I could have gone perhaps a tad lighter with this one. Or maybe not. I have started numbering these abstracts sequentially from first done to current image. As this is going to be a major project it will be interesting to see how many I get done. There is no criteria for creating them, but hopefully they will continue evolving over time. This is the first one that I have done where the app that was used to create the major effect within the image (iColorama) is more or less laying in the background. It is so fun doing these pictures albeit a little frustrating.
This is the second image using the app Glaze as the main protagonist, so to speak. As I worked the image a face began to appear. So I allowed the picture to direct the flow from them on. The eyes tended to resonate with the androids in the Terminator movies. And being a big fan of Sci Fi ever since I was a pre teen, the image then had me thinking about the wonderful Philip K. Dick novels and in particular "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and the movie that was inspired by the novel "Blade Runner", although the movie had little resemblance to the novel. But both classics in their own right.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (with apologies to Philip K. Dick)
Its been approx 8 months since I purchased my iPhone 4s and it has been a real blast. I am continually amazed at what I can do with this camera. Its crazy really, I hardly ever use it as a phone, but am using it as a camera more than any amy camera I have every used. As a matter of fact, I have thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment sitting gathering dust. But the true power of the iPhone as camera lay in the apps that have been developed to enable one to produce all manner of effects and manipulations on the device itself, or in my case (being ageing with eyes not holding up to well) on my iPad 4. And the cost of the apps, the majority between 99c. and $2.99. It is such a boon to one's creativity.
After a lot of failures the above is what I would consider my first success at combining real painting with photography. I really like this image, the downside being that I believe that it relies too much on one app, that being Glaze, to produce image. Ideally I would like to have people who view the image to be scratching their heads and saying "how the heck did he do that".