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A Digital Painting [Jan. 17th, 2003|11:05 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Whew! I finally finished my first attempt at digital painting. I used my Wacom graphics tablet - it works just like my paintbrush (well, not quite, but it's certainly less messy!). Don't worry - I'd never give up painting in "traditional" media, but this is a lot of fun. I'll definitely make some prints of this one and put them up on eBay and on my website. I named this one "Scheming Faerie", because she is in the woods scheming some nefarious plan.

OK - I'm going to make some burritos now.

[User Picture]From: yanmei
2003-01-18 07:05 am (UTC)
This turned out extremely well! The tree owns me. I love all your swampy paintings. I have some custom brushs, mostly from other people and the internet that are great for painting textures and patterns if you want to try them.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-01-18 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I created the tree's top layer out of a grayscale texture map I made from some real tree bark I photographed. This digital stuff is sooo much fun!

I'd love to try any custom brushes you'd like to share =)
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From: jasminefairy
2003-01-18 11:06 am (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-01-18 04:59 pm (UTC)

fine, fine, work

Hey, Jasmine - Wow! your piece finished really well! At first look, I actually believed it was one of your acryllics. It's so [amazingly] close to your organic work...and this is your 1st rendering? - What can I say, Excellent work! [Hmmm, note to self; maybe I should give the ol' Wacom tablet a try]. It's promising to see you delve into the digital realm a bit with such great results...and I'm a little humored with the realization that, I tend to create art digitally(fractal art), but have recently been considering reproducing my images through more conventional means, such as acryllics. Like I said, I'm just "a little humored" by that juxtaposition.
Anyway, your work still leaves with one word of description: sublime!

Cheers! - stray_toaster

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-01-18 06:17 pm (UTC)

Re: fine, fine, work

Thank you so much!

Yep, this is the first actual piece I've done with my tablet. I've only used it before for photo-editing and that sort of thing. I really like the control - it feels like real painting! It's funny, I was running low on canvas and didn't want to make the trek out to the art supplies store, so I thought, "Hmmm... why don't I do some digital work? The materials are free - what do I have to lose?". It does look a lot like my acrylic paintings - I was worried at first that my style wouldn't carry over to digital, but once I discovered how flexible it was I knew that I would get the hang of it.

I wonder how it would go the other way - like in your case, someone who normally works in CGI/Fractal art trying to express it in "traditional" media. I'd certainly be interested in the results!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-01-19 06:34 pm (UTC)
that is really cool! i have wanted one of those tablets for a long time but they are so pricy. do you know if you have to use the big expensive one for art or can you use one of the smaller less expensive ones?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-01-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
Hi Alex!

Matt bought me mine for my birthday last year. My tablet is a Wacom Graphire2 4"X5" Bronze model. I think it was around $80 or so - it was one of the less expensive ones as far as Wacom tablets go, since it's the smaller size. I don't particularly see an advantage to buying one of the larger ones, since if you are working digitally you can zoom in or out on the screen as needed. I'd definitely go with a Wacom brand though - they seem to be the best!
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-01-21 06:55 pm (UTC)
right on, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: kaokame
2003-01-20 06:02 am (UTC)


Thank you, monkey! They were great!!
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