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.
Here it is, iPhone art. Try it – you’ll like it.