Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Teri's first post

This is my very first blog post for class. We are going to put our class biography here first. i will go to my google mail and get it.


My name is Teri Robus. My computer experience is that of email, internet surfing, Word documents, Excel … and i can play solitaire! So, not that much experience.

i have no prior practice in the digital arts. i wanted to take this Digital Art class because i am interested in all types of art and i am probably going for my BA in Art. i have my BS in Biology from UAF, so some credits will transfer. i am currently in Jane Terzis' drawing class and that is where i first heard that John Fehringer would be teaching.

i actually have a very limited experience in making art itself. i know i love it and have been interested in viewing it all my life. i was an oil painter when i was a teenager. My goals for this particular class is to see how one can create digital art and learn all i can about the process (lately understanding that the process is the "real" art and the end result is just that….the end of the process!! ...and that end is as interesting and individual as each human) and actually create something i will enjoy.

The projects that have come to mind are some that i was considering drawing or painting in pastel. Some are photos of people, landscapes and still life. i want to explore the abstract art world (not sure there will be enough time in this class, but it will be good to have this experience and continue on). i am excited to learn Painter and to try the Wacom drawing pad. Am also interested in using original drawings/paintings to explore with and step further out of my comfort zone.....where i hope my artistic breath begins.

i work on a home PC; it does not have any photoshop or painter programs on it except for the one that comes with the computer which is just very simple, i think.

i didn't raise my hand to say i was an artist, but would like to consider myself that someday. So, i guess i do consider myself on the way to becoming an artist! If you find yourself passionate about something, as i do with art, i hope that this passion will lead to an artistic life.

i guess the thing that would make this class even more engaging is individual attention if i get stuck....which could be quite often. i hope for patience...


Porcupinewoman goes to school said...

Teri... you've set up a nice visual invitation. I am pretty sure that this medium will avail itself to us. I think what will be key to enjoying this process will boil down to just making friends with the medium. Here is a question to ponder: I wonder if we all have different definitions of what "being an Artist" is?...SueAnn

Julie Bates said...

Hi Teri! Thanks for pocking around on my art blog! I was going to write a comment at work, but annoyingly they block us from blogging... sometimes I can sneak through, but not lately. Can't wait to see some beautiful art work on everyone's blogs:) It's going to be a great class! Julie