2016 in Review–Part 1

Part 1 of my artistic adventures of 2016–Late but great, enjoy!

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Inkscape 0.92

Recently Inkscape released an updated version–0.92–with couple new key features. Previously Inkscape only had 5 layer blend modes–Normal, Lighten, Darken, Screen and Multiply–which while useful, paled in comparison to Adobe’s Illustrator wide slew of layer blend modes. But with 0.92, that was all changed. Instead of explaining it with words, let’s go through some pictures, shall we?

First, the original 4:

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Multiply
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Screen
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Darken
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Lighten

 

The new and improved selection:

While not every filter will be appropriate in every picture, this increased selection makes an already easy to use, powerful program even more versatile in creating art–did I forget to mention it is also free and has an extensive undo button? (Fyi, Illustrator lacks both of these features) Shade aside, I’m really looking forward to all the new cool ideas I will be able to explore with the improved version of Inkscape–2017 might be an okay year after all.

I Just Sip My Tea

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Click for bigger version

 

The trolls be strollin in

emperor clothed they unashamed

Like clouds they be rollin in wind,

thundering like lightning they came


Controversy reeks of disaster

So above like vultures, they glide

Seeking whom they can scour

Simmering, seething in snide


Coming plain, they moan moo with beef

Bulls be brazen, threading in strife stroll

Tis a field, a forum for a foe to be fought

So crying charge, consternation claim control


Words will why, souls will wither

Weather will warp, Woes will wend

For ones simple beyond and abroad

Will weigh whacked, as twits will trend


We weep for Grandma Grammar

See her grave here down below,

see english beautiful butchered,

smh tldr, tmi lmafo lol


Collateral conjectural, who dies matters not here

Cultural contextual, for what was, now lies shot

Cogency calamity, shout louder, inspire fear

Complainers maintain, spew as thou aught  


CHARGE ALL CAPS STATES SARGE

For this means SORE!

How THERE they COMMENT

Y DARE they–RAAWWR!


Do you hear that din descending?

Can you feel that impending hum

The trolls beat the war chant

In droves soon tweets will come


For whom, well the trolls

Thumb flexin, tweet vexin, care not

Kermit shaded, inspired in ire

Any target found will be outfought


Ready the canon

Blare loud every horn

Retcon all truth

Demise any who scorn


Bells rung, to ships all called

Correlate toward sober causation

Held hands they sort of once

So stand firm on our citation


Rumors fly, yet we bind them down

Murmurs whisper, amplify their sound

Leaked, mined, there data renown

On the hype train, let us all bound!


TLDR: there, no surprise

I must surmise rows of lines

As length denizens despise

So YOLO XD potatoes vines!