This one's an experiment in colouring. Used ink-and-pencil technique, like for squid, then used the GIMP to colour it in. I created three extra layers of the drawing, then colour-shifted them to red, orange and blue respectively. Then simply erased the unwanted parts of each layer.

Not too much work, considering, but I wouldn't want to do it with more than about half a dozen different colours.

*Whistles 'Sonic the Hedgehog' theme tune*

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( Sep. 26th, 2005 02:18 am)

Have my drawing table set up again, which is encouraging me to draw again. This is good.

Current experiment = mixing pencil shading with ink outlines. Surprisingly professional looking. Shall continue to do this.

The squid is irate. Do not taunt the squid. (Clicky for slightly biggy.)

Had thought about using the miracle of computars and smoothing the pencil marks into a smoother gradient, but I kinda like the roughness of raw pencil.

Edit: maybe it's pissed off about dolphins with guns.

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( Sep. 26th, 2005 12:36 am)

I never scanned this in, did I? My badness. Sorry [ profile] luckylove.   8^(

'Tis my second attempt at a snowman engaged in the elegant game of octopush. Clicky for (much) biggy.

The octopush stick still looks some sort of dubious cosh to me, but they really look like that, honest!

But does anybody know how one makes an actual font, rather than a collection of vector graphics files? I'm just curious; I don't really have the patience for font design.
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( May. 27th, 2005 12:05 pm)
Temple of Doom bad.
Potato of Doom (scroll down) good.

I now own a potato of doom, thanks to [ profile] gominokouhai and [ profile] stormsearch! Woohoo!
Spent most of last evening bearing it aloft, proclaiming "POTATO OF DOOM!" to all in earshot.   8^D

Randomness, to test out a) website and b) vector graphics skills: (A silly way of writing which I made up during particularly boring lectures.)
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( Mar. 16th, 2005 06:10 pm)
Picture: Easter Mountain )
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( Feb. 18th, 2005 08:48 pm)

Can you tell what it is yet?

..."minted lamb"
*dodges incoming missiles*


Clicky for biggy.

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( Feb. 16th, 2005 11:58 pm)

Clicky big

One librarienne to use as an icon.
You may all fight over it. But only if I get to watch.
Warning: this picture may possibly say more about my formative years than you ever needed to know

Oh, and random link for [ profile] galaxy_girl00 and friends:

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( Jan. 13th, 2005 11:48 pm)
Ever seen somebody so obviously drawable that it would be a crime not to draw them?   8^)
This is the lecturer for "Querying and Storing XML". A crazy guy.

Wenfei Fan )
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( Dec. 3rd, 2004 04:20 pm)
I've got a scanner I've got a scanner I've got a scanner!
Well, actually I've had one for a week or so now, but only just got round to installing it and testing it.

Lookit how well it works! That was a 5cm-wide doodle I did during a particularly boring HCI lecture. Now blown up to RIDICULOUS PROPORTIONS through the miracle of HIGH-RESOLUTION SCANNING! Do you see any chunky pixelage? I think NOT!

And yes, this is on a linux computer. Yay SANE! Yay Epson! Yay xsane frontend! I love you all and you are my new silicanous friends!
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( Sep. 17th, 2004 11:35 pm)

Stereograms are pairs of pictures that appear three-dimensional when viewed in a certain way. The simplest way is to 'magic-eye' them; either cross or diverge your eyes until the images overlap, then stare at the combined image until you start to see depth effects in it.

I decided to test the effect out for use in pictures. I apologise, I really do, about the subject matter. Oh, alright, I really don't. Anyway, use the left two images if you prefer to diverge your eyes, or the right two if you cross your eyes.

Mmmmm! )
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( Sep. 4th, 2004 07:41 pm)

I went into teh art shop last week, asking "Ummm... do you have a drawing board? Maybe with one of those sliding ruler thingies?" (I'm a geek; I need the ruler, otherwise it isn't a proper drawing board!). Turns out that prices start at 48 quid, and that's only for an A3 sized one! Ouch! I beat a hasty retreat, and started thinking...

Plan, execution, success! )

By the way, is it just me, or is there something strangely flattering to a man's ego to be walking through town carrying a hefty load of construction material?   8^)


After seeing the wonderful shading work in [ profile] kalorlo's self-portrait, I decided I should do some practice of my own. For my subject I chose the pleasing form of Ms. Tristan Risk. (Warning: some NSFW stuff.)

My efforts )

Next project: pen shading with those wee liney things... ummm... hatching? See this example from Exploitation now; it shows how much you can do with just two colours.


Me like silly drawings. Clicky for piccy.   8^)

First day of cthool )
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( Jun. 5th, 2004 03:16 pm)

Because everybody needs a Helium sometimes.    8^)

edit: Now reads "Decay! Decay! Decay!!!" on the back.    8^)
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( May. 28th, 2004 01:56 am)

Black T-shirt: 3 for £12
Fabric paint: £3
Badger badger badger badger: Mushroom, mushroom.

piccy )
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( Feb. 25th, 2004 02:09 am)

Well, this is what I've been doing last night and this afternoon; drawing a neko version of [ profile] stormsearch. It was a strange experience; for one thing, it's the first time I've had someone pose for me to draw them since school. There's just that little bit of pressure through expectation, and I screwed up a couple of initial sketches. For another, it's one thing drawing neko girls off the top of my head (I don't do that many, honest), but felinising an actual person is kind of bizarre.

Picture goes here (big - 114K) )


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