Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween Four

This is 4th and final Free Halloween Ecard.

Check out the other 3 on this site.

I have included the "plain" version without versions and the final png with filters so you can apply your own favorite plugins and filters.  Enjoy!

Hallowe'en Three

A chance to play with uncial and remember people hallowe'en isnt just haunts and horrors and sweets

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Hallowe'en One

Although I'm not American I thought I'ld make a few ecards for friends and followers

Friday, 25 October 2013

Fire andFlame copyright julie vaux 2013

copyright julie vaux 2013
something inspired by #sydney #bushfires view it as a work in progress
it needs a few more edits and a good background

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Friday, 18 October 2013

Kawaii !

Here's a really neat book on kawaii!

Manami Okazaki geoff johnson prestel 2013 lots of great images interviews with designers and history of kawaii enjoy!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Occupy October

Check out my latest Red Bubble Design

Occupy October

Copyright Julie Vaux 2013 
Available on clothing and as a sticker. Let me know if you would like to see it as a print or card as well ?

Monday, 7 October 2013

Making Planets with GIMP - Part TWO

In part one we started with a texture brush before using Map Object - Sphere

Here's where we left off last time

Now for a whole planet and I've also blurred and softened the textures.

Great for a moon or ice world but lets try more color

Go into the color tools and colorize.

I choose greens.

Probably could be a bit flatter but those darker greens could be clouds or seas or something. Go enjoy your own experiments!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Making Planets with GIMP - ONE

Making Planets with Gimp

There's a rather good filter that turns flat objects into a SPHERE


but you have to give it  something to work on!

I used a textured paint brushs and then added CHROME

oops once and rough but  applying CHROME might I lost my transparent Background !

So a bit of editing with the eraser and


WE have the beginnings of something

A bit more shadow and tonal contrast added using smudge and eraser and other tools and brushes that darken and lighten

Part Two the whole planet and some color !