Sunday, June 26, 2005


Wanted to try to keep practising with 'Painter' so I picked this flower from the garden. I have the smallest, most basic Wacom tablet and wonder whether digital painting is a more satisfying experience with the more sophisticated tablets. I'll just have to keep on wondering as I can't justify any more expenditure!


Blogger isay said...

they're getting better and better! i like the vase most esp. i envy you really that you are finding time.....

6/26/2005 10:12 PM  
Blogger isay said...

i just thought that i should be saying it is almost perfect, i like it so much!

6/27/2005 8:12 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks, I'm gradually getting used to the odd feeling of 'painting' with something that doesn't feel like a paintbrush. After a couple of decades of not finding the time, I've decided to devote more time to illustration before it really is too late.

6/27/2005 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Charlie said...

this is very nice indeed, quite delicate.

6/27/2005 8:18 PM  
Anonymous lorigrace said...


I think this looks wonderful. I have a newer Wacom and it does take some getting used to using a the styus for drawing and painting. Patiner, too, is pretty overwhelming to learn. You're doing just fine, keep it going.

7/01/2005 10:31 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Hi Lorigrace. Thank you. I once went to a talk by Milton Glaser and when he was asked whether he used a computer to produce his work, he said that the young people in his studio were using software that almost exactly reproduced the effect of pencil or charcoal or paint, but he couldn't see the point - why not use pencil or charcoal or paint. I have some sympathy with his views, particularly as the Wacom tablet feels exactly the same whatever 'medium' or 'surface' one is using. I miss the sensuous pleasure you get using 'real' materials, however I do like the fact that you can undo, mix media and not have to buy every type of art material.

7/01/2005 10:54 PM  

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