Okay. So. For Christmas, Gordon gave me a really lovely Wacom tablet. However, the learning curve is steeper than I anticipated.
Here's a picture I drew with coloured pencils, for the children's book Katie of the Sonoran Desert
(feel free to buy yourself a copy --see details on sidebar of blog-- since it ain't making me rich yet! I need more sales so I can earn more royalties, as thus far I have earned about five cents an hour for my work. However, it has won two awards!)
This happens to be my favourite illustration in the book. Took me about 40 hours to do it, and I think it turned out rather well. Katie is a Western Diamondback rattlesnake who lives in the Sonoran Desert.
Anyhoo! Tonight I decided to start learning how to use my Wacom drawing tablet. For those not in the know, it's a tablet with a pressure sensitive pen that you hook up to your computer. With practice, you should be able to do draw as well with the tablet as you can with an actual pencil.
As you can see from the following impromptu portrait of my hen, Chicky, I have a long way to go...
A long, long, LONG way....