What would two painters improvising look like? Improv Canvas is a real-time collaborative drawing tool that preserves the personal pen or brush stroke for a visual conversation. The project transforms a once solitary act into a playful drawing jam.
Musicians, dancers, and actors have always used improvisation for collaborative dialogue. This spontaneous conversation sparks new ideas, energy, and inspiration. As a visual artist, I envy that kind of collaboration. Improv Canvas offers a space to connect with another artist in a real- time brush stroke duet. It offers a hybrid alternative to the digital stylus – a freedom to choose your preferred drawing surface, medium and tool. The analog visual elements are captured on video, streamed, and combined onto a digital canvas. The resulting composition emerges from the joyful interplay of the two artists, whether face-to-face or miles apart.
How can we bridge the gap of user experience between traditional and digital drawing?
Creative community, visual artists, musicians
Five things audience members will learn
- Drawing is playful
- How to make your hands listen
- Collaboration is the highest level of inspiration
- Where do traditional and digital drawing connect
- How to use drawing for storytelling