Re: advice

Barry Smylie (
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 16:24:20 -0400

Sounds great Katherine.

Keep painting! Painting and drawing are the first arts.

I have a tracer camera (camera obscura). I've been taking video and
digitizing it with "Snappy". I play with the imagery in photoshop. When I
am satisfied I print it and project onto a panel do a line drawing and
forget about the computer... lots of fun!

I am having the time of my life!

: ) smylie

by the way that url of yours didn't work.

-----Original Message-----
From: Katherine Klein <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, August 07, 1998 1:19 PM
Subject: advice

>Dear artists,
>After using the same 486 for the past 8 years or so, I'm ready to purchase
>new computer. I want to use it for changing my artnet studio,which I have
>to learn how to do again and working some of my photos into collages with
>Photoshop. I was advised to get the following:
>graphics card--1,000,000 colors, 4MB video ram
>memory 96MB
>graphics tablet--stylus with no wires, pressure sensitive, 6x9-8x11
>Photoshop 5.0,4.0
>hard drive--4gigabite minimum
>zip drive built in--100mg
>modem-built in, no slower than 33.6 per second
>speed--Pentium mmx technology, 266-300 megahurtz
>17 inch monitor
>scanner ?
>Could you advise me if you have other suggestions. I will be a beginner
>with graphics on the computer but I am a painter. I do not plan to stop
>painting and if I have to choose the use of my time, I will paint. On the
>other hand, I'm working part time now and want to learn to use the computer
>in new ways. So I want one that will have the capacity I would need if I
>continue with the graphics. Also, if you have any suggestions for classes
>should take here in the bay area.
>Thank you
>Katherine Klein