I’ve posted a few sketches I’ve made using the fantastic iPhone app “Brushes
” to this blog, usually by exporting the images at iPhone resolution to the iPhone’s photo album, then emailing the images to my posterous blog
using the phone’s built-in mail application. It’s a fun and seamless workflow.
But in the process I sell Brushes short. The application is capable of much higher quality image exports.
As one paints, Brushes keeps track of each stroke as a vector, not as a series of altered pixels tied to the screen resolution. While painting, one can undo and redo a massive number of strokes (all of them, I think). When finished, one can transfer the resulting “.brushes” files to a Mac, play back each and every stroke to watch the painting form onscreen, and most importantly can have the strokes rendered to several different image file types at much higher resolution than the iPhone’s screen –all using the free “Brushes Viewer
If you’re curious what a Brushes file looks like when rendered at high resolution, or would like a Brushes file to test with the Brushes Viewer app, I’ve placed all my Brushes sketches in this gallery, formatted as in the example at right. Each sketch is available its original Brushes file and an exported 1920×2800 TIFF file.
And here’s a time-lapse movie of one the creation of those sketches, rendered out of Brushes Viewer. I’m having too much fun with this stuff.