Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Study after Matisse.


This is a study after Henri Matisse's work Nu bleu IV,  1952. The original, paper clips on paper and pencil is in the Musée Matisse de Nice in France.

Here I made a copy in Pages tools.

Import shapes from the Shapes menu, make them editable (Format>Shapes and Lines>Make editable). Then reshape them one by one to look like what you see in the Matisse. Change colour with the tools in Colour Viewer (open it with Command+Shift+C).

The first image shows the study, in the second all used shapes are selected, the third shows one of the shapes with editing points and a guide showing.





Friday, March 18, 2016

Quick note to readers.

Thank you for reading this blog and commenting.

In reply to some queries, I would like to confirm that yes, this blog is current and copyrighted throughout, no republishing is permitted without prior written consent from the publisher and author, Alexander Anichkin.

All content and design is original unless stated otherwise. Photos are all by the author, unless stated otherwise. Republished photos are credited and published here with permission where possible.

Frequency, or infrequency of posts is up to the publisher, this is not a regular commercial publication, this is a private blog.

As this blog has been going for many years, many posts obviously relate to older versions of iWork/Pages. Basic techniques and principles remain the same, though menus and icons in the current version of Pages may look different.

I update posts as I go, but if you have a specific question regarding Pages please feel free to contact me through comments. This blog is public and free for readers, but I would appreciate it if you consider making a donation via PayPal.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Licorice and True Black.

Colour Viewer with Crayon Box
For print projects, especially when you deal with commercial (professional) printshops, consider changing default black colour in Pages to whay they call 'true black.'

It gives better quality.

Default black colour in Pages is in fact a composite colour.

In text inspector click on the Colour wheel to open Colour Viewer. It shows the Crayon Box.



Click on Sliders (second icon from left), then click on the drop down menu and choose CMYK.
CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (Key colour).

Licorice in CMYK
Drag C, M, Y to zero and K to 100%.

Click away to deselect text and save.

True black

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Study after Modigliani.


Italian artists Amedeo Modigliani was friends with Russian poet Anna Akhmatova in 1910s. He made several dozen minimalist portraits of her. 

Here, I am recreating one of Modigliani's drawings with Pages' Draw tool, adding colour and some other effects. 

This is an unfinished study. I am publishing it to show the work in progress. 

Detail, head.



Composition:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Snowman (2015)


My traditional drawing of the New Year's Snowman. 

All details, including letters, made with Apple's Pages tools.

Happy New Year.

Friday, November 07, 2014

After Modigliani, a Study Made in iWork/Pages.

This is a study after Amedeo Modigliani, the great Italian artist of the 20 Century.

I drew it in Pages using the Draw Tool (find it in Shapes menu) and combining edited shapes with various gradient colour fills. Style options for lines in Graphic Inspector give additional possibilities when working on details, for example hair. 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

St.Valentine Projects in iWork.



I designed this picture in Pages for a Valentine's project. You can draw one like this with just the tools provided in iWork Pages and transfer it to electronic and printed documents —cards, posters, letters, as well as putting it on button-badges, t-shirts and mugs.

Follow the Valentine's tag to see how to make one like this and other posts related to St.Valentine's projects.

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