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Drawing Santos Dumont’s “Encantada” in Krita

kinow @ May 13, 2018 02:38:12

A Encantada
A Encantada

With Krita 4.x released, and the Krita monthly challange of May still open for submission, I decided to give it a go and try this new version to create an artwork to for the challenge. The topic of this month’s challenge is Home.

My submission was Santos Dumont’s house in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, called Encantada.

And I am happy to report that Krita 4.x looks much faster! And I had no crashes, bugs, nor any lags while painting.

Santos Dumont built this house to be his home away from the big city, while also being able to keep some of his inventions nearby, and work on other projects. It was a space to be creative!

I started by preparing the canvas with the original image and an onion layer, and then traced the lineart. I used David Revoy’s brushes. They are great! And used the built-in chalk brush for most of the colours.

Line art
Line art

I enjoy line art much more than colours, but for the monthly challenge, I tried to use some colours. I used the original photo to create the palette for the painting.

Line art
Line art

It had been a few months since I used either my Wacom tablet or Krita for painting. But I was glad to remember some shortcuts. Krita interface is also quite intuitive. In a few minutes I found how to rotate the canvas and the zoom controls.

Below a few more screenshots. If you are interested, submit your artwork to the Krita monthly challenge too! Or if you are not using Krita yet, spend some time using it to compare with other editors.

I am sure you will be glad with the results.

Screen shot
Screen shot
Screen shot
Screen shot
Screen shot

Oh! I also need to find some more time another day to try the newly released Krita’s Python scripting!

♥ Open Source

Trivia #1: I grew up on the North of Sao Paulo city, near an important avenue called Dumont Vilares. It gets this name after Luís Dumont Vilares, main name of Atlas Elevators, and brother of Santos Dumont. Very few people are aware that this avenue is related to the inventor.

Trivia #2: the house is called “A Encantada”, which means Enchanted (feminine). It gets this name because of the name of the street where it was located: Enchant Street, or Rua do Encanto in Portuguese.

My favourite Star Trek captain: Jean-Luc Picard

kinow @ Aug 03, 2017 21:52:03

My favourite Star Trek captain: Jean-Luc Picard.

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!”
Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard

2B pencil, rubber eraser, blending stump, and HB 0.3 mechanical pencil. Yellow-ish layer added adjusting LAB colour space in GIMP.

Drawing Archer

kinow @ Jun 27, 2017 00:09:03

Archer, from redditgetsdrawn.

Archer drawing
Archer drawing
Archer photo
Archer photo

Simplified and changed her angle. On DeviantArt too.

Drawing sketch: Page 036

kinow @ Apr 24, 2017 00:41:03

Page 036
Page 036

Almost ANZAC day. And almost time to switch back to coding Jenkins plug-ins.

Normally sketch more in-between development cycles for Open Source projects, or contract works.

  • Krill: Krill are small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, and are found in all the world’s oceans. The name krill comes from the Norwegian word krill, meaning “small fry of fish”, which is also often attributed to species of fish.
  • Tui: Tui are boisterous, medium-sized, common and widespread bird of forest and suburbia – unless you live in Canterbury. They look black from a distance, but in good light tui have a blue, green and bronze iridescent sheen, and distinctive white throat tufts (poi). They are usually very vocal, with a complicated mix of tuneful notes interspersed with coughs, grunts and wheezes. In flight, their bodies slant with the head higher than the tail, and their noisy whirring flight is interspersed with short glides.
  • Fatigue or Craziness: Lots of crazy people on Queen Street during holidays.

Proposed logos for OpenNLP

kinow @ Jan 15, 2017 20:42:03

A couple of logos submitted to OPENNLP-6. Made with Inkscape, fonts from Google Fonts.

Proposed logos for OpenNLP
Proposed logos for OpenNLP

For more, check out my DeviantArt page.