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Work In Progress: Red Menace fan art

Just thought I’d share a little personal project I’ve spent the last few evenings on. Dr. Wainright and Podge in all their glory. It’s still a work in progress, but I thought it was starting to look good enough to share a peek.

wainright

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2014 in fan fiction, fiction

 

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Ming the Merciless

Ming the Merciless

I was experimenting with a new (to me) technique for copying from a photo. I started out zoomed way, way out and slowly worked my way in, adding more detail with each pass. I totally botched the angle of his head and the gun. I’m not sure how I managed to change the perspective from the source photo, but I’m still pretty happy with how it turned out for a first effort.

Painted in the gimp on a fujitsu stylistic st5112 with minor color adjustments/grain effects added using g’mic plugin.

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2014 in film

 

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A little freehand exercise

I drew this little guy from memory, so please forgive if the anatomy is a little off. I thought it turned out pretty good, so I thought I’d share.
A robin in the snow

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Updated 1960’s CinemaFX filter test

Via Flickr:
This is a sample of what can be done with my newest filter for the GMIC plugin for The Gimp. If you already have it installed, you should just be able to update your filters to have it installed. Otherwise, you can find the source here.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2011 in Open Source, photography

 

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1960’s Cinema FX

1960’s Cinema FX, originally uploaded by gentlemanbeggar.

Via Flickr:
This is an example of another filter I wrote using the g’mic plugin.

I was basically trying to make my photos look more like movies made in the early ’60s when movie companies were trying to compete with Technicolor. I also added a “Noon for Midnight” setting to emulate the look used in so many movies of the era that filmed nighttime scenes in bright daylight through blue lenses because film wasn’t fast enough to shoot in the dark.

Here’s the source file.

gentlemanbeggar_gmic

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2011 in Open Source, photography

 

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Plugin test

Plugin test, originally uploaded by gentlemanbeggar.

Via Flickr:
This picture is just an example of a filter I wrote for using in the g’mic plugin for the Gimp.

It was an attempt to make a lens blur filter that would allow you to adjust the bokeh somewhat. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. Some initial experiments showed that it works great for making fake tilt-shift pictures.

Here’s a txt file of the filter.  You should just be able to rename the file or copy and paste the text into your custom gmic file.

The code:

#@gmic

#@gimp {Gentlemanbeggar’s filters}

#**************************************
#ABOUT
#**************************************

#@gimp About : _none_, gimp_gb_about
#@gimp : note = note{”
#@gimp : ( Gentlemanbeggars Filter Set for G’MIC)\n\nis proposed to you by”}
#@gimp : note = note(“Gentlemanbeggar”)
#@gimp : note = note{“\n”}
#@gimp : sep = separator()
#@gimp : note = note{”
#@gimp : The source code of this filter is available at :”}
#@gimp : note = link(“https://gentlemanbeggar.wordpress.com”)
#@gimp : “}
#@gimp : sep = separator()
#@gimp : note = note{“\nThe filters in this folder are still under development and may be subject to changes.”}
gimp_gb_about :
-gimp_logo “GB”‘”s Filters”

#*******************************************************
#Gentlemanbeggar’s Ping Pong Filter
#*******************************************************

#@gimp Ping Pong : gimp_gb_pp
#@gimp : note = note{“\nUsage Notes: Set Output mode to ‘New image’ or ‘in place’ to simply reverse the frames in this image. Set mode to ‘New layers’ to add the reversing effect to your current image.”}
gimp_gb_pp :
-rv

#*************END OF FILTER****************

#*******************************************************
#Gentlemanbeggar’s Lens Blur
#*******************************************************

#@gimp Lens Blur : gimp_gb_lb, gimp_gb_lb_preview(0)
#@gimp : note = note{“\nUsage Notes: Set Output mode to ‘New image’ or ‘in place’ to simply reverse the frames in this image. Set mode to ‘New layers’ to add the reversing effect to your current image.”}
#@gimp : Amplitude = float(10,5,20)
#@gimp : Bokeh = float(7,0,20)
#@gimp : sep = seperator()
#@gimp : Preview type = choice(“Full”,”Forward horizontal”,”Forward vertical”,”Backward horizontal”,”Backward vertical”)

gimp_gb_lb :
-spread 3
-heat_flow $1
-dilate_circ $2
-compose_lighten

gimp_gb_lb_preview :
-gimp_split_preview “-gimp_gb_lb ${1–2}”,$-1

#*************END OF FILTER****************

#******************************************
#END OF DIRECTORY
#******************************************

#@gimp _

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2011 in photography

 

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My Ping-Pong Filter for the G’mic Plugin

I decided to try my hand at creating a script for use in the G’mic Plugin for the Gimp. What I wanted was a filter that would take all the layers in an image, duplicate them, and reverse the order of the duplicates. When you set the filter output mode to “new image” or “in place” it simply reverses the order of the frames. When the output mode is set to “new layers” it appends the reversed frames to the end of the current frameset, resulting in a ping-pong effect. The script is incredibly simple, but it does the job elegantly. The G’mic plugin continues to amaze me daily. Here’s the script if you want to try it yourself. Just add the following code to your custom .gmic file:

#@gmic

#@gimp {Gentlemanbeggar’s filters}

#**************************************
#ABOUT
#**************************************

#@gimp About : _none_, gimp_gb_about
#@gimp : note = note{”
#@gimp : ( Gentlemanbeggar´s Filter Set for G’MIC)\n\nis proposed to you by”}
#@gimp : note = note(“Gentlemanbeggar”)
#@gimp : note = note{“\n”}
#@gimp : sep = separator()
#@gimp : note = note{”
#@gimp : The source code of this filter is available at :”}
#@gimp : note = link(“https://gentlemanbeggar.wordpress.com”)
#@gimp : “}
#@gimp : sep = separator()
#@gimp : note = note{“\nThe filters in this folder are still under development and may be subject to changes. Some filters appearing here are also part of the main filter tree of G´MIC. If they appear here too it means there are changes and updates not yet implemented in the main filter tree.”}
gimp_gb_about :
-gimp_logo “GB”‘”s Filters”

#*******************************************************
#Gentlemanbeggar’s Ping Pong Filter
#*******************************************************

#@gimp Ping Pong : gimp_gb_pp, gimp_gb_pp_preview(1)
#@gimp : note = note{“\nUsage Notes: Set Output mode to ‘New image’ or ‘in place’ to simply reverse the frames in this image. Set mode to ‘New layers’ to add the reversing effect to your current image.”}
gimp_gb_pp :
-rv

#*************END OF FILTER****************
#******************************************
#END OF DIRECTORY
#******************************************

#@gimp _

Here’s some examples:

The original image counting 1 to 3

Counting 3 to 1

Ping-pong

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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