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My coffee break in pictures

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So, I had a wander to Starbucks for a break. (I really miss Billy in general, but he was good at forcing me to take a break from my screen. I need to borrow a dog every day, so I’ve got a purpose, rather than walking to Starbucks again and again.) I sat down outside in the lovely lovely sunshine, and played around with the Vellum app. It’s kind of fun, if a little basic. Trying to draw details made my hand ache a little, and there seems to be a bug in the app. When going to a different screen to change brush size or brush opacity, the screen would be unresponsive when I returned to my drawing. Thankfully the drawing isn’t lost; I just closed the app and re-launched it. Still, a bit of a pain in the arse. I like the charcoal drawing-y feel. Fingers crossed the developers give it a couple of tweaks. Anyway, here’s the story of my coffee break in drawings: the cup, the receipt, the ashtray, the cigarette packet. I forgot my lighter, so had to cadge a light from someone. And if you’re wondering what is on the top of the Camel packet, well, in Mexico the whole of the back and one side is black with warning text on it. And on the front part of the lid, there’s a picture of a weird grey foetus lying on a bed of cigarette butts. I guess that’s what happens if you swallow a carton of cigarettes and a box of matches when you are pregnant.

Written by Craig

January 8th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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  1. Liking the look of the Vellum sketches. It’s somewhere between charcoal and MacPaint 1984.

    longbird

    8 Jan 11 at 5:13 pm

  2. Precision will be a problem, so it’s gonna be best using it for quick sketches, which is no bad thing.

    Craig

    8 Jan 11 at 6:10 pm

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