Second month – May 2007

Having got started, I couldn’t stop drawing. I began to think that instead of using other peoples’ artwork for my handmade cards, I could use my own work. I have done this  a few times now, and although it isn’t fantastic art, it is at least original, and mine! One day, I will take the plunge and paint with paint, and draw with a pencil, and produce works that are original one-offs, and not prints. But one step at a time.

I began the month by playing with the tools on Artrage and Smoothdraw, and testing out some of the techniques. I love creating patterns, so there was quite a bit of experimenting to do. I started off with patterns and backgrounds, like these…

study-in-blue-ed.jpg     study-in-pink-ed.jpg    orange-and-brown-background-ed.jpg   

spots-before-the-eyes.png  and then some mouse clipart…    

 mouse-clipart.jpg       mouse-clipart-2-ed.jpg   

I also experimented with another art programe, called Poject Dogwaffle. The pink flower was my first attempt at using this programme.

pink-flower.jpeg    blue-flower.jpeg

By the end of the month I felt confident enough to try a picture of one of my cats, Jemima. Not perfect, but I felt very pleased with it at the time. It was done using Smoothdraw again.



2 Responses to “Second month – May 2007”

  1. 1 kimegoraya
    October 22, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Delightful, how lucky you are to have talent, I think Jemima is Great, oh IF I could capture my cats in art, what a concept, however, I truly can not draw a stick figure,
    keep up the good work, I too must use other peoples art work, thank goodness the pictures, and other styles of art work are being shared (thank you everyone for sharing), I am always surprised with something new and wonderful to look at.



  2. 2 kimmikat
    October 22, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Hello Kim. Lovely to meet you (so to speak). I’m pleased you like my work, though you have to remember I am just learning. I would also have to admit that there were many days at the beginning when I felt I was useless, because I didn’t even seem to be able to draw the simplest of outlines. But it is all about practice, so I’m sure if you stuck with it, you’d be fine.
    There is so much lovely artwork out there and so many talented people it is easy to think in terms of what you can’t do. I do it all the time, but we should be looking at what we can do, and what we have achieved in doing it. Getting very philosophical now, lol, but that was one of the reasons for starting this blog. I wanted to put down a record of where I started and how I progress, as a way of encouraging myself.
    So it is really lovely, when people like yourself stop by to say hello. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I hope you will visit again.
    Take care, Susie.

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