Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Learn to Draw Time :)

Today i decided to post a tutorial about how to draw a monkey face :) hope i made it clear. Ill' be using gimp so..if you dont' have gimp yet go grab it from the official website. First create a new drawing of size 300x300pixels. Then select the circular region selecting tool from the gimp toolbox (The one circled in red). Once you have selected this tool left click in the image window and drag to create a circular selection in the image window (like the one shown in window below).



Now that you have created a circular selection, select the filling tool from the tool box and fill the circular selection with black color. This would form the base of our monkey face. The figure below shows how the circular selection would look after filling it with black color.

Now without unselecting the circular selection in the
window, right click on the circle. This would bring up the menu that is shown in the image to the right. Now use the shrink option to reduce the size of the selection to a smaller circle inside the current selection. This is an easier way to create a concentric circular selection rather than starting from the scratch and selecting again.
This is the shrink dialog that would appear once you press the select->shrink menu item. Use your discreetion for the reduction in the selection size. In this case i have selected it to be 2 pixels wide.
This is the part that would give the outline for our drawing, so if you want a thincker outline.. shrink
more. My opinion.. 2 pixels is good enough. Now continue this process and fill it with the color that you would like your monkey to be in. Finally after all this your drawing should look something like this. Now make another circular selection like the one shown in this figure. This is for drawing the snout of the monkey. Once you are sure about the selection, fill it again with black (base) and then fill it with some light color. Your drawing must look something like the image below.
Now we are done with the basic stuff for the monkey face. All we need now is eyes. Just use your imagination and draw the eyes you like. Before drawing the eyes.. we draw the eyes location. The following animation shows' what to do next. It's just like drawing a heart shape using the snout as the base of the heart instead of a pointed tip.

Once you are done with the borders for the eye, you can just put some eyes (download from net or draw them). Draw some ears for our monkey.. And then tadaaa..a we have our monkey face is ready!!!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Rejected Scare Crow ..


Have you ever wondered if there is a commitee that validates a scare crow?? :D well i was drawing a scare crow.. then i some how wanted to put that stamp on that whole drawing.. and "rejected" was the right word for my scare crow :D. Well the stamp is kinda creative idea of using the circular select tool :) The steps for drawing that stamp are simple.
  • Select a circular region in the image and do invert of the selection
  • Select the color you want to paint the circle in. (here its' red)
  • Using the paint tool and fuzzy brush of some big size (7x7) you start drawing irregularly around the circle.
  • Repeat the same thing by drawing another smaller circle inside the first circle.
  • That completes your stamp.. now just use the text tool to write what ever you want.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Too many age games and hence ...


my classmate came to college and we played age all day. We had a real good time.. :) well there was not much time for drawing :(( so here is the drawing of the day

Big Couch


Believe it or not i started off this drawing with the couch. Then the other things just came in together based on cheddis' lifestyle :) well pretty much... there would be many more things if that were cheddi.. but ive' managed to censor them and put the best out there :))
The pizza boxes are one of the fav part in this drawing.. this was the first time i tried using the persective transform in gimp. Coke bottle.. well i kinda doesnt' match the exact bottle but hey.. it looks quite ok to me ... what do you think?

Friday, January 27, 2006

Wicked.. inspired by kelwin


I wanted to make this one an angry growling character... could not quite get it right, so browsed a little to get the inspiration for such a characters. And that is how i found the wicked smiling kelwin.. and hence todays drawing :)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Cool Dude...

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I got inspired to draw this after seeing my senior. He is really a big cool guy :) hope you like it, Drwaing the face did not take much time, But the body and the background took a lot of time :( i could not find the apt background for our cool guy :)

As usual the zoomed version of the cool dude :) enjoy

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

D Dog

I really like dogs, especially puppies.. they are cute and they are so funny to watch. I was inspired to draw this dog after some extensive Cartoon Network time :). It's quite easy to draw this dog.. ill' put it up the steps for drawing each of the characters soon.

The zoomed version of the same dog :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Linux rox :)

Today is tux day :)) i thought i would share my love for linux with you guys. Actually was trying out how to put a spotlight effect using gimp. Bam.!! it struck me when i was check out the gradiant tool. Actually i put shadow for the text as well, thought its' not quite visible in this pic i have actually tried to test new things. Pattern fill, spotlight and text with shadows.
Hope you like it :)

Monday, January 23, 2006

New cartoon Every day :)

I've decided to create a drawing everyday using gimp and post it on the blog. No more bull**** on the blog just drawings and some comments i want to write :) (well that doesnt' count as bull**** :)). I plan to do this every day without fail...so keep watching.

My fav character :)) iv'e seen many monkeys on various cartoon channels and so got inspired to draw my own.. ill' be putting up the steps to draw the monkey along with many other characters that ill' be putting up soon.. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Gaming Fever :((

Tiger Roars: Baat yahan shuru hoti hain , The first post i read from tigers' blog.. well this guy is really one hell of a gaming Freak... i really envy him. He keep enjoying every moment of life :) playing games (my fav) goes to movies (well not my pie) i love hanging out with friend, just like this guy does.
Honestly ive' never played cossacs, but i did not quite like the screen shots :) well that's how i actually get into playing the game.. i see the scren shots.. get inspired to play the game and then play it till i get frustrated with it. :) Well ive' never got frustrated with any game yet.. and im' sure it won't happen any time soon. :) Today i really feel like playing some game esp after watching a quake video.. it's like i have to frag somebody with a rail gun.. :)