My hardware

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Update: This article is a bit old and reflect what I used in 2014, not now.

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.
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★ Krita : professional digital painting software
Krita is my main tool and I use it to paint my artworks
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★ Mypaint : digital painting software
Mypaint is a lightweight digital painting software. I use it as a sketchpad.
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★ 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.
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★ GNU/Linux : an ecosystem
I run Linux systems. There is many Linux distributors. My favorites : ArchLinux, Manjaro, Fedora , OpenSuse , Antergos 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 PC
Processor : Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 870 , 2.93GHz × 8
Memory : 8GB
Graphics : GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Screen : Asus ProArt 24HD

★ Laptop : Clevo W550 ultrabook
Processor : Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 3120M , 2.5GHz × 4
Memory : 8GB
Graphics : Intel HD Graphics
Screen : 15.6'' , 1920x1080, LED,
Weight : 2,2Kg , slim case

Note : I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun A5 tablet when I'm travelling with it

★ Other : tools for graphist
Colorimeter : Pantone Huey Pro
Scanner : Canoscan Lide 30

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