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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Iris' Wacom Tablet

Iris uses her tablet to create Manga.

Iris is loving her tablet.  She now has the Manga Studio software to accompany the tablet.  She has already been working on some of her pictures.  This tablet came with a pen to draw.  It can replace the mouse.

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch

Here is a picture of the box that the tablet came inside.  It shows that the thinness of the tablet.  There is one downfall.  My daughter says the pen's point might wear out.  Other than that, she has been enjoying her tablet.  The pen, which is used on the tablet, allows her to either draw and/or paint her pictures.

This is the back of the box for the tablet.

The tablet allows for manipulation of images.

The personal touch allows the user to personalize documents.  The empowerment touch allows the user to draw quick sketches when necessary.  The enhancements allow a user to create invitations and scrapbooks.  It is flexible with different operating systems.  Finally, even the fingers can be used to manipulate pictures.

Iris drew this picture by hand.

Iris draws a picture like the one above.  She can draw it by hand.  She can draw it with the tablet.  In this case she can scan the hand drawn picture into the computer.  Then, she can save the picture into a USB drive stick.

One of Iris' pictures is finished.

From the USB drive, she usually downloads the plain picture onto her Netbook.  Iris painted the above picture using the tablet and the Manga software The picture began as a black and white image.  She posted it in her Netbook onto a paint application (which acts as the easel) as a GIMP image.  With the pen, she added the colors (much more quickly and with more precision) as she desired.

Iris drew this picture in 2008.

Iris has come a long way since 2008.  

About three years ago, I asked her to draw this picture for a unit study ( I created) on how to spend money wisely.  Her pictures back then were simplistic.  This picture shows that she had a flair for showing emotion in her characters.  I think she has improved oodles and can't wait to see what is up ahead in her artistic career.  I'm so happy we have supplied her with the tools she wanted.

How about you, my readers?  Would you supply your little artist with material goods necessary for his/her possible future career?  Would you supply him/her the verbal praise needed to boost the self-esteem?  I hope you will consider providing all that you can to foster the possibilities in your child's life.

This has been an entry for Technology Tuesdays series.  I hope you have enjoyed it.

For some background, you can look at this past entry: Homeschooling Using a Netbook to Write 


  1. This was really neat. I need to ponder your question as my kids are in their teens. I always have had a large art center, but now I have to think digitally.
    ~Terri G. @accidentallyhs
    stopped by from twitter link

  2. Terri,

    Thanks so much for dropping by.

    I would say that as long as you are supplying colors, paper, etc., that is a start.

    There are also free websites that offer informaton about how to teach art on the cheap.

    Rebecca G.

  3. oh wow. my brother is an artist, and currently attending the disney animation school. he uses this software. very cool that she's learning it young. Keep it up!

  4. Wow she's talented! I got a kick out of your header image too! :) Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your post for my ABC's of Homeschooling link-up!

  5. Dawn,

    Yes, I'm proud of my daughter.

    Thanks for stopping by. I love to network and see what other homeschooling moms do with their kids.

    I'm psyched about doing your challenge.

    Rebecca G.


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