|Done in ArtRage 4, using more new techniques. From a coloring page.|
Confession 3: Self Teaching and Improvising Confessing is good for the mind, body and soul. Or so the Catholics say.Confession 3: Self Teaching and Improvising by Writer-Colorer
So, time for another confession for me.
All that semi-good art I’ve done? I didn’t have a clue what I was doing most of the time. Honestly.
Even though I have sat through two and a half years of high school art class and a year of art in middle school, half the time I do what I do on the fly.
Because, there is only so many ways you can use traditional, real-life techniques in digital art. Especially digital art on a laptop with a mouse.
And it’s not like anyone was offering digital art classes, using ArtRage. The Graphic Design classes they offered at my school relied on Photoshop and coding. And really, I tried learning those but by the end of my Ps demo I was tempted to throw the computer at the wall and the coding language just went right over my head, much like Algebra really. And I really suck at Algebra.
So, ArtRage has really been a trial an
Color ProblemsColor Problems by Writer-Colorer
In your eyes
And your hair
Red, Blue, Yellow
The Primary Three
Are often the first
We are taught
Then comes green, orange and purple
Offspring and Secondary
Look a rainbow!
Sing and color
What we do in school
Can’t you see?
Until you return
Then it starts
It was all so simple before
Red, yellow, blue,
Orange, green, purple
Black for lines, white for clouds and snow
It was all so simple
Why can’t it be simple?
I write fanfiction and color line art. I also am in a wheelchair due to Cerebral Palsy. Despite my physical difficulties my mind is normal and even better than that. I am in mainstream classes, have been all my life, and I am a computer whiz. |
I began using ArtRage 2.5 two years ago for my art class and have found it very enjoyable and relaxing, even if I cannot draw my own artwork. I have updated to ArtRage 3.0.7 and have worked up the courage to post here.
I do not like Rap or Hip-Hop but I do enjoy a few songs each from every other genre. I also am an unrepenting gLeek. My MP3 Player and laptop and thumbdrives are filled with Phineas and Ferb songs, my current favorite being "Evil for Extra Credit".
My favorite subject is History and so you'll see a lot of historically accurate colors in everything I color.
Bu I also have a sadistic streak and can manipulate most people I meet. I am in counseling for several other issues too.
I have a perverse sense of humor and I tend to take delight in stupid people getting injured via their own stupidity. My favorite shows in this are 'Most Shocking', 'Most Daring', "World's Dumbest' and "1000 Ways to Die"
I also enjoy Superdickery. com and TVTropes.org.
That is me.
Current Residence: Linda CA
Favourite genre of music: Showtunes, Goth/Dark humor
Favourite style of art: Digital
Operating System: Widows
MP3 player of choice: As long as it plays music I doin't care what it is
Wallpaper of choice: CatTales
Favourite cartoon character: Scooby Doo
Personal Quote: "I'm not anti-social, just anti-STUPID"
ABOUT THE LINE ART I POST:
If You're like me you can't draw to save your life. So here are some coloring pages to serve as line arts.
I did not draw these. They are from the web!
Free for use, no need to ask for permission.
All of these pages are in PNG format as it gives the best resolution I can access.
To convert to another file format just open a picture editing program, under the File tab you should find 'Save As' and then save the picture as the desired format.
Wow, fourteen years old. I was six when dA launched…gods, I feel old now…
As my message box has recently blown up with my watches sharing their stories I think it’s only fair I share my experiences.
I first heard of dA through…Fanfiction.net, I think. I was barely fourteen and just getting into Fanfiction, late bloomer I know.
I glanced around the site, saw one too many nipples, and hightailed it out. (I am a very modest person and back then that translated into an almost comical aversion to any nude not made in a scientific manner).
A year later I was stuck in an art class.
I have Cerebral Palsy and it mostly affects my legs but my fine motor skills are one part underdeveloped and three parts completely shot to hell.
Which makes the arts nearly impossible; so I began looking into my options and finally found ArtRage…
But I needed line art and so I searched using Google Images and dA popped up and so I began my search of the site and downloaded a few pages. Don’t worry I told my teacher about this
My very first piece of artwork using ArtRage used lines from dA, ‘Elven Hunter’, which is still up in my gallery.
But it was during my Junior year that I changed from Lurker to Member, if only to favorite and thus keep track of my favorite line-arts and who made them for easy reach and kudos-giving.
Then I took a huge step. I uploaded some of my colorings.
I haven’t looked back since.
Through updating ArtRage to expanding my techniques.
There is only now and only the future.
Then, then is gone.
And dA taught me that.