“Drawing is very simple. Everything else is practice. The only way you will get better is if you create a lot of stuff. And with the technology we now have access to, the barriers to be creative are obliterated and the ability to make is unlimited.”
One of my favorite digital lifestyle stores, Beyond the Box recently held a Box Talk Series at Le Petit Souffle in Century City Mall Makati, which features Managing Director of New Leaf Ventures and digital art enthusiast, David Bonifacio.
Box Talks is a series of workshops designed to inspire and
enable creativity through technology.
The first Box Talks workshop I attended was hosted by Cat Arambulo. I really love attending these kinds of events because it is nice to learn from the best people in different fields.
For the third leg of the workshop, David gamely talked about his weapons of choice: the Apple iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. He shared that “With the right tools, “creating” becomes simple.”
I agree with him on that because I also found my favorite tools in creating and working 🙂
He explains that the iPad Pro is perfect for multi-tasking and practicing from anywhere at any time and he demonstrated that through the available screen splitting feature, the drafts of a sketch can be made while checking emails, watching instructional videos, or viewing photos.
He also shared tips on using the benefits of workflows to move from an idea to finished work. He summarized his artistic process in three steps: capture, create, and share, and then
encouraged attendees to practice. They were then also challenged to creatively draw their own version of a dessert from the restaurant using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in only 15 minutes!
I really admire people who have skills at drawing and sketching. Oftentimes, I wish I have a different talent other than blogging (well, people say they love how I write). I am hoping that with the right tools I can find that creative cell in my body to make something more meaningful like David’s work.
Through Box Talks, Beyond the Box is able to provide concise tutorials on mobile apps, such as Safari, iBooks, iMovie, and Notes, and give insights on how using the right tools can improve and simplify the way we relax, work, and create works of art using technology.
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