Do you have a sweet build for working on your sick digital art? Are you trying to seek advice on a what tablet to buy? You can start here.
I'm going to build up this post as a guide/information masterpost for tech, software, and general organization. Please feel free to post links to helpful tech you find as it rolls out. You can also review products and software you buy, post links to brush packs, and general.
I'll post about my own set up, and try to write a few things in a little bit. I plan to write a bit about setting up your surface for drawing, my yiynova tablet, and some other little gizmos I have around.
So for the digital artists, I thought I would share a few resources I love. I'm a huge tech nerd, and love to collect resources. Jason already mentioned kyle t websters brushes, which are great.
- I actually dont use this one, but if you see an artist with a sleek looking color wheel, its probably this.http://www.pureref.com/
- Pureref is great. Its easy to work with and you can set it to sit on top of your windows no matter what,Carapace
- A free perspective grid tool that bighuge made. Its a completely hotkey based UI, but otherwise very functional.http://lazynezumi.com/
- an inking smoother and perspective tool. The gridding system is a bit weaker than just using carapace because adjusting your window disrupts it. Smoothing tools also are more helpful for intous and other non-monitor tablets.http://al.chemy.org/
- this is less of a painting program and more of a concept art tool. helps you discover shapes and silhouettes.
- Pretty simple interface. Some great tools in there and its open source and being worked on, heavily.https://www.gimp.org/downloads/
- Old as hell, but people still love it and work on it. Opensource.http://firealpaca.com/en
- Very small, simple program that might remind you of old oekaki boards.
(untested, I haven't tried these:)http://medibangpaint.com/en/
- I think this is adware, and not completely free.
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