share this

It's not too late to apply
Get started here.
Share This Search
Blog

Blog . ASKetch

Blog

ASKetch

09/06/13  |  Posted by Reid Jacobs  |  Posted in Digital Canvas - Apps & Accessories

ASKetch is designed to integrate charcoal as a digital medium with the iPad as a canvas. The setup of the application’s main tool panel is pretty simple! There are a few sticks of charcoal to draw with, a blurring/erasing tool, and a gallery to save finished drawings. Undo mistakes with a history of 20 steps, or trash the entire sketch!

How to

Charcoal is a tool that involves a lot of hands on techniques like rubbing to create a blurred line or smearing to create a gradient. Using charcoal on the iPad is a new perspective on how to use touch and finger gestures to simulate the same effects. Using a pinch gesture changes the charcoal weight from light to dark, and rotating the brush takes the line from thin to thick. I used the pinch function to create a concentrated sphere of charcoal for the pupils in my face sketch. I found that when using the app, rolling my fingertip back and forth created interesting organic lines. Using a stylus gives more control in placement of the charcoal, but I prefer to let the charcoal be it’s own boss.

Find it on iTunes

You can find this app in the iTunes store for $2.99, and it comes with a YouTube demo on how to use it. Check out some of the sketches I did!

  • Comments
    0
  • Print

Leave a comment

Back to blog listing

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

CIA ranked fifth among North America's 44 elite colleges of art and design by Money Magazine! http://t.co/3qiNDlxOVL

about 2 hours ago via Twitter

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.