Saturday, April 17, 2010

Painting with the Colors App

I recently downloaded the Colors App for my iPod and have been practicing using it. It's different than using the Brushes App because you can't use layers, but it does have a nifty playback option so you can watch not only how your image progressed, but also how people made paintings they have uploaded to the public gallery. Below is a little cherry blossoms painting that I made while trying out the app.

You can watch the playback of this image right here in my gallery on the Colors website.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Black & White Photography - Ivy and Arches

This is the last photo from my black and white photo class, but it definitely won't be the last of the black and white film that I'll be shooting. I just won't have access to a dark room until I sign up for another class so I'll be dropping my film off to be developed.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Black & White Photography - Feathered Grass

Last night was the final session of my black and white photography class. I'm really glad I signed up for the class, and I'm hoping to take another one at Community Darkrooms this summer.

This photo was taken at Green Lakes State Park in Manlius, New York.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Inspirations: Vintage Books no.7

Here are a few more recent additions to my collection of books, picked up at a household sale. I scanned in the front and back covers from six books out of a series called Little Folk's Library. Each book measures approximately 5.75" wide by 4.5" tall. They were all published by Newson & Company in 1928. I love the cover illustrations on these, with simple but bold color schemes. I particularly like the Tom Thumb one that is pictured first below. All of the books have interior illustrations as well, printed in black, white, and one additional color.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Black & White Photography - Stone Lion

I finished another print in my black and white photography class this week. It took some experimenting with filters, burning, and different exposure times until I got the contrast levels to a point I was happy with.

Below is one of my test sheets from when I was working out different exposure times for the print.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bird creature design

This week I played around a little bit in Illustrator with making creature designs. It was an excuse to practice using the pen tool.