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08 March 2006 @ 05:21 pm
having a good time with collages lately, but starting to think they need to go digital soon...adjusting things just a little at the pre-assembly level really, and cutting slightly cleaner lines are my reasoning. i can always do both, but there's this little fairy in my brain saying "traitor!" at the thought of it. i might have to just suck it up and swat that fairy though.

also considering a wacom tablet purchase. i feel like it would be worth the $450 for the 9x12. my parents have to give me an early b-day anyway if i go to Japan...thinking about asking for it from them sooner rather than later. even just having them each pitch in $100 would make it managable. i really really really want to start working in more digital mediums alongside the analog, because that's the "future" of the thing. really, i just want the cleanest lines and the power to adjust images without the constraints of the "real" picture.

we'll see, we'll see. work starts tonight/tomorrow on my first digital collage attempt.

in the meantime, the ol' paper cut out technique looks good on my Christian Louboutin Dodge Intrepid platform heels.
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on March 8th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah Wacom tablets are great. I mean, mine is only 3 x 5 or whatnot, but still, I don't know how I did any sort of visual editing without it.
Mellenabsentmammoth on March 8th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
yeah, i mean, they just seem to be the best way to work, even though i've never used one for any extensive length of time. i think they give you a time period to decide you don't like it and send it back, but i can't imagine that would happen.
Alex Staherskiintheblacklodge on March 8th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Well the BEST way to work I think is probably the Wacom Cintiq, which is a tablet that is also an LCD display, so you draw right on the monitor, but it's also $1800. But I know what you mean ;-)
acidbarbie on March 9th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
Well, my design teacher has been letting us do a lot of our projects digitally, but I've found that paint is so much more rewarding. I would really love to see you edit your work digitally, but I think your art will be much more original if you keep designing and creating it the way you do.
Also, if you're interested in tablets, I recommend the Intuos 9x12. Don't get the Intuous 3, though. Even though that's the latest, there are a lot of design flaws. Intuos 2 and 1 have the same quality, and they're cheaper. If you're worried about quality, Wacom sells refurbished ones on their website, but I recommend ebay. Worked out for me, anyway.
And if that's too pricey, Graphires are also a good choice, but I'd go for the latest on what they have to offer.
But yeah, I hope you're well and I truly miss you.
speak_up_nowspeak_up_now on March 10th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
i always wanted a wacom tablet. theyre awesome. we use them at school and they rock my socks.