Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Days

After a terrible spring intro with high winds, nonstop rain, and a bit of snow, we are all very happy to be entering into more mild spring weather!

I recently finally made the plunge and bought a drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet) and have been experimenting with it. Below are a couple more I did with my new tablet:

Spring Sunset
Game of Snorts
I've discovered that nothing beats putting pen to paper for drawing, but I'm enjoying using it for coloring and enhancing pictures. It takes some getting used to though. I've been using the tablet with Corel Painter Essentials. Corel Painter offers the closest real life experience for using various mediums. I would've gotten a better version of Corel Painter, but (I'm almost too embarrassed to say this) I discovered I have an outdated Windows platform (Vista!). I only really use my computer for internet stuff so I totally forgot what platform I had and now it's gotten to the point where I'll probably get a new one sometime soon so what's the point of updating it now. Anyways, long story short - I'm having fun with my new Wacom tablet with Corel Painter Essentials. I'll still do black & white as my main style (color takes a lot longer and I'm so impatient) but I'll be experimenting more with color.


  1. these are so pretty - that first one is too stinking cute :) it's nice to change things up sometimes and love seeing these different types of drawings. but still love your black and white of course :)

  2. I'm receiving all the windy days, but I love them! These pictures look awesome with color! :)


  3. If I had known that you didn't have something like this, I would have bought it for you. You have brought such joy to so many people's lives with your work, I just can't say enough.