Outlaw Cat Via Brushes Redux

A picture of Outlaw Cat painted entirely using the iPod Touch app Brushes.

This week’s New Yorker cover was painted by artist Jorge Colombo entirely using that spiffy iPhone/iPod Touch app named Brushes which I wrote about in early January.

Steve Sprang — the developer of Brushes — also put together a neat companion application named Brushes Viewer which allows the replay of the process of painting.

Even though I’m still not used to painting on an iPod with my knobbly, misshapen fingers, I put together a little demonstration of this amazing software just for you. Take a look.


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  1. Cool. So is it vector based? How is it able to enlarge the file so big if not?

  2. ratchetcat,

    Seems likely. The Brushes Viewer.app is able to scale the original files up to 1920 x 2880 for export to TIFF, JPEG, or PNG.

  3. Sam,

    Haha, cool beans :). Outlaw cat looks like he’s scheming something up, perhaps a new heist, perhaps a delicious snack heist. Or maybe just diamonds — or rock candy. Looks like diamonds… and it’s tasty.

    (And knobbly misshapen hands are supposed to be signs of intelligence and sometimes shyness, so I’ve heard.)

  4. ratchetcat,

    Heh. No doubt. Whether diamonds or delicious snack, Outlaw Cat would surely wash his face with it. (First order of business when a cat obtains something new.)

    (Ah, good to know knobbly, misshapen hands might signify something other than irredeemable weirdness! 🙂 )