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How One Man Aims To Illustrate the Olympics Using Just His iPad

How One Man Aims To Illustrate the Olympics Using Just His iPad

The iPad has become a great tool for artists and illustrators, giving them the ability to work wherever they are without the need for watercolors and paper, which can often take up a lot of space – something which British artist Tim Vyner is incredibly grateful for. Vyner is known for his illustrations of the Olympics, something which he did with watercolors back in 2008 in Beijing.

However with the 2012 Olympics looming, Vyner will be taking full advantage of the iPad’s functionality, delivering all his illustrations using just the Brushes app on Apple’s device.

The 48-year-old’s talents have even got him the role of official Olympic artist with The Times for this year’s event, and he will be posting his Olympic illustrations on their website (only available to subscribers).

‘I had lots of trouble in Beijing with a sketchbook, paper and watercolors where I wasn’t allowed to get past security,’ he told The Times, ‘The iPad is the ultimate sketchbook. You can take all your materials with you and produce drawings that have a similar sort of authenticity to the [watercolors] location work’.

Other famous artists to make use of Apple’s devices include David Hockney, the British painter who has held several iPad drawing exhibitions over the past few years and Jorge Colombo, who uses Brushes on the iPhone to paint cityscapes on location which have been featured on the cover of The New Yorker.

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