Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Rain Sequence

#rain #digital painting #inkscape

Yes just THREE SVG OBJECTS created and edited in #Inkscape were used!

The #Hanzi for #rain with a color change and a gradient and texture filter.

Then a plain blue square for a background.

Move the hanzi over it and raise to to top and then I exported the misty hills object from a different work and duplicated it changed the size and color and finally flipped one copy and changed the color for a cloud on top.

Finally I will import this# png into #gimp Crop it do one final Color edit and then I may offer it as an reward on #Patreon.

Why not do it in Watercolor? Doing it as a digital painting means I can keep SVG Objects and reuse them in other works and by combining filters  I can have an effect that looks like wet into wet on paper but have it over a solid background! Or change the whole background if I want to redo  it!

I'll let you know when I put the final edit up on Patreon.

Saturday, 14 January 2017


#veganurbanraptors #redbubble #cockatoos

A new range of theme linked designs is going on on RedBubble called VEGAN URBAN RAPTORS
inspired by my visitors the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos !


Visit Enjoy!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

#Magneto #font #sampler #typography

November last year I HAD to get a new computer and it came with a few new fonts pre-installed.

Magneto was one of them. I like the look of the UPPER case but I think with this font you would have to work with it either all upper case or all lower depending on the text. Probably a good font for Posters or LARGE LOGOS? However large bold letter forms do have certain advantages for what I call typographic art  so watch for experiments !

Saturday, 7 January 2017



#inkscape #blue #colorswathe #colortest #browser #test

Which of these "web safe" colors do you regard as "True Blue"

And will they still be blue posted in different browsers?

That pale streak down the middle of the smaller oblongs is the result of two overlapping gradients

I note in my browser despite one side being darker there's a neutral tint in the middle

and the blue violet looks more purple than it did in Inkscape.

This should automatically appear in Google Plus and I will share it to Twitter later.

As the image includes tints mid hues and shades should be a useful color test of browsers?

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Peace and Rainbows

#inkscape #demo #rainbow #filter #peace

So here's my first sampler for the New Year.
I started with the word peace in a very plain font and a websafe mid green

Tinted retains the greens the most.
Melted adds purple and violet
Warped seems to add both reds and blues.

Hmmm I think I'm sticking to Tinted the next time I get the urge to use rainbow filters instead of gradients.

Finally a question for my followers? What color do you associate with Peace?

Friday, 30 December 2016



and there's also some free stuff up on my patreon ! 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas Peace with Inkscape

#peace #xmas #inkscape #demo #rainbow There are still 12 days of Christmas.

Show this demo to kids and crafters and download Inkscape if you don't already have it installed.

Or right click on the image and download and edit it and let it create soothing thoughts of peace for yourself?

Oh that is the same color and hue of GREEN under  each line of lettering and filters.