Ipad Artist

By: Carol Cavazos
By: Carol Cavazos

Want to see what the art of the future looks like? A Plano artist is already doing it, creating hundreds of drawings - many that look like paintings - using only the tips of her fingers and an i-pad.

KTVT's Carol Cavazos gives you a look.

"I think all artists remain very, uhm, open minded."

Alison Jardine - a British born artist now living in Plano - uses a brush and paint to create images filled with light. Typically, the surface is canvas. Now, she also paints ...on her iPad.

Alison Jardine / Artist
"Makes it feel like you're painting with light. And, all my works are about light. "

Alison -already versatile in her work - taught herself how to create iPad art with a single project:
She drew something on her iPad for 30 minutes - every day - for a year.

Alison Jardine / Artist
"I wanted this to be fun. Short. A sort of daily brain download of how I was feeling. uhm. A visual diary. "

Alison Jardine / Artist
"Some of them were funny. Or, at least I thought they were. exhuberant"

There's one particular image that was such a dreadful day. It was related to a gallery.

Alison Jardine / Artist
"It's an image of this big black boot coming down on these little tiny people. And that's pretty much. That's ME under that boot, you know?"

She drew everything from shells... to shoes. Impressionistic to realistic.

Alison Jardine / Artist
"I really wanted to see my progress and compare the first and the 365th."

Stephen Steinbach has already been teaching students how to sharpen their skills in this new medium at The Art Institute of Dallas.

Stephen Steinbach / The Art Institute Dallas
"Carol: What did you think about it?
Stephen: I thought it was very creative. "

Every single piece looked completely different and unexpected.

"Some of the pieces were like hyper realistic and some of them were very abstract and very emotional and very vivid in color. I was very impressed. "

Is this the future of art?

Stephen Steinbach / The Art Institute Dallas
"This is the future. yeah. Ten years ago? We were thinking maybe digital art, digital photography would be the future. We werent' sure. Now it's the standard. And, I think it'll be the same with digital painting. "

He believes the time is coming when his classes will be filled with students who've never picked-up a paint brush, charcoal or colored pencil.

Gone too will be the art supplies. the cost. the mess.

Stephen Steinbach / The Art Institute Dallas
" good moment
Carol: Would you go so far as to say this is better?
Stephen: I would say it's more versatile. But for me. Yes. I'm biased. "

While his students have their eyes on a future in graphics and gaming - Alison has kept hers on the fine arts. But unlike paintings - that must be viewed in person to appreciate their color - iPad art "is what it is."

Alison Jardine / Artist
"They'll see exactly what I've created. I don't think there's been an art medium like that before. "

Though it's still in the early stages - it can be said that iPad art is a reflection who we are on the current spectrum of technology. In Plano, Carol Cavazos, CBS 11 News

Alison's i-pad art is being featured as part of the cultural experience at the London 2012 Olympics.

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