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Pumping Some More 1600x1200 Wallpapers to the Gallery

Date/Time Permalink: 09/30/08 10:35:47 am
Category: Site News

Yep, more 1600x1200 wallpapers. Get 'em here.

I miss the days when I could just mindlessly slap something together. These days, every project I do has to be this boundary-pushing exploration into new territory, whether it's blogging, graphics, or Flash. It's the kind of period where I'm just determined that it's better to do nothing at all than to do something I've done before.

So this batch of wallpapers shows lots of experimentation. There's cellular automata...

cellular_love.jpg dont_feed_the_automata.jpg whatsa_automata_U.jpg

Typography...

Serifer_madness.jpg freedom_system.jpg

And this sketch-looking one...

geometry_junkyard.jpg

This last (full-size here) was rendered with POVRay making 3D objects with black-and-white striped textures and some reflection, then running Gimp filters on it of the sort you would use to turn a photo into a sketch, including some warping so the lines aren't so straight. I don't know what kind of wallpaper it makes, but it is definitely my most successful attempt at creating 3D art with the effect of a hand-drawn sketch.

As always, CC-licensed, share 'em, trade 'em, collect the set. Scott Carpenter, fellow geek blogger, has recently had a little career boost when the phone company used one of his CC-licensed images on the cover of the new phone book. Maybe there will be hope for me yet, if and when I develop my own work further.

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