Commons:Meet our illustrators

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Wikimedia Commons is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Like the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Commons is entirely created by volunteers. It succeeds because people all around the world recognise the benefits of using open content licenses to make their work freely available to others.

Our volunteers have varying skills and abilities. This page showcases the highly skilled illustrators who choose to use open content licenses, using Wikimedia Commons to donate their work to the world. Each illustrator on this page has contributed at least five of our Featured Pictures.

We invite users who are interested in releasing their work under open content licenses to read our First steps guide, Licensing policy and Project scope.


LadyofHatsEdit

Background

I am a mexican graphic designer, living in germany, working as illustrator in the internet.

Contact details

LadyofHats

  • you can send me a mail to: mrv_taur@@@.svggmx.net
  • leave me a mesage in my user page
Example work

Achelousaurus dinosaur.png
I do not work.. I have fun

See more of LadyofHats's work: Gallery

KelvinsongEdit

Background

I am an American illustrator, who primarily creates scientific diagrams.

I use almost exclusively open source software to make my drawings—I do three-dimensional visualization and projection in Blender, and draw with Inkscape, all on an Ubuntu platform.

Contact

Talk page

Email

Example works

Hurricane-en.svg  Sun poster.svg

Chloroplast II.svg  Mitochondrion (standalone version)-en.svg Cyanobacterium.svg

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Joaquim Alves GasparEdit

Background

English: I am an Officer of the Portuguese Navy, now teaching Cartographic Sciences in the university and doing research on the geometry of old nautical charts. My regular contribution with photos and illustrations to Commons started in 2006. I normally use CorelDraw in my ilustrations and animations

Português: Sou um Oficial da Marinha Portuguesa que ensina Ciências Cartográficas na universidade e faz investigação sobre a geometria das antigas cartas de marear. A minha contribuição regular para o Commons, sob a forma de fotos e ilustrações, começou em 2006. Uso normalmente o CorelDraw nas minhas figuras e animações.

Contact details
Example work

Using sextant swing.gif

My Portfolio
My Commons page

StingEdit

Background

I'm Eric Gaba, aka Sting on Wikipedia, French born in 1966 and live in Brazil. I'm helicopter pilot and photographer.

I joined Wikipedia in November 2004 with my passion for Greek Antique history and in 2005 the Graphic Lab on WP-fr. With the lack of schemes or maps in the project to illustrate articles, I started to learn about Inkscape and create my own pictures. Still not satisfied with my maps due to the difficulty of finding sources of good quality, I heard about Digital Elevation Models provided for free by the NASA or other US government agencies in early 2007. This was really the starting point for me creating good quality maps for the project.

As pilot, I like very much see a map with the representation of the relief as it explains many things : the location of settlements, borders, movement of armies, etc. And the DEMs provided almost all I needed so I got more and more specialized in that area. Gaining experience with the software, I started to extract elevation layers and vectorize them in order to create topographic maps and wrote tutorials to help other contributors to draw maps of different types using DEMs.

Contact details
Example work

Minimal surface curvature planes-fr.svg Mortise tenon joint hull trireme-fr.svg Mamiya 645 Super system.svg

Piton Fournaise eruptions animated-fr.gif Isle of Man map-fr.svg Corfu topographic map-en.svg


See more of Sting's work: User page

SémhurEdit

Background

I am a French computer engineer, living in France.

I joined Wikipedia in December 2005, and the Atelier Graphique (the French Graphic Lab) in 2007. First it was to create maps of the Marquesas Islands, so I followed the tutorials made by Sting (see above). Then, I continued to draw maps, and also diagrams and schemes, on various subjects.
My favourites softwares are Inkscape and the Gimp, and GlobalMapper & 3Dem for the maps.

Contact details
Example work

Vulcanian Eruption-numbers.svgFrankish Empire 481 to 814-en.svg Hawaii Island topographic map-fr.svgCigarette Grey Backgroung-key.svg

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Al2Edit

Background

I am a Chilean Illustrator, aka Fiestoforo, living in Santiago of Chile.

I have been collaborating in Wikipedia since 2005, and joined Wikimedia Commons in 2006.

I illustrated first for fun and later as a way to express myself.

I usually make diagrams and schemes. I work with GIMP and Inkscape, open-source software.

You can see my tutorial (easy to follow) about how to make diagrams, that you can use in Wikipedia.

Contact details

(you can write in English or in Spanish

usted puede escribir en inglés o en español)

Example work

Scheme snail anatomy-numbers.svg Tugboat diagram-en.svg
Bicycle diagram-en.svg
See more of Al2's work

LucasVBEdit

Background

I'm Lucas Vieira Barbosa. I've been a long time contributor to Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons, mostly through mathematics and physics illustrations. Recently, I've been focusing on animations.

I can do both 2D and 3D illustrations, as well as some technical 3D renderings via POV-Ray. See my full gallery for all contributions so far.

Requests are encouraged. I cannot guarantee I'll be able to fulfill the request due to time and complexity constraints, but I'll certainly look into it.

Contact details
Example work

Mug and Torus morph.gif Circle radians.gif
Villarceau circles.gif Line integral of scalar field.gif
Rolling Racers - Moment of inertia.gif Line integral of vector field.gif
See more of LucasVB's work

Last modified on 9 January 2012, at 22:06