|09-26-2010, 07:49 PM||#31|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Device: The Book, PB 302, IQ
don't sell yourself short - I think you've done a fine job with all the alternatives. Of the 3 on offer, I'd lean towards #14.
If you have a Wacom, then that is a great start. They're great, and I've used them for years. I have a big Bamboo that lets me use fingers and stylus.
And if you want to have a play with some software, Inkscape (Illustrator clone) is very powerful and free, and there are some free painting programs around that are quite worthwhile.
All the best,
|09-26-2010, 10:24 PM||#33|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eternal summer
Device: 350, iPad, PW
I'm trying to learn how to draw actual characters instead of the cheap excuses for artwork that I've been doing lately. It's probably just a distraction to keep me from working on Ashes of Autumn. . . =)
|09-26-2010, 10:34 PM||#34|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Queensland, Australia
Device: Kindle 3 Wifi, Onyx Boox M96
It's nice too when you can have a dedicated art workstation. My main work machine is a tiny eeeBox PC but when it comes to really working hard in Inkscape I have to move over to the AMD dual-core workstation so that the system doesn't choke down and hamper my flow.
I agree that it's fantastic that OpenSource is bringing to us all these very good tools now. Sure, there's still a long way to go on some of them to make them the same level as top-ranking commercial products, however by a wide margin they already offer more features than what we are using. We did the entire "Tree of Life" all using Open Source software - it's a great feeling to be able to do that and have the fantastic quality output (Really, when it comes to typesetting and quality output almost nothing beats TeX).
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