Thursday, November 26, 2015

More Unboxing

Here is a sketch of my new Cintiq graphics computer tablet and some disassembled boxing. The boxes are not from the Cintiq packaging, they are from a new router/cable modem, but they had that sculptural abstract feeling so I drew them. The tangled cables behind the Cintiq on the table do not lead to a hookah pipe. At this point I am using the device plugged into a regular wall socket. 

I just downloaded "The Gimp," a popular freeware graphics program. Gimp provides all the services of Photoshop and an even more difficult and hard-to-use user interface, if that is possible. Gimp therefore simulates the mighty Photoshop and amplifies its bad points. However that is all I have right now as my copies of Photoshop are for Mac only. I probably will have to bite the proverbial bullet and rent some version of Photoshop from the perpetually vaporous and unstable "Cloud." Only Photoshop will do! I have old versions of Painter and CorelDraw that I might try too, but can you load 10-year-old software on a new Windows machine? Will it work? Stay tuned, graphics fanatics. You know who you are. And Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for digital graphics.

Black tech pen on sketchbook page, 8" x 5", November 25, 2015.

1 comment:

Jim Trigg said...

It's hard to tell for sure, but I think that the GIMP is no worse a user interface than Photoshop - it's just so different that switching is more difficult than learning either from scratch.