Shake, rattle, and roll!
Here it is, Gang. My first serious attempt at digital painting. Remember the iPhone image we started with?
This is what I mean by argue with the photograph. Make it your own. Take it beyond the photo.
I had a good and productive day, today. Up at 9:30, and went to work on Calakas Dancing, then off to Sanborn's Casa de Azulejos, or House of Tiles Lunch counter for a late breakfast around one o'clock.
While waiting for my order, I did some sketching on my iPhone. I have never been able to develop a habit of sketching in public. I have tried it occasionally, but never felt compelled to continue. Not so with the iPhone. I feel much less obvious and self conscious than when using a sketchbook and pen or pencil. And I'm liking the results.
These were done in an app called Sketji, and for the next one, I switched to ArtRage4 for the iPhone:
I went back to the hotel for a while, then to the Sears building for a cup of espresso on the eighth floor, our ninth, balcony overlooking el Palacio de Bellas Artes, where I made one more sketch using ArtRage4. I really like this app!
I took a walk to see an interesting rental, but the owner was not interested in renting short term. Back at the hotel, I worked on Calakas Dancing until a little past ten, waled a block to the other Sanborn's for a chicken dinner and back to my room to finish the painting and start working on this post.
I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings.