“I want my works to remain in this world when I cease to be,” says iPad drawings artist, Evan Sklar.
Evan Sklar is a New York based artist specializing in iPad drawings. He has a bachelor’s degree from Bard College alongside an MFA from Yale University. Growing up in a visually creative family and a community that valued art contributed to his ardent love for art.
He has been shown in several exhibitions with some of his works on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A Brief Tour Around The Surreal World of iPad Drawings
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The creation process of iPad drawings
“It takes a long time, and you put it down and come back to it. You have the energy to do it in spurts, then pick and scratch at it until it’s done,” says Evan.
Here, Evan narrates how vastly different the process of photography is from iPad drawing due to the long stretches it takes to work on one detail, unlike photography which captures an entire scene in a split second.
He prefers to work at dusk or after because in his words, “that is when everything starts to glow.”
Evan Sklar uses his mobile phone to take pictures of the buildings around his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn and then emails them to himself. Afterward, he makes use of an iPad and an app called Procreate to draw the images. No brushes to clean or pencils to sharpen, no crumpled pages to throw away, just a picturesque mind behind an iPad.
Evan attributes his influences to teachers, parents, books, artists, and everything that evokes artistry in him. In his words, “the world is everything, that is the case, and we are the total of our experiences.”
Ongoing iPad drawing projects
“I’m always working on new work. I usually try and do something different from the last piece I’ve just finished,” says Evan. “For example, if I’ve just finished a portrait, I’ll usually make a landscape or still life next. I’m currently working on some animal drawings from a recent visit to a farm.”
To see Evan’s latest drawings, visit Saatchi Art >
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