This semester, I decided that since I have the GIMP on this machine, I might as well learn how to use it. Here's the stuff, step by step.
The first kinda neat thing I learned to do was use the Stroke Selection tool to add borders to images.
Next, I learned that I could do a decent job of digitally inking some line art by selecting similar colors (the Select by Color tool). I would show an example, but it's scheduled to be part of an upcoming webcomic. Just know that this process is used for the line art below.
Now come the fun stuff, most of which was made for a thing I'm doing on another board. The drawings were done by my dad.
Here, I was working with layers and adding backgrounds. Also, I learned how to use the Fuzzy Select tool.
Next, I worked with coloring, using mostly pencil at various sizes. I would've used layers for this, too, but it didn't seem any quicker.
This still has the same coloring, but here I was messing around with the Blend tool.
In the midst of the image completed today (which you'll see at the end), I did some work with transparency. First, Divest's request for help regarding editing his signature gave me the opportunity to use a tutorial I'd wanted to try. This involved duplicating the image, setting one to Grayscale and then back, then putting the colored version under the black & white one and then adding a mask so that I could paint on the red.
Then, I worked on my current signature for Doctor Who week. This time, I wasn't working with full transparency.
And finally, today I finished the last of my images, combining much of what I've learned so far. I used Stroke Selection (somewhat to blur colors together), Blend (which is evident), and adding a background. There was going to be some transparency, but it didn't help the image.
For more versions of this, see inside: