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Sunday, May 31, 2009

iDraw: Sunglasses

In The Night Studio: 3:00 AM

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sitting Quietly

Thursday, May 28, 2009

iDraw: It Got Late

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

iDraw: Dizzy

I imagined myself as one of the horizontal riders on one of Marino Marini's near-vertical horses. He usually called these pieces "The Miracle" but dizzy is how I imagined it.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Under the Archway

Monday, May 25, 2009

iDraw: Collaboration

AK and I did this one together, using Chalk Talk, which allows us to draw similitaneously on the same drawing.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

iDraw: Hills Bros Plaza Beneath the San Francisco Bay Bridge

Carnaval in the Mission and a blanket of fog over the city allowed us an unmobbed stroll down the Embarcadero to the refurbished for foodies Ferry Building, where we did our part for America by buying ourselves a few tasty treats.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

iDraw: Something Every Woman Can Relate To

I was listening to an interesting program on the radio about providing prom dresses to homeless young women, when I was quite surprised to hear the following assertion, "It's something every woman can relate to, putting on a dress that makes you feel good and beautiful." I dare say some of us feel good and beautiful without a dress, some don't desire to feel good and beautiful, and others feel better in a suit (a tux is best!).

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Friday, May 22, 2009

iDraw: Back to Giacometti

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Sat in the Room with the Still Life

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

iDraw: I Don't Have a TV but I Watch Alot of Star Trek

'iDraw: I Don't Have a TV but I Watch Alot of Star Trek' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Even after all the different series and characters and species and adventures, if I'm going to imagine myself as a known person in that universe, it's still Mr. Spock.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

iDraw: Harlequin

Monday, May 18, 2009

iDraw: I'm Excited to be Planning a Trip to Yosemite

Sunday, May 17, 2009

iDraw: Chalk Me

'iDraw: Chalk Me' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I made this with ChalkTalk, yet another drawing Ap on my iPod Touch. Its selling feature is that you can draw together with another user over WiFi. It has better colors than the other Ap I know for doing that, Whiteboard. In addition, even as a stand-alone Ap, it as three excellent features. First, the line it makes is an interesting chalky line, and the quality of the line is affected by the speed with which you draw it - slower drawing makes a more solid line. This was done with the free version, where I had to take a screen shot to save the image - I'm hoping hte final image quality will be better now that I paid my three bucks. Second, like only Sketches and iDoodle2 (so far as I know), it allows you to change backgrounds without changing your drawing, so you can draw on a photo, as I admit I did here, and then take the photo away. Third, it has a smear/blur tool for smoothing your line or blending colors, which I don't *think* I've seen anywhere else.

I'm starting to publish some of my detailed feature comparisons and reviews of these iPhone/iPod Touch applications, check them out!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

iDraw: Transparent Layers

Friday, May 15, 2009

iDraw: A Face

'iDraw: A Face' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I downloaded a new drawing program for my iPod Touch, Paintbook, and one interesting feature it has is saving your image at very high resolution. The detail is the right corner of the mouth.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

iDraw: It's Not About Looking Good

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Didn't Jump

...I was just fascinated by the view.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Sat at the Top of the Stairs

Monday, May 11, 2009

iDraw: The Devil Made Me Do It!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

iDraw: In the Bathroom Mirror

Saturday, May 9, 2009

End of Semester Conference

'End of Semester Conference' acrylic paint self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)This painting was done from a photo of the last end of semester conference in The Alexander Education Center's previous location, about a year ago.

Last night I went on a painting spree and also made these 5 riffs on Giacometti' 1964 painting of James Lord.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Uninviting Alley

Thursday, May 7, 2009

In Giacometti's Studio

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

eyeDraw: Cockeyed

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

iDraw: Juliametti

Monday, May 4, 2009

Giacojulia

'Giacojulia' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Artist of the month? Alberto Giacometti. This was based on his "Portrait of Madame Marguerite Maeght, 1961", which (gasp) does not seem to be available on the internet for me to link to.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

If deKooning's Model's Allergies Were as Bad as Mine

Saturday, May 2, 2009

iDraw: Philtrum of Many Colors

Friday, May 1, 2009

iDraw: What Should I Draw?