Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Invisible Woman

First day of underpainting The Invisible Woman, my largest painting yet. Last night I measured the width and height of a square on the monitor and discovered that it was NOT square, which explains why I've had trouble with my vertical axis when drawing from the screen. I was trying to copy something that was stretched vertically. Gah!

Very busy for the next week or so while I paint, so apologies to those blogs I'll not have time to read.

4 comments :

PAMO said...

Well at least you figured out it wasn't square! I look forward to it's unveiling. Get back to work. :-)

-Don said...

Was the square not square due to the monitor or to how it was created on the computer? I know that Photoshop has several ways of displaying pixels which can be changed in your preference settings.

Have fun painting...

-Don

Mark Sheeky said...

It was the monitor. I could have kicked myself for not trying earlier because I draw from the screen a lot and use a circle as a guide, thus the circle on my page was an oval on the screen, and that's why my drawing has been out!

My old monitor allowed me to stretch the screen, but now my only solution is to set the resolution to 1280x1024 which fixes the problem (although everything is now rather tiny!)

Mark Sheeky said...

Oh, and I'm enjoying the painting. Hope you are too :)