Saturday, 22 March 2014

Friday

Is everything going to be old and distressed asks Niels looking at the chair? Only us, I say! Yesterday was band practice. Somewhere in the distant past on this blog I have mentioned that Niels plays drums with various different bands. Yesterday the band (fortunately only small) met here. I took myself off for the afternoon. It was cold and the weather changed in an instant. I stopped to admire the view and as I turned, a stag appeared on the road. He was big and although very aware I was there he showed no fear and calmly crossed over to the other side.
I think I'm becoming a bit obsessed with digital painting and drawing. I've never really used photoshop for photos. I have a very old graphics tablet and pen and I like making my own brushes and textures and using photoshop to draw. I want to make a big picture. We tried first enlarging a card I made recently for a friend's husband. We increased the size and printed it out using 8 sheets of A4 paper. It's now very big. It's only held together with sticky tape and is only a rough.  The idea was to see how accurately it would line up when printed. This isn't the picture I want to make.....that's the next step!

7 comments:

ADRIAN said...

I would love to be an artist. I like graphics pads. You are a year in front of me, maybe forever in front.

What! I've got to prove I'm not a Robert yet again? It appears I have.
2002596238. That didn't work. I'll try and do it right or write it right.
Pain in the bum it is,

annie hoff said...

I'm sorry Adrian. I know it's a pain in the bum - but so is having to delete lots of rubbish if I don't use it!

Colin Chandler said...

Annie, yet another wonderful set of pictures. And the blog is entertainig too. Please pass on best wishes to Niels. Pleased to hear he is still drumming. Must come and see you again soon

S. Etole said...

Your photos are always delightful whether inside or out.

Dartford Warbler said...

Wonderful photos again. Especially the bold red deer stag crossing the road.

Linda said...

I can feel the cold breath of Spring in your photos.
You're right to be cautious of the stag after the accident earlier this year.

christinelaennec said...

Stunning photos, as ever, Annie. Glad your encounter with the stag wasn't a close one. And how interesting about digital art! You're so creative.

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