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Lesson Plans

Re: Tecchnology & Art

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Michael Penney (mpenney)
Thu, 24 Sep 1998 17:04:18 -0700

Good evening. I am a semi-retired geologist who is getting into pebble
sculpture and who has much experience with digital art and various digital
art programs. I find Painter way too complicated even though it is a great
program. Canvas 5.0 by Deneba is a much simpler program and is quite
competent. Microsoft has just release someithing called Paint or Draw 2000
that I have not seen yet. Most MS products are on the low end of the
spectrum and solid. Their new program might be better for school kids.

You might wonder what pebble sculpture is... I am trying to write a short
booklet on the subject. It involves rock collecting with the purpose of
finding large pebbles to small boulders that look like something in the same
way that children (and adults) see shapes in clouds. Given the right rock
and some cheap tile working tools (grout saws, jig saw blades, silicon
carbide sandpaper) you can easily make a frog, a person, or anything else
that you can imagine. The sculptures often have the unintended quality of
having just been dug up on a Meso American or Egyptian archeological

Good luck choosin a digital art program. Look for the simplest one possible
that handles both bitmaps and graphics.