Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Rocky Scribble

    Scribbler Too is a fun little app to use online for quick sketches that take on a life of their own. I've used it several times and the following scribble is my favorite to date.

I recently added a Wacom Touch Crafter Tablet to my arsenal of artsy enticements. The touch part of it reminds me of the iPod or iPad, of which I have neither. :)

At any rate, it's been interesting to finger paint and surf web pages using touch but I must say that playing the chess game that was pre-loaded on my computer with Vista has been a blast, too. There's something about trouncing a king with a touch that makes me grin with pleasure. Not that it happens that often...

Isn't it a fun little program? How's your scribbling?   I don't think it's downloadable. Just use it, copy your masterpiece and return any time you feel an urge. I like it!

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tile and a Dry-Erase Marker

There's hardly anything I won't do to avoid doing what I should be doing.

A small box of subway tile had been hanging out here for years when I  read that ceramic tile could be used as a white board. I promptly ordered a pack of 4 Bic low-odor dry-erase markers (big spender, here). The little visitor guy and I drew and erased for an entire afternoon. When we were partially pleased with a doodle, I photographed it to be used for 'stuff'.

Subway tiles with temporary images are now clutter-making every flat surface. I plan to tile a plastic summer table for lazy outdoor afternoons of sketching, TicTacToe, Pictionary or Hang Man - kind of like a poor man's iPad or Xoom. Or an Etch-a-Sketch, or...

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dusk of Noon

The darker the days, the more I search for color and shape.

Or movement and light.

Or something other than black and white which define the exterior world and cause me to seek an illuminated monitor and a selection of faux brushes.

This piece was created using Bamboo Fun Tablet in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop Elements 5. Some parts were 'painted' with the stylus and some with the mouse.

It's been a year or so since I've actually used watercolors with brush and water and sometime in the green spring, I'll give that another whirl, but for now this is another form of color, shape, texture and lends a great deal of fun to a quiet and cold, dark winter. Even though this piece carries a little dark with it!

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