A couple of weeks ago the good people at Nomad Brush ask myself and several other artists to create artwork depicting what we think Siri would look like for their Tech Talk at Macworld 2012. I thought it would be a fun challenge so I first spent several days trying to get a mental picture of what she would look like. I decided since the deadline was quickly approaching to use myself as the model (since I was both available and cheap). I imagined Siri to be sort of Cyber punk, hence the pink and purple hair. I also wanted a sort of ageless look, someone who if you glimpsed at in the corner of your eye you weren’t really sure how old she was. Even though it is not as obvious in the picture, she is wearing a turtleneck as an homage to Steve Jobs. I used the Inkpad app for the drawing and added the words using Wordfoto. I put everything together using Sketchbook Pro on my iPad.
Coincidently, after I finished the picture Big Bang Theory had an episode where Raj dreamed about Siri, and she was quite different from mine! I imagine that men and women have very different ideas of what she might look like.
You can see other versions of Siri on the Nomad website. There was also a post about it in Cult of Mac:
A portrait of the actress Hedy Lamarr using Inkpad on the iPad. I was experimenting with the new Blend Mode that was in the newest Inkpad update. I’m not really sure how it works yet, you can work with transparencies and layers to create new textures.
On a completely different note, I can’t but help thinking of Blazing Saddles whenever I hear the name Hedy Lamarr and it brings a smile to my face.
I unknowingly reached my 150th portrait for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. The milestone kind of snuck up on me because on my Flickr set I’ve only added about 145 and I’m not sure which portraits I’m missing from the set. This is a portrait of Isabel using Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage on the iPad.
Brushes on iPad
The view of the boardwalk from the rooftop of Joe’s Seafood on the pier at Wildwood.
Brushes on iPad
I just started reading Gala Darling’s blog recently and love to see all the clothes she wears. Her blog is here:
Brushes on iPad.
We took a walk near our hotel in Wildwood Crest and came across this Statue of Mary which was covered in Rosary Beeds. When I come across something like this I often wonder if this spot has special meaning and how or why people started leaving the Rosary Beads.
Brushes on iPad for Julia Kay’s portrait party.