The Squirrel Cage Cutter

Back in early spring when food was hard to come by for all our feathered and furry friends the local squirrel (or one of them) was as is usual helping himself to the birsds nuts and it seems they were having some difficulty getting to the nuts inside. Squirrel on bird feeder - Copyright Simon … Continue reading The Squirrel Cage Cutter

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 one … Continue reading Space Art – The Clouds of Jupiter

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 onto … Continue reading Image Overlays – Saturn at Sunset

Image Overlays – Neptune Triton with Sunset

I've been having a play, merging my pictures with images from others to overlay them and create something kinda cool. This one is of Neptune and Triton taken from Voyager 2 overlayed onto a sunset picture that I took. What do you think? Neptune and Triton from Voyager 2 (Credit NASA / JPL) overlayed onto … Continue reading Image Overlays – Neptune Triton with 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 Layer … Continue 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 I need … Continue 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 The … Continue 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 the … Continue 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 A … Continue reading Digital Art with InkScape – Drawing Shapes