May 23, 2016

52 Cards - Week 21

52 Cards (Week 21). David Hayes, 2016

Same as always...a bit of a cut and paste-up...scanned into my iPad...used the apps Procreate and Superimpose to layer in elements from the digital kits by itKuPiLLi and Viva Field Journal...topped off with a filter from my go to app, Stackables!

The Source Card:

May 16, 2016

52 Cards - Week 20

52 Cards - Week 20. David Hayes, 2016.

Summer must be on my mind. Cut and paste palm tree on blank card...light blue background painted on using Procreate followed by a map layer. The glass block effect compliments of iColorama. A bit of final tweaking and a frame using Snapseed.

The source image:

May 9, 2016

52 Cards - Week 19

52 Cards - Week 19. David Hayes, 2016.

I tried something different with this card...started with a cut and paste collage as usual then tried my hand at a bit of sketching in Procreate. The birds and "painterly" effects are compliments of Repix.

The "source" card:

May 2, 2016

52 Cards - Week 18

52 Cards - Week 18. David Hayes, 2016.

Let's see...a bit of cut and pasting then into my iPad it went. Using the app, Procreate, I first layered on some white "paint" and then a tree I created in Artree. Next it was birds and other filters using DistressedFx. 

Here's the "source" card:

April 26, 2016

House..and other images.

House. David Hayes, 2016.

Tree. David Hayes, 2016.

Recently I signed up for Susan Tuttle's newest on-line workshop, Mobile Art MasteryI have been a fan of Susan's work for quite sometime so I jumped at the chance to take this workshop. I'm hoping that it will give me some much needed inspirations as well as new insights in the editing process. 

These two images, Tree and House are both the result of following her workflow and tips in Lesson 1: Vintage House. I created House first...and liking the results...duplicated the workflow for Tree

I first created the background in Image Blender using two separate images. I then brought in the House...and the Tree...using Superimpose. The smoke coming out of the chimney in House was added using Elements FX Pro and the birds in both images were brought in using Distressed FX. The sun in House is from Alien Sky. I then applied two filters using Formulas to complete both images. 

Mobile Art Mastery by Susan Tuttle

I'm looking forward to going through the entire workshop...particularly if I'm inspired to create images like these first two! 

April 25, 2016

52 Cards - Week 17

52 Cards (17/52). David Hayes, 2016.

Nonnegotiable. Start with the "source" card...a couple of filters from Stackables...some detailing in Repix...and type using TitleFx. Liking this one...a lot!

Here's the "source" card:

April 18, 2016

52 Cards - Week 16

52 Cards (16/52). David Hayes, 2016.

So...some cut & paste...both physically and digitally...followed up with the apps Procreate and Mextures!

The source card:

April 11, 2016

52 Cards - Week 15

52 Cards (Week 15). David Hayes, 2016.

Back to the card layout this week...and a touch of abstraction. Some cut and past, Procreate, iColorama and Stackables to bring it all together...

The "source" card:

April 6, 2016

52 Cards - Week 14

52 Cards (14/52). David Hayes, 2016

Not loving this one as much as the past two cards...maybe it's one of those that over time I will. (Procreate and TitleFX)

The "source" card:

March 28, 2016

52 Cards - Week 13

52 Cards (13/52). David Hayes, 2016.

When I first started this project my thought was to keep everything "within" the borders of an altered card. I went beyond those borders with Card 12...and did the same with this one.  That's what borders are for...

Apps used this time: Distressed FX, Procreate, and Repix.

The "source card":

March 22, 2016

52 Cards - Week 12

52 Weeks (12/52). David Hayes, 2016.

Different tact this week. I used a blank card as my base...but I didn't glue anything down...just took a shot of what I had gathered with my iPhone. Then the fun began...starting with the app Formulas for my base...several layers of the source image using Procreate...finished with a border in Snapseed. Different....

Here's the "source image":

March 17, 2016


Twins (Girls). David Hayes, 2016.

I had some fun here recently working with a couple of old family them a bit of a twist. The girls in Twins just have this look about them...and then there's the woman in the background. The backstory on these two could be interesting.

Them. David Hayes, 2016.

Then there are these two. Talk about a backstory! In any case, I used the iPad app Procreate to put the two images together and digital elements from digikits by Teddi Rutschman Designs and Manudesigns.

March 16, 2016

52 Cards - Week 11

52 Cards (11/52) David Hayes, 2016.

I started with a bit of old wrapping paper glued to my black card. Scanned this into my iPad. A touch of Repix followed with a filter from Stackables...and numbered using Title FX. So there.

