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Cecil Beaton – Version 2: A Tutorial on Combining Sketchbook Mobile, Brushes and addLib iPhone Apps

I created a second  version of the Cecil Beaton picture that I posted a couple of days ago.  I will go through the steps of creating the picture for a short tutorial on mixing several different apps.  I find that I like using different elements of several apps together, i.e. I like the quality of the lines that I can achieve using Sketchbook Mobile but find that I use Brushes for “painting” the picture.

I created the initial sketch using Sketchbook Mobile because there are two different “brushes” that I love to use which are unique to that app.

I opened up the picture in Brushes and continued to “paint” the figure loosely.

Next I opened up the image in Jackson Pollock.

Next I went back into Brushes to clean up some of the Jackson Pollock “drips”.

I went back into Sketchbook mobile to add a few different brush strokes in her hair and on the necklace.  I was really unhappy with one of the hands and wanted to create the collage to obscure the hand.

I created two images using the addLib App and created the collage using the Layers app:

This is the final version:

After looking at the progression of the image just now I realize that I lost a lot of the line quality from the Sketchbook Mobile version to the Brushes version.  The Brushes version looks more like an ink drawing.  I’m still not sure which version I like better but the first version seems to have gotten a more positive response on Flickr so far.  Which version do you like better ?


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addLib iPhone App

I discovered the addLib iPhone app over the weekend and love the different designs it creates. It works with algorythms and generates different words and compositions in what seems to be random, but sometimes the words will eerily fit the picture. I’ve been using it with pictures I’ve “Toonpainted” and also as collage elements in other pictures. Here are some examples:

addLib, Vhigo and Layers apps

addLib, Toonpaint and Photofinish apps

addLib and Hipstamatic apps

addLib and Toonpaint apps

addLib and Hipstamatic apps

addLib app

addLib and Tunepaint

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Film Noir 2

Film Noir 2, originally uploaded by Ritaflo.

iPhone Art using Toonpaint, Brushes and Layers


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Must be Santa…

Must be Santa…, originally uploaded by Ritaflo.

I’ve been away from blogging and creating the last couple of days due to the holidays. Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and/or happy holidays!

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Self portrait with rose

Self portrait with rose, originally uploaded by Ritaflo.

A digital collage created with Layers iPhone App.

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Tutorial: Creating Digital Collages using Layers iPhone App

A while back I had created a tutorial for creating digital collages with Sketchbook Mobile.  One of my favorite iPhone Apps for creating collages is Layers. When I first got Layers I was disappointed in it after seeing all the impressive artwork that other “fingepainters” were creating.  It took me about a month to really figure out how to use Layers.  I usually do a mash up of several apps when use Layers, importing artwork i’ve made from Brushes and Sketchbook Mobile.

In this collage I’ve used an abstract design I created in Sketchbook Mobile for the bottom layer:

I added some collage elements from photos I had taken and a Lotteria card:

Photo taken at Antique Store

Lotteria Card

I layered these elements over an old black and white photo that I tinted using a clear layer.

Lastly I added text from a book.  I Layered the images together and used the eraser tool to edit out parts of the pictures I didn’t want:

Screen shot of the layering process

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Art Every Day – The dreamer recognizes…

The dreamer recognizes…, originally uploaded by Ritaflo.

I created this for the last day of Art Every Day Month.  This was the first time i’ve done a “challenge” like this.  I didn’t really get to make art every day but I think I did get a lot done, and even if I wasn’t making something I was thinking about what I would make next.



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