Monthly Archives: February 2012
This is a portrait of Jane for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. While I was on Pinterest I saw a painting by Stuart Davis who I had totally forgotten about. I was kind of thinking about his shapes while doing this, but without one of his pictures in front of me.
I also did another version of Jane using Sketchbook Pro on the iPad.
This is a digital collage for the Mobile Artist Assigned Paintings group on Flickr. The theme was Poetic Language which had me a little perplexed at first. I couldn’t think of a poem to use at all and thought of using song lyrics instead. Then I remembered the movie “Howl” about Allen Ginsberg’s poem and the animated sequence that accompanied a reading of the poem. Some parts were abstract but other parts were too literal. I didn’t want to illustrate the poem but give my impressions of the images that came to my mind. I used Tooncamera, PicGrunger and Sketchbook Pro for this one. The second image was made with Percolator and Sketchbook Pro.
This is a portrait of Lynda Carter who starred in the Adventures of Wonder Woman in the 1970’s. I remember watching the show as a kid, along with Starsky and Hutch and Charlie’s Angels. I looked up Lynda Carter on Wikepedia and found that she has an album out and she still looks fabulous!
I used the Inkpad app for the initial drawing and used PicGrunger to give it the aged look. I wanted to give it a stars and stripes theme so I used the Percolator app to add the white stars. I put everything together using Sketchbook Pro on the iPad.
Since getting the Percolator app for my iPad I’ve been experimenting with the various filters to see what they can do. I decided to test out whether I could Percolate my QR code and would I still be able to scan it. I tried out the Star setting on Percolator and i tested it out as I went along. Next I wonders if I could import the star QR code into Toonpaint and ArtRage to make a more colorful and abstract QR code. The color version still works but I think the phone has to be very carefully aligned to the QR code. Eventually I want to make new Moo round stickers of my QR codes to distribute and stick on promotional materials. I am still working on the idea of incorporating the QR codes into my artwork, as in the picture above where I used Tooncamera and Sketchbook Pro on the iPad.
Percolated QR Code
Toonpaint and ArtRage on iPad
This is a portrait of Aurora for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I had a lot of fun working on the various patterns, especially the ones behind her head. I imagine that Matisse would have loved the Inkpad app because you can create and move around shapes like he did with his paper cut pictures.