Saturday, 10 March 2012
As some of you may have noticed, I have made a few additions to my site. The ones of note are the Mike Bennett page - giving you a short bio of the author and a short list of his works.
Also I have added a page called Die Chronik von Elum. This is about a friends new website dedicated to his pen and paper RPG.
The reason for these additions is quite simple, I have and im in the process of creating artwork for them both
You will notice to the left of this page under the link banners, a small adchoices banner, I would greatly appreciate it if you all click on it as it will help provide funding for future updates to this site as I shall soon be moving to a private domain which isn't cheap, and after all, its not much to ask as I provide images for your viewing pleasure for free. The good news is, clicking the link cost you nothing at all so I thank you all in advance. Just to be random, I would also like to say HPZF8YUYSK68
Monday, 5 March 2012
This was more of an experiment into creating a smoky image effect in photoshop. The background was made in hexagon then rendered in Vue. For the bat i used a standard stock image. I desaturated the bat, used a soft eraser brush to blend in some of the harsh edges on the picture left from cutting it out then placed it onto a new layer and set the opacity to 70% and set the blending mode to screen.
I also added some smoke with a brush pack I downloaded but before that, I added some smoke by just using the brush tool for its wings.
I made another new layer, set its opacity to about 70% and then use the soft eraser brush to blend the smoke in with the bat and background layer.
Finally I made yet another new layer, filled it with a light blue then set its blending mode to overlay and dropped the opacity to around 30%
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Well the title says it all! A friend of mine has alerted me to 2 certain websites that have taken my artwork and posted them as their own work the scoundrels!! Now while I don't mind people using my artwork, indeed some of you already have and this I am quite happy with this, what I do mind is people claiming it is their work.
What this means for you the readers on my insane mind is unfortunately, I shall in future be adding a watermark which is IMHO somewhat intrusive to your viewing pleasure, I shall however have copies of the same work without watermark for those of you who wish a copy, but for that, you will have to ask for it. I'm sorry that I am forced to do this but I really have no choice.