Upper Picture: Finished version
Lower Picture: Sketch version
I decide to let FP smile in the final version.
Thank you for your likes and reblogs!
Tool used » Krita 2.7 + default brush.
I don’t even know what I’m doing…
Delphox (c) Nintendo/Gamefreak.
Sorry for being quite so long! Thank you for all the support! You guys are awesome! In this 6 months I have been studying and doing research for my original project, and it is almost there!
I have also switched from Ubuntu to Trisquel GNU/Linux, so my working environment is now 100% free software now. Yeah, there are things that wouldn’t work, like my discrete GPUs. But I can live without it! (*burns*)
Just started watching Adventure Time recently… and it was right on the bitter break up between Finn and the Flame Princess. Gagh It was such a beautiful and pure love they had back then! Now ruined by such a stupid reason. WHY!!! TAT
After being mistreated by so many people, FP really deserves a better life with true happiness.
And… yes this is a humanoid picture! Last time I did this was like…years ago. :)
Made using Krita.
Q:Sorry to hear Kaiba bummed you out. You may enjoy Shirokuma Cafe, Arashi no Yoru Ni, or Wolf Children. Although, I must admit, I haven't seen the end of that last one yet.
I must explain that I don’t watch or read anything just because they have animals or furry characters in it. To me, a good story is a thousand times more important than a bunch of fancy characters. Of course, it’s perfect if the writer and director managed to achieve them both; but if they were trying to sell me fancy characters with cheap stories – they won’t have my money.
Well-disciplined production teams make great things like Wreck-It Ralph and My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (Season 1). Bad ones try to use ill developed “sad scenes” or so-called “sweet spot elements” to cover their hollow internals. So…I think you’ve got my answer indirectly. Sorry of being picky on this one!
Q:Hi! As I understand, you use open-source software to make all your art. I was wondering if you had any secret pointers for keeping a graphics tablet working with Linux, or if you're simply very patient with troubleshooting it. Every time I've tried to set any flavor of Linux up with my Wacom hardware has been a nightmare. PS, have followed your art for ages and always love it :D
Wacom Graphic Tablets with GNU/Linux
Actually, I have encountered almost no difficulty setting up my graphics tablets to work with GNU/Linux. GNU/Linux distributions with Gnome 3 desktop environment support those Wacom tablets very well, sometimes even better than what MS Windows can do.
This is my working environment:
●Lenovo Thinkpad X201T. It has a built-in digitizer on its screen (similar to Cintiq 12WX), including a pathetic single switch pen with only 256-level pressure detection (*grumble*). I bought a second pen (Model: UP-911E-02DD) with two switches and 512-level pressure capability so that I can finally enjoy working on the screen.
●Wacom Intuos 4 Medium. Located at home, connected through the laptop’s expansion bay. Associated with a Grip Pen and an Art Pen.
●Wacom Bamboo Fun (1st Generation) Small. Located in my office, connected through another expansion bay.
These tablets are working with 4 different monitors, because I carry my laptop back-and-forth between home and office, which means all these devices are attached to a single computer. These 4 different monitors are connected using different methods:
►On road: X201T’s built-in display.
►At home: Dell U2410 through DisplayPort; Philips 190EL through D-SUB (only when I was not drawing, because no matter how crappy it is, it consumes less energy and generates almost no heat, with which I don’t have to turn on my A/C in Summer).
►At work: Dell 2209WA through DVI.
3 Wacom tablets from 3 different product lines, associated with 5 different pens, working with 4 different monitors connected using 4 different methods…Isn’t this the most complicated setting in the world? I laughed when I typed this, but it just works! Out-of-the-box! And it’s even more amazing because it doesn’t work well under Windows, as the Bamboo/Intuos/Penabled drivers conflict with each other. So…If I can do this without much hassle, other people shouldn’t be having much problem, I suppose?
Of course, there is some experience I can share:
For your best experience, consider using Ubuntu. Complicated as my setting, it just work out-of-the-box, I can’t complain anything about it! Wacom control panel is pre-installed by default and works like a charm. Though not yet tested, theoretically, LinuxMint & Fedora (Gnome version) should work fine as well. KDE is a popular desktop environment, but at the moment, it cannot provide sufficient graphics tablet support. The KDE wacom control panel doesn’t recognize multiple pens, so you cannot assign different settings to them. Multiple screen support and Color Management System are acting funny in KDE, too. Hopefully these problems will soon be fixed. I haven’t yet tested the current Xfce or LXDE, but they did not work for me back in 2012. For people who hates both Ubuntu’s Unity and Gnome Shell, I feel sorry for them (only at the moment)!
You must connect your tablet before you start your computer, otherwise it would not be detected or goes crazy in some applications.
GIMP needs additional setting to use a graphics tablet. Here is how: GIMP menu → Edit → Input Devices → Set “Mode” for your device to “Screen”. Krita and MyPaint detect input devices automatically so there is no further setting needed.
Gnome 3 has a “Wacom Graphics Tablet” section in its system settings. In Gnome 3.6, you can apply different settings to different pens, or map a tablet to a specific screen if you have more than one. Button functions for Intuos 4 can also be adjusted there, but not yet as powerful as the official Windows driver.
In the screenshot above:
1 of 2 means there are two graphics tablet attached.
1 of 5 means there are five pens detected.
You may easily switch between these components; the panel shows only available settings of a specific pen; settings for each pen are respected individually. I love this panel and admire very much the effort Gnome team had done here!
That’s all folks! I hope it explains a little.
Electric Hearts characters: Alice and Xing.
SYNC, the original project of my android world is now called Electric Hearts (back to the root again, XD)
Alice is now an android with her preserved human memory installed. Why? Because the story will take place in space, and human body is going to be too troublesome for such a set-up.
Xing took the place of Yanhua Phoenix (or Enka, a even earlier name of her) and is now an unicorn. I recycled some of the designs from my cancelled MLPFIM comic, combined with this character to create her new appearance.
These 2 are very basic sketches created to study their color schemes.