Alison Jardine is a British artist living and working in Dallas, Texas. Her work is multidisciplinary, and she uses paint, fabrics, drawing, concrete, video and construction materials. From 2010 to 2011 she set up the 365 iPad Project for which she created a new iPad artwork every day. She was commissioned to create an iPad work for a social media project for the London Olympics, and her digital art has been featured in several art magazines. She teaches an iPad workshop at the Dallas Museum, and continues to explore the iPad alongside other media.
Many people would like to be more creative, if only they could find a little time and a suitable space. Artist Jardine informs readers that they may already be carrying around a complete art studio: their iPad. The basics of composition, color, perspective, figure drawing, still life, landscapes, and portraiture are all given a fresh look here. An introductory section highlights digital tools that go beyond paper, pencil, canvas, and paint. Jardine recommends drawing and painting apps, with a preference for the simplest and most intuitive. Step-by-step exercises illustrate a range of techniques on a variety of themes, including one inspired by established artists such as Claude Monet and even the contemporary master Banksy. VERDICT This guide will appeal to beginning and seasoned artists alike.--Library Journal,