Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's a Clover I made in Gimp.  I wanted it to have a "painted look".  I had tried to get that look many ways but It just didn't look right.  I decided to actually paint a clover, scan it it, and work with that.  I think that some things just can't be made on a computer.  However, I did do some editing to my clover.  I made it more "green", and I added a little Oil blur to it.  I am posting my png. image so you can use it to!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Super Tube

This is a tube or pipe I made using a software called Gimp.  I made it to look like the ones in the New Super Mario Bros video game.  While making it, I learned a lot about shadows.  Shadows are very important for this project because a tube is round, not flat.  With Gimp it is easy to make two dimensional pictures with no shadows, but I wanted to learn how to make things look more three dimensional.  I would advise having a reference picture when making a difficult picture.  Lighting is also important, knowing where the light is coming from helps you know where to put the shadows.  Also in this post I am including my .png tube picture so you can use it too.  Just please comment and let me know!  


Thursday, November 18, 2010


My name is Caleb, and this blog will be about the pictures I "paint with pixels".  The software I use is called Gimp.  Gimp is a lot like Photo-shop, except its free! Feel free to use any of my pictures.  I hope you will enjoy this blog.