Macaca Nigra (Black Crested Macaque)

Here is my latest drawing. You might recognise it as one of David Slater’s now famous photographs of a somewhat cheeky Celebes Crested Macaque (or Black Crested Macaque as it’s also known… or by scientific name Macaca Nigra) who happened upon his camera and snapped a few self-portraits. I thought it was a great image so had to try to recreate the scene.
Although I think some of the proportions are a little wrong, which gives it a more comical appearance, I’m really quite happy with how it came out, and I had a blast doing it.

Created In: Paper by Fiftythree on an iPad 3 :ipad3: with a Pogo Connect stylus.
Time Taken: ~6hrs

With this drawing I decided to take live screen footage of the iPad screen as I drew, and ended up with over 5 hours worth of footage (and that’s only what I actually managed to record!) which I sped up 2000% in my video editor and distilled down into ~14 minutes of time-lapse goodness.
I also had a hell of a time learning how best to convert the footage into a digestible chunk and tried a bunch of tools with varying results. But it just goes to show that with the right attitude & motivation, one can learn a lot in a single weekend.

All up, the drawing took around 7 hours over the course of about a week, using the Paper app, a PogoConnect stylus and recorded live using the impressive Display Recorder jailbreak app.
Thanks also go to Tettix (tettix.net/), who graciously gave permission to use his awesome tracks in my videos.

Check out the video

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