See the entire process - it takes about 6 minutes - here.
Meanwhile, in Annecy, as we dragged our suitcases to the train station, we walked past a bar that overnight had sprouted some Hallowe'en decorations -
|Walking towards the Velodrome, over the river - there's been lots of kayaking activity here|
|A discovery - the Waterglades wetlands area|
|Florid hillside! All those seasonal changes since the start of the sessions in May|
|Another encircled tree|
|Reminds me of a Klimt birch forest painting (or maybe this one)|
|The "mirrored bridges" - two bridges at angles - the park reveals itself in layers|
As the fountains were pretty much deserted (as in this little video) - no shrieks of delighted children - it was possible to hear the waters' rhythms and the different sorts of noises they made throughout the sequence -
|Horatio Myers & Co. Ltd - iron and brass bedstead manufacturers|
|The Big Draw at Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey|
When it comes to the ipad,I am app-shy. Or possibly app-averse ... some would say app-phobic.
Taking the ipad course at CQ winter school has emboldened me to try other apps, Blogsy for instance. This post is a test of its resilience and my own endurance.
And of some practical things - for instance, is a double space needed between paragraphs?
Small triumph, the image actually uploaded! It's an example of "creative tracing", or at least that's what I'm calling it. It's a bit like colouring-in, only instead of getting out the crayons you open an app on the ipad. I used Brushes, and this is the sequence of steps.
1. open a new file in the Gallery
2. upload a photo from your camera roll or a folder
3. make the photo layer about 60% opaque, to see your lines better
4. using the "round ended" brush, draw in the lines - this is the bit that takes time....
In the screenshot you can see most of the settings used for the brush, but the most important ones are the width. I used 7px for the heavy lines and 4, 3, and 2 px for the others.
One of the moves that isn't automatic yet is to use two fingers for enlarging or moving the photo around. Using just one finger is likely to leave an unwanted line ... you've probably already spotted some.
For comparison, the original photo.
|Pavements in the docks area|
|Dazzling ferry - by Peter Blake|
|A history of the dazzle ships|
|One of the Liver Birds looks out to sea, the other inland|
|Old & new|
|Old being made new|
|Colour & pattern|
|An especially low tide, thanks to the 19-year lunar cycle|