Drawing Wild Animals from My Imagination

Some days, my imagination works overtime. A simple glance out my window turned into a small project…. I looked out the window, took a picture then uploaded it to my computer to do a little drawing. What do you see? 

the view from tamdoll's window imagination starts to get working

“Back in the day” (who thinks they’d ever say something like that?), I’d send my film out to be processed and … wait … maybe enlarge the photo on a color copier a few times and then draw on it with markers. Now with the magic of the computer, I can draw right on my tablet* and get my idea out quickly. I am not an expert at this, in fact, my tablet is so old that it wasn’t even available online anymore.

Tamdoll sees a hippo in her yard imagination at work

So, there it is – do you see the hippo? I have 2 questions:

  1. What did you see in the first picture? Let your imagination go wild! If you’d like to save it to your computer and print/draw on it (any way you can, print/pen, tablet, collage, pencils, etc.) and send it back to me, I think that would be a fun display to see (leave a comment or click Contact). How about in a week, if anyone responds, I’ll do a blog post showcasing the art with your links?!? Let’s call it a Creativity Challenge.
  2. If you know of an online course that could teach me how to use my Wacom tablet better, I’d appreciate a link! I bought it long ago with aspirations of digital design & it rests on my shelf, the most unused of all my craft supplies, but I think has the most potential!

I also have the photo in my Flickr page, much larger – but they just updated the entire site today and it was shockingly hard to navigate around at first. Here’s the original photo if you want to see & download it from Flickr.

tamdoll imagination at work


Thank you for ignoring the crappy lawn.

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2 thoughts on “Drawing Wild Animals from My Imagination

    1. tamdoll Post author

      Judi, well if I ever hear of a good online course, I will let you know! I think it’s the integration of using the tablet + software that baffle me & I don’t even remember if this came with software in the first place, I’m using (free) GIMP for now.


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