In other news, I reminded myself why I love my tablet last night. I painted something nifty I'll show you later. This rediscovery makes me wonder about getting a Macbook. I don't know if I'd like a Wacom tablet device more. To those of you that have them, do you see the cursor on the screen moving? That's why I like my tablet so much, I can see the cursor under my pen. It's easier, nicer. The Macbook, though, would likely be able to handle the huge dimensions in which I was working better - more powerful computer, you see. Maybe if I get a gig of laptop memory to fill in the remaining bay...
So, I'm learning the benefits of layering. This may sound easy to some but I never tried to ease into a piece... Well, at least something I was painting.... I would try to sketch it out as I saw it rather than lay a foundation upon which to build. Last night I tried that, working from essentially a base coat up. Subsequently, I was able to shae adn highlight and shadow better than I have ever been able before. That's only half true, I have NEVER been able to make an objected shaded three dimensionally the way I wanted before, with the exception of the Photoshop Sphere that every six year old can make. But that's totally artificial. Suffice it to say, I'm pleased that what I drew was, in fact, what I WANTED to draw. This is a Big Deal to me.
Side bar: English should allow for effective capitalization. Geman has it partially done by capitalizing Nouns. For example, "Big Damn Hero," should be entirely correct.
For aetrix9: Hello Kitty belt-sander.