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Digital Painting in Progress

Recent Blog Posts

Digital Painting in Progress

I’m working on a digital portrait using the good ol’ Gimp and my Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet.

Digital Process Painting

Just trying out a new digital technique today. I created a series of layers in the Gimp, set the transparency to 75% (mostly opaque), and then used a single color on each layer. I like the end result. I’ll want to play around with it more in the future.

Don’t Get Drunk and Fight Each Other

Sometimes you run across a bit of wisdom so profound, so timeless, that it changes your life. This nugget comes from Paul F. Tompkins. At the end of each (each?) edition of his Pod F. Tompkast show he says “Don’t get drunk and fight each other.”

Let Go and Haul – The 2015 Edition

According to the “Glossary of Nautical Terms” on Wikipedia, the phrase “let go and haul” is an order indicating that the ship is now on the desired course relative to the wind and that the sails should be trimmed (‘hauled’) to suit. While I do like the cyclical idea of New Years Resolutions, the concept […]

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