My son came to visit for my birthday and seeing as I gave him my iMac 17″ to use and also a Wacom A5 wide tablet to use also, I thought it would be fun to interview him. I don’t think he took it totally serious, but what can you expect from a young art student being interviewed for a podcast by his dad. We had some fun anyway.
This is a short interview and makes me think that I should spend some time with him showing a bit more of what you can do with a Mac. last time I went to visit him though in his student flat in Dublin. I spent the time watching him do drawings in Photoshop with the Wacom that would take him a few minutes which would I would have to spend ages drawing. I used to be an art teacher and now I think I used to be OK at drawing.
I suppose at some point in time I will have to buy him an external USB hard disk so that he can make use of Time Machine. I did tell him though that he should get a dropbox account and also a Mozy account so that he can have some offline back up and also be able to share him files. he is obviously keen to show off his drawings.
I would be pleased if he would start to learn to some Flash animations, but I think that he prefers the drawing of the traditional way with a pencil and a sketchbook.
Update – 2020
Jack went off Apple products for a while but he is back with an iPad Pro and it’s the best drawing tool he has ever used. He makes caricatures both on the iPad and also with pens and paper. He’s got a nice little business going.