Friday, 24 July 2015

Playing with near white winter tones

Two experiments with wintry whites tones
One done with #gimp the other with #inkscape in trying to have white on white or as close as possible without using an outline filter or a gradient that might not work after being exported into png or jpg

This png image was done in Inkscape I changed the stroke to a light blue and used a gradient fill with multiple stops to suggest the colors of snow and ice over a unicode generated glyph meaning white.

The jpg was created in #gimp. I wanted to have lots of white in and around the letters  but not a transparent background that might change to black on some screens  so I started with a background texture file / fill then added text and then applied a filter. 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Silent Listen Digital Calligraphy?

#digitaltypography #inkscape #typographicart #julievaux

Silent Listen and 2 Questions 

How long do you think this take to do in #inkscape and how long would it have taken in traditional media?

Can it be called #calligraphy if tis done with a #computer?

Copyright Julie Vaux 2015 
I'm very pleased with this design for a variety of reasons and a primary one is how it demonstrates ... well for me the advantages of #digital #typography using #vector #ojects in an #inkscape workspace.

It could be possible to do this as a piece of #typographicart or rather #calligraphy since part of it would have to be painted or airbrushed using watercolor ink sponges etc watersoluble crayon or pencil  but it would take hours or days including drying time.

By using #inkscape text changed to vector objects and filters I finished this in a couple of hours !

Also it works as conceptual art typographic art or dare I type "Calligraphy" ?

Oh its also available on #redbubble

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Jesus Cares Poster Print

This poster needs some love and PR ... please help by sharing.

I jsut paid offf the mid year bills and now I've been sick for the last two weeks so sick being able just to sit up and type is process

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Inkscape Greens Two

Many of the texture filters used over a solid color or a gradient can be quite painterly!