Several months ago, someone gave me a generous gift card for a local art supply store. It sat stashed all this time since (1) I'm pretty well-stocked with art toys for the moment, (2) the store is downtown, and I hardly ever go downtown, plus (3) there is a nice art toy store within an easy bike ride from my house.
But I have been wanting to check this store out just for a fun field trip for a while. So since it is spring break for Meego and Wolfgang and neither of them had much on their agendas today, I appointed myself Activities Director.
Their assignment: shop until the gift card was gone.
I ridiculously jotted a list for myself just in case they weren't able to complete the assignment. Yeah, RIIIIIIIIIGHT...
They actually made pretty good selections and it's not like I can't play with their stuff when they're not around! And really, I was just going along for reconnaissance anyway.
As mentioned, I feel my art toy coffers are full anyway. Plus, remember that Bamboo Tablet I sort of inherited recently? For teaching online classes, I just used it for the whiteboard tools, but I knew it could do OH so much more, so this morning I played around with it.
I started with making this sketch of Doona Bae the old-fashioned way: pencils and paper.
Then I used that image to wade through a couple of Bamboo tutorials that produced
It's not quite the same feel as traditional artplay, but it's a good no-fuss way to practice for the real thing. I like the fact that I can "paint" without all the set-up, mess and subsequent clean up!
And now... does anyone know how to create a digital dinner??