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Open Ocean animation tutorial (CreaToon, GIMP)Open Ocean animation tutorial (CreaToon, GIMP) by RetSamys
IntroductionThe ProgramsThe ConceptGIMP animationsGIMP: animated wavesGIMP: wind animationCreating some materialGIMP: single wavesGIMP: circle wavesGIMP: circle cloudsGIMP: parchment paper backgroundCreaToon animationsCreaToon: importCreaToon: setting up the sceneCreaToon: first pa
CreaToon Tutorial: Rendering Window startup issueFrom what I could read from others, I am not the only one with this problem and for most, this is the reason why they give up using this program. I can understand their frustration, but at least in my case, I found a solution.CreaToon Tutorial: Rendering Window startup issue by RetSamys
The preview/rendering window is all scrambled up (or in some cases black):
While this is what it should look like on startup:
Copied from CreaToon's FAQ:
When I start CreaToon, the rendering window is containing garbage. What's wrong?
This is a common problem when your computer's graphics card lacks proper OpenGL support. This may be due to an older driver version, or simply because the card doesn't properly support OpenGL. Look on the card manufacturer's site for the latest OpenGL drivers for your card.
Another solution that seems to work on most Intel integrated graphics cards (but which may cause CreaToon (or even your PC as a whole) to run too slowly) is to d
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IdolizationIdolization is a strange and dangerous thing.Idolization by DamaiMikaz
Yet we all do it. Either aware or unaware.
It all starts when we see an artist here whose work we like a lot.
Most of us have been there. Seeing the work of an artists that hits a soft spot in you, for whatever reason that might be.
You admire it, but at the same time you feel sad because you realize your level is still miles away from this artist, and you will probably never be able to do the same.
But despite everything, you start following this person. And you keep following him.
Because somewhere deep in your soul, you hold the believe --or rather, hope-- that when you watch it long enough, it will reveal it's tricks.
That it will inspire you in some way. And that you'll be able to do the same.
Unconsciously, we all build images of our idol.
It's human nature, I guess. We fill in all the blanks. The things that we don't know from this person.
Because an idol isn't a person anymore at that point. It has become an ico
PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better! by jane-beata
You really want to, you've worked hard to develop the skills you have and you enjoy every minute of doing what you love. And besides, people say that your artworks are...nice. Cute. Doesn't that count for something? Sure it does, there is no reason to panic and pointlessly push yourself forward. Enjoy your coffee break!
Besides, even if you didn't like the current level as much, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it at the moment. So many unfortunate happenings stand right between you and your dream. Recognizing any of the following?
1 - You don't have the time
You're right! After all, you are a human being, not a machine, waking up early every morning, heading to school/work, afterwards taking care of the household/kids/your homework, studying, you barely even finish all the tasks during the 24 hours that's been given to everyone.
On the other hand, is there absolutely
Mypaint 1.1 : A guide through the new featuresAt the very end of 2012, the code of the famous free and open-source digital-painting program Mypaint 1.1 was released. If you still using Mypaint 1.0 , you might be interested to see what happened into this one year of change. For reading an excellent review about it , please read the very cool and full article wrote by Alexandre Prokoudine on Libre Graphic World , he also made a cool video.Mypaint 1.1 : A guide through the new features by Deevad
Here I will focus on writing a review for Mypaint 1.0 user, to let them know what changed and how they will benefit from it.
On Canvas Notifications
Now Mypaint is a bit more talkative when you press '+' or '-' on the keyboard to zoom with the 'Control+Space' shortcut. It was difficult back to Mypaint 1.0 days to have an idea of the actual zoom level. For the future development , this box system was made to be reusable ; so Mypaint might have better and better visual feedbacks on the next versions.The notifications are activated by defaults , and concern for the moment only
Getting the Most out of dA: CommentingUsually, when you read something involving 'Commenting', you think of deviations and the commenting platform that allows other members of the community to voice their thoughts and opinions on the art shown. However, what is pretty evident, and something that most of us may forget, is that deviantART runs on the ability to give and get comments, be it on pieces of artwork, our profile pages, forums, and everywhere else in between.Getting the Most out of dA: Commenting by 3wyl
In a sense, without the ability to give and get comments, deviantART wouldn't be much of a website, much less #1 of online art communities around. Comments are not solely the cause of what makes deviantART what it is, but it has a huge impact on a lot of things. By giving and getting comments, not only do we interact with other members to really make this a community, we also have the ability to get our voices heard.
It's quite an odd concept with us all facing screens, typing out our thoughts and opinions, but one thing we shouldn't forget is that commen
|The portrait of The Magician for luxorishe: In process (sketching)|
"Be our river deity" a.k.a. "The NEWkin" (painting traditionally): In process
Half of the trade with Zhauq (Coco and Coca): Coming soon
"Rayman vs. Reflux" for chaosgods: Coming soon
Tutorial ("The Guide to Drawing Teensies"): Temporarily paused
Does the amount of my self-remakes annoy you, or motivates?
I mean, I start feeling guilty for having to repaint stuff and reupload it looking the way it was supposed to. Sure, a proper projection from head to paper may take years, but still… I can’t not do better if I’m able to.
(Speaking of, that’s why there’s so few Sesame fanarts in my gallery - I have a ginormous pile of them from the ’90s and need to make them all look how they did in my head, and this is a sllloooowwww process.)
Julia (IRL) / Fluffy or FZ (here) / Missy (toon 'sona) / Kindar (in RPs)
Multifandom fanartist (mainly Sesame Street / muppet stuff, Lorax, Rayman, Pan Kleks, and Mario)
Loves (and took the nickname after) Zeliboba
Asexual; draws, writes and discusses only G (family-friendly) stuff
Digs toon potbellies (preferably fuzzy and naturally-grown ones)