March 27, 2006
"Paying attention to breath is like walking on the tightrope that links our conscious minds to the unconscious universe." Veronique Vienne, The Art of Doing Nothing
March 20, 2006
I started this as a doodle--it was very difficult trying to draw these mis-shapen feet from memory. My grandmother would always talk about her feet hurting her with the phrase, "My puppies are barking."
Once I found a full length photo of her showing her feet, I used Photoshop to manipulate it. The close up doesn't really show how bad her feet were--I'm guessing this photo was probably taken in about 1949 at my parents' wedding. I scanned in my doodle.
I had intended to complete it in Painter IX, but it crashed on me and I haven't been able to restore the PAINTER.SET file yet (it's not on the original CD, I can't get it to use a version of this file from the Painter that came with the Wacom). I finished it up in Photoshop.
March 11, 2006
Bookshelf with knicknacks and digital clock in the family room.
March 08, 2006
New Purse & Pens
Lunchtime sketch of my new purse using new Sakura pens.
March 07, 2006
I had intended to skip IlloFri this week because the subject didn't do much for me. Unfortunately, I started a doodle in my sketchbook.
When I got home from work I decided to color it with my newly acquired Caran d'ache Neocolor II crayons (the water soluble ones), The results was horrible since I don't have any decent brushes yet. By then, though I was bitten by the bug (pardon the pun). I redrew the insects in Photoshop and started playing around with the composition and colors.
Definitely Photoshop is a better tool for me when I'm playing with a composition idea. I like to print it out, then leave it alone overnight (or at least a few hours), come back to it again. Somewhere along the line, the elements in the illo start to guide me to the finished illo.