Art: New Year 2024

Art: New Year 2024

Circles so many circles.

It’s an election year, of course. And a leap year. The big political questions include:

  • Will Congress finally pass a border bill that sends funds to protect the Ukrainian border?
  • Who will be the Republican nominee and will that nominee be convicted of crimes in one or more jurisdictions?
  • Will Democrats articulate a national strategy on restoring abortion rights and health protections for pregnant people?

Of course, who will win the various elections?

We’ll just have to wait and see.

I made the main image of circles in Inkscape, and added the backing and framing stuff with Krita. There was some question about when to stop making smaller circles, which I mostly left up to when the numerals looked well-formed.

Interestingly, the final webp is smaller than the svg, at least when saved with whatever extra data Inkscape stores. I know not everyone likes webp, but I really appreciate how much it can pack into a small file (depending; for some images, it is hard to get it to shrink so much).

Happy new year!



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