Saturday, 27 June 2015

Love Wins


I'm not saying a word ... just sharing the picture ... this is copyright free share to your hearts content

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Two Designs for people going to #sdcc or other summer # conventions who want or need to make a #cosplay  statement


to view them on clothing samples and do tell and share with a friend or two or three hundred?

Copyright Julie Vaux 2015

Copyright Julie Vaux 2015
Please note there are several style and colors available!

Inkscape Greens One

#inkscape #green #coloredits
(People viewing on a mobile the graphic in this post will display better on a larger screen!)

I'm been thinking about #green and how best to use it in #Inkscape as I plan a new vector graphic.

The png graphic below in the top row has greens that can be found on the #inkscape color bar

The next row shows a simple dark to light gradient applied to the top row colors and the two bottom rows are the top row colors with the greens altered by filters from the BEVEL sub menu.

Hope my "notes" also give you some ideas!

Saturday, 20 June 2015


Yes this is a response to the #CharlestonShooting

Copyright Julie Vaux 2015 

If you have seen this before or are wondering about the copyright notice yes this also appears on my Red Bubble site so  I'm announcing the next sales payment for this or other designs the tithe will be going to Red Cross.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Monday, 1 June 2015

Scattering Leaves Two

I promised I'ld talk more about the Scatter / Leaves filter in #inkscape

First off it works over both letters and objects but differently!

I this first example its the middle layer 

I took the rectangle with the gradient  in the background and then ONLY then applied the filter and then reduced that rectangle in size and then moved it back over the bottom layer all in Inkscape. The lettering was created separately as a final layer .

One of the reasons I created each layer separately was because of this experiment. Applying the filter directly to the text turns the whole text to leaves however if you create a duplicate scatter leaves over that and then do some adjustments with ... its closer to the effect I want 

I also tested Scatter leaves over an Object generated by Unicode the Hanzi / Kanji for Autumn . My first attempt created a pretty pattern but didnt work placed over the hanzi so I used it to create a background file and then I retried Scatter leaves over a Square with a Gradient again with the kanji lowered.

I also tried this header which I found looked better with the bottom layer being a text with a very simple gradient but a different gradient with more steps was used on the duplicate that became the top layer.

The major problem with the Scatter leaves filter seems to be that if you apply it on too large an area or object the leaves just look like blobs of color however used in small areas or as a background you can get some interesting effects especially combined with the  use of Gradient. Expect to do a lot of tweaking of the Gradient though. Edits of the Gradient took the most time for me.

Some of these I will refine further or redo. One idea may lead to a print with an autumn leaf haiku or waka on it. 

I hope I've shared some interesting ideas that may inspire your own better work?