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Monkeys Monsters

A collection of digital drawings and paintings.

I had been watching the television show 12 Monkeys and was inspired to work on concept art of a video game inspired by the show. 12monkeys-line

Line. Drawings of machine that transport Mr Cole back in time.

 
12monkeys-bw 12monkeys-colorbuildsit-line charsit-line
charsit-bw ipythonnotes-lineipythonnotes-bw ipythonnotes-color petrichor182-line robotmountain-line
robotmountain-bw robotmountain-color wcmeow-line

pimonitor imagine

I have the Raspberry Pi 2 B setup with a touch screen monitor attached to the GPIO and my wacom drawing tablet (small) attached with USB. I have my GIMP settings setup so it hides everything. I just need to go into fullscreen and the painting covers the whole screen.
I hide the taskbar and just use right click on the tablet to get it back. This is much better use of the screen.

Grayscale and Colour tonal layers are posible but it’s easier to just do the red line layer.

 

ava1-line ava2-line bird ava3-line bird-bw bird-color

pi desk

So after over a month I have finally got my Raspberry Pi 2 B setup and running. I had problems with the power supply – 5v 2a is needed but all my powersupply had low a.

The Pi is connected to a 17 inch monitor with a vga to html converter. GIMP is really all I am using it for. I have Raspberry Pi B+ with touch screen monitor attached that I use for reference photos.

Anyway here they are, a mixture of from imagaination and getsdrawn paintings.

bambrosephoto-line

Bombrosephoto line layer. Glasses holding camera. Minimal background landscape.

bambrosephoto-bw

Grayscale. Ignored the background and just focused on the portraits. Keeping it simple and minimal.

bambrosephoto-color

Colour. New purple (modifed the red) for glasses.

deskand-line

Raspberry Head creature with walking desk and monitor. Line layer. Pillars in background.

deskand-bw

Grayscale. Spikes

drawinpi-line

Logos. Debian. Raspberry Pi. GetsDrawn. Just playing and getting use to tablet with pi

drawinpi-bw

Grayscale. The three logos again.

drawinpi-color

Color. Exploring purples and oranges. Green and Red for Pi.

monkeys-line

Taylor Swift. Landscape, imagaination. Robot on the left

monkeys-bw  iwillgetyoufool-lineiwillgetyoufool-bwiwillgetyoufool-color

piart imagine

I spent several days in Christchurch recently but am now back in Levin.

Sadly I left my drawing book in Christchurch and have not drawn since.

When I was in Christchurch I did buy a new Raspberry Pi 2 B computer. I had it running Debian and was very impressed with the speed.

It is so fast that it allows me to do digital painting in GIMP just the same as on my desktop computer or laptop.

I don’t have a monitor in Levin for the Pi so have not been able to do more – but here is what I created in Christchurch

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Pi Art. The term used by shop keeper when I picked up my new Pi. Testing marks and getting use to the Pi.

laz-line

On the Thursday in Christchurch I went to the Community Centre where I drew with someone. Taking some of these ideas from the drawings into GIMP.

laz-grey

 

Greyscale tonal layer.

Enjoy. It may be good for me to do some digital painting on the laptop. No monitor for the Pi currently.

 

rgd ban msgs

These are the ban messages I got from the r/redditgetsdrawn mod ItWillBeMine last year. I had never published these before but the thread over on r/AskReddit regarding Toxic Community sparked me to do so

and I agree, RedditGetsDrawn is toxic. I stay away from the subreddit and artistlounge. I do however write Python code to download the most recent images submitted to redditgetsdrawn. Here is the code if you are interested.

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kbleu and kieraJo paintings

Back in Hamilton after a week in Auckland. I took my Dell laptop and drawing tablet but didn’t even end up turning it on.
I didn’t transfer all the artwork I completed before leaving to Auckland, so here it is.

kbleu-line kbleu-bwkbleu-color kieraJo-linekieraJo-bwkieraJo-color

skylarwolfe97

Currently at Linux Conf Aus 2015 in Auckland. Here are several paintings that I completed before I left Hamilton. I’ve brought my dell laptop to Auckland but have yet to power it up.
Enjoy the painting of skylarwolfe97

 

skylarwolfe97-line

Line layer. Portrait in the foreground. Horizon line seprates the landmass and water. The most interesting shape is on the left. Boulders build up with spiky circles above. Tubes connect the spiky circles. The face looks screwed up but it looks better with

Why does her face look muddy.

