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Creative Spotlight: Heidi Schwoerer

It’s that time again! We’re proud to show off some more creations that our Adobe Touch Apps users have shared with us on our Facebook and/or Twitter profiles. This week, we’re delighted to showcase the work of Heidi Schwoerer (a.k.a. “2CuteInk”). This individual’s imaginative and adorable creations made the decision for our next Adobe Touch Apps Twitter background that much easier.

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We caught up with Heidi and were able to get the down low on her very first sketchbook inspired Touch Apps creation as well as find out where her ideal location to create is – on the couch, with the company of her two canine companions! See what else she had to say by checking out the Q&A below. Also, don’t be shy about sharing your work with us. We’re always on the lookout for the next Touch Apps creations to feature. Feel free to reach out in the comments section below, on our Facebook Fan Page or on Twitter.

 

Creative Layer: What was the very first creation you made with Touch Apps?
Heidi Schwoerer: I believe my very first creation in Adobe Ideas was inking of my Owl Sparklers sketch from my sketchbook! It is a cute owl holding sparklers! Today it is still one of my favorite inks.

 

How have the Adobe Touch Apps changed your creative workflow?
Ever since I downloaded the Adobe Ideas Touch App, it has made making art a lot faster and really fun! You can sketch, ink and color all in one place. I can make changes for clients quick and easy and then immediately send them a PDF. I love it!

 

Where’s your favorite location to create? Outside? Inside? On-the-go?
My favorite location to create is actually on the couch with my doggies! My German shepherd, Bearie, and Chihuahua, Cosie, lie next to me while I watch TV and create! But being able to create anywhere is what I love most because you never know when you will get that great idea!

 

How much of a difference has direct touch input made to your creations?
Being able to directly draw on the screen using my stylus is such a time saver. I can zoom in and out very quickly with my fingers and can create nice line variation by going over them with a thicker line or use the erase tool.  I will never go back to “hand inking.” I love how everything is vector and crisp.

 

Of the different Touch Apps, which is most instrumental to your creative process and why?
Adobe Ideas is what I use to create some of my sketches, but I do still like to sketch in a sketchbook. I am pushing myself to sketch in Adobe Ideas and I think I have made great progress! I outline all my designs for clear stamps and embroidery designs since I downloaded the Touch App and I can’t imagine my life without it! I am also working on creating a nice illustration portfolio and trying different coloring techniques.

 

If you had the opportunity to travel to anywhere in the world with your Touch Apps, where would it be and why?
I would love to travel to Paris, Rome Italy and Ireland! My old friend had visited them all, and from the stories she told, I would love to sit in one of the little villages, sketching away and be inspired by my surroundings.

 

What are the top three sources you look to for inspiration?
My top three sources that I look for inspiration are books, family and fans!  I love reading how-to and art & crafts books…and just getting inspired to create! I base some of my designs off of family members, my pets and also my surroundings. I also love creating what my fans like too, they all have wonderful ideas and it is great to brainstorm with them on my 2CuteInk Facebook Page.