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Getting to know Timothée Giet: Krita instructor extraodinaire

Earlier this week, I purchased the Secrets of Krita, a new series of training videos available on the Krita site. Buying the DVD is a great way…

A year of subscribing to Blender Cloud

A year ago I began my membership with Blender Cloud. In March 2014, Blender announced Project Gooseberry—a crowd source funding endeavor for a feature-length film. As…

Adobe Offsetting: December 2014

For December, I thought it would better to hear directly from the source with an interview. Gustav González, the main developer for Tupi, has been…

Yiynova monitor tablet works on Linux

Sometimes the second time is the charm. Last Friday my friend Mike (@lungching) came over to the house to help me install the Yiynova monitor…

Adobe Offsetting: August 2014

It was difficult to come up with what to support for this month. Do I find another software to support? Do I spend time looking…

Adobe Offsetting: June 2014

Hopefully it’s still June somewhere in the world. I was going to write this post last night, but I ended up playing with the software…

Masking with Gimp

So I decided to record my first attempt at creating a masked composite in Gimp. I still have a lot to learn, but I was…

Adobe Offsetting: April 2014

This will be a short and sweet post for this month’s Adobe Offsetting. For the second month in a row, I decided to back Project…

Fridays with Ricardo

A couple of weeks ago I saw an advertisement for an event on Google Plus. It was for an animation workshop using open-source software presented…

Inkscape and Gimp take the spotlight

A few days ago I decided to start make an official break with Adobe in my personal life and work in open source software and…

Adobe Offsetting: March 2014

This month I gave to The Gooseberry Project which is an initiative coordinated through the Blender community to bring the world’s best talent together to create…

Adobe Offsetting: January 2014

I’m right at the wire, but I got my donation in for January. I ultimately decided to give money to Inkscape™. It’s one of the best…

Inkpad is a free Illustrator on-the-go

There are many art apps in the iPad store. Lots of them are great beginnings, but they’re either gimmicky or you can’t figure out how…

Adobe Offsetting: December 2013

Waking up this Christmas morning, I have one task—a monthly donation as part of my monthly anti-Adobe commitment. With the emergence of the Creative Cloud,…

A significant Synfig setback

Did you ever do something stupid like drive your car for two weeks with the emergency brake on without realizing it, resulting in a damaged…

Adobe Offsetting: November 2013

This is the first of my monthly donations to open-source initiatives and software in lieu of a monthly payment for to Adobe. I’m sorry if…

Donating to open source is donating to your future

The best incentive for giving is getting something in return. In the past year there has been a real surge around open-source software development. Sites…

Misty available for switch layers

Synfig now has the capability of creating switch layers. If you’ve never heard of switch layers before, it’s great for cut-out characters. The gist is…

Drawing for Maggie

A close and wonderful friend is starting her first Etsy site and it was my pleasure to help her out and create some illustrations and…

Never Boring with Bohr

Recently, I’ve been busy doing illustration work for my day job at Science News and for friends and their pet projects. All-in-all it’s been a…

New feet and hands for Misty

Today I made some headway and was able to finish Misty’s hand positions for her front view. I think that I’ll be able to reuse…

Using GIT for Misty

I was introduced to GIT over a year ago by a fellow Synfig user and programmer extraordinaire, Lungching. Last week he demoed the benefits of…

Clothing Ideas for Misty

In between working on Misty’s new feet and poses over the past weekend. I started trying out different clothing options for Misty. The cover up…

Misty and MyPaint

While I was working on all of Misty’s different poses in Synfig, I got sidetracked and started playing in a sweet open source painting program…

Understanding Z Depth in Synfig

It’s been a while since writing an entry or working in Synfig, and now I’m back doing both. I missed using Synfig over the past…

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