I love playing with graphics. I talk about this love at least once a week it seems. So even though I posted some images yesterday, I want to share some textures I created. Yes, I am working on an Autumn-themed project. I created these images using Gimp, a free to download, open source drawing program. Just call me a frustrated digital artist.
Tiling, Seamless Textures (some repetition evident)
The first two can be scaled, and repeated in an endless pattern where distinct stops and starts cannot be discerned. Perfect for background textures.
This yellow canvas could be used for an autumn or spring digital craft project.
A Halloween or traditional fall fabric.
Abstract Named Images
If these images are tiled or repeated on a background there are easily discerned distinct images. These images were created to capture a feeling, place, or event. The level of abstraction varies greatly from image to image.
Digital Creativity and Artistic Expression
I began creating “companion” textures when I was decorating homes in the virtual world of Second Life®. I didn’t want to spend any money on this game without an objective so I learned how to create the visual representations of material objects and the colors and patterns I wanted to use in the “world.”
In this pursuit of free or low cost self-created digital content I learned quite a bit about 3D modelling and about expressing myself through creation of these “textures.” I wholeheartedly encourage you to try the medium if you have not. I do not do all that much with virtual worlds any longer, but I am continuing to fulfill one of my creative drives in creating digital art. I suspect I will use all my creations in augmented reality ads and information products within a few years.
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