This is a portrait of Heather, also known as @Poshadornments on Instagram and Twitter. Heather makes incredible jewelry that she sells on her Etsy site and at various shows around the New Jersey/New York area. I met Heather a couple of years ago at SketchCon and I try to buy a piece of her jewelry every time we are in a show together. This portrait is an iPad mashup using Inkpad, Wordphoto and Sketchbook Pro on the Ipad.
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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.
This is a portrait of Olga that I created using the Inkpad vector drawing app on my iPad. I have started experimenting with drawing a black and white line drawing on one layer and then drawing the colors on a separate layer on top.
This is the line drawing alone which I imported into Artrage to get the paper texture. I was experimenting with changing the thickness of the lines to give them more of a variety and weight.
After drawing the color version on the top layer I adjust the transparency of the line drawing so that it shows through the color layer but doesn’t overpower it. The two drawings have very different “personalities” even though they are of the same person.
I created a digital portrait of Tammy for the Flickr group Julia Kay’s Portrait Party. I started the portrait using the Inkpad App. I wanted to give the portrait a unique texture so I used the Percolator app and used the “napkin” texture. In order to remove some of the circles in the portrait I imported the images into Sketchbook Pro and used the eraser tool.
The original Inkpad drawing
The Inkpad drawing as imported into Percolator
A screenshot of Sketchbook Pro showing the layers and erased portions
This a portrait of Barbara Eden from the tv show “I Dream of Jeanie”. I used the Inkpad app for the drawing and ArtRage for the paper texture. I wanted to work more with mark making and lines and to focus more on the drawing. I started out wanting to use a minimal palette but colors kept creeping in. I was going for a retro look and I want to work with more transparencies and “not coloring within the lines”.
I was recently talking to someone about what we watched as kids before Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network came along. If you are of a certain age you grew up on reruns of I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched, the Munsters and the Addams Family, to name a few.
This is a self portrait from a photo taken at Speakeasy Dollhouse in early March. I used the Inkpad vector drawing app on the iPad mini. I am playing around with using my QR code as a sort of signature. In this picture I am drinking some of the “special coffee” from a teacup. I loved the atmosphere of the speakeasy, especially the antique furnishings. Below is a picture of an antique cigarette machine that reminds me of diners I frequented when I was younger. A special note about my dress – this is a Betsey Johnson dress that I bought in the 90’s and amazingly it still fits! I can say I really got my money’s worth on this dress.
This is a portrait of Regina Stargazer from a Saint Patrick’s Day Dr. Sketchy at the Clash Bar in Clifton. This session featured the White Elephant Burlesque Society and had an Irish theme. Fortunately I was able to take pictures and I will be posting more of the photos and drawings as I finish working on them.
This is a portrait of Regina from the session using the Repix app and Artrage on the iPad mini: