Breaking the posting drought. These were doodled directly into 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 can’t wait to try out the new features.
Some really crappy straight-ahead practice in Pencil. I did a lousy job of maintaining volumes, the landing makes no sense, and that initial antic is pretty weak, but at least I got a practice session in. 🙂
It was touch and go for a while as my Wacom driver stopped working under Windows 7, so I couldn’t use Toon Boom as I’d planned. I spent about 90 minutes reinstalling and updating drivers to no avail. Luckily, I never have that problem on Linux Mint.
I’m going to bed early tonight, so here are some snowmen. I’m obviously still trying to improve my digital drawing skills. I actually drew the blue one first with a two-pixel pencil setting, then the black one with a one-pixel setting. I also tried a trick on the black one where I zoomed out to draw the thumbnail, then zoomed in to finish it. That approach seemed fruitful and I intend to explore it further.