Wacom Bamboo

My brother is an incredible artist.  He does some amazing work which you can see at http://rhix72.deviantart.com/ and it inspires me to be more creative.  A few months ago we were talking on the phone and he mentioned that he thought I would be pretty good at coloring some line art.  I have no art experience other than some high school courses and my love for photography, but I did enjoy drawing in Jr. High although it never bloomed into anything worth while.  Fast forward to earlier this week – we were talking about art again and I mentioned that I might take up drawing/painting so I can understand the techniques.  His next text surprised me, “I just sent you a Wacom Bamboo pen tablet.”  I couldn’t believe it!  It showed up the next day (thanks Amazon for building a distro facility so close to Indianapolis).  I got it setup and tried to draw.  Realizing I needed some guidance I turned to Youtube and tpyed in “pumpkin’ head drawing” and a nice tutorial began to play.  I watched it then paused it at the finished product – which was an inked version with no color, and proceeded to give it a try.  Here’s my result:


So here’s to a new start in creativity and art and hopefully I can build on this experience with a goal of drawing, creating, painting, and coloring.