Another great thing about using the iPhone to make art – is that you can get by with images already in your camera roll.  You’d be surprised at what you can do with what you already have.  And its those images that you’d least expect, the ones out of focus, or those accidentally taken, that will surprise you the most.

Don’t think that because it turned out blurry, or if you didn’t get the composition just right that its worthless…more times than not those images will give you that unexpected, spontaneity that is difficult to re-create on purpose.

Very rarely do I discard an image.  NO matter what.  You just never know what you might need one day to do the trick.

And not only are you creating cool new pieces of art with each new creation, but you’re also giving yourself more images to create new work from. 

Its all about layering.  And sometimes, the more layers the better.

Say you’re using Blender (app) and you’ve combined two images together that you’re happy with.  Simply save that new image, and start a new ‘session’ using that newly created image as your new first layer and pick another image to blend it with.  And so on and so on. You can continue on in this way for as long as you like.

I call it layer stacking.

WARNING!  Its addictive!!!

The above image was one of those ‘not sure what it is but might want to keep it anyway’ images.  And this is what it looked like before.


See what I mean?



Here’s another example of building on what you have…in this case, I snapped a photo of one of my dried paint palettes and layered a couple more images from my camera roll.

I’m really enjoying the freedom that limiting myself to the iPhone has given me.

Sometimes it’s the most unlikely pairings that end up with the most surprising outcomes!