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Fun with image editors

One of the cool things that an image editor app like GIMP or Photoshop does is to give me a chance to view a painting in process with new changes, new lighting, new effects, and a ton of other crazy stuff. In some cases -- in the best of cases…
Mike Chambers
October 30, 2013
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A New Christmas Card

Here's the drawing for this year... Here's the start of the painting on the block... Here's the finished painting... Now, it's time to carve!  Here's the image at about the halfway point. This is a close-up of Lina-in-the-box getting a new mitten. And this is the block fully carved out.  Next…
Mike Chambers
December 5, 2010
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The Carving of the Card

Every year on the day after Thanksgiving I begin the process of making the annual Christmas card -- a family portrait to send to friends and family.  To be honest, when I started this in 1984 I thought printing my own cards would save both time and money.  It does NOT save…
Mike Chambers
December 27, 2009