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Drawing - by hand vr programs

It's easy to see how into I've been about drawing last week. I haven't written anything. Not here or my book. I've just been drawing. Inktober really woke up my love for basics, what it part of the idea of Inktober. I have changes to do almost anything related to art and crafting, so it's easy to forget something as common then drawing. It's option for anyone. You don't need anything else then a pen or pencil and corner of paper. Forget that! You don't need even those! You can draw to sand by your finger or with frosting to cake!

Sewing is my strongest skill, but I like to test new things and do just for fun. Anyways doing something for work or for fun, feels really different. When it's "just" for fun, it doesn't ever stress me or make me to worry about anything. I'm not thinking how much it will cost, how much time I'm using for it or will I get it ready. And the fact is that anyone else doesn't have to be happy with it. I'm doing it just to make myself happy and it's a plus, if it does that to someone else too. I usually sketch before doing anything else. I sketch to canvas before painting, to paper my ideas for sewing…  It saves time and helps not to make mistakes. Well, I'm kind of supporter of mistakes, because they can be helpful and give new ideas. More about it in Don't worry Other part of doing mistakes is when you draw with ink and markers. Black ink on white paper is the worst thing to try to get off! So once again, I sketch. Maybe this should be about sketching, but in the first week I did 20 hand drawings and five with computer drawing programs, what made me to think the differences between those. I can't remember when I've been drawing this much. I've had notebooks full of random drawings, but not ever drawn as systematically then now, while taking part of Inktober.

My first memory about drawing with computer is from the turn of the millennium. I used Window's Paint to draw colorful geometric pictures. First thing what I learn was that mouse isn't for drawing programs. It was time of PCs, so touch pad wasn't a option. It's now how I draw with my laptop. I've been testing free programs in last months. Best has been Pain.net and Krita. Pain.net is kind of versatile version of that Window's Paint. Useful, but not that versatile. Krita is closer to Photoshop, but has lagging problems and somethings are complicated and hard to understand. At first I didn't knew how to draw even a circle with it. But those two have been the best so far. Now I was going to buy Photoshop CC finally, that I used in school. Sadly it isn't anymore possible to just buy it. You need to pay it monthly. I'm now using the one week trial and looking other options. It's way too much in a year, even it's not that big money per a month! Will see in future what I decided.


I love more hand drawing and it's more natural for me. Like I prefer reading a actual book, not a e-book. At same time I really love, how the finished pictures looks, when I draw on computer. That lead me to do my Inktober drawings and then draw it on computer. Now while practising this, I've scanned the original drawing to computer and then drawn over it. 


I dream about drawing pad, but those are too expensive. One thing what I'm considering is a mouse that is shaped of pen. It looks like regular pen, but works like regular mouse with  three to five buttons. It's marketed for people, who has problems with moving hands, so that is something I'd like to test, but I also think it could be nice add to drawing with computer. Now while thinking these things, I keep drawing with a pencil and paper. Will see how much I'm writing at this month. My number one priority is to finish Inktober and to be honest it's really challenging to my hands. If you want to see my progress, visit
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