With the cooler autumn weather, it's been fun to leave the beach and head out to cafes where I've sketched my #coffeeosophy series, Brother Albert cafe in Newport, being one of them. The day I sketched here, I was thankful for the neutral brown spotted page I'd made with left over paint from the pthalo blue, orange and red I'd used when I started Sketchbook Skool.
I wanted to capture the sketch as it progressed because I am not following a process, but playing, experimenting and finding new ways to create. After pre-painting and sketching on location, I used a Prismacolour sepia marker to block in the table and a Copic warm grey marker for the blackboards and cafe walls.
For some reason I felt a desire to collage and used tissue paper to capture the texture on the concrete pot and strips of quilling paper for the timber venetian blinds (something I've had lying around for years). I added yellow and blue F+W acrylic ink for the table and leaves on the pot plant and then messed about with paint before finally adding more coloured paper for the cafe benchtops.
After taking a few detailed shots of the sketch as I went, I wondered what the best way was to share the process apart from here on my blog. Then I remembered flipagram. It's not particularly hard, but it is time consuming.
First you need to download the app, then you need to select the photographs you want to use. I found it useful to create a separate folder on my phone so the photos were easier to find. I also like to edit my photos to make them nice and bright so that takes a bit of time too.
Once all your photos are ready, it's very easy to load then to flipagram. You can add a title in a variety of fonts and either your own or music you download music via the app. For a small one off fee you can create a watermark that sits on the bottom right of all the photos, but as this was my first attempt, I was happy with their logo. Once done, the flipagram is stored to your photo library which you can share from there.
To make this flipagram I used 14 photos. You can include up to 24 photos but the more you use, the faster they flip thorough and some people have said they would have preferred it a bit slower. What do you think?
I recently made a flip movie of my sketchbook, but that was a completed sketchbook, whereas these were process shots. You can see flipagrams other artists have made by using the hashtag #flipagramart on Instagram.
Have you ever made a flipagram? Any tips you'd like to share?