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Welcome to my blog. I'm an artist and traveler living in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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back to two very groovy drawing boards

back to two very groovy drawing boards

Momentum lost for my art and my blog has been found. Hurray! And here's the proof!

Digital drawing picked up speed in my work in 2013. I sampled a pile of different apps on my iPad along with the usual suspects on my laptop through a gorgeous, but sadly not my own, Cintiq 24 HD tablet.

I was enjoying the digital drawing so much that I began my annual holiday card using the ProCreation app on the iPad. Happily, this drawing app is following a groovy trend toward allowing the artist to playback their drawing stroke by stroke... presto, animation-o.

I thought it would be fun to play back the evolution of my holiday card and it kind of is.

Two problems/distractions brought this experiment to a premature end. Depending on the canvas size you choose from pre-set standards or your own custom canvas size, the app adjusts the number of layers available to manipulate. I had twelve layers. Twelve whole layers.

You may notice that my holiday card includes a medium to mildy crazy level of detail/clutter. Mildy crazy and twelve don't work together nicely for very long.

On to distraction and drawing board number two.

I gifted myself with a very groovy and essential drawing board, the Cintiq 13HD tablet. Had to!

It arrive in the mail about where this video ends. I had to use it immediately. A perfect opportunity to escape my frustration over the twelve which is just what I did.

Thanks, I believe, to my two drawing boards I'm very happy with this year's card.

marker mashup

marker mashup

a gelli plate and an art supply list

a gelli plate and an art supply list