Archive for digital
I’d hoped to find a way of posting these daily tasters on the fb event page but the system is defeating me. I have to admit some days I feel quite anxious about fb. I never quite know what will pop up where and how many times.
I like drawing the thing immediately in front of me. I like taking just what’s there, non negotiable.
It’s often an empty glass. Although empty glasses aren’t usually empty. There’s always a bit of water, ice or lemon, or air. Funny how we see it as empty though.
It’s been a day of ambiguities consequently reflected in this picture. What’s real, what’s not and does it matter anyway?
Held the camera up blind at an unknown angle and decided to use the Paintbook app (again) to process whichever part of the image appealed to me most. The half dead flowers beckoned and are now transformed back to life.
This is as much as my brain can handle after an afternoon contemplating but not actioning “real” work-in-progress.
It’s been a busy busy week. After giant leaps with studio work last week, this has been the opposite. I haven’t had a break for a fortnight do I decided to sit and watch an old black and white 1962 movie with Gregory Peck and Burt Lancaster.
It was a good opportunity to do some rapid sketches from the screen with a vector-based painting app, Paintbook, which is a good tool for filling areas of colour in seconds.
Or filling with white in the case of ‘noir’.
After four months, I’m forced to add a new category. Digital. The whole point initially of #dailyfail was to return to the unambiguous ineradicable mistakes of traditional media. But it’s also about exploring all ideas for good or bad, and I can just as easily try out ideas digitally.
I awoke today thinking about heavy pink skies and grey rain and dismal isolated abandoned pubs. Again.
The iPad was at the bedside, so I could record the idea without even getting out from under the duvet.
No wonder I’m happy to extend the scope of my own rules.