iPad
ArtRage
30-60 minutes tonight, reworked from a previous painting, no idea how long.
From imagination and freehand from a photo.

I think the suit’s the best part.



After the Rehearsal 2010.12.28, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPod Touch
Brushes App
Freehand from a photo postcard and memory of seeing the painting earlier in the day at the De Young Museum where you’re not allowed to draw or take notes.
This is based on Degas’ ‘Dancers Climbing the Stairs, 1886-1890′ ( www.terminartors.com/artworkprofile/Degas_Edgar-Dancers_C… ) but the dancers have all left.



Kansas City Jazz 2010.10.27 , originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPod Touch
Brushes App
Freehand fragment from a photo of Romare Bearden’s ‘Of the Blues- Kansas City’, 1974, a mixed media piece of paint, collage, etc.
30-60 minutes
Now what would it take to convert this to a portrait of Patricio and Dan…

iPad
artRage (oil pastels)
30-45 minutes
freehand from a photo

Sorry, Rob, we know who’s most important!

The dog was originally drawn in one continuous line, now covered and augmented. Rob was drawn in one continuous line, except for his eyes: one line each. So, four lines to the original sketch.

Rob’s wonderful artwork can be found here: www.flickr.com/photos/rob_mckenzie/

Photos and other portraits of Rob here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762503549…

iPad
ArtRage (Oil/acrylic brushes)
From life/observation (more or less)
<=15 minutes



Kate Larmuth 2010.12.24, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPad
Drawing Pad (Crayons and colored pencils)
Freehand from a photo
45-60 minutes



Girlhelious 2010.12.23, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPad
Sketch Club & Art Studio Apps
Freehand from a photo
45-60 minutes

Art Studio is a great app in it’s own right for drawing and image creation, but with the new features it’s also become my ‘onboard’ ‘photoshop’. For instance, everything you see here was drawn with Sketch Club but I used Art Studio multiple times to move, rotate and shrink parts, then import back to Sketch Club to keep drawing, back to Art Studio to fix something, back to Sketch Club to draw,etc.

Today’s portrait is of Canadian Artist Sharon Pahalan, known on flickr as girlhelious.

You can see Sharon’s artwork on her flickr imagestream: www.flickr.com/photos/32232766@N02/
And website: paintedlikeness.webs.com/

Photos of Sharon and other artists’ portraits of her can be seen here: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/discuss/7215762499017…

I have really enjoyed writing about everyone’s work when I make my first portrait of them. However, I’ve realized that it keeps me from making portraits because of the time involved in making all the links and writing the descriptions.

So in the interest of more portraits, there’s going to be less writing. Instead, I encourage everyone to follow the link above and check out Sharon’s imagestream for themselves.

iPod Touch
FacesIMake
I worked this over a photo of myself, then swapped in the black background. I guess that was a form of tracing?

iPad
ArtStudio App
Freehand from a photo
30-45 minutes

Quick sketch but then I fussed with the little bit of cut-off arm on the left for longer than the whole rest of the drawing *sigh*. Used ArtStudio’s new gradient fill for the background and regular fill for the figure. Cropped slightly in photoshop on my mac because I forgot – you can crop now in iPad ArtStudio.

Today’s portrait is of artist Richard Shulman, known on flickr as iPad Junkie. You can see his wonderful work here: www.flickr.com/photos/10084921@N04/

I have really enjoyed writing about everyone’s work when I make my first portrait of them. However, I’ve realized that it keeps me from making portraits because of the time involved in making all the links and writing the descriptions.

So in the interest of more portraits, there’s going to be less writing. Instead, I encourage everyone to follow the link above and check out Richard’s imagestream for themselves.



Patched-Together Man 2010.12.20, originally uploaded by Julia Kay -.

iPad
Inspire Pro, TypeDrawing, Brushes, Drawing Pad and ArtStudio.
Parts freehand from photos, parts from imagination.
Composite took 30-45 minutes.

I don’t know when all these features came into ArtStudio but there was just an upgrade and it now has:

- a selection tool, with which you can select (obviously), copy and paste (into new layer or other AS drawing)
- fully resizable, moveable and rotatable layers
- more layer blend options than Brushes (but still fewer than DXP)

To explore these new features, I started by importing an unfinished face from Inspire Pro as the base, collaged on eyes from a TypeDrawing face, nose from a Brushes portrait, mouth from a Drawing Pad portrait and then did some additional painting in ArtStudio to pull it all together.

It’s a reasonable replacement for Juxtaposer for higher res digital collage, but I do miss the Juxtaposer feature where you can ‘unerase’ back to an imported layer.

Unfortunately, this looks nothing like Richard Shulman, who I was planning on drawing tonight for the Portrait Party but never got to. Soon, Richard!