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BETT 2014: drawing on an HP interactive wall.

Last week, Weds – Sat, was BETT 2014 at London Excel and I was there with a clutch of students creating digital art on the Steljes stand. Which was lovely and Steljes are a very fab company to work with.

At the points that I wasn’t on the Steljes stand I chilled out and relaxed by drawing on other companies tablets and computers and the one I had my eye on most was a beautiful wall of six touchscreens on the HP stand. After a certain amount of daily cajoling and begging they were kind enough to allow me to have a 15 minute play and this is what I came up with.

Why a Marmite jar? Well, it’s a Great British icon and something I never tire of drawing. My mind, 3.5 x 16 hour days in and 35 miles walked, was a bit squishy so that’s what I decided to fall back on. Basically: if in doubt, draw Marmite.

Doodled this through a (yet another, sorry) day of frustration…

Not getting anywhere at the moment. So much to do and yet every step seems mired in clay and up a slippery slope to boot. Tricksome. I’m suffering from serious data overwhelm at the moment and the right course of action is  a scary one (ask to reduce hours which may see the recipient of the news reducing them to 0. Still mulling over that one…)

Did draw/doodle/paint this in Photoshop on a very dodgy college Dell PC. It struggled but tbh I wasn’t after the speed of processing so much (which was good, come to that), just pressed a button, did some work, pressed another button, did some more work and then whaled into what was left during my lunch hour and after work itself. Not 100% finished (I intend to fade the hat out, make the mouth less obvious etc but as a pic that came together with no plan nor initial outcome it’s alright… My favourite self portrait and, though it hasn’t had many comments on the forum I post work on or on Flickr – hint – the comments were nice and Adobe tweeted that they liked it). Hey ho. Only did the pic to keep myself sane, as a self portrait it probably shows how well that task is progressing…

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More self centred moaning about work after this short break 🙂 ((I did have a very pleasant day off today helping my niece take her CV around shops now that she’s finished college and bought my daughter a teepee to boot so it’s not all bad. Completely forgot to pick up Tap magazine though, but as a day it was theraputic…))