Author Archives: jonoellis
For my 2013 Thing A Day challenge I’m going to try to record a cover song on my ukulele each day. I can’t promise I’ll manage the full month but I’ve managed three so that’s a start! You can listen
Thank you all for the encouraging comments – I’ve had fun this month; I’ve definitely improved my doodling skills and learned a ton of new tools on the GIMP. Well done to all of you for all of the amazing
Drawn in the GiMP (apart from the background), animated using Gickr.com because I thought the pixelised version was quite cool.
I made this to try out making inverted text – feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper if you want. Made using an awesome background Rosette Nebula, HaRGB by Adam Evans (Attribution-NonCommercial License)
I’ve been a bit busy over the past few days and I’ve slightly neglected Thing A Day – I did do this doodle yesterday and today I made a pan of chilli (which has just gone up on my new
Today I took two photos of Mini-M and Granddad and swapped out the non-smiling face for a smiling one, then I made an animated gif to show the change! First ever (awful) animated gif
For Ruth. I drew the hearts font by hand (can I call it a font when it’s only 4 letters?!) then photographed it, imported it into the computer, grabbed the pen, darkened the black, coloured the hearts, added a lighter
Done using Ubuntu and my webcam as a bit of an experiment. There will be a follow-up later in the month combining some cool image watermarking stuff that I’ve read about and maybe a nice intro screen.
Still working through some Gimp tutorials – today I did some image manipulation and turned everyone’s favourite Avenger into everyone’s favourite X-man. [To save killing the Thing A Day server I’ve stored the image on my website.]
It turns out that adding some blur and a little bit of text with a border is way harder than it looks! :( I got some help from this tutorial here.
Today I used a photo that I took of St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh and played around with the filters and effects to scale and crop the image, add the suns, make it sepia, add the border and finally top
I used this awesome tutorial and have now learned such awesome skills as lens flare, adjusting brightness and Gaussian blur.
Despite working for an SEO company, editing websites every day and doing the occasional bit of image manipulation to resize client images I am not able to draw or design graphics. At all. I must be missing that part of