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You’ve all seen these before but now they exist matted and framed and will be hanging in a show at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical School. Opening reception is April 21 at 6:00 and the name of the exhibition is “Celebration Of Visual Art”.

These pieces started with a session of figure drawing one Saturday morning downtown at Spring Street Studio. I did one and two minute sketches in my large gridded notebook using totally inappropriate vine charcoal. Four months later I brought them into the iPad via Camera Roll and played with these Very Bad Quick Sketches using a variety of apps.

If you click on the tag “figure” on my blog you will see the whole series of thirteen figures.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Gridded notebook, vine charcoal, Finngr Pro, ArtRage, iColorama, Glaze and collaged list.

One more day and yum. I hope. They were visibly nervous when I took them out of the brown paper bag.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Art Set Pro, iColorama and ArtRage just for combining the two apps.

Well, I was feeling Majorly Blue so I drove to CVS.
Then I felt better.
Was it the act of taking a little drive?
Could it have been the Giant Hershey bar I bought and ate?
Or maybe it was catching up on last week’s NCIS LA?
Perhaps it was a bit of semi-imaginary art?
Probably all of it.

People of the Pad Series


iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: It all started with the FREE version of the new Mobile Sketchbook App (not impressed but will give it another chance when I’m out and about) then Glaze, iColorama and then redid everything except the lips in ArtRage .

When I saw Janet’s iPad portraits in flickr I was excited. How does she do that?

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro , iColorama, and ArtRage for the background paper.

See the sketch below? The last one I did in Bryant Park on Friday. I was so sleepy during and after work on Saturday and did not want to take a nap so, knowing that it would Absolutely keep me from doing that, I played around, and before I knew it, I was wide awake and dinner was late.

Original drawing:

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Zen Brush, ArtRage, Substrate, iColorama and I collaged my list again.

On Friday, eyes fully dilated, I squinted my way to the Europa Cafe for a muffin and coffee to-go, crossed 55th, walked through the Sony Plaza (public space), crossed 56th Street, entered the IBM Public Space, scoped out the shady tables relevant to the position of shafts of bright sunlight and picked the perfect table to munch, sip, read and sketch.

It was hot and very humid so I strolled to MoMA, walked through the two upper floors of their permanent collection, then went around theToulouse Lautrec exhibit again, visited the ladies room, skipped the sculpture garden (too sunny) and left. Not one thing inspired me to draw. No mojo.

When I reached 42nd Street I bought a coffee and found a shady table in Bryant Park.

I sketched while I sipped coffee. Usually I make an entire circuit of the park but I also lacked oomph – maybe I projected my hot humid dullness on this lady who was actually very animated.

I did one other sketch which I decided to play around with the next day. Stay tuned.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
#1 – Gridded notebook and Pitt Brush Pen, sketch photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage, iColorama.

#2&3 – Pen & Ink (2); Zen Brush (3), ArtRage , iColorama.

So I painted a chair in ArtRage using charcoal and oil paint and then I noticed it was dancing and I felt better. I borrowed an oblivious girl from my London trip, (June 6 or thereabouts blog post – I know you all remember) and had her sit in my chair in her pj’s and turned up the music.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
ArtRage and a teeny zap of iColorama.

Remember, last week, the white flags that appeared on the Brooklyn Bridge mysteriously in the middle of the night? They flashed a shot of the bridge on the news and I was compelled to draw it.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
Apps Used: Finngr Pro,iColorama, Glaze, ArtRage

This is the stamp Teri e-mailed to me.

After my version was completed I googled “Guyana 2.55 stamp” and discovered the image is a portrait painted by Joan MirĂ³.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus
The stamp was imported and all work was done around it.
Apps Used: Sketch Club, ArtRage, iColorama

This is not “officially” postage since it is just a snippet of a painting but since the idea of the challenge hasn’t changed it is filed under that category in my mind.

Here is the entire image Teri sent in an e-mail with strict instructions not to look for or investigate the painting. Ok.

Last evening she sent a link to the original painting. Of course Benedicte knew who the artist was as soon as she saw the fragment.

And, when the idea was first introduced to us by Teri, I sent her an email asking for clarification.

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
I worked around the image I was given.
Apps Used: Sketch Club, ArtRage, iColorama, Glaze
(The b/w image was just a quick tracing done in Finngr Pro and a serendipitous brush from iColorama was added).