My First Attempt to Paint Using TV as a Canvass


I love to draw, sketch, and paint.

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Sketching and even painting have their own share of technological advances, far from the ordinary drawing materials we used in school. From Etch A Sketch to the latest stylus and digital drawing tablets, they all post a common challenge: creating an artwork.

To make the challenge even more challenging, I downloaded the free Sketchbook Copic Edition app and used the TV as my canvass.

Materials used aside from TV were:

Sketchbook Copic Edition app I downloaded to provide the
 "blank sheet" and color palettes

Our Mac mini for the app and TV connection

A wireless mouse, which served as my paintbrush


The results:


A snapshot of what I did. Looks very simple but it took me more than half an hour to create this. I didn't even think of
finishing the background anymore because my hand was shaking tired already.

The + at the center is the tip of my paintbrush

Didn't finish the mountains

I finished the stream

Didn't finish the tree

Other major outcomes are a very tired and numb right wrist, an achy upper back, and strained eyes. I advice the use of a stylus instead. Or should I say, I prefer the conventional pencil, paper, and paint. My first TV painting, though unifinished, was saved as a remembrance of this carpal challenge.

Thank you so much for bearing with me on my latest art endeavor. I’ll never do it again.

15 comments:

  1. I'm impressed. You did exceedingly well and it couldn't have been easy. I've tried making adjustments to photographs using the mouse and gave it up as a bad job. So, you're an artist. That's great. I hope you can show us some of your work.

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  2. You should try again. You'll get used to it the more you use it. And wow! There's no way I could do that at all let alone in half an hour. Enjoy your talent!

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  3. Cool! But like you, I prefer the conventional way to digital art. Good try though!

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  4. How interesting! I've got an iPad and saw something about a drawing application. But I didn't download it as I can barely hold a pencil and to try to maneuver a mouse satisfactorily would be impossible. Actually, I think you did very well and should be proud. But I understand your resolve not to expose yourself to that kind of artistic toil!

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  5. Pretty impressive just the same. Yeah, I agree with others, you should show us some of your art work.

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  6. Sometimes I also paint with a computer. It is hard to do with a mouse, it is more easier with a graphics tablet, like Wacom Bamboo.
    Your painting is really nice!

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  7. That was so cool, Lea. I said you were smart and talented when we first started commenting and you have proven me right. I would have never, ever, have attempted that. Really great.

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  8. Very impressive - especially the color and shadow on the stream. It is much easier to draw with a graphics tablet/stylus.
    -Kim

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  9. haha but I think you did good over there! if you change your mind and want to try again, few practices, maybe will lead to a masterpiece :D

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  10. Obrigado pela visita
    Desenhar é uma arte que nasce com os artistas mas também podemos estudar as novas técnicas.
    Gostava de desenhar e principalmente pintar. Tantas coisas que se pudéssemos fazer tornariam este mundo ainda melhor e mais belo.

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  11. thats great!! you are very good!!

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  12. NOOO! You started off well enough, do more.
    But you should get yourself a tablet with stylus. You can get really cheap & big ones from a brand named "Aiptek". I have one & the same for years, and it served me well! :)

    I like that unfinished tree in the last image most. You should copy the layer & try to enhance it!

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  13. I am really impressed. I really did not expect that such beautiful images can "conjure up" the apparently not appreciated "paint"

    I greet and welcome

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  14. Interesting. You did a beautiful job, but I get how you feel. Somethings are more worth all the effort than others. I think if you can create art on a TV, then you must be pretty talented and determined! At least we know it can be done!
    Liz

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  15. Actually, it's not bad at all! I'm absolutely no good with the stylus. Give me paper and pencil (or crayons -- LOL) any day! :)

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