Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Dec 16, 2013 @ Rocky River Public Library in Rocky River, OH
CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks go on display at Rocky River Public Library
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Jan 11, 2014
Major Pasolini film series coming to the Cinematheque
about 3 hours ago via Facebook
The Factory #throwbackthursday #tbt #ciatbt
Dec 02, 2013
CIA's Contemporary Artist Index: 31,000 strong, and now easier to use than ever
Jan 13, 2014
34th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Jan 17, 2014
Lunch on Fridays: Amanda Almon
Dec 18, 2013
Il Futuro (2013) trailer
Blog . ASKetch
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!
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.
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!