Monthly Archives: December 2012

Julia Kay’s Portrait Party 2012

Portrait party-2012-iPad-Art

In 2012 I continued working on portraits for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I completed over 40 portraits using various iPad apps including Inkpad, ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro and Percolator, as well as using traditional media like pencils and acrylic paints. You can see more of my portraits here in this Flickr set. I’m really looking forward to creating more portraits in 2013!

List of artists portrayed: Emily, Hettie, Veterok, Aurora, Conxy, Anne, Hettie, Gina Marie and Julia

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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Retromatic Self Portrait

Retromatic Self Portrait

This is a self portrait using the new Retromatic app on my iPhone. I started with a photo using Tooncamera from around Halloween. Next I used the Retromatic app to add the embellishments around my head. Finally I imported that photo into PicGrunger to get the canvas effect. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this was “Faved on Flickr” on the Life in LoFi site.

I want to experiment with Retromatic more, especially combining it with some Inkpad drawings like in this picture of Sofia below:

Retromatic app-Sofia-iPhone-art

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Portrait of Conxy: Inkpad and Percolator Apps on iPad


This is a portrait of Conxy from Julia Kay’s Portrait Party group on Flickr. I used a combination of the Inkpad app and Percolator for the round shapes.

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Hipstamatic Tintype SnapPak and 261 Update

Tinto Still life

Tinto 1884 lens and C-Type Plate Film

Hipstamatic released their new Tintype SnapPak. This Pak includes two films (one black and white and the other color) and one lens. I really like the retro feel of the different films. The developers at Hipstamatic wanted to give the photos the look of tintype photography. I can’t wait to try these out on some portraits!

Important: You need to update to Hipstamatic 261 before downloading the pak. You can read more about it on the Hipstamatic Blog.

Tinto 1884 lens and D-Type Plate Film

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Wordless Wednesday


Hipstamatic and Percolator apps on iPhone

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December 19, 2012 · 11:21 pm

Wordless Wednesday


The Plaza Hotel, NYC

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December 12, 2012 · 7:35 pm