandary though was how do I enable a bigger audience to see the Playback, without showing them directly on the iPad. Well, I am going to share the secret. It took me two weeks to figure this out. Granted I am not tech savvy, but for some reason no one knew how to do this and the information that I did get wasn’t very clear. After, many tries I figured out how to take the playback from the Brushes Application for iPad record it and also send it to my favorite Social Media.
Here are the step-by- step instructions.
1. Download the Brushes Viewer from this site http://brushesapp.com/viewer/
2. From your iPad Brushes Gallery, mail the image to your computer; hit mail actions (this is important because it’s not just the image you need, but the entire drawing in action). It will send a file to your email.
3. Open up Brushes Viewer Download.
4. Download file of image action to computer.
5. You will see recording, set the speed of which you want the playback to be, include name, file in pictures and hit export to you picture file.
6. Go to finder, to locate exported movie, open it.
7. At the bottom of the picture, you will see and arrow, click where you want to send it. It includes, iTunes, MobileMe Gallery, YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, Facebook and Mail.
I like to send mine to YouTube, for easy access to Twitter and other Social Media. When sending to YouTube, fill out forms and Meta keywords and make sure access for personal only is unchecked if you want public viewing.
I hope this helps. Here are a few of my playbacks recorded.
All images and videos are © Janet Vanderhoof
First Posted October 23rd at janetvanderhoof.com
Janet Vanderhoof Artist Bio
Janet Vanderhoof, a military brat, by her own definition, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in l951. She currently resides in rural Northern California, surrounding herself with nature and her inspiration for landscape painting.
It wasn’t until her youngest was born with Down’s syndrome that she began to reexamine her life and begin exploring a long-dormant desire to study art. “Finally, at 38, I decided to follow my bliss.” Janet went on to earn a B.A. from San Jose State University. She continues her education in fine art through additional college classes, seminars and private lessons.
Vanderhoof is a Colorist and Regionalist, influenced by the Fauves, the German Expressionists and the School of Color and Light, introduced by Hawthorne and Henry Henche, an approach originated by Monet. She likes to call her work “Modern Impressionism.” Her oil and acrylic paintings are dramatic, with attention to composition, color and light, showing large flat planes of color, offset by areas of bold expressionistic strokes. She enjoys using rich neutrals to counter balance the use of pure bright color. “My first love is color; it is the emotional force behind all my paintings.” I love to paint figures and landscapes, capturing moments and memories.
Her digital work has brought another dimension to her creativity. This is where Janet captures the whimsical, channeling personality and figures from another world. Although, it is a completely different style, it does capture her love of design, color and composition.
Janet Vanderhoof is an award-winning artist. Artaissance, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, now publishes her giclees. She has been shown by numerous galleries, but now has her studio in Morgan Hill, CA. You may visit her studio by appointment for originals, prints and commissions.
Blog / Website: http://www.janetvanderhoof.com