Illustration for Hacker Monthly #46

Illustration for Hacker Monthly #46
"On Hacking" by Richard Stallman was the cover story for Hacker Monthly magazine #46. Cheng Soon sent me a picture of Stallman and I proceeded to do a portrait with a pencil/graphite brush.

Here's a 100% size crop:

In case you're interested on the brush, here are the settings. This is Paint Tool SAI.


Illustration for Hacker Monthly #45

Illustration for Hacker Monthly #45
The main article of the 45th issue of Hacker Monthly magazine was Bitcoin, and Cheng Soon asked me to do an illustration for the cover. It was refreshing to work again for Hacker Monthly... literally! With my wife and daughter we went out for ice cream and sodas while I drew four ideas for the cover. Cheng Soon gave the thumbs up to the first sketch.

The coin was drawn using Paint Tool SAI's vector layers, since Photoshop Elements 2.0 — the reduced version of Photoshop that I own — lacks vectors. All background layers were done with PSE20.

The source code that appears on the upper left is Bitcoin's, src/coins.cpp to be precise.

Oliver asked me if the ones and zeroes at the bottom right had some secret message, but no, they were typed in at random.


Happy 2014!

Happy 2014!



My favorite portable console

My favorite portable console
My favorite portable console is still the Nintendo DS. I'm an unusual player, since I like to play old ZX Spectrum games (Laser Squad!) emulated on the DS with ZXDS. Or Gameboy titles; I particularly enjoyed Metal Gear Solid.
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