Here's the "source card":

March 10, 2016

Goddess (Unfinished)

Goddess (Unfinished). David Hayes, 2016.

Very much so...unfinished. Even still, I'm take some pride in where this image is going. Assembled using new found Photoshop skills...the background, the figure of the goddess...using this and that from various digikits. Taking direction from the book Digital Art Wonderland (Sullins & Toball)....

Don't know where I'll take this image...if anywhere. She's safely tucked away until then...

March 8, 2016

Time to Move On

Time to Move On. David Hayes, 2016

The last couple of months have been a real creative drought for real reasons for this...just is. For awhile I let myself just "uncreative" figuring it would pass. It didn't. Thought I'd get out my paints and something different. Now there are half a dozen unfinished canvases on my studio walls...started and waiting. Decided it was time to dive into Photoshop and learn new skills. That's been interesting...and has re-opened my digital collaging. Maybe this is where I'll go from here...

In any case, Time to Move On is a piece I created on my iPad using the app Procreate, an old family photo, and elements from the digits by Deviant Scrap and Teddi Rutschman Designs. It took me the longest time to be happy with this image...I'm still not 100% with it but it is time to move on...

March 7, 2016

52 Cards - Week 10

52 Cards (10/52). David Hayes, 2016.
A bit of paper this and element from a digikit by Teddi Rutschman Designs...all put together on my cutting board and use of the iPad app Procreate and Snapseed. Not bad for Sunday faffing...

Here's the "source card":

March 1, 2016

52 Cards - Week 9

52 Cards (9/52). David Hayes, 2016.

A bit of whimsy. A bit of Alice. iColorama and a touch of Snapseed make up this week's card. 

The source card:

February 24, 2016

52 Cards - Week 8

52 Cards (8/52). David Hayes, 2016.

Tired of winter...looking for spring...warm summer nights and screen porches...

Apps used: Blender and Stackables

Here's the original card:

February 16, 2016

52 Cards - Week 7

52 Cards (7/52). David Hayes, 2016.

I'm so done with winter....just feeling drab all over. So looking forward to spring! (Week 7's card was processed with these apps: Snapseed, Repix, and Stackables.)

Here's the "source" card:

February 9, 2016

52 Cards - Week 6

52 Cards (6/52). David Hayes, 2016.

A little bit of this and that. Paper and digital. Starry night? My current mood... (Apps used: Repix, Artree, Blender)

Here's the "source card"....

February 2, 2016

52 Cards - Week 5

52 Cards (5/52). David Hayes, 2016.

This wasn't what I had in mind when I started this card...but I've also learned not to get in the way of my muse...

I used these apps: Stackables, Image Blender, and iColorama. Model credit: Art Models

Here's the "source" card....

February 1, 2016

Three Of A Kind - Remains

Remains (1). David Hayes, 2016.

Remains (2). David Hayes, 2016.

Remains (3). David Hayes, 2016.

I shot this series soon after the New up from Christmas and the such. Something always sad about the "left-overs" of the holiday. Like going shopping the day after Christmas...nothing seems as exciting as it did the day before...

January 27, 2016

Three of A Kind - Oranges

Oranges (1). David Hayes, 2016.

Continuing my theme of "three of a kind"...a bowl of oranges! Oranges (1) was shot with my iPhone6 and processed using the app Snapseed.

Oranges (2). David Hayes, 2016.

This version was also shot using my iPhone but processed using the app Stackables. A different perspective and a bit more processing than the first version.

Oranges (3). David Hayes, 2016.

Returning to a top down perspective for my final version, this one was processed using the app, VSCO.

Same bowl of oranges...same basic set-up...three different images. Always interesting...

January 26, 2016

52 Cards - Week 4

52 Cards (4/52). David Hayes, 2016.

This week's card features the apps Image Blender and Repix. Not much more to say about it...except to show you the "source card":

January 23, 2016

Three of A Kind - Containers

Container (1). David Hayes, 2016.
A cold day in December, no real idea as to what I wanted to accomplish but wanting to do something...perfect recipe for a little "faffing"! So...I grabbed a concrete bowl I had made over the summer and some "this and thats". These three images make up my Container three of a kind...

Container (2). David Hayes, 2016.

Container (3). David Hayes, 2016.

All three were shot using my iPhone6 native camera app and processed on my iPad. As for the app(s) I used...I truly don't remember but it doesn't look like I did much to any of these images other than the usual exposure and contrast corrections. Sometimes simple is best....