This might look like just another picture
of a lady holding a cat,
But to me its a large leap in my learning
to draw and paint on my trusty IMAC.
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Wanting to see if I could bring some pattern and texture
into a scene, using software bells and whistles.
Learning to think and work differently.
I always learn better by giving myself a project rather than
following a written handbook, especially without pictures.
(Its what kept me from thinking about Law school or
Medicine. ;~) I'd never have made it through the
dry reading matter.)
Beginning with large simple shapes of "painted" color
instead of a loose line drawn pencil sketch of my drawing
No more sheet after sheet of heavy tracing paper
redrawing and refining the elements. Gone are endless
bits of changes on paper scraps, some floating to the
floor to be found only when cleaning up afterwards.
Modeling shapes directly, saving the image at each stage
so I can to return to any without constant redrawing.
In this unfinished garden scene, I created just
one example of each flowering plant, copying and
pasting more as needed and placing them anywhere.
Easily building my border.
Good to shake things up once in a while and learn
something new. Friends who have been with me from
the beginning have said that my computer done work,
still looks like I did it. Very reassuring. ;~)
Best part for me? NO mess to clean up afterwards.