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ireny #1 Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:42 PM

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Hello! 


I was wondering if any of you knows a good,free and easy-to-use software to draw/paint things.Such as the hero who draws seals ^^

If you do know,let me know !

 

Thanks for your time!



BravelyRanAway #2 Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

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if you go here...http://download.cnet.com/windows/ type 'drawing software' into the search box at the top....then on the page that appears click the 'free' check box on the left top of page and the platform you want to use it on....and have fun browsing lots of free stuff, make sure to read exactly what each program does and read the reviews on each to make sure it does what it says on the tin.

Don't worry about downloading anything that may damage your computer from CNET....they only house clean stuff....just don't follow any adverts that take you away from the site.



Andreas2202 #3 Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:19 PM

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http://painttool-sai.softonic.com/ + photoshop

You can also buy a drawing tablet (like Bamboo Splash) :honoring:

 

 



2Tee2 #4 Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:43 PM

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on the "vector" side, Inkscape used to be an interesting project, I haven't checked it for some 5+years though

http://inkscape.org/en/

 

View PostAndreas2202, on 02 April 2014 - 09:19 PM, said:

Bamboo Splash

 

id say better:

https://www.youtube....h?v=rWO3YtppM4U

 

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brynje #5 Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:55 PM

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I use paint tool Sai and Photoshop. Illustrator is more for vector graphics. The others are best for actual drawings. 

Also I use Intuos4 - Wacom drawing tablet. 

 

But if you just want something to draw Seals lmao :D ... I would just download a free program called GIMP



BlackForestPeak #6 Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

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Hey there.

 

I myself have had a long time of what program I want to use and to ber very honest I am still a bit pending. but at this moment, for very nice quality lines I use Adobe Illustrator. The fact that it uses vector instead of pixel lines works way better for me since I can clearly see sharp lines that maintain that way. By using a wacom tablet I can also adjust the sensetivity of the brush in the program. Photoshop does this too, but just one mistake and you get a squigly line right away. Illustrator on the other hand is programmed that the lines remains to move smoothly in a curve when drawn that way. 

 

However Illustrator is horrid for coloring. I have yet to discover a more effective way than manual coloring within the lines like when you do when you were younger. Photoshop is more flexible in that regard and allowes you to play more with the colors as well. applying gradient is easier and you can do alot more things in it to have certain effects.

 

be that as it may, those are usually not free softawares and are quite costly as well, but then you have something good to work with. Other programs that I once used were manga studio 5.0, manga studio ex 4.0 and corel painter. Now they all are great programs but I just couldn't get used to their layouts and options so i dropped those, though I have seen some great artwork with these programs and recoomend to try them as well. There are ways to get them for free though I received them from a friend so I myself wouldn't know how.

 

last but not least is a few tips that I can give you. Try as many stuff as possible. Even with non digital artwork. The wider your aresenal is the better. I myself for example use for normal drawins a mechanized 0.5mm pencil, a simple pen-eraser a compass and simple ruler for lineart, for coloring I tend to switch to either Copic Markers or Prisma Color Pencils or even simply waterpaint or charcoal.

For the digital things I currently use Adobe Illustrator because it is a great program for a comic-artist like me, but I did use Photoshop in the past as well. And sometimes I even combine Photoshop and Illustrator. Also you can choose to either make the lineart on paper, scan it and work it out on the computer, but you can also use the computer head or or, better yet, do the opposite. Use the computer for lineart and color it with pencils and/or other things.

 

I hoped this helped you a little and because this is a topic about art I shall sign it not with my usal "BFP" but with my artist name.

Kind regards.

 

-Asero



Andreas2202 #7 Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:48 PM

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View Post2Tee2, on 03 April 2014 - 01:43 PM, said:

 

The Bamboo is one of the cheapest, no?



BlackForestPeak #8 Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

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View PostAndreas2202, on 03 April 2014 - 06:48 PM, said:

 

The Bamboo is one of the cheapest, no?

 

True, bamboo is indeed cheap and isn't very sensetive either. It was my first drawing tablet and I hated it so I saved money for a cintiq wacom tablet. The one I have has a display on it's own and is in A4 (letter) format. it was costly with a price €1400,- but certainly worth it.

 

-Asero


Edited by BlackForestPeak, 04 April 2014 - 01:48 PM.


Andreas2202 #9 Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:25 PM

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I can't say nothing about it as I didn't try it :/

Polkadot9000 #10 Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:43 PM

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There is the standard application on Windows 7 & 8 pcs, look it up, it is called paint.

Path64 #11 Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:12 AM

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Gimp, open source FTW  http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ does everything photoshop does but it's free.

 


Edited by Path64, 06 April 2014 - 10:15 AM.


ireny #12 Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:42 PM

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Thank you guys ! :)





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