Further Transformations

In keeping with my previous posts, today I’m adding a new digital drawing and several transformations of it. The original drawing was created in Procreate. The finished version was then altered through various transformational filters and adjustments in iColorama. Both apps are for the iPad. What I find fascinating is that the concept of the original drawing can remain intact while the surface quality and mood of the transformations completely changes the visual feeling. All of these transformations were fine tuned through different tools within iColorama. There are basic settings in the app that allow for specific types of change, i.e. color or texture. But within each basic setting there are often several adjustable elements that can be “tweaked” to get the desired result through experimentation.

My preference is still for the original drawing because that was my actual conception and came about through an evolved creative process, bit by bit. Everything that is in the original drawing was put there intentionally in a way that I hope works as a unified whole. But I really enjoyed making the diverse changes to the original, in effect creating several new pieces that have similar but uniquely different qualities. Even though the changes were made by iColorama through its digital magic, I had to make several choices and adjustments to arrive at the changes that you see in the transformations below so I think they still can be considered “my” creations. Falling back on my previous life as a musician, I’d like to consider them “variations on a theme”.

Original digital drawing
“Dreams of Spring”
Digital drawing created in Procreate on iPad with Apple pencil
Digital transformations

Click on individual images below to see at larger size

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

6 thoughts on “Further Transformations”

    1. Yes. Photos can be imported into Procreate and used as a base to draw on or to alter. IColorama is basically a photo editing app. I’m using it to alter art images but it is really set up to edit photos.


  1. “What I find fascinating is that the concept of the original drawing can remain intact while the surface quality and mood of the transformations completely changes the visual feeling.” Yep!


    1. So glad you agree. It’s been great fun and fascinating to have these permutations come to life after the creation of the original idea. This is really an endless quest as is all of art!


      1. It’s fun watching your creations as well. I especially love your description “variations on a theme” — perfect! (And, just my thought, these would look great as smaller prints framed together as a group… 🙂 )


  2. Thanks “Aphrodite”. I hope at some point to try printing out some of the abstractions that I’ve done so far and they very well might work in various groupings, by color or texture or in “variations on a theme”. Thanks for the idea. And thank you again for keeping in contact.


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