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I’m a UK artist, author and teacher exploring photo art, collage and mixed-media on the iPad and iPhone.

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  • Maybe you’ve been wondering how to get started in Mobile Art and need some digital photo art projects to get those
    creative juices flowing
  • Perhaps you are already an established artist and have been looking to develop your artistic skills and expand your imagination into the realms of digital collage and painting using an iPad and iPhone
  • Maybe you’re a creative photographer looking for fresh ideas and want to tune into your more artistic side to create more painterly works of art
  • Or perhaps you are just curious about everything that’s creatively possible using the iPhone and iPad and want to explore some of the fantastic apps like Procreate, Snapseed, Superimpose X, Touch Retouch, iColorama.

I hope you find these pages inspiring. Contact me if there are any mobile art topics you’d like me to cover or are interested in contributing an article.

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Creating Art with Mobile Devices
Photo to Art
Nicki FitzGerald

Beachwalker series by Rita Colantonio

For a long time Rita Colantonio has been delighting us with her colourful images on social media. It’s so wonderful to have watched her work develop over the past few years and it was no surprise that her Beachwalker series featured here won an Honorable mention in the 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and will be exhibited in Barcelona in October this year. Rita kindly agreed to share the story behind these colourful and pattern-filled art works from which you can really feel the Florida heat emanating beyond the canvas. She also details the workflow she used to create them in the step-by-step tutorial below. You can see Rita’s latest work here. Over to Rita….       Beach walker series.

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Procreate brushes
Nicki FitzGerald

Create Procreate brush from sketch

Lesley created the forest in this image with brushes originally drawn in her sketchbook. Some time ago, one of our Facebook group  members Lesley Lane Fenton made this charming illustration with organic shapes.  I asked Lesley about the work and she told me that she created these shapes in Procreate by making her own brushes from drawings in her sketchbook. Lesley provided me with a quick description of how she makes the brushes but since then Procreate has had quite a few updates so I’ve added an up-to-date, step-by-step tutorial of how I would create a brush from a drawing in Procreate which you can read further down the page. Over to Lesley…. I wanted to use my own brushes and brush

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Digital Mixed Media
Nicki FitzGerald

Sarah Jarrett Rocks

*** I originally published this article with collage artist Sarah Jarrett back in 2013 and today in 2022, the work still looks as fresh as it did almost 10 years ago so I thought it would be great to see it here again on the new website. Some of the apps Sarah uses maybe outdated or obsolete but the techniques are are still relevant to editing today.Sarah discusses the techniques behind 32 of her imagesTalented and unstoppable UK artist, Sarah Jarrett won the big prize of Mobile Photography Awards photographer earlier this year. Sarah has regularly delighted iPhoneographyCentral viewers with her enigmatic portraits and gorgeous english landscapes. She has always been especially generous in taking time to write detailed descriptions

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Lettering and Text
Nicki FitzGerald

Using Text in Digital Art

I can’t resist photographing lettering when I am out and about, and love to incorporate these “text-photos” into my digital art like the image “Boys Room” and “Getting the colour back #1” below. Shooting lettering and textures on boats in Weymouth Harbour, Dorset, UK. “Boys Room” (above) uses text from at least 3 different photos shot on my iPhone. The lettering in this image comes from two sources; a hotel vacancy sign and a photo I shot of some ad hoc signage I spotted during a local school visit. The images were blended together using Procreate on my iPad Pro. I have a huge text and lettering folder in my iPad photos library which houses all kinds of lettering both

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Hi, I’m Nicki FitzGerald, UK artist, author illustrator and teacher based on the South Coast of England. Drawing inspiration from the everyday moments in life, I stir in some imagination to create collages and painterly photos incorporating both digital and analogue techniques into my work experimenting with photography, paint and paper on an iPhone and iPad.