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I still draw. Quite a bit. It's more doodles and sketches that never get finished, an eye here, and arm there, a half-finished torso that is too far away from the head above it to be connected by a neck. But I find myself taking photographs. Many of them. Far more of them then I would have expected. At first photography was merely for keeping a record of our life. Now it's become a much larger thing. I've entered photographs in contests, something I would rarely do with my drawings.

I think it's the instant gratification of it, something that didn't exist in the film era. I take the picture, check the back of my screen, and I can see the composition. Areas of the screen blink white and black to show me if there is blowout from over-exposure. I quickly take two or three more shots. I adjust the lights, move things around, take more shots, check the screen. It's more creative then I thought it would be.

Once I'm back on my computer, I dump all the pictures to disk. I go through the photos, throw out the pics that are out of focus, not composed well, or just plain boring. Then I start making adjustments to the good pictures. Sharpening and spot removal are the chores, but cropping, exposure and saturation sliders, vignette, and other options allow for creative controls that really allow a transformation from a pic to a beautiful Photograph.

It was unexpected. My drawings will probably remain mostly doodles and sketches, because I know that the camera is just waiting, and the ideas for photography seem to flow easier then the ideas for drawing lately.




Either that, or I'm just going though a 4 year phase.
  • Mood: Mesmerized
  • Listening to: The Cars new album (what?!)
  • Reading: Random Photo blogs and tutorials
  • Watching: NHL Playoffs (Go Sharks!)
  • Playing: Civilization 5
  • Eating: Beef Jerky
  • Drinking: Dr Pepper

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BobFrankly
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KaoruAiChan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question!! XD
I'm looking into buying a laptop.
What's a good laptop brand that reliable?
You're good at that stuff.
:0
Thank you!
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BobFrankly Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say HP or Dell. I bought an HP Envy earlier this year. =D
Sorry for the response lag, been on Flickr more lately with my photography.
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KaoruAiChan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I has question!! :0
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For my tablet, what did you do that made it all amazing on my other computer. Like, how you got the scroll thingy to go up and down on the tablet. ><;
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BobFrankly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] will walk you through the rest. Make sure that HD is turned off, otherwise it takes forever to download and skips like crazy. You want to change the touchstrip to keystrokes if you want it to adjust brush size. you want the top to be linked to the "]" key, and the bottom liked to the "[" key. Lemme know if you need more help.
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BobFrankly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, haven't been on Devart all month. =D Been hitting the pencil and paper so much I need a scanner. Go to [link] and choose "intuos 3" for the tablet model. Then choose your operating system (most likely windows XP). Download the newest driver from the list that appears, then run the file you downloaded. Restart the computer, and start photoshop.
Then go to control panel, and find the Wacom Tablet.
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