2014 has certainly started off as a year of mixed energies and mixed feelings for sure,mixed,but also leaning toward positivity,as of now it is like a double edged sword with things happen,imagine if you will holding onto a diamond that has cut deep into your hand,yes you are holding something valuable but there is always a price to pay. Everything is in full gear now with the story for my comic book the "Tales of Isla Blanca",and I'm easily getting lost in edits and rewrites,to making up new concepts everyday,some of which I don't even want to draw and post,because I would be giving away too much. To contain it all I was helping out a friend of mine on storyboards for this short film he is working on,so while my mind was still pretty much hanging on the necklace of Isla Blanca there is still the matter of having to do work that will get you paid (yeah,go figure).
I currently installed "Corel Painter X3" which up till now has been a blast to work with,its like if "Corel Painter Essentials" and "Photoshop" had a kid,and this is the result,and the result is a baby that would probably grow up,enroll in the best college in the land and find a cure for cancer or something.
I know a lot of people say that the moment you get a drawing tablet you should just flip off the programs that come with it and just dig your multicolored claws into Photoshop's more advanced skin and make sweet,sweet love to it. As true as that may be I was always fond of the natural feel I got with "Essentials",the line pressure feels as if your really drawing on paper,and for the most part its the closest you can get to drawing digital with the crude feelings that come along with drawing on paper. So why do you ask did I switch to "Painter x3"? Well for one thing it has a butt-load more tools and brushes than "Essentials",but the thing that sold me,and should've actually had since "Painter X" is the fact that the layer option isn't a piece of crap. The layer option in Essentials would make rip my hair out it was so bad. So as of now I'm working on this gigantic "Dali's New High" drawing working both in the "X3" and "Essentials" as some weird official goodbye to "Corel Painter Essentials" who has served me well for a good 7 years. From here on out its Painter and Photoshop all ze way. For those that follow me on Deviant art,keep an eye out,especially my hippie friends who I'm sure will greatly appreciate it.
Back to work,and a special shoutout to "Gobelins animation"those shorts are amazing .