Monday, December 03, 2007

Life Drawing Via DS

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The other week I went to a life drawing session. I decided to go late in the day, so I only had my standard sketching supplies. I like to have something a bit blendy or big like charcoal, a grease pencil, or black prismacolor and some newsprint, but I didn't have any of that. I then remembered that I had recently loaded Colors on my DS. This is the result. I had a few hiccups. Turning the DS sideways for drawing in a vertical "portrait" orientation was near impossible. Also, if you accidentally touch the drawing surface in two places at once, you will draw an unpleasant streak across your screen. I'm sure there is a way to use this to your advantage, but at the time it was annoying especially with no undo. All in all I think it turned out to be a fruitful experience.