Peek into Their Creative Processes
Recently, Adobe brought 16 artists to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York for Make It on Mobile, a hands-on immersive experience of Adobe’s mobile apps. These artists—all at the forefront of modern workflows in illustration, photography, and design—used what they learned to create posters inspired by their surroundings and each other.
Each participant chose a creative mantra to embody some part of their identity as an artist. Using the apps on an iPad Pro, they then expressed that mantra as 17" by 24" posters. The artists had only two days to go from brief to printed piece—and the first day was largely spent getting to know the apps and each other.
You'll find six of the 16 posters below, along with insight into each person's creative process. To see all 16 finished pieces, as well as behind-the-scenes photos, visit the event's Behance page.
“Creating on an iPad is fairly similar to the way I work in the studio on a giant computer. It was kind of nice to recreate what I would normally do, but in a much smaller capacity. I think it all came together quite naturally.”
ANDREA PIPPINS AND JENEAN MORRISON
Andrea’s apps: Illustrator Draw, Illustrator CC
Jenean’s apps: Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, Capture CC, Comp CC, Illustrator CC
Andrea Pippins is a designer and educator living in Baltimore, Maryland. She chose the creative mantra “Nurture your creativity.” Jenean Morrison is a painter and textile designer from Memphis, Tennessee. She was inspired to create her illustration from the creative mantra, “Collaboration is a patchwork of ideas.”
“Jenean and I realized that we have very similar illustration style: doodles and a lot of florals,” says Andrea. “So these are both very collaborative pieces.”
“I did a few illustrations by hand, then turned them to vector using Capture CC. I also drew some floral patterns in Illustrator Draw, which was a great experience because I’d never used an iPad to create. I love that you can zoom in and create as many details as you want, or zoom out and play with size proportions.
“We sent some of Jenean’s hand-drawn illustrations to Illustrator CC to refine. After we were done, we moved them to Illustrator Draw to work more on the iPad. Color was added and hand doodles were layered.”
Jenean adds, “A lot of what you see are elements of Andrea's drawings mixed in with mine. We wanted both of our palettes to feel similar. We took a bunch of Andrea’s iPad drawings and turned them into brushes in Capture and into a few little drawings inside Photoshop Sketch. The patchwork grid was laid out in Comp. It was my first time using it.”
Both posters are below. Andrea's is on the left, Jenean's on the right.
To see all of the art created during Make It on Mobile, check out the event's Behance Gallery. You can also download the apps and try some of the techniques for yourself:
Adobe Capture CC for iOS
Adobe Capture CC for Android
Illustrator Draw for iOS
Illustrator Draw for Android
Photoshop Sketch for iOS
Photoshop Mix for iOS
Photoshop Mix for Android
Photoshop Fix for iOS
Lightroom Mobile for iPhone
Lightroom Mobile for iPad
Lightroom Mobile for Android
Adobe Comp CC for iOS