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Straight for the art | Jim Lee’s iPad fingerpaintings

The Joker by Jim Lee and his iPad

The Joker by Jim Lee and his iPad

The benefits of early adoption: As Apple’s iPad takes the world by storm despite its dubious utility, DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee is taking his iPad and creating some pretty lovely portraits of Batman’s rogues gallery. The Dave McKean/Arkham Asylum-influenced Joker above is one of a pair of images of the Clown Prince of Crime Lee posted to Twitpic after losing his first and (according to him) best one to a crash, and there’s a Catwoman — “fingerpainted” on the iPad screen using Sketchbook Pro — below. Stay tuned to Lee’s Twitter account for more, I would imagine (and hope).

Catwoman by Jim Lee and his iPad

Catwoman by Jim Lee and his iPad

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Mmmm… I would love to see DC publish a month of comics with this style of art.

Then digitize the artwork and sell it via a poster shop, available in a variety of sizes and mediums.

I got his twitters about how “unhappy” he was with losing his “better” iPad finger paintings. Gosh these sure suck too! Man those are sweet. Jim Lee has more talent in one finger than most of of do. Period.

Technically and expressively excellent.
Why squander these talents on derivative imagery.. try figures from life /3D subject.. original content. The challenge should prove worthwhile.

Technically and expressively excellent.
I didn’t realize thatJim was actually a DC principle… Well done.

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