For the past month I have been engrossed in an online course titled iPad for Artists taught by my colleague Susie Monday. Since I use my iPad for mostly email, social media, reading and games I decided I might like to really learn other things to do with it.
I downloaded a bunch of apps for drawing, painting, altering, collaging and sketching. The challenge has been to remember what goes with what app. The apps are all designed by young minds that remember easily how to get from one screen to another. In a perfect world I would take much longer to learn each app.
I could literally spend all my free time and my not so free time playing, drawing, painting, sketching and altering images with the ultimate goal to be either print the images to fabric or create a textile from the design. Along the way I have developed a new appreciation for those who are designing fabric commercially.
To give you just a taste, here is an original image of Lake Powell taken from the air on my way to New Mexico two weeks ago. And here are variations of the image. What I find most remarkable about this process is what starts out as an exquisite image becomes rather mundane and ordinary when tiled for printing. So perhaps that ordinary blue pinstripe suiting may have started life as an extraordinary landscape?
These were primarily altered in MegaPhoto but also in Pixlr and Drawing Pad.
Cindy Cooksey says
good for you, taking her class. I saw a notice about it and considered taking it. I have downloaded various artistic apps but have not taken the time to learn them.
Susie monday says
thanks for sharing these and the class info too! I agree, the scale has to hit the mark, too small and it all goes mush!
interestong. Great variations!