I drew this in February, it would be a good image for a Christmas card.
via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/kuKRiY
Made on my iPad with the Paper53 app, drawn from life.
via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/koWJUE
Four years ago I was in Lenk (Switzerland) and I made drawings in the vacation home. The drawings I made in this house, were the first post on this blog. And I used a part of these drawings as the header of this blog. Now I am again in Lenk, in the same house, and I did drew a part of the header of this blog. Now on my iPad. And with less concentration and determination, I must say.
Today I went to see a documentary about the Living Museum. The Living Museum is a workspace for artists at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital in New York. Janos Marton is leading the place and after the film we skyped with him. Rokus Loopik would like to start a Living Museum in The Netherlands.
Drawn from life on the iPad with Paper53 app, via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/jd1GjY
Last saturday I was together with my daughter at a meetup of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party in Oxford. We drew, ate and socialized from 11 in a community centre. Julia Kay’s Portrait Party is a virtual Portrait Party in which artists draw each other from photos posted on Flickr for that purpose. All members of the group are therefore both subjects of portraits and creators of portraits. Members of JKPP sometimes organise meetups IRL (in real life). Martin Beek, Jane Sherwood and Margarita Perez Garcia organised a third (or fourth?) IRL meetup in Oxford. It was again great to meet the JKPP members I already met in Oxford and Brussels in 2011.
If I go to the app-store I can find a lot of drawing apps. Which ones are interesting enough to explore? Julia Kay is my first source to go to. She leaves wonderful iPad information on the net. On YouTube there is a 2010 video in which she explains together with Valerie Beeby 20 apps in 50 minutes. On Julia’s Flickr account she wrote also about her favorite apps.
This drawing is made for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (JKPP), my first drawing made with the use of layers.