New Toy…err work equipment

Lady Bug 5x5In my goal to illustrate my  own books, I’ve purchased a Wacom Inutuos Small Creative Pen and Touch Tablet. Tonight we were playing around, learning the basics of creating an image and seeing what we could do with no experience using a pen with a computer.

First, let me say that holding a computer pen takes a little getting used to. I’ve sketched for several years and am fairly familiar with a pencil and ink pen, but…the computer pen doesn’t exactly work the same way. However with practice I know I’ll be able to work it to make recognisable pictures. My kids will too since they really like the idea of drawing on the computer.

So here’s my first attempt (after I scribbled a few times).Sun - editedMy second attempt involved more shading.

CloudI think I’m going to like my new toy….er my new work equipment.

Have you ever used a Wacom tablet? What did you think?


8 thoughts on “New Toy…err work equipment

  1. Wow — that’s really neat! I have no such gadgets, not even an e-reader. I’m a little behind in creative technology…except Adobe Photoshop. I can work that alright. 😉


    • I’ve been dreaming of this gadget for more than three years. I almost had one last year, but it didn’t work out: every time I went to buy one, they were sold out. The only reason I bought this was to expand my ability to create images for my books. I admit, it is a fun tool.

      I don’t have a lot of gadgets. I don’t own an e-reader either or a cell phone. Those things don’t inspire me.

      Thanks, Libby. Adobe Photoshop is a wonderful program, but I don’t know if I’d have the patience to learn it.


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