Daily Archives: 13 October, 2013

Paris! Holiday photos with an ‘appy spin.

A few weeks ago I travelled to Paris with my lovely wife and managed to take a few pictures while there. Had gone with the intention of being as screen-less as possible and just do as much talking as we could manage because this was our first escape without kids for a long old time.

That said, I couldn’t resist taking a few photos around the place and, true to form, they’re odd and weird pictures 🙂 Apps and cameras do go together particularly well sometimes…

 Flea market book stall.

View from Montparnasse tower.

The Eiffel Tower at night, in the rain.

And the obligatory ‘yum’ picture.

All pictures taken on an iPhone 4S (yes, I would love a 5S but not just yet… 🙁 ) The top three pictures (and the two below) using Autostitch app which I love a significant amount.

…and my two favourites below – the sad and the slightly happier Giraffe. Basically an Autostitch of a number of pictures including a couple of Autostitch results. I could almost hear the iPhone crying as I asked it to process the resulting images.

The Eiffel Tower was a marvel at night, beautifully lit, imposing and majestic whereas earlier when we had seen it on a cold grey rainy morning it has seemed small and unimportant. It did allow me to take a couple of pictures amongst the raindrops but the Giraffe’s remain my favourite of the weekend.

 iPhone 4S and Boinx You Gotta See This app.

Back to Autostitch.

Anyway, since the last time I was in Paris was for the Hockney Fresh Flowers exhibition and I had enjoyed everything of the day except Paris itself it was a lovely, and much needed, break in a city that revealed itself to be as wonderful and charming as I had hoped it would be. Would love to return, not for a while though… But as an Anniversary present to ourselves it was an absolute corker 🙂

 

Hudl painting…

More to come on this subject but I’m very keen on the new Tesco tablet – the Hudl. For the price it’s an absolute corker of technology and capability. I’ve been using it for personal artwork creation, in my teaching and in youthwork and it’s done the business in all three places.

For the moment though let’s stick with this: the excellent Verso, Dr Happy Mac and I do a semi-weekly Comic book podcast and, somewhere along the line Galactus versus Lucy Van Pelt came up in conversation.

The following day found me in a pub for a quick decompress post teaching and youth work so, while it was on my mind:

And then continued on the bus home:

And then, later that evening, to finish it like this:

Drawn using Nomad brush and Dagi Accu Pen stylus on Tesco Hudl tablet using Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile, if you’re interested in the nuts and bolts… Not bad for a nights drawing on a bumpy path…