All posts by TreePrincess

Ink Bird

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This is the desktop image from the Ink Bird theme. It was an experiment making a theme for Windows desktop, Firefox Person and GoLauncher for Android. -So that PC, browser, mobile and tablet could use the same theme.  This picture was made in multiple resolutions to fit different screens.

I have also reused it for many minor projects since then.

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Mobile background and dock overlay picture.

 

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Tablet background.

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These are some of the buttons created for the theme though they were essentially scrapped as I tought they were too hard to understand. (Too complex.)

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Header and footer for firefox persona (background image for the firefox browser.

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Trash can icon.

bird

Original picture painted with ink and brush on watercolour-paper. The bird itself is an old recurring doodle that I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil.

Materials:
Original picture: Ink on watercolour-paper.
Icons and Backgrounds: Photoshop. Various other ink doodles where also cut up to use for graphic elements.

Sabre

Sabre

Sabre cat and my first successful attempt at drawing a roar. Darkened in Photoshop this guy remains a fearsome kitty.

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Original drawing in the sketchbook.

Materials: Pencil and paper, Photoshop for darkening.

Red Thing

Red thing

This one is the first thing I painted in Photoshop. It never got a name because it was essentially just meant as a passtime experiment. The background is a picture of my street with filters on. The red thing was drawn with just the mouse and a brush tool.

Materials: Photoshop and camera taken picture for background.

Nature Talent Polar Bear

Nature Talent Polar Bear

This is a project from the colour atelier.

The foremost meaning with this painting was to try out a way of using colours. Underneath is a layer of brown colours making up the image, just like i’d do with a pencil drawing. On top of the brown single colour I added the real colours. The brown was simply there to show me where to apply the shading.

The idea of the subject is that I have always been annoyed with the word “Nature talent”. In danish at least this implies that one is born with a natural gift for something and therefore need not work or practice to hone that skill. I disagree strongly with this as I believe there is no talent without practice. However I will agree that the boundary between “Natural advantage” and “Natural talent” is a little blurry. For example: A cheetah has an advantage in a race if the opponent is a turtle. The purpose of this project is to stir the line thus creating the discussion. In the end I think I will be satisfied with agreeing that being good at something does not come out of thin air. Even if your body has an advantage you still need the practice.

To illustrate this I scrambled some pictures of animals up in Photoshop. The pictures are all taken in the Copenhagen Zoo.

This is the original photo manipulation:

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Materials: 1x1m wooden board, brush and acryllics. Camera and Photoshop, several pictures of different animals. Also an overhead projector helped turning the sketch onto the board.