Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Tablet To Tango

Finally! It got delivered on Thursday last week. My Wacom Intuos 3 A5 Special Edition Tablet. It is absolutely drool worthy and looks totally gorgeous with my MBP. So I've been fiddling around with the pretty ladies all weekend.

My mess

Don't they look gorgeous together? I feel so much at home among this neatly arranged mess that covers my table.

Detour ahead!

Persepolis is amazing! Hats off to Marjane Satrapi. Oh, oh n oh, I discovered Paul Theroux's Great Railway Bazaar this week - if you love trains, like I do, its a must read. As is usual, I started reading everything together and so all of it is nicely mixed up in my head.

A friend gave me his ex's guitar to keep. Then he went off and got married. I gave away the guitar last week. But I kept the bracelet I found inside the guitar case - the end coils like a snake's head and looks very exotic. I quite like it but I don't like the story behind it. But at least, friend in question is happy in his marriage. Don't tell anyone, but I try on the bracelet from time to time.

Detour ends.

Where were we?! Ah, yes. My first painting on the tablet. Tango Night. It took me a while to get used to the tablet and then some more time to get the balance right in the sketch. Layer's are God-send to every graphics artist! So this is stage 1.

Tango Night, Stage 1

And stage 2 is below. I am taking my time, relishing the painting process, as I haven't done it in quite some time. I would have enjoyed it more if I could do it with actual paint and canvas but then we make do with what we have. This amazing paint program I found on the Mac, called ArtRage, let's me actually mix colors and smudge them and bleed them and other such orgasmic painterly things. I have promptly bought the full version as it did not mean going without food and water for days - as I would have to do if I tried buying something like Photoshop.

Tango Night, Stage 2

Stay tuned for the next stages!


  1. Whoa!!!
    btw... did i spot maggin on that table as well?

  2. @sg: Yep, that is a packet of Maggi all right. Chicken flavour. Keeps one up and running on days when one is too lazy to cook.

  3. ooooooooooo!! im going to faint. you have the Holy Grail of all computers AND you have a wacom!

    im going to faint.
    im going to faint.
    did i say i was going to...

  4. Maggi For food? then i guess we belong to the same club..:)

  5. @grafx: Oooo! Wait, wait! *runs off to get the smelling salt!* There... See you can use it too if you want! I'll just bug you for free lunch in return. :P

    @sg: Oh, absolutely! Maggi has been a life saver more number of times than I can count.

  6. free lunch my foot. you better buy ME lunch! mr. WACOMIA!!

  7. @grafx: See all my money went on the tablet and now I am surviving on Maggi. So if you want a Maggi dinner - I'll make it for you for free! :D

  8. alright fine, come over for Thanksgiving tomorrow and you can eat until you bust.