I don’t know which I love more – my iPhone or the world of apps that it helped trigger. The iPhone is a grand instrument and has proven rugged enough to survive six months of being carried around by me (yes I packed it in an Otterbox). I can call and text and email from anywhere and Facetime, now that is so Jetson. The phone and the iOS are almost magic but it’s the apps that make iPhone-ism such a rich and enabling experience.
My latest diversion is art on my iPhone. I don’t spend huge amounts of time scribbling but because it’s in my pocket, I can indulge my creativity anywhere and at any time.
I did this first image using SpawnMusic. Drawing with SpawnMusic is basically a dance with a random number generator and some rather sophisticated algorithms. You can snap a picture as the screen evolves. The image moves and evolves quickly but with a little practice you can catch the one you want before it is gone (it won’t cycle back so don’t snooze). This is my version of a cyber peacock.
In a complete shift in concept, Inkflow gives you absolute control over image generation. Everything comes down to where and how you touch the screen. I haven’t figured it out yet but there is something different in sketching on an iPhone and sketching on a paper pad. The iPhone environment seems to almost have an intrinsic depth that paper lacks. I do really like being able to save with a click and then share with another. This is a self portrait of me jumping into the day.
Today’s seminar is on painting technique. The technique used by Holton Rower and his associates involves no brushes. The paint is carefully placed but the random inaccuracies of the human hand seed almost consistent but delightfully varying flows. Time lapse photography by David Kaufman.