ArtStudio, DoodleBuddy & DXP Apps on my iPod Touch.
Directly from a photo.
With all the rejected versions, took longer than I care to say.

March-April 2010, I intend to draw a different contemporary artist every day.

Today’s artist is American Michael Ives. Michael is an international traveler who has painted his impressions of many cultures and countries. His bright palette and deliberately naive style distinguish his work whether he’s painting with pixels or paintbrushes, depicting people, pets, or places.

You can see his recent iPhone work on his flickr imagestream:

And a more a extensive catalog of his work on his website:

Photos of Michael and other artists’ portraits of him can be seen here:…

Julia's Mardi GrasWe’re having a Portrait Party on flickr – more than 100 artists drawing each other! Here’s Michael’s portrait of me from the party. If you’re an artist who’d like to draw/paint other flickr artists, please join the Portrait Party at: