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Krita’s 2018 Squash the Bugs. New fundraiser!

Wow long time no posting! beach, summer, daikiris... ? Not, something even more good!

22/2/13

Winter Temple in Krita

 


Hi all, as i am painting more and more with Krita i decided to paint some 4K landscapes as personal projects. I have to say that i am very happy with the performance. I like the Blending capabilities with color-smudge and the assistants wich i used to set up the building in the scene.

My goal is to tell a story with each image. The same story that i am develope in my head when ideas came to my mind and i sketch them. I think if i make well my job there is no need of text and viewer can tell the story or at least feel the same mood like i did.

EDIT: 4 Feb 2013. 
 I have added the nightshot and Snowshot due to a talk with Daniel Pascual. He Told me my landscape wasn´t enough rough! and i said he was right so that night i painted the Snow shot to challenge myself to make a not so static landscape. Dani Thanks for pushing me a bit with your comments. nice talk by the way. Is a good resource to have friends with another point of view and constructive ideas. same for the NightShot story.


The next one will be more  related  with metal and surprises... Yes! Glows and Lights! The following image is a 100% detail of the whole painting, therefore you can see all the brushstrokes. To fill a 4K with lot of detail is challenging but the result worths the effort. I hope you like it.,


15/2/13

Book of Gimp. Review and video.


Hi all,
As you all know, I am always interested to know about new projects and the topic covered today is the best example.
Some time ago I was contacted by “No Starch press” to review one of their books called “The Artist's guide to GIMP by Michael j. Hammel.
It was a great Experience. No doubt is a good book that provides a good starting point with examples to increase our creativity or at least inspire us.
Today I present you my 2nd review. “The book of GIMP” .My first impression is This book is like and adventure and you feel like like Indiana Jones discovering lot of things, going deeper and deeper into the depths of GIMP. At the end of the book you will become a Gimp Expert if you follow the path of knowledge provided by Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare.

I thought it would be a good idea to review the book with a video not only text with some photos. So here we go. Is A HD video if you see it in Youtube :D



Book in General:
  • Presentation or look:The book is presented in a standard size for computer related books. It is about 650 pages full of text and images all about Gimp universe. So you can imagine the amount of knowledge this book is covering.
  • Amount of pages. 650 pages is more than you can read in several days. You can consider this book, your personal encyclopedia of Gimp. But that means you need to have patience and don´t give up as you read all the content.
  • Price. I think is very reasonable, Full color, 650 pages and lot of research done for you with tons of links. Of course you can search all the topics on google, but don´t you prefer just read the content and create your own works? I think is perfect for a newbie and also good for a more advanced user that wants to use the book as reference guide.
  • Content.It has a good order and layout because it shows 3 main different parts.
    • 1 Learning
    • 2 Reference
    • 3 Appendices
    And I have to say the more you use it, the more confident you feel with the program. Olivier has done a very complete range of topics. And this book is now on my shelve, because I am still learning things too.
  • Web support. Maybe you notice some photos look too small but wait.. no problem! The photos are also in a Website. This is a plus, you can watch all the photos with good resolution
  • Appendices. One of the sections that I didn’t expect to find in the book was the appendices covering things like visual perception, tips and tricks, resources links list. , and so on... I enjoyed it a lot and learnt a lot.

General info.

+1 for “No starch press.” to be an editorial promoting opensource publishing with quality.