Monday, 23 May 2011

Back to the drawing board.....

I decided to go back to drawing and painting last week....here's my first attempt before I started using the paints and crayons. I also want to quirkify her in some way (still pondering :-)

I've had major problems with my computer which my clever son has done his best to rectify but we aren't out of the woods yet. This was one of the problems......
 
 .........its a 'mother board' :-) It makes my brain hurt just to look at it....to think someone actually understands all that. 
I still need a new operating system though - there goes another £88 :-( 


A couple of posts ago I said I was playing around with this image from my garden, with the idea of altering it for mixed media projects.


Up to now I've cut out the flower in Photoshop and altered it with different backgrounds and textures.
 
 Still a work in progress.......

Next step -  drawing/painting/printing.

Back soon :-)

22 comments:

marigold jam said...

Sounds like the sort of language my husband speaks! He was an electronics engineer and we used to have old sheets of stuff from his works as drawing paper and for shopping lists etc as the backs were plain and I think it is not only another language it is another world as the diagrams were equally incomprehensible!

Love the blue flower pic but those black and white ones are great too - make a good wallpaper design.

Netty said...

I took one look at that motherboard and my eyes glazed over....lol
Loving your sketch, beautifully expressive.
Have no idea about photoshop but can see you are creating some wonderful designs. Enjoy your week Linda. Annette x

Heather said...

Lovely drawing Linda - does she need quirkifying? I've never heard of a mother board, and didn't have mothers down as troublemakers! Hope you get it fixed soon. Love the Photoshop variations of your flower - the colours are gorgeous.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful variations of the flower from your garden and look at the little "Prince" off to the right...what a darling...and lovely sketch too.

maggi said...

Love what you have been doing with the alium. Hope your communication centre gets fixed soon. Should buy a Mac, they are less trouble (am I tempting fate by saying that????)

maggi said...

PS. Trying hard to keep away from the Gü-ey Chocolate Torte!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Lovely sketch. Your floral inspiration would look fantastic printed on fabric, or printed as fabric. xox Corrine

ju-north said...

Lovely work Linda! Which tool did you use to cut them out?

Julie said...

Well done for sketching Linda, it's a lovely sketch. I love what you've done with the flower and I too would love to know how you cut it out and preserved all its intricacies.

Terri said...

Your drawing is amazing! I love the look on her face, and I am sure you will come up with something whimsical for her. I look forward to seeing more of her : )
Linda, you are a true artist. Really! I am so amazed at what you do with a photo, so artistic, so full of feeling, so perfect.
Hugs,
Terri

~*~Patty S said...

Your Pansy Blog Header is breathtaking Linda!
It is always such a delight to stop by for a visit.

Where is Prince Peachy's crown? Seems the only thing missing in that sweet photo on the sidebar :)

oxo

Shashi Nayagam said...

Love your sketch. She looks very pensive. The photoshop pictures are lovely too. Sorry about the computer.

BumbleVee said...

Well, you may not know how to fix computers..but, you sure know how to use Photoshop...

love your drawing...... such a soft look to her .....

Lorraine said...

I am thinking why not combine the flowers with this fantastic haunting drawing and print it on fabric and sew into it..like in the Frances Pickering book which I have on order at the moment. I like the blues background the best with the flowers

Emma said...

Lovely drawing, & that mother board - imagine the wires as stitches, the dots of solder as beads & the shapes as tiles of mixed media - I used board to make a fathers day collage card once - he does understand it!

A Thermofax screen is like a silk screen/stencil, a 'burning the image' sort of process.I'm loving it, also your floral images.

underatopazsky said...

I love the last one - like a pared down William Morris design.

Judy S. said...

You are so clever with Photoshop, Linda. I love the rainbowy flower! Computers are quite mysterious, aren't they? And so annoying when they don't work properly... That Peachy sure has grown up to be a beautiful kitty.

Jaqi said...

Lovely drawing Linda , amd what beautiful photoshop examples the colours are gorgeous , hope you have a lovely weekend and hope you get youre computer all sorted very soon. Peachy looks so fab now hes getting bigger ;-)

Lynn said...

Your sketch is amazing Linda, you really are great with your shading, and I absolutely love what you are doing in PS with that flower, everything looks awesome!!!

Val said...

Hi Linda - your photoshop work is awesome as always - your drawing isn't bad either!! I know the flower is an Allium but have you any idea what sort? I would also love to know what you use 'to cut out an image'. Val

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Linda! Beautiful drawing! And I love your digital experiments, too! Hope you computer is fixed soon! :-)

Morna said...

Okay, so now I want to photograph a motherboard -- and i will - someday! Also love the Photoshop experiments. I enjoy doing that, too. But - I wish I understood - how did you cut the flower SO PERFECTLY from the background???? I do love Photoshop - I think one could easily spend a year just exploring all that Adobe products can do. At any rate, this has been a fabulous post to read and look at. Thanks!