More little pictures!

more pictures for the fete at Sunshine on Monday!

I’ll be selling these for £15 each (They’re about A6 size, canvas board, unframed) if you want any email androktone@hotmail.com.

Little paintings

 

I’m doing a stall at sunshine riding school’s Mayday fete – here are some little paintings I did for it..

Modular Cat Howse

Inspired by http://www.openstructures.net/

Pencil on A3modular cat howse2

Gallery

Gallery

This gallery contains 11 photos.

Here is a big compilation of all the art I’ve done in the last 5 years. If you want to use any of it, or you would like something similar, then contact me .. I’m cheap 🙂

Circle cat

I was looking at the photos saved to my Google Drive and was surprised to see that I must have accidentally recorded a gif of Tiddles going round in a circle.

Anyway it made me laugh so I thought I would share it with you!

Elder god?

cthulucat

Biro sketch, scanned in and vectorised using Gimp and Inkscape free software

Hello Lorraine!

little kitty fish

I just got notification that Lorraine is following my blog. Hello Lorraine! Here is a whimsical cat I drew for you xxxxx

Cat Deco (and Inkscape Triumph!)

sarah cat transparency

I put up the pencil sketch of this a few months ago – it’s the tattoo design I made for my friend Sarah.

I’ve now had a chance to tidy it up on GIMP and convert it to a vector in Inkscape. I finally figured out how! It takes much longer than drawing the initial image but I guess you could write a script to do it? Is it easier in Photoshop/Illustrator or are all graphic artists just masochists?

Inkscape and GIMP are free to use though, thanks to their energetic developer communities, so I’m not complaining. I enjoy the bracing intellectual challenge of figuring out how to get them to work.

I’ll list it here in case I forget, or it helps anyone else.

  1. Scan sketch into GIMP as .jpeg or .png.
  2. Go to “mode” and select “Greyscale”
  3. Adjust the “brightness/contrast “so that the imperfections in the paper are not so visible and the lines are as dark as possible
  4. Use “threshold” to adjust the image so it becomes just black and white with no grey.
  5. “Select by colour” and click on a bit of black
  6. Copy
  7. Open new image, “advanced options”, select “transparent background”
  8. Paste into new image
  9. You should have a block outline of your sketch on an transparency.
  10. “Export to”  from GIMP as a .PNG with a transparent background (and uncheck the “background” box). Make sure you change the extension as well as the file type.
  11. Start Inkscape
  12. Open your .png image into Inkscape. Check the “embed” box.
  13. “Select all layers”
  14. Go to “Path” then “Bitmap trace”
  15. The right hand panel should show a thumbnail of your picture. If not then you’ve done something wrong with the transparency.
  16. click “2” for “Colours” (you’ve only got black and white)
  17. click “OK”
  18. Wait for a while, depending on how complex your image is and how slow your computer is.
  19. Then you have to save it back as a .PNG again (it wants to be an .SVG) before WordPress will upload it.

But anyhow, this is now a resizeable image. So theoretically I could make a giant stencil and spraypaint it on the wall of my house. Yippee!

birch transparency vector

Sketches

Hello,
Sorry I haven’t posted for a long time.

Have some kitties:

kitty

Biro on a notepad, tidied up using GIMP

I am trying to figure out how to vectorise an image using inkscape and Gimp and keep getting stuck when I try to follow the tutorials, does anyone have any tips? Does it need to be on a transparency?

Merry Christmas and a happy Mew Year..

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Christmas basket cat