Tuesday, September 18, 2012

make it pop

the monthly online iphoneography project (otherwise known as the recipe book project) i like to link to is back from summer hiatus.  my entry this month is a tribute to roy lichtenstein.  we had a chance to see his amazing retrospective at the art institute of chicago this summer. 

due to the large crowd and a large number of no photography allowed signs, i only got a couple photos of artworks.  but, wow, these are just two of a massive collection of work spanning decades assembled in numerous rooms.  awesome.

at the exit, there were even some parting gifts. 

i am sorry to say that before this show, i had completely underestimated lichtenstein's work.  i am happy to say that my eyes have been opened and my mind sufficiently blown.  so, without further ado, here is my entry for the recipe book project.

i took the picture with the reverse cam on my ipad in camera+, applied an auto correct filter, and cropped it to a square.  then i took it into toon paint, turned it into an ink outline, and painted in certain areas with pop colors.  last, i took it into popdot, applied sunday comics -comic 8 for the style, took out the border inset under adjust, and added the text in the bubble under fun stuff.  now that i have given the "recipe", i'd like to add a quick note about the apps used.  i love camera+ and use it all the time.  although i've had toon paint for a while, i haven't used it much.  it did do what i needed it to do for this project though.  popdot, however, is another story.  it crashed on me over and over.  and over and over.  i finally got this version to save, but am still a little surprised by that. 

oh yes, and one more entry.  i love this picture of me in my studio taken by my 4 year old son, zac.  looks like he knows how to use instagram now!  


so there you have it.  if you have any kind of smartphone or tablet device, i truly hope you will try out some of the super fun apps out there.  and if you do, i hope you will join us in a future edition of the recipe book project.  click on over there and check out the entries for this month!

here's to being wrong...and loving it!



  1. This is crazy cool!! Love it!!! Thanks so much for joining The Recipe Book Project this month!!! You're the greatest!!

  2. Loved reading this -- and that photo your son took made me smile. I have lots like this, too -- and I remember how he used to decorate the Christmas tree by putting all the ornaments in one spot - just about at his eye level. xo


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