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Happy Earth Day! :) I bought the blu-ray of Avatar today, so guess what I'll be doing tonight! *grin*

I've been playing around in Photoshop the last couple of days, trying to learn the pen tool. For some reason, even though I've been using Photoshop for over six years, I've managed to completely avoid the pen tool and have really no idea how to use it. I'd check out tutorials online and they only confused me. Finally, I found a great tutorial on DeviantArt not only for using the pen tool, but how to create gems and metallic ornaments. I created the following wallpaper following these tutorials...


Peacock Fancies
by =Cynnalia on deviantART

I love how it turned out! Look for more of this technique in my future art. :) Speaking of future art, I am 90% done with a beautiful mermaid piece, so I hope to have that posted tomorrow!

Today I had my first appointment with my oncologist since my chemo ended back in February. My blood work came back completely normal - WHOO HOO! He's going to call my surgeon and get me scheduled to have my port taken out in the next couple of weeks. Once that's done, I'll finally feel like this journey is OVER. Sure, I have to have frequent check-ups for a while, but the hard work is done.

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faebyl
Apr. 23rd, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
congrats on the blood test! and whooo hooo! on getting your port taken out soon:) I'm so happy seeing more art from you! I missed it:).
I'm still trying to figure out how to use my wacom hahah:)
no tutorials work for me yet, I'm still confused about it all:) oh well:)
cynnalia
Apr. 23rd, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^ It took me a long time to get into using the wacom tablet...it sat on my desk for months without me touching it. lol But I finally made myself use it and now I couldn't live without it!
pixiewildflower
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
YAY for everything!
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