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Commissions [Jan. 10th, 2003|12:48 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I just got commissioned to do one of my big paintings - the 48"x36" size. I'm very happy since my client is leaving most of the painting up to my own imagination (it's nice to get to get to do a piece of that size using some of my own ideas!). Since I'm still in this little apartment though, I need to make some room!

Since the holidays are over I'm back to doing my commissioned pieces. That might mean I won't have as many "originals" for a little while, but the money is good and I'm very paranoid about having a bunch of cash in savings before we move. I'm always afraid something will come up - hospital bills, car problems, burglary - something that will end up costing a bunch of money...

We still are on the waiting list for the larger floorplan - we still don't know our move-in date yet. I wish we knew - Matt would like to get his paperwork for his job transfer so we can let our current apartment complex know that we will be breaking the lease (since he's got a job transfer though we won't be penalized).

I've been playing around with my Wacom graphics tablet a lot lately. For those of you who don't know, it is a computer peripheral that looks like a flat piece of plastic with a wireless pen. When you "draw" with the pen, it shows up on the computer screen. It's very sensitive - in some ways it is more sensitive than a real-life pencil! It works great for digital art programs, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. It's so much easier to draw/paint with it than using a mouse! I've just been doodling so far, but once I get something I like I'll probably offer it as prints. I generally don't like digital art as well as traditional art media, but the graphics tablet produces a very similar result without the mess and cost of materials. Unlike drawing on a computer with a mouse, it actually feels like I'm making my own art! I don't think I'd ever be a primarily digital artist - but I think it's fun to play with!
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[User Picture]From: yanmei
2003-01-10 12:04 pm (UTC)
I don't know if these will be any help to you, but they helped me when I started using a tablet :)

http://www.geocities.com/dance_of_winters/
http://www.nethersphere.com/tips.html
http://www.deviantmag.com/issue03/fa_walkthrough.php
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-01-10 01:05 pm (UTC)
Hi Laura! I didn't know you had a LiveJournal - I added you as my friend (I like reading about other artists!) =)

Part of the reason I started experimenting with the graphics tablet was because I was inspired by your work! I was browsing through Stephanie Law's website (are you two related, by the way?) as well, and she suggested a Wacom tablet, so I asked my husband for one for my birthday. It's so much fun! I like it sooo much better than using a mouse to draw.

Thank you for the links - I'm looking at them right now!
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[User Picture]From: yanmei
2003-01-10 03:07 pm (UTC)

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Hi Jasmine :) I just signed up last week. I read yours and socar myles's web journals almost every day.
*lol* you're one of the reasons I'm going back to traditional media. :) As far as I know Stephanie and I aren't related in any way. I've been a fan of hers for years and her watercolors still amaze me. Drawing with a mouse is just evil. :\ There are some more tutorials on epilogue too http://www.epilogue.net/art/tech
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