Collecting and using a digital palette

by Jean Edwards (@JeanEd70)

Pages 2 and 3 of 21

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Introduction

This book contains some tips and ideas about collecting colours, patterns and textures digitally to make a virtual palette that can then be used to make digital collages. Once you've learned how to use technology apps and tools to do this there is huge potential for you and your learners to use it creatively when making art in the real and digital worlds.
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Closely observing the world around to find visually interesting areas to photograph can encourage us to slow down and observe with care and intensity. On the next few pages are some tips and ideas for trying this out. We're used to taking many snapshots with mobile devices so working in a completely different way can be quite a challenge at first.
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Collecting a digital palette
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The camera on a mobile device (phone or tablet) can be used to take close up photos which can then be used as a digital palette.
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Demonstrating how to look, evaluate and select before capturing the image can be useful when beginning or even practising with a card viewfinder.
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