Memory Chest Prototype
Our oldest son will be graduating highschool this summer, so my wife and I wanted to make him a nice chest to hold all the things we’ve been collecting for him since he was a baby. I thought I would make a prototype first, before making a bunch of mistakes with more expensive hardwood, and I sured “learned” quite a few lessons in the process. I decided to use lock-rabbit joints for simplicity with the tools I had. Overall, I think this one came out a little rough around the edges but nice. We are going to tweak the dimensions and the design a bit and then carefully create the real thing.
Lock Rabbit Joint
Memory Chest Prototype
cutting a plaque
The last few weekends I have been working on a prototype plaque for an organization. I made a vinyl stencil, scroll-sawed around it, then masked off the edges and painted. I need to get a laser cutter, I could crank these out in minutes. This is just a process shot I took while cutting.
A while back I drew a logo for our quaint little clapboard church. So, they of course decided to build a new worship center and they’ve been asking for a similar logo. This is what I finally came up with.
church logo process
I decided to render a quick step-by-step process video for my Cap’n-A doodle. (The movie was great!) Most of the drawing was in MyPaint (some corrections in Krita) and textures in The GIMP.
2. Subdue the sketch
3. Lines (front foot was junk)
4. New foot
5. Extra line weight and fills
6. Ground Shadow
7. Gray-tone colors
8. Add background texture
9. Layout shadows on figure
10. Color multiply the shadows
11. Add texture to figure
Pepper’s Funk by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
tree – plans
tree – cut and laid out
tree – louvers spine
tree – base plate and braces
tree – assembling
Finally getting around to posting some process shots from our wooden Christmas Tree.
This a clean-up of a doodle from some time back. All the captured work was done in MyPaint in Linux.
Aces High – Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Categories: doodle, how, video
Tags: battle, capture, dog, doodle, drawing, mypaint, process, pug, tank, video, war, workflow
I haven’t done a video capture for awhile, so I thought I’d do one this weekend. I originally tried capturing the sketch and inking phase, but my settings were all screwed up. Another day I suppose…
Music: Cold Funk – Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (links and licensing on the youTube page.)
I finally mentally prepaired myself (had a eureka moment and figured out how) to make a cherry blossom papercraft I promised a good friend far too long ago. The branches and petals were all drawn up in Mypaint, and then I converted everything to paths for my cutter in Inkscape. I added a lattice structure to hold the petals in place after the initial cutting. Once they had been glued to the branches, I cut it away. Over all, I was very happy with the results and have a feeling I’ll probably have to make a few more once people see it.
Here are some process photos:
Cutting the petals with my Silhouette Cameo
Final cut-out petals in lattice
Carefully and slowly adding some glue
Final assembled piece
Categories: crafty, doodle, how, pictures, requests
Tags: cherry blossoms, cutter, doodle, inkscape, papercraft, process, request
old school hacker
I’ve actually had this idea bouncing around in my head for quite some time and just finally had time to work on it. Might look nice on a t-shirt? I also took this action shot of my nerdy roger decal to try and stimulate some sales in my etsy store.
nerdy roger action shot
Process shots for the “hacker” below…