Tuesday, 20 February 2018

@#$%^&* Google Image Search Images


Dear Google Many thanks NOT for  making it MORE difficult to find and share images !

Yes I realized EVENTUALLY I had to change the SETTINGS but your new settings are limiting what images I can share on my blog.

Occasionally I do art history posts and I was going for the Year of the Dog to do a theme search for the oldest known images of dogs and I was trying to find images from Arabian Rock Art.

Just imagine my delight when I discovered with the new Share Settings I can share to Twitter Facebook or email etc but I can not actually download an image for reuse on my blogs unless I use the non commercial usage setting which reduces the images I can easily download by 50% and oh no Arabian Rock Art showing dogs just camels lot sand lots of camels.

Thing is Google well Blogger which I use for blogging is one of your product range and apparently I can share to G+ but NOT my Blogs? Why. Oh could it be there's a chance I might earn some SMALL change via PayPal or some other tipjar app or via ADsense if the images are on my blogs which go to G+ anyway?

Thanks for making it more difficult for me to contribute to art history education!

and making me contemplate switching to BING or some other search engine ?

After years of using GOOGLE !!! AAAARGH

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pantone's Ultraviolet and two of my Purple Patterns

#pantone #ultraviolet #design

Really Pantone changes names every year but basicly ultraviolet is a purple hue shifted slightly towards blue and the lilac color a light purple with a bit more magenta ?
Or so it seems to me?

SO what designs do I have to offer using colors similar to Pantone's 12?

Here's a couple and all available from www.redbubble.com/people/scholara

Archangelic Copyright JulieVaux 2018

This is related to an older design called Shikon.

This image is not actually identical to what appears on Red bubble 
Probably a bit more purplish than Pantone's Ultraviolet but note how the pattern of the fractal changes the tones and how a few simple edits have created a rich complex pattern with depth and light. Do come and take a look at the final tiled versions on scarves and other things!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Valentines Day 2018 Two Offerings

#stvalentinesday #love #typography

I have merged several layers of textures and dropshadow but I'm still not completely happy with the orange flames despite a color edit however its about halfway to the image I have in my head.
The only other technique I can think of would be markers and then a color edit or multiple stroke and outline changes and all the alternatives... 

This "simple" fuzzy crimson pink heart has several merged layers!

Check my #deviantart and #patreon for a copy you can download !

Saturday, 10 February 2018


#awesome #redbubble

Some of you may remember I put up a design called Awesome on Red Bubble.

It looked good on the larger clothing but not on the stickers so I did a new version

Copyright Julie Vaux 2018

I'm hoping this will look better on stickers and other small items. I changed the stroke and outline and overlapped some of the letters. What do you think?

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Romance and Red Bubble

Just a reminder I have plenty of designs up on #redbubble that would be suitable for #ValentinesDay gifts.

Here's samples of a few

Copyright Julie Vaux 2018

Copyright Julie Vaux 2018

You might want to also check out my various flower photos and my recent Pretty Awesome Design.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Inkscape Filter comparision

#inskcape #filters #demo Does anyone else feel the #Chalk and Sponge Filter is very similar to the Pointillism Filter in its final results?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Valentine Tags

#tagging #metadata

Tagging for Valentines Day is a Problem. There are plenty of commonly used tags that can be searched for or blocked but how to combine them so your product design or post stands out in search engine rankings?

I hope you'll help me out testing them by  looking at  and searching this list or using it yourself.

#valentine #stvalentine #romance #cute #romantic #love #valentinesday #gifts

What to Add or Remove from lists?