Thursday, March 26, 2009
Here's my first foray into digital art. If you've been following my personal twitter you may have seen some cryptic whining about it. Well, I'm still at it.
Originally planned as a four or five page graphic story, I'll be happy with a single good looking page. I can't believe it's taking this long but I'm learning photoshop from scratch, only it's not photoshop. It's something called ArcSoft PhotoStudio which is just dissimilar enough to render books on the subject useless. So, as I rummage about with the buttons and features, I keep learning new things, which render the previous work useless, so it's like starting over and over and over again. If I could think of it as a learning experience it might not feel like such a gigantic waste of time; then again, as frustration sets in, I dither and procrastinate endlessly.
Like writing this blog post, for instance.
So here's where I'm at. Actually, I've already completed the layout once, but I wanted to change a few things, which means starting over. Didn't I already say that?
On a delightful note, one of my etsy customers posted a photo of her wall with one of my aceo's on it. It includes some beauties by other artists too and she's done a wonderful job of framing and display. I must admit I'm really thrilled.
Image: digital art, ink sketches on office paper (pentel pocket brush!) scanned, and a photo of Hollidge Tract, York Regional forest, much altered.