Monthly Archives: July 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Purple

Hipstamatic and Popsicolor app on iPhone

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Things I Love Thursday: Shonen Knife and Maxwell’s

Over the weekend I was fortunate to see Shonen Knife at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey. They are one of my favorite groups but this was the first time that I saw them in concert. I can hardly believe that they have been around for 30 years (!!!)

Shonen Knife just released their new album PopTune and they played several songs from it which sounded fantastic. They also played Rock and Roll High School from their Ramones Tribute album Osaka Ramones. Their show was incredibly high energy and fun.

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Maxwell’s is one of my favorite places to see a show because the room is so small. I was able to get really close to the stage and was able to get a lot of iPhone photos. I had a flood of memories of some of the shows that I had seen there, including Los Straitjackets, the Fleshtones, and Robyn Hitchcock. Back in the 90’s when Hoboken had a flourishing art scene I had exhibited my paintings in the restaurant area. I’ve heard that it has one of the best jukeboxes around, even though I didn’t get to check it out on this visit.

A special thanks to Tracey and Bill for making the night even more fun and memorable!

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Portrait of Julia Kay-Two Ways

Julia Kay - ArtRage version

ArtRage on iPad version

This is a portrait of Julia Kay of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I really liked the colors and patterns in her original photo and I thought it would be a great challenge. I created the original portrait using Inkpad on my iPad. Next I imported it into ArtRage and modified it using the pastel, pencil and oil brushes. I like that you can get a mixed media effect that does not have a “computer graphics” look. I love the marks that you can make with the pencil and the way you can vary the size of the line. I used the “Watercolor” canvas setting which has a great texture and is great for using with the pastel brush because you can get a nice scumbled effect.

Congratulations to the members of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party for reaching (and surpassing) 25,000 portraits!!! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s work as the group grows and progresses.

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Inkpad on iPad version-texture added with ArtRage

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Marta: Inkpad on iPad

Marta

This is a portrait of Yvonne Craig as Marta on Star Trek. Some time ago I found an article online (which I can’t locate now) listing the character actors who worked on both the Batman and Star Trek TV shows in the 60’s. Yvonne Craig played Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in the Batman series.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Hipstmatic iPhoto and Percolator App

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Amber Ray at Dr. Sketchy: Inkpad on iPad

Amber Ray At Dr. Sketchy NYC

This is a portrait of Amber Ray from a Dr. Sketchy session at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. You can see some of my drawings from that session here.

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Vive la France!!!

Amber ray-vive la France- Paris

I am posting a digital collage of Amber Ray in celebration of Bastille Day. This was from a drawing I made at a secret Dr. Sketchy session in a rococo style apartment in NYC. These digital collages were some of my first iPad works where I combined pencil drawings with collage elements.

Amber Ray @ Dr. Sketchy's NYC
Digital collage using Toonpaint and Brushes

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