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DavidAC2014
06-12-2014, 03:30 PM
Some of my digital art from last year:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1863172-aquaticstudyfinal.jpeghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1863172-fshorse2..jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1863172-Fs_tulips.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1863172-highlandterrier.jpeg

Elainepsq
06-13-2014, 03:27 AM
Nice work David, welcome to the forum. Would you please share with us a little about the software/hardware you are using?

bryn
06-13-2014, 06:16 AM
Very nice. I find horses very difficult to do.
Bryn

LavenderFrost
06-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Some very nice work there, though I'm not really sure about the first one.

Lucy-Foote
06-13-2014, 11:02 PM
Very nice art work. The horse I really like:thumbsup:

Lucy http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2014/70668-a_Foote_icon_sm.JPG

arl
06-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Beautiful work and modeling.

DavidAC2014
06-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Nice work David, welcome to the forum. Would you please share with us a little about the software/hardware you are using?

Thanks all.


I did all of these with Mypaint v 1.1:

http://mypaint.intilinux.com/

on a lightweight OS called Puppy Linux. Though the OS version I used at the time didn't support my tablet, so these where all done without pressure sensitivity. My tablet is a budget one called Trust Flex, it's basically a pressure sensitive mouse pad with a pressure pen.

I considered it a self-imposed challenge to go without pressure sensitivity, but as of this month I'll be using an OS that supports it.

PeriSoft
06-26-2014, 12:52 PM
The horse is good - I always have trouble with them, too. They end up looking doggy. And that face thing they have going on is strange...

I don't know, I've just never liked horses that much. But I respect anyone who cam successfully foreshorten their noses. :)

Elainepsq
06-27-2014, 01:17 PM
These are really good considering you didn't have the option of a pressure sensitive tablet.:clap:
Allow me to get on my soapbox for a moment but one of my gripes with new technology is that people always think they have to have the newest and best to do good (serious work) I've heard that so often with digital photographers. But the fact is there are great artists who manage to do fine work with the toys - huh, I meant tools:rolleyes: - that they can afford at the time, and there are mediocre people doing mediocre work, standing around talking about how much they spent on all the new toys! It's great to have best tools, but the sign of a great artist is to be able to do with what you have!

b'anna
06-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Elaine is so right!
These are great! You got a great Water color feel to the horse and flowers and the dog is just adorable!
Welcome to Digital!
Barb

sword
06-28-2014, 04:32 PM
The jellyfish is great. I also like Puppy Linux_5.7.1 and FatDog that has the latest Gimp and is super-fast. Once you use a bit of pressure sensitivity, take a look at what Krita can do.

DavidAC2014
07-03-2014, 10:21 AM
The horse is good - I always have trouble with them, too. They end up looking doggy. And that face thing they have going on is strange...

I don't know, I've just never liked horses that much. But I respect anyone who cam successfully foreshorten their noses. :)

It was my first attempt at a horse (head), though I don't have too much difficulty with animals.

DavidAC2014
07-03-2014, 10:35 AM
These are really good considering you didn't have the option of a pressure sensitive tablet.:clap:
Allow me to get on my soapbox for a moment but one of my gripes with new technology is that people always think they have to have the newest and best to do good (serious work) I've heard that so often with digital photographers. But the fact is there are great artists who manage to do fine work with the toys - huh, I meant tools:rolleyes: - that they can afford at the time, and there are mediocre people doing mediocre work, standing around talking about how much they spent on all the new toys! It's great to have best tools, but the sign of a great artist is to be able to do with what you have!
I've found that it helps me improve when I restrict myself with tools. I went through a phase 2 years ago where I decided to strictly use (classic) MS Paint, to see how far I could take it.......it didn't go too well though. It's possible to make great paintings with it, but it takes a lot of patience and far too much time.

These are all just excercises created to help me adapt to the programs brush system. Even without pressure sensitivity, Mypaint is still versatile and functional.

I'm also interested in unsung mediums, such as crayola crayons:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jul-2014/1863172-crayola_crayon_still_life_by_david_c2011-d4hhz94.jpg

DavidAC2014
07-03-2014, 12:43 PM
The jellyfish is great. I also like Puppy Linux_5.7.1 and FatDog that has the latest Gimp and is super-fast. Once you use a bit of pressure sensitivity, take a look at what Krita can do.

Thanks. I had a short run with Fatdog64, but it wasn't my cup of tea. A bit too technical. For the whole of this year I've been using Lighthouse64, it's a better "out of the box" distro.

Krita is undoubtedly the best native painting app for Linux, but I lean more towards the lighweight apps. Once my painting skills advance to a higher level I may migrate to Krita. One downside with Krita is all of the KDE dependencies it needs. As for Gimp, most of the time I use Mypaint and do all the post processing with Gimp. Gimp is fully functional, and I have all the GPS extensions for it, though I only tend to use it for when I do the likes of inking, or anything where an advanced tool is essential. Having said that, once it moves onto 16 & 32 bit colour depth and Opengl support for better performance, I may use it more often. The brush system definately improved with 2.8.

sword
07-03-2014, 07:06 PM
...One downside with Krita is all of the KDE dependencies it needs. .
Most drawing apps are improving rapidly. I tried Krita live on a DVD called ArtistX from distrowatch.com and the new Linux Mint_17 'Quiana' Cinnamon 64 has tablet compatibility out-of-the-box in spite of the fact that it is based on Gnome.
Regards