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The following three images are SVG-images. If your browser has trouble displaying them, you could try the Adobe SVG Viewer.

47-star
Title “47-star, printer-friendly black&white version”
Date2003-07-08
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable
47-star
Title “47-star, line art version”
Date2003-07-08
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable
47-star
Title “47-star, filled version”
Date2003-07-08
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

The above images are regular stars with 47 edges (why 47? Because 47 ist the last number of the first Cunningham chain of Sophie Germain primes, of course). Try zooming in (right-click if you are using Adobe SVG viewer and have a right-click-button).


You may remember the last image of Xev Bellringer of “Lexx”, manga-styled. As often, but my first version left me unsatisfied: maybe I could do better. I decided I should first try an image of Xenia Seeberg as Xev without anything manga-esque, as a preparation. This is it:

Xev Not Manga I
Title “Xev - Not Manga”
Date2003-06-09
MethodInk, acryl, software
Original Size2328 × 6438 px
Online Size434 × 1199 px
Xev Not Manga II
Title “Xev - Not Manga”
Date2003-06-09
MethodInk, acryl, software
Original Size3754 × 7004 px
Online Size643 × 1200 px
Xev Not Manga III
Title “Xev - Not Manga”
Date2003-06-09
MethodInk, acryl, software
Original Size4446 × 6666 px
Online Size800 × 1199 px

As usual, acrylic colors, ink, and some computer work. Obviously I did some background-recycling. A few things bothered me with this version, mainly the flat colors, so I tried again:

Xev Rebuilt Green
Title “Xev - Rebuilt”
Date2003-06-16
MethodInk, acryl, software
Original Size2320 × 6480 px
Online Size418 × 1166 px
Xev Rebuilt Red
Title “Xev - Rebuilt”
Date2003-06-16
MethodInk, acryl, software
Original Size4446 × 6666 px
Online Size800 × 1200 px

Now I felt ready to attac the main problem again: Xev manga-styled.

Xev (Me)
Title “Xev - Me”
Date2003-07-14
MethodInk, software
Original Size2088 × 2772 px
Online Size689 × 915 px

This is how she would have looked if she would have been one of my cartoons.

Xev (Marvel)
Title “Xev - Marvel”
Date2003-07-14
MethodInk, software
Original Size960 × 3210 px
Online Size317 × 1059 px

And this is what she might look like as a marvel comic.

Xev (Manga)
Title “Xev - Manga”
Date2003-07-14
MethodInk, software
Original Size4446 × 6666 px
Online Size367 × 1183 px

And this is once again the manga version.

Xev (Me - Marvel - Manga)
Title “Xev - Allstars (Me - Marvel - Manga)”
Date2003-07-26
MethodInk, software
Original Size4785 × 4536 px
Online Size957 × 907 px

I like the alliteration, but I still was not happy with the manga version. So I made another one:

Xev (Third Manga)
Title “Xev - Third Manga”
Date2003-08-07
MethodInk, software
Original Size4446 × 6666 px
Online Size800 × 1200 px

Just for a moment I wondered how Robert Crumb would have done it...

Xev (Crumb)
Title “Xev - The Crumb Years”
Date2003-09-06
MethodInk
Original Size21 × 30 cm
Online Size440 × 800 px

Nice try. But let’s get serious: the task was to draw Xev Bellringer as a japanese comic heroine. I studied some mangas and animes again, and this was the result:

Xev (Fourth Manga)
Title “Xev - As A Manga”
Date2003-09-13
MethodInk, software
Original Size2318 × 1632 px
Online Size1159 × 816 px

My graphics tablett came in handy, I doubt I could have done this with my mouse only. Now all I needed was some nice background.

Xev (Fourth Manga Beta)
Title “Xev - The Manga”
Date2003-09-13
MethodInk, software
Original Size2318 × 1632 px
Online Size1159 × 816 px

It took me three graphic programms (Micrografx Picture Publisher, Corel Photo Paint and The Gimp) to make that background. Planet Water consists of a Corel floodfill with seven different filters applied to it. Planet Fire is just another floodfill (a bit of stretching and modifying, of course). The most difficult part was to create the horizon using The Gimp.

Final version? To be continued?


Untitled
Title Untitled
Date2004-02-02
MethodInk
Original Size21 × 30 cm
Online Size590 × 1118 px

Another chastity belt key holder image.


Numbers
Title Untitled
Date2004-06-04
MethodInk, software
Original Size4264 × 6900 px
Online Size640 × 1035 px

Another variations of “Numbers”. This one is also available as screen wallpaper:

Wallpaper
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1600 x 1200


Variation of Numbers' Hair
Title Untitled
Date2004-08-27
MethodInk, pencil drawing, software
Original Size2130 × 690 px
Online Size1278 × 414 px

I played a bit with the hair of the Numbers Girl.


The Perfect Death
Title „Der schöne Tod“
“The Perfect Death”
Date2004-08-27
MethodInk, pencil drawing
Original Size3247 × 2347 px
Online Size812 × 587 px

The idea for this image was wandering through my head for quite a while. I have no idea what it means; I guess it is about someone who managed to get a yacht and a beautiful chick and a nice suit, and now he navigates in his favorite landscape, and since things can’t get any better, he is ready to die, preferable in some heroic kind of way. But that is just my assumption what the title means.


