What is it about abstracts? I used to hate them. I like some of them on rare occasion, but most of them I don't care for and as far as I am concerned, paint splats is not really art. They take no skill and any baby could do it and there is no way something like that should be worth millions of dollars. Yet I found myself doing a frustrated doodle in my anatomy text book. I needed to draw something so bad, but I was trying to behave and concentrate on my course work. That is how my wing design came into being. Ever since then, I have been doing geometric patterns off and on. They fascinate me, they draw me in and they mentally wear me out in a way that my other drawings of things less abstract will not do. Why this is I do not know. It seems to take more mental focus and energy to create them. A scrawling doodle is how they most of them start out. Doesn't even look like art of any kind, just a flowing asymmetrical scribble on scratch paper that sometimes I can see a potential in and I draw them on art paper in a more refined form. I have been doing my patterns over again in digital to increase their symmetry. Or sometimes it is just complete them because I messed them up so bad in the traditional medium that there was no fixing them without digital editing. I love digital art and wish I was fully equipped to take full advantage of the program. I will do that someday. I still love drawing by hand too. I have been eyeing my favorite coloring supplies and a very big art journal for the past four years. If I can afford them I will get those as well and a new scanner so I can copy them into my computer. I might even find a way to do some very mixed-up media by using colored pencil, marker and digital all in one drawing. I know that will work, I have done that already with some very positive results. There is a misconception that the computer does the art for me. It doesn't. Without my knowledge of how to do traditional art, I would not be able to do as well as I do in digital. The same basic principles of light and dark, shapes and patterns that apply in traditional art, still apply in digital. I am just picking up a different tool to draw and color with. It is like the difference between choosing a colored pencil or a paint brush for the tool the artist wishes to use to express the idea he or she has in their head. I paint with light as well as colored pencil and marker. It is all wonderful and I love it all.