Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Are You an Illustrator?

So, I was surfin' the great world weird web, reading some blogs in general. Of course I have to pass by some friends and one in special. I really like those illustrations. Got me thinking though; is it really that difficult, do you need all the professional tools like drawing pads, special software, experience..?

I think not, you just need to be creative. Have a look at this great illustration. That's another thing; you need to find something you do want to illustrate. I fell in the staircase the other day and hurt my foot. Perfect thing to illustrate! My creative mind started racing. I think this illustration answers all questions; "an image says more than a thousand words..."

Need an illustrator>

How did I create this great illustration? Did I use expensive equipment? Do I have years of experience? Nope, and yet I was able to do this. It only took me 10 minutes using only Paint...who could have guessed that?

No, no, no! Now to the actual point of this post! YES you do need a lot of everything - you need a good drawing pad, good software, a lot of experience and, maybe the most important thing, TALENT! You can sit with the best equipment for years and it still looks like crap. That's what I did found while surfin' blogs. There are a lot of them out there trying to do it, thinking it really looks great. If I would give an advice, do not bother or keep it for your self until it does look professional. Spend the time writing instead, get the layout nice and clean because it puts people off to have images, animations and what ever clogging the page. Read up on basic web design and color usage!

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I've tried computer art. It sent me screaming into the night. I have been banished to the land of paper, canvass, paint and pens. Sigh.
LOL!!! That drawing gave me the laugh I needed today. (hope your foot is better though!) And thanks for the link. ;)

But, I should let you know... I've had a graphics web site for 5 years where I've made EVERYTHING using just Paint and a mouse. Not even a drawing pad.


I haven't updated in a very long time because I'm too involved with learning new things, but I keep it up because lots of people still visit and use the graphics, and I do plan on adding updates here and there.

And thanks for stopping by! Nice to hear from you. I'm sure we'll catch up soon.
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