Arty Advent Day 3: Digital Dinosaurs

For December 1st-24th (and possibly a Christmas day bonus), I’ll be posting an art-related blog post every day.  If you visit my blog during this time, let me reassure you that I’m not just an art blog.  I do all the crafts.  You can look through my archives, or stay tuned for future posts, to see the other crafty things I get up to. 

One of the ways I’d love to expand my art is digitally.  I have very little experience in it. I did a couple of years of a digital photography course a decade ago that involved some Photoshop, but I remember almost literally nothing about it.

I got a Wacom Intuos Draw a while ago but can’t really get the hang of it.

I know that practice makes perfect, but when I’m really bad at something it impedes my desire to try again.  I will have another go… at some point.

Cayden has a tablet that he can use a stylus on and he traced one of his drawings to make it digital.  I had a go at that with mine and it came out wonky.  I have absolutely no idea why.

If you know why, please let me know.

In the meantime there is a form of digital art that I can do.  I can take traditional illustrations…

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…scan them and colour them.

10 dinosaurs

There were a few steps in between.  Like leveling and tidying up and all that jazz.  And my “colouring” was basically using the paint bucket tool.  But it’s still progress 🙂

I’ve gathered some tutorials for making clipping masks and other fancy things like that, so my digital colouring will progress, even if my digital drawing still needs some encouragement.

Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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