It’s amazing what you can do with a smartphone and a few apps now a days. I’ve been experimenting with motion graphics and video to put together short video clips to highlight my art and works in progress and I’ve having a lot of fun doing so. I created the following clip with an app called Quik, which can be found in the Google Play app store, if you’re an Android used like myself. I have no idea if it’s available for iPhones also, so you’ll have to check and see for yourself if you’re an Apple user. I’m pretty sure if they don’t have Quik, they’ll have something just as good, if not better.
Check out the video below and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. 😊
Over the course of the last two years I’m spilled a lot of ink, witnessed pens go dry, nibs get clogged and fingers turned black. Some drawings have moved on, some I’ve held back and some I’ve tucked away in forgotten cabinets to hide my embarrassment. As I walk down memory lane scrolling through saved pics of completed works, I wonder if I have inked as many dots as there are stars. 😊
Welcome to October. I’m a bit amazed that 2018 is so close upon us now. This year seems to have flew by yet I’m unsure as to where all the time has gone.
Anyhoo, my current drawing, “Maybe” is progressing smoothly. My only hiccup so far is that unfortunately, my Micron pens, which are made with felt tips, eventually dry out. So drawing was on hold for three days until I got some new ones in. Now I’m back into the flow of things. This is my second drawing inspired by music by Alina Baraz and Galimatias off their Urban Flora album and there’s a third one I feel inspired to create a drawing for. So this has turned into a mini collection of drawings based off the same album. I’m thinking of just simply calling it the Urban Flora collection in acknowledgement of this wonderful album that has inspired it.
Well, I got my new phone yesterday and after spending the evening setting it all up, I’m now back to business as usual. Here’s a quick update on my current drawing “Maybe”. I have to admit, this one was a bit frustrating to get out on paper. Most of the time I get vague ideas of what I want to create that end up taking form on their own once I start drawing but this one didn’t work out that way. So I struggled through getting it to come together, especially the top part with the lilies in their hair. My eraser put in a lot of work but now things seem to be flowing.
One day I’ll get back to going to bed before 2am. Unfortunately I tend to draw more in the late night hours. Particularly between 10pm and 2am. How I’m able to still get up by 9am is a mystery to me.
Anyhoo, my creativity got to flowing around 11pm so I’m up late working on something new. This is another drawing inspired by a song by Alina Baraz and Galimatias called “Maybe”. I had sketched this out in my sketchbook about a month ago and I’m now getting around to it. I’m pretty much winging it on this one because outside of the initial sketch, I really didn’t have a specific vision in mind for it. So lets see how this turns out.