Image Overlays – Saturn at Sunset

I’ve been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. What do we think about seeing Saturn at sunset over the horizon. I made a few pictures of this, which one is best do you think? Saturn from Cassini (Credit NASA / JPL) overlayed ontoContinue reading “Image Overlays – Saturn at Sunset”

Digital Art with InkScape – The Spooky Scene

As it’s Halloween month I thought I would create some seasonal drawings. This pumpkin drawing is a simple and quick little sketch that quite cool. Layers Use the layer tool to create different layers for all the different drawing elements, this will help greatly in putting everything in the right order. Find it under LayerContinue reading “Digital Art with InkScape – The Spooky Scene”

Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing a Bat

As it’s Halloween month I thought I would create some seasonal drawings. I’m building up a spooky Halloween scene to go with my Ghost Called Bob stories. I’ve written one every year for a few years now and I’ve had to use an image that wasn’t my own… until now. Anyway, for this image IContinue reading “Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing a Bat”

Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing a Pumpkin

As it’s Halloween month I thought I would create some seasonal drawings. This pumpkin drawing is a simple and quick little sketch that quite cool. Pumpkin Body Create a shape like this from a rectangle. Pumpkin Body 2 Create another rectangle shape like this. Merge the Body Lay one over the other. The Stalk TheContinue reading “Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing a Pumpkin”

Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing Grass the Easy Way

Ever thought about drawing some grass? Me neither until recently but I’ve found a cool way to do it in Inkscape. Have a look: Create the Blade With the pen tool draw a line with the line shape set to Triangle Out. Bend the Brass Using the Nodes tool click on the grass in theContinue reading “Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing Grass the Easy Way”

Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing Shapes

When I first looked at InkScape as a graphical design tool I was bit disappointed with the shapes I thought were on offer. But as it turns out I was a bit hasty. After having a little play I’ve found they have a few shape tools with a lot of power. Rectangles and Squares AContinue reading “Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing Shapes”

I’ve Been Doing a Bit of Doodling

Hello everyone, as you might have guessed from the title I’ve been doing some doodling. I’ve not been able to dedicate much time to big designs so I’ve been having a play with what I can do in about an hour or less. These are what I’ve come up with: This came straight out ofContinue reading “I’ve Been Doing a Bit of Doodling”

Simon’s Sketch Work – The Aston Martin

I have had a little break from the human face and wanted to draw something more mechanical. So I have stored a few pictures for inspiration and I found an Aston Martin to draw.  One thing I have found with art that is useful is to start with a basic shape and then modify toContinue reading “Simon’s Sketch Work – The Aston Martin”

Simon’s Sketch Work – Drawing the Human Face

As my regular bloggies know I’ve been messing about with art work for over a year now and with this I’ve been sketching out ideas and transferring them to digital and doing fun things. But I’ve also wanted to improve my sketching. So I’ve looked on Youtube on how to draw the human face andContinue reading “Simon’s Sketch Work – Drawing the Human Face”