Thursday, February 26, 2015

drawingden:*UPDATED VERSION*Digital PaintingAutodesk SketchBook... [feedly]

drawingden:*UPDATED VERSION*Digital PaintingAutodesk SketchBook...
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Digital Painting

  • Autodesk SketchBook Copic Edition - This is the limited edition of SketchBook Pro with 72 Copic colours to choose from
  • Krita - Krita offers CMYK support, HDR painting, perspective grids, dockers, filters, painting assistants, and many other great features
  • GIMP - GIMP is a well known free alternative to Photoshop with similar features 
  • Mischief Free Version - With six essential brushes, a basic palette of colors and an infinite vector canvas, Mischief-Free is perfect for hashing out ideas, life drawing, and endless doodles
  • MyPaint - MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters, and comes with 39 different brushes
  • Verve Painter - Verve is a small painting application that uses fluid dynamics and brushes to push the paint around, though it is still in development.
  • Inkscape - Inkscape is an open-source professional quality vector graphics software with sophisticated drawing tools with capabilities comparable to Adobe Illustrator.
  • FireAlpaca - A similar program to Paint Tool Sai that offers features such as a snap feature which creates a variety of perspective overlays.

3D Modelling  

  • Google Sketchup - Drawing-based tool for architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers who design for the physical world. SketchUp Make is a free version and SketchUp Pro is a paid version with additional functionality.
  • Sculptris - A free, introductory digital sculpting tool, a great stepping stone for digital sculptors, created by the makers of Zbrush.
  • Blender - A powerful application with full-fledged professional tools, Blender has a wide community and resources to help you learn.
  • SculptGL - This handy modelling program works online in your browser and is compatible with wacom tablets


  • Synfig - Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork.
  • ToonBoom Animate PLE Edition - The free Personal Learning Edition gives you the opportunity to learn all the features of Toon Boom Animate and Toon Boom Animate Pro.
  • EmoFuri - EmoFuri is a new animation software that helps artists easily animate photoshop illustrations in a 2D-3D style.It uses PSD files of character illustrations to animate them. 
  • Pencil2D - Pencil2D is an open-source animation/drawing software that lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation using both bitmap and vector graphics.
  • Live2D - This increasingly popular 2D-3D animation software is similar to Emofuri with sample models available to experiment with, and is also available in english.


  • Thisissand - An online fun and unique playground for creating colourful sandscapes, also comes in an app version
  • Flame Painter - A free demo of the full program, it allows you to try out the flame generator and change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings
  • Silk - An online interactive generative art program that creates bright silk-like patterns, with options to change colours and rotational symmetry.
  • Bomomo - This interesting program has a group of dots that move around the screen in the pattern you choose, then paint the canvas according to when you click the screen.


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