Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Pictures of ...

For my birthday this year, Mr Marmalade was kind enough to buy me a Wacom graphics tablet which happened to come in a bundle with Photoshop Elements, and the ArtRage painting programme.


Up until now, i've been mostly concentrating on Photoshop as there is a design element to my job and I need to practice. However, today at work, I got time to have a little fiddle with Adobe Illustrator, and that made me remember the ArtRage programme I have here at home. Obviously it's not nearly as sophisticated as Illustrator, it's very basic. But I find that often these basic softwares have a whole range of uses of their own, that the more complicated and professional programmes don't have and consequently, they are much easier to operate.


So this afternoon I have been playing with design, and these are what I came up with. I'm very pleased with these little sketches, but don't be fooled. I'm not that good at drawing. The ArtRage programme has a "tracing" facility (as does Illustrator), so I trace an outline, get rid of the original picture, and then colour in to my hearts content, and add bits and bobs here and there as I go.


Like the Adobe programmes, the ArtRage programme has a "layers" system, so you can add, subtract, and change your mind as often as you like ..

How much more fun could a girl have in one afternoon than painting pretty pictures of underwear???

10 comments:

Gina said...

Looks like lots of fun!

peppermintpatcher said...

A fabulous gift for you. I'm sure you'll spend many hours making use of it!

Jo Power said...

That looks like lots of fun and I hope we see more of it. Good luck with it. xx

Primrose Corner said...

Wow!That looks like a lot of fun. Do you find that the 'layers' take a bit of getting to grips with... endless functionality...

Billie Jane said...

Ah...Vintage underwear pictures... my idea of heaven!! They look really good Julia, but I think you have to have some talent before starting! I dread to think what I would make of it!! lol!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like a lot of fun... I know what you mean about simple programs...sometimes it's not worth the effort in something that is very detailed and complex.

The Coffee Lady said...

I'm beginning to get a real complex about my waistline, hanging around here...

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

How cool is that?!? I love them, esp the red corset with the black skirt. Clever girl!

Limecat said...

ooooooooooh!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

You're so talented! How fun!