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Make Great Art on Your iPad

A fully revised new edition, with two brand new projects, is scheduled for release in March 2020! It will be available around the world on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all bookstores. It will also be featured in the stores of many top museums, such as the Royal Academy, Tate and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Currently available!!

Make Great Art on your iPad (2017) is still available around the world, including in the US, UK,  Australia, and Canada. On February 14th, 2018, it was released in French!

US EDITION: Amazon // Barnes & Noble // also available in many museum stores, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tate Britain in London, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the MOMA NY. 

UK EDITION: Amazon // Waterstones // all good bookstores 🙂 

French Edition: Designer Facilement sur iPad avec Procreate

Make Great Art on Your iPad

Learn how to make art on your iPad, Surface or even your phone! I will introduce you to the principles of drawing and painting as I teach to my students, such a composition and as well as step by step projects from landscapes, to street art, to ultra-realism

Each chapter begins
with a Masterworks section, featuring inspiring artists and art 

works, and there are fun, quick tips for making the most of the digital possibilities.


Customer Reviews: Pete F (Top 100 Amazon Vine Reviewer)

“This book is so much better than anything that I have previously read about making art on your iPad. Most publications seem to start from the point of view that you are an imbecile that doesn’t have a clue about the equipment or software being used, this book assumes that you know how to turn on your iPad and open an app and gets straight to the point of how to make art using the hardware and some representative, artistic software.

This is not a step by step, painting by numbers sort of book, rather it is full of information and inspiration that will help you to think like an artist and use your digital media as naturally as you would pencil and paper. Basic art school principles such as colour theory, perspective and contour drawing are discussed along with different themes such as still life, portraiture and landscape whilst genres such as impressionism, pointillism and street art are used in the tutorials. There are 11 chapters, each of which is written in a straightforward, easy to understand way. Excellent colour and black and white illustrations are used throughout the book to provide examples and explanations for each of the topics/projects being discussed.

Anyone who knows how to use a tablet or smart phone should be able to develop their artistic skills by reading this book and practising the various techniques described. You do need to have a basic knowledge of the apps that you will be using for the various projects but this can quickly be learnt with user manuals or online resources such as YouTube. Overall, I think this is the best book of its kind that I have read so far.”

The Library Journal:

“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”