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Saturday, August 8, 2009

iDraw: Facial Abstract: 2009.08.07

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

iDraw: Quick Color(tilt) Study: 2009.08.05


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A very quick sketch using the ColorTilt app on my iPod Touch. I'm finding it very hard to draw in the corners with the current version since the corners activate menus, but otherwise love this app for lots of color & color variations at your finger tips. ( Some other colotTillt examples )

Mmmm... I did a little cleanup in photoshop, too, mostly moving the ear to a better place.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

iDraw: Today Was Not As Productive as I Had Hoped it Would Be: 2009.07.28


This was done very quickly, from imagination, using the Eastern Artist App on my iThing. I love the customizable signature seal/stamps and the Korean paper backgrounds that are provided. I haven't quite sorted out the controls for the pen but it;s good for me to embrace randomness sometimes. It's a good contrast to yesterday's tight piece done over a photo.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

iDraw: Cross-Eyed From Balancing My Checkbook

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

iDraw: View From Below

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pasta Portrait (Linda Made Me Do It!)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

iDraw: I Slept Through My Alarm

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

iDraw: A More Minimalist Jackson Pollack

Thursday, June 18, 2009

iDraw: iSee

Thursday, June 4, 2009

iDraw: Behind the Lime Green Door

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

iDraw: Don't Confuse Me

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

iDraw: Grey Tiles and Pink Toes

Monday, June 1, 2009

iDraw: In the Lobby of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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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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

Saturday, May 2, 2009

iDraw: Philtrum of Many Colors

Friday, May 1, 2009

iDraw: What Should I Draw?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

DeKooning Meets Mad Magazine; They Both Have Their Eyes Closed

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Heat Wave: Morning Light

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sanity is Over-rated

Monday, April 6, 2009

iDraw: Still Relaxed After a Few Days Off

Sunday, April 5, 2009

iDraw: We Climbed the Harry Street Stairs

Saturday, April 4, 2009

iDraw: Even I Would Make a Better Vulcan Than T'Pol

Monday, March 23, 2009

iDraw: Holding Nothing

Monday, March 16, 2009

iDraw: It's Fun to Draw with my Finger!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Croc Strap Broke!

'My Croc Strap Broke!' pen self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) And all the king's horses and all the king's men and all the tools at my workbench, couldn't put it back together again!

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

iDraw: Almost Neon

Friday, February 27, 2009

iDraw: Ghost of Julia Past

Thursday, February 26, 2009

iDraw: Getting Bored with Drawing on my iPod Touch

'Getting Bored with Drawing on my iPod Touch' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I've done all my drawings this month on my iPod Touch, and I'm ready to go back to traditional media for awhile. Unfortunately, I expect to still be quite busy for at least another 4-6 weeks, and the Touch is the quickest as there is no setup, no cleanup, and I can do it anywhere. So I expect we'll continue to see alot of iDraw drawings for at least another month.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

iDraw: Surprised and Pleased

Monday, February 23, 2009

iDraw: What Was I Wearing On My Head?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

iDraw: I Wonder What Will Happen Next?

Friday, February 20, 2009

iDraw: No Sense of Harmony, No Sense of Time

'No Sense of Harmony, No Sense of Time' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) The song then continues "And I'm blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind, blind", which is what I was when I made this drawing. Right-handed, though.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

iDraw: Continuous Tilting Contour Line

'Continuous Tilting Contour Line' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) That is to say, I used Sketchinz again to draw by tilting, rather than using my finger. However, this time I tilted freehand, rather than tracing a photo or previous drawing.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

iDraw: Hello to Lim Ding Wen!

Lim Ding Wen is a 9 year old computer programmer in Singapore who wrote Doodle Kids, a free iPhone/iTouch drawing program intended for kids, which I used to make today's portrait of me waving at him across the ether. Thank-you Lim Ding Wen for this fun application!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

iDraw: Finally Some Good News!

Friday, February 13, 2009

iDraw: Big-Headed Shadow

Monday, February 2, 2009

iDraw: Among the Potted Plants

'Among the Potted Plants' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) In my mother's feminist household, these were always called "'snake plant"' but despite its political incorrectness I prefer the more colorful "mother-in-law's tongue", another common name for the same plant.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sisters

'Sisters' pen self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Well, January is over, and I think I'll give the childhood series a rest for now. It's been more challenging than I expected - I'm not going to be signing up to be a child-portrait-artist anytime soon.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

iDraw: Never Look Back

Here's a similar piece with the same name, from 1982. (Actually I made it in 1982 but I only titled it last year...) Of course by showing the piece from 1982... I am looking back!

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

iDraw: Psycho Color, Qu'est-ce Que C'est?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

iDraw: Vacation's Over!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy to be With My Big Sis

Monday, January 12, 2009

iDraw: Nose to the Grindstone

Sunday, January 11, 2009

iDraw: All Work and No Play...

'All Work and No Play...' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) ...makes Julia a tired girl making a boring drawing. Well, I shouldn't say no play - I only spent 12 hours at the office this weekend, so there was a little time left to hang out and crack jokes with AK.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Scrunch-face

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Color My World

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

And That's All I Have to Say About That!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I Go Blindly Into the New Year

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

iDraw: What is that Strange Sound - Foghorns in the Mission?

'What is that Strange Sound - Foghorns in the Mission?' digital iPod Touch self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) For the past couple nights we've been hearing a repeating sound sort of like a fog horn - but the skies seem clear, we're too far from golden gate bridge, the sound isn't regular enough nor quite as deep as the 'average' fog horn - in short, it's a mystery!

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

iDraw: I Can't Help Worrying

Thursday, December 25, 2008

iDraw: Elf-Portrait

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

iDraw: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

iDraw: Listening