(Originally posted on Feb 3, 2008)
I think I am calling this image "done". This image is grainier than the working file, obviously:
I had forgotten how involved "cleaning up" an image for a stamp can be! I made changes to the image and had to determine how thick to make the black and white spaces, etc. I plugged my tablet into the computer and was able to make use of the pen feature, which improved things, even though I am still getting used to it as a tool. I just can't use a regular mouse to draw anything. In the past, I had to tweak what I could on the computer, then print the file to do any real drawing/edits by hand, then scan it back in, tweak some more, and repeat. Of course, each time I had to do that, there were more "artifacts" in the scanned image file that had to be cleaned... shadows, paper fibers, bleeding from the ink, smudging.
Good to finally start getting the hang of the tablet. I bought it years ago on the advice of Rachel Anderson. I bought it over Ebay from a store called "Geek Boutique". I picked it up in person and they were located in a storefront that used to be a Woolworth's my family went to a lot when I was growing up.
Now - to work on the bird or something else...
2 months ago