Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wacom Pen

My new Wacom pen arrives on Monday.  I can't wait to get back to painting.  Don't know about Wacom?  They produce an electronic tablet that connects to the computer and has a special pen for drawing and painting on the tablet.  The designs I make show up on my computer in Photoshop.  There are all kinds of brushes available and you can make your own as well.  With these brushes you can create strokes that emulate oil painting, water color painting, charcoal drawing, ink drawing - the list covers all drawing and painting tools.  It is truly amazing and so much fun to play with.  You can see the pens and tablets at Wacom.

I hope to finish "Flower the Mule Deer" as soon as I get my new pen.  I just hope and pray that it is what is causing the problems.  We'll see!

Friday, January 23, 2015


Yesterday I was planning to finish "Flower" the Mule Deer, but my Wacom pen gave up the ghost.  I have ordered a new one, but it will be a week or more before it arrives.  The old one works a little bit, but is causing so much frustration that I have decided to work on some other creative activities until my new pen arrives.

"Flower" - How he got his name.
Stay tuned.  I will finish him as soon as I can.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Back to the Mule Deer

I have been remiss about maintaining this blog.  The holidays have passed and I have still been too busy to paint, but finally picked up the virtual paintbrush and worked on Flower the mule deer.  These deer are appropriately named for their huge, mule-like ears and I find them fascinating.  I had never noticed that those ears are very hairy.  It took a couple of hours to finish painting one ear, and I thought you might be interested in seeing it.

Ear of a mule deer.

One more ear to go and then he will be finished.  Stay tuned.