Sunday, 13 April 2014

Web Banner Demo Using Gimp


Using the small web banner template in Gimp I applied a very basic standard pattern which clearly needs to be made more interesting!

Next I added some  Ripple

Then Cubism 

Better but lets try Embroidery as well

Finally some text

Now go experiment yourself!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Shift and Ripple

This blogs posting frequency will be reduced to once a week due to my arm fracture. Folk you're only getting one today cos I had material prepared!

While fortunately we have Medicare in Australia I will be unable to work or work much at anything  for three weeks at least since essentially I'm one armed since the fracture is radial and I have an immobilizing sling on my right arm.

Okay here's two before and after shots.

The first is a web version of a poster on Red Bubble.

The second image is recent redo in which I added Shift and Ripple to the original.

I may upload the second later this week since thats a command I can enter one handed. Its just the pain is very distracting even with meds just wiggling my fingers to keep the circulation going.

Shift and Ripple are Gimp filters!

copyright julie vaux 2014 

now don't forget to zoom in for the fine detail!

differences may be less obvious on a small screen!

copyright julie vaux 2014 
there must be some minor coding differences cos my chrome laptop browser shows a darker bg in the laptop and in gimp  but you get the general idea of how shift and ripple can combine?

enjoy the technique idea and be inspired to do better than me!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Return of the Queen

Return of the Queen

Who else admires #CliffChiang's version of the Olympians?

I do like the character design especially the peacock feather cloak with its references to the Argus myth. Good strong clear lines contrasting with dark areas giving the colorist plenty to work with. 

Friday, 21 March 2014

Making Brocade ... well trying to

I've been trying to figure out how to combine #GIMP filters and plugins to create a effect that looks like #brocade.

Here's a few of my experiments Copyright Julie Vaux 2014 so please don't download them yet. I will share some of them when I finish the experiment!

Yes that is the kanji / hanzi for brocade JIN or nishiki in Japanese.

The closest I could get was a combination of three and no none of them were Clothify or Weave and Embroider is too slanted and stitch like!

Can try anything that alters horizontal rows of pixels and let me know if you find something that works better please?

Sunday, 16 March 2014

WAC Ceramics Hidden Vessels

Yes I do or will kiln allowing have at least one piece in this show maybe more?!
The show will feature works from students in all of Kwi Rak 's wednesday #ceramics classes at the Workshop Arts Centre in #Willoughby #sydney #nsw.

Pop in Thursday or visit Friday or Saturday.  

Friday, 7 March 2014

International Woman's Day

This is my final #IWD sticker badge button whatever giveaway!

Don't forget to check out my other two posts this week for more.

You can download edit and add to and resize these png files but please do include a link back to me so people can see more of my work?