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.

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

Old Man Face 2.0

Why that title? Why the 2.0? Yesterday I was in the mood to practice facial features, particularly wrinkles. I needed some inspiration. I needed even more practice. So I looked up “old face” and “wrinkles” and bumped into an interesting photo, which happened to be tied to a 12/25/11 post at this cool blog, Source of Inspiration. I got my inspiration and practice.
Technical: Since my iPad Pro is being swapped out with a new one because of a small display issue, I used my old iPad, Procreate, and a sty-HD stylus. Incidentally, I ordered an Apple Pencil that’s due to arrive in early February. Give me time. Here’s yesterday’s practice image followed by an accelerated progress video:
Old Man Face 2.0

The iLighter

I’d been thinking about this one for years.
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So, I found a couple of public domain images on line and played around with them, i.e. photo editing, in Procreate and iColorama; and, if you scroll down below,I used VideoShop to tell the story behind all this:

iLighter

And now, iLighter, the documentary.

This Year’s Christmas Letter…PLUS a free holiday music video for the first 10,000 visitors!

Enjoy this year’s letter! Last year, you may recall, the letter was h; but, there was no music. This year is different. Thanks for visiting, and all the very best to you, your family, and loved ones!

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Procreate, Phonto, iColorama

Santa’s Mood, an original portfoliolongo.com holiday tune:

Videoshop

Standard Lobotomy: A 15 Sec. Animation

When we as Americans speak of our crumbling infrastructure, we focus on rusty bridges and other examples of tangible decay and neglect, and we tend to overlook the undesirable, long-term, and initially intangible effects on human capital precipitated by the steady erosion over time of investment in and support for public education.

Sketch Club, Photo Speak, Videoshop