For the 2013 Macworld iWorld Expo in San Francisco I was commissioned to create portraits of the 5 celebrity guests using my iPad. The guests included Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, who were there to talk about their new movie about the life of Steve Jobs. The other guests were Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live, music producer and performer Will.i.am and Brian David Johnson, a future-hunter from Intel.
It had been a while since I had done any iPad painting so I started off by exploring some of the new painting apps that were available. I eventually settled on using ProCreate for the paintings because it allowed me to build a series of custom paintbrushes similar to those I use in Adobe Photoshop on my Mac. I established a color palette for each painting and decided to explore a loose expressive style for the set.
The finished portraits were presented to each guest at Macworld / iWorld on an iPad and were used for social marketing during the event.