Monday, March 17, 2008

Life's been busy...

Can't believe it's been almost a month since I posted!

A lot happened at the evil necessity that must be endured (aka Work) that interfered with Art. Crossing fingers and hoping it settles down.

I'm learning several new drawing programs, several of which are free, the rest are free for older versions:

Project Dogwaffle is seriously cool. The top pay version has the neatest programmable brushes - you can actually load multiple images to use with it...the best use of this is in landscapes... the only drawback is that there are no layers, just good old traditional slap it on top of what's already there. We'll see if I plunk down the dineros for this one!

Art Weaver, from Germany, is one awesome piece of software, completely free. The interface is very Photoshop-ish, so I was able to jump in and create the following in my first session:

I have to go back and see if there is a donation 'button''s worthy of showing some appreciation!

The third application I'm looking at is Pixarra's TwistedBrush. Can't say anything about it yet...stay tuned!

All this started when somebody recommended Ambient Design's ArtRage to me in the WetCanvas! Digital forum. While I was able to quickly work up a piece that was acceptable, it's got more of a "kiddie" interface with stencils and virtual glitter. Art Weaver's interface is so much more sophisticated and flexible, that I really think it's going to be my core app.

More as it happens, or when Life stops interferring with Art! (whichever comes first!)

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