Sunday, April 30, 2023
Green Pony 2023
I purchased a Wacom tablet to help me create better images in my computer, but it turns out I like drawing with my bar of soap aka the mouse better. Working with a mouse and a screen is difficult for me, with almost no fluidity. When an image does appear, it comes in fits and starts, coming and going, sometimes with my permission, sometimes not. The layers of Photoshop are always jumping around, so as I'm working on one layer, some little demon pops up and shifts everything around. I'm also plagued by using a very old version of Photoshop, so that when something goes wrong I don't know if its me or if it's cranky old CS4. However, something does seem to be happening. I'm slowly beginning to gather the vocabulary and familiarity with the tools in PS to be able to make images that have their own life and their own idea of where they want to go. The brushes are beginning to make sense, and more than that, the results are fun and often times, unexpected. The colors are wild and wonderful. As their clumsy conduit, the images are starting to tell me what they need and, more importantly, what they don't, and, as always, I'm listening.