Silver and frost

 

 

I found these a few days ago. I think I did them in an app called sketcher free. Then edited in picsart and Instagram. There are so many ways of manipulating images today that would never have been possible even a few years ago without something like photoshop. But also having these images could stretch my painting skills.  Trying to replicate this in paint would be a real challenge.

I’m not sure how I would do it but I think I would need to use a thick impasto of paint, even using something to press into the paint to create texture. You can get modelling media that thickens paint so you can almost sculpt it. Plus use metallic paint and use different shaped brushes.. Fun!

Hunched over my phone 📱

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Oh the bells and whistles

Oh the joy of text.

Tied to my computer

Can’t give it a rest .

 

Colours lights and art groups

Follow this and that

Games and news and videos

Just another app.

 

Fake and real and horrible,

Words all torn and turned

Life is just an algorithm

Reality unheard.

 

Sent from my mobile

Into your old brain

Never been so engaged

With nothing, no real gain.

 

So put that ruddy phone down

Turn off your all your apps

A call back to reality

Before your life is …

Hacked!

Patterns

What can I say, I love patterns….drawing in one app then modifying it in another couple of apps. Then multiplying the images…….something in my brain makes me keep going, changing, creating new iterations. Playing with the colours, the tones, the sharpness of the images.

You don’t know when you start how they are going to turn out, but I want them to be satisfying. I do like to add spirals, curves and shading.