View Full Version : A little mouse work

01-26-2001, 07:34 PM
Had the urge to try the mouse again. Used it in MS Paint. Here's the result. Excuse me while I go soak my wrist http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif


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01-26-2001, 08:33 PM
Really,really good Digistyle! What made you abandon your tablet? I like that squiggly shading effect in particular. Don't know how you did that and with MS paint!

You will really like your watercolor course, but you will notice the lack of an "undo" button! LOL I wish I could take a class, I'm still jealous!

Don't get discourged when your watercolor goes through that UGLY phase-they always do, just plug away at it. I wanted to quit with my Homer lessson right after I did the sky (I hated that part, still do), but I made myself keep going, and was glad I did! With your talent you will do will with watercolor. So what goodies did you buy yourself at the Art store for your class? Can't wait to hear how it goes and see your efforts!

01-26-2001, 09:45 PM

Thanx! This was just little change of pace. I'm not giving up my tablet any time soon (especially not after drawing with the mouse for an hour or so!).

I got the pointillism effect using the airbrush tool in MS Paint. It's not much good as an airbrush, but I like the effect.

As for water color supplies, I got the whole enchilada! I bought brushes, paints, paper, etc. I'm going to spend some time setting up my pallette and making a color mix file over the weekend. In addition to the class, I'm using a book called "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Watercolor" which I picked up for a buck at a library book sale (the watercolor gods are smiling on me http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif)!

Thanks for the encouragement.


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01-27-2001, 07:50 AM
I love it, good onya. Excellent http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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01-27-2001, 10:36 PM
That's awesome. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif The diffused pixel effect looks really cool! BTW - did you try antialiasing it? It makes it looks all smooth and you can see all sorts of values in it like as if looking at it from far away.

01-28-2001, 01:02 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. I opened the image Photoshop, selected, feathered and colored it. This is probably what I like most about digital art, the ability to re-interpret the images into something completely different from the original. In effect, the new interpretation becomes an original in its' own right.


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01-29-2001, 11:21 AM
Remember that this technique works in both directions! If you have a smoothly grayscale charcoal drawing, photo, or whatever to start with -- you can make it a limited-palette .gif and get different grainy effects. For example...

<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/lib/29-Jan-2001/jen_shade1.gif" border=0> 64 shades
<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/lib/29-Jan-2001/jen_shade2.gif" border=0> 8 shades
<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/lib/29-Jan-2001/jen_shade3.gif" border=0> 3 shades
<IMG SRC="http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/lib/29-Jan-2001/jen_shade4.gif" border=0> 2 shades

Of course the last "2 shades" one is basically just black and white pixels, like your original image...

-=- Jen "Pixelicious" de la Cruz
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