Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dark Mountains

This image began as a drawing on Bamboo Fun and went through more processes than I can remember. Generally, I choose lighter colors but something about the darkness of this piece fascinated me – it reminds me of volcanic flow under a watching sky. Is it far too dark?

A couple of programs I consistently use are Irfanview for resizing and occasional edits, FrameFun to create the finish, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 which came with the Bamboo Fun.

It's been almost a year since I've used water, color and paper to produce a painting. The computer permits a surprising amount of creative fun without the hassle of removing paint from the walls or cabinet top.


Friday, March 13, 2009

A Friday Image

The image began as a drawing in watercolor style on a Bamboo Fun Tablet with Adobe Photoshop Elements 5. Because it didn't have enough color to make me happy, I opened it in Pixia (free software) and added darker red to a few of the pixels. Framefun (free software) helped with the final digital image.

I decided I liked it. But, as I told you earlier, I'm pretty easy when it comes to liking images. I can spend most of a winter day kaleidoscoping through fractals and abstract images while my mind travels off into other worlds.

I could be cooking.

Or dusting.

Or shoveling snow.