Why?

Last year I purchased a Wacom Art tablet. I had been wanting one for a long time but never got around to buying one. Being that I equally love computers and art, I quickly realized my next career was going to be in the graphic design field. And that’s why I created this page: to chronicle my fumbling attempts to learn the trick of the trade from a complete noob to …well at least just somewhat of a noob.

The first thing I did was download GIMP from www.gimp.org. It is basically a freeware version of Adobe Photoshop. It is not without its own flaws and is a little unintuitive but it has many of the same functions as Photoshop AND it’s FREE! I decided to take one of my favorite old games and try just changing the art in the game (more on this later). After “experimenting” with the effects of changing video game art, it seemed that this might be a good way to get my feet wet with GIMP and get used to the art tablet without having to worry about being too artistic (or so I thought). My sons particularly like one game and I got “inspired” to give the game a new look (also more on that later).

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