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InkscapeForum.com 5th anniversary graphics

Postby brynn » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:35 am

Hi Friends,
I thought it would be nice to have a challenge commemorating InkscapeForum.com's 5th anniversary (which actually happened in June or July, I think). No restrictions, just whatever you like. I just thought of this, so haven't started, or even thought what I will make. Maybe I'll do something like a greeting card style, I'm not sure yet. Anyway, create away :D

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Re: InkscapeForum.com 5th anniversary graphics

Postby generatemutate » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:06 pm

nice idea. are you offering any prizes? ; -) it would be interesting to have a history of how the forum has progressed.

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Postby brynn » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:30 pm

No, no prizes. Like all of these little challenges, it's just another opportunity to develop ones skills, and maybe get comments from others on your work. I've actually learned a lot by doing these, and especially from seeing how others approach various drawing problems.

I don't think there's anything special about how the forum has progressed, unless you mean numbers and statistics. There's some info about the first year here: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1064.

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Postby Maestral » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:21 pm

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:tool_zoom: <<< click! - but, those with a cheaper tickets should go this way >>> :!:

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Postby brynn » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Oh nice! I can't wait until I finally learn how to use specular lighting. Although I'm just assuming that's what you used. Anyway, I really like that raised look for the icon :D

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Postby Maestral » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:19 pm

Oh, well.. I didn`t made the logo, I find it on web as .svg (I believe you are talking about the logo it self, right?). I just had an idea how to fit the logo with the roman number 5 ,)
:tool_zoom: <<< click! - but, those with a cheaper tickets should go this way >>> :!:

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Postby brynn » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:46 am

Ok, well it may be the 6th anniversary before I have this finished :lol: But I've been working on this for a month or so. Although I first thought about it when I posted this topic. I've been looking for an excuse to reproduce one of my bookcases, mostly because I really enjoy drawing squared off angular things in a realistic way. So I've almost burned out my poor 3D Box tool on this, but by golly, I learned how to used it! The image is far from finished, but at least the 3D Box tool is resting now :mrgreen:

So I'll probably title this InkscapeForum - analog, or something like that. It's an old fashioned forum where the shelves are subforums, books are topics, etc.

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It also shows how I tend to work on images in bits and pieces, whichever area holds my attention for the moment. That's a preliminary wood color in the back of the bookcase, and I haven't colored the rest of it yet, or most of the books. I'm also saving most of the blurring until the end, so whatever few shadows are drawn, have not been blurred yet.

The big book on the bottom, which is close to finished, is an old and battered Rand McNally Atlas (atlas of road maps) and the little blocks on it are ads for other RM books and atlases. I'm still pondering a way to make it look more battered. In reality, the spine is taped together, and even the tape is coming apart. I don't want to try and depict the tape, but I do want to somehow make it look old and well-used. Perhaps that's too ambitious, considering how small it is, and how much more detail is yet to be added (in the bookcase as a whole). (Yes, I do have a newer atlas somewhere....actually I'm not sure where it is.... But I can't get rid of this one, because of the awesome road trip it took me on!) Maybe just a few stray Pencil strokes would suffice for wrinkles and creases?

Anyway, comments are welcome. Although any potential changes to the perspective are out of the question, since many of the 3d boxes have been disassembled, and will no longer be edited together, even though they originally did share the same vanishing points. But I'm open to any other changes :D


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