little girl lost

I’ve been practicing using my wacom tablet and I did my first photo-manipulation from two stock photos I bought and downloaded from istockphoto.com. I edited them in PhotoImpact and Corel Painter and I’m pretty happy with the outcome. I just hope I can remember how I did it!

wacom portrait

I’ve been playing with my new Wacom pen and tablet. I took a photo of my daughter Lizzi and “painted” over it in Corel Painter. Fastest portrait I ever painted! There’s no substitute for the real thing, the smell of the paint and the way it feels in the brush, but I have to admit, this was pretty fun and there’s no clean up! If you click on the image you can view a close-up of the piece and see the brush strokes. There’s so much to learn that it’s a little overwhemling, maybe I should take a class?