“Off My Meds”
5″ x 7″ limited edition print on wood, signed and numbered on the back
$50, plus shipping
I drew this using Adobe Ideas for iPad.
I’d get more in depth about this, but I currently have a weak wifi connection and am trying to post something before midnight (which is 10 minutes away) to meet my “blog a day” goal.
Thanks for looking!
This is the kind of thing I find after letting Evy use my iPad.
I forget if I posted this on here, so I apologize if this is a repeat. Anyway…
I made this while talking on the phone with my mom. Phone calls are the best doodle times.
I finally read the manual for this thing. At first I thought I could figure it out by pressing buttons here and there. That worked for a little while, but I knew there was a lot more to it that I wasn’t getting. All the knobs and lit up buttons are just so exciting to look at I skipped the whole reading the instructions thing. Because of that I end up opening the app once every couple of months, get frustrated and turn it off. My musical background goes no further than “Hey, I like music”, so that’s been a problem in the trying to make music department. Maybe people with some musical background have the know how to start pushing buttons to figure it out, but not me. Today I watched some You Tube tutorials and reviews and that helped a little bit. Tonight I read the manual and I feel like I’m getting a much better understanding of this complicated machine. Yes, I’ve made a couple of awful beats, but they are for my ears only. If I make anything worth sharing I will get a Sound Cloud account and upload it there for all to hear.
For a person like me who likes music and has always wanted to dabble a little in it the Korg iElectribe seems like a great place to start. The actual Electribe can set you back about $500. Keep in mind, that’s just the machine. You still need speakers and whatnot to hook it up. The app, on the other hand is only $20. That’s the kind of dabbling I can get behind. It would suck to spend $500 just to see if it’s something you’re into only to find out that you hate it. $20…not so bad.
Read all about it in greater detail at http://korg.com/ielectribe.
If any of you are already using the iElectribe I’d love to hear stuff you’ve made with it. Feel free to send me links or post them on my Facebook Wall.
Like I’ve said before, lettering is not my thing. Evy suggested I paint my sister’s name on this since it was a present for her. It never would have occurred to me to put her name on it. So, I went for it.
I’ve painted a few cell phone cases, but this is my first iPad case/cover.
If you are interested in getting a custom case painted for your iPad let me know.
The cost is $100 and you will need to provide the case.
Thanks for looking!
I really don’t like grocery shopping. Coral, on the other hand, loves it. At least it seems like she does. I developed this particular shopping behavior in which I only buy what I can carry in my two arms. Because of this I rarely spend more than $20 at the grocery store at once and my perishables stand a much better chance at not perishing. To me, it’s a win-win. Grocery shopping with Coral is a totally different experience that ends in handing over a $100 bill and involves a cart overflowing with everything from cereal and tortillas to string cheese and arugula. In typical man fashion I try to avoid these grocery shopping excursions as much as possible. Today I was lucky enough to dodge shopping by sitting in the car patiently, which gave me some doodle time on the ipad.
I’ll be honest, the Ipad is a fun toy. I find myself killing a lot of time with that thing in my hands. When I get frustrated with my inability to get three stars in every level of Angry Birds that exists I try to make some of my Ipad time productive. Lucky for me, making art is my job, so I can call doodle time “working”. There are a lot of drawing apps available in the Apple App Store. I’ve tried out a bunch of them and have whittled down the list to comprise only my favorites.
For this doodle session I used the following apps, in this order:
- Fat Tag
- Adobe Ideas
- Sketchbook Pro
By no means is this post intended to be a tutorial, so I won’t be getting in depth on any of the steps. I just love “behind the scenes” stuff and assume everybody else does too. Don’t lie. You know you do.
Quick doodle using Fat Tag
I took a screenshot of my Fat Tag doodle and opened the image in Adobe Ideas to trace over the pixelated sketchy lines. Adobe Ideas is awesome because it automatically turns every line you draw into a vector image. Yeah, it’s totally sweet. Oh yeah, to take a screenshot on your Ipad just hold down the power button then hit the home button. The screen will do a little blink like it’s taking a photo and your screenshot will be saved in your photo app.
It certainly helps to zoom in a lot when you’re tracing over a sketchy line. Just look at those yummy vectors in comparison.
And the tracing is done.
Here you can see the drawing layer and the photo layer.
I might have done more work than I had to here, but I was just winging it so this is the best I could come up with. I opened Sketchbook Pro and put my traced version of the doodle on one layer and the screenshot on another layer. I could have added the drips anywhere I wanted, but at the time I thought it would be best to keep the drips similar to the original doodle.
I tossed some yellow in there and…
Ok, I’m finally up to date with my “Sketchbook Pro
” posts*. This is the most recent doodle I’ve come up with using the best drawing app ever created. You’d think with such an awesome app with so many capabilities I’d come up with something a little more snazzy, but no. This is what you get!
Have a fantastic weekend!
* Ok, that’s not entirely the whole truth…I have one more Sketchbook Pro doodle to post, but I’m saving it for a later date because…well, you don’t really want to hear my excuse.
I’m pretty sure I forgot to post this one too. Can you tell I’m trying to catch up with my blogging activities? I could probably have every post start with “A couple of months ago…”, but who wants to read all the old news? Well, this image is another Sketchbook Pro creation. The colors kind of hurt my eyes, but hey, sometimes your eyes need a workout.
I was just digging around in flickr
and saw this. I’m pretty sure I haven’t posted it here in the blog even though I made it back in September. Ugh…I don’t know where those professional bloggers find the time to update every single day. I’m working at it. Anyway, this image was made on the iPad using Sketchbook Pro. If I remember correctly, this is the first thing I made using that app, but it was a little too ambitious and after I started it I let it sit for awhile so I could work on other stuff.
Just playing with Sketchbook Pro at the bookstore. It’s taken a few sessions to finish this one. I really don’t dedicate as much time to Sketchbook Pro as I’d like. But hey, I have a business to run…I mean nobody is going to play Touch Grind for me.
I’ve been staying up way too late the last couple of weeks. Two nights ago I tried going to bed earlier than usual. “Earlier” meaning 3:30am. I laid down with the good intention of playing Angry Birds until I fell asleep, but after a few rounds of smashing pigs into oblivion I opened up Sketchbook Pro and made this abstract piece.