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9/3/2011 - Untitled painting done with software (Pictures - Art By Me)
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Untitled painting done with software
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
17:40:11 GMT

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Art By Me

I very rarely bother to make visual art, but, today, I made a painting using a demo of the software ArtRage Starter Edition 2.5, which is quite easy to use and fun.


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No title. I guess it looks better in the thumbnail than full-size. I didn't put much effort into it, and it was done with a ball mouse, not any kind of fancy computer art equipment. It took less than 15-20 minutes. I didn't start with anything in mind that I was trying to depict, but, I guess it turned out like a landscape with a colorful sky overhead.

I keep my computer monitor tinted with extra red, and didn't bother to untint it while painting, so, apologies if the colors don't look so great on your screen.


My art tends to be pretty primitive, due to impatience, disinterest, laziness, and knowing I have better things to do, as well as things I'm better at doing.

But, maybe someday I'll go to the trouble of getting much better at visual art.


I've rarely tried to create nice visual art since I was a child. Back then, I never had much luck drawing anything at all nice until I read a book called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

I highly recommend that book. It made an amazing difference in my ability to draw. (Sorry, I don't have any examples on hand to post.)

Amazon.com link to a newer edition I haven't read: The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

Probably the edition I used: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain


Will I continue being inspired to update this website? Maybe. I have a lot to take my mind off of.

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All or Nothing At All
Sunday, September 4th, 2011
11:39:24 GMT

Music
Video

I love finding little-known gems on YouTube. :-)

This video currently has only 1,135 views:

ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL - BIG BAND 31

It's the most entertaining rendition of All or Nothing At All I've ever seen or heard.

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