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Postby tank on Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:47 pm

Hey,

Just wanted to say im pretty impressed with the Linux mint distro. I was thinking about the background included with bianca. The zen theme. I like it a lot, but, couldn't help feel it was a bit girly ?? yes and no...i agree its relaxing and not too "in your face" image.. So here is my take on that theme..

I wanted a man in the scene doing something more manly i suppose lol.
Its (supposed to be) a kung fu master doing his meditation.

Well its really a picture i took of myself, edited it in gimp then over to inkscape and from there applied colour's, smoothing and lots other processing fun stuff. His nose and chin are a bit funky at the moment :-) Its my screen resolution 1280 by 800. Naturally it can be output to different resolutions...though I think one is enough to show it ;-)

http://www.esatclear.ie/~kiss/blog/mint/mint_kung-fu_gr_1280x800.jpg
1280x800


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Postby clem on Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:02 am

That's a funny wallpaper, thanks :)

It'll be added to the artwork package and present in the next releases.

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Postby carlos on Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:28 pm

Tank, that's like the ying to my yang. Nice work!
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Postby tank on Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:26 pm

thx for the comments... its motivated me to update with a slightly modified version. Kinda KDE blue theme. I re-traced the kung-fu master in inkscape :)

http://www.esatclear.ie/~kiss/blog/mint/mint_kung-fu_bl_1280x800.jpg
1280x800

of course any advice or comments is appreciated.

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Postby carlos on Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:36 pm

I like the new silhouette, much more detailed.
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Postby AlsaPhil on Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:49 am

Good job tank, but would be better with the "official" fonts (Linux Mint Bianca) and logo.

A propos logo, carlos I encourage you to develop a new logo, warm and friendly, starting from your idea and actual version.
You know I am fan of your work (zen-woman in blue at this time :wink: but the colour of the girl change once a week :lol: )
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Postby carlos on Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:09 am

Hehe, AlsaPhil I'm on it!
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