Monday, December 27, 2010

First Bloom

Hey Peoples!  I hope you all had a wondrous Christmas holiday (or long weekend!!).  Our Christmas was good.  Believe it or not, even with working full time last week,  I got most everything done before the family came over for Christmas Eve dinner (who cares that the floors didn't get mopped again? Food just gets spilled, right?!). 

The Toad once again proved that he is a Prince in disguise.  He bought me a wonderful present to feed into my creative side.  He got me a Bamboo Fun tablet and pen.  He thought it might be something that I would enjoy sketching with and possibly could use with the Photoshop Elements 9 program he recently got me for my birthday.  I have snuck a few hours on the computer watching the tutorial videos on the tablet.  Tonight, I decided to jump in and see what I could do with it. 



                                 


I have to say, that for my first drawing on the computer, I am pretty dang pleased on how this turned out.  I obviously need lots of time figuring out the different mediums that can be used to draw and the pen pressure to get the different amount of shading and textures.  Drawing looking up at the screen versus down at the "paper" is different too.  And figuring out what type of file actually saves it looking like the "original" file.  But I think that I will have lots of fun with this.  I haven't really sat down and drawn for more years than I care to remember.  Maybe this will be the nudge to get back into that area of art that I've neglected.

2011. A whole new year to explore something new.  Or the chance to go back and explore something old in a new way. 

Till the next adventure...............


9 comments:

CuddlyBunny said...

Um. Oh my god. You DREW that?

It's beautiful! It's wonderful! If it were a stamp I'd buy it!

I'm so jealous, and not of your technology ... but of your talent!

Sylvia said...

Hi Starla, I have always wanted to draw on the computer and have tried a little, just get frustrated! Your rose is lovely. I enjoy visiting your blog and left you an award on mine!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome, Starla!

Louisiana Belle said...

This is really good! Especially for your first attempt. Happy new year!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omg! this is gorgeous! i WANT ONE!!!!! or if you don't want to give it up, can i have the toad???? just kidding!

hugs :)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Looks like this might become a new passion! For your first drawing this is amazing beautiful! I think the toad might just be a keeper!

shirley said...

Beautiful drawing. I think those tablets are really cool and useful!

Joan B said...

oh my! you drew this? it is gorgeous. keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Iloilo, I love it. But you know I love all things flowers ;). Great job. Hugs Linda Duke