This is a portrait of Marta B. for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I used a combination of the Toonpaint app and ArtRage to create this painterly look. Marta’s original photo reminded me of the covers of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine from the 1980’s. I was also thinking of Wayne Theiboud’s colorful paintings.
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This is a portrait of Ejmordasky, one of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party’s newest members using vector drawing app Inkpad. I am working on using more linear elements with Inkpad and this was a good exercise for that purpose. In the original photo she is holding a wire twisted into the word “love”. I drew the word using an unfilled stroke in black. Next I used duplicate in place to make a lighter grey version of the word and moved it slightly to give it the look of a highlight. I also used the stroke on the words on the camera. It was a fun portrait to do because all the details kind of took me out of my comfort zone.
March 11th was my two year anniversary of joining Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I completed 200 portraits using pencil on paper, iPhone, and numerous iPad apps, including ArtRage, Brushes, Inkpad, and Sketchbook Pro. It was a really great opportunity for me to experiment with the apps with each new portrait and try to get each portrait to look different. The group has grown to over 600 artists using a wide variety of media, from traditional oil paints to Etch-a-Sketch, name labels and a crochet quilt. Since joining I’ve met and drawn some of the members. There are meet ups going on all over the world and if I could I would love to hop on a plane and join them. Several of the members have published books of their portraits.
My last three portraits were pretty low tech, pencil on paper, but I want to stretch out and try some acrylic and pastel versions, along with more iPad art. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the members are doing and look forward to the day when a meet up come to my neck of the woods.
Kate just joined Julia Kay’s Portrait Party and I wanted to try the Percolator app on her portrait. First I used Toonpaint on her original photo and then “percolated” that version. Next I imported that picture into ArtRage to add the oil paint texture.
I also worked on another portrait of Kate from a black and white photo. I used the Toonpaint App and added color to the picture. Next I imported that into ArtRage to give it more of an thick oil painted look.