November 9, 2011

Key. Board.

Key. Board., David Hayes, 2011

It's been a busy last couple of weeks....can't say I've done anything amazing...just dealing with life. Which has been good. Just busy. So I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I'm working on four mixed-media canvases right now...9x12's. Two of them are "done"...just sitting on the shelf  for contemplation before I show them. The other two are in progress...both giving me problems as to where to go next. Although I did solve one issue this afternoon so I might just be on the right track....again.

I've also been exploring and playing around with new apps. Naturally. So I wanted to show you one that I've been having fun with as of late. (There's a second one that I'll save for my next posting and a third that I haven't played with much...so that one will wait.) 

The first app is called ScratchCam. While I first discussed this app a bit in my last post, the fact that this app gives some dynamite vintage and grunge filters as well as great textures makes it worth looking into again.

In my pic, "Key. Board.", I took a straight shot of old piano keys, then applied ScratchCam's folded paper texture. Then...I played around with the "scratch" and "grunge" filters until I found a combination I liked. (No...I don't remember which ones...I was in my zone and didn't bother to write this down!!) While this app has great effects, it is somewhat limited in where it lets you share your finished work...but it does let you Twitter and Facebook. (You can also follow them on these two sites.) The really cool thing is that right now...for a limited time (of course)....you can get this app for 50% off! I bought it at full price...and would do so again...but heck, get it at the discount!!!

So check this one out...and look for my next post in which I'll show you an app that helps you showcase your work!!

9 comments:

jen said...

I LOVE this piece!! i am so amazed at the cool photo apps those iphones have! (but will either be the last person to get one, or the only person to never have one!)
really great photo, though!!

amyd said...

love the photo...interesting how the most mundane of objects become more interesting with texture!
can't wait to see the mixed media canvases...!

MrCachet said...

I'm wondering if the images themselves can be manipulated - size-wise. For instance, can the keys be moved to fit diagonally across a piece of 8 1/2 X 11 inch piece of paper? I'm thinking about mail art, Dave...

Bill said...

Love the photo, too! For some reason, I really like grunge.

jaeartworks said...

beautiful! I got scratchcam after reading about it in your app challenge. love it!

Shayla said...

Looks like fun, Dave. Those textures are moody.

Raylee said...

i like the way close ups give a subject a different interpretation.

Seth said...

Stellar shot. You really worked your magic here.

Amanda Pinkston said...

I LOVE this app! I also like Grungetastic...I wrote a post about with pics. I'm sure it would be right up your alley!

http://midwestdebutante.typepad.com/blog/2011/11/igrunge.html