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Portrait painting at the Festival of Marketing

Posted on: October 14th, 2017 by roz

 

I was invited by Microsoft to demonstrate the Surface line-up at the Festival of Marketing at London's Tobacco Dock. Working on the new Surface Pro and the magnificently grand Surface Studio, I created portraits of the guests to give away.

Mirror (2017)

Posted on: August 19th, 2017 by roz

 

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I wanted to see how far I could push the Surface Pro 4, in terms of canvas size and detail. This painting, done using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, measures at around 1.2 meters squared at 300dpi. I lost count of the number of layers, but it was probably around 10 after merging a few.

I only have the 4GB i5 model and this managed to run fine for this painting. On a number of occasions, I'd lose the Sketchbook UI and have to restart the app, but no paintings were ever lost. I've reported this to Autodesk but assume it could be a memory issue.

Ideally I'd like to live stream some of my painting sessions, but the 4GB i5 Surface seems to underpowered to do this whilst painting, which is a shame as I'm able to do this on my iPad Air 2 with Periscope built into Procreate.

If anyone has any suggestions, please get in touch!

William (2017)

Posted on: August 5th, 2017 by roz

 

It has been a summer of catching up with family, and this has given me a wonderful opportunity to (finally) paint my nephew. I can't believe he's got this far without being 'got'!

The portrait was painted on a Surface Pro 4 using Sketchbook Pro app.

Surface UK launch

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by roz

 

I was invited to the UK launch of the new Surface line-up; Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio. Taking place on the roof garden of John Lewis on Oxford Street, I had a chance to demonstrate the new hardware to the press and public.

 

Evening sketching 

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by roz

 

It's been far too long since my last painting. This evening I managed to spend an hour playing with the Windows 10 app version of Sketchbook Pro on the Surface Pro 4. As a subscriber to the app, I get the full selection of brushes, which you are able to tweak. Through these settings I have managed to create an eraser which is the same shape  as my favorite brush; something I believe to be so important in achieving a painterly finish.

I look forward to spending more time on it.

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Artist talk: London Institute of Education

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 by roz

 

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I have been invited to speak at the Art in Action: The Creative Process event in March 2017. I'll be talking about the Mobile Digital Art movement and talking about my journey as an artist. I'll also be giving a live demonstration by painting a member of the audience.

Other speakers on the day will be Grayson Perry, Martin Parr and Rebecca Wright.

For more details, please check out their website

Microsoft Close-ups

Posted on: April 14th, 2016 by roz

 

Roz surface artist

I've been featured on Microsoft social media, demonstrating my use of Surface Pro 4 and Adobe Creative Cloud. The shoot, in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, was great fun and I hope this comes across. To see the full spread, click here

London super comic con 2016

Posted on: February 27th, 2016 by roz

 

I was invited by fellow Mobile Digital Artist, Paul Kercal to take part in some live painting at the London super comic com 2016. Alongside students from Guildford College and attendees of the conference, we painted the wonderful cosplayers, using Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Promethean Activtouch Panels using ArtRage app.

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Pencil Kings podcast interview

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by roz

 

Pencil Kings podcast

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak to Mitch from pencilkings.com to talk about my mobile digital art. We cover the tools I use, the apps I like and speak on the subject of making art accessible to all.

Pencil Kings is a great educational art website, offering courses, live workshops and an active community of beginners and professional.

You can subscribe to the Pencil King podcast here

@Connects Christmas meet-up

Posted on: November 28th, 2014 by roz

 

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I'm happy to announce that I will be at the @Connects Christmas Meet-up on the 10th December in London, to talk about digital painting.

This festive season we want to bring you all together to celebrate the fantastic (and hectic) year we’ve had as the Connects community. Please join us as hear from some of inspirational people in our community, play some Microsoft games, reflect on the year passed and of course, eat, drink and be Merry… Christmas.

If you can make it, we’re inviting you to the iconic Microsoft building in Paddington, London for a real Connects get-together. That means holiday anthems, cheesy games and inspirational speakers all-round.

Date: Wednesday 10th December

Address: 2 Kingdom St, Paddington, London

Time: 6pm - 9pm

 

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 - Arrive, chat, mingle and be awesome.
6:30 - 6:45 - Introduction from Carla and the team
6:45 - 7:00 - Artists, Roz Hall and Phil Galloway on digital art, Connects and Making It Happen
7:00 - 7:15 - Adventurer, Martin Szwed on his upcoming trip to the South Pole
7:15 - 7:45 - Skype Charades (goes global!)
7:45 - 8:15 - Lumia 930 Pictionary
8:15 - 9:00 - Drinks, live drawing & (optional) carols.

RSVP now via the Eventbrite for free and don’t forget to tweet @Connects with #ConnectsChristmas to tell us you’re coming!