Friday, May 4, 2007

Tambourine, Pipe, LED and Chip




More drawings for Kalzium. It was difficult to find nice objects to draw for beryllium, chlorine, germanium and gallium. These have often made me uncertain, but I hope they turn out OK.

Update: Copper-colored tambourine. Thank to all commenter's.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are getting better and better with every drawing :)

Keep up the good work.

Dennis.

Blue Lightning said...

Great icons, excellent work. My only suggestion would be that the LED would be a much better choice for Gallium rather than Germanium, since most LEDs use Gallium compounds to produce light:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led

Perhaps you could find a more appropriate use for Germanium eg. a microscope:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanium

(I was sure I'd commented on your blog on this subject before, but I can't find it now, please excuse the repetition if I did :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning work! This is just great and I am really looking forward to the "all new" Kalzium.

Jarle Richard Akselsen said...

Thank you; Dennis, Blue lightning and "anonymous":-)

I believe you (Blue lightning) are right about LED and so. I'm no expert at this and leave it up to other to decide. It can easily be changed. You have suggested LED for gallium earlier and that made me think that drawing a LED at least could be used somewhere. Looks like I should draw a microscope for germanium? Thank you again :-)

tooto said...

I have just been looking for example pictures of beryllium, e.g http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/10373787/Beryllium_Copper.html and I think it might be a good idea to add a bit more of a copper tinge to the tambourine, even if beryllium itself doesn't have that colour.

Jarle Richard Akselsen said...

Thank you for helping me Tooto. I made a copper colored version now and I think it is better:-)

Bruce Ravel said...

You mention the difficulty in fnding nice images of Be to use as models in Kalzium. You may not be looking in the right places! Things made with Be components are found everywhere in synchrotron and other x-ray applications -- since Be is very light yet quite strong, it is used as windows which let x-rays pass into vacuum chambers. Do a google images search for "Beryllium window" and you will find lots and lots of cool things to draw.

Jarle Richard Akselsen said...

Thank you Bruce Ravel. I will have your information in mind when i shall revisit the drawing for a second round:-)

Blue Lightning said...

You may have already seen this, but if not it has lots of useful and interesting information about (and pictures of) all of the elements:

http://www.theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/

Jarle Richard Akselsen said...

That was a great link, witch I never seen before. Thank you; Blue Lightning:)

name said...

Magnific!