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Drawing Again

Last month I had some time to sit down with my Wacom Bamboo tablet and I loaded up myPaint to try sketching out some sprites. It has been forever since I’ve had a chance to draw anything, so I’m a bit rusty. I was looking over some Michael Turner artwork prior to sketching so the sketch is roughly influenced by his style and proportions. I’m leaning towards more of a western comic book approach to the art, rather than something more anime or manga influenced.

I still need to work out a good art production pipeline… myPaint is great for sketching, but pretty bad for editing (as in you can’t edit, you can only redraw.) Swapping between myPaint and Gimp on a regular basis may be a bit clunky. I’ll have to think on this some more.

On the coding end of things, I’m almost ready to play with some animated sprites. I had to set development aside for a while since work and life got busy, but I’m feeling the urge to start work on the game again.


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  1. Ren says:

    When I’m in the mood to draw with Mypaint (I tend to use a lot of programs, they all seem to have their own advantages) I tend to sketch in Gimp first, finalise the sketch in Mypaint and ink and colour in Mypaint mainly and go back to Gimp to finalise the image – cropping, filters, colour correction and what-have-you.

    I *would* like it if Mypaint had more transform tools and stuff like gradients and the like, but I guess it’s a matter of waiting and seeing what sort of requests users make.

    Lately I’m keeping an eye on Krita. 😛

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