Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Is it possible to shift gears and start creating my artwork digitally after everything I’ve put into my traditional artwork?

I started off this piece on paper, gouache, and color pencils like usual, but it wasn’t the image in my head. The theme for the image is “Many Voices”. How appropriate because the voice in my head kept telling me that the picture was all wrong. I abandoned the paper, turned to the dark ominous screen on my desk, and wondered if the image needed another path. I scanned the rough sketch and began to practice different brushes in Painter, a computer art program. It would only be my second attempt to complete a picture this way. Would I run out of time before the deadline? After several redoes it has come to this. The warm sepia undertones provided the foundation, waves of color kept me guessing, and a little mouse with a shushing finger to his mouth told me it was alright for the many voices to stop.