Affinity Smudge Kit


My newest Affinity brush set has arrived! Get it now while the price is low because the price will be raised when I add more brushes to it. Current customers get future updates free!

Use these brushes to add a unique and fun way to blend your paint for a more unique look. Installing is quick and easy and works in both the current version and the Beta versions of BOTH Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer.

Happy painting!

https://gum.co/jiSgO

Blender IK Test


As the title suggests, this post is about an IK Rig I’ve been tinkering with. I’ve never once gotten it to work until recently when the penny finally dropped. I don’t completely understand it, but I officially know more now than my entire time using Blender for almost a decade. I just avoided it at first, then bugs, then issues, then lag but now with Blender 2.8 and all of it’s changes and enhancements and massive speed boost, I tried again.

And it worked. It’s not a perfect animation, but it works. It works how it’s supposed to and how I expected it to and fortunately these rules apply to other 2D software that also uses bones. I’ve now gotten IK rigs to work in both 2D and 3D. I’ve been self learning, self taught animation for years before I started finding tutorials as I slowly teach myself to animation in both 2D and 3D and today I just finally feel like I’m making huge progress. I do hope to one day do something worth completing and posting.

 

Recent Synfig Animations


My most recent two animations here were fully livestreamed on 4 sites at once using Restream service which I highly recommend if you’re trying to increase your visibility as an artist.

Anyway I felt like enough time had passed and that I might give Synfig another chance. I’m glad I did. I like it but it still lags sooooo baaaaaaad! And for a stable release, it crashed an awful lot. In the first image I did use Blender to make the background. I used Blender 2.8 alpha and rendered it in EEVEE.

The first one was just vector point animation. I don’t know what else to call it. It’s also technically morphing. I would have edited the motion had it not crashed at every attempt. So I left it as is. I really would have liked a smoother steam movement though.

Still, it’s better than nothing.

The main point was to make quality animation with freeware. It’s possible but it takes time and patience and the acceptance that the software isn’t always perfect. Synfig is a great alternative to Moho. Krita makes an excellent traditional frame by frame animation program and OpenToonz has a little bit of almost everything. But if you’re looking for a really good Moho alternative, try out Synfig.

OpenCanvas 7


Two videos of me mostly talking about the things I love about the changes and performance of the newest version of OpenCanvas 7. Artweaver has a similar event file and even similar brushes but OC is the original and still can’t be beaten! Especially when concerning Event Files.

Hope you guys enjoyed these videos. I am trying to add audio more often.

Fun In IbisPaint


I have been having loads of fun in ibispaint and rewatching my own drawings. I hope to continue to do so. Here’s a quick replay. One thing I love is not having to record it myself and capture every moment of drawing and painting. One day though I will set my camera up for top down recording.