pfft thanks xD Though I did this one earlier in the month : 3 I think some of the later ones are better (though they mostly aren't digital paints but rather linearts XD) And feel free to ask me any questions about Sai. I dunno how much i can tell you about how to make things look good, but I know the program XD
You aren't horrible though : < Mediums take time to get used to XD Hell it took me a month to actually be able to sketch well on the tablet Dx
Thailand was sweet : D I bottle fed a tiger cub : 3 I actually just got back home about an hour ago XD How has your break been?
Heh...Well, I brought my tablet with me on my trip so I could keep drawing. I learned a shitload these past two weeks, probably more than I learned in the past few months combined XD
Oh! I use photoshop for most of my digital paints (The really serious ones anyway, like face studies or school.) You just have so much more control. Sai is nice for fun little things like this pic because of the auto-blend, however on my detailed things I find it gets in the way too much (I could probably fuck with the settings to fix this though, I should look into that...)
I have a SHIT load of resources for photoshop if you wish, though one of them is an archived 4chan thread so it has some questionable content. Start with this at the very least though: [link]
Also, I think you might want to try sketching on the tablet (if you aren't already) because it'll probably help gain more control when using it. I know it's really really awkward though XD Just gotta keep doin' it till it feels normal :T Took me like a good few weeks before i felt i could sketch remotely like I could with paper.
And yeah! It was so cool! I also rode an elephant It was kind of boring, but hey you don't get to do that everyday right?
wow, its an international tablet now :'D, so while you were feeding a baby tigar you learned more D: amazing ( lol jk)
hmm well photoshop is the most "common" system i would say, but i really did like the color blend and pressure sensitivity when using it. i MAYYY be wrong about this but it feels like photoshop has more possibilites though? if you learn the program correctly it seems like one could achieve alot of amazing pieces.
well that would be nice. haha 4chan, the enemy to all tumblr-ians. honestly the site scares me after the "/b/rother" pictures and such >_> but i'll try it out i suppose.
yeah its quite difficult to get used to it, when i give up on tabler i start drawing with my mouse which is ludicris and it may take along time till it feels normal
yeah i rode an elephant when i was little and i can't remember a thing. that sounds amazing though, do you have any pictures from your trip?
Actually, I did XD I started drawing animals and stuff so it gave me a good idea of the basic anatomy.
Photoshop does have WAY more versatility with all the filters layer effects tools and masks. However, it doesn't have any sort of auto-blend algorithm and it's lineart is just flat out not as smooth. I like it more for digital painting (at least for realisitic photo-copy/school ones) but I think Sai is better for works with a lineart or for more colorful and fun paints. It's all preference in the end though XD I think the best thing to do would to use both is some way.
Meh. /b/ is really the only bad thing on 4chan. Sure, everyone's a total dick being anonymous, but you can still get a lot of good information and critique. Here's the archived thread full of tutorials for painting and stuff: [link] (The ads are definitely for 18+, you've been warned >A>
It really just depends on how much you use it and stuff xD A lot of factors in there.
Yeah! I have like a million pictures XD I don't really use my Tumblr or dA for that sort of stuff though.
oh that's great, i have yet to draw animals.. i mean.. i've drawn some before... but..... yeahhhhhhhhhhhh
hm, true, the line art on sai is soooo amazing. i might just illegally download it or something >__> i'm horrible yes i know. really your school actually allows you to do digital art? that's amazing D: *in awe* my new school sucks D:<
lol i sure was in for a big shock when i found it :T and anons can be just as hateful on tumblr as well i think it's just trolls ( the mean ones anyway) that are all over the internet that can be serious dicks. hmm that's good i'll check it out. i'm just scared that my parents will be like " maggie what the fuck are you looking at?!?!?!?!" but that aside i'm sure the tutorials will help.