Some time ago, I made comparisons between different types of art software available. I compared Krita and Gimp, then I compared Krita and PaintToolSAI. Now it’s time to look at what the pros use. I’ll begin with procedure, explain the gaps in free software, and then discuss how ClipStudio Paint fills in those gaps. Finally, I’ll throw in alittle bit about what I think of Toon Boon Harmony.
The Gimp is arguably the most popular free software for non-vector digital art and image editing. (Inkscape is the best free program for vector graphics in my opinion.) Some time ago, I analyzed Paint Tool SAI, comparing it with the Gimp, and the results are in. But SAI has an unrelated, nay, a mirror image in the FOSS world trying to do what SAI does in a better way: Krita. Krita is a cross-platform open-source free software tool for digital art. In fact, I’d argue that, in light of what Krita has to offer, Gimp may be considered the best for image editing and not for art creation. But here’s a run-down comparison of the two.
Like web design, like anime, like most digital art out there, the key to good IFS (iterated function series, i.e. “fractal flame”) is making borders. This used to elude me, but recently…
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- Wacky Intro
- Parting Thought
Yes, I mean everyone (well, okay, I’ll simplify it). The topic of copyrights is popular these days because of the ensuing mess, so I thought I’d address it. I’ve had similar posts in the past (but related specifically to software) (Part 1, Part 2), but in this article, I’d like to talk about everyone’s view.
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3.2 Animation (and Directing)
3.5 The Manipulative Character
- About that Soul Business
4.1 The spiritual view
4.2 The scientific reality
- Fan Art
Fractal generators like Apophysis are quite widely used, so it may have become alittle difficult to appreciate what they do. Every once in awhile, something really stands out.
(As a small irony, I’ve noticed I name my opinion articles something fancy like other bloggers just trying to make the article look interesting to read.) Continue reading
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