Walking the dog
Take a seat
If you have an iPhone or iPad, and you’re a fan of darkroom photography, consider downloading the Darkr app.
This app has various features that simulate the darkroom experience, to create rich black & white photography. The photos above are examples of my experiments with Darkr.
Darkr takes patience. You need to have a grasp of Manual Mode photography, as opposed to point and shoot. There are no fancy filters. If you miss the shot, you’ll discover that, in the darkroom.
Darkr is worth it, though. Using dodge & burn, crop and blur, you can create stunning images worthy of print.
I’m still learning how to use this app. I’m excited about where Darkr will take me, in my growing body of work.
I was headed in a certain direction. Then I was derailed. And the crash is so hard. The recovery from this one is going to be slow. And it will be reflected in my work. Because, “art.”
12-27-17 Playing with New Tools
12-27-17: Playing with New Tools
Though I’m sure this image is neither original nor thought-provoking, it served as an outlet, as I experimented with certain drawing techniques in Procreate.
Raw & Overexposed
11-14-2017: Self portrait
Raw and Overexposed.
Sometimes the ideas hit. Sometimes they miss.
Sometimes you need to create a “rut-buster,” to clear your head.
A week ago, my sister and I had a long day at the hospital. Longer for her than for me. And I sketched a shrunken head in my journal, and posted it on Facebook. To make a short story long, a friend liked the sketch. So I did what I do, and here’s the result.
I am an artist. That means I can see myself however the hell I want.
Drawn in #Procreate. Rendered in #brushstrokeapp. Some fx (in the background) via the clone brush in #iColorama.
The latest to come tumbling from my fingers. Much of the work I do is a process of purging. I’m glad to be able to share this “purge” with you.
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
“Practice!” Old joke, but it still applies. People constantly ask how I achieve such great light and reality to my analog and digital art. Short answer: PRACTICE. Long answer: Constantly challenge how the brain wants to see something, through regular and daily practice. I’m always drawing, scribbling, sketching and seeing.
HOWEVER, My goal isn’t to become a better realist. I’m hoping to relearn how to deconstruct what I see, the way I used to.
Just stick with me, kids… Watch what happens to my work. Personally, I’m dying to know how this all comes out!