Neander-Selfie (with 9 sec. video)

Procreate, the iPad drawing app, is chalk full of features.  I may have whined about that already. Actually, I’m learning some new techniques, e.g., smudging. I’d like to become a better smudger, even if I did so curmudgeonly. So, I cranked this one out..and just below it is a 10-second video of the process. Procreate lets you export the entire drawing as a video. I simply increased the play-back in iMovie 20X.


Here’s how the sketch came out in high speed:


Numerical Snapshot

I’m just a few posts shy of 200 here at  I never imagined back in early November 2013 that I’d be looking at a couple of hundred posts in nine months!  But what’s even more astonishing is, thanks to the small tracking feature that WordPress provides, the number of views by country.  Thanks for visiting and check this out:

Its a big world

Saturday Afternoon Pub

My layers got out of control. I ended up just going with the Procreate flow, backwash is more like it.
It started when Annyth and I made a relatively unexpected stop at the 17th Street Public House for a porter, no make that two for each of us after squeezing in a couple of delivered tacos from J&R Tacos at halftime. Yea, it became an outing.
And there I was staring at a cool Dogfish Head tap head, which I photographed, brought home, and started playing with. Part of that photo remains in today’s image, but that particular portion – and the drawing itself – kept resizing themselves within their layers. At any rate, here’s where I decided to draw the line and scream kaput!


(still) never gonna be the same

Another version of Never Gonna Be the Same (Jan. 2010).

never gonna be the sameClick to enlarge


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Music: 12 String Taylor guitar, open G tuning, composed by Plongeaux in NOLA, Jan. 2010 just before the Saints won the Super Bowl.

Video: iMovie, Photo Booth, MacBook Pro

Image(s): OK, this requires some splainin’… I “grabbed” the above photo from the video, edited it in My Sketch, an iPad app, imported it into Procreate and added additional material, i.e., the dude in the doorway fucking with the lightswitch. At the end of the video, where it says visit:, well, that was done in Procreate and exported as a video clip, which I then added to the end of the video.