Monday Baby Blogging: Artist At Work


Here you see Sydney drawing on my Cintiq, which is a monitor you can draw on directly. (Much better than using a mouse or even a tablet to draw). Sydney’s concentration can get very intense when she draws.

The program she’s using is TuxPaint, by far the best of several children’s drawing programs I tried out. (And it’s free!) I’m not sure if Sydney’s learning anything about drawing, but she’s definitely learning to use computers; I’ve been really impressed with how much she’s learned about how to navigate TuxPaint’s option menus.


Okay, I mainly included this photo because I think the corkscrewing of Sydney’s hair is awesome.

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9 Responses to Monday Baby Blogging: Artist At Work

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    bint alshamsa says:

    Hey Amp, I piggybacked off of your post. I hope you don’t mind. If you want to check it out, here’s the address to it:

    Developing Children’s Talents

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    kactus says:

    I downloaded this program for my daughter on your suggestion. So far it’s been a huge success.

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    Ampersand says:

    Wow, I was just thinking no one would leave any comments on this one, and then two of my favorite bloggers show up – way cool!

    Kactus, glad to hear it. We’ve certainly enjoyed the program.

    Bint, what a wonderful post! Needless to say, feel free to piggyback anytime.

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    Bill Kendrick says:

    Thanks for the plug — I’m glad you two are enjoying Tux Paint! And man… here I am stuck with a non-optical mouse and a CRT. No fair!

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    Ani says:

    I am not a parent yet, but I am an artist and a gadget freak who especially has a thing for tablet functionality in computers. It is great to see you introducing your young one to computers at a young age. It will be amazing to see what kids can accomplish when they start so young.

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    Ampersand says:

    Actually, Sydney’s my housemate and honorary niece, not my daughter. But thank you. :-)

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    Johanna says:

    What an absolutely beautiful child. And very lucky to have you for a role model.

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    Elayne Riggs says:

    Whoa, those Cintiqs are expensive! (I know because Robin bought one a few years ago with some unexpected inking income, and it was like $3000 then.) I had no idea you had one (did I?)…