Saturday, August 13, 2011

I don't own a visual sketchbook

Mostly because I can't draw well. I even had the professor of my Drawing I class tell the class on the first day he could teach anyone to draw well. I never drew well, not before the class or now. I did have many friends who are artists that draw (well) and sketch in their sketchbook, I have always been envious.
It made me envious because I never had an easy carry around tool like a sketchbook where I could visually put down ideas, experiment and more or less perfect my craft unless I brought my camera around with me literally everywhere. Then for me a little less then a year ago came hipstamatic type apps for camera phones besides IPhones that added simple filters to enhance the somewhat low quality of the raw photo from the camera phone, nothing crazy but an obvious difference.
There is a lot of debate over camera phones and apps with filters for professional photographers and I have my opinions about it but they are irrelevant. What is relevant is that I finally got my wish of a very small tool to experiment with angles, light and surprisingly enough some themes.

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