This is my first attempt to use GIMP, the free image software, on my Mac to prepare images for uploading to the blog.

Original Turkey Buzzard Feather Drawing

Another thirty minutes of drawing ...

As I was again waiting for my PC to open this morning I went back into the second turkey buzzard ink drawing.  I think it is stronger.  The values better.

I’m hoping that I will be happy with GIMP, saving me the expense of buying a new copy of Photoshop 7 for my Mac.  I’m not sure what I will do to replace my Illustrator 10.  Any ideas?

Drawing: Noodler’s Flex Fountain Pen filled with Noodler’s Black Swan in English Rose Ink.