Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

Painter 2015 is the New Hotness

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

yes I know it’s just a commercial and not so much a tech demo, I needed post dressing! Also that music is CATCHY. :P

The new version of Corel Painter is out and, people, it is GLORIOUS. To name a couple things: Particle Brushes (awesome if you like adding magical sparkles and the FX subtools were JUST NOT ENOUGH) and Enhanced Brush Controls (awesome if you’re a hardcore control freak and want to fine-tune the ever-loving crap out of your brushes… or if you’re a Photoshop user, because NUMBERS). There are many others, but those are the big two for me. The latter is sort of a double-edged sword at first because if you’re like me and have a custom toolbox of hotkeyed brushes from a previous version, you’re going to have to spend a little time out of the gate “fixing” them by playing with the settings to get them back to the way you’re used to. Also, expect to press down a LOT harder on that stylus because of increased tablet sensitivity. Other than that, Painter 2015 is just MADE. OF. AWESOME.

(Seriously. I used to push 12 as the best version– I never used X3– but I wholeheartedly endorse 2015, even if you have to do a lot of fine-tuning out of the box. It’s worth it.)

BUT WAIT. There is MORE?!

Okay, remember how for the longest time I bitched about how aside from Sketchbook Pro, there aren’t any drawing apps for Android (specifically, the ones that have Wacom digitizers) that could hold a candle to Painter? That Corel needed to step the hell up and make Painter for Android? GUESS WHAT THEY JUST DID.

Yes. That’s right. Painter Mobile for Android. It is officially a Thing.

Mind you, it’s not a full-blown replica of the “big” Painter experience, but in terms of being able to start a piece in Something Painter-Like and being able to literally Send To Painter (after configuring a service in Painter itself to allow transferring) for the meat-and-potatoes detail work, this app certainly delivers. The app is free and competent for low/medium-resolution starter work, but really, just plunk down the $5 to unlock everything– increased resolution, a lot more brushes and PSD export support. While Send To Painter is awesomepants in and of itself, I would still like to see Dropbox support (both saving to AND loading from) and a “frequently used brushes” toolbar in future updates.

You’re already heroes, Corel. Just keep going in this direction and you’ll be freaking titans.

(Instant Ramen Sketchbook) Law and Order: The Animation

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Why does this not exist in real life?

In the digital painting scene, the artwork is represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the lines that establish shape and boundaries, and the colors that give life to the composition. These are their stories… *chunk chunk*

Yep. I went for glory and painted the rest of it last night. ALL OF LAST NIGHT.

There isn’t anything more to say about this, except I really didn’t need to get the idea for a future painting, to stick Ice T in the MGS1-type Sneaking Suit. Because you know he’d look pretty badass in that. Perhaps if there’s any downtime while waiting for Gourmet Ramen takers, I might do that…

I’ll figure out something for Night Attack later. I haven’t even gone to bed yet.

Giant Bowl of Noodles

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Woof. Trees are weird. Toot-toot!
Toot! Human After All Who says there aren't dog ladies?
Keke! Sonic Screwdriver not included. But not without a paddle!

You’ve likely seen these already via Twitter and Facebook, but any excuse for a repost is good enough! Plus this blog needs to stop being giant walls of text. Boring! (Especially considering it’s owned by a painter…)

All of these were done on commission. While I’m taking a short break before actively tweet-trawling for more clients, I’m pretty much always available for some pixel-flingin’.

ALSO: If you haven’t already and you’re the Facebookin’ type, please like and share Instant Ramen Sketchbook’s FB page!

Yoshis and Gizmos and Jammers

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

As promised, extracted video of my Skype chat with the Giz Wiz and JammerB. Oh man. I forget if brendala is interested in MAD Magazine at all, but if she is she’ll surely rocket into orbit with this! XD

Also King Leo just name-dropped me (for “This Week in TWiT”) while talking with CEO Lisa about future possible TWiT swag. Hot.

I get the feeling I’m going to be quite busy in the coming weeks! *coin*

Yay? :O

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The insurance premium on the Yoshi Car went down. A LOT. As in, Allstate’s only asking for $480 as opposed to the $900-ish that I was paying out before. I imagine it has to do with the Yoshi Car being, what, 2 years old and Evil Stepfather (despite now being a non-driver) being listed on the policy. :P So, when I take over the Yoshi Car, said premium will likely go back up since stuff resets and such.

For now, I’ll enjoy not having to pay so much for car insurance… of course, what I’m saving I’ll probably end up throwing at Kestine when he goes in for his kitty physical next month. (At the very least it’s, what, $120 for the physical + vaccines?) Oh well. :P