Thursday, July 8, 2010

Retro Typewriter #1/10-SOLD and Alarm clock

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Retro Digital Typewriter
Size: 9 x 12
Medium: Drawn on Computer. Inkjet on Paper
Date: 7/7/2010

lesson #1. When working on the computer, remember, always save your work, at least every few minutes! If you don't, this can happen: After hours of painstaking efforts had added the details to this picture; the keys, letters, numbers, levers, suddenly the program froze. That's when I realized I had been so involved in my work I had not been saving it as I went along. That left me with two choices: Redo about 6 hours of work (UGGG) or forget the piece. I decided to redo it and complete it. The background is as yet undecided.

Retro Digital Alarm Clock
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Size: 12 x 12
Medium: Drawn on Computer. Inkjet on Paper
Date: 7/8/10

One advantage of purchasing the full Photoshop program, rather than the Elements 4 I use, is that there is a tool called a Pen Tool that enables the drawing of curved lines. Since my program doesn't offer this feature, I either have to string together a series of small, strait lines, angling them slightly to create a curve or try to work with the Elliptical Marquee Tool, which can be tricky when using an angled view. For the clock I used both methods.