Friday, June 25, 2010

Learning GIMP, day two: Brushes

A gust of wind blows the leaves: 
They are quiet.
~Basho
 A Garden of Ghosts

17 comments:

LDahl said...

I'm trying out GIMP, so far it's surprisingly easy to learn and well stocked with goodies. More to download and the best part is it's all free.

mm1 said...

Pro editing skills there bro! I do some photo editing with gimp and am getting better with it, but it's more for fun then any artistic reason.

The more you work at it the faster you get!

LDahl said...

Hi there MM1...thanks for the comment. I am having a great time with GIMP, it has really grown up since I last took a look at it. I'm used to working with the big name big buck programs,I can really fly with Corel, both vector and raster, so figuring out GIMP was just a matter of figuring out where the stuff was. I started working with scripts last night. GIMP really impresses me, it seems to be put together by people who understand how artists really work.
I love how you can drop Adobe brushes right into it on the fly. Hard to believe it's free.

Andrew Finnie said...

wow this is beautiful (sssorry to be mundane) Hmm, it's very meditative, she shadows and the sunlight, the contrast between spiderweb and a marble like figure. Very Japanese in a good way. Maybe you could do adds for gimp?

cheers

andrew :)

simon said...

great great art for sure!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ssshhh, don't speak too loudly of ghosts, I swear there are 2 in this house, and they make me very angry. One day, I will tell all.

Your garden is beautiful, I prefer to think it's a garden of memories.

Soozcat said...

Hey dear lady, you are definitely slated to receive a Pay It Forward box, but I need a mailing address from you. If you could stop by the blog and provide one, I'll get right on it. (I screen all incoming comments, so any information you send will not be visible to others.)

Thanks.

Soozcat said...

D'oh! Should've checked my comment moderation queue first. Sorry! You're all good.

LDahl said...

I'm slow and fast at the same time! :))) Snuck in there when you weren't looking! Heheh!

LDahl said...

Thanks Andrew! Wow has this summer rocketed by! I'm keep finding myself both ahead and behind. Your output of work is massive... yes I'm jealous! :D Do you have kids? My three and their eight keep me hopping! Excuses, you say? You don't know my kids!!!!!!! :))))

Thanks Simon, how is your winter going? I've got to get around and visit everybody.... behind on that, but here I found I'm a day ahead, so I may make it yet!

GG, I want that story!! I will start badgering you If you forget!

Alina Chau said...

hauntingly beautiful!!

LDahl said...

Thanks Alina!

ValGalArt said...

oooooohhhhhh! this is soooo lovely pallie :) good for stargazing :)

LDahl said...

Hey Val!! Now why didn't I think of that(stargazing)!? DUh!!! :D
You're smarter than the average bear!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hay :) You must be pretty good at Gimp by now. Looking forward to the next one :)

Ev said...

I LOVE this ... haunting is a perfect description. Sure impressed with what you're creating ... I'll have to check out Gimp!

LDahl said...

Thanks for your comments... Gimp is better than it used to be now it has a new engine.