firstsecondbooks:

Gaming, Gold Farming, and Being a Girl (in a world that’s not always kind to girls, no matter how good they are with a sword). Jen Wang’s adaptation of Cory Doctorow’s ANDA’S GAME comes out this fall. 

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tysontan:

Krita the Digital Painting App now on Steam!

This Kiki the Cyber Squirrel, the mascot of Krita the digital painting app. This picture is used as Krita 2.8’s startup splash and Krita’s Steam box art, cover art and avatar as well.

Wallpaper version available!
Wallpaper version of the first picture, includes popular resolutions for PC, smartphones and pads.
» Download! «

What is Krita?

Krita is the only digital painting tool I’m using. It is a free (as in freedom), open source software. It offers a sophisticated brush system, packs in almost everything that a digital painter needs and is very easy to use.

Help Krita on Steam Greenlight!

Krita is now available for Windows PC, and the develop team is trying to get Greenlight on Steam as well. Please help them (and thus helps everyone)!

» Krita on Steam «

What I like about Krita

Krita’s page has detailed introduction of what it is capable of. I would like to cover a few things that I really like about Krita here as well:

Brush:

  • Krita’s brush system is fast and smooth. It is optimized for graphics tablets with pressure support.
  • Ruler tool assistance when drawing long curves (something comparable to SAI).
  • It doesn’t draw jigsaws when zoomed out (my nightmare when using Adobe Photoshop).

Command:

Krita has a friendly, highly customizable user interface. The basic operations when using a brush tool are:

  • Shift + drag = Change brush size
  • Ctrl = temporary color picker
  • Middle button + hover movement = Move canvas
  • Ctrl + Middle button + hover movement up / down = Zoom canvas
  • Shift + Middle button + hover movement around = Rotate canvas

Simply right click and you can access:

  • Color picker
  • Recently used colors
  • Favorite tool presents

Layer:

  • Supports layer with many mixing method.
  • Supports layer group.
  • Supports layer mask.

Resize:

High quality resize with Lanczos3 filter. It doesn’t produce inferior shrinking result like Adobe Photoshop does sometimes.

GPU Acceleration:

  • GPU accelerated fast & high quality canvas rotation and zooming.
  • Realtime mirrored view mode.
  • Color management support.
Free as in Freedom:

Krita is free (libre) and open source software. Its source codes are publicly available. You can study, modify, and distribute Krita without restriction. You can learn more about Free Software Movement.

The Mascot

And yes, I designed Krita’s mascot, Kiki the Cyber Squirrel. I’ve also designed Krita’s box art, banner art and projet avatar on Steam. Krita’s next major release, Krita 2.8, scheduled on late February, will have my picture as its startup splash as well! I’m very happy to see my work becomes useful to the project!

Additional resources:

David Revoy has been making tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website. If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes! Please visit David’s website.

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theartisticbone:

I found a sleeping dragon #running #winter #winnipeg #lincolnssleepingdragon (at Wolseley)

theartisticbone:

I found a sleeping dragon #running #winter #winnipeg #lincolnssleepingdragon (at Wolseley)

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Doodling in the dark with highlighters and a sharpie. 
Trust me… this is much better than the last face I drew. I’m pretty happy with the improvement (maybe even a little proud that she doesn’t look like a troll). Even if she has no chin! Haha. :) Originally this was a self portrait but I see absolutely no similarities the more I look at it.

Doodling in the dark with highlighters and a sharpie. 

Trust me… this is much better than the last face I drew. I’m pretty happy with the improvement (maybe even a little proud that she doesn’t look like a troll). Even if she has no chin! Haha. :) Originally this was a self portrait but I see absolutely no similarities the more I look at it.

breakinq:

warning! my blog may cause joy♡

breakinq:

warning! my blog may cause joy♡

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breakinq:

warning! my blog may cause joy♡

breakinq:

warning! my blog may cause joy♡

Reblogged from ♡ you're perfect ♡
I was making a joke tabloid for my guild, The Fragile Dragons (Northern Shiverpeaks), when this happened. The tabloid is still in the works. But I’m pretty happy with how this turned out.

I was making a joke tabloid for my guild, The Fragile Dragons (Northern Shiverpeaks), when this happened. The tabloid is still in the works. But I’m pretty happy with how this turned out.

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Last week was a lot of fun with the release of the Dragon Bash event in Guild Wars 2. Myself and my fellow guildies followed the event closely and ventured out into the wilderness of Tyria to hunt down hologram projectors to gather Zhaitaffy candies and Dragon Coffers. After the first day I already had several of the Mini Holographic Risen Knight minipet.

I made certain to have magic find coming out the wazoo and by the second day I found the rare Holographic Dragon Wing Cover in a wooden chest while fighting the Fire Shaman. Not long after another guildie found a Dragon’s Jade Claim Ticket.

I love the wings and I’m eager to see if the shattered wing cover will be as appealing.

I’m having a lot of fun with the Dragon Bash. I almost missed out on the fireworks ceremony as we had to go out of town for a memorial. We brought the laptop with us and although we didn’t really see the fireworks with such a low frame rate… My husband and myself were both able to get the achievement and rewards.

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I probably shouldn’t even post this. But. This was part of a gift to my friend for her birthday (she said: “you need to post this online”, so…). It basically involves a whole bunch of pictures that aren’t mine (with the exception of the forest, old window and clouds which are photos I’ve taken) and that I altered to fit my needs and some possibly terribly written articles about nothing in particular. It didn’t take too long to put together. A couple days?

There’s a story I wrote that goes with this but it’s not something I feel I can share on Tumblr. AO3 might see it some time in the future, but I’ll confer with the birthday girl to see if she thinks it’s worthy.

I apologize for the sudden Teen Wolf related spam. There’ll probably be one more post in the next month related to a photo project that’s in the works and then it’ll be back to my normal… uh… lack of posts?