Crafted By Colette

A place for me to ramble about my art and crafting exploits.

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.

One response to “Arty Advent Day 3: Digital Dinosaurs”

  1. […] mentioned the other day, I’ve been venturing into the world of digital editing and colouring, but I still can’t […]


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