Capturing a New Coloring Page with Adobe

Hi there, friends! I hope your 2016 is off to a great start! Currently I'm working on a supercool project with the wonderful folks at Adobe, and we could use your help! As you may know by now, I am a huge fan of the Adobe mobile apps-- I use them in my work just about every day. Adobe Capture is one of my faves-- it has different components, but one of the things you can do is capture shapes and save them to your Creative Cloud library to use in your designs.

I've teamed up with Adobe to create a coloring page based on shapes that AdobeCapture users send in. The idea for this project is for you to capture something you love, submit the shape, then I'll combine the shapes into a coloring page just in time for Valentine's Day!

You can read all about the project here on the Adobe blog. You have until January 29th to submit your shapes, and I'll take it from there!

And speaking of Adobe Capture, here are some ways I'm using it with the newly-released public domain collections from the New York Public Library. Over 180000 images have been made available for use by the public, and artists are encouraged to remix and reuse the images. I used the Brush function in Capture to create a brush of the artwork below on the left. I then took that brush into Adobe Sketch and created the design on the right. The palette was created using the Colors function in Capture.

Jenean Morrison + NYPL Remix + Adobe Capture

Here is another one I created using the same process.

Jenean Morrison + NYPL Remix + Adobe Capture

For this design, I pulled a bird shape from one of the images, turned it into a brush and scattered it around in Sketch.

Jenean Morrison + NYPL Remix + Adobe Capture

Like many artists, I often gravitate toward the same shapes and colors, so this app provides a nice way to get outside of my head with my art! 

I'll be back soon with a few more updates and some new art to share. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the shapes that are submitted for the coloring page. Let me know if you submit anything--I'll keep an eye out for it!