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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Garden Varieties #8 WIP

Garden Varieties #8 (WIP) / Boogie Board Drawing

Today I thought I would share with my dear friends and readers a Boogie Board drawing in progress.

The image you see with this post shows Garden Varieties #8 after I drew the basic lines for the drawing and started to rough in the lighter areas. (I was at my car dealership getting an oil change, and took my Boogie Board tablet along.)

Once I got home, I photographed the unfinished drawing on the Boogie Board, transferred it to my desktop computer, and did a little "prep work" on the image to enhance the image readability for today's post. I increased the contrast and saturation, removed dust specks, and put the black border around it.

I am posting this WIP (work in progress) as a visual illustration to answer the following question from an artist friend about the Boogie Board tablet:

Does the Boogie Board have a range of colors?
No. The blank surface of the Boogie Board is a blackish color. When you write or draw on it, those areas become a lighter color, sort of a greenish gray, depending on the light. So it's like doing a white line drawing on a black background.

When you want to clear the Boogie Board tablet, you press the round "erase" button at the top. The Boogie Board flashes for an instant and the working surface goes blank, back to the blackish color.

The variation of greens seen on my Boogie Board drawings is the result of changes I make to the drawing images (increasing the exposure, contrast, tone, and color temperature) after I transferred the drawing to my computer desktop.

Of course, if you have an image manipulation program like Adobe Photoshop on your computer, you could do all sorts of color alterations to the drawing once it is transferred to your computer desktop.

Tomorrow I'll post the finished version of this drawing so you can see how it turned out.

Thanks for taking a moment to read this post. See you tomorrow!

PS: And, oh yes, I changed the look of my blog page. You are welcome to comment on that, too.
Text and image ©2012 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved.


Kristen said...

Looks great, Carol!

Carol Adamec said...

Thank you, Kristen, I appreciate your comment.