Looks like a mozaic

skylarwolfe97-bw

 

Grayscale tonal layer. Light for the water and the sky. Dark hair. Landmass is medium. Dark clouds in sky.

skylarwolfe97-colour

Colour layer. For the eyes – blue. Yellow for the skin tones. Red for the hair. Blue for sky. Green water.

 

land shoulder paint

Digital Paintings completed this week. Here is three works.

miluti-line

 

Line layer. The portrait takes up the majority. Her face is puffy compared to the reference photos.

miluti-bw

Grayscale tonal layer. Light skin tones with dark hair. Medium background and contrast light/dark water.

miluti-colour

Colour tonal layer. Yellow for the skin tones, pink for the hair. The sky is light blue with a darker shade for the landmass. The water is a different green than usual.

lad-line

 

Line layer from imagination. Robot humans hovering on landmass. In the distance a line seprates the water and landmass/sky. The landmass is very spiky. Spikes come out of the sun in the sky.

lad-gray

Grayscale layer. Light for the sky with a medium over everything else. Maybe a darker tone could be used on the human robots.

lad-color

Colour helping separate objects from the medium tones. Yellow for the robots. Red for the landmass. Blue sky, with light green for the water.

shoulder-line

 

Line layer. Girl on left, guy on the right. The reference was from getsdrawn.  The guy is wearing glasses. Lots of clouds above their heads. Water below.

No grayscale layer for this work – straight into the colour.

shoulder-colorColor layer. Mixed things up with giving her a blue skin tone. The guy gets the usual and has a yellow skin tone. Both have red for their hair. One mistake – her eyebrows are blue. They should be red. I used blue for the rims of his glasses. For the sky a bright blue. Green for the landmasses. Aqua for the water.

 

A5 levin

When I went down to Levin I brought myself a a5 spiral bound visual diary and HB pencil. A craft knife was also needed to sharpen the pencil.

I filled the visual diary up with drawings from GetsDrawn, my imagination and software development ideas. The locations of the drawings is Levin, Whanganui and Hamilton.

Enjoy the pencil on white a5 paper -wpid-20150103_195253.jpg

I stayed the night at a holiday motel in Whanganui and this view was just a walk down the road. It was a beautiful day and I sketched this of the landscape. wpid-20150103_195512.jpg

Street light pole and lantern. Clouds in the distance. Shurb to the right.

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View from a chair in Whanganui gardens. Spiked fence behind with shurb on the ground. Capturing some ground below the chair.

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Pillars on the walkway leading into a bar.

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Back in Hamilton – useless artwork in Garden Place. wpid-20150103_195713.jpg

Another Hamilton view. This time from an cafe looking out into the street. Trees, buildings, shurb, ground.

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GetsDrawn portrait – this one is of PotatoesandPancakes. Landscape behind the portrait.

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A pencil portrait of Autrel

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Portrait of two people – Tjame5

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Portrait of my 7 month cousin. As she sat on the grass I sat oposite her and drew. It was different to working with the older ones. I can still comment.

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Another portrait – this time more focused on capturing that portrait. Spiky finger though!

wpid-20150103_195800.jpgGetsDrawn image directory. I thought to add a meta file that has the photo/user data from Reddit. wpid-20150103_195648.jpg

Imagination. Wanted to get back into developing some of my other sites which nothing much is happening with. wpid-20150103_195313.jpg

Dino on the right. Landscape. Small portrait above – shading happening.

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A portrait from imagination.

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Another portrait from imagion, but this time a landscape behind it.

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Focusing just on the landscape and the types of marks I can make.

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Started as a flower, turned into a dino. Clouds, landmass, water. Shaded the piece, it just needs colour!

 

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