Testing Affinity Photo for Mac
As usual my incessant groveling has led me to once again. . .
something new and different.
In this case on the advise of a web developer I downloaded the free trial of a very promising image manipulation application, created by Serif in Europe. While also going through the process of testing templates in trials from Weebly and Squarespace, I found the ease at which I found everything I would expect for a viable competition to Photoshop. Within a few hours I had "forgotten" the interface and was enjoying creating a new project with little to no hair pulling. Wish I could say the same for the web hosting experiences.
Eventually there will be humanoids standing outside their caves, holding up treats for their pleasant friends. Either underwater or on a planet with a thick atmosphere.
Can't say what sparked the thought, but I was pondering what the little science fiction nerd living in me would have done if she could sketch and paint with the skills she wished she had mastery over at that time (although she did win some blue ribbons in the 7th grade).
So I "let her out to play". Apparently her idea of what "we" should be drawing with our skills was quiet different from my playful kidlit illustrations. Considering today's 12 year old science fiction aficionados might like the same types of images, I considered it just might make the beginnings of a new portfolio for Middle Grade readers.
Obviously "she" is having a blast playing with flying (or are they swimming) creatures and glowy things. The child who was mesmerized by fireflies. A "wow" from Steph Laberis totally made "our" day and goes into the Dear Diary category.
I sometimes participate in the Illustration Friday prompts, but "Ice" caught my eye just as I had found a folder of blue ice from Finland and Siberia. My image is upper left.
September and October
Digital Double Armature9 Monthly Contests
I was pleasantly surprised to place as a Runner-Up in both of the "Warrior" and "Composition" competitions garnering two lovely $45 coupons to be redeemed from the armature store!
I enjoyed looking through image banks of female Chinese and Japanese warrior women, and as usual stumbled upon something new and different:
"The Three Kingdoms".
All 95 episodes!
Short Thoughts =
Process Grabs, Master Copies, WIPS, Doodles, Thumbs up and Props.
Kathryn Ault Noble
What's cookin' in the
To Long Thoughts