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Abstract & Organic iPad Doodling: Foster Your Creativity with Play & Experimentation

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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31 Videos (46m)
    • Why You Should Take This Class

      1:12
    • Download Paper

      0:11
    • Exercise: Jump Right In

      2:44
    • Why The Paper App?

      0:58
    • Exercise: Overlapping

      2:44
    • Set Your Rules & Boundaries

      2:18
    • Exercise: Two Colors

      3:03
    • Know Your Tools

      2:12
    • Exercise: Single Line Doodle

      2:20
    • Selecting Your Colors

      3:07
    • Exercise: Go Wild

      2:48
    • What To Doodle?

      2:18
    • Exercise: Blobby Text

      2:45
    • Exercise: Random Background & Foreground

      1:32
    • Exercise: Abstract & Content Layers

      3:24
    • When To Doodle?

      0:51
    • Exercise: The Other Hand

      1:33
    • Play First Perfect Later

      0:37
    • Your Project

      0:31
    • Sharing With Others

      1:22
    • The End

      0:33
    • Timelapse 1

      0:44
    • Timelapse 2

      0:35
    • Timelapse 3

      1:35
    • Timelapse 4

      0:49
    • Timelapse 5

      0:21
    • Timelapse 6

      0:39
    • Timelapse 7

      0:34
    • Timelapse 8

      0:35
    • Timelapse 9

      0:22
    • Timelapse 10

      0:52
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About This Class

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This class is all about play and experimentation – with an iPad app called Paper. It’s not really a drawing or art class, and it’s certainly not about perfection. It’s more a class on creativity, having fun and loosening up.

The class includes a range of exercises you can use to foster your creativity, a bunch of tips for playing and experimenting, as well as lessons on how to use the Paper app. I’ll be showing you how I go about playing in my own abstract and organic style which I’ve developed over the past few years. I've also included a bunch of bonus timelapse videos at the end of the class.

What you’ll learn will make you more creative, allow you to have fun playing around in the Paper iPad app, and you can apply the learnings in this class even if you don’t have an iPad. But if you’re going to make the most of it here’s what I think you need:

Requirements:

  • You’ll need an iPad and the Paper app made by a company called FiftyThree.
  • You can use an Apple pencil or a Pencil by FiftyThree if you want, but your finger/s will work just as well.
  • Paper is available on iOS 10.0 and later, so you’ll need iOS 10.0 or later.
  • If you have an iPad Pro, an iPad mini 2 or later, an iPad 4th generation or later, or an iPad Air then you should be fine. iOS 10.0 work on all of these.

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Rich Armstrong

Product Designer

Although Rich calls himself a Product Designer he's more of a jack-of-all-trades / generalist / unicorn. He designs, animates and codes. And if you want to learn how to make stuff unicorn-style then read on! Rich studied multimedia design and graphic design, and taught himself to code. He's freelanced, worked for agencies and startups, and now runs a studio with his wife in Amsterdam. He creates compulsively, has super ginger-powers and can touch his nose with his tongue!

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