Hockney is making iSketches! Great.
Here he is in one of my digital efforts!
This is one of his iPhone images. Found it here, plenty more there.
OOOpsss! Apparently these are not iphone but done on a tablet.
There are several drawings of Hockneyâ€™s brother, Paul, and his sister, Margaret; and in each picture the subjects seem mesmerised by a small gadget in their hands, which turns out to be an iPhone â€” Hockneyâ€™s latest enthusiasm: â€œYes, my brother and sister sat there for three or four hours, totally engrossed.â€ Hockney is thrilled that he has finally persuaded Celia Birtwell to buy one so that he can send her pictures: â€œI draw flowers on them and send them out every morning to a group of people.â€
He demonstrates, tracing his finger over the tiny screen with such absorption that I worry he will stop talking altogether. â€œWho would have thought the telephone would bring back drawing?â€ he exclaims with glee.
â€œItâ€™s such a great little device, it has every Shakespeare play in it and the Oxford English dictionary. In your pocket! But itâ€™s also amusing, look at this.â€ He blows into it and his new toy becomes a harmonica.