Looking ahead to March
February is slowly coming to an end, and for me it is time to review the month and look forward to March.
In February I focussed on further experiments with digital painting and Photoshop. I found out more about the brushes and how to customize them, though I must say that there is a difference between having a certain knowledge and being able to apply the knowledge in a satisfying manner! I need much more practice on that field.
I also tried a graphic tablet for the first time, desperately trying to draw the most simple things. A friend of mine in the design business declared that he gave up working with a graphic tablet after noticing that he was quicker with the mouse and that he didn’t have the time to spend a whole day learning to work with the darned thing. I stubbornly decided not to give up. But I am far from being able to present anything presentable yet.
I have neglected doing my daily sketches. I had planned to do the sketches at home and then have them scanned, and then use them for blog posts. But I got carried away by Photoshop…
So here are my art plans for March:
- More sketches. I’ve got a book from the library about how to draw horses, and in addition to that I’ve got a weekly postcard calender with a lot of horse photographies. So March will be the month of the horses, and you will definitely see some of them on this blog.
- The Graphic tablet. I hope to be able to provide some results at the end of March.
- Finish the digital painting of a crane (By the way, with digital painting I am very much tempted to work on more than one project at the time, and I find it quite a challenge to get one finished!) I hope you will see the crane in March on this blog.
This will be the last blog post in February. I’ll be away visiting my family in the south of Germany and come back on the 28th. The next post here will be published on 2 March 2011.