im-a-force-of-nature said: Heii! Ahm, I was just wondering, which software do you use for your art? After seeing your work I got pretty inspired and I'd like to give it a try at digital art :3 Great job, btw~
I use Paint Tool SAI since forever.
I did tried many others, but at the end of the day I’ll always come back for SAI. May it be for realistic drawing, line work or coloring - everything in SAI. :) It’s easy and nice to use, feels great and is affordable.
Big pluses for me are for example:
- Free(r) Key binding (I use my Keyboard a lot while drawing, pencil is on D, eraser on W and fill bucked on A for example. And since SAI allows one to put sings like undo on a single key, it’s on E for me. (in comparison, Photoshop want’s me to use an combination like Strg+E for those commands - and I hate it because it slows me down.)
- an amazingly well working magic wand and a bucket that works with the same mechanic. (for someone like me who works with really clean lines but also a shit ton of details most of the time, this is heaven.)
- The brushes feel great - in combination with the stabilizer it’s just fantastic.
and now i stop because I don’t try to sell you anything here xD
I do own Photoshop as well, but only use it for the final touch, since SAI doesn’t contains such neat little things like filters and *cough* Liquify (saving my lazy ass more than once in a week). It is just for Drawing after all. ^^
The only downside I can think of from the top of my head when it comes to SAI is that, for really big pictures with a lot of layers I often need to split the picture into two (one for forground and one for background) because otherwise SAI strats to lag a bit and get’s troubles in saving. It’s not because of my PC since I have a more than decent setup here - it’s SAI who hit’s the wall.
But that’s only for really detailed pictures like this one commission I did for Schnaut. There where about/over 50 layers for background and foreground each - and over 100 layers + effects on an 4000 x 5500 px file doesn’t work for SAI as it seems (but I’m open to be proofed wrong, if someone know if that’s an error I can fix please write me)
BUT that downside is not important for starters I’d assume. :)
tl:dr: If you want to start with digital art, I recommend to try SAI!
I’m back from my parents place~~
Thanks to all of you who send me Birthday Wishes <3 I didn’t replied immediately since I was really busy, but I’ve read them all and it made my day even greater then it already was - Thank you so much!
I’ll try to answer those non Birthday related asked today and then focus on the TF2 Comic project, so you can expect some news about that matter very soon!
Anonymous said: Why they do thaaaat noooo, you amazing ;c
If there had been a reason they told me, I don’t remember it, but I mean, I know how it is, there are not many spots, the competition is big and so on and so forth. And - I’m not that good in drawing non-digital! I do believe that is something art schools are pretty keen of. I put all my skill points in digital drawing. xD
(at that point I was still pretty aimless - I didn’t quiet know where I wanted to go with my life - that art school would probably have not be the right thing for me anyways… considering the route I choose now. But who knows. :) )
Anonymous said: Can I ask your how old are you? and did you ever go to art school to learn all? cause you draw so well and I love it!!
Oh dear, thank you!
I am 23 - in two days it’s 24 tho . uvu
I did tired to apply to an art school about… 3 or 4 years ago. But I wasn’t accepted and I was like, welp, and did then what I wanted to do on my own. (getting a rejection from art schools is no reason to stop drawing in my opinion)
Frankly I wasn’t that good back then, but I do draw everyday and don’t plan to stop anytime soon, and always hope to become a little bit better than the day before!
That been said, I am glad you like my art - and thank you again <3