Sunday, September 25, 2011

How to Color Line Art Digitally with Photoshop CS5

  1. Open Clipart File
  2. Go to Image>Duplicate  (It's always important to duplicate your file and not work on the original)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Creative Journey

So, through the process of getting in touch with my creative side, I have had a desire to start painting.  I decided to try doing it digitally using Corel Painter.  I used the real soft pastels and the soft blenders. It's amazing how much the brushes mimic the real thing. I enjoyed it and will be practicing some more!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Beginnings

I’ve been wanting to start a blog but wasn’t sure how to do it.  This is my first attempt!  I’m actually pretty excited! I’ve been fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom who has loved every part of raising a family.  When they were little, my mom told me to enjoy the good and the bad because time passes fast.  At the time, like every mom would understand, I was running around trying to keep up with everyday.  Now, my kids are teenagers and I don’t know exactly where time went.  I’m with my kids all the time, and it wasn’t till the other day that I saw a picture of them and realized how grown up they are. I mean, it isn’t that I didn’t notice, or look at them everyday, but it just hit me!  They are teenagers and how could I of not noticed!  I remembered my mom’s words.  Life does go by fast!  
So now that they are more independent I find myself with more time on my hands to find my creative side again. I have always loved art, design, graphics, illustration and photography. A little of everything. I love surrounding myself with things that inspire me, like a set of markers, drawing paper, photos and my computer. Here I can share and post my creative process and maybe help or inspire someone along the way.