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That's what David Hockey feels he's doing when he draws on his iPhone or iPad. If you are a subscriber to the New Yorker you'll already have seen a couple covers that he drew using his iPad.
Now you can read about how David Hockney is using this new technology to create the next stage of his art. More important you will want to read about his attitude about creating past 73 years of age. It's very inspirational that he is going strong; proof that learning new things keeps us young.
So go check out the interview, check out the art, and then go learn something new today. It doesn't matter if you use a new technology or an old technology. Just learn something, let your brain and your hand-eye coordination be challenged.
Note: I checked out the iPads last year with a friend who was looking at a new Mac. Since I always have my journal handy and my small watercolor palette, and a Niji waterbrush (someone should send David Hockney a Niji waterbrush!) I can make paintings wherever I am, whenever I want without any electricity/battery power, using traditional materials instead of technology. And that's my preference, because I work at a computer all day. HOWEVER, I was seconds away from purchasing an iPad when my, "If you can't learn it in the next two weeks no new techology or software comes into the studio" mantra kicked in. This doesn't mean that I have to master something in two weeks, which isn't possible for me in any situation—my mantra simply reminds me that in the past I've been so acquisitive that new technology has sat neglected past the return/exchange period on too many ocassions, until I developed this mantra. And on the day I was investigating the iPad I faced several serious deadlines with no breathing room. Now that there is breathing room on the horizon my eyes are turning to the seduction of the iPad once again. The only question now is, shouldn't I wait until the new version comes out? No, that's not the only question. The serious question is can I carry anything more in a pack already bulging with essentials (and I travel relatively light!)? We'll see. Right now I'm still chugging away at learning some new software I need for work. It's endless; but ultimately we live in interesting times as far as software options are concerned.
(Thanks Diane for finding this great article link.)