Author Archives: jonoellis

About jonoellis

Participating in Thing A Day February 2012 by attempting to draw a little drawing each day (my drawing is terrible so this could be hilarious!)

A Month Of Ukulele Covers

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

A Month Of Ukulele Covers

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

Who me?

Final Drawing

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

Who me?

Final Drawing

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

A Wee Dude

Dude

Drawn in the GiMP (apart from the background), animated using Gickr.com because I thought the pixelised version was quite cool.

A Wee Dude

Dude

Drawn in the GiMP (apart from the background), animated using Gickr.com because I thought the pixelised version was quite cool.

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The Dreadnought Blunderbuss

My first ever car design… possibly my last?

CAPTION

The Dreadnought Blunderbuss

My first ever car design… possibly my last?

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Konami Code Wallpaper

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)

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Konami Code Wallpaper

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)

Colour with shine

Logo

A little while spent at lunchtime playing with shapes and filters. No real purpose – maybe it’s a logo?

Colour with shine

Logo

A little while spent at lunchtime playing with shapes and filters. No real purpose – maybe it’s a logo?

Animals on a wire

Lazy post

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

Animals on a wire

Lazy post

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

First ever (awful) animated gif

Photo fixing

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

First ever (awful) animated gif

Photo fixing

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

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Heart-tastic!

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

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Heart-tastic!

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

Robots are everywhere

Weekend Doodles

These are pretty rubbish even by my standards but what can I do? It’s been a busy weekend…

Robots are everywhere

Weekend Doodles

These are pretty rubbish even by my standards but what can I do? It’s been a busy weekend…

Just A Doodle

Just A Doodle

I’m going stealth until Monday – I’ll round-up then. Have a great weekend y’all.

Just A Doodle

Just A Doodle

I’m going stealth until Monday – I’ll round-up then. Have a great weekend y’all.

Timelapse Lentils!

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.

Timelapse Lentils!

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.

Day 7 – Headswap

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.]

Day 7 – Headswap

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.]

Icontime

Day 6 – Icontime

I’ve not given up on drawing, honest, I just wanted to do some icons today. Enjoy.

Icontime

Day 6 – Icontime

I’ve not given up on drawing, honest, I just wanted to do some icons today. Enjoy.

Visit Leith

Day 5 – Looks Easier Than It Was

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.

Visit Leith

Day 5 – Looks Easier Than It Was

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.

The Day There Were Two Suns - St. Giles, Edinburgh (1879)

The Day There Were Two Suns

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

The Day There Were Two Suns - St. Giles, Edinburgh (1879)

The Day There Were Two Suns

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

Day 3 - Stars

Day 3 – Stars

I used this awesome tutorial and have now learned such awesome skills as lens flare, adjusting brightness and Gaussian blur.

Day 3 - Stars

Day 3 – Stars

I used this awesome tutorial and have now learned such awesome skills as lens flare, adjusting brightness and Gaussian blur.

Day 1 - Sugar Skull

Drawing 101

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

Day 1 - Sugar Skull

Drawing 101

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