Several weeks ago I was invited to fly to Amsterdam to the Blender Institute by the Krita team ( a 2D digital painting Free/Libre Open Source Software ; FLOSS ) . I met in this place developpers and Artist around this great Krita community.
This big week-end event was named 'KritaSprint 2011' and happen each year. The goal of my presence ?
- First , meet most poeple around the team 'in real' after a year of IRC and email discution, and have real discution.
- On a second time ,do a demo session on the saturday with a video projector to talk about my experience painting with Krita (other artist invited did the same ).
You can now watch this 40min video online on Krita.org page or here under with the video player. In this 40min, I focused on showcasing my difficulties with Krita around the vital and overall ergonomie.
So, Just a simple speedpainting of my 'default' face, with a 'grey to color' simple workflow. Very hard to have a interresting end result in 40min , recorded live. Btw, for poeple not used to hear my voice on my silent labelled DVDs , you can have a good idea after hearing this of why it's better to not hear me speaking on my DVDs :)
The result here was called 'RGB girl', because of her unrealistic flashy hair color.
This saturday I did a video-conference for the Linux Libre design event in Dakar Senegal organized by Dakarlug. I did a 1h talk and demo remotely from my home studio using Skype. Thanks to the great feature to share a part of my screen in Skype and continue my talks , I was able to paint live and commenting at the same time. ( if someone know a open-source alternative to speak/share screen/webcam multiplatform with a great bandwith, please inform me on the comments )
This sunday I'm going to meet Montpelier ( France ) 'Blenderheads' and open-source enthousiast into a nice event : the playing on a cinema room of the 3 open-movies of the Blender Foundation : Sintel , Big Buck Bunny and Elephant Dream.
The team at Blender Institute confirmed this afternoon a technical problem in all last DVD printed Blend&Paint DVD 7 as well as Blenderella DVD 6. The problem only happen on Microsoft Windows system.
Here is a postcard I made as a donation for the Rock trust association, I drawed/painted it traditionally with Bic pen and watercolor on a 10x15cm strong watercolor paper. You can see the original actually within many other postcards in an exhibition in Edinburgh.
Hi ! another "Geek" post to answer to a comment of the previous post about installating of 2D tools I use on Linux.
Wacom Intuos 4 run 'out-of-box' in Ubuntu and Linux Mint distro, but a lot of little things are still hard for end users :
The LED display doesn't works out-of-the-box , and buttons can't be customised with a user interface. Here is the little how-to I get my tablet to work at 100%, I hope it will help beginners as this is the hardest part for digital painters starting on Linux : getting their tablet to work. I took time to write the terminals code to be the easier as possible.