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Russian ADS - Assault Rifle Vector
This was done in Inkscape; it's an ADS, a Russian Amphibious Assault Rifle.

The Russians once believed, or perhaps still do, that underwater gunfights are something to be prepared for.  I can only guess it's because they watched way too much James Bond.
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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
  • Reading: Railroad
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Blue Poison Arrow Frog
I feel sorry for any animal whose primary defense is killing a predator after they've already been eaten.

This is a Blue Poison Arrow Frog - I thought it's marking and colouration were fantastic and wanted to see how I would recreate it in Inkscape, especially when it came to the skin textures/scale.

Kyle Murphy, 2016.
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Obi Wan's Lightsaber - Animated GIF
Obi Wan's lightsaber, referenced from Wikipedia, drawn in Inkscape, animated in Construct 2 and screencaptured using Gifcam.

Mostly done as a thought experiment ie. how I would make a lightsaber extend in Construct - the answer involves two conditions: start the blade's width at zero, then as long at it's less than 450 pixels in width, cause it to grow by x number of pixels per tick.

Kyle Murphy, 2016.
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  • Reading: Railroad
  • Playing: Dumb

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Kyle Murphy
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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
  • Reading: Railroad
  • Playing: Dumb

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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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