[Courses][gimp] Lesson 5: Basic Drawing Tools
juliesloan at mindspring.com
Sat Mar 5 16:50:19 EST 2005
On Friday 25 February 2005 07:48 pm, Akkana Peck wrote:
> For this lesson we'll take a step back from photographs, and
> learn how to use the gimp for drawing.
I'd like to add something here, on drawing :)
Years ago my father was back in school and taking a drafting course. I was
interested, so he explained his homework to me. I thought "foreshortening"
was way cool and still remember how:
To make a room (for example), you begin with a rectangle, then place a dot
ANYWHERE inside that rectangle. From this spot all your lines will
radiate. Beginning at the spot and passing precisely through each corner
of your rectangle, you make your floor/wall and floor/ceiling junctures.
Other lines placed at random (but also beginning at that same spot) can be
used to locate windows, wall hangings, rugs, even furniture!
I used the Gimp's patterns and "pattern fill" option of the bucket tool to
make a quick example:
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