Wherever you go with a smartphone, you go with a camera. Oh yes, you can shoot everything in sight, but really you can’t beat the freedom of sketching to express what you feel about what you’re looking at.
A photo is a record but a drawing is a memory.
You see more intensely when you draw than when you simply snap a photo of a subject.
Sketch on a tablet, phablet or phone and you have a full studio toolbox with you as well as a camera.
Expressive colour makes mood moodier
Most mobile drawing or painting apps include a rainbow palette of colours, literally at your fingertips – without the fag of carrying a paintbox or bundles of crayons.
Colour adds feeling. Drawing or painting on a smartphone or tablet you’re in a position to add expressive colour easily.
The six universal expressions: Sadness, Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Surprise.
Looking at the colour version, half shut your eyes until the faces turn into blobs. You won’t need a degree in physiognomy to pick out who’s feeling blue, who is seeing red and who is going a little green. Sunny-Smile and White-With-Fright should present few obstacles.
This is of course a huge simplification, based on things like the physical colour of the skin in changing emotional states.
Colour can bring different feelings in different cultures. White is the colour of weddings in the West. It can be the colour of mourning in the East.
I hoped to spread happiness via this blue bird, drawn with great delight on my Galaxy Note smartphone.