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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

Spring Portrait Giveaway 2016

Posted on: March 25th, 2016 by roz

 

Digital portrait giveaway

I really enjoyed the entries to my Spring Portrait Giveaway last year, and am very happy to be announcing this years' chance to win yourself your own digital portrait.

All you need to do is follow the instructions and post your selfie on Twitter or Instagram including the #rozhallselfie hashtag

The winner of the free digital portrait will be announced on the 22nd April

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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Unflattering Selfie

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by roz

 

iPad art, selfie

Continuing my studies of the self(ie), this quick piece entitled "Unflattering Selfie" was produced on the iPad Air 2 using Procreate app and the wonderful Sensu Brush stylus. Click the image below to watch the process video

Unflattering Selfie video

Artist process

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 by roz

 

One of my favourite features of the Procreate app is the ability to watch back your process. I'm first to admit that I don't plan my portraits clearly in advance and I don't stick to a specific style. I'm still searching for 'my' style.

This is the process video for my portrait "Sheridan" (2015). I'm sharing it because it shows me trying a few different styles and techniques, and shows me making lots of mistakes. You can learn so much watching other peoples process videos, but also from watching your own. It makes it easier to pinpoint when a portrait goes wrong, or what single brush stroke brings the whole piece together.

Click on the image below to go to the video:

ipad art process video

V&A Museum – iPad portrait workshop

Posted on: October 8th, 2015 by roz

 

VA_facade_webI'm very excited to be running a practical iPad Portrait painting workshop at London's V&A Museum on November 7th.

Aimed at beginners, the day will cover the basics through to some advanced features of Procreate app and will give us a chance to work directly from some of the gallery's world famous collection.

Course outline
10:30 - 10:45 (15mins) Introduction to Mobile Digital Art movement
10:45 - 11:30 (45mins) Get to know Procreate
-Canvas options
-Pinch Zoom
-Brushes
-Size and opacity
-Smudger and eraser
-Colour picker
11:30 - 12:00 (30mins) Blocking your portrait (video playback)
12:00 - 13:00 (60mins) Mirror practical
-Create a self portrait
13:00 - 14:00  (60mins) Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 30mins) Layers
-Transparencies
-Blending options (Multiply and screen)
14:30 - 16:00 (90mins) Painting from the V&A collection
16:00 - 17:00 (60mins) Review of participants work
-Top tips
-Be social (Networking)

Participants will be expected to bring along their own iPad with Procreate installed

Visit the museums website for booking information

Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit 2015

Posted on: June 5th, 2015 by roz

 

  

I'm very proud to have bee asked to join the jury for this years mobile digital art festival in Palo Alto, California. 

Running from the 7th - 9th August, the summit aims to promote and exhibit the work created by mobile artists world wide. 

For more information, check out their mdacsummit.org

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

Spring Giveaway winner

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 by roz

 

I have completed the portrait of my Spring Giveaway winner. The winning selfie was snapped by @HEAVAH007 on Instagram. 

The portrait was painted on my iPad Air 2 using Procreate and the Maglus stylus by Applydea. 

  

I'd like to give a big THANKS to everyone who entered. Keep your eyes on my site for any future possible giveaways. 

ChArt evening of video art: Pallant House Gallery

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by roz

 

Still from "Just Dance" by Anupong Charoenmitr

Still from "Just Dance" by Anupong Charoenmitr

I will be hosting an evening of video art for ChArt TV at the beautiful Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

Showcasing video art created by local and international contemporary artists, I have been fortunate to have been invited to curate these bi-annual events.

Entry is £2 and includes access to all current exhibitions, from 6-8pm on Thursday 9th April.

For more information, please visit the Pallant House Gallery website