Monday, July 16, 2007

Portrait of Ten

The winners of the VW#5 giveaway are:


Jessica D. Russell

Winners, please send your full name and ship-to address to, and I'll get these goodies out to you. On to the Monday ten list:

Ten Things for the Art and Graphics Lovers

Freeware caution:always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.

1. Anry Color Picker freeware not only identifies a picked screen color, but shows you a harmonious color palette to go with it (good for web site builders/designers and making your own cover art.)

2. Get a free 3D modelling and rendering studio with The Art of Illusion freeware.

3. Create your own geometric designs with BezierDraw vector graphics freeware.

4. Digitizer freeware "will convert any image into a colorized textual representation of that image."

5. Paint online with the free web-based drawing service, Litha:Paint Beta.

6. offers a basic paint/canvas program, which you can use online or download as a freeware, as well as add to your weblog or web site as a widget for your visitors to play with. According to the site, they will store your saved artwork on their server, too.

7. PhotoShape freeware "gives a different perspective to your image and photo by letting them be rotated three dimensionally."

8. PosteRazor freeware makes images into poster pieces that you can print out and assemble yourself (no-cost option for authors who want to make cover art posters.)

9. Paint and animate your art painted with Project Dogwaffle 1.2 freeware.

10. Want to paint on your PC, but prefer using natual art tools? Have a look at Pixarra's TwistedBrush freeware.

One of my favorite online art toys, Segmation, breaks down famous artwork into a paint-by-numbers pattern which you then have to fill in. It has different levels of difficulty, and a counter that starts ticking down as you begin. If you'd rather create music than art, check out FractMus, an algorithmic-music generator freeware that creates melodies using mathematical formulas.

I'm still putting together my post plans, but here's some of what's upcoming this week on PBW:

Helpful Hobbies

The Revised Novel Notebook

Character Palettes

Heart and Soul Songs


  1. I am so uncomputer intelligent, I would be to scared to use any freeware. They all look cool too.

  2. Anonymous7:10 PM

    Thank you so much for the goodie bag! Your workshop was amazing!

  3. Hey Lynn, I just wanted to drop you a comment here--sent you an email with my mailing addy and wasn't sure whether you got it or not, so checking in! Thanks again for the goodie bag!


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