I have been tinkering about in GIMP trying to create a World Map for my digital comic.
The settings I have played about with are:
Gaussian Blur to create greyscale image layers that will then be fed into the GIMP Bump Mapping tool.
The GIMP Bump Mapping tool.
Anyway after 3 hours of pottering about on the laptop this is what I have:
Next I’m going to tweak the top ridges on the mountains and also add some text.
One of my eventual aims with this website is to complete a digital comic and distribute it online. However, I am still only in the planning stages. I have been for several years!
Searching for inspiration to help me get past the planning stages, I found an article by an author called M. D. Lachlan entitled “
Plot your novel in an hour!”
The whole article is excellent in my opinion, but the main point for me is that I must tell myself: It’s going to be rubbish!
Taking this approach I completed a draft plot in about 15 minutes! It very probably is rubbish but it felt good to complete a task.
I reckon this technique will also work for my digital painting. Thinking back, that is how I completed this digital painting in round about 4 hours.
It’s not a perfect reproduction of the reference image I used, but it’s done.
Now that I’ve got a basic plot I’m going to draw a map of the fictional world – it’s going to be rubbish but it should be done by this time next week
I’ve been thinking of transitioning from painting with a mouse to a graphics tablet for a while now so I’ve just borrowed my brothers 6 x 8 inch graphics tablet
It’s a serious bit of kit and originally cost probably 4 times what I was intending to spend on a graphics tablet myself. Only problem was he’d lost the CD so I had to download the drivers off the internet.
I’ve written an article about the process in case anyone else has the same problem:
Setting Up A Wacom Intuos3 Without The CD.
Now I can get on and see what all the fuss is about with graphics tablets …
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My name is Anh Diep. I’m a software tester by day but at night I tinker about with the aforementioned pursuits.
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