Sense I met Deborah Lazarus here on the Bubble, we have shared many things and I started to want to try something different after looking at her works. Deb creates Abstract art, something I never took much of an interest in. As time went by I started to like the stuff and saw my portfolio had nothing in it with any abstracts and I needed to explore it! So I did! I got boarded with photo shop but have no money to buy anything else. Now don’t get me wrong here PS it the BOMB but every now and then we all like to try on a new pair of shoes! lol Therefore i looked on line and came across Tux Paint! At first glance I wasn’t too thrilled, it’s a kid’s program. I took it anyway and played around with it. it is limited so the drawing tools are very primitive as are the painting tools. But it has some neat effects! I began to toss them together and came up with 12 abstracts that I liked. they took a lot of thinking and planing out to create, not to mention the time involved! I’m not one for using a lot of filters and prefab stuff, I never had much respect for that sort of thing till now. Using them in this way is creative and is art, it’s not push a button and pop there it is. One has to put together, adjust, and set the tools using them at the right time for the right look, it can be very intense and much more of a challenge then I thought at first glance. over all, traditional, or digital, if you want to have fun and feel a little free…give this a whirl!
I would LOVE to see what you all could come up with!!! That would really be FUN to see!!
PS as tux paint does not have a way to save outside the program, one will need to screenshot or, post in tux gallery, or digitally photograph one’s finnished works to post at RB to share
Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.
Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.
Below are the abstracts I came up with! I was very pleased of the results, tho small even tiny, they still make good greeting cards!
FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR CREATIONS
I’d love to see them.