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IPad Practice

Posted Oct 2013

I don't know why I like this, but I do I don't know why I spendt so much time making it, but I did Something about it ~ compelling

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Learning Art ~ Advanced

Posted Oct 2013

Here are three pictures that I drew from the same one face that I just found on the web. They are all usable. They are all correct. But one is better than another. The first one shows

a caricature

the answers, but not very good. You'll see what the boy looks like. Pink cheeks, big lower lip, long hair covering big sad eyes, etc. The picture could be used as a cartoon. But it's so simple. Not hightly evolved. A little stiff. Not expressive enough:

The second one is much better. The hair still covers the eyes ~ I thought I wanted to emphasize that for this boy. The pinkness of his very pink cheeks doesn't get lost. The mouth is saying more. I might have been satisfied with it. But I thought it needed a little background. Added in that shape behind his head, and eeeks, whatever I was doing was ruined:

The third one is the good one. Useable. Looks even better in person. Because here I made a very important decision. Yes, the boy had long bangs which I could choose to emphasize by making them even longer to cover his eyes. The long bangs was the first thing I had noticed, and that is a valid Caricature choice. For some faces. But in this case, it was not a good idea to make the bangs so long that they covered the eyes. Because the big round eyes was a very important part of what I was seeing on this boy's expression. (I am called Caricature Express.) So I showed the large amount of hair, made it big, but did not place it in such as way as to cover the eyes. Certainly Not to say that we must never cover the eyes with the hair, but in this case, it didn't work well enough. The third picture is the best one:

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Digital Artwork

Posted Aug 2013

I enjoy using the new Art Supplies. Any one Studio picture can flip between IPad's ArtStudio, Computer's PhotoShop, Paper with Markers and Colorsticks, The Lightbox..... And I still use Pencils with Erasers. Different Supplies are best for handling different aspects of the Artwork.

For instance, I prefer using PhotoShop for Warping Text, but I prefer using IPad for Coloring. So I have to send a picture back and forth. I discovered that it's easy to Export the picture directly from the IPad ~ there's a dropdown menu for 'Export by email'. But I have to save the picture to my Desktop and then pick it up from the Desktop if I want to email it from PhotoShop. Extra fussy-steps.

So I wrote a note to myself about that. And I chose to keep the note because I want to remember how easily I made the Camophlage-style background when I wrote that note.

The Artist has new toys.

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PhotoShop Caricature

Posted Mar 2013

I was feeling so sad this evening. Overwhelmed with it. Couldn't shake the old Loves that i had chosen to end. As I went to the dentist, and i think he gave me a placebo instead of laughing gas. As i went shopping for the Agent who insists i wear khakis at his gigs. I gained weight. Couldn't shake the Powerful sadness. Down. Sadness.

Came home to find some real neat Corrugated Plastic had arrived. That should have made me happy. I started watching a movie ~ The Red Planet. I'm liking it, but it didn't hold my attention. Got distracted and started watching YouTubes. Not lost in that sadness so much anymore. In limbo. Then I flitted over to redrawing one of the pictures I had posted a few hours ago. I like Coloring in PhotoShop a lot. I've been so pleased with my PhotoShop work lately. This afternoon, I had successfully made a Black Outline for the front of my blank Party Papers.

And here's tonight's picture. Not sad anymore. I'm just tired of feeling sad. And I'm experiencing a neat expression that I heard somewhere: If we're feeling regret, it can only be because we're living in the past. If we're feeling anxious, it can only be because we're living in the future. If we accept the present, we will feel content'.

I feel so fortunate that my life turned out as comfortable and meaningful as it has. I focus my love on the people that are with me now. I am able to love.

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