Pencils on a pencil in Pencil

Pencil Experiments

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 can’t wait to try out the new features.

Pencil Experiments
Pencil Experiments

WIP – Last Drink

Well WIP

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.

Well WIP
Well WIP

Testing my Metal

A weapon of sorts.

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.

A weapon of sorts.
A weapon of sorts.

Digital Painting in 2013!

Digital Death

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 enjoying this particular activity. So there’s also that. I’ve dabbled in digital painting a time or two before but this is the first time I’ve ever tried it in a larger format. The version you see here is reduced considerably. I used Gimp 2.8 on Linux Mint.

Digital Death
Digital Death

I also did some Blender modeling – an eyeball. I spent more time figuring out the best render settings than I did modeling the eyeball. Boy could I use a couple of GTX 580s about now.

Blender Eyeball
Blender Eyeball