Experimenting with Digital Art

We are currently travelling overseas and the weather of the last few days has resulted in our being inside, rather than out exploring the country.

It has always been my intent to try my hand at digital art.  Therefore I have spent this spare time investigating and playing with my old PhotoShop digital art program that I have on my laptop.

I have had this program for over 10 years but to date have only used it to improve my photographs.

I obviously have a long way to go before I get any good at this method,  it is fun but much more complicated than I thought.  As I have only a mouse to use at the moment, I envision it will be mush easier once I get an up to date program plus proper equipment such as drawing tablet, pen etc.

Digital art is indeed an interesting medium and one which will sit along nicely with all the other mediums of art that I currently play with.

Anyhow here are two of my first efforts.  I went with birds as they seemed the easiest without a tablet and pen.  Having only a mouse makes it difficult.

Please let me know what do you think.

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Australian Animals Reading Bookmarks

One of my favorite pastimes is reading. When I was younger my Mother used to call me a Book Owl because I would rather sit and read a book than do my chores.  I therefore thought I would paint a few images that I could use for bookmarks as I love to slip a bookmark into all the Birthday Cards that I send to family and friends.  I chose the theme for these bookmarks of Australian animals enjoying the pleasure of reading.

This bookmark series has just been added to ArtiSueBee shop on Etsy – .ArtiSueBee

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Pete the Pelican: I love watching these fellows. They always look so intelligent and I’m sure they would enjoy a good read as much as I do!

Ollie the Owl: with his thick reading glasses and intense gaze, he definitely looks like a ’Book Owl’.

Jackie, the kookaburra: I love listening to their laugh. They always look so cheeky and I’m sure they would enjoy a good laugh when reading a Joke Book.

 Joey the Kangaroo: Joey certainly loves his Mother reading him a bedtime story.

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Kenny the Koala: He certainly looks like he is enjoying his favorite story in the branches of a shady gum tree.

Blackie: My magnificent Black Cockatoo is enjoying reading a good yarn.

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Eccy the Echidna: Such a prickly little fellow but this means he is left in peace when he reads with no one bothering him.

I hope you like them.

 

 

 

 

 

I do love a good read!

Eccy, the EchidnaI do love a good laugh

 

 

 

One of my favorite pastimes is reading.  I therefore thought I would paint a few images that I could use for bookmarks as I love to slip a bookmark into all Birthday Cards that I send to family and friends.

I have chosen the theme for these bookmarks of Australian animals enjoying the pleasure of reading.

 

 

 

 

  • First I painted Pete the Pelican, as I love watching these fellows. They always look so intelligent and I’m sure they would enjoy a good read as much as I do!
  • I love listening to kookaburras laugh. They always look so cheeky and I’m sure they would enjoy a good laugh when reading a Joke Book.
  •  Ollie the Owl, with his thick reading glasses and intense gaze, definitely looks like a ’Book Owl’
  • Joey certainly loves his Mother reading him a bedtime story.
  • Kenny the Koala is enjoying his favorite story in the branches of a shady gum tree.
  • My magnificent Black Cockatoo is enjoying reading a good yarn.
  • Lastly, I painted Eccy who definitely loves a good read.

 

Check out these images on my Gallery page