Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sketchbook Today: Items on my desk

I went a little crazy with the photoshop editing. It happens all the time. I don't have a phone/camera/digital device that makes my photos look hip-hip-hipstamatic. Sorry, case of the hipstamatic-hiccups.

Hipstamatic or otherwise, I don't have anything that changes my photos easily and effortlessly for me, but I do have Photoshop (okay, I guess, technically, that qualifies for something that changes my photos easily). I'm not great at it, and don't know all the right techniques, so the outcome isn't usually very good. I do realize it is a wonderful tool, and find myself spending far too much time editing photos every now and then. I learn little by little by looking up tutorials and learning from them. I am in no way a photographer, but it is nice to take my point and shoot's pretty decent work, and jazz it up a little bit.

Okay, back to the real subject though, this is usually what my desktop looks like. A few pads of paper, pencils, pens. A cup of coffee, a ruler and a circle template that somehow made it's way to my pile of art supplies after college (I use it all the time), and some work, halfway done. This is the gist of how I work.

1 comment:

Naomi Shiek said...

I sympathize with your photo-woes. God knows if I didn't have photoshop to lighten, color-balance, and sharpen my pictures, I won't have anything. The sad thing is, they still don't come out great.