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Rob Figee
01-07-2011, 12:10 AM
Hi, nearly 30 years ago I made a series of chalk and pencil drawings and I was curious if I could translate them in ArtRage. They were made last year.
Each color has its own layer so I could change brightnes per color later if necessary.
The shapes have no real mening. They just are the "stage" for the colors and structure.
This is one of them.


01-07-2011, 01:45 AM
You know Rob, I was going through some drawings that I made and my children through the years. I was thinking about uploading them and "tinkering" a bit with AR enhancements.
I like the texture you've used and your idea. Thank you!

Mairzie Dotes
01-07-2011, 02:47 AM
Rob Figee,
Your description of "Chalk Drawing" ... "Each color has its own layer so I
could change brightnes per color later if necessary." ... prompted me to
think of the comparison of interacting with lifes many stages and how
each page might also be regarded as a "layer", exhibiting varied colors
that could well represent each separate experience. Adding a new color
along the way might hopefully result in a possible rainbow, a poetic
concept to look forward to I would think. Geemonie crickets, there I go
and bet you never thought that your curious color translations with
layers would bring out the "expressive" :eek: side of me ... my girlish bad,
forgive me, musta been something I DIDN'T eat, it's early morning
here and possibly a cup of coffee will redirect my fanciful interpretive
leanings. ;) :D Very informative use of technique. :)

Rob Figee
01-07-2011, 06:01 AM
Thanks for your reactions. I would like to add, that the top layer is the light grey, hiding partly what was drawn underneath. A kind of transparancy by adding more or less pressure on the pen.


01-07-2011, 06:05 AM
wonderful texture and love the earthy chalk textures and scribblings which add to the art. love the little notations as well. I think you have found a very pleasant niche in the art world with these chalk drawings. they translate wonderfully into artrage... yes.

Rob Figee
01-07-2011, 08:45 AM
Thanks for your kind words. Working with digital chalk in ArtRage has one BIG advantage: UNDO and the layer structure. There are all the possibilities of correction that would ruin a real chalk drawing!