Two Digital Selfies

I did this photo-referenced self portrait a day before my left-eye cataract surgery in Art Set Pro, an iPad painting app that I hardly ever use. Here’s how it came out:

I was curious how it would look after a little tweaking in iColorama, in particular, by adding a pixelating effect. Here’s how that turned out:

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Then the day of the procedure, when I was barely able to see or stay awake, I did a similar self portrait, this time in Paper 53; and this is how that turned out:

Since I like the pixelating effect so much, I subjected the image to the same tweaking as the image above.

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What do you think?

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.

Neadra-Selfie

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