I have a new toy! I’m not an early adopter when it comes to tech; in fact, I’m a slowpoke, and pretty much a big chicken, since learning new things intimidates the heck out of me. I know things come slowly to me, so it takes a while for me to even get up the nerve to try. But I have a new toy, and I’m liking the process of learning what I can do with this one.
It’s an iPad, my new toy, and I bought a stylus to use with it, and downloaded several drawing programs (freebies and super-cheap ones, of course), and I’m having a grand time fiddling around and trying to see what I can do with the new artistic tools I’ve gotten. No amount of technology can make me into what I’m not, but some of those things I can do with the things I’ve now got could help me to make myself, however gradually, into a better artist. And that’s a fun thing to the degree that it does a remarkable amount to overcome my normal reluctance to trying to learn anything new.In times past I have managed to kill a lot of trees in pursuit of my artistic growth. In my heart I am a great big tree-hugging plant lover, but my instinctive urge to make art has often trumped my tree love, at least to the degree that I make many works on paper. It’s easier to use when making marks into drawings than other, non-flat surfaces. I’ve been happy to use recycled material when possible, but paper is paper and, well, finite too. I’m liking the option that electronic tools give me of deleting or, better yet, erasing, layering, and redoing all kinds of things over and over again without needing to go to print unless and until I’m good and ready to do it. Here goes!
Wow you’re so artistic!
You’re a fine one to talk!!
Wow – what lovely trees. You’re very talented.
Thank you. It ‘takes one to know one’! I enjoy seeing your talents on display back at your place!
Congrats for the new endeavor. I know you must be loving it. Enjoy.
Thanks, Samina! I’ve not had any time for it in the last few days but am looking forward to drawing digitally again tonight when I sit in on Richard’s rehearsal. It’s a challenge to figure out how all this new stuff works, but very enjoyable too.
Wow! You made those with your iPad?!! Clearly I have to read the manual of mine… 😉 Very good job, keep having fun!
Oh, we can read the *manual*???! I’m just stumbling around and guessing so far. Everything that works is pretty much a happy accident. Hmmm. Sounds exactly like a description of my life, doesn’t it! 😉
Hi! That was an Spanish lapse…sorry! Yeah, it sounds pretty much as our life too 😉
Cool!! I am looking forward to seeing what is on your expanded horizons.
Me too. I’ll be calling on you for some tutorial help when you’re back in this neck of the woods. Hope you’re both loving your sojourn!
Love the trees! I wish I could do things like this.
Never say Never, darlin’! I hadn’t ever done it either, until I made some big scribbly triangles, messed around a whole lot and drew, deleted, redrew, and monkeyed around a further big giant bunch. It’s fun! 😉