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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Longest Day Ever 2010.02.27


Longest Day Ever 2010.02.27, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Jackson Pollack App on my iThing.
<=15 minutes
From imagination.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nodding Off 2010.02.26


Nodding Off 2010.02.26, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Inspire App on my iThing.
<=15 minutes.
From imagination.

Friday, February 26, 2010

At the Purple Gate 2010.02.25


At the Purple Gate 2010.02.25, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Brushes App on my iThing.
Directly from a photo.
20 minutes.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just Keep Going 2010.02.24


Just Keep Going 2010.02.24, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Brushes App on my iThing.
From imagination.
5 minutes or less.
Left handed and eyes closed.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In a Fog, but I Can't Blame San Francisco 2010.02.23

Brushes App on iThing.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Day That Ends with a Shower... 2010.02.22

is better than a day that ends falling asleep in your sweaty clothes!

Brushes and JacksonPollack Apps on my iThing.
From imagination.
15-20 minutes.

Different Strokes 2010.02.21


Different Strokes 2010.02.21, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Can you match the lines to the App (all on my iThing)?
- TypeDrawing
- Jackson Pollack
- Vellum (graphite)
- Vellum (ink)
- Inkling
- Eastern Drawing
- Fountain Pen
And DXP to pull some parts of it together.
From imagination.
~15-30 minutes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Shape-shifter 2010.02.20


Shape-shifter 2010.02.20, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Zeus Draw on my iThing.
15-20 minutes.
From imagination.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Julia Edbrandt Mashup 2010.02.19

Brushes App on my iThing.
From imagination directly over Blue Sky Day's portrait of Ed as seen by Rembrandt. (see below)
< 15 minutes

Thank you thank you to Blue for letting me do this. Here's her original - she gets the credit for 99.9% of "my" self-portrait today:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Too Tired to Take Out the Trash 2010.02.18

Brushes App on my iThing.
From photos and imagination.
<20 minutes.

'Nuff said.

Things Seem Stable, But it's Been a Long Week 2010.02.17

Meritum Paint, Magic Brushes, JacksonPollack, and DXP apps on my iThing.
From imagination.
~20 minutes

You can read about my dilemma about how much to say about my personal life in my Daily Portrait Project, at Women's Voices for Change: Drawing The Line Between Private and Public.

This is part of my Daily Portrait Project, in which I make a non-photographic image of myself every day and post it on the web. This series of self-portraits can be viewed in it's entirety at studiojuliakay.com/portraitproject.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Empty Waiting Room 2010.02.16


Empty Waiting Room 2010.02.16, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Brushes App on my iThing.
Quick.
From Life.

We were the only ones waiting on Sunday of a holiday weekend.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Through a Narrow Window 2010.02.15

Meritum Paint, Magic Brushes, Brushes, and Inspire Apps on my iThing.
From imagination.
15-20 minutes.

I've been so single-mindedly focused on personal business this past few days that I think I actually have less peripheral vision.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Eye'm Tired 2010.02.14


Eye'm Tired 2010.02.14, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Brushes App on my iThing, Photoshop to collage without losing resolution.
From imagination.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Waiting, and Impatiently Tapping My Foot 2010.02.13

Inspire App on my iThing.
From life.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bad Week Got Worse 2010.02.12


Bad Week Got Worse 2010.02.12, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Inkling App on iThing
10 minutes.
From imagination.

Still trying to find humor but it's tough at the moment...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Father's Rolleicord 2010.02.11

Brushes and Inspire Apps on my iThing.
Directly from a photo.
15-20 minutes.

From a self-portrait taken with this twin lens reflex camera pointed at a mirror in the mid to late 80s.

It Has Not Been a Good Week 2010.02.10

Inkling, Brushes & DXP Apps on my iThing.
20-30 minutes.
From imagination.

Inkling is a cool new (I think) $2 App that makes a kind of inky charcoal line (see above) that varies thickness by speed of stroke. A limited number of undos but it does have erase. Color added with Brushes and put it all together with DXP.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Old-Fashioned/New-Fangled 2010.02.09

Pen on paper, Brushes App on iThing for Color, DXP App on iThing to bring the two together.
Drawing freehand from photo, color from imagination.

That was fun, think I'll try some more of those...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Old Style Drawing: 2010.02.08


Old Style Drawing: 2010.02.08, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Pen on paper.
4 X 6 inches.
10-15 minutes.

This isn't the style of drawing with which I'm most comfortable or that I find the most natural or from which I most consistently get agreeable results, but I was inspired to give it another whirl after viewing the great portraits in this style by Razor_NL on flickr

Return From the Vortex!: 2010.02.07

nspire App on my iThing.
Directly from a photo.
20-30 minutes.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Trying to Call Home While Being Sucked Into the Vortex 2 2010.02.06

Inspire App on my iThing.
40-60 minutes.
Directly from a photo.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Waiting for the Train 2010.02.05

Brushes App on my iThing
~45 minutes
Freehand from a photo.

19th street BART (commuter rail) in Oakland, CA, USA.

But why aren't I painting while I wait?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Headless in San Jose 2010.02.04

Brushes App on my iThing.
60 minutes.
Freehand from a photo.

I'm constantly taking pictures of myself, my shadow, & my reflection as possible bases for drawings. I took this one about a month ago when I was on my art daycation in San Jose, California, about an hour from where I live. I was inspired to draw from it tonight from having recently remembered an older headless self-portrait.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pinhead: 2010.02.03


Pinhead: 2010.02.03, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Inspire App on my iThing.
Directly from a photo.
I tried this a couple time and over a couple sessions, but still, probably not more than 30 - 45 minutes.

Another split-shadow piece, but on the iThing and in color, instead of black and white in ink.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Neon Inca Eye: 2010.02.02


My Neon Inca Eye 2010.02.02, originally uploaded by Julia Kay.

Inspire App on my iThing.
10 minutes.
From imagination.

I have no particular explanation for this one! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Self-Portrait as Gillian Ayres' Maritsa 2010.02.01

Today...
Inspire App on my iThing,
Freehand from a photo of Gillian Ayres' painting 'Maritsa'.

Leave it to me to find the insinuation of a face, even in the work of an abstract expressionist!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Some Evenings, I Just Work Here: 2010.01.31

Inspire App on my iThing.
60 minutes.
Freehand from a photo.

"I just work here" is how the sculptor David Friedheim has been known to describe a good day in the studio. More on this concept coming soon...