Mindy and Other character and Yet Another Character


(Sutabi-old) #1

I need to redraw her, but I just wanted to show you what free software can do. Its called Art Weaver, everything was done in it… sketch and airbrush.
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/727/sketchwithme1oj.jpg
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/3240/mindy9zr.jpg
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8661/gorilla3d7es.jpg

Heres a lasp me draw the gorilla.

Lasp of Sketching
http://www.gorilla3d.com/vids/sketching.avi
Lasp of Painting
http://www.gorilla3d.com/vids/painting.avi


(DanBoghean) #2

Did you use like Wacom tablet or your mouse?

I like it :slight_smile:


(Hippie) #3

Hmm, never heard of the program, but of the images I found it looks almost like Painter Classic, which came whit my Volito tablet. Does AW resamble PC in other ways than just appearance?

Those sketches looks great BTW, very real pencil like.


(Sutabi-old) #4

The painter classic I had never had layers, it had like a sketch layer so you could put an image on and work on top of it.

AW to me is far better then that. I never tried the current version of painter but asfar as sketching to me this rulez over photoshop. I just need to but a tablet that support tilting, since my pen Has to be in a certain position to draw correctly and happen to not be the same at the potions of the tablet…

The first image is with mouse, second is with pen.


(Hippie) #5

So it has layers? That’s good. Absence of layers has always bothered me about PC. I’m gonna give this one a try.


(Sutabi-old) #6

Yes it has layers, multiply, overaly… the really layer options. Its weird that you have to erase something then if you create a new layer it will show the indent in which you erased, so you have to go back and bleach the area.

Anyways here is more action:

Xvid, avi format.
http://www.gorilla3d.com/vids/sketching.avi


(DanBoghean) #7

Can you tell me where I can download this program? I tried searching for it on google with no results. Thanks, I would love to try this.

You did the first one with the mouse? So there is a chance for me to be able to sketch things in this program with a mouse? I don’t have a tablet, that’s why I’m asking.


(Sutabi-old) #8

http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version

Yeah of course you can use a mouse, just dont expect it to be fster then sketching on paper.


(DanBoghean) #9

I really enjoy your works and this program is very good, however, I’m not very good with the mouse :frowning: If I keep at it, do you think I’ll be able to create good things with the mouse? Also, how much does one of those tablets things cost? I want the cheapest ones, as I am just a beginner artist and doing it for fun.


(monkeyCode) #10

I really enjoy your works and this program is very good, however, I’m not very good with the mouse If I keep at it, do you think I’ll be able to create good things with the mouse? Also, how much does one of those tablets things cost? I want the cheapest ones, as I am just a beginner artist and doing it for fun.

Bought myself a wacom voltio 2 (12.8 cm x 9.3 cm) a few days ago, for around 40 USD.
Trust has really cheap large tablets, but i heard they are horrible, compare it to sketching with a door nob and a piece of paper.

I’d save up for a Graphire or Intuos tho, they have more features than the voltio 2 and can speed up your workflow IMO.

As for getting good with the mouse, maybe, but it’s still easier with a tablet, and if you ask me, a good old pencil is easier than a tablet again.


(Dittohead) #11

AFAIK Volitos were never released in America. Graphire 6x8 is your best bet for performance/$$$ ratio. 4x5 is just too small.


(Sutabi-old) #12

I have the original Graphire with 4x5 tablet, I have my mouse set to require long movements to be able to draw a small line, which is sitting color palette on top of my bed. I really want a Intuos… but I’d hate to spend money on something I wont be using for work related.

Classic pencil and paper is nice ^-, but then again you can only erase on it before it rips. Plus I really hate using more then one sheet of paper to sketch a character on… or if you drew it too big and not enough room on the paper ^-.


(monkeyCode) #13

AFAIK Volitos were never released in America. Graphire 6x8 is your best bet for performance/$$$ ratio. 4x5 is just too small.

Hm unable to find it on wacom-us so i think that’s true.
The graphire costs around 250 USD tho.

you can only erase on it before it rips. Plus

Draw lightly, erase lightly.

I really hate using more then one sheet of paper to sketch a character on… or if you drew it too big and not enough room on the paper ^_-.

I usualy sketch out a loose pose before commiting to anything on a sketch to get accurate proportions and to make shure that i have enough room, same goes for working on a tablet so i dont see the issue :smiley:

Working on a tablet has it’s advantages aswell tho.


(Sutabi-old) #14

@_@ 250!? I got mine for 90 bucks… that was well over 4 years ago.

You can also check @ NewEgg.com they have the same as mine ( well they are better looking and made from wacom ) for under 100 bucks. Graphire only allows 512 levels of pressure, but it seems enough to be plus my tip is still brand new since I’ve hardly even used it…


(monkeyCode) #15

Ah, i meant the 6x8" wacom graphire tablet Dittohead mentioned, at newegg thats still at 170 USD tho.

Love the sketches by the way, sorry for the hijack :smiley:


(womball) #16

I got a 6x8 intuos 3 for 290. You can get it for 280, but i got a backpack with mine. Mines for school, so an Intuos was worth it. Love using it. I will have to try out this software though. Sketching in photoshop isn’t very fun.