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Dessins, peintures, infographies, animation et pensées

13 octobre 2008

Music banner using Line Nova

Lately in my work I did some banners for mobile Web sites and just like everything I do with Gimp, experimentation and playing around are my steps to create nice banners and pictures (some times are not that nice, but :) Ok, let me show you how I did one of my first banners using Gimp. Start with an empty canvas, mine is 1008x252px (4:1). Then pick a color and drag it from the toolbar to the canvas (the canvas contains at this time only one layer, usually white), the color that I've chosen is a light blue (#6CB5ED). (FIGURE 1) ... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2008

Curly Girl

Oh my! girls that have curly and wavy hair... you are my favorite kind of women. Don't take me wrong, because I think all women are pretty, just thinking about your long hair, stylized shapes and everything else. I'm glad I'm a man because I can appreciate these things better. "Have a very good reason for everything you do."- Sir Laurence Olivier When I think why I like girls that have wavy or curly hair, I remember my very first job in the Christmas season of 2004.  I was working in a store that it's within a... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2008

North Pole Background

This background was made for an animation that I was trying to do for the last year's Christmas, and I said "trying" because I didn't finish the animation, I hope this year I could finish this idea and the work that involves. When I was drawing this background, I was thinking in "ice cubes" and because of that the icebergs that I draw, are kind of polygonal. But let's see how you can translate this idea into a digital picture. Before start, I apologize because I don't have any images that show the process of... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2008

Space Background

Hello!let me show you some background that I did some time ago. This space background was intended for some Flash animation that I was doing at that time and although I could create the whole animation in Flash, I don't think Flash was capable to create a more lively space drawing, so instantly I knew that with Gimp I could create something nicer that with Flash. (FIGURE 1) FIGURE 1  Somewhere in the infinite space. About how I did this drawing, well there is not much to say, because mostly involves playing around and have... [Lire la suite]
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21 juillet 2008

Dandelion Girl

Well it's time for another tutorial that involves Inkscape working cooperatively with Gimp. Let's see what results. The history of this tutorial it's a bit sad, because comes from a project that probably never will see the light (I'm sure if you follow this Blog, this is not the first time you've read that), a Web site that was intended to sell pictures of women... not exactly naked women, jaja, don't take a wrong impression of my company and me, but just bikini women. And like a Web site that I was viewing the other day that says... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2008

Cellphones sharing stuff

Hello! like I promise in the previous post I'll continue with the first of two post related to music in which I'll use the music symbols that I created before. Like some people know, I work in a company that sells things related to cellphones, things like images, ringtones and other stuff, so I came with the idea of two cellphones sharing stuff. I hope you enjoy this Inkscape tutorial and let's get started. First we need to draw the "cellphone boy", so using the Rectangle tool draw a rectangle with rounded corners.... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2008

Music symbols

The other day I was doing some works that tried to express music in some way, one was for a speaker animation and the other for two cellphones that were sharing some music. The funny thing is that neither of both works was approved, so that means that I can share the works with you, my few (but growing) blog readers. So I'll begin with the music symbols that I'll use in my future posts (stay tuned!!), this music symbols are somewhat simple but you can improve it easily (change color, arrange differently, add glow or shadow, etc.),... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2008


I was doing some Inkscape drawings lately, I would like to say that I enjoyed a lot when I was doing them and more since the Inkscape 0.46 release! In this time I did some notebooks that I would like to use for some icons in a project that I'm working (FIGURE 1). FIGURE 1 The Notebooks One of the main problems that arise when I was drawing this notebook was the rings in the notebook's side, because they suggest that are above the notebook cover but also are below (confusing, huh) and more when you have to deal with the... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2008

Mudjungle banner

Hello, I've been working in a Inkscape - Flash integration example tutorial, but it have taken more time that I expected, so in the meanwhile I just did a Gimp banner using some of the nicest gimp brushes available out there. I used for the leaves in the top the leaves brushes made by Rore and for the board and chalk text some Pastel brushes made by Rene Jensen (aka Centipede). See ya soon,
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27 janvier 2008


Following the enthusiasm for spread PHP to the entire world :) I just happy because Vincent Pontier (aka the Roubio) , the creator of the PHP elephpant authorized me to post the elephpant, this time made in Inkscape. By the way check Vincent's Web site (, is full of nice illustrations and artworks related to PHP, great work Vincent!! Inkscape source file: elephpant2
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