I've finally gained enough confidence using inkpad on the iPad to share my findings. This vector based illustration tool is still new and wonderful to me because it forces me. It treats lines and shapes differently and forces the artist to think in terms of shapes instead of line. It comes with endless forgiveness and revisions that never pixelate when you enlarge. It's perfect for creating a logo that you need to be blown up to 30 feet or shrunk down to 30 pixels.
Here are some of the images I've created using Inkpad so far:
While I was at my art education conference in Lisle, IL, I received a tweet from a friend who was attending the Set Connections/SPUN Conference in Park Ridge, IL indicating that our students' video was used as an example in the Keynote presentation from the St. Louis HS Video teacher/presenter, Don Goble. After a few tweets back and forth (see below) I was given a link to this video compilation.
Dryden Fugleflick Filmmakers should be very honored that their video was lifted up as an example of students creating not just consuming. That's what the ARTS are all about and I'm very proud of my Dryden Artists who inspire others with their creations!
Watch Push Up Your Sleeves as our Video Logo here.
Update: I had a chance to chat with Carol Broos via Skype during our Arts Education Podcast called the aRTs Roundtable via Edreach. We chatted about our PLN, conferences, and how staying connected online through twitter has helped us grow and make positive changes for our classrooms. View her blog post about this here.
This year I started doing some graphic design work for educators and app developers in my "spare time". Some examples include: Compare-a-Twist app, PKCLsoft, EdGamer Podcast, iDig Video Podcast.
So, I realized after 6 years of making Fugleflicks with my students, we still haven't had a real logo. So, I downloaded the Comic Life app for text, drew a little movie maker based on my former student, Kristina, in the Brushes App, created transparency in Art Studio app, and combined everything again in Comic Life. I downloaded Logo Maker app and it wasn't doing it for me. I wanted something more customizable. Would definitely recommend the Comic Life app. I have the desktop version too. I was able to back up my work to my dropbox as a comic life file so I'll be able to work on it again on my desktop (sweet!).
My new Fugleflicks Logo (at last).
IF you're interested in buying an item from the Artsonia Gift Shop featuring the new logo
1. Use this link to our ipad fundraiser site
2. Enter MRSFUGLESTAD1
3. Find the logo (will be the first one or one of the most recent)
4. Shop! 25% of your purchase will go towards an ipad for the art room!