15
Sep
07

First Steps.

Way back in April, I stumbled across a website that left me speechless with delight. It was from the makers of a digital painting program, the first I had seen, and to this day, the best so far…for my purposes anyway. The company was called Ambient Design and their Programe, Artrage 2.5, with a free version available too. Of course I downloaded the programme and was so impressed that I bought the full version, which isn’t very expensive anyway, and worth every penny. I don’t work for Ambient design, by the way, but like many other folk, I love this programme. They have a very active forum on their website, so don’t take my word for the quality, check it out. There are some awesome works in the gallery. I haven’t submitted anything yet.

I doodled around for a few days, feeling very frustrated at how bad I was, and then one day in the middle of April I produced something that I thought was halfway reasonable, and I have not looked back since. This was the first work I felt happy with, and I have since used it on birthday cards and as an avatar.

 daisy.png  This little daisy gave me the encouragement I needed to keep practising. I have since learnt that I have good days and bad, the same as everyone else, and that on some of the good days I can produce work that is progressing, and incorporates learning from previous attempts. Bad days we won’t talk about!

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2 Responses to “First Steps.”


  1. September 24, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    That’s so pretty. I would never have thought it was digital. And that’s for visiting my blog and your comment. And i like the name of your blog – it’s a very smiley kind of name.

  2. 2 kimmikat
    September 24, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you Janey. I wanted the name to be cheerful and positive.
    Susie 🙂


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