I was asked to help with a woodworking project and build a stencil for a large (18″ tall) skull that would be painted and then areas be cut away. I redrew the design to clean it up and make it symmetrical, but the overall size exceeded what I can cut on my Silhouette Cameo. So I broke it into two large decals, with registration marks in the eye (will be cut out anyway) and then made another smaller decal to cover the seam so no paint would sneak through. Hopefully it will come out well, this is one project where someone else gets to do all the woodworking.
Drawn in MyPaint on my Intuos 4, traced into vector graphic in Inkscape.
Today for inktober I thought I would doodle this here skull. Not sure why.
I scribbled this little guy out in a meeting, inspired by the Helldivers skull logo. I also tried to keep the lines really light and took a picture before shading it. Below are three different attempts to clean up the inks. Left: in The GIMP using color levels to strip out everything but the black (learned from here). Center: taking the levels one into Inkscape and tracing the bitmap with the brightness cutoff threshold at 0.55. Right: again starting with the levels one, and having The GIMP define a path around the lines, then stroking them with a 1pt solid line, and filling.
I like the Inkscape trace the best. I’ll probably color this guy sometime…
A recent project I worked on that’s destined for some cnc milling centered on a skull I drew up for them. The design was done in Inkscape using the bezier tool and some shaped lines I had pre-created.
simple skull parts
We’ve had a great family trip to visit family for thanksgiving, and I’ve had a few chances to get some doodling done along the way (thought a lot less than in previous years.)
This was a random tribal doodle that started out as a single shape and turned into what might be a sweet back tattoo.
skull & panda
These are a pair of decals I designed for our friends so they can tag their stuff at work with something unique.
This was the bottom line for a vinyl mask I made for a friend who is painting up a sign for family member (heavily influenced by an example he found online.)
My nephew also gets on my computer and messes around, so I promised to post his stuff too.
My sister-in-law is a crafty knitter and painter, and she asked me to make version of my nerdy roger for her. I cut out a couple of stickers in different sizes and colors.
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Tags: crafty, decal, doodle, inkscape, knitting, mypaint, painting, skull, vinyl
I’ve been trying to think of a design that I could sell vinyl stickers of, and I finally decided on this one. Take that all you pirates and banditos terrorizing the streets with your scary rear window jolly rogers. You haven’t known fear until your crossed whits with a true nerd!!!
two sizes weeded
The first run of a smaller size lost a bunch of teeth in the cutter, so I’ll probably dump the retainer and try again. Might set up a shop on etsy if anyone is interested in buying?
Skull and glasses in mypaint, slide rule, pen and final composite in inkscape. all in ubuntu.
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Tags: doodle, inkscape, jolly rogger, mypaint, nerdy roger, skull, slide rule, ubuntu