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Celebrating My Three Year Anniversary at Julia Kay’s Portrait Party!

Molly Peck For JKPP

March 10th was my three year Anniversary with Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I was one of the first members and now the group has 750 members and 31,586 portraits. I have made 241 portraits using the iPad, the iPhone, as well as traditional media such as acrylic paint and pencil. Because the group is always growing there are a constant stream of new artists to draw or paint. I have been fortunate to meet some of the artists in the group, including Julia, and there have been meet ups all around the world.

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Portrait of Ineke for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party

Ineke For JKPP

This is a portrait of Ineke using Inkpad on the iPad for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr.

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Congratulations to Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on 20,000 Portraits!

Jane Sherwood For jKPP

This week I was the lucky artist to submit the 20,000th portrait to Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr (and my 188th portrait). This is a portrait of Jane Sherwood and her daughter created using ArtRage on the iPad. I was experimenting with using different brushstrokes and blocking out the color using larger shapes. I had watched an ArtRage tutorial on line and was trying some of the things the artist demonstrated. The challenge for me is that I am used to using acrylics and know how to thin the paint using mediums, but in ArtRage I start out with my “paint” a little too thick and have to find the right formulation. I also used the pencil brush for the thin lines and the pastel brush for scumbling the colors.

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Hopeful Gratitude (and her cat) For JKPP

hopeful gratitude for JKPP

This is an iPad painting of Hopeful Gratitude for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party using Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage. A new discussion thread has started with portraits that include cats, so I want to start a few paintings to fit into that category. Sadly, I don’t have a cat to pose with (i’m allergic) but maybe someone can let me borrow one for a picture.

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Portrait of Lisa for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party: Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage on iPad

Lisa

This is a portrait of Lisa for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I really liked her original photo because I thought the body language of the two people created a great narrative. It made me wonder – what is their relationship, is he bored, angry or transfixed by her? If the lights behind them were thought bubbles what would they be thinking?

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Portrait of Jesseca: Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage on iPad

Jesseca For JKPP

This is a portrait for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. There have been a lot of new members lately and I’m trying to catch up on some portraits. I’ve been experimenting with the combination of Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage lately. I like to use Sketchbook Pro first and then import the picture into ArtRage to add various textures and give it a more painterly feel. I recently started using the varnish setting in the oil brush and using it on a separate layer to add brushstrokes to the picture. It doesn’t seem to get muddy working that way. I also like the way it works with the watercolor paper surface, the brushstrokes seem to sit on the surface a little differently than the way it works with the canvas setting.

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Nora X 4: Toonpaint and Sketchbook Pro on IPad

Nora x 4

This is my second portrait of Nora for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I used the Toonpaint app’s new feature which creates color “toons” and used Sketchbook Pro to multiply the images. I put one image of Nora on each layer and varied the transparency of each. I thought that Nora’s outfit had a real steampunk feel so I thought it would be appropriate to use the Steampunk PhotoTada to create the textures.

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