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February 22, 2013


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Hi there, finally! I've done all folio for institution!
My routine and work ethics is back again ! Yeah.
I really apologize for my absent.. T_T
I will catch up everything as soon as possible.

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This journal I decided to make it helpful. (hopefully)  ^^
If you like to paint digitally, it doesn't matter what program you are using.
As long as it is functional enough for you, and you enjoy painting when you use it. ^^

I love to try all painting programs, it's like exploring!
Though we already know that Photoshop, Painter and Sai are great, but there are free ones
that good enough to create artwork as beautiful as those programs. ^^
Many times that I randomly posted about them but this time I want to collect them all here!
So it will be convenient for you all to check and compare them.
What I can say is that I'm grateful and appreciate those creators who spent their time and hard working and share them to us.

That's why I want to support and share them to you all!
I will keep updating when there is any new information :)

:bulletblue:Alchemy recommended by AnotherDamian
[ So many concept artists use it ]
The coolest one ! It's very good for creating thumbnails and concepts.

:bulletblue:(Awesome painting apps by Bitbof)
Webchemy  Similar to Alchemy! but on web !!
Kleki Simple but great I tried and oh my it's really good, working along well with Webchemy
Doodler Love this one!! Good for practicing ^^ Check it out.

[ Sample work - Dean Holdeen, Korean concept artist… ]
I personally love this one. It's really good and there are various brushes that work for manga/comic, concept design, illustration painting. (The new version 1.1 will release soon for Wins. ^^)

[ Sample work - Tyson Tan… ]
One of the best out here. ^^ You have to check it out. It's just released last year!

Always good! ^^ I'm sure you have heard about it before.
This Gimp features are more similar to Photoshop. ^^
More info and tuts

:bulletblue:Autodesk Sketchbook Express… (Mac)
:bulletblue:Autodesk Sketchbook Copic (Wins / Mac )
This one I guarantee, it's very good. Handy and clean interface.

:bulletblue:Fire Alpaca
I'm in love with this program. ^^ Try it and you will know.

:bulletblue:Open Canvas 1.1
[Sample work - Randis… ]
One of my most favourite, and the first program I've ever used!

(Pen pressure for Oekaki J tablet )

:bulletblue:Chibi Paint
[ Sample work - Viki-vaki oekaki-na-smoczym.deviantart.c… ]
Simple and if you are a fan of SAI & Oekaki style ^^ Here is it!

:bulletblue:Oekaki Shi-Painter 1.114…
[ Sample work - Megan… ]
This is one of the most favourite tool when I started painting digital. ^^
Though it's very old but it's still powerful in my opinion. You can paint from simple pixel to cg work

:bulletblue:  Graphics Gale</u>
For pixel artist <3 The best here ^^

:bulletblue: Grafx2 recommended by 008AE6
[ Sample work… ]
Designed exactly for pixel artist and has lots of specific features. For example, transparency and shading tools use colors order in palette instead of color coordinates.
Since last year it has pixel animation features too.

:bulletblue: Aseprite  recommended by 008AE6
[ Sample work ]
It's perfect for game sprites. Tons of features you need and you don't. Interface had some bugs and some features haven't been implemented when i used it
(it was something like alpha-version, i think,and they should be fixed now)

:bulletblue:Silk Recommended by DkDevil
Really cool ambient painting!

:bulletblue:Gravity Swarm…  recommended by DkDevil
Creating some cool effect. ^^

:bulletblue:Neonflames…  recommended by Pricechi
Creating cool effects.

:bulletblue:Texter</u>…  recommended by Pricechi
Paint with text ;)

:bulletblue:Ink Scape
Similar to Adobe Illustrator. Good for vector stuff.  recommended by Pricechi

:bulletblue:Sumo Paint
My friends use it alots for sketching ^^ Everyone who has tried said so!

:bulletblue: Twisted Brush
Alternative one ^^

:bulletblue: Pixia… recommended by Hakuryn
[ Sample work… ]

:bulletblue: Dogwaffle  recommended by Hakuryn
[ Sample work… ]

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Let me know your opinion  if you like any of them or  you have some good programs to share please let us know!
( I will update into the journal ) ;)

Good luck and take care !

" Art gives us a chance to express our feeling. When we paint and enjoy it. Sometime we just forget about how we feel and concern too much on something else.
So it would be nice right? if we can feel that fun again. "

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WebkinzDogz109 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Plus,any that won't have Mature Content?
WebkinzDogz109 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Do any of these not need download?
sandbergrichard1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I'd purely tell you all “awesome information”best graphics card 2014
SirWillPerkins Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
HMM has anyone mentioned AZdrawing and AZpainting.…
Good freeware programs for inking.
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Blush is not in this list yet. It's on this page:…
Hakuryn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
There’s Pixia [link]
Example: [link]

DogWaffles [link]
Examples: [link]

Maybe these links will help you:
Feohria Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! I will check the links out and update from your suggestion ^^
carol-colors Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Posted this in my journal [link] :thanks: Thank you for sharing the links.
PortableDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great sugggestions!! I didny know there was a GIMPshop that is equivalent to photoshop!! XD Thanks I really need this on my slow laptop.
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