Re: The Motley Gnus
Hey thanks for the good ideas. I'll try it out the next time I put
on my artist's hat :-)
Yeah, I have layers and such, but got better results by merging
the words / thingy / hurd into a single layer, then plasmafying
it & etc. To make the blues I tinkered with the chroma curves
quite a lot after running plasma on it.
Here's an indexed black / transparent file if you want to give
it a whirl. A whopping 1Kb!
Mike Warner wrote:
I like Doug's work. I don't like the new greenish one as much as I like the
royal blue one, though. The problem with the new one is that the entire
picture has been lightened in an attempt to lighten the lettering. Blue has
gone to green. I don't know how you did it, Doug, but, if you haven't
arlready, I'd suggest developing the picture in layers with the words on a
separate layer. That way you can apply effects to the words independently.
I realize I'm treading on thin ice here, but my $0.02 would be to split the
hurd, place the words in the middle and let the rising sun be the artistic
source of the illumination. Since the sun is behind the letters, you could
get away with simply "crisping" the letters around the edges with light. Keep
the blues. The blues rock.
I think I'm going to throw my hat into this ring. My tendency is to go with
something humorous. I like the basic pencil Gnu the FSF uses. My visio
n is of
"The Motley Gnus." In pencil on white, a ragtag group of Gnus crowded
together, all standing on two legs, some short, some tall, some fat, some
skinny--caricatures--sloppy, prim, smart, dumb, weird, crazy.