2nd Digital Paint

Thursday, July 29, 2010 0 Comments A+ a-

Second attempt to digital painting. I think this isn't my forte. I haven't invested a lot of PATIENCE for this. I hope this wouldn't be my last, but I can see that it's already gearing towards that. Second attempt. Not bad, eh? But I know, I know. It still has a lot of flaws. Just look at the hair. LOL.

I started this project last July 25 and finished this on the 28th. Overall, it took me more than 18 hours to get this done. 64+ layers whew! Caused me a few numb and tingling fingers, strained eyes, and an aching back.. so I think I’m going to reward myself.


I eat pixels for lunch

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 0 Comments A+ a-

I am a rusty machine that never sleeps. I follow a boring routine. Wake. Eat. Work. Sleep. Repeat. The only part of the day that has a a lot of life is when I spend time with my son.

That has been my life ever since I graduated from college.  Yes, I usually spend most of my time in front of the computer writing articles and mostly Photoshopping.

To others, my life seems so boring. Some would even say that I must get a life. But hey, I am actually doing something worthwhile, something that makes me happy, and it's something that I love.

And from that moment, I know they are wrong.

I have a life. This is how I chose to live my life. I am happy with it.

Anyway, enough of that drama-rama. Last week, I was able to make my first digital painting. And I like how it turned out. I still need a lot of practice though.

scanned a sketch. sketch is not mine. i just borrowed it from a friend. :)

added colors. and a bit of details on the trunk/branches so that i would be guided.

brush.erase.brush.erase.brush.erase.smudge.dodge. and repeat until i get what i wanted

added vibrance.

made it more detailed, especially the leaves. took me a long time to do this. varying tones and colors are my weaknesses

finished product! whew!

Of Stethoscopes and Keyboards

Thursday, July 22, 2010 0 Comments A+ a-

Eight years ago, when I was at the verge of choosing my career path, anything that has something to do with computers never crossed my mind. I disliked our computer subject in high school… you just don’t know how much I hated Visual Basic and Pascal Programming Language. I never liked staying in front of the computer. I barely lasted 15 minutes using it.

So I decided to take up Nursing because I did not know what I really want. Plus, it doesn’t have a lot of Math subjects. And it was so "uso" at that time. And I know a lot of friends who are going to take the course too. So I thought it should be fun.