Friday, September 22, 2006

Flapper girl inked!

Well, I downloaded GIMP and using my cheapo optical mouse managed to ink the flapper girl picture. Granted, if I was using real pens and ink or I'd had a tablet or even just an optical pen mouse it might have been easier but I don't think I EVER want to ink again. Not that I won't have to but I'm convinced the penciling is the easy stuff.

But wow, it sure makes a picture look better.

EDIT: You know what you should do before you spend several hours cramping your wrist to ink a picture on a program you've never used before? Google. Because apparently there are MUCH easier ways to go about the inking thing.

Ah well, I never look before I dive when it comes to learning new stuff so why stop now?


Melchior del DariƩn said...

... it sure makes a picture look better.

Yes, your flapper looks nice, indeed!

Though it sounds like it was arduous to do, the hours of inking were clearly put to good use.

Marky Mark said...

Nice job!
GIMP? Dont tell me you are a linux fan?

Dawn said...

I'm a fan of free programs! :)

Photoshop is way out of my price range and I've heard great things about Gimp.

I do have a few different versions of Linux live cd's and an install disk for Ubuntu. As soon as I decide to commit a computer just to me for art, internet and no games...I'll be installing it. I've got a PIII that I need to tinker with a bit and find some RAM for...

Yeah, you come here and all of a sudden I'm talking geek!

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Anonymous said...

Nicely done. Kudos.

I'm not sure if you'd be interested, but there's another open source program called "Inkscape", it is the equivalent of Illustrator. I've used it a couple of times, and it works nicely for creating inked line work.

Dawn said...

definately interested. It's downloading right now. :)

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