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Hey folks. Happy to say I'm back, would have been back sooner after graduating Bachelors in Animation but I kind of went into a, "what am supposed to do now?," moment. Also If ya'll ain't heard what happened in Dallas, practically in my 'backyard', it didn't seem like a good time to start submitting. Course, the whole worlds suffering some crazy shit right now but it's the summer and the heat has always brought out the worst in people in my opinion.

Anyways some things I'll let you know:
- Yes, I will submit my degree winning animation, soon. Fixing some things on the intro and credits.
- I'm planning on setting up a tumblr to dump my portfolio projects into, not to say I wont still submit here, so ya'll know I'm not planning on leaving DeviantArt like many are doing now a days.
- Considering the fact that I have a Bachelors in Animation its still gonna be a while before I get in to the Biz, so if anyone wanna talk about collaborations or work (small, group, company, anything) on projects, animation or maybe comics, paying jobs hopefully, send me a note and will talk. Also, I do plan on doing commissions, I know some of ya'll been wondering and yes I'll definitely get back into that. Soon as I get the price chart back up, send me a note and I'll add ya'll to the list. Be advised I also have a day job so there may be delays, just a warning folks.

And with that, I wanna finish by saying, "Have a great Summer and hope ya'lls projects are coming along great!"
  • Listening to: Yelawolf - Push 'Em
  • Reading: ImagineFX
  • Watching: Angry Birds
  • Playing: With my Cintiq
  • Eating: Whatevers available
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi
Thank ya'll for the Birthday wishes!!

Still finishing up my college life this spring but more importantly I wish I can give ya'll some of this yummy birthday cake and tequila. B-) (Cool)

Be back soon folks. Later and I hope ya'lls projects are coming around alright.
  • Listening to: Krizz Kaliko "Way Out"
  • Reading: Brunner Bounty Hunter
  • Watching: Justified
  • Playing: With my Cintiq
  • Eating: Whatevers available
  • Drinking: Diet Coke w/ Lime & Tequila
Tequila and Cookie cake anyone . . . B-)
  • Listening to: Krizz Kaliko "Way Out"
  • Reading: Brunner Bounty Hunter
  • Watching: Justified
  • Playing: With my Cintiq
  • Eating: Whatevers available
  • Drinking: Diet Coke w/ Lime & Tequila
Crazy Christmas this year but I hope ya'lls isn't as strange as mine...... 8[

Enjoy the Holidays, FOLKS