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Rifts - The CRPG - Not A Real Thing by Seothen Rifts - The CRPG - Not A Real Thing :iconseothen:Seothen 2 2 AKM Remodelling Concepts by Seothen AKM Remodelling Concepts :iconseothen:Seothen 3 0 Friday Morning Inkscape Practice - Bird in Flight by Seothen Friday Morning Inkscape Practice - Bird in Flight :iconseothen:Seothen 2 0 My Eye Collection - Inkscape Practice by Seothen My Eye Collection - Inkscape Practice :iconseothen:Seothen 2 0 One Point Perspective Practice - Vector by Seothen One Point Perspective Practice - Vector :iconseothen:Seothen 1 0 Party Like it's 1984 by Seothen Party Like it's 1984 :iconseothen:Seothen 1 0 Russian ADS - Assault Rifle Vector by Seothen Russian ADS - Assault Rifle Vector :iconseothen:Seothen 1 0 Blue Poison Arrow Frog by Seothen Blue Poison Arrow Frog :iconseothen:Seothen 2 1 Obi Wan's Lightsaber - Animated GIF by Seothen Obi Wan's Lightsaber - Animated GIF :iconseothen:Seothen 1 0 M41a Pulse Rifle by Seothen M41a Pulse Rifle :iconseothen:Seothen 9 3 Remember These? by Seothen Remember These? :iconseothen:Seothen 2 0 Super Jager_Animation_Rifts by Seothen Super Jager_Animation_Rifts :iconseothen:Seothen 5 2 Kittani Serpent Power Armor - Animated by Seothen Kittani Serpent Power Armor - Animated :iconseothen:Seothen 6 4 SAMAS Line Walker Juicer - Rifts by Seothen SAMAS Line Walker Juicer - Rifts :iconseothen:Seothen 6 0 Pokemon Themed Icons - Inkscape Practice by Seothen Pokemon Themed Icons - Inkscape Practice :iconseothen:Seothen 0 0 It's what's inside that counts.  And height. by Seothen It's what's inside that counts. And height. :iconseothen:Seothen 3 0

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Rifts - The CRPG - Not A Real Thing
Not an actual screenshot from a Rifts CRPG - just a screenshot from a short film I'm putting out; call it a combination of tribute and satire.  Or call it what you want (seriously, Call it What You Want by Foster the People is playing right now as I type this).
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Friday Morning Inkscape Practice - Bird in Flight
Inkscape, 2017, just looking for good subjects to practice with.  Actually I needed a bird for an animated short that I'm doing, all the detail will be wasted but I may as well use this guy.
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My Eye Collection - Inkscape Practice
A series of eyes done in Inkscape, vector lines shown below.

In no particular order, we have a kitten, a rattlesnake, a human, a frog, a wolf, a dog, a penguin, a turtle, a spider, and a rat.

Some of these took about 5 seconds while others did not (they took longer[than 5 seconds]{much longer}]).

It was good to do these as practice - it was an exploration of both my own limitations with vector art as well as forcing me to consider how to embrace those limitations; as an example, even if I were to draw all the beautifully intricate textured surfaces of a snake's eyes, what would be the point of it?  Actually most eyes have a fair amount of intricate detail that I just wasn't interested in representing, so I had to consider how I might stylistically present the eye so that it at least seemed representative of that particular animal's eye.  Worthwhile time spent.

I'm not sure whether or not eyes are windows to the soul, but if so - man, penguins sure are angry.

Kyle Murphy, 2017, Inkscape.   
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One Point Perspective Practice - Vector

In 1987 Ian Astbury – lead singer of the Cult and noted theoretical physicist – posited the idea of an Affection Disruption Device, a.k.a. a “Love Removal Machine.”

Pictured here in one-point perspective (standard presentation for most Western Cold War prototypes; the Soviets tended to use papier-mache) is said weapon; the original plan was to take dogs that had washed out of the Apollo space program, teach them to hate Communists, then parachute them into the Soviet Union attached to this bark-activated weapon.

The fall of the Berlin Wall ultimately prevented the Love Removal Machine from making it to the mass production stage, which is odd, since even after the Cold War ended Western military spending stayed at pretty much the exact same fucking level.

Weird, huh?

Inkscape, 2017, Kyle Murphy.

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Kyle Murphy
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Contact Kyle through dA or by his email kylemurphyart@gmail.com for commission work.
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I've got a new tutorial up on my YouTube channel; this time I didn't go into the mechanics of Inkscape, but rather how I approach an art image in the program.

Check it out here:

See the original image here: Isaac Brock - Modest Mouse by Seothen
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2016   General Artist
Hi Kyle.  Doing some research and wondering if Krita is essentially similar to Manga Studio 5; is it based on that program?  
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So, answered my own question doing more research. LOL.  No.  Not the same and not based on it. 
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016   General Artist
Downloaded the Krita installer.  Just waiting for a lull to install.  Anything I need to know before I do? :O 
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Seothen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
From what I remember the install process was pretty smooth - custom brushes, nahsomuch (but not super difficult either).

Do you use custom brushes in PS frequently?  I believe it's this Watercolor brush set I tried recently and loved: grindgod.deviantart.com/art/Kr…
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2016   General Artist
Haha.  Noooo.  All I've ever used are the soft round and hard round, the latter only recently.  Before I can make use of brushes, I really have to nail down color!  Skills before frills, eh?  
Okay, then.  Thanks.  Plunged into a crisis today that will have me running around for a little while. Things could get worse before they get better.  May have to put art on hold.  But as soon as things settle, I'll install it and take it for a test drive.
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Nix the above.  Installed it.  Reminds me of Mischief and ArtRage and some others like that.  The lines are beautiful - one can make tapered ink lines as with a real brush, something PS won't do.  But, it's going to take a long time to figure out how to do things in this program - simple things, like setting up a new file without background color (transparent) instead of white, or another color.  Well . . . can't beat the price. :D
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Seothen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's the thing - they say you get what you pay for but then there's a sunset; so why were we paying a bunch of money for all the things that mean so less?

Take a look at the Curve_Recurvy default brush, among others.  Great stuff, really responsive to both Mouse and Pen Tablet, different for both.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016   General Artist
How about ability to rotate the canvas (quickly) in Krita - did you look into it?  Can you do it?  (I'm not talking about going through a lengthy tree in the pull down menu.  I mean a key command or button press.)
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Seothen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, unfortunately it's mapped to a key combo rather than a single key: forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=…

CTRL + ]  or  [

If you can manually map your tablets buttons though you could just make rotating the canvas a button touch away.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016   General Artist
Oh.  A key combo like that isn't bad at all!  That's par for the course.  In CS2 there is no combo for this, however.  One has to pull down a menu and navigate several steps to the rotate command, then specify degrees of rotation . . . when that's locked in and entered, one must repeat the entire procedure to go back t the original position.  It's a major break in the workflow - not worth the expense of time and effort.  In CS4 and later versions there is a toggle switch in the tools palette.  Click.  Bam! Done.

Sounds good.  Since I won't be upgrading CS2 any time soon, Krita could be my new workhorse program. It's at least worth it to test it. Will let you know how it goes.  Thanks.  
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Seothen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Right on, looking forward to hearing what you think of Krita and what you come up with.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016   General Artist
Been very quiet, Kyle.  Got something in the works?  
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