Day 2 – Steampunk Benelli in GIMP

Today I downloaded the GIMP program. I used it a lot years ago, but am ridiculously out of practice.

Steampunk Motorcycle

Steampunk GIMP Benelli motorcycle with a lot of practice parts.

I’m not actually thrilled with the results, but got a lot done in setting up GIMP and remembering how to use it. This is definitely a skill I will be working on over this year to improve. But it is a start, and I have the program ready to use now.

I have been reading 365: A Daily Creativity Journal (http://amzn.com/B00BQ1RF3W) as I mentioned yesterday. This project started from the day 2 suggestion, though not everyone would readily see that. It is for a favorite animal 🙂 we have cats and motorcycles at our house, one current restoration project is a 1967 Benelli. I wanted to do a Steampunk design for it. I’ll try again later. I may actually hand draw it, or I’ll use it as another learning day for GIMP.

There are a couple of fonts used in the image today. I don’t have the names on me but will before I use them again.

This piece took much longer than I expected, I could have done it faster by hand and probably liked it better. But, it is good practice. It has some elements I really like. Tell me what you think and what your suggestions are.

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