Crafting a Creative Story … About Me

I mentioned in a blog post last month that I had begun a process, which I said I would elaborate on in detail at some point. Well, I’m not going to elaborate on that just yet, but I will say that one of the goals of the process is for me to be able to have something coherent to say “about me.” I will also say that I’m working with Adam James Butcher, artist and coach. So in the spirit of showing my work, when it comes to this sort of work in progresss, here’s a one minute, thirty-one second video that I did in Videoshop that represents a draft “illustrated about-me statement” that I hope to improve upon. Your feedback, as usual, is welcome. Please feel free to chime in on this post or any other post.

Congestion: An Interactive Post

What do you do when you’re sick, your eyes are watery, and your nostrils can’t even collaborate?

You pull out your iPad, open up Paper 53, and get to work!

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click on image to enlarge

Now for the interaction: which of these two moms is more modern? The Vick’s mom or the pill mom? [Use comment form below to reply. The first 25 respondents will win big prizes.]

Forecast

shit storm

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BEHIND THE SCENES: For weeks now, an evasive idea has been trying to form itself on my cognitive drawing board, having to do with depictions of absurd, segregated services reserved for conservatives or liberals. At first I thought of separate traffic lights at any given intersection, one set of red lights for the conservatives and another for the liberals. Then I realized how unlikely it would be, in such an imagined reality, that conservatives and liberals would even share the same roads. If nothing else, there would have to be fancy toll roads for conservatives only and old, beat up, public roads for the liberals. So I scratched that.

Then notions of segregated meteorological services for conservatives and liberals began appearing on my internal drawing board. I imagined a conservative weatherperson standing in the pouring rain with a mic in one hand and an umbrella in the other outlining the counter factuals: sunny, low humidity, time for a picnic. You know, “fake weather.” But then a staff researcher found the YouTube video below, published way back in 2012. Damn it! That’s when I decided to go with the simple shit storm forecast.

Hop On

I know; this has got to stop. I’ve lost control of my own creativity from a doodleographic perspective. Too often, when I sit down with my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, I’m unable to resist the temptation to devote yet another post to transcandidate Donald Trump. I’m counting 19 separate posts, click here to see them, tagged “Trump” dating back to December 14, 2015; you’ll have to click on “see older posts” at the bottom of the first of two pages. Yea, because there are 19 posts with the Trump tag. I know; this has got to stop.

iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Tayasui Sketches, iColorama, Videoshop

Mobile Digital Art & Creativity (mDAC) Summit 2016

Click here to see the mDAC2016 program. The 3-day event began on Friday, 8/12/16 with the Grand Opening followed by the two-day Summit, Saturday and Sunday, 8/13 and 8/14/16. One of my digital paintings, Lumpensammler, made it into the top 100.

Lumpensammler

mDAC2016 - few examples

During the 2-day summit, participants were introduced to a variety exercises, techniques, and apps and invited to generate exploratory samples. A few examples of my output follow:

Google's very own Matthew Cruickshank invited us to submit a Google Doodle. A winner was selected...not mine.

Google’s very own Matthew Cruickshank invited us to submit a Google Doodle. A winner was selected…not mine.

A quickie of Maestro Jeremy Sutton in Procreate during the reception after the Grand Opening.

A quickie of Maestro Jeremy Sutton in Procreate during the reception after the Grand Opening.

Kate Barber guided us through ArtRage focusing on digital watercolor painting.

Kate Barber guided us through ArtRage focusing on digital watercolor painting.

A piece inspired by Keynote Speaker, Adam James Butcher

A piece inspired by Keynote Speaker, Adam James Butcher

A blended photograph in iColorama, product of Meri Walker of iphoneartgirl.com

A blended photograph in iColorama, product of Meri Walker of iphoneartgirl.com

Instructor Jeremy Sutton  Model Amber

Instructor Jeremy Sutton
Model Amber Procreate

Instructor Jeremy Sutton

Instructor Jeremy Sutton Model Amber