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Anne on school sign by Annie13
Anne on school sign
Here we have the second attempt at drawing on the new tablet.  I have to admit that when I try to go digital, it feels like I am leaping into the deep end of an Olympic swimming pool and feel like I am expected to swim with the pros.  I don't want to feel that way. I want to somehow find the place where I can be trying to improve and learn new things, but not become cripplingly intimidated and discouraged.  I don't have very high hopes or aims, but I would still like to get back in the good habit of drawing.  

Anywho, here is Anne the Wotch chilling out on her school's front sign.  I don't know why, I just felt like drawing her sitting, and that came to me.
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First Surface Sketch by Annie13
First Surface Sketch
This is the first sketch I did using my new Surface Pro 3, using the program Drawpile.  I wish that I just could instantly feel comfortable with digital creation, but that was part of the reason for getting this thing.  At the very least, I would like to be able to comfortably doodle on this this, right?

I left it unfinished because  I figured out too late that I was drawing on the wrong layer.  Also, as stupid as this sounds, I didn't realize the canvass extended further down, so the legs were left incomplete.  Still, I started to get the hang of it as I went on.  Maybe the next attempt can even make it out of the scraps.  
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Well, I took the plunge late last night and ordered a Surface Pro 3, a tablet rated very highly for drawing.  I'm really hoping that it helps me get back into the habit.  The trick will be that it is a transition to digital drawing, something I still only have limited experience with.  And that's entirely on me; some very nice people have lent me drawing tablets over the years, but I've always had a bad time with the disconnect between looking at a screen and not the pen.  However, with a tablet like this, that problem should be gone.

I'm excited!  I am also a bit nervous, because I know the "buy something expensive and you will SURELY use it" line of reasoning does not necessarily work.  (The elliptical behind me is proof of that...)

Still, the convenience of the tablet should really help, as sometimes the stupidest reasons are what stop me from drawing.  Having it immediately there, already digital, should really help--IF I can learn to get used to the feeling.

So, hey, here's hoping, right?
  • Listening to: Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Soundtrack
  • Reading: Comics, mostly Marvel
  • Watching: Gravity Falls and Steven Universe
  • Playing: Smash 4, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Chrono Trigger
  • Eating: Not enough vegetables
  • Drinking: Water
...and will be a little longer.  But I am hoping to get back into drawing more regularly soon.  This is probably the WORST time to get such inspiration, as I'm about to go on a trip for the holidays soon, but still, it's something.  It's time to clean off the drawing desk, move it into a more prominent place, and get some pencils to paper again.

Not only that, but hopefully some Wotch scripting can happen as well.  The storyline I've been working on has just NOT been coming together.  Part of me wants to table it; part of me wants to push through and get it focused.  This isn't the first time this has happened, and some of those chapters have turned out to be my favorite.  Plus, the story was going to take a pretty major step forward, so I'd rather not set that aside.  On the other hand, maybe something more just goofy and transformation based would be a good way to get back on the bike.

Other thoughts I've had are to do a blog to just get my art and imagination a little primed again.  One thing I've had in mind to do for a while is a Nintendo themed "My Mario Canon" blog.  The world of Super Mario Bros. has long been a source of imagination to me, drawing and writing what was fan-fiction before I knew what fan-fiction was.  It might be a good way to just get myself back into the groove, since Mario characters are still my go-to doodle subjects when I'm bored in meetings.  ...which is often.   ......so often....

Anyway, thanks for the encouragements.  I have gone thought bouts of thinking no one cared anymore, but a combination of kind words and actions from close friends (too many to name individually, but you know who you are) and also some people I just met online, not to mention all you DA watchers patiently keeping me on your watch list, have moved me to not give up.  Come 2015, I hope I can show you my thanks in some more artistic ways.  Ciao for now, and happy holidays.
  • Listening to: Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Soundtrack
  • Reading: Comics, mostly Marvel
  • Watching: Netflix, Hulu Plus, and YouTube
  • Playing: Smash 4, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Captain Toad
  • Eating: Too much pizza
  • Drinking: Water
ChatProof by Annie13
ChatProof
Heh, just did this up really quickly in GIMP to show a few people in a chat.  I do not claim it to be at all intended to be good, just FYI.  It is a doodle in the most literal definition.  
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Annie O
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Well, I took the plunge late last night and ordered a Surface Pro 3, a tablet rated very highly for drawing.  I'm really hoping that it helps me get back into the habit.  The trick will be that it is a transition to digital drawing, something I still only have limited experience with.  And that's entirely on me; some very nice people have lent me drawing tablets over the years, but I've always had a bad time with the disconnect between looking at a screen and not the pen.  However, with a tablet like this, that problem should be gone.

I'm excited!  I am also a bit nervous, because I know the "buy something expensive and you will SURELY use it" line of reasoning does not necessarily work.  (The elliptical behind me is proof of that...)

Still, the convenience of the tablet should really help, as sometimes the stupidest reasons are what stop me from drawing.  Having it immediately there, already digital, should really help--IF I can learn to get used to the feeling.

So, hey, here's hoping, right?
  • Listening to: Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Soundtrack
  • Reading: Comics, mostly Marvel
  • Watching: Gravity Falls and Steven Universe
  • Playing: Smash 4, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Chrono Trigger
  • Eating: Not enough vegetables
  • Drinking: Water

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david-dent-jedai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Saw this and thought you'd like it .www.deviantart.com/notificatio…
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minus269 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for Watching! Nice gallery, btw - I enjoy your visual style.
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CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! Please, have a llama! :heart:
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T-t-t-t-t-thanks :iconmanlytearsplz:
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Happy Birthday
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May beauty and wisdom surround and enrich you every day of the year.  May you laugh as often as you learn, may you know love and give love, may you see beauty and know it beautiful, may you dance instead of sigh, laugh instead of weep, and see the wonder of creation swirling always around you.  Might joyous memories and happy encounters leave you with a smile the normal wear and tear of life can never banish for long.  May you relish and surpass every new challenge, and seek adventure bravely.  Have the happiest of birthdays, and thank you for the gifts you gave US!
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Happy birthday!
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Happy birthday! :cake::pie:
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Happy birthday
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