Monday, November 28, 2005

Do the Chickens Have Large Talons?

Hey all,

Been messing around with my new graphics pad, and I gotta say I absolutely love it.

Best $40 I ever spent.

I'm going to share a couple images I created with you. I'd like to point out before you crack up laughing at them that I'm not trying to show off my (Laughable) drawing skills, just trying to show what a complete amateur can do in half an hour on one of these things

The first one is a self portrait (You'll have to get Sunny to verify the likeness), and no, I don't know why I've got that extremely pensive/taking a crap look on my face either. To be honest, it reminded me of one of the portraits that Napoleon Dynamite drew, but here it is:

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The next one is more cartoony. Anyone wondering why it's a partially dressed female, it's basically because I'd read that the human body is one of the hardest things to draw (we see them every day, so you can tell easily if something's a little 'off'), and I wanted to test myself. I also wanted to try my hand at shading.

I'll let you be the judge of my success or failure:

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Picture number one was done with the help of a mirror next to my monitor, and picture 2 was just drawn off the top of my head. (Looks a lot like Sunny, before she stupidly let me cut her hair).

Basically, if you've ever considered getting one of these, get one! Mine is a Medion MD 41217, and Aldi are selling them at the moment for a measly $40. Considering you'd usually shell out over a hundred dollars it's an absolute steal. Put it this way, both these picks where drawn/shaded in under a half hour each, and I couldn't have done either half as well with pen and paper.

I know it's not much of an endorsement, I just wish I could show you some pen and paper sketches I'd done. That'd easily show just how much better these things can make your artwork. (Well, a graphics pad and Photoshop anyhoo).

Later, Bizatches!


Miz S said...

Yes- it does actually resemble you quite closely- (Unfortunately Paulius didn't do his in color so you can't see his gorgeous jade green eyes) and the second does resemble me even least it will once I lose that twenty pounds.

OzzyC said...

I'd say the pad is pretty good. And your drawings are certainly better than I could do. My artistic ability is quite accurately compared to the average third grader.

MC Etcher said...

Very cool, the self-portrait especially.

Ah, this makes me wish I could draw!

Kato said...

Can you tell I'm reading these posts out of order, trying to get caught up on some L,WTHIGO? reading?

Nice work. Keep practicing. Some day you can draw sketches for all of your posts (I'd enjoy one of the giant woman assaulting the vending machine you spoke of many, many months ago).

Incidentally, did you notice that yourself, me, and Etcher all have facial hair? I wonder if we can get Ozzy to join the club.