Posted Jan 27, 2013. Filed under resource, articles. 5 comments.
The other day I was wandering around the internet looking for images of extinct animals and I discovered this wonderful old book that had been scanned and was filled with 5000 woodcut (or perhaps lithographic) engraved images from the 1800s. I found a couple more books of the same type, but there was no means to search them all at once for the images I was looking for, so I compiled this page. Simply by hitting control/apple f you can browse the list of illustrations from a good number of vintage books and find what you’re looking for. Don’t know if this will be handy for you, but I am finding it quite useful.
I’ve seen a lot of photoshop brush sets based on similar engraving-style images, so if any of you are in the mood for that sort of thing, you can really have a blast.
[Search for sweet 1800s illustrations!]
Posted Oct 11, 2012. Filed under site. 1 comment.
Hello chappers. School’s started and may just be calming to a manageable steadyness, so that means I might actually have time to do a thing or two around here.
As I get pickier, it seems like I have problems with more and more of my older creations, and a visitor kindly pointed out to me that my userlookups are having trouble. I will get around to fixing these problems immediately.
Improved Userlookups: Jubjub Cloud, Sketch Shoyru, Explorer Shoyru, Zombie Kacheek.
I tested the Snowickle and Grey layouts. They work fine, but the preview shows up wrong. I still have a few more to polish up under the neopets section, and then I’ll sift through the others.
Posted May 26, 2012. Filed under resource. 4 comments.
This set is a bit different. I was helping clean out some old computer stuff and found an old manual with some nice diagrams in it. After scanning them I put together a brush set. I imagine these could be useful for any sci-fi designs. Have fun.
Posted Apr 17, 2012. Filed under resource. 2 comments.
I have a thing for ink. It’s easy and radically awesome. Anyway, a while ago I made a brush set called Ink Blots, which were made with calligraphy ink within plastic bags. I let that fester in my closet for a while and rediscovered them a few hours ago. xD It was all fine; the ink had just spread out more and the shape of the blobs changed. So, why not, I made a new brush set called Ink Blotches with the new shapes.
Click to go to the brush page.
Posted Apr 11, 2012. Filed under site. Leave a comment?
Hello! It’s probably clear by now, but I’ve had some difficulties with the site. It got deleted inexplicably, March 25th or so, and I recreated it, but not everything’s in working order. More recent updates are lost. The stock photography section is down, but I will fix that as soon as I have the opportunity. Also, the domain figmintdesigns.com does not work for the moment, so change your links to figmint.zzl.org if you have a moment. I’m working on fixing this problem, but it seems to involve some waiting. Sorry about this.
Until the site’s back in order, there probably won’t be any content updates.