Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wacom Intuos Tablet

One of my birthday presents from Jerry was a Wacom Intuos 3 Drawing Tablet. The first day I tried to use it I got very frustrated! I even thought of sending it back. I'm pretty persistent when it comes to challenges though. Today I decided I was going to #@!!**%# learn how to use it! I studied the PDF manual that came with the tablet, then went online and watched a few YouTube video tutorials about it. (A couple of the tutors looked like nine year olds and I thought; C'mon, you should be able to do this San!) After a full day of "class" I finally feel like I have a lttle bit of a handle on it. This is one of the watercolor illustrations I worked on with it. I used it mainly to outline the tree and touch up the roots. I also used it to block out and touch up the white background. I think I may eventually learn to enjoy working with it. I guess it is easier than drawing with your fingers or a stone (I mean a mouse) :-D.

A version of this image is available for license on iStock here.


  1. I'm so jealous!!!! You must been a very very good girl to receive such a nice birthday present. That is a lovely painting for an early try Sandy!

  2. Interesting. This turned out very pretty. :-)

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous tree! And lucky you.

  4. Thanks for all the encouragement ladies! :-D

  5. Hi Sandy,

    Is this watercolor image for sale on iStockphoto? I would love to use this image in an ad if possible.

    Love the colors.


    1. Yes, a version of this image is available here:


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