I just finished Susie Monday’s 6 week online class titled Art on the iPad. You too can take this great class chock full of resources from a very knowledgeable teacher. Her next class starts soon.
I learned so much from this class not the least of which is I have a really bad habit off not writing down the steps I take when designing. What? Me follow directions? What? Me follow instructions? What? How did I design that? What app did I use? Uh, I don’t remember!
In my defense it is really a challenge to be an honor student while still having great fun playing in apps. When one has the option to add several layers within one app, how much fun is it to stop, and write down each step? It is NOT fun, so mostly I didn’t do it. I purchased 23 different apps and tried all of them at least once, except for those where the only way out was to hit the HOME key.
I did take note though of the apps I most like and those are the ones I most often used to alter images. What follows were altered in more than one app. So like my art-making it all became a bit serendipitous, and really is that not what all of this should be about anyway?!
For the last lesson I had four fat quarters (18″ x 18″) printed on Spoonflower. Normally I am not a fat quarter kind of gal, but I was just trying out this easy-peasy way to print my own fabric online. The fabric arrived a couple of days ago and so (ta da) I present the original images and the four fats!
The first image (above) was taken inside the car going through the carwash.
This is the carwash manipulated in MegaPhoto, Waterlogue, and Pixlr and printed on cotton. I so love the b/w piece as it looks so modern art, instead of some jive carwash while the color one has a bit of a camo appearance to it.
In addition, I manipulated this image of an old weathered, painted, cut board leaning up against the wall outside a friend’s art studio. She works in metal and paper and uses the board to cut the metal against.
This is the board rotated and manipulated in MegaPhoto, Pixlr and several others. Overall I am happy with the results and have no idea what I will do with them yet, so please don’t ask me!
Susie Monday says
Wow Carol. I can’t wait to see with you do with some od this stuff. The cutting board ones are really interesting, too.
Thanks Susie! I have no idea right now what I will design with these but I definitely like having these new techniques in my toolbox!