Last week I was lucky enough to work with Lenovo (here) to celebrate the launch of the Yoga Book. In this post I’ve created a diary of the day so you can see what I got up to – we were challenged to utilise the Yoga Book and all of its features to help us create a piece of artwork in the theme of Abstract Expressionism. Just to fill you in Lenovo are a leading technology company who create a huge range of tech from personal computers and tablets to workstations and game consoles . The Yoga Book is a new 2-in-1 tablet which has a unique design and a whole host of interesting innovations. In the image above you can see the device in its ‘browse/tablet’ mode as I research images to inspire my artwork.
We started the day with a presentation from Lenovo and Motorola – we were shown just how to use the Yoga Book and were equipped with a Moto Z phone and Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod to capture our imagery throughout the day. If you have me on Instagram and Snapchat you will have seen me posting images using these devices – the Moto Z phone basically can be modiﬁed with different snap on Moto Mod attachments including the Hasselblad True Zoom, JBL SoundBoost speaker, Incipio-Offgrid Power Pack, Insta-Share Projector and Moto Style Shells in different colours and materials. I was literally blown away by the Moto Z phone so if it sounds interesting you can read more about it here.
We then took a trip to the Royal Academy of Arts to look around the Abstract Expressionism exhibition – I don’t know about you but I’m definitely not an artist so abstract expressionism is definitely up my street because anyone can do it and that made me feel a lot more confident in creating my own piece. I used the tablet around the exhibition in the following ways
- ‘Browse/Tablet’ Mode – the first image of this post shows you the device almost like a laptop – I used the device to check out my favourite artists Instagram pages such as @ttowerempire to find some inspiration for the day. The keyboard can disappear to leave a blank canvas which you can then draw on using the pen provided.
- Create Mode – Much like a graphics tablet the Yoga Book allows you to draw straight onto the device allowing you to let your creativity flow – without creating a mess.
- Digital Notebook Mode – the Yoga Book allows you to draw on real paper whilst simultaneously saving a digital version on the screen – the perfect addition to any artists or note makers arsenal.
We then headed to a studio in Soho where we basically had an artists dream – our very own easel and all the equipment to create our artwork – in my head I wanted to create a dark twisted castle but in an expressionism form, it didn’t go as planned but I do like the final results although it does look more like feathers of a bird. Not really sure what happened but painting was actually so therapeutic, i might just do it more often.
The next Van Gogh? Maybe not…
Even though my painting skills may not be up to scratch the Lenovo Yoga Book certainly is – I was so impressed with the Yoga Book, Moto Z phone and the Hasselblad True Zoom, the devices were so innovative they had my jaw dropping throughout the day. I’m much more of digital creator than I am a painter.
This post is in collaboration with Lenovo. (here)