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MDAC Summit 2015

Jo Kettlewell For JKPP
Portrait of Jo – Inkpad, Steampunk Tada app on iPad

I am happy to announce that my portrait of Jo for JKPP was selected for the MDAC Summit 2015 in Palo Alto, California. Only 100 pieces were selected from over 1200 entries. The show will be up through the month of August at the Palo Alto Art Center.

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Steampunk World’s Fair 2015: Hipstamatic Series

  
Maria Ortiz as Maleficent

I attended the Steampunk Worlds Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey back in May. I have been interested in Steampunk culture, especially the music, fashion and how to use it in my art. I started taking photos of people dressed in their steampunk finery about three years ago and I am working on an ongoing multimedia project using these photos.

These photos were taken using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. I am using the Tinto 1884 lens and the C-Type Plate film to give the photos an antiqued Tintype look. The Tinto 1884 lens seems to focus on the eyes to give the photos an otherwordly look. Since one of the themes of Steampunk culture is time travel, I want to give the photos the look of something that is out of time, or timeless.

  
Mark P. Donnelly

  
Steampunk Scarecrow

  
Unknown Steampunk Ninja

  
Artist Abigail Larson

  

Paul Nicholasi of Idle Hands

  

Cosplay Trio

I am always amazed by the creativity of the costumes and the themes. Some people are mixing cosplay with steampunk with some incredible results! I am already looking forward to next year’s World’s Fair which will be held May 13 through 15, 2016.

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Wordless Wednesday

Emily
Portrait of Emily – Inkpad on iPad

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Portrait of Agnes: Inkpad on iPad

Agnes for JKPp

This is an Inkpad drawing of Agnes from Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. This is my 153rd portrait for the group (give or take a few).

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Portrait of Beliza: Inkpad on iPad

Beliza

This is a portrait of Beliza from Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I used the vector drawing app Inkpad and just focused on creating a black and white line drawing and varying the weight of the lines.

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Portrait of Sylvia – InkPad and Percolator on iPad

Sylvia For JKPP

This is a portrait of Sylvia for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. The drawing is done with the InkPad app and I have used the Percolator app to add the round elements.

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Tutorial: Creating a Digital Portrait with Inkpad and Percolator

Sweet Melisa

This is a portrait of Sweet Melisa for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I started with an Inkpad drawing:

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Next I used the Percolator app to make several different versions:

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Finally I imported all the different versions into Sketchbook Pro. I used the layers to erase parts of each layer to subtract the Percolated areas that I did not want.

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Portrait of Adrienne Rose: Inkpad on iPad

Adrienne Rose

This is a quick sketch of Adrienne Rose for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I used the Inkpad Vector drawing app on the iPad and imported the drawing into ArtRage for the texture. I really liked the colors in her original photo because they were quite different from my usual palette.

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Goodbye Lou Reed

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No lie, I’ve been listening to Lou Reed’s Transformer for the last week while painting and it was in my CD player when I found out that he had died over the weekend. Lou Reed was one of my favorite artists since my record store years. I’ve had many great memories over the years, like seeing him at the Matisse show at the MOMA in the 90’s, seeing “Songs for Drella” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and seeing him onstage with David Bowie performing “White Light, White Heat”.

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I added this photo of myself wearing my Lou Reed t-shirt to Julia Kay’s Portrait Party a couple of years ago and have had several portraits done with Lou’s image looking up at me.

I loved his voice. I loved the way he was such a presence in New York City. I wish I could have seen him sing one last time.

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Portrait of Olivia: Inkpad and Artrage on iPad

Olivia

This is a portrait of Olivia for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I am approaching 250 portraits for this group. I love to work on these portraits when I’ve run out of inspiration to other artwork. There are over 600 hundred me,hers now so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!

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