Sunday, September 26, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I worked from dark to light using three layers in Inkscape. Pictured above is the finished painting, and below the dark green, red and purple layer on top of the background, with the background alone at the bottom.
You may download a partial source document in XML format of layer two from Google Docs.
The photograph upon which I based the painting is hosted on Flickr and distributed under a Creative Commons license.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Pictured above is stage two of the two-stage painting process using Inkscape. You may download a detail of the water layer from Google Docs. A few of the techniques and filters applied on top of the water in step two are not easy to examine until they are separated from the other layers and from the base image created in step one. The SVG download includes a contrasting background to highlight the details. This background is not part of the actual painting.
The sprite below shows step-one. The two-step process involves laying out the shapes, basic contrasting colors and values in the first step and saving that work as an image.
Then, in the second step, painting on top of that imported image goes smoothly and quickly. I have also used the two-step process successfully to paint a sunset by the Pacific Ocean.
The photo upon which this painting is based may be seen on flickr.
The photo is licensed under creative commons.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The painting turned out nicely. The two-step process involves laying out the shapes, basic contrasting colors and values in the first step and saving that work as an image. Then, in the second step, painting on top of that imported image goes smoothly and quickly. Refer the the post of step one to see where I left-off in step one.
You may download the SVG source in xml format of step two of this painting from Google Docs.
I have also used this two-step process successfully to paint falling water in in a mountain stream.