I had a few questions several days ago that I’ll answer today. Let’s start off with this:
just wondering when the tutorials that were never posted in late june will be posted. really want to read them :(
It’s been held off at the moment as I am working on the new version of Manga Tutorials. It’s still at the top of my To-Do List though so should I ever get tired of working on the new version of this site, I may take a break and do a tutorial. Keep your eyes peeled.
Second, I wanted to share this email with everyone as it is not something I talk about unless you happen to drop by the forum:
First, thank you for putting together such a comprehensive and collaborative. I was looking through the forums gallery and it looks like a lot of folks are using primitive software like MS Paint. Would you consider a link to GIMP.org?
I work with Photoshop and Illustrator at work, but I’ve been using The GIMP at home for over 10 years. It’s free, very full featured for advanced users, and yet easy enough for my 8 and 10 year old daughters to use.
Anytime someone asks me about graphic software’s I always recommend Photoshop if they have money at hand or GIMP if they do not. Other cheaper software alternatives include PaintTool SAI, Corel Draw, Photoshop Elements, and Sketchbook Pro. There are many others like our own online drawing tools Oekaki or Groupboard but those I have listed are relatively the main drawing tools used.
I’m not sure why most of the folks who submit to the Your Art Gallery use MS Paint but I assume it’s simple interface and easy access is what draws people to it. Who knows? Maybe they have never heard of GIMP or cannot install it whether it’s not their own computer they use, they don’t have the minimum requirements to run the installation, or some other reason.
It is always my hope that whoever needs the information will eventually stumble upon it whether it’s in this site, talking with other artists, or just randomly browsing the net. Thanks for the email and it’s always good to remind everyone out their of their options!
Well, that wraps up another Mailbox edition. Until next time!