Wow! What is that building in the 2nd photo? It's interesting already, but then covered in red leaves! What does that mean via the wacom - edited with?
The house is Gurteen La Poer, built sometime n the mid 19th century. It's now owned by a friend of Arnie and Maria. He's a painter.Hmm, with. The gen is to forget the mouse, entirely. And use the pen and tablet as the input. Hang on. Short version of a long story. I came back from town at noon yesterday and on spec checked the front door, and there it was. So spent all day yesterday working with it. I ended up with a excruciating knot, mid back that couldn't be reached. Then I watched a web live chat with a painter from Seattle and he said the best place to have it is on the keyboard tray. You know that drawery thing you have on some desks, I have one as it happened on mine. But by the time I'd heard that twas way too late. The pen, is by a factor of 10 more precise than the mouse. To give you an idea, that top image had a red car in it. Can you find where it was. Well yes you probably could, but would you have thought to go looking for it. It wouldn't have mattered so much but the sun changed instantly on the Hore, nor so much if the darn car wasn't on the orange side of red. Could it be done with a mouse, yep, it could. And with those newer mice, easily. But the new ones cost as much as the tablet, and aren't as flexible. Oh the leaves are Virginia Creeper.P.S. Oh. I got beeswax yesterday, 500grams of it for my homemade waterproofing for coats and hats. The old hats get a bit whiffy after a year and I got a few linen summer hats I'll wax up. And a thing you cannot get here anymore, except on the web, is a winter coat that's waterproof and crosses over the mid thigh. Nowadays, coats seem to be what were jackets. You see I want something that'll shed rain. Every year, for the last few, that I've been climbing the mountains in all conditions, the finding of a suitable coat is a challenge. This year I'm going to game the system and get an army type heavy cotton and proof the darn thing myself.
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He's quite a comprehensive artist, although a friend of our former "govenator" is not friend of mine. :) But I do like his home, and the red would make this photo look great on my wall! And you use the pen (in place of the mouse) right in your photo editing software? I didn't notice the car until you mentioned it, so that is impressive. I find using a stylus on the iPad terribly difficult getting it where I want it. Is it like that or more manageable? I think you said it came with various sizes of tips, so that probably helps. And one last question...do you find the size adequate? I'm wondering if you wish you got a larger one or if you think you could have gotten away with a smaller size. You will probably be better off waterproofing yourself. I've heard the beeswax is great for shoes, so I'd imagine a jacket too. I've got a waxed barn jacket in the closet from back in the day. It's probably still waterproof, but so much seems to be of lesser quality anymore.
At first you try to use it like a mouse and that's just wrong. If you think each point in the area of the pad is exactly the match of the screen. And that's hard to relearn. But for me the worst was I left it where I had the mouse on the desk, ergo teh knot from hell. And I don't even have a woman to roll a boll on that spot. No I had to roll on the floor (to the utter delight of a hound that decided her spot would be with her front 'arms' on my belly with her crouching) with one of those massage wooden balls.Anywoos. I'd say for you this pad is OK. Any of the lower ones don't have as many pressure points that allow you to press harder and get a wider line. If you have the money get the smaller cintiques. But in truth for the price they really are for the pro who's making a bit of money from digital art. But at the same time they ship with a good art program. And Coral painter is $400 plus. I got this because I'm advertising for repair of old photos in a few of the church papers. Dosh is getting below where I'd like it. I like to have what's called 'fuck you, money'. And the pad will become incredibly useful. But it's also useful to the photo editing.No, the tips are the same size, it's the pressure you put on the pad that increases the size and opacity of the ink/colour. The tips change the 'feel' of your action on the pad. Like say, the difference between a pencil, a ball point, a felt tip and a nib.
Having seen them in action in videos, it still doesn't quite give me an understanding of what it was like to use, so I appreciate your thoughts. It sounds like it has a bit of a learning curve, but still doable. The pen type makes sense and not something I would have thought of, so that's an interesting feature. Good for you on the editing work. I'm sure the tablet will prove to be a good investment.
I'll deffo keep you updated as to the progress. At the moment, while I'm going into the Art program it isn't for more than bad doodling. But it is far better on the photos, except I seem to over process a tad.Just to be clear though, the pen/stylus converts into a brush of any type or style, fan, India ink, round, bias, rough. And can then lay down in whatever degree of heaviness and size you want. I've seen work done that doesn't look manga, but honest to god real landscape or drawing. I've a Megacity on the go for a while now, never paid any money over btw, but it's a real tension easer at times. I'm using it to train my muscle memory like Microsoft did back in the day with the drag-n-drop card games. It may seem something relatively easy to get into your head, but after 20 years or more of the mouse it takes a while to stop trying to shove the curser across the screen.
That is a lovely house (both pictures are beautiful)>
Thanks Sage, and thanks for the tip on the books.
I finally broke down and bought a larger monitor for my computer so I can see these pictures better. Actually that is a side benefit of being able to watch Netflix now while exercising across the room. Anyway, I was able to see where the red car used to be. That picture seemed kind of pixelish and wasn't as clear as the second one. I wonder what the average utility bill is per month for living in a castle house.
It should be amply sharp for a monitor. But I'd say it's lense shiver as I didn't shoot to the rules. I was a bit slow for the length.
Well I guess I'm a dumbo because I'm not positive where the car was edited out. That doesn't stop me from appreciating the beauty of both photos, though. The Virginia Creeper is beautiful. I always think of vines/ivies that grow on buildings as evergreen.
Thanks Kelly. We have three shrub and bushes from the US that bring us true colour this time of year. The Amelanchier, the Liquidamber and the Virginia creeper. Truly nameless plantsfor the rest of the year, but in autumn, ohh boy do they shine.
I love the name "Liquidambar", Sweet Gum to me. They truly are gorgeous. I'll have to look up the first you mentioned. Meant to say earlier... sporting goods stores around here carry stuff you can "waterproof" your garments with. Of course I've also learned there's a difference between "waterproof" and "water repellant".
I looked it up. Yes I'd say you know it right enough. Here it's a shrub, but with you it's probably a small tree. We use it to highlight houses.
Yeah we can get the wax proofing too, but a pot about 450g weight is £20 with shipping, and £25 in a shop. I'll make enough for a coat trousers and 3/4 hats for half that.