Jumper Dude Revisited

This is a second pass at the little animation I posted here. I reworked the landing slightly and then played with Pencil’s coloring tools. The alpha protection mode is actually really useful for shading and highlights, but I’m still not crazy about the quality of the finished line on the character. I also did a…

Pencil Experiments

Pencils on a pencil in Pencil

Experimenting with various approaches to finishing a drawing in the open source program Pencil. Nothing really satisfies me. I have a plan to do some old-fashioned paper and pencil animation this weekend. I think I may try finishing some of those frames in Gimp or MyPaint for comparison. MyPaint just released version 1.1 and I…

Well WIP

WIP – Last Drink

I’m trying to work on values a bit with this practice piece. It obviously has a long way to go before it has a chance of looking like anything. This will be in color once it’s done. Gimp 2.8.

A weapon of sorts.

Testing my Metal

Heh. See what I did there? Ahem. But seriously, I really need to learn how to paint metal surfaces properly. Not there yet. But, hey, first post of the new year! 🙂 I gave MyPaint a spin tonight with only a little assist from Gimp.

Digital Death

Digital Painting in 2013!

Okay, so this is really bad since there was no plan ahead of time and no composition and no real underlying talent, but it represents a start on finally learning to do some digital painting. So there’s that. Clearly I’m starting with basically no idea what I’m doing, but I have to admit to really…