Google AI seems to have done a pretty fair job on curating and editing these photos. I think I may have had a hand in some filters on iPad, but there is a consistent bright and saturated feel I think I didn’t have much to do with. Nice set of pics though.
I felt like it was more a bit of incoherent rambling. :-) But I would like to emphasize that LondOntLife is intended as an outlet for local editorial cartoons, by anybody, because Merle Tingley’s presence and inspiration can’t be thrown away.
Mix, when it was run by Paper by 53 was a great little creative social site. Art was offered as jumping points for improvisations. The monstrous creatures in this cartoon were not drawn by me, but the first creature was offered by another contributor. The modifications are my riffs on the original artwork.
For the cartoon, I wanted anonymous silhouette-y images. But human shaped heads were too strong an indicator. I recalled these free improvisation jams and used the collaborated images.
Monthly, I participate in a comic jam at a community gallery. So inclined artists gather and run a kind of storytelling Exquisite Corpse comic page jam. In the sense I miss Mix, not having it does free time I indulged. It wasn’t a waste of time, I guess I’m trying to say, but not having it any longer to draw, does make time for other things, like drawing.
These goofy drawings seem to come out of fooling about with some new tool in some new app. Test the tool, see what kind of marks it makes, scribble something else on the page and just follow along. I don’t direct them at all. After a while I just trace over what hasn’t been drawn on the page yet.
This was scrawled in Linea, an app I’ve had on the iPad since forever.