Back to work was as much fun as I thought it might be… So it was very lovely to have a meet up with some friends to eat, chat and go over which might be the best stylus for someone to use on a freshly bought iPad mini retina.
Interestingly half of the styli didn’t work at all with the screen seeming to have less sensitivity to some of the tips on offer (and to other competing tablets and the minis own bigger brother). That’s definitely going to be worth checking into later…
Anyhoo: the morning started with finishing off a Skribl image I’d been playing with off and on since downloading the app:
Then I started off a picture in DrawQuest which I’ve missed drawing in, (finishing it off when we returned home):
(and which you can see a process animation of the image come to be here).
Between starting and finishing it Wifey and I went to see a couple of friends for lunch and a walk. Lunch was lovely (no photos of that one) followed by a walk to a local church with a fabulous roof:
Organ pipes, Nokia Lumia 520.
Stained glass on stone. Lumia 520.
Church roof. Lumia 520 + fisheye lens (not the best output all things considered on that one).
Church roof, Samsung Galaxy S4 plus fish eye lens and a smidge of Snapseed…
And since I’d played briefly with my fish eye lens on the phone camera I took a quick shot to show how the macro lens coped on the Lumia (seems to have coped well 🙂 ).
All in all; lovely day.
Took a photo of a symbol on an electricity box at the back of a pub once… Then I edited it in Brushes app, then in Snapseed which gave me this:
Just edited it a little more in Photoshop to get this…
…which if nothing else makes this a dead easy spot the difference.
Exciting times at Studio Me*.
*Not a real studio name, nor an indication of what I’ll be doing next year. I think. Although there is something in mind 🙂
The Marmite One Million:
Painted on iPad using a Nomad Compose brush for a community challenge to design a banner for the upcoming Marmite 1 Million likes Facebook extravaganza. TBH I rarely succeed in these but hey, it was fun to do… ArtRage app, which is lovely.
Process video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vWeT-l0_4A
The Didlr/Nokia Dream Accessory site:
The pic being painted over a two hour, two halves (Hog’s Back Utopia which is LOVELY) and two coffees session. I used to time artwork by how many trips I took on the bus to and from work (which is something I miss, the bus journey and the workplace). Now I time images by coffees in Wetherspoon’s if time allows.
Dave McKean artwork drawn by fab kids at a schools workshop:
The longer explanation of the pictures, where they’re from and who did them, can be found >>here<<.
And just to finish off, an iPhone macro picture of a drying rose, taken with the AstroMedia clip and edited with Snapseed app:
Busy. And I haven’t even mentioned Magic Summer yet. But I will… Soon…