I have been obsessed by the Sktchy app for iphone since early December when I first discovered it.
The Miami newstime blog describes its function as follows: "It allows anyone from any corner of the world to upload their own image and serve as inspiration for a portrait -- or on the flip side, inspire artists, both professional and amateur, to draw a portrait...But let's be clear about one thing: Sktchy doesn't actually feature any drawing tools -- this isn't Draw Something. Artists draw portraits in real life, so to speak, and then upload them to the app."
I have found the sktchy community to be encouraging and supportive of all levels of artists - Professional, amateurs and beginners. Below are two drawings I have made of the people (artists) who belong to the community:
I did the above drawing at the IEB conference in Joburg & photographed it at the airport on the way home.
The reference for the drawing is below :
The image above was drawin in a staff workshop at the begiinning of term.
At the end of January I was featured on the Sktchy blog - you can read the article & see more of my drawings by clicking here.
After experimenting throughout December with the app - drawing people from all corners of the globe from their uploaded "selfies" & having my portrait drawn by strangers, I decided to introduce my students to the app. The following two portraits are two fun interpretations artists have done inspired by my 'selfies'.
The Sktchy app has been an absolute success with my Grade 9 & 10 classes - they all have ipads, so were able to download the app on to their ipads & upload their drawings via their ipads. Below are some of the drawings my students have uploaded to the app: