One Year/100 Paintings #80 - Portrait painting made during figure drawing session at Zoll Studio. Two hour study painted in Procreate on 12.9” iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.
One Year/100 Paintings - Figure painting in Procreate on iPad Pro from live model.
Kiipix Instax Mini Printer, bought from Amazon for about $32 including shipping. I became aware of this through a post in the Worldwide Instax Shooters group on Facebook. This is a pretty neat gadget that prints photos from your smartphone onto Instax Mini film without using batteries. It folds up into a somewhat compact package that can be carried in a bag for on-the-go fun.
After opening the Kiipix, place the phone frame on your smartphone and resize and compose your photo on your phone in the opening. After composing your frame, place your smartphone with phone frame attached (it uses a removable adhesive) face down on the Kiipix stand. Press the shutter button on the Kiipix and wind the nob to eject the Instax Mini print. Multiple exposures are possible by pressing the shutter button multiple times before ejecting the film print.
It comes in several colors. I think it works really well and can be a budget-friendly option for printing Instax Mini photos from your phone. Holga is launching a similar product on Kickstarter with a companion app.
One Year/100 Paintings #34 - “Pear” using photo reference from Unsplash.com. Painting made using watercolor mixed with white gouache in Moleskine 8 x 5 watercolor album.
My process for making tintype effect on Instax film with iPhone apps and Fujifilm SQ10 Instax Square camera. The Tintype iPhone app converts regular iPhone photos to tintype images in either a square or rectangular format. There are various settings in the app for black and white, sepia, or color, with or without frame, eyes in portraits, depth of field and grain effect. The other app that can be used is the Hipstamatic app that uses a combination of the Tinto 1884 lens and D-Type film, but only saves in the square format. After the photos are saved to the iPhone camera roll, I transfer them to the micro-sd card for the SQ10 Instax Square camera using a lightning port micro-sd card reader. The photos can then be printed from the SQ10 Instax Square camera. I have sometimes used the sepia filter to get a warmer print. These could probably also be printed on a SP-3 Mobile Instax Printer, but I don’t own one of those to try it out.
I’ve also printed the tintype effect photos on the Kiipix Instax Mini printer using the rectangular shaped photos from the Tintype app. This works really well for antique cars, old machinery, or anything that would look good with a vintage photo treatment.
One Year/100 Paintings - Digital paintings showing my progress this year with painting on iPad Pro using Apple Pencil. In the beginning, I would place the photo left and sample colors from the photo to make the painting on the right. I'm now trying to bring up the photo in a separate window on the left and choose the colors from a palette in Procreate to try to give the painting a more unified color palette. The top image showing the photo on the left with the painting on the right in Procreate. The last two figure paintings are from live model drawing sessions.
One Year/100 Paintings - #33 - Unfinished Figure - A rather blobby figure painting attempt from an earlier live model drawing session. Watercolor and Gouache in 8 x 5 Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.
One Year/100 Paintings - #32 - Olive Oil and Olives - painted from a reference photo by Roberta Sorge on Unsplash.com. Watercolor and gouache in 8 x 5 Moleskine watercolor sketchbook, painted on my lunch break.
One Year/100 Paintings - #31 - unfinished Plein Air painting of what I believe to be an old one room schoolhouse near the intersection of Fairview Drive and Route 94 in Hanover, PA. Painted with Golden Open Acrylics on 7 x 5 canvas board.
Recently I've been working toward digital urban sketching on a regular basis including creating classic car digital watercolor sketches at local car shows. I'm hopeful that I can pass the sketches on to interested owners of the cars during the show.
I've been using the Procreate app for iPad on my 12.9" iPad Pro second generation with some very nice watercolor brushes that I've received through my premium Skillshare account. I'm still working on my technique, but the process is that I make a blue line or pencil sketch in Procreate with direct observation, finishing the sketch later at home with color, using a photo reference.
I've been able to send a finished jpg file to interested owners via email. I've had business cards printed up to hand out with my information, and I write the owners email directly on the sketch layer in Procreate, since that layer won't show up in the finished file.