This is what I love about the world of iPhonography, better known as digital art. One picture can yield a plethora of results. The possibilities are endless. Maybe the examples below don’t quite show the extent in which you can take one photograph and turn it into something completely new, but it’s a taste.
^Original photo. This is me. I hate to always use photos of myself and do use photos of my friends with permission. But when I use a photo of myself I don’t have to worry about getting approval of the end results, so I feel a lot more freedom just using pictures of myself.
These images were created using digital painting, photo editing programs that allow me to distort, mirror, color adjust, and filter. I’m still getting to know my different programs and all of these results come by way of simply experimenting and having fun. The ones I really like will be made into prints and are available on Etsy in my shop here: www.Davs.Etsy.com some even get printed onto iPhone cases, throw pillows, stationary, and tote bags. I was painting non stop for a few years but after stumbling on this wonderful artist and iPhonographer Sarah Jarrett I became inspired to try my hand. I will still go back to painting at some point, but I’m so I thrilled by this new (to me) art form that it’s been my focus for several months now. I hope you enjoy seeing some examples of what one photograph can transform into.
I just posted a few days ago ‘Experimenting with Art‘ about experimenting with iPhonography and this new way of creating art (new for me) taking a photograph and running it through a variety of art and photo editing apps on my iPad to create something interesting. Well, I had to do another post and show you my latest work. I’m getting excited about what I’m coming out with. These images are very different then my paintings. My paintings are full of bright color and *to me* happiness. These images are a bit dark. But I’m multifaceted so it is ok with me that I’m producing something different then my usual stuff. I hope it doesn’t scare away the people that followed me on social media for my colorful work. But I can’t let that stop me from creating something I find visually fascinating. Anyway, as I said, I’m excited about these new images and wanted to share.
It’s been a little bit since my last post so I thought I’d better catch you up on what I’ve been doing. The above image I finished tonight. I’ve been busy experimenting with, and creating art using photography and a variety of apps on my iPad. It’s an interesting, addictive, and non messy way of getting my art on without actually getting my art on everything… I love to paint, but this new method *iPhonography of creating art is so intriguing and I don’t have to wear special clothes to do it. Ha! I’m still figuring it out. But having lots of fun.
A few posts ago I interviewed and featured Sarah Jarrett. She’s an iPhonographer. I’ve been enthralled by her artwork. I first saw it on Pinterest, then a blog feature. I didn’t quite know what iPhonography was. I’m sure I’ve seen iPhonography before but her work really stuck out in my mind. It turns out that doing her feature inspired me to try my hand. In no way do I intend to copy Sarah, we have different styles and different eyes for art, but she may have just boosted me into a whole new way and world of creating artwork.
I still need a stylus and am in the middle of exploring different photo editing apps. But I managed to scrounge up a few iPhonographic pieces of my own.
Thank you Sarah!