Friday, December 01, 2006


Theresa said I should draw something with my tablet and post it, so here are a couple of doodles. I've been playing around with Corel Painter Essentials. I haven't gotten very far into it yet, but I'm already thinking I'm going to have to spring for the full Painter program. So here's a giraffe for my sisters (Barb, who collects them, and Kirsten, who has been wanting giraffe stuff lately), and an apple. Yum.

The tablet is marvelous. I've heard people say it takes a while to get used to using the pen. I haven't found it that difficult, at least as far as pointing and clicking and drawing strokes. There is a lot to learn, just with the different things that it can do in Photoshop and other programs. There's a whole level of pressure-sensitive controls in the PS brushes that you can't utilize with a mouse. Certainly enough to keep me busy for a good long while.

Kate thinks it's pretty cool too--I've let her scribble with the stylus a few times. I shall have to keep it away from her so she doesn't decide to color on it with something else.

I would prefer to title this "practising," because I think it looks better spelled the British way. Those two c's are just weird.


Sharon said...

Holy Smokes!
Seeing this makes me want one even more. But then I remember, I can't draw with a regular pencil. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Helena, those drawings are absolutely awesome, I especially love the giraffe. Well done

Amy B. said...

so beautiful! I am being serious when I say I want a copy of that Giraffe for Matty my giraffe lover. (he even knows what an osicone is, lol!)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I love the giraffe!


Ernie said...

Dude! It's your blog! It's ok to use the "s"!

Kat said...

Wow, those are just beautiful!

And y'all are more than welcome to move up here to Canada, where we spell everything the British way!

Theresa said...

Wow, Helena!! This is awesome!! i've not messed around with The Corel Painter too much yet, but Illustrator is great.

Now why didn't you want the giraffe to have his tongue up his nose?

Jana said...

Wow!!! I have had my pen tablet for awhile now and all I have been able to do is doodle flowers! I never really learned how to draw though. Your drawings are awesome!