Published the 30 june 2014 in Hardware and Software with tags : Linux, ergonomy, article, cc-by
Software : 100% open-source
Since 2009, I produce my artworks using only Free/Libre Open-Source Software ( FLOSS ). Constraining my tool to 100% open-source is a choice I made . This technical choice doesn't affect compatibility with my clients : I still provide industry standards and I can save or open any regular files. Working with open-source tools doesn't mean having to produce only free and open-source artworks. I'm still in control about the license of my own production, and I can commercialise it, or use copyright on it without any issue. Here are the software I mainly use :
★ GIMP : image manipulation tool
I use GIMP for many manipulations on colors, or specific image file format. I also use it to add text and label to images.
website : http://www.gimp.org/
★ Krita : professional digital painting software★ Mypaint : digital painting software
Krita is my main tool and I use it to paint my artworks
website : http://www.krita.org/
Mypaint is a lightweight digital painting software. I use it as a sketchpad.
website : http://mypaint.intilinux.com/ ★ Blender : full multimedia studio, with a focus on 3D
I use Blender to create rough 3D models to paint later on it. I also use often the video sequencer.
website : http://www.blender.org/ ★ GNU/Linux : an ecosystem
I run Linux systems. There is many Linux distributors. My favorites : ArchLinux
and the one I'm using right now Ubuntu Gnome
Hardware : Linux compatible
I use a single computer with two screen connected to it. One of the screen on left, is a Wacom Cintiq 21ux tablet. But I prefer to use my Intuos 4 Medium, and use the Cintiq as a secondary screen. The Cintiq is mounted on a Ergotron LX arm , I can still move the Cintiq to directly digital paint on it. I have a professional monitor able to display a wide range of color ; an Asus ProArt. It allow me to display subtle printed colors, such as richer greens or oranges. It's delicious to digital paint on it.
★ Main computer : Dell vostro PCProcessor :
Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 870 , 2.93GHz × 8Memory :
8GB Graphics :
GeForce GTX 650 TiScreen :
Asus ProArt 24HD★ Laptop : Clevo W550 ultrabookProcessor :
Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 3120M , 2.5GHz × 4Memory :
Intel HD GraphicsScreen :
15.6'' , 1920x1080, LED, Weight :
2,2Kg , slim caseNote :
I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun A5 tablet when I'm travelling with it★ Other : tools for graphistColorimeter :
Pantone Huey ProScanner :
Canoscan Lide 30