Fun With My iPad- Doing Some Drawings And Futzing With Photos

Pine siskins
Pine siskins

I don’t have as much time for recreational drawing as I would like, but when I do I’m really having fun using my iPad. My app of choice these days is ArtRage, which has a “watercolor brush” tool that I like a lot.

Demoiselle cranes
Demoiselle cranes
Spotted towhee
Spotted towhee
Mongol cow
Mongol cow
Leaping ibex
Leaping ibex

As you can see, there is a lot of flexibility in how finished a piece one can choose to do. There’s no problem with just going and going and going and….until you have what you want.

Resting ibex
Resting ibex

I’ve also been trying various effects on iPad drawings and some of my photos using Camera Awesome, which has a lot more options than Instagram and works with any photo on a Camera Roll no matter what camera app you use.

Mongol horse
Mongol horse; this one combines an iPad drawing with Camera Awesome photo effects. It was quite a hit on Tumblr where it was reposted many times.
Chinggis Khan
Chinggis Khan
Mongol horse trainer
Mongol horse trainer
Michiko
Michiko, one of our cats

Mongolia Monday- Fun With My Mongolia Photos

Chinggis Khan, Parliament building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Chinggis Khan, Parliament building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I’ve been having fun using a variety of photo effects on some of my iPad drawings using the Camera Awesome app on my iPad. I thought it would be interesting to do the same with a selection of my Mongolia photos. Here’s five I did this morning to see what I could come up with. I like it. So much of what one sees in Mongolia has an iconic, storybook quality that the images really lend themselves to “special effects”.

Bactrian camels with Zurgul Uul in the background, Bayan Onguul soum
Bactrian camels with Zurgul Uul in the background, Bayan Onguul soum
Horse trainer, Dalanjargalan
Horse trainer, Dalanjargalan
Gers on a stormy day, en route from Ikh Nart to Gun-Galuut, 2011
Gers on a stormy day, en route from Ikh Nart to Gun-Galuut, 2011
Decorative carving on old temple, Gachen Lama Khiid, Erdenesogt, Khangai Mountains, 2010
Decorative carving on old temple, Gachen Lama Khiid, Erdenesogt, Khangai Mountains, 2010