When I was seven my Dad brought home our first computer and I began making digital drawings. First I used Kid Pix and Microsoft Paint then upgraded to Photoshop and Corel Painter. I have a box full of drawings made with crayon and marker tucked away in my parents’ garage, yet only one of these digital drawings remains an image that was printed out and glued inside a my third grade report about harp seals.
Gradient Fill reaches into the past and imagines what might have been saved. Using contemporary paint programs I mimic my younger self and quickly draw glowing squiggles or test out the rainbow-hued brushes within Photoshop and Corel Painter. Layer by layer, I transfer these drawings to paper by hand in a laborious attempt to save them from digital obsolescence.
and Hard Mechanical with Gradient Fill and Drop Shadow