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
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