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Getting Artistic in my Old Age

 
JoHarrington
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on 04/03/2013

I've come to show you something, in the same spirit that small children rush to show their parents a picture to hang on the fridge door. 

It's only a little picture but it's taken me hours!   I just got really into it and wanted to see how far I could push it.  It's the picture in this module here.  That's two pictures, one taken recently and another in 1862 of the same house.  The 19th century one was much bigger and had a slightly different perspective.  I've sat here for about three hours, pressing buttons in GIMP to see if I could get it all perfectly super-imposed.  I can still see dozens of imperfections, but I'm still impressed at how closely I got it aligned.  

Bear in mind that I'm no artist and no expert in GIMP.   It's a trial and error thing, backed up by reading Paul's tutorials on it and learning more bits and dabs from my friend, Freya.

I've had that Wizzle half-written for days.  I'd researched some of the stories, but then got side-tracked by vampires.  I finally got round to hitting books and the internet in hunt for more.  I'm glad I did now.  It gave me the excuse to play really nicely in GIMP!

yours

Jo

xxxxx


Paul
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on 04/03/2013

Looks great! I can't see any imperfections from where I'm sat, well done!

dustytoes
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on 04/03/2013

You put the ghosts in front of the house?  Am I looking at the right picture?  If so, then bravo!  nice work Jo.  I know that things that look simple, can actually take tons of time.

And getting sidetracked by vampires DOES NOT help.   Tongue Out


HollieT
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on 04/03/2013

Well done, Jo. Despite your protestations you *are* a visual person. 

JoHarrington
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on 04/04/2013

Paul - Making it smaller does mask a million mistakes. :)

Pam - Yes!  Thank you very much.   It did take tons of time, but I was enjoying every second of it.  That makes it leisure, not work.  Happy days!

Hollie:  You're very kind to say so. :)


katiem2
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on 04/04/2013

Very cool illusion, looks good


JoHarrington
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on 04/04/2013

Thank you. :)


HollieT
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on 04/04/2013

Jo, I've found recently that I can lose hours and hours when I'm drawing and painting. I love it. But had to take a little break at some point last week, it was starting to feel like work! 

Suppose that's it really, we need variety in our lives. If messing around with the visual stuff gives you a break, and you enjoy it, you've found a new way to relax and also diversify. That's got to be a good thing.

JoHarrington
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on 04/05/2013

Variety is the spice of life and all that!

At least in this business, we can leap between projects.  So that works out nicely.


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