I want to draw - I have to draw!

This little blog should – in a perfect world - function as a peek into my personal little trip down the road of drawing. I can guarantee there will be plenty of road rage, steep learning curves, crying and thumb sucking involved.
If you scroll down you will see some of my begging steps (hahahaha I'll let that stand - Freudic slip - but I mean *beginning*). Since I never really did any drawing prior, I don’t have any old drawings lying around to share either - unfortunately.
My starting level was nothing, stickmen and general straight line challenged, with an newly added circle handicap – good fucking game.
But I’m determined I will learn this, whatever the cost.
- Tue

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Painting with 0's and 1's! using a Bamboo Pen and Touch to draw in Photoshop

Playing around with the tablet I’ve borrowed!

It’s extremely difficult for me to get used to that thing, but I’ve given up trying to do “pencil” drawings with it, that’s just too alien, but I can at least try to “paint”.
I loaded up some of my old quick sketches and tried out this painting business.  
After a lot of bitching and whining I got advised to check out Ctrlpaint.com for some basic tutorials and yeah… that worked, it’s fun how you can go from a feeling of absolute despair and frustrating to “this is kinda fun”, but yeah at least now I could have some fun and not worry about bloody line sketching with it.

I’ll prolly try and do some lines with it again (no nooo - not those sorta lines... grow up!), maybe it’s just some matter of building up a familiarity with the new tool, dunno.

Anyway, my first project was some bananas. I didn’t really know how to approach it, but even if it felt stupid I had the feeling of learning on some basic level at least.
One thing I discovered though – colors are great and painting is super fun! :P

Next I just wanted to keep going in the same track, so picked up a sketch of some citruses or oranges, not sure which term is correct lol, it's supposed to be citruses but my color “palette” decided it was oranges for me! :P


  1. Dude! That's some awsome stuff right there Tue, you might be new to painting with 0's n 1's but I know you have held a paint brush in your hands many times before ;)

    I think this is cool, I never tryed to draw with a tablet. But thats awsome what you drew up there mate, btw Citrus is the family of the fruits, they are called Lemons hihi :)

    Hope everything is good in your life, check out my new blog http://theworldwidefishingclub.com/blogs/421/3

    I enjoyed reading all your enteries!

    Greetings your good friend


  2. Haha cheers oldtimer. I didn't know elementary school counted... ahahaha fucking Steiner Schools :P at least I've gotten over my violin trauma.
    Btw I was going through some of our old classphotos and I actually found a old "comic" we had drawn together or comical characters at least, plus some other stuff. I'll try and find some place to upload them.

  3. okay, wonder if I can do an img code thing in here.


    I don't recall exactly when these are from or who made what, but I do recall it was an collaboration... dude had we just continued... imagine where we could have been today, with a bit of luck we might had turned out to be model citizens... hahaha... yeah...

    1. btw add me on skype if your still using it. Think you can add me with tueleleur@gmail.com or zorkar (I think that's what my skype name is registered as or something...)

      PS. Read your blog and looking forward to more entries =)

  4. HAHAHAHA thats f**king classic mate, I rember thouse drawings and I know who made them. Thats you, me and Zacharias, man I can't belive that we already back then made referenses to weed/hash. But okay I guess that was around the time zach and I started to smoke weed.

    Classic man, just classic thank you for sharing!

    I already got you on my skype, im just never online hehehe my bad!