Friday, April 28, 2017

The Barn

My barn photo placed in part of an image from Pixabay. iPad apps used - Brushstroke, Distressed FX, Stackables. I liked how the fence was a gateway into the image and the trees balanced out the bar and keeps the eye moving around the image.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Guardian Angel

Created on my iPad using iColorama, MetaBrush, Stackables, Procreate

Monday, April 24, 2017


Model - unsplash
Textures and stuff - my collection AWAKE content
Created on my iPad - apps - Repix, Procreate, iColorama, Leonardo, maybe more not sure
So I played with this image some more on my iPad and I finally liked this one.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

iPad Girl

So playing on my iPad and trying to figure out how to get the look I want.  I am getting closer but not there yet.  This girl photo is from Pixabay and I thought I would bring her over to my iPad and tryout some different apps and techniques.  The roses in the final image are two of my photos and I grew the roses too!  I don't like one of these better than another they are different.  They are meant to be learning experiences.  It is difficult when in your head you know what you want to do and the look you are going for but you are not that experienced on the iPad to pull it off.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tunnel Of Tears

Background created using 3 different images
Model - Pixabay
Skeleton, dove - my collection

Started in Photoshop to initially build up the image.  Transferred to my iPad - apps iColorama, MetaBrush, Repix. Transferred back to Photoshop for lighting effects and finishing.  On the iPad I saved many copies and used them to layer in Photoshop to get the finished image. Not sure how I feel about this one - I do not want what I create on my iPad to look exactly like I did it in Photoshop and this is pretty close. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Model - Ariana photo Colby Files
Background - my photo of some weeds and pods and a pic using Slow Shutter of some trees
Texture - one of the images from the new AWAKE content by Michelle Mondragon - downloaded just now and thought I would use one of the yellow images

So processed on my iPad in iColorama.  Moved back to Photoshop and messed with there quite a bit. I called this Transition because I think that is where I am right now with my digital art. I am just playing and trying to figure out iColorama and some other iPad apps.  Not sure where I am going with this but I am going!

Friday, April 14, 2017


My photo worked on my iPad in iColorama. Photo taken on one of my morning walks.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pipe Dreams

Model - Ariana photo by Colby Files
Background - three photos by Sebastian Michaels

Created on my iPad iColorama, MetaBrush then taken into Photoshop for adjustments and finishing
I am pretty uninspired lately - I know it will pass but it is annoying.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The In-between Place

My photos of woods and a meadow in PA.  Processed on my iPad in Icolorama and Metabrush. Brought back into PS for some adjustments and additional textures. I wasn't sure about the strong color - I usually don't use color like this but I decided to keep it.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Sand Dunes

My iPhone photos of sand dunes at Island Beach State Park.  I combined 2 photos to make this image.  I was looking for an NC Wyeth look.  I love all of the Wyeth’s art but especially NC’s.  

Processed on my iPad Pro using iColorama and then taken into the newly updated Distressed FX App.  I was so excited with all the new overlays and textures that I didn’t write down what I finally ended up using.  I will keep better track next time.  What I do like is that what I used in Distressed FX changed the coloring on my image to a warmer more turquoise feel and I liked it a lot.

View From A Maine Beach

Two of my photos taken in Maine last year. I changed out the sky in the original beach picture for something more moody. Processed on my iPad pro in iColorama, Repix and Distressed FX (Boast overlay and Blue Moon texture).  

I wanted a very painterly look to this and it is very much like the watercolors that I used to do.  

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Girl

Model - image from Pixabay
Background - made up from 3 photos by Sebastian Michaels
Additional textures and stuff added

These images were created in iColorama using different effects.  One color and the other more monochromatic.  I don’t like one more than the other because they are so different but I wanted to post both.  I am trying to learn iColorama so I have been using the same images and trying out different effects to compare and see the results.  I actually made a lot from this one image and ended up layering some of them in Photoshop and adding some additional textures and stuff.  My plan is to fuse PS and my iPad to produce my new work.  Still in the learning stages.


Created on my iPad Pro

Image first assembled in Photoshop using a lot of photos and components, then transfer over to my iPad Pro.  Apps used - iColorama, MetaBrush, Repix, Leonardo.