Sunday, November 28, 2010

Messy ostrich

Inkscape is a nice vector graphics editor, like Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator, but it's open-source and free.
Although vector graphics is not my favourite medium, sometimes I like to play a little with bezier curves and the like. You really have the feeeling that you are drawing with your mind, not with your hand, which can be pleasant or annoying depending on your disposition and your mood.
Last spring I took part in the contest for the splash screen of version 0.48, which included a new spray tool. In this case my approach was not "pure vector", as I first drew the main character with a pencil, then traced it (that is: convert to vector) and then compose the image, but the final result still retains the free-hand look.
The image was done in a hurry, and it shows, but anyway I thought it was worth showing.

And no, my proposal was not selected, in case you ask.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


A massariol is like a jester elf or a goblin, he likes to make jokes and he can easily trasform and disguise, but he's basically good-hearted. He usually dresses in red or green. Someone says he has a pig muzzle.

Massariols are very fond of women. Sometimes a massariol changes into a small child, hoping that a woman will be moved and press him to her breast.