Posts Tagged 'illustration'

Gravit Designer – FreeFile Review

Gravit Designer is a vector graphics editor – great for making illustrations. Gravit Designer is an online app as well as a desktop program. The desktop version is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeOS. Mobile versions are in the works. I took a look at the online version and the Windows portable version, which requires no installation. The online and desktop programs are identical.

The Good – All of the essential tools are present. If you are familiar with Illustrator, you will know what to do. If not, take some time to explore the tools. Links to tutorial videos on YouTube are available on the left side ‘Tutorials’ tab. A large collection of shapes and premade illustrations are available on the left side ‘Libraries’ tab. The interface is well organized. The default purple theme can be changed to dark or light themes. Illustrations can be exported as pdf, svg, png, or jpg.

The Bad – The online app had issues rendering the workspace in Firefox, my browser of choice. I tested 3 other browsers, and found rendering issues in Microsoft Edge, but Chrome and Vivaldi had no problems. If you want to try the online app, use Chrome. Gravit Designer is not compatible with Illustrator files. There are few user adjustments or settings.

— — — — The Bottom Line — — — —

Is Gravit Designer a replacement for Illustrator? No. However, it is all most people need to create illustrations. For the casual illustrator, it’s ideal. I recommend using the desktop program to avoid the browser issues altogether.

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100-Year-Old, Aviation Themed Sheet Music Covers

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From Gizmodo –

Yes, music takes you places, and this was true 100 years ago too, when sheet music was the most widespread form of distributing popular music. And in the age of the Wright brothers, when powered flight started to gain ground, aviation became a significant theme in popular music. The following collection proves this very well. It is amazing and weird at the same time to see how the vision of aviation technology and early 20th century popular music were fitted together in these sheet music covers depicting travellers–both men and women–aboard all kind of aircraft–no matter lighter or heavier than air–in flight, even in outer space.

Go to the sheet music.

Collaborating With A 4-Year-Old [pics]

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I don’t know anything about this set of pictures. Apparently, the artist lets her 4-year-old daughter help with with her drawings. I think the results are quite good and unexpected.

See the pics HERE.

 

Bananas Used As Artist’s Medium

honey-bananasArtist, Honey, makes fascinating, illustration-type artwork on bananas. It is an unusual choice of medium as the works surely will vanish in a few days or hours. Her site has many examples of her work.

 

Peanuts Comics – Every Single One – Is On Line

GoComics has all the old Peanuts comics on line. The first on is from January 1950, but regular comics did not appear until October of 1950. The last daily comic appeared Dec.31,1999 and the final Sunday edition appeared Feb.13, 2000. Interestingly, Charles Schultz officially retired in December of 1999, but provided Sunday comics to be published until Feb.13, 2000. As that final Sunday comic was going to press, Mr. Schultz died on Saturday, Feb.12, 2000.

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