The following images are in the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. As of now (2004), most browsers don’t come with a native support for SVG; but many can understand and display SVG with the aid of an appropriate plug-in, like the Adobe SVG viewer. The W3C has also a List of SVG standalone viewers and plugins.

Postscript from summer 2006: Mozilla Firefox has added native support for SVG files, but unfortunately, this support is in it’s infancy, and many import features don’t work (like animation, which I use heavily, or custom fonts, which I also use).

Fünfpass I
Title „Fünfpass I“
“Cinquefoil I”
Date2004-11-03
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

Inspired by medieval tracery, this is a quite simple version. If you note the dates of creation, this is the last one: after making more and more complicated versions, I made this as an introductory piece.

Fünfpass II
Title „Fünfpass II“
“Cinquefoil II”
Date2004-10-22
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

This one adds some color. Note that the bars and the colors rotate in opposite directions.

Siebenpass
Title „Siebenpass“
“Heptfoil”
Date2004-10-25
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

This time, I replaced the drop-shaped shapes with simple circles. With a “sexfoil”, the outer circles and the inner circle would be of the same size, which looks a bit boring and tensionless. With seven or more outer circles, the inner circles become increasingly greater.

Goldkreis
Title „Goldkreis“
“Golden Circle”
Date2004-10-28
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

To avoid using the full spectre, I restricted this one to gold, blue and brown. I also discovered a way to avoid having the same radii for the inner and the outer circles, while being able to use six outer circles.

Kosmos
Title „Kosmos“
“Cosmos”
Date2004-10-29
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

My masterpiece. It starts to repeat itself after 42 minutes. Some browsers allow to view web pages fullscreen (for example, F11 does this on IExplorer on Windows). This creates a screensaver-like impression; unfortunately, on slower machines, watching this animation fullscreen may also noticeably reduce the framerate.


Himmelserscheinung I
Title „Himmelserscheinung I“
“Sky Phenomenon I”
Date2004-11-03
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

Once again scalable animated circles, but this time in a less symmetrical arrangement. The animation starts to repeat itself after 15 seconds.

Himmelserscheinung II
Title „Himmelserscheinung II“
“Sky Phenomenon II”
Date2004-11-03
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

In this second variation, the background changes between an orange dusk–or–dawn—sky and a blue sky. One cycles lasts 2 minutes. Unfortunately, the constant recomputation of the background has a negative impact on the smoothness of the animation, so you may prefer to view this image in a smaller window.

Himmelserscheinung III
Title „Himmelserscheinung III“
“Sky Phenomenon III”
Date2004-11-03
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

This one has some delicate clouds added. This time, the computation of the background takes even longer, so unless you view this on a fast machine, it is probably better to view it in a small resized window.

Despite the fact that the computation of this background...

Background: Sky and Clouds

...takes quite some time, its definition is rather short. The thumbnail above (itself a JPEG image of 1700 Bytes) links to a SVG file of only 854 Bytes (which could be further reduced by using a zipped SVGZ file). A complete list of those Bytes looks like this:

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id="A" x2="0%" y2="100%"><stop offset="5%" stop-color="#d20"/><stop offset="95%"
stop-color="#fd4"/></linearGradient><linearGradient id="B" x2="0%" y2="100%"><stop offset="5%"
stop-color="#b00"/><stop offset="95%" stop-color="#f60"/></linearGradient><filter id="T"
filterUnits="objectBoundingBox" x="0%" y="0%" width="100%" height="100%"><feTurbulence type="turbulence"
baseFrequency=".2" numOctaves="8"/></filter><mask id="M" maskUnits="objectBoundingBox" x="0%" y="0%" width="100%"
height="100%"><rect x="0%" y="0%" width="100%" height="100%" filter="url(#T)"
transform="scale(23,1)"/></mask></defs><rect x="0" y="0" width="23" height="37" fill="url(#A)"/><rect x="0"
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Yuko Aoki & Julia
Title „Yuko Aoki und der Quadratdrache“
“Yuko Aoki And The Squaredragon”
Date2005-01-15
MethodInk, acryl, ball pencil, software
Original Size6800 × 6800 px
Online Size1088 × 1088 px

The predecessor of this image (that is, a print of it; the original file resides on my hard drive) hangs in my room, and starring at it for a long time, I thought that it would be nice to rearrange things such that i) Yuko Aoki’s breast can be seen against a white instead of a blue background, ii) the image would have a square format, iii) there would be another dragon, iv) there would be a line of things moving towards the horizon/the bottom line, v) there would be something to indicate that it is summer. Not much work: the girl was already painted and could be re-used, and the fractal image was computed by the machine, with no work for me at all. I just had to add the parasol and the dragon.


Vanity
Title „Eitelkeit“
“Vanity”
Date2004-11-24/26
MethodSoftware
Original SizeScalable
Online SizeScalable

Inanimated, but may take some time to render.