Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Electronic Sketch Pad and Grid Painting

I was not really excited about my iPad...... It was a mother's day gift from my hubby and I was happy to get the newest toy to hit the market but seriously do I need one more "toy" to keep me connected to the world? But this was before I discovered the astonishing world of sketch apps! I can't believe how many are there! One of my good friend suggested a number of them and I got all of those and some extra to boot! Finally I got hooked to my iPad and became one of those strange people who brings out their tablets in the grocery store! The fact that I can sketch anywhere and anytime is such  an exciting thing! And I did not need to carry my sketch books, pens/pencils or anything other than my handy dandy iPad!

Anyhow, for last couple of months I have been trying to distill my art into two categories: color and shape. Well, I throw in texture for good measure but my main focus is to capture simplest of forms.  And now that I have my "sketch" pad with me at all times, I can jot down my ideas in a jiffy, whenever inspiration strikes me! Here's  my very first electronic " grid"sketches:

Ishita Bandyo, Electronic Sketch 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Ishita Bandyo,Grid 1, Mixed Media Collage,16"x20"


This collage evolved from the sketch even thought the final product is a bit different.....
I gotta say though, in my research I came across  late Margo Hoff's astounding collages! She explores the same ideas even though her's more evolved and involved ! Lisa Call, a quilt artist has the same idea of exploring grid shapes in her works. I feel, I have references for now and can't wait to come up with my next project!


  1. I love the finished product! I'm so glad you are starting to enjoy the iPad. It really can be amazing once you learn how to fine tune it to your needs. So what other sketch apps are you using?

  2. I accept my "sketch" pad with me at all times, I can jot down my account in a jiffy, whenever afflatus strikes me! Here's my actual aboriginal electronic.


  3. I downloaded a bunch of them! The ones that I had to pay for as well as some free ones. Of course the free stuff has limitations but I am a supply hoarder!!