Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello 2016

Drawing Coloring Pages

I am going to try to devote more time creating 'hand' drawn illustrations this year. Santa was so kind in gifting me with Micron Ink Pens and I am enthused about using them for sure! Even though my hands don't quite work as well as they used to, they're getting better and I am going to see a specialist at the end of January, so maybe I'll get help in loosening up my RA hands.

It's funny how far away I've gotten from drawing with pencil on paper. When I discovered digital art, (PAINT on the computer was the first art program I found), I completely stopped drawing. I couldn't wait to create anything I could using the most simplest of simple programs and really knew nothing at all about graphic art or Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel or any of the programs that artists used back then. It took me a long time to catch up to the world of digital art too. When I started working for a home decor company back in 98, that is when I got my first glimpse of a MAC and creating digital art with Photoshop. I LOVED IT!

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I've not purchased any new art programs since I got PS C3, except for Art Rage. I don't even have the latest version of that because I have an old computer and they don't support Windows anymore. I will get the latest Photoshop Suite when I do get a new computer though, and definitely upgrade my Art Rage. Trying to decide if I want to go to a MAC or not too, more to research on that! 

I had joined a couple of art groups at Facebook where we submitted our hand drawn by pencil or paint on real paper or canvas creations, but I didn't stick to it. I'd always revert back to experimenting and creating with digital art. There is so much to learn and so much you can do easily and quickly.

Maybe it's because I don't spend as near as much time sitting at the computer now as I used to and I still want to do something creative with my time. When I'm sitting in my easy chair or resting my knees on the couch I just yearn to do something while I'm watching tv or listening to music. I tried crocheting but it's just not gonna happen. Not yet anyway, need to get big yarn and big crochet hook! My hands don't want to cooperate at all for that!

Now, with all the popularity of 'adult coloring books' and coloring pages, it's inspired me to create a page or two. I've already created some line art illustrations, coloring pages that are freebies offered here on my blog. Just click on the 'Coloring Pages' page tab to the right. Also, click on the 'Freebie's' page tab!

One page which is for sale at my Etsy shop has been quite popular too, the victorian houses coloring page.

I created 'color me' products at Zazzle many years ago! It just didn't catch on for me like it has now. Sure wish I would have created more and just stuck with it! Oh well, there is time to create more.

So, with that, I'm going to go create some fun coloring pages, line art, digi stamps, or whatever you call them! Have fun coloring! I know I do!

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