Thursday, 16 February 2012

Day 16: Scribblerday

I went to play with Scribbler and I remembered again why I became frustrated with it last year. The thing is: I am right-handed for most things, but I simply cannot draw with my right hand. I use my left hand for drawing and cutting (with scissors). Which used to be a problem when I was studying, because for some subjects I needed to switch hands all the time when taking notes. But I'm sidetracking ...

So, in Scribbler you use the mouse to draw. And I cannot draw with my right hand and I cannot use the mouse with my left hand. So that's a problem. The only solution I could come up with was buying a (cheap) tablet and drawing on that. But I needed time to get used to it, and I didn't have that, so I forgot about it and I forgot about Scribbler. Until now.

Last night I decided it was time to unpack my tablet and try again. And I made some drawings. Although I must admit that they are not that much better than the ones I did with the mouse. I still have to get used to the tablet, the pen doesn't always do what I want it to do. How some people can make such beautiful drawings using a tablet is beyond me. I much prefer using a pencil or paintbrush. But I still think Scribbler is an amazing tool.

Anyway: here she is. I used Photoshop to put her on top of a background I am in the process of making in Flora Bowley's workshop. I quite like the contrast between the two.

And just for the fun of it: here are 2 drawings I did last year using the mouse, and thus my right hand.

See you tomorrow!


  1. You're taking to the tablet quite well I'd say :). It is tricky sometimes, especially if you go outside the drawing area. lol Thanks again for the link. I've been having fun.
    Stay inspired!

  2. I have a tablet, too, but I not started to use it. It looks fun!! Wonderful pieces!

  3. Very elegant art and I sure envy your ability to make hair look stunning! Thanks for pointing out Scribbler! I'm going to look into it.

  4. Oh I thought I wrote here... love love love (esp the third) & linked you in my post to thank you for introducing me (& MangaMem my daughter) to ScribblerToo :)

  5. ooooh love this scribbling faces... will try out my own soon :-)


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