The Tablet of Prosperity
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
A couple of days ago, I sat at my computer drawing as usual, when my tablet [digital drawing pad] suddenly stopped working. My trusty ol' workhorse, the Wacom CTE-640, pulled a Gone With the Wind on me and died in the traces, so to speak... I mourned briefly before ordering a fancy new tablet online -- sentimental sap that I am. What followed was a very long day and a half, in which I realized that I am extremely addicted to using my tablet for any and all artwork. Getting out pencil and paper to sketch felt like using a charred stick on a cave wall. I'm not even kidding.
Fortunately, my new Wacom tablet arrived today! My husband helped me get it all set up and working, and man, it feels good to be back in business. It'll take a while to really get a feel for the new stylus/tablet, but thank goodness for tablets. "Prosperity is welcome", indeed.
"Twirl of the Hourglass" is a sketch I did this afternoon for IF's "Twirl" theme.
"Black Cat", a very rough sketch from memory of Blackjack, our trouble-makin' little cat.