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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

From my house to yours!

My Daniel

Here's an image I painted in Photoshop of my husband, Daniel, and this huge fish he caught. I wanted to focus the attention on his face and the boylike glee he was experiencing in the moment. I painted it using the Wacom Tablet. By the way, It's a 4 x 6 inch tablet, and Model # PTZ-431W. Comes with a mouse (why bother!) and a pen that you use to draw, paint, or whatever you want. Has pencil, pen, scratchboard, oils, gouache, oils, watercolor, airbrush, felt pens, crayons, and a zillion other possibilities you can create with no mess. I just love it when I'm sitting at the computer and don't have the energy to grab the oils and set everything up. It's so much fun.

Portrait of a man

A lot of you have asked about the Wacom Tablet. Here's a drawing I did using it. It allows you to do layers, so I did the pen and ink part first and then added the painting underneath. Really easy, no mess, no paints purchased, and no messy ink on my fingers!

Dad and his car

Here's a Photoshop illustration I created with an old photo of my Dad and his car.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Pajama Man 3

Here's a new Summer Pajama Man! Let me know which you like the best.

Kangi keeping warm

This is a sketch I did when the heat was off and one f my cats, Kangi, was on the couch arm, all curled up and trying to keep warm. Pen and ink and finished up in Photoshop with burn and dodge tools.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ice storm right after....

Here's another shot of the ice storm right after. My husband was driving around looking for a place we could get coffee after I was able to drag myself out of bed. We ended up traveling about 30 miles to find a place to get a coffee and some gasoline. This was last Friday morning-lost power Thursday night. It's Thursday again and we still have no power!

Frozen Rhododendrum leaves

Wanted to share this chance photo my husband took. The covering of ice was just beginning to slip off as the day warmed up right after the ice storm. You can see the little veins in the ice shape. Cool!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cleopatra's first snow storm!

Here's Cleo in the snow in our front yard. We are still without power, so why not take a nice long walk in the snow. We got 3-5 inches, depending on where you step. She was so excited she kept running around biting the snow and doing flips! I was told by the electric company that we should have our electricity back by midnight tonight, and I hope that's true. This is getting old! Thank goodness, Cleo doesn't seem to mind! We are expecting another foot of snow on Friday!. Hope it doesn't break down any more trees and wires!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Polar Bear Christmas

Here's a fun project I created in Painter and Photoshop, actually "painting" on the strokes on the computer Wacom Tablet and an electronic pen. If you've never tried it, you should! It has thousands of tools from chaulk to ink to pencil and oils, and you can adjust the pressure, size and color for each tool. I'll be using it for prints and cards. I also think I'll add it to my Etsy shop if any of you know someone who loves polar bears, send them my way!


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