Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Cherry blossoms Elsewhere

While searching for rarer less often seen Cherry Blossom viewing images I found this reminder that lovers of cherry blossom can be found in many nations and eras.


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Playing with Lava

#lava #gimp #filters

Here's some results from playing with the Lava Filter in Gimp and using different gradients and then adding a few more edits.

A Blue Gradient with some Sharpen and a few other tweaks

Maxxing the darks and adding texture !

Use the Color tools to strengthen /greens and Blues !

Hope this gives you some ideas for texture experiments ! 

Tell me which one you like the most and I'll put it on my #deviantart 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter Thanks

For those of my followers who are NOT religious heres a #free download you can get from my #deviantart site

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Important Updates Coming

Some changes to this blog and linked sites

Freebies will be on my DeviantArt Site

Low tier rewards on patreon

Patreon may be changing to per rewards

Most importantly more art will be going up before and over the Easter long weekend and next week before Easter.

Monday, 19 March 2018

March Sinus Pattern

March Sinus Pattern

So how did I make this one.

#gimp #render #pattern #sinus

I then set #sharpen to 97 %

Then applied #polarcoordinates map from top to polar

then #gaussianblur to remove a join mark amd applied Sharpen again

If you open it on a large screen full size you will find it has a pleasing slight graininess that softens it so its not going to induce eyestrain

If you can't right click to download it here you can get it from my Freebies folder on my DeviantArt page.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

March Madness 2018

#marchmadness #2018 #freebie

My latest digital delight made with #inkscape
Two combined filters one from the textures submenu  the other from shadow over #jokerman font

Here's my latest digital delight 
You get to decide whether this goes on #DeviantArt or #Patreon!

How? By making a simple comment on this post and stating briefly why you prefer one or the other .

Whichever site gets the majority of mentions in the first ten comments will be my criteria!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018


#gimp #filters #coffeestain #plasma #demo #freebie #opensource #creativecommons

One can get surprising satisfactory results combining Filters that seem unlikely matches.

In #Gimp under the #filters RENDER submenu theres CLOUD and within that Plasma

Next go to Filters - Decor - Coffeestain
I set the parameters for 5 stains and NO Darken

Then I cropped it a bit and changed it to a square and tiled it using Small Tiles 

you can crop this in half again duplicate the uncropped part and flip and move it 

I declare the files created for this demo to be #creativecommons #opensource 
free for ALL non commercial usage
That means you  can use it for  your own portfolios or workshops or classes or demos  or as part of your own designs but you can not sell the results unless its a fund raiser for a genuine charity
Also please link back to this page or any of my other sites 

Supporting my #redbubble shop would be greatly appreciated !