Monthly Archives: July 2012

I Kinda Inked This

I Kinda Inked This

I’m unsure if I will actually finish this… or add zombies even haha…

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Snow White

Snow White

Snow White.

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FireAlpaca: First Impression

FireAlpaca is a free graphics program and it’s available for both Windows and Mac.  I first heard of FireAlpaca  a few weeks ago and I decided to go ahead and download it and try it out. I spent around an hour toying around with the features and stuff and I thought I’d share my first impression of this program with you.

When I started the program I got this pop-up advertising another graphics program. I thought it was a bit strange but it turns out that this is the way FA makes money. This doesn’t really bother me though because FA is free after all. I really liked how the interface was simple and easy to understand at first glance- but of course, I have a few other graphics programs so I pretty much know my way around.

My tablet wasn’t configured to work with FA though so I had to look for some hotkey options. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any so I had to settle with using my keyboard instead of my tablet buttons. I hope they plan to add this feature soon though.


Drawing in FA was good though. I got smooth lines and there is a stabilizer for those with shaky hands haha…  The pen tool produces nice, crisp lines — just the way I like them! I didn’t really try shading with FA though. There aren’t as many options for blending (not that I know of) but it’s decent.

Another feature I really liked was the snap tool. It’s awesome! It’s basically like a ruler haha… it makes your brush snap to certain lines and it’s good for perspective, speedlines and other things. I love it!

Overall, I did enjoy how lightweight the program is. I also liked the tools available even though there aren’t a lot of brushes and stuff. I usually get by with a few brushes when I draw in a cartoon style but I definitely would have trouble using FA for painting. The pen tool, paired up with the “correction” setting (I like to call this stabilizer) makes this program really good for inking. I It might sound strange but I feel like inking in this program is somewhere in between inking in Photoshop and inking in Paint Tool Sai. It’s just a feeling that I get. It’s not my preferred tool for inking though… I didn’t like how I couldn’t configure hotkeys so it would actually take me longer to ink something. I’ll be waiting for the day they implement this (either that or it’s already in the program and I couldn’t find it)!

If you are looking for a simple and lightweight program for digital art, I do suggest to take a look at FireAlpaca. It’s a free program so why not try it out? I will be keeping this program on my laptop if I need to make quick sketches because I really do like the snap tool. It’ll come in handy when I work with perspective.

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Ice Cream

Last week, I had two of my wisdom teeth extracted. It was done in under ten minutes but the anticipation made me very nervous and I was shaking all over. Overall it wasn’t that bad though… I just hated the recovery period. After the extraction, I was craving for some ice cream but I didn’t get any until Sunday because I got side-tracked…

On Friday I went out to McDonalds. I was craving for a McFlurry but they told me the machine was broken but I could get ice cream just outside (they have an outdoor dessert hut thing). I ended up getting an iced latte at Sweet & Coffee next door.

Saturday. My second attempt at getting some ice cream. I went to the mall and walked past Baskin Robbins, but there were no seats available so I decided to the food court… and walked past Dunkin Donuts. I’ve been craving for doughnuts for the longest time so… it happened. I got doughnuts. Yum.

 

I finally got my ice cream on Sunday. I was sick of getting side tracked and wanted to get it over with.

 

Mission accomplished.

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Archer

Archer

I recently started playing RO again haha~ (MMO binge, what can I say?)

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Magic User

Magic User

Quick doodle of the day. About an hour or so in Paint Tool Sai.

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Aion

Those who are following my Twitter account know that for the last couple of weeks I’ve been playing Aion a lot… Well, it was actually only one week since my internet was down for a week and I couldn’t update my blog. I’m really enjoying the game so far– I’m nervous about all the Abyss and PvP stuff though. I’m not usually someone who will go PvP someone but we’ll see how it goes when I get there hah!

Well, here’s some Aion art. This is my character, Aironaele, with her pet. Yes, I made an Asmodian (hairy backs FTW).

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What I Wore… Last Week!

I didn’t have the chance to upload these last week…

Saturday, June 30th.

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Sunday, July 1st.

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Note: I’m not this tall, lol.

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