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Just something I drew

29 Jun

I didn’t have a good idea what to draw next, so I decided to use Art Rage 2 and my Wacom Intuos 3 tablet to just draw something.

Just something I drew

No idea what to draw? Then just draw something, and your inspiration will follow.

BTW I love this mask and inverted mask in Art Rage 2!

That is all.

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Leo Laporte likes to play it safe

29 Jun

I guess you all heard Leo Laporte goes to China for a couple of weeks. On several TWiT podcasts (especially MacBreak Weekly) it has been suggested that Leo runs the risk of being held into protective custody for an indefinite period, and that Scott Bourne has to hire some commandos to get him free.

Leo Laporte likes to play it safe

Leo is taking no chances. Suddenly he’s no journalist, he likes man with neck beards (which he erroneously calls “throat beards”). However, he doesn’t like them too much either, because that would possibly give the wrong impression.

Bon voyage, Leo.

That is all.

(The above story is fictional. A resemblance with any individual living in the present or past, either in name or likeness is purely coincidental.)

Panels with Inkscape and GIMP

29 Jun

I continued my experiments with Inkscape. I drew the black and white version of this panel, divided into 11 sub-panels (so without the color fills, flattened the exported bitmap (which contained anti-aliasing gray tones) in GIMP, and filled the sub-panels with colors in GIMP as well.

Panels with Inkscape and GIMP

Reading through the support wiki of Inkscape I saw you cannot suppress the anti-aliasing effect, so this has to be done externally in an image editing program. That being so, I can just as well color the pages outside of Inkscape and only use the vector drawing program to produce black and white images (or: black, white and transparent) to overlay on the bitmap artwork.

To show the page borders, I have made the image border visible (which is normally invisible in the WordPress template I’m using for this blog).

That is all.