I recently got a new iPad, a sixth-generation iPad Pro, 12.9-inch (33 cm), colloquially known as the M2 iPad Pro, complete with digital copper plumbing, 512 GB and, by necessity, a new 2nd generation Apple Pencil. Yea, it’s amazing; it’s my 3rd iPad since I started drawing and painting on an iPad in 2013, 10 years ago!
Here are a few other digital renderings done on my new device – mostly composed in Sketch Club using iColorama, Procreate and VideoShop here and there:
Emergence, Art Exhibit, Contemporary and Humanistic Artists Association (CHAA), November 30, 2022 to January 8, 2023, Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Merced, CA. Digital Renderings: This 4 minute 37 second video consists of series of digital images, animations, and time-lapse videos that I have created on an iPad while living in Merced, CA from 2014 to 2022. Displayed in this video is a collection of digital-art expressions whose meaning requires motion for its significance to emerge. These expressions include: Miss the Basket; Hannah Arendt; Turquoise; Love Letter; Owl’s Wide Open; Jorma; Paint Swatches; Strategic Vision; Outhouse Bird; Abelike; Heavy Heart; Birdie Wine; Barber Pole; Pucker Danny; Old Man Face; Sí, se puede; Beginnings; Gyro; Lead Guitar; Bald Mitt; Bernie; Sphere Spade; Sniff Sniff; The Pundant; Whirling Skeleton; Hydrospurt; and Selfie.
Several days ago someone dropped off about a dozen freshly picked lemons. Today I made a batch of lemon sorbet using the 3 cups of juice they rendered and some zest. I used the juicer Annyth and I bought a couple of months after moving here to Merced in California’s Central Valley in 2014. I’ve used it to squeeze grapefruits, oranges, lemons, limes, and even pomegranates. Thank you for your service.
Done on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using Sketch Club and then iColorama.
I was in a slump and felt overwhelmed by all the revelations that politics as usual is all about acquiring and retaining power. It happens on both sides of the aisle, but Republicans, I’m convinced – because they’re wealthier and have more to lose – are better at it. And that was before RBG died (see an RBG post from 2014 with video), prompting Republicans to activate their pituitary glands once again for the world to see! So, I sketched out one of my stock, bald-headed “establishment” guys in Sketch Club on my iPad. I copied it, flipped it, added some more details, tweaked it a little in iColorama while recording the “movement,” and then finally editing the video with a soundtrack in Videoshop. As I did this, I realized I was working through an insight, or at least a suspicion, that we attach ourselves to mental constructs, even our sense of self, with whom we dance and dance and dance, as reality goes on in the overlooked background. It’s so hard to detach or let go, but very little acceptance can occur until we do.