Posts Tagged ‘gimp’

Doodle 1023 – Bucket Head Nova

March 13, 2012

Doodle 1023 - Bucket Head Nova

Another comic book bucket head, this time Marvel’s Nova.  If only I had done these all in the same lighting/perspective they might have looked nice all together.

Doodle 1010 – Bucket Head Dr Doom

February 29, 2012

Doodle 1010 - Bucket Head Dr Doom

Continuing the streak of great comic bucket heads, here the great Victor Von Doom!

Drawn in Inkscape, textured in GIMP

Doodle 1009 – Bucket Head Iron Man

February 28, 2012

Doodle 1009 - Bucket Head Iron Man

I got this idea to draw some of my favorite bucket headed characters from comics, so I had to start with Iron Man.  Here’s hoping the Avenger’s movie this summer is amazing!  (Captain America’s helmet looks dumb.)

Drawn in Inkscape, textured in Gimp.

Doodle 710 – GMic Tron

January 25, 2011

Doodle 710 - GMic TRON

I had a little too much fun with GMic yesterday, so I thought I’d try it our on a photo with a lot of contrast.  You can’t go wrong with a light cycle!

Doodle 709 – GMic Boba Fett

January 24, 2011

Doodle 709 - GMic Boba

I’ve seen quite a few really cool pieces done with a Photoshop filter called Fractalius.  I found some references online about using a Gimp plugin called GMic so I thought I’d give it a shot.

Doodle 701 – LEGO Pallete

January 16, 2011

Doodle 701 - LEGO Palette

I’ve seen a lot of amazing LEGO mosaics lately and thought I would attempt to figure out how to map one out with the GIMP.  I ended up creating a very limited color palette and then forcing images to index with just those colors.  Now I just need to buy a few thousand more bricks a couple square yards of free floor space and I might be able to make something really nice looking.

Here’s a few other images I just fooled around with.

LEGO Eagle

LEGO Tiger

Doodle 551 – Glowing Line

August 19, 2010

Doodle 551 - Glowing Line

I made something similar to this at work today, so I thought I would reproduce it for a doodle.  I was going for a glossy glowing field growing out over the dull bar.

Doodle 525 – Mucha – Face in the Clouds

July 24, 2010

Doodle 525 - Mucha - Face in the Clouds

Today is the birthday of Alphonse Mucha, the father of Art Nouveau.  A friend of mine had asked me how I would go about putting a face in a cloud using The GIMP so I thought I would combine the two in four easy steps.

Step 1: Find a cloud.

Step 2: Find a good picture (grayscale) and put it on a separate layer above the cloud.

Step 3: Frame the picture

Step 4: Set the layer to “soft light” and then mess with the opacity (this is about 70%)

Doodle 525 - Moucha - Face in the Clouds

Not my best work, but I think it will get him started in the right direction…

Doodle 401 – Darth Maul

March 22, 2010

Doodle 401 - Darth Maul

doodle 401 sketch

I came across this awesome series of cute Star Wars people by Joe Wright so I though I’d try to do a cartoony version of Darth Maul.

Colored in Gimp in Ubuntu

Doodle 386 – Study-pus

March 7, 2010

Doodle 386 - Study-pus

doodle 386 sketch

Today i started a fun seven day class, which does not yet have me franticly studying like this guy, but may before the week is through.

colored in the Gimp.

Doodle 372 – LEGO Card Finished

February 21, 2010

LEGO Card front

LEGO Card inside

Here’s the final doodles for the LEGO card.  I just got done coloring them today.  I did all the color in The Gimp, and the front one on my new Ubuntu PC I put together and have attached to our 32″ TV.  It was pretty fun, but I need more RAM.

Doodle 277 – Boba Fett

November 18, 2009

Doodle 277 - Boba Fett

doodle 277 inkscape vector

I was trying to figure out what to draw today and I looked over at my Boba bobble-head and the decision was made for me.  I decided not to use any lines or gradient coloring and to rely on simple shapes.  I think it came out pretty good, but I fiddled with it for about an hour more then I should have in The Gimp.  Darn compulsive anal-retentiveness.

Doodle 276 – Junkyard Troll

November 17, 2009

Doodle 276 - Junkyard Troll

doodle 276 inkscape sketch

Continuing my unintentional string of digital stuff this week, I drew this little guy on Inkscape and then colored and textured in The Gimp.

Doodle 166 – Thor

July 30, 2009
Doodle 166 - Thor

Doodle 166 - Thor

For unknown reasons, I thought of this profile view of Thor and had to doodle it up.  I totally ran out of room on the paper which explains why the hammer is so small, but not why I drew it freakishly lopsided.  This is just one of those mistakes I couldn’t figure out how to cover up after I initially inked it.

I tried to color this doodle with The GIMP instead of Inkscape.  The workflow was a lot different, but was a good exercise in digital painting.  I’ve got lots of practice ahead of me before I ever get good at this.

Doodle 166 colored in The GIMP

Doodle 166 colored in The GIMP

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