This is a portrait of Anne Francis from the movie Forbidden Planet. I wanted to keep the color scheme very limited in this picture. I used Inkpad for the initial drawing, PicGrunger and Wordfoto. I also used Sketchbook Pro to create layers and erase different areas from each layer.
I discovered an image of Nyah from Devil Girl from Mars randomly on Pinterest a while back. Finding obscure images and characters is one of my favorite aspects of Pinterest and Tumblr.
The description of Devil Girl From Mars on Wikipedia is as follows:
Nyah, a sexy, commanding female alien dressed in black vinyl, is headed for London. She is part of the advanced team that is looking for men to replace the dying male population on their planet. However, because of damage to her spaceship caused by entering Earth’s atmosphere, she is forced to land in the remote Scottish moors. She is armed with a raygun that can paralyze or kill, and has a menacing robot.
For this portrait I used Inkpad, Wordfoto, PicGrunger and put them all together using Sketchbook Pro. I wanted to give it the look of an aged movie poster.
A couple of weeks ago I was commissioned to create a portrait of Adora for the Adorable Tumblr featuring over 300 pieces of artwork based on photos and a Wish List of different ideas artists can work from. For my portrait I used Percolator, Wordfoto and Sketchbook Pro on my iPad.
This is such a wonderful project and I am really enjoying seeing all the imaginative art that is on the site. The artists are from all around the world and there is a wide variety of styles and materials used. I’m really looking forward to seeing this project as it progresses.
Filed under Art, iPad Art
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:
I created this portrait of Shirley McClaine as a demo for the IPad event at the Apple Store last week. I used a lot of pattern in this one because I wanted to demonstrate masking and using different collage elements that I keep in my photo albums. I like to scan in different textures to use on my pictures and I also use some of my Hipstamatic photos. I created a black and white drawing first to show how I add color and use the masks. I usually don’t work this way because I draw the colors in right from the beginning, almost in the same way I paint. I love the immediacy of Inkpad and the way you can make quick changes. The “undo” button is one thing you don’t have luxury of using in real paintings, and I have to say that I have become very spoiled by it!
I wanted to do a portrait of Lady Gaga using Inkpad and I found a photo of her with a “hair halo” from about two years ago. I loved the way it framed her face and it reminded me of religious paintings with the gold leaf halos. I was experimenting with the masking function in Inkpad for the lace on her face and shirt. Even though I’ve been using Inkpad for a couple of months i could not figure out how to use the masking function until just recently. I added PicGrunger and put all the layers together using Sketchbook Pro.
One of my favorite iPad apps right now is Inkpad. I like to use my Inkpad drawings as the jumping off part of the paintings, adding elements such as words from WordFoto and textures using PicGrunger. I make several versions of the same picture and then use Sketchbook Pro to create layers and erase unwanted areas.
Here are the various stages of the painting: