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Imagemagick useful cmds: basic bash select, image resize, crop, creation

Imagemagick useful cmds: basic bash select, image resize, crop, creation

Imagemagick adapted personal notes.

Most times when I want to do something on several images I use artscript, a small GUI tool to automate most common, and not so common, imagemagick operations. It makes a breeze to prepare a set of images to display on one or several output sizes and formats. artscript backbone is imagemagick command line program, mainly what artscript does is compose the…

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Practicing: creatures 190

No rules for this work in particular, no expectations, just had the idea to draw some figures that ended up having some relation.

Practicing: creatures 190

No rules for this work in particular, no expectations, just had the idea to draw some figures that ended up having some relation.

Painting with index colors filter

Painting with index colors filter

Krita

Working with index color filter, described here https://krita.org/item/236-last-week-in-krita-week-21, can be confusing. The filter works so slow (in my pc) that getting results just by moving sliders is a waste of time. Some things are good with the tool and some others are hideous. I wanted to work with index colors to get the messy pixely effect and also using live filters to edit…

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[es] Esta semana en krita — semanas 25 y 26

[es] Esta semana en krita — semanas 25 y 26

Estas semanas han sido emocionantes con la campaña de kickstarter acercándose más y más al objetivo. Al momento de escribir este artículo estamos pasando 13k. Y con la nueva oleada de usuarios, atraídos por la gran labor de colaboradores y entusiastas en la difusión de la misma, hemos estado muy ocupados trayendo nuevas versiones de prueba y desarrollando nuevas funcionalidades.

Antes de entrar…

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Krita Fundraiser campaign!

Krita Fundraiser campaign!

Hola. Fue en 2012 que comencé a usar Krita para pintar. En ese entonces usaba la versión 2.5 en Windows, aunque por momentos se cerraba, era la primera aplicación de pintura digital donde realmente me sentí cómodo. Tanto me gustó que hoy día es casi la única aplicación de pintura que uso.

Hi. It was 2012 when I began using Krita painting app for painting. Back then I…

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I had to rest a lot this month, It seems when I use a tablet I use a repetitive unnatural movemtent to draw (Short inwards wrist movements). Over the hundreds of drawings that began causing a tendon wear out. Before it develops any further (even to a tendinitis) I rested. Between rests  I tried several ways of working but I kept going back to the short movements. In the end the only thing that seems to be working is tilting the tablet and draw more in paper.

Here is the sketchdump of all drawings made with the tablet. I focused on finding my creativity and learning a bit of technical stuff. The drawings offer little technique variety, they are low on composition values and overall few men were amongst the drawing subjects. Overall this month was not very productive.

The sketches

Some are referenced from other artists artwork, a lot are build from reference, and only few are completely invented.

Sketch Dump: March 2014 I had to rest a lot this month, It seems when I use a tablet I use a repetitive unnatural movemtent to draw (Short inwards wrist movements).
Krita tip: Ease setup 1 point perspective assistant

Krita tip: Ease setup 1 point perspective assistant

Going trough a perspective course at Crimsom Daggers I decided not only to make the exercises but to get them to a certain level of presentation. (I keep the sepia like scheme as I find out I can work for larger periods of time with it).

Using Krita assistants tools not only allows for faster work but also cleaner and more organized look. For diagonals outside the grid I switched to the line…

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Wish list: Krita assistants

Krita assistans tool is quite powerful for helping you in making technical drawings, they look so simple and yet with a bit of planning you can setup almost all of your perspective needs. Here below a video of me doing some work. Its in real time so you can see how and when I used the assistants.

I’m still not a power user of this…

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Most of the february sketches are here. In march I need to do more:

  • “We need more men”
  • More stock variety
  • Composition++
  • Coloring practice
  • And a lot more Finished pieces.

Some of the below sketches are referenced and some others are not. It’s quite easy to spot them as most of the characters from stock used on the reference drawings are very repetitive.

The sketches:

Special thanks to all deviantart stock used which mostly are: tasastock, imperialstarletstock, ravenofthenight, 13-melissa-salvatore, mostlyguystock and skydancer-stock

Sketch dump February 2014 Most of the february sketches are here. In march I need to do more: “We need more men”
Krita 2.8 Shortcuts Cheatsheet

Krita 2.8 is close to be released and to join the celebrations I updated the shortcuts sheet to reflect the new additions. Quite a lot of changes happened from 2.7 and in the  shortcuts department the new defaults  include:

  • [ R ] Pick layer under cursor. Press and hold ‘R’ and click on the canvas. The current layer will change to the layer that contains the clicked pixel. neat!
  • [ W ]Wrap around…

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