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Jason Voorhees
Unhappy Friday the 13th. Done with Krita, trying out some brushes, and trying not to spend too much time on a piece. Not my usual coloring style for certain! Based off of zombie Jason. I love Kan Hodder as Jason, so I looked at some of him for the anatomy.  I think the mask ended up being from 6, and the outfit more from 7, sans the chains because I didn't want to spend anymore time on this. I was trying to make an original composition without just copying a screenshot or one particular look. Hockey masks are a lot more difficult to render than I originally expected. I really am only happy with the rib cage and the stringy viscera. 
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Started a Pintrest. Let's see where that goes!
My husband recently downloaded Krita, a free art program. So I figured I'd review for maybe some digital newcomers or those who want or need to pinch a fee pennies. I was curious since I am a little annoyed with Photoshop's new idea to pay a monthly fee versus having to drop a lot of money at once on a tangible disk with the software. So we're still weighing the options and doing the math. But, in the meantime, we're fiddling with Krita.

At first Krita was really frustrating because the tool icons all look crazy. I'm still figuring out what's what after a month or so. (I'm sure this is all for legal reasons.) But there's some pretty neat brushes. You can use layers and merge them just like Photoshop. Drawing and coloring end up working basically like Photoshop. The problem is that some of the 'brushes' are actually what would be different tools in Photoshop. The other issue is that if you flip flop between tools and brushes a lot, you have to constantly reset the sizes and opacity of them. It really slows things down versus Photoshop, where I can easily go back and forth between the brush and eraser. If you edit your work a lot with 'Adjustments' you're gonna have a hard time. Changing one color to another is not easy as sliding between Hue, Saturation, and Shade. There are 'curves' that are not easy to manage, especially if you let go at the wrong time. That's really the worst part for me, because sometimes you just got to tweak your colors. And so far I haven't found a simple way of doing that yet. 

All in all, Krita is great for something that is free. On the downside, it's a bit weird to use and things to wonk out when you hide layers. So if you need to practice or just treat art as a hobby, Krita is a nice program. I'm still figuring more and more out. I'm not the most tech savvy person or anything, so it's easy enough to use. I haven't figured out any of the ways to customize the program, which is possibly. I think . . . But if you're a pro, Photoshop is still better if you don't know how or don't have a lot of time to navigate the weirdness of Krita.
I recently went to #RathaCon with the author of Blightwood as a Author/Illustrator team. It was a local convention, but a great experience and a good start. I'm not the most social person, but this was a great platform to begin. To artists considering signing up for a small venue, I say do it! But consider your costs and pricing wisely. I honestly say mark your prints moderately. Smaller conventions are not full of big spenders, but there are a lot of people who are impressed by your talent and do want to purchase. And as the convention is winding down, you really should consider discounting what you can to turn a profit. While at a convention, network with your fellow creators. There is enough room in the world for more art and books and all the other creations in between. But the world certainly doesn't need more ego, so be nice and courteous to your fellows. I wish I could have bought so much from my fellows in the Artist's Alley! Trades are great too! So don't be afraid to do so!
Bwch1010242016
I love drawing his hair, but it is so much effort! He's such a great character. Winston Bonham belongs to Dustin C Parker from his novel Blightwood. It's available on kindle and amazon through createspace. Really good, plus my art is in it. 
Link for the novel:
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My husband recently downloaded Krita, a free art program. So I figured I'd review for maybe some digital newcomers or those who want or need to pinch a fee pennies. I was curious since I am a little annoyed with Photoshop's new idea to pay a monthly fee versus having to drop a lot of money at once on a tangible disk with the software. So we're still weighing the options and doing the math. But, in the meantime, we're fiddling with Krita.

At first Krita was really frustrating because the tool icons all look crazy. I'm still figuring out what's what after a month or so. (I'm sure this is all for legal reasons.) But there's some pretty neat brushes. You can use layers and merge them just like Photoshop. Drawing and coloring end up working basically like Photoshop. The problem is that some of the 'brushes' are actually what would be different tools in Photoshop. The other issue is that if you flip flop between tools and brushes a lot, you have to constantly reset the sizes and opacity of them. It really slows things down versus Photoshop, where I can easily go back and forth between the brush and eraser. If you edit your work a lot with 'Adjustments' you're gonna have a hard time. Changing one color to another is not easy as sliding between Hue, Saturation, and Shade. There are 'curves' that are not easy to manage, especially if you let go at the wrong time. That's really the worst part for me, because sometimes you just got to tweak your colors. And so far I haven't found a simple way of doing that yet. 

All in all, Krita is great for something that is free. On the downside, it's a bit weird to use and things to wonk out when you hide layers. So if you need to practice or just treat art as a hobby, Krita is a nice program. I'm still figuring more and more out. I'm not the most tech savvy person or anything, so it's easy enough to use. I haven't figured out any of the ways to customize the program, which is possibly. I think . . . But if you're a pro, Photoshop is still better if you don't know how or don't have a lot of time to navigate the weirdness of Krita.

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Sarah Schweinsberg
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Km92 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! One more precious llama in my team! Thank you! : llamathankyouplz : by Gasara
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Timburtonlover1993 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist
Thanks for the Llama...an important part of life ;) (Wink) 
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simbalm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm Famous Stamp by Khrinx thanks!
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Silverbeasto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama!!
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sssberg Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
You're welcome.
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SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the WATCH:)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Professional

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:wow: Llama jump by Droneguard :headbang: :llama: :headbang: Llama jump by Droneguard :wow:



Bye Emoticon by Weapons-Expert-Cool Thank you for the Llama :llama:



Llama jump by Droneguard :squee: :squee: :wow: :squee: :squee: Llama jump by Droneguard


If a coconut falling from an 80 foot tree is traveling at about 50 MPH when it hits the ground please give me a shorter tree


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GoldenTar Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Chibi by Rejuch  
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kylukia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! <3
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fradarlin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav! :la: 
by the way, your art is so great! :D
Rapunzel Renegade by fradarlin  
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