The choice of the date for St. Patrick’s day can’t be by chance. It is all about spring.
I am ready for it.
GIFing and PNGing: My Leprechaun Project
I have been working for this past month or so on my Leprechaun Project. I wanted to keep my mind from dwelling on stressors about which I can do nothing so I decided to work on learning Inkscape, an open source vector graphics program.
For seasonal fun, I decided to have a go at making Leprechauns. I started by looking up children’s art lessons on Pinterest. It was, and still is, a bit of a challenge to get used to using layers and shapes but it is fun and requires enough concentration that I find it relaxing.
My first attempt was a bit creepy:
But I got a bit better:
Then I started working on making series of my elfin friends to create tiny animations:
I still have a ways to go in refinement. I need to come up with a fresh idea now that St. Patrick’s day is over. Maybe next year I can refine my friends a bit. I have a bunch of ideas.