... after like almost 2 years. Time passes and im being a slowpoke or something when it comes to go public i guess...
Anyway, things go fine here, looking for a job recently so theres bunch of paper work to do before going to a apointment, got first own car with help of mom so aside of few almost acsidents with crazy drivers Im driving alot better now in my Fabia. I still need to finish reading all its instructions online though because its a used car and the auto school did not even teach us driving at night... you can guess when then my almost acsidents happen.... but yeah, lesson learned and no scratch happened so thats a good thing.
Thankyou for anyone who noticed my birthday by the way, were sweet of you guys
I had not really any real cake but its ok. It could be said i got pretty good gifts like a simple projector for fabric painting purposes, the car could partially also count as a bd gift an i also got neat 5 new tips for my wacom tablet pen so thats super useful. Also we will be quite busy because we are byuing a house in a nearby village where ill have more space to get creative. It looks recently like a dump but after some reconstruction it will be a wonderful place to live in.
Anyway, ill write about art stuff since i rarely upload anything and this is a art community so...
as most digital artist know, is a wonderful alternative program to photoshop. With all the years of respect and use i did move on to a slightly more useful program called Krita krita.org/ which
is basically also free. It has simply somuch better brush options that i need but its filter rendering sucks. So im kind of using both programs now to do the work as both have their own unique strenghts and weaknesses.Now here is a interesting review about OpenCanvas1 and DrawPile
OpenCanvas1.1 is a wonderful collaborative program introduced to me years ago by a old friend. Heh i was using that thing for many years actually to draw with someone, usually with Sinatzeek. Recently though i found a pretty good alternative program that apears to not only work just like OC, but has more features and seems to be still updated. Its called DrawPile drawpile.net/
Im rather amazed how well it handles networking. I use it trough hamachi, just had to temporaly turn off firewall to get Esprit join my host. So whats it better in than old non updated anymore OC?
It can import and paste images, good for premade backgrounds for example.
The brush settings offer more configuration on how the line shall behave.
It has not only the ability to create at any time more layers, but it can merge, rename and ppl can erase eachothers draws aswell for example. The host can also optionally block anyone else to manage the layers if wanted.
It has a annotation/text tool so you can directly type in there instead of hand writing for example what ever your draw characters are saying.
It has also its own chat room which also is recorded.
And yes, it records everything and saves it with a playback that you can replay at any speed. It also can export every single frame as image. The video export sucks though. I did set up some necessary codec but the quality of the video was terrible. Id rather put the exported images into a video editor... The program has a down side though. It has no move tool but there is the copy-paste alternative way and the celection can be transformed but not rotated so far.Its also missing a poligonal/lasso tool which neather oc has but it would be great.
The program is free and looks to be still in development so i just wanna make a shout about it to whoever loves oc or drawing online with ppl. It may encourage the developer work more on it then for us artists
So yeah, open Canvas1 has been a great program for collaborative drawing but so far from testing an all i could see DrawPile top it in many ways. Just sad its not much known. Ill let you ppl make an opinion.
Now this brings me to the idea to go on a search for some artist buddies. Ppl who simply love to draw and talk about drawing, making comics and optionally animations. After living so many years with at least one that i can share same interest with, i realized its frustrating to be missing these artistic sharing experiences about making art and talk about digital development. Ill be probably forced to get back active on DA even for that heh... i guess it is a artist thing.... probably gonna even make a fool of myself again so pls bear with me