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(9984) () Oekaki by dorothyblueeyes5, total drawing time 2 : 13 : 44

dorothyblueeyes5 2008/12/19 - 23:43:44
voice picture: God this was hell to do! I didn't mostly by my voice, with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software,; you can order the pointer to drag the tools around and paint and draw with it very crudely. But it is really hard to do . I kept doing it over and over, because the whole drawing Vanishing! Was vanishing! It disappeared! I worked on a really good geometric abstract that was very involved, and really looked great, and for some reason suddenly I hit the wrong thing and it vanished completely Bogarde -- oh, God! How frustrating. For some reason, you cannot even race anything or the whole drawing vanishes; so using voice software to draw with is very crude; you can only draw up, down, right left and upper and lower left. So everything is square; oh and I can't use anything except the one pointer the other tools do not work. So, drawing with your voice, with this software is very limiting and it is slow; and you make one mistake, and your whole complicated drawing painting vanishes. Since I have fibromyalgia so bad in my arms and elbows and hands and shoulders I was trying to see if I could substitute voice software to draw and paint with it seemed like a good idea at first. Maybe if the software was a little more approved, it would be very possible. I can tell the pointer to go up and down all over, it clicks it double clicks, and often it clicks on links and he gets me around the Internet and I don't have to use my hands; so it is very helpful but it's slow and it's clumsy and it makes a lot of mistakes; if it doesn't recognize your voice, which happens a lot then the orders don't come through right or they don't come through it all never mind if the mass it's much better to use your hands ha ha and. But I'm writing all this right now with my voice -- look Ma, no hands! Like I say, I bet you could change this software and revamp it to draw and paint with your voice; very weird. I had to read its stories to get used to my voice. But it's very helpful; I don't have to do all that typing anymore, but I can't do now; I can e-mail my friends and leave notes on websites and even do a lot of writing with my voice if I wanted to. You can also correct the spelling as you go along when it makes mistakes -- you can use your voice to press any key on the keyboard. Well I will keep going on; but it is very good software. It takes up a lot of memory I got extra memory for it. It is slow; you can make it go faster, but the speed is still a limited much more limited than your hands. Well anyway I'll stop writing I'm sorry I'm writing too much. Anyhow I'm going to try to be patient and see what I can do to use my voice to do drawing maybe I should do simple stuff at first; it does take PATIENCE. -- something I need to learn. Anyhow, it's nice to be back, cause I love this board and all of you your great artists and nice people too. (I still use my hands to draw in real life, but doing a lot of drawing on software is really too much for me at this time, with my hands, that is. Anyhow, I'll stop talking now ha ha).
gleeful1 2008/12/20 - 2:20:33
WOWOOWOWOW you created this by voice? AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A FEAT! the colored texture sare wicked sweet too <<3333
i'm glad that you have the perserverance to draw even if it means directing everything with your voice. it is really interesting to see how you can verbalize the motions of your hand.
i really read through your looooong post. i hope that you are okay with your health!
mika 2008/12/22 - 22:28:13
Sorry to hear about your condition, I'm amazed at your patience at getting around how frustrating this must have been, 'tis good to know you are still around as your pics were always original (your commentry was always epic as well...;))
jakusama 2008/12/22 - 22:31:51
You're my new hero. You're... ridiculously patient and doggedly persistent with doing what you love in the face of wicked circumstances. That is SO impressive, and you've really inspired me. I think the piece is beautiful, and I'd like to think it was well worth the effort. Love the textures and everything, and I hope your health prospers. Much love.
blacklight 2008/12/30 - 13:33:49
WHOA...This is really neat!
I love the patterns, and it just goes on like, forever. It's amazing, like a map of the airport or mall, but, better. I like it.

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