layer mask

I have just finished my forrest gum project, it doesn’t look the best but I tried.

First step I found a picture of a JFK speech, second I threw it into gimp by hitting file on the top of the screen and then hitting new making a horizon style white layer then adding a new layer to the white layer making it transparent then pasting the meeting on that layer using select on the hot bar.  Secondly I duplicated my first picture by pressing right click on the layer and took a picture of myself and threw it into the picture of JFK’s meeting.

I then duplicated that picture into another layer and started on removing the background.  to do this I went and hit colours and then hit deserter then turn to gray.

I then hit colours and hit invert to make things easier on me.  After that I Outlined myself in black using the brush tool and then hi-lighted myself white. 

After that I hit select all by going to the select tool cut that layer went down to the layer with JFK.

I then created another layer mask by right clicking on layers and hitting create new layer mask

then I hit edit paste.

I then did a bit of trimming with an eraser and turned the entire picture to gray so it looks more realistic. And bing bang bop I had finished my picture

The Rutherford scholarship

Alexander Rutherford was a brilliant scientist,  he discovered the nucleus in atoms and the fact same charges don’t like being next to each-other.  The Rutherford Scholarship is about how he supported public teaching and how he was involved in community affairs.  Having the scholarship means you have done well in class and passed all the required math or science.  It also means you like doing the work you’re given.  I would say that because Rutherford enjoyed teaching from what I’ve read and he also supported public teachings.  In total the Rutherford scholarship is and honour to have because its in honour of him and it shows you have a bit of personality like him which in my eyes would be an honour


Hobbies are important in my mind.  To distract myself from how hard things are to come.  I have my specific hobbies myself, for example, I like drawing, animating, and on occasion exercising.  

Drawing is my favorite hobby I have.  I have been working on all different types of styles of art.  Manga, Cartoon, and a wee bit realistic.  I very rarely draw anything nature or beauty themed because that isn’t my style.  My most recent drawing is a parody of a character, and my second most recent drawing is a cartoon i’ve been working on for at least 20 hours.  I am not the best but I do try my best but it really is just a fun thing I love to do when I’m bored or want to draw.

Animating is an entire different thing.  Animating is so much more time consuming and personally I would say it is harder.  I’ve been working on animating for maybe a month now, maybe 5-7 hours total and I only have a simple basic animation that any actual animator could make in maybe 30 minutes.  There is a lesson to be learned by my trial and error with animating and that is, things take time to get good at, things take time in general.  I read online that it takes around 1-3 weeks just to make a 10-30 second animation, solo that is.  I know that it may seem that animating is drawing but just longer but the truth is it isn’t.  There is so much more you have to do, 15 steps just to draw shading.  I think animating is a good hobby for me because it has a possibility to turn into a career

And of course my least favorite but an important hobby exercise.  I have a wide range of exercises that I do ranging from running to weight lifting.  A full body exercise. Sure I do sometimes stop for a couple of days for my muscle to stop hurting but in the end I always come back to it.  I personally don’t like exercising, I would much rather do other things with my time like, draw, watch tv, etc, but when all of that gets old and boring I exercise.  Even though I don’t like it, it makes me better, more fit and athletic, I can sleep better, I feel like a better person.  I think that life is a lot better when you exercise.  It feels great afterwards, there are many benefits and I can actually come back to doing it when I forget to.  That is why exercise is one of my hobbies.

My hobbies vary from other types of hobbies, even though they are generic and simple they are my actual hobbies.  The great thing about all of my hobbies is that I can do them anytime,  I don’t have to wait for quarantine to end because I can do it all at my house.  Drawing, animating, and exercising are all my favorite hobbies.

All of these hobbies that I have also match my motivation survey.  The results are independence and achievement.  I believe these are true because nobody is making me do exercise,  nobody’s making me do drawing and animating and the achievement part is correct too because I work to achieve a specific goal.  I do find it weird how a computer can tell you more about yourself than you realize. It is really great to know why I like the hobbies that I have.