Mobile Digital Art & Creativity (mDAC) Summit 2016

Click here to see the mDAC2016 program. The 3-day event began on Friday, 8/12/16 with the Grand Opening followed by the two-day Summit, Saturday and Sunday, 8/13 and 8/14/16. One of my digital paintings, Lumpensammler, made it into the top 100.

Lumpensammler

mDAC2016 - few examples

During the 2-day summit, participants were introduced to a variety exercises, techniques, and apps and invited to generate exploratory samples. A few examples of my output follow:

Google's very own Matthew Cruickshank invited us to submit a Google Doodle. A winner was selected...not mine.

Google’s very own Matthew Cruickshank invited us to submit a Google Doodle. A winner was selected…not mine.

A quickie of Maestro Jeremy Sutton in Procreate during the reception after the Grand Opening.

A quickie of Maestro Jeremy Sutton in Procreate during the reception after the Grand Opening.

Kate Barber guided us through ArtRage focusing on digital watercolor painting.

Kate Barber guided us through ArtRage focusing on digital watercolor painting.

A piece inspired by Keynote Speaker, Adam James Butcher

A piece inspired by Keynote Speaker, Adam James Butcher

A blended photograph in iColorama, product of Meri Walker of iphoneartgirl.com

A blended photograph in iColorama, product of Meri Walker of iphoneartgirl.com

Instructor Jeremy Sutton  Model Amber

Instructor Jeremy Sutton
Model Amber Procreate

Instructor Jeremy Sutton

Instructor Jeremy Sutton Model Amber

lumpensammler among mDAC2016 Top 100!

Unbelievable! My piece, lumpensammler was selected to be among the top 100 mobile paintings, i.e., digital iPad artwork, at the Mobile Digital Arts & Creativity Summit, 2016…click here to see the top 100.

Why unbelievable? Because this is the second year in a row one of my pieces was selected into the mDAC Top 100! Click here to see last year’s selection announcement.

I posted lumpensammler on this illustroblog back on May 8, 2016…click here to see that post and the short story behind it. A few weeks later I submitted it, along with 4 other pieces; lumpensammler was selected!!!!!!!

I’m unbelievably thrilled!

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Forest Whitaker Eye

mDAC2015: Sketchy SKETCH CLUB Live Model Drawing Snippet

What a treat to have participated in the Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit in Palo Alto, CA this past weekend! And to have a piece selected for and shown at this event, beyond words!

First, I should have my head examined for doing that and posting this on the day before we’re moving across town! So let me get this up and posted before I take leave for a few days; I’ll have to keep this very brief and leave out 99% of what I learned and what went down that actually had an impact on me.

I’ll limit my comments to a session on day #2 of the summit: Figure Drawing with Live Model by Jeremy Sutton, founder of www.Paintboxtv.com featuring the illustrative Inky Bunny, live model. This was my fist try at SKETCH CLUB, which I had mistakenly identified as ArtRage, which I also like, by the way. However, now that I’ve uncrossed my wires, let me point out more explicitly that I fell in love with Sketch Club because of how gracefully I was introduced to it by Jeremy Sutton, a talented, generous artist and a master teacher. To have covered as much with so many in such a short period of time… well, I’m speechless!

Back to packing and loading! Back in a few days.

Throw Dog: Background and Foreground


“Throw Dog” was selected to be among the top 100 by jurors at the Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit.

Exhibition opening: Palo Alto Art Center, Aug. 7, 2015, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

 
I’m honored one of my submissions was selected. I’m planning to attend the opening and stick around for the two-day summit. Hope to see you there!

Rather Big News

I learned today that one of the iPad drawings that I submitted to the mDAC Summit’s Mobile Digital Art & Photography Exhibition was accepted and will be exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center during the month of August, 2015. In the category of digital painting there were over 700 submissions, and mine was among the top 100. To celebrate this great news everyone at portfoliolongo.com will have the day off tomorrow. In a few weeks, when the news is ready to be shared, I’ll post the announcement link and the image in question. The opening and reception will take place on August 7, 2015.

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