Monday, April 24, 2006

Doodle of the Day -- 4-24-2006

WOO-HOO!!! My Wacom Graphire 4 tablet arrived today. Didn't get much time playing with it yet since I had to do some troubleshooting with it. End result was that I had to download the most recent driver to get it to work properly.

Anyway, I played around a little in Photoshop. This was the result. I am really excited about this. I think I have the hand-eye thing down pretty well. Now, I have to practice on the other tricks both it and Illustrator can do.

I am hoping that this will be a nice compliment to my "old school" drawing techniques.

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verniciousknids said...

This pic reminds me of the movie "Toys" with Robin Williams!

the painted pear said...

I am so happy for you!!! Keep us informed of the differences.

I used to work on a mac, when I was a "graphic designer" and had a wacom, used illustrator, freehand, and photoshop. I have to say, I was never comfortable creating "art" on the computer. Graphics, yes, and scanning in art, and maybe a little manipulation...but you see so much incredible digital work out there, it is something we are all probably going to have to learn, and excel at be contenders...for now I stick the basics, of bristol, tracing paper, and of course my new watercolour pencils!!!

Judy said...

I want to learn how to do this!!!!

Lou said...

Vern: That was a great movie and yes, it does look like the outside scenes. Great recall!

Pear: There is a lot of great stuff out there. Just got my two books in the mail -- Teach yourself Adobe Photoshop 7 and Teach yourself Adobe Illustrator 9 in 24 Hours. We'll see how they go. I still like my pens and colored pencils. I may use them as a base and do some manipulation. Who knows?

Mom: You just need to practice.

Thanks for commenting on this.

andea said...

This is very cool! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

melanie komisarski said...

wow, great start with the tablet! Illustrator is definitely an amazing program, especially when paired with your new toy! have fun!

HARDWAX said...

Looks like you are well on your way to a beautiful friendship here, and i love the fresh colors and spring like feeling in this piece.

Rrramone said...

Love those clouds!!