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iPod fingerpainting


... that's right, there's an app for that.

I can't remember the last time I did something productive on a lunch break at work. Honestly, most of my time is spent trying my best to tune out the moronic small talk, venting, and blatantly lying to people you'll see outside of work that goes on during a typical lunch.

Anyway, I found an app called "sketchbook mobile". I painted this during my hour lunch using the airbrush tool and multi-layer function.

One thing I will say is as much as I like the fingerpainting feel I get from using it, I'd LOVE to have a stylus... especially when trying to make long straight lines that don't get all "richter scale" with slower strokes. Aside from that, it's functions are quite useful once you get the whole separate layers thing down. The interface for opacity and brush size is directly in the middle of the brush wheel, making it easy to adjust the specs of the brush on the fly. Depending on what your using it on, whether it be pad, pod, or phone; the amount of layers you can use differs. Only the newest gens are able to use 6 layers. Everyone else with the old news iPod/Phone will be somewhat limited to 3. Even with this restriction you can save any progress as separate layers or merge upon completion. You can also avoid a costly mistake by saving variations using the "save as copy" option. One of the paid version's biggest perks is that the brushes can be edited with limited gestures as well.

so does anyone else use this program, and if so can offer any tips?
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About youngskeletorone of us since 5:55 PM on 10.11.2009

Favorite Stuff.

Just off the top of my head, I'd have to say that Kelly Jones is my favorite comic book artist. I admire that while a lot of the positioning and bravado posing he used for batman was a little over the top, the attributes he embellished made the dark knight seem all the more surreal and supernatural... and criminals are a cowardly, superstitious lot. Next to him, Alex Ross and Dave McKean for their respective unique styles and medium defining publications... and how can I forget good ol' Ben Templesmith. How I love curly vampire tongues...

My favorite bands again, off the top of my head, would be Kylesa, Joy Division, The Cramps, and Cough. Bands that exude a quality completely of their own design while also standing on the shoulders of giants. Do you know where the horizon unfolds? Where new dawn fades? What lies behind the green door?... and I can't come up with an elusive quote/nod at cough but I assure you that if you like the idea of a recording of nirvana playing black sabbath covers played at half speed in hell, you'll like cough.

Oh yeah, and Neurosis. All hail Neurosis, for without their work, there would be no Baroness. I could go on forever about music, but I digress...

My favorite television shows almost unanimously reside on Adult Swim. I find a milkshake, a box of fries, a meatball, and a decadent sexually depraved Jersey man more realistically sound than a bunch of sad bar-hopping gel headed fucks who whore themselves out to the MTV machine. I lived in Alabama for 2 years, and can testify that Squidbillies is a reality. Venture Brothers is the best show ever. Alas, I feel none of the current shows would be where they are were it not for the likes of Harvey Birdman... RIP. Screw you for leaving Steven Colbert.

As of right now my favorite games are as follows. Earthbound. Demon's Souls. Bioshock. Zelda: A link to the Past, Deadspace, Fallout 3, Super Mario 3, and Tales of Phantasia... but I play "blops" 7/10 of the time i'm playing video games out of sheer masochism.

I don't give a shit about politics or religion because they are both gears among many others within a huge life extinguishing machine used for control, oppression, and theft. I'm far too small and anonymous to ever be more than a fly on the windshield of the self-destructive freight train of man. instead of bracing my footing to await the great wave of inevitable doom to wash over us all, I'll just kick back and read comics and play guitar until it ends.

Right now I'm re-reading my 30 Days of Night collection. Please excuse me while I get back to that.
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