Monday, February 6, 2012

Learned Something New

I've taught other people for about 10 years (no wait, it's more!) how to create graphics on their computers for internet use. I've taught all sorts of things even, like making simple webpages, decorating up blogs, making printable stuff (business cards, greeting cards, invitations, etc).... never have I been the student though! I just go off and figure it out for myself and DO IT. Then I explain how I do it for others, and apparently I've got a knack for saying in kindergarten language so ANYBODY can understand it. I've heard of people throwing out user manuals because I made more sense than those manuals, ... and was more entertaining in the process. That does my ego go, but it still means I'm not learning any faster than my playtime allows. [You know what playtime is, right? That thing we had 10 years (no wait, it's more) ago!]

Recently I opted to try out a class. It was in my comfort zone in some ways and not in others. The program is called MyPaint and it is intended to be one you do all the drawing yourself. Templates don't work so well in this program, and all the painting and shading and such is on you too. You get brushes to get different paint styles to work with, but the creativity is all on you. I had huge doubts about myself because I don't draw that well..... but.... take a look at this background on my blog (the daffodils). I drew that :) Yep,.. I literally painted this entire thing with my mouse and my laptop trackpad! So I had to sign it at the bottom too :D

I won't torment you with it forever.... I know I signed it at the bottom and it probably isn't so easy to read on it, but how else could I show off? I'll draw something else sooner or later to replace it with, so enjoy the daffodils!!


  1. WOW! I'm impressed! Don't take this one down too soon. You did a great job.

    Now please revoke my Cookers License so I don't have to do it any more.