Ok, this simple idea popped into my head yesterday, and I had to get it out of my system. Some of you will remember Norm Crosby, the Master of Malaprop. I’m pretty sure he didn’t say this.
About a week ago, a mobile/digital art friend of mine, click here to meet her, posted an evocative photo of a succulent, bulbous tomato on Instagram:
The image reminded me of Karl Malden’s nose; and so for several days I walked around, semi-entranced, with that image on my cognitive back burner…until last night:
Technical: I drew this freehand in Sketch Club on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. Mas o menos, eh? Sketch Club produces a cool statistical summary of the images you create. You can see in this summary that I played around for about an hour. The summary doesn’t show how I used iColorama to slightly darken and sharpen the image, which only took a couple of minutes.
Lately, I’ve been enjoying the sounds of G Street Revolution whenever I have a chance. A few of the musicians are colleagues of my wife at UC Merced. Check’em Out on Facebook or here.
At the Merced County Fairgrounds:
At Vista Ranch and Cellars:
Just a snippet at Five Ten Bistro:
Pretty sure all these were done in Sketch Club and iColorama.
They were sitting still long enough, them and their features’n stuff. Plus, I stopped listening.
iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, couple’a hours, Sketch Club, sharpening in iColorama
…on the way to Santa Barbara to see David Byrne’s 100th performance (8/24/8) of the Utopia Tour held at the Santa Barbara Bowl. See tiny snippet of performance below.
I know a little bit about the bible. I have an M.Div. for Christ’s sake; it’s one of three graduate degrees for Pete’s sake! I may no longer be an ordained Benedictine monk, but I sure as Hell sat through my share of biblical studies, theology, even Greek courses. Most of them were fascinating. I had a brilliant seminary professor, one of several like that, in fact, who approached the study of sacred scriptures from a literary-criticism perspective, steeped in critical hermeneutics, semiology, and philology…right up my alley. He planted the following image in my mind (I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.):
I like how this come out. Most of it was done in Infinite Painter on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. I’m pretty unfamiliar with Painter, but it looks like something I might want to explore more. Then I did a few weird things in iColorama and a resizing in Procreate.
We headquartered in Ferndale, CA and made excursions north to Eureka.
Here’s a Victorian storefront in Ferndale.
While in Eireka, CA, we took a mini cruise around Humboldt Bay on the Madaket.
With a little time on my hands and some inspiration, who knows what will emerge?
iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Sketch Club, iColorama, flashlight, color, wall, shadow. Amen.