Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nintendo DSi Plein Air Painting

It only seems like yesterday the DSi got released in fact it was only April as I scan through my emails. Here I am as part of Nintendo propaganda at the launch 'party'.

Then...this week they announce the DSi XL ! And no this isn't exciting for gaming reasons. I was thinking, hell, this is getting closer and closer to the portable cintiq I've been waiting for (as opposed to the normal DSi which used to be the portable cintiq I've been waiting for).

So to celebrate, on a glorious sunny day in Melbourne, I whipped the old friend out and began painting a plein air with Colors! The best thing about Colors! is that it records your paint strokes, so I uploaded it to Youtube. Mind the aristocratic music.


  1. Everytime I see one of these I get to urge to get a ds! Word is Iphone got a good one also. Digital sketchpads=awesomeness!

    On a side note, did you see the ones Sparth did on's insane!!!

  2. wow, i saw his book once, never knew he also did the DS sketching as well!

    i played around with Autodesks Sketchbook and felt like Pro shoved into an iPhone interface. Colors is still very simple and light. AND with the other screen you don't really have to worry about your hand getting in the way/zooming in and out constantly.

    Thanks for your comments!

  3. I visited many times the website of the DS artists posted films. Some are awesome.
    About the music: it's funny you call it "aristocratic", the grandiloquent orchestra notwithstanding. This is a 100 years old Tango piece born in the brothels then surrounding Buenos Aires harbor facilities. It`s name is "El choclo" which can be translated as "The chunk of maize". It refers to a desirable finding in a poor man's soup and bears a sexual metaphor implication too.

    Now, I can go on and enjoy your work. My best.