Space Art – The Clouds of Jupiter

After the fairly successful Horsehead Nebula I dived into a bit of planetary art this time the clouds of Jupiter were the subject. This took a fair bit of time this piece as the colours and patterns had to be shaped and merged and all of that good stuff. I’m quite pleased with this oneContinue reading “Space Art – The Clouds of Jupiter”

Space Art – The Horsehead Nebula

I had an urge the other week – that was to create the Horsehead Nebula, I’ve been shying away from digital painting and I simply decided to have a go and see where it took me. Taking a shot of it from NASA I painted, smeared and added stars and all of that – piledContinue reading “Space Art – The Horsehead Nebula”

Space Art – Saturn and the Distant Sun

As part of my aim to create more art in both digital and traditional ways I wanted to re-create the space scene that I use quite a lot on my site and see how well I could make it using what I had. Unlike the previous times I have created planet rings I didn’t takeContinue reading “Space Art – Saturn and the Distant Sun”

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”

Digital Art with Inkscape – Giving the Drawing Colour

Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with approaches to create illustrations in digital and I’ve been sharing these. I’ve also been keen to work out how to take and improve on hand drawn sketches and ideas and bring them into digital too. Key to this has been learning how to use Inkscape orContinue reading “Digital Art with Inkscape – Giving the Drawing Colour”