Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Blast Off

I'm on fire with this new "Snapsketch" series (as I'm now calling it)—making drawings with the Snapchat's unsophisticated, strictly limited tool for drawing and writing over photographs with one finger on a smartphone screen.

With just a few colors and a single font (writ huge or tiny and without many options as to placement) my creativity is truly challenged. (if I need black or white in the drawing, for instance, I must find them in the underlying photo.) Mostly I choose blank or close-to blank backgrounds, at least so far.

My favorite limitations with this tool is time - if I start a drawing, I have to finish it promptly or else Snapchat discards it. So I make a drawing in a single sitting, place a bit of not-too-premeditated text over it, and send it out into the world.

I'm archiving these, for now anyway, in an album on Facebook.