old skool

I stumbled across my photobucket account and found some of my first attempts at digital art lol.

Can you believe I coloured this one entirely with a mouse?! I sketched her then scanned her in to colour her. I didn't have tablet back then.

Wystro 12 years ago
This actually turned out pretty well -- and with a mouse! The layout and the great choices for color really help this one look nice. I shudder to think what would happen if I didn't have my precious tablet!
Jetamio 12 years ago
Yeah, I dunno how it turned out as good as it did lol. I did it about 4 years ago. Kinda frustrating though too, cos some days I can pull off stuff like this, other days I can't draw a stick man....anyone else have these days?
ROzbeans 12 years ago
Looking forward to seeing more of your freehand art, Jet =)
Jetamio 12 years ago
aye think I will buy a scanner soon as an early christmas present to myself (Plus there is no one else to buy me presents anyways lol)
Dia 12 years ago
oooo more 2D'ers!

I remember the mouse art days when tablets seemed to be the most outlandishly expensive thing I could ever think of owning! I thinks it still looks pretty good for mouseart!

And yes some days I cant draw a hang man stick guy for the life of me lol
Jetamio 12 years ago
Frustrates the hell outta me lol. have to be in a very particular mood to be able to draw good, and it seems rarely have that mood anymore. And when do have that mood, there's nothing to draw on or 'm at work and can't do it.
pharren 12 years ago
Nothing to draw on? Are you a disembodied brain floating in a jar? Draw on your hands, arms, legs, shoes, pants, whatever! In high school I would draw all over my left hand with pens/markers.

Hmm, maybe that explains the super-rare hand cancer...

At work I draw on napkins, boxes, old printouts/faxes, other people's notepads... Let the MacGuyver inside of you break free!
Lessa 12 years ago
You could always steal from the copiers or printers.. that's what my daughter does... if you're at Dominoes still, there have got to be flyers or napkins laying around..

Or you could go to the store, a pack of paper for a few dollars.. and some pencils ..
Wystro 12 years ago
I want inspiration too, but I've come to realize that it's akin to wanting the satisfaction of a finished project even before you start. There's a magic in not knowing what you're going to get, and that ultimately getting something great means letting in the unexpected.

My ranking system:

Brilliant Success > Crash-and-Burn > Doing Absolutely Nothing