Does the word mask mean anything to you? What about Snapchat? Today as I walked the dog, we sat in the shade. It was at that time that I opened up my newly updated Snapchat app and began playing with the new face recognition features. Wow… fun followed. I think the only thing this is missing is a funky 80’s sound track.
Taylor Swift was last weekends portrait subject.
These instagram portraits satisfy a few of my artistic needs:
Using technology to make art in new ways. In this case, the iPhone is step one for image searching and initial manipulations. Vector art software that was once only found on desktop computers is now available for free on mobile operating systems.
Experimenting with graphical treatments and layers.
Every artist has a style or look that identifies their work. Capturing my unique style within the constructs of the mobile software keeps the artwork fresh. This type of experimentation may not always result in a finished piece, but the artistic process has now got traction that can push finished work forward.
Creating affordable, original artwork that I can sell online.
The final product from this type of process will be inkjet prints on canvas. My vision of affordable artwork involves printing the final digital paintings. To make the work unique, the final touches are done in airbrush.
The images you see here are not final artwork.
1. Original image from instagram
2. Preliminary manipulation into polygons
3. Layering and background substitution in painting app
Making Subaru icons to keep my drawing skills up to date.
While browsing the nounproject.com I realized there were no good Stylized car icons. So, I started to make my own. Turns out they are pretty boring and a little goofy.
I don’t really care though, since these were more of an exercise than anything.
Here is a link to a Dodge Dart that I made and uploaded to nounproject.com
The time has come to get the blog going again. For the last few years a lot of new content has been put on networks like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
For me, this has been a great way to receive instant feedback on new ideas. However, now I am interested in posting legitimate new content and managing that on my own blog.
The main goal of this blog is to promote my artwork. My sales of artwork will hopefully go up as I promote and provide backstory to the artwork that I am creating.
I also want more control of where my content is located. It’s great to have everything on Facebook and to be able to share with friends and family, but I need to put my content in a private area. I will still utilize social networks to promote. But now, the promotion will drive users to this blog and website.