2010 was my year of using Hipstamatic on my iPhone. One of my favorite aspects of Hipstamatic is the element of surprise. One is never sure of what the picture will look like until it finshes developing. 2010 was also a big year for going to New York. After about 10 years of visiting NYC very infrequently, this year I was all over the city, and visited Brooklyn for the first time. It was great to revisit some of my favorite places (and discover some new places) and see them through the various lenses and films of Hipstamatic. Here’s to more random shots for 2011!
Monthly Archives: December 2010
2010 was an amazing year for me artistically! There were several developments that changed the way I make art:
-The Hipstamatic app changed the way I took pictures
-the arrival of the iPad helped me ramp up my creative output with apps like Brushes, Sketchbook Mobile and ArtRage
-I went back to figure dawning at Dr. Skechy’s Anti Art School
-The Mobile Art Con was an amazing weekend where I met so many wonderful Fingerpainters!
One of my highlights of 2010 was participating in Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. Since March I have created 102 portraits using my iPhone, iPad, and pencil on paper. It was wonderful to meet and draw some of the other artists in the group last October in NYC at the Highline.
This is a digital collage of fellow Fingerpainter Greg Durrett for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I used the Toonpaint and addLib apps to create the portraits and then created the collage using the Brushes app. One of my favorite aspects of addLib is how it generates random words for each picture.
This is a photo taken from the Dr. Sketchy’s blog of the Moleskines sketchbook that I won a couple months ago at the Dr. Sketchy’s does Warhol’s Factory. The drawing is of “Marilyn with Canary Yellow Hair” and here is a link to another iPad collage of Marilyn. Drawing at Dr. Sketchy’s for the last nine months has really been a highlight of my year. The models were always beautiful and the setups were always interesting. I can’t wait to see what they have planned for 2011!
This is a potrait for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party using ArtRage on my iPad. One of the things I really like about ArtRage is the canvas like textures. The application of the paint varies depending on what grade of canvas you use. I also like using the “crayon” because you can get a real scumbling effect.