At the same time, computer programs can provide a great way to "doodle" and explore ideas.
Here is how I drew the "Tango Lady" shown above using ArtPad:
After long careers as a teacher and librarian, Des Howell is now focussed on building a new career as a visual artist. He currently specializes in portraiture and offers a "portraits by Email" service using clients'photographs, His main website is http://www.freewebs.com/djharts. Des now lives at Coloundra West, located in Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast region.