Sunday, March 04, 2007

And for fun

The picture below with colour added in Painter using my new Wacom pad.


Blogger Alison said...

Oh, wow - very interesting - I wonder if I will ever go beyond a scanner for electronic art aids

9:20 am  
Blogger Penny said...

Hmm I am now not sure which one I like the best, love the sepia, but well the colour is interesting.
I have no idea what you are talking about!! I have never heard of a Wacom pad.

9:47 am  
Blogger Judith said...

That looks like a great tool. However, one of the things I enjoy with your sketches is the variety of colour schemes from all to nothing, as it were, and like Penny, I think the sepia effects are very pleasing. Are they the result of shortage of time to finish, or are they a deliberate choice?

My choice as a gallery viewer would be to see only one version of each, your chosen favourite, and to continue to see a variety overall. But I'm only one voice.

4:56 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Alison I'm a sucker for trying out different materials and techniques, but I also really do need them for the day-job. It's much easier to retuch photos for instance, using a wacom pad. Penny it's a substitute for a mouse but you 'draw' or 'paint' with a pen-shaped tool on a plastic 'pad'. And you can also add to existing drawings like I have here.

Judith, I did choose sepia because just using one colour is quicker than full colour. But I also like monochrome effects. I agree that I should just choose one. However to be fair I did try some other versions as well when I was playing with the wacom , so I did choose one of those. I did one where I changed the colour of the sepia shadows to a cool grey and it was interesting how it had a completely different atmosphere.

8:24 pm  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I love seeing a variety of images, especially when you talk about what you were thinking when you made them. Is this your first Wacom tablet or just a replacement? If it's a replacement, do you find the new model superior to the old? Mine's pretty old and the new ones seem to have some nice features.

6:57 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Jana it's a replacement. My last one was a very small graphire and I really hated the slippery feel of it. This one is bigger, has more sensitivity and has a slight texture to the nib and the surface - a much more realistic experience.

12:07 pm  

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