Decided to randomly mess around with doing a picture without using a photo as Decided to randomly mess around with doing a picture without using a photo as a base and this is what came out. Not sure how good the picture is, but I learnt a lot. Right about when I finished I realised a much easier way I could have been doing it right from the start. Know for next time I guess.
I’ve gotten very interested in vector art lately. I’ve been using Inkscape, and it’s so exciting discovering all the fun little things you can do with vectors. Transforming, moving, scaling - wow, it’s easy. And infinite scaling upwards and downwards without any loss of quality. Fantastic.
This picture started out as a publicity shot of Ginger and Bridgette for the Canadian classic horror film Ginger Snaps. I in no way own any rights to that photo, but working with it was hella fun so they’ll have to forgive me for using it. Won’t they?
Consider it fan art. A homage. Because I freakin’ love that movie.
Who knows if anyone would even recognise the source if I hadn’t pointed it out, but credit where credit’s due.
Back to topic, I love working with vectors and I’m never going back.
I’ve been playing around with pixel art lately and thought, maybe it’s time to share. This started out as a photo of a couple of friends of mine. I made it using GIMP, by carving away various layers using the free select tool.
It was the art of Apocalypse World, by D. Vincent Baker, that got me started on this - you can find his very generous (and simple) tutorial on how to reproduce it here, if you’re interested. I’ve been branching out a little (for instance, I like colour), but it’s a great place to get started.