This is a digital drawing of a Steampunk Pixie at the 2016 Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey. I used the Inkpad vector app on my iPad. I also used the Percolator app to create the patterns in her dress, and then used Sketchbook Pro combine the drawings.
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Every once in a while I actually “stop to smell the roses” at the local supermarket, but I also love to take pictures of them with the Hipstamatic App on my iPhone. I especially like to take pictures on the Random mode so I am pleasantly surprised by my photos. In Random mode, you shake the phone and the “film” and “lenses” automatically change, but you are unable to see which lenses and films are being used until after the photo is processed. It’s a fun way to get out of a rut if you end up using the same Hipstamatic combinations.
Hipstamatic released its Shanghai Hipstapak over the weekend and I experimented with it quickly to see what type of effects it made. I went to a local supermarket to take some photos of roses and took some photos of some antique “heads” that I have at home. Here is how the Hipstapak is described on Hipstamatic’s website:
Being in the worlds biggest city can be a whirlwind of visual stimulation made of lights and bright colors. The Shanghai HipstaPak emulates the energy of this global center in a vivid watercolored image.
Jing Lens Add a textured kaleidoscope of color to any photo. The gentle strokes seem to be applied with the loose grip of an impressionist painter.
Gongbi Film Close your eyes after a time-lapse of traveling through Shanghai, and the resulting memory is what this film produces. Only dreams can be created in this fashion.
I want to experiment with combining these elements with other lenses and films to fully explore what they can do.
This is a portrait of Heather, also known as @Poshadornments on Instagram and Twitter. Heather makes incredible jewelry that she sells on her Etsy site and at various shows around the New Jersey/New York area. I met Heather a couple of years ago at SketchCon and I try to buy a piece of her jewelry every time we are in a show together. This portrait is an iPad mashup using Inkpad, Wordphoto and Sketchbook Pro on the Ipad.
I visited Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey back in May. The sculpture park is a beautiful place to spend the day. There was a Seward Johnson retrospective going on which included some larger sculptures (like the Marilyn Monroe statue) which usually travel around the country. The colorful flowers and breathtaking landscapes make GFS a wonderful destination for taking photos and even plein air painting. Since the park is open all year long you can experience the sculptures in different ways as the seasons change. Some of the sculptures can be (gently) touched and interaction with the art is encouraged. Throughout the park are three dimensional reproductions of French paintings which would be a great way to introduce children to art history. There are also indoor sculpture galleries with rotating exhibits.
I would love to spend a leisurely day there drawing and taking pictures.