WOW! How time flies. I last posted in my journal in mid-December 2006. Not for lack of things to say, but lack of time to put things down into pixels. Lots of changes going on in the world of fencepost.
I've really gone into high gear with 3D. My favorite program is Art of Illusion. Wonderful program with a great community. Here's their main forum link where you can find lots of tutorials, help, and links to other sites including the download site and their Wiki ([link]
GIMP is still playing a central role in my graphic exploration, but has again taken a backseat to something else. Read my previous paragraph if you need more information.
Gimpdome.com, where I help as a moderator, is undergoing some growth spurts right now. There are also some growing 'pains' involved with the spurt (forum was inaccessible for almost a week), but there's still a LOT happening there. All good stuff though. Can't really go into the details at the moment, but keep your eyes on the dome and watch as the site begins to blossom!
Because of the gimpdome happenings, I've decided that it's necessary to change my focus, so that I can be of more help to droz and the other admins/mods. Probably the biggest change will be my brush conversion project that I've been doing since mid-2005.
A couple of weeks ago, droz ([link]
sent me a note and said he was going to quit the brush conversion project so he could focus more on his artwork, gimpdome.com, and most importantly, his family.
I was a bit bummed at first because the inevitable finally happened....not only for droz, but for myself as well. Why was I bummed? Yeah, I know they're just digital brushes. But the process has become a real extension of me and has allowed me to 'meet' some wonderful people on the web with a common interest. So, in that sense, I'm bummed. I feel like I'm letting go of a good friend. But, like droz, the time has come for me to 'pass the torch' to someone else. I may do a set here or there....just to keep my digital skills sharp, but no new conversions/uploads are planned anytime soon.
If you'd like to do your own conversions, you can find some valuable information at our Project-GimpBC
The one thing that won't change is my tutorial writing. I've got a bunch of stuff that's been in the works for a long time, and I really promise to get those posted soon. The list includes (not in any particular order):
Denim Part II - Creating seams, stitching, etc.
Using Paths in GIMP GAP Animations - Here's some links to some WIP's using the techniques: [link]
I also plan on doing some more Art of Illusion tutorials as I learn about that program.
There are some others on the docket, but none earth shattering.
If you'd like to see a Photoshop tutorial converted to GIMP, feel free to send me a note with your request. If time permits, I'll certainly give it consideration.
Well, that's about all for now. Time to go attend to some other duties....*snicker....I said duties!.....snicker*
Until next time, keep on bending pixels!
Take care and God Bless!