Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Illustration Friday - Blue

This is actually a piece created last year titled 'Moments in Blue'. Apart from the obvious colour reference it has a nostalgic feel, envoking... well I'll leave you take from it what you will!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Christmas Card

With the last of my jobs completed I can spend time with my little angels preparing for Christmas. First I needed to have a clearout and tidy up and came across the wacom pen and tablet I was given a couple of years ago but never touched, figured it was time to give it a try.

Most of my work is done traditionally, either using paper or acrylics and inks, or a mixture of the three. But I have always adored and been fascinated by digital work although I just don't have the patience to create any myself. (Whoever thinks computer generated art is easy or cheating ought to try it themselves - it isn't!). My son was looking over my shoulder while I was plugging it in and it wasn't long before I was edged out off my seat and my digital pen hijacked! My boy is only 6, soon to be 7 but he took to it like a duck to water. I, however find it very difficult to use. I know it's only mind over matter and I am determined to stick with it. The card above is my first recognisable pic. Only used vector shapes, will have to leave freehand til another time but it was a good start.

Here is my son's masterpiece - I think he'll be making his fortune before me the rate he's going!

and here is a tracing he did of his school photo. Genius. (but then I am biased!)