Tannenbaum 2009

by Scott ChitwoodTuesday December 8th, 2009
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Tannenbaum

It’s my personal conundrum of conundrums kids.  Not being one to observe and commit to any great amount of ritual here I stand anyway, looking at a desktop picture tradition that now stretches back across a full decade.  Another year, another tree; the clock ticks forward; the days grow colder.

(Egad, somebody give me a good whack…)

Merry Christmas friends, hope the coming year is good to all!

Tannenbaum 2009 by Scott Chitwood

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Tannenbaum 2008

by Scott ChitwoodThursday December 11th, 2008
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Fractal Flames, Tannenbaum

Our tree for 2008 may be a little abstract but I think you’ll enjoy it just the same. Chock full of Christmas colour, light, and magic — a hand-crafted Wonderland™ for your desktop.

Tannenbaum-2008

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Rendered in Oxidizer 0.5.6. Post processed in Photoshop CS.

Tannenbaum 2007

by Scott ChitwoodWednesday December 19th, 2007
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Tannenbaum

It’s that time again; excitment builds and patience is rewarded with a glorious Christmas Tree that sends ooohs and ahhhs to that happy little child we remember so well. There it stands before us; the scent of pine needles and Coleman Camp Fuel hang heavy in the air as we eagerly await the ceremonial lighting of the annual New Year’s Eve bonfire. What? You didn’t know I was an unrepentent firebug? So many things to burn, so little time :^)

Anyway, methinks I digress.

The Tannenbaum series has really taken on a life of it’s own over the years due in big part to your requests to keep cranking ’em out. The snowy background in this one is actual snowflakes photographed against the night sky and blended over the blue background with transparency set to eighty percent and a some filter tweaks to roughen up the edges.

Tannenbaum 2007

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As an added bonus my Tuesday night rock band, Payne Street, did a nice update to a song I wrote back in 1987 called ‘The Christmas Blues’ and it happened to turn out pretty great after just a few takes. You’re welcome to give it a listen or download a zipped copy for later perusal. Credits for the composition are…

Greg McArthy » Vocals
Rob Allyn » Lead & Rhythym Guitars, Happy Elf
Scott Chitwood » Rhytym Guitar, Santa, Lead Elf
Mark Kokot » Bass, Angry Elf
Craig Belleville » Drums & Percussion

Tannenbaum 2006

by Scott ChitwoodMonday December 11th, 2006
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Tannenbaum

Number 8 in the series glows with a mellow gold background and a tree that was drawn in Illustrator from a scan of a rough sketch. The background was cobbled together from various sections that use a Dragon Tongue Photoshop layer style for colour and gradient as the starting point. The dove is borrowed from a decorative font set, DF Calligraphic Ornaments.

Tannenbaum 2006

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Tannebaum 2005

by Scott ChitwoodFriday December 23rd, 2005
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Winter decorates our tree with a fresh blanket of snow and ice.

Tannenbaum 2005

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Tannenbaum 2004

by Scott ChitwoodFriday December 24th, 2004
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Paper textures created with Photoshop layer styles are abundant in this traditional green and red picture.

Tannenbaum 2004

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Tannenbaum 2003

by Scott ChitwoodSaturday November 22nd, 2003
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The annual Winter Holiday desktop finds a solitary tree on a snow draped enbankment.

Tannenbaum 2003

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Tannenbaum 2002

by Scott ChitwoodFriday November 22nd, 2002
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Three “happy little trees” against an icy sky and weird purple moon.

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