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Geeking out about digital art again

I found some pretty nifty looking digital art applications these last few months. I’ve been a bit of a digital art geek since around 2004 when I first tried to learn how to use it with a tiny almost useless tablet with no pressure sensitivity and Corel Painter 8 student edition (I’m now on Painter 2016).

I have used traditional media much more in recent years because (in my opinion) there are some things digital art can still fall short on and it saves my eyes from the monitor glare.

But I digress. Digital art is really accessible now with Open Source projects such as Krita and cheaper tablets.

I found a free 3D sculpting tool called Dilay a few months ago, which is very similar to Sculptris, but it is Open Source and seems more stable.

Another intriguing software recently released is called Expresii. This reminds me of Rebelle, but it simulates Eastern ink painting/calligraphy. There is much more about all of that on their blog which is quite interesting to read. I tried the Lite version on my laptop with my cheap Ugee tablet and it seemed to work fine although I think a more powerful computer is recommended as it really makes the graphic card work overtime. I might try it on my work computer at some point which has more processing power and see if it works OK before I make a proper judgement on it.

Over and out… I need to get some paintings scanned in.

Edit: 29 August 2016

I tried Expresii with my Ugee 2150 and it works fine. Nice program, I wish them luck with it, its fun to use and very expressive to paint with.

Squirrel in 3D

Today I was feeling ambitious so I made a squirrel in Wings 3D and then painted it and tweaked it a bit in Sculpt GL. I’m using Magica Voxel Viewer for shadows. I have a project I’m doing with squirrels so I wanted a quick reference model for the lighting and angles.

Mushroom Mesh

This will probably be my last attempt at 3D for a while (so don’t worry- I’m still drawing stuff), but I thought I would show it anyway since I did it.

I made the mesh in Wings 3D and then smoothed it a bit and painted it in Sculpt GL. Digital sculpting is sort of fun but I’m going to stick to digital painting for now. I don’t think it hurts to try different things though, it makes me appreciate how awesome all those 3D artists are.


Squirrel Voxel and Things

Hello again. I’ve made a squirrel this morning using Magica Voxel. I used Magica Voxel Viewer to render the lighting.

Squirrel Voxel no colour Squirrel Voxel

I’ve also been trying out Wings 3d, Its quite friendly for beginners to 3d graphics. I’m not very good at it, but I found that you can export the obj files and view them in Magica Voxel Viewer if you just wanted to work out shadows or lighting for a basic form… Quite a handy little tool.

wierd thing wings 3d blocky wings 3d

I did this study / sketch using Corel Painter last year as well, I had forgotten to upload it. I’ve been looking at the Mori Mori (Forest Girl) inspired fashions lately.

christinegarnerwipstudy1_done christine garner wip study1

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