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lets cook game jam art

Cooking based digital painting for the game jam Let’s Cook.



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.


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


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


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


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


Grayscale. Spikes


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


Grayscale. The three logos again.


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


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


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


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.



Greyscale tonal layer.

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


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


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



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



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


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


lana getsdrawn

Happy New Year.
Here’s the first post of 2015.
A series of GetsDrawn digital painting works. Three layers – line, grayscale, colour.



Line. Square spiky landmasses. Below – water. Curly hair is a focus in the portrait. Eyes are large. Neck and should simple.

kieraJo-bwSimple light background with dark landmasses. Below the water is medium. Hair a mixture of dark, medium and light. Tones in face, light. Neck and shoulder are dark.

kieraJo-colorRed hair, eyes, lips. Yellow skin. Blue sky/landmass. Green water.


Developing the landmass in the distance to a building. Spikes still everywhere. Cute frekles on her face. Her hair is wavery. Water drifting on the bottom third.


Merging the background landmass and sky into the portrait. Skin tones light, slightly darker for the freckles. Dark for background. Light for water.


Colour helps differ the portrait from the background. Yellow for the skin tones, along with the doors on the building in the distance. Red for hair, eyes, and mouth. Green for the water.


Two portraits. Glasses are always enjoyable – part of the reason I choose this. Simple spiky landmass with spike sun. Plain nothing for below the line.


The tonal grayscale layer is simple. Ignored the water and clothing areas. Hair was dark and medium skin tones. Medium for landmass/sky. Hair is the darkest area.


Mixing it up with a very light red for the blonde on the right. Blue for the sky and landmass. Missed yellow on the necks.


Circus wheel happening on the left in the distance. The reference was a photograph portrait of Lana Del Rey. Spikely landmass. An ocean flows into the foreground. lanadelrey-bw

Light for the portrait. Dark for the key landmass in distance – wheel, spikes, and small islands. Medium dark for the ocean.


Red for hair and eyes. Ignored mouth. Yellow for skin tones. Large brush strokes for the skin. Blue for the sky and landmass. Very dark blue in areas.  Green for the water – again a very dark green used.        lanadelrey-color

Hope you enjoyed these digital paintings completed in gimp on my Dell laptop running Fedora 21 KDE desktop.

alibear autumnwolf landscapes

I’m back in Hamilton so back into digital painting. During my trip away I wrote code and drew in a notebook. It’s been great to get back into the digital painting. I’ve created two words so far:alibear-line


This girl wanted turned into an Elf. I drew the giant ear she is wearing into her face. In the background, a landscape. No clouds in the sky, instead just a sun with messy spikes. Water is below.


Grayscale tonal layer. Light skintones. Light water and sun. Medium background with dark landmass. The rightside landmass is textured nicely.

I had done a colour layer for this but saved over it with the grayscale. It’s at home and I don’t have access to it now. I’ll see how I go updating this post later. Other option is to not worry about it.


The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington is in the middle. Two people huddled around him. Horizon line down the bottom third. Similar block shapes being built up to the previous painting. These are larger and more square like than the usual spiky landmass.


Grayscale. Keeping it simple and not worrying about detail – just capturing those lights and darks. Her face in partical is simple – the nose and mouth has been left out. Only two eyes stare out. Light for the skintones and dark for the clothing and hair. Light for the water and medium for the sky. Instead of going with small clouds, the sky is split with areas of zig zags.


Colour. Yellow for skin, red for hair and dark areas of clothing. Much of the clothing areas have been left alone. Blue for the sky, with a dark blue for darker areas of the sky. Green for the water.


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