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Or why Robert's not a commercial illustrator.

This is my attempt to sketch my Acer Aspire One netbook in my watercolor journal. I can recognize it -- but it's looser and the lines aren't as precise as I wanted them even though some were done with a ruler. It didn't turn into the precise ink and watercolor realism I wanted but didn't turn out bad either -- just much looser than intended.

Machines are tough compared to things that are alive with fur or features or leaves that can move and be placed wherever my hand wants to put them!

I've been typing on it all day and only went back to the notebook to post this and do the scan -- and right now both the screen and the keyboard on my notebook seem so HUGE compared to the little one! I'm getting used to the micro keyboard and bright tiny screen -- it's good, it's very good. I'm glad that I'm getting comfortable on both.

Cross your fingers the big one survives, it'd be great to be able to use both at the same time like this.
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paris365
Apr. 29th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I think it looks great. Watercolours can be so difficult... And if you made it too precise it wouldn't look like a watercolour painting, and I think it's kind of cool when watercolour paintings actually look like watercolour paintings, if that makes any sense...

I hope your other laptop survives. :)
robertsloan2
Apr. 29th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Just like buying an umbrella and it stops raining when you leave the store, the old laptop is starting to rally. Of course I have been babying it too, using this one more and often shutting its lid to put it on standby if I'm busy on this new one.

I'm being very selective about files to import. Right now it's still the one hooked up to the scanner and I put the DVDRW back onto it so I can start burning files to CD. Maybe it won't run as hot if I clear off some of its hard drive and give it some space -- and maybe use backups and CD storage more than I used to. Maybe everything from 2008 can go into storage, just get labeled as such.

In just one day I started getting very used to the tiny keyboard and now I'm so comfortable with it. I love having both up at the same time, vastly improves multitasking.
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