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Old Wednesday 6th December 2006, 15:00   #1
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Computer doodles for those that can't paint!

Seeing Ed's lovely illustration of Merganser produced completely on a computor gave me an idea for a thread for 'non-artists'. Perhaps there are some members who look at the wonderful artwork in this forum who think 'I can't possibly do that!'. I'm sure everyone has a unique sense of colour and design, more importantly here, perhaps there are some 'non-artists' who are better with a mouse than a brush. It would be great to see some fun doodles done by those who don't normally regard themselves as 'artists' (also some by those that do!).

Just to get the ball rolling, I tried a computor doodle of my own (took about 20 mins) and is stored in my 'General Rubbish' folder for safekeeping!
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Seeing Ed's lovely illustration of Merganser produced completely on a computor gave me an idea for a thread for 'non-artists'. Perhaps there are some members who look at the wonderful artwork in this forum who think 'I can't possibly do that!'. I'm sure everyone has a unique sense of colour and design, more importantly here, perhaps there are some 'non-artists' who are better with a mouse than a brush. It would be great to see some fun doodles done by those who don't normally regard themselves as 'artists' (also some by those that do!).

Just to get the ball rolling, I tried a computor doodle of my own (took about 20 mins) and is stored in my 'General Rubbish' folder for safekeeping!
Interesting stuff Deborah, reminds me a litte of stain glass windows. Like it..
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I've never been up to much with computer graphics but here goes....
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Another attempt....
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Old Wednesday 6th December 2006, 21:45   #5
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Where does one find the prog in ones pc ,please,to create these "doodles" ?.
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Old Wednesday 6th December 2006, 21:51   #6
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Where does one find the prog in ones pc ,please,to create these "doodles" ?.
Look in the All Programs list, Accessories menu and select Paint. This should get you started Christine
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Old Wednesday 6th December 2006, 22:14   #7
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Hi Christine

I just used what was already on my computer when I bought it. I use Windows Xp and found the programme called 'paint'. It's really basic but fun and easy to use. I then saved it as a jpeg, went into my photo editing programme and made it the right size to upload.

I love your efforts Des - reckon we could start a line in fieldguides for toddlers with these - they're simple, colourful and jolly to look at!!
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Look in the All Programs list, Accessories menu and select Paint. This should get you started Christine

How do I save my completed masterpiece to the pictures folder?

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Matt, File menu>Save As>

give the file a name and save as a bitmap, then import into a resizer and drop to the 800 pixel limit for posting
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A cyber norfolk marsh,with cyber corvids and ducks!

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I just used what was already on my computer when I bought it. I use Windows Xp and found the programme called 'paint'. It's really basic but fun and easy to use. I then saved it as a jpeg, went into my photo editing programme and made it the right size to upload.

I love your efforts Des - reckon we could start a line in fieldguides for toddlers with these - they're simple, colourful and jolly to look at!!
Cheers Deborah,
perhaps we can get the Mr Men people interested. What do you think?
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perhaps we can get the Mr Men people interested. What do you think?

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perhaps we can get the Mr Men people interested. What do you think?

ROFLMHO!!


Hey Matt - I love it! Reckon you should send it to Mr TA as a housewarming card

BTW. does anyone know whether it's possible to send attachments via PM?
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I suppose that's me off their Christmas card list aswell then!!

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Another oil masterpiece on the pc(cheat)
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Another Rolf Harris inspired masterpiece...
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OK, I'll play a little bit!
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I've not worked out a good way to deal with reflections yet so I've kept this one simple.
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I'm very impressed with these birdy pictures,I still draw like a drunken lobster
and my computer skills arn't much better

..Which is why I opted for the landscape!

No work from Tim Wootton yet?

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aaw! 'Shuck in a Snowstorm', Larry, the cutest darn thing I ever saw

Like the Kite, Des, another one for the Early Years Fieldguide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, just seen your duck too, it's got real style - Reckon Bob's superb Squacco is for those with more experience though LOL (amazing you did all that on the computor Bob, it looks just like a real painting )

Matt, dear, how about we email you some outlines and you can start by colouring them in LOL (ps. and don't be daft, drunken lobsters have produced some of the best artwork and music in history )

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aaw! 'Shuck in a Snowstorm', Larry, the cutest darn thing I ever saw

Like the Kite, Des, another one for the Early Years Fieldguide to the Birds of Britain and Europe, just seen your duck too, it's got real style - Reckon Bob's superb Squacco is for those with more experience though LOL (amazing you did all that on the computor Bob, it looks just like a real painting )

Matt, dear, how about we email you some outlines and you can start by colouring them in LOL (ps. and don't be daft, drunken lobsters have produced some of the best artwork and music in history )
Deborah I can assure you it is a complete CHEAT,I have absolutely no artistic skills whatsoever ~ so here's another,this one's a real hoot(sorry)
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LOL! I believe you Bob! (still pretty impressive though )

Here's a 15 minute jobby doodle from me
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Here's a 15 minute jobby doodle from me
Excellent!! Whooper or Bewicks???
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