Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Snap of Cooktown Art Society Christmas Lunch Mob



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Mr Bean the Wonder Dog!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fun with New Art Pens!






Have been trying out new ink pens.  This one works well for sketching.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Black & White!




Well I was lucky enough to receive a gift.

Inks and nibs and Pitt Artist Pens.  Now I have to start experimenting in black and white.  This is fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Colour Theory Art Workshop

Back to basics!  Colour Theory Art Workshop is a step in the right direction.  Making colour Wheels and tonal value scales.  Mixing a wide range of tertiary colours from the Primary and Secondary colours.  One more lesson on Saturday 21st November.

My Weirdness! Animated Cheetah Painting!

Short 'Crazy Talk' Program animation using a Cheetah drawing modified from Muggle Sam Sophia's Web Site Store! See Sophia doing the original drawing here ArtGirlSophia at Zazzle dot com.  She is so cute.  If you wish to keep Sophia's page and this blog open then right click the link and open in a new tab.

Talk about using all the technology.
Step 1 Capture a Sophia original Cheetah drawing from a streaming You Tube video by pausing and using 'print screen and Windows Paint'.
Step 2 Use Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Bamboo tablet to modify and enhance original drawing.
Step 3 Open picture in Crazy Talk photo animation program.
Step 4 record a Cheetah sound file by playing sound file on line while live recording.
Step 5 Use Crazy talk to animate the picture and save as avi file
Step 6 Use AVS Video Converter Program to convert avi file to MP4 format file.
Step 7 Upload to You Tube!
Step 8 Tweet mugglesam re uploaded video.
Step 9 Embed the You Tube video in this blog post!
PHEW!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Colour Theory Art Workshop

Have been to a Colour Theory Art Workshop by Elizabeth Johns at the Cooktown School of Art Society gallery.  We are having a series of three three hour lessons over three weeks.  We meet Saturday afternoons from 1pm - 4pm.  Had the first lesson - 'Creating a Colour Wheel - on 7th November 2009.  Excellent to go back to basics.
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