Spring and flower themed digital doodles using ArtRage oils. Then edited in Photodirector for one of the four images and layout app to create symmetry for all four. Finally I stitched them together in layout and have published the variations on my Instagram account. I could imagine this as a woollen blanket.
Tag: Layout app
Happy St Patrick’s day
Here’s a little green abstract to wish you a happy St Patrick’s day.
I once found a four leaf 🍀clover, so it feels like a lucky day. St Patrick was supposed to have cast all the snakes out of Ireland 🇮🇪 and to this day there are non there. I guess it could be that Ireland is an Island?
St Patrick’s day is celebrated in Ireland and in the USA where they have been known to colour rivers green. Its not unusual to have parades of marching bands and floats. The predominant colour is green, even green coloured drinks! The symbol is an Irish man with red hair and a beard wearing green clothes and sporting a shamrock ☘ (which I think is similar to clover, but a perennial plant). Much fun and hilarity is enjoyed by the population on St Patrick’s day.
We don’t celebrate St Patrick’s day as much in most of the UK, I think because Ireland is a mainly Catholic country and mark saints days more than we do.
The green abstract was drawn with felt pens then filtered through photodirector to add texture, and an app called layout to add symmetry.
She’s lovely, she’s sweet.
She sticks her claws in my knees
Says hello, it’s very cute
But those claws are a brute
Holey trousers, ripped shins,
Make me weep, ouch and eek!
I love her dearly, so much more
But I think my knees don’t need he paw!
I drew a pattern
Gave it a twist
Tied it down
Now I see
Rabbits or hares
With red eyes
Staring at me
Playing with pattern again, four verticals mirrored. Based on a petunia in a hanging basket. Symmetry is such a wonderful thing. The purple and green work well together. I’m interested in the structure that has been created by duplicating the shapes. These could also be strange alien creatures…. Or even squids!
What do you see? I see a butterfly, a bears head, an owl, a rabbit head, moths on either side, a goats face, probably other animals and things too…. I met someone yesterday who has the same thing going on with their mind.
I used to have a shower curtain covered in an overlapping bubble pattern. I swear I could make cartoon characters out of them. There were four people I made out of the bubbles, a mum, dad son and daughter. I even think I could sometimes see a bubble dog.
As a child I could see things in the patterns on our wallpaper. I imagined fairies and elves with leaves making their limbs and hair. When I watched rain drops on the cobbled stones in our back yard I also saw fairies, or ballerinas in tutu’s. I have a strange imagination.
I did it!
I thought it would look good! Symmetrical fun! It would be great to actually have plants that were this shape. Perhaps a bit of genetic engineering? Why not have fun with your photos? Keep an eye out for things that might make a pattern and use something like the layout app I have on my phone to get creative…..
This image has gone through a lot of processes. It is actually the coloured splodges that I played with to create Tiger cub and clown fish. I’ve added texture, changed the hue, duplicated sections of the image, and put it through various apps. I have increased its sharpness and added grunge and structure. I know, you’re asking why? Because it’s interesting. You can create a massive amount of colour and pattern. I don’t know when I start how the image will turn out, I just keep playing till it looks done. I’m sketching with pattern, digitally manipulating the splodges. X
I’ve spent a few more hours planting and tidying up our back yard. I’ve potted on a lot of little plug plants and the bees are busy gathering nectar and pollen. I’ll post a picture of the yard next, but photos are taking up too much space on my blog so I’m trying to limit what I post. Here you can see some of the colourful plants I have growing here.
Abstract from photo
I was showing someone how the layout app on my phone works so I took a photo of their garden then made this picture in the app. The architecture really works as a pattern, and the bright blue sky makes it feel fresh and interesting. Just play. That’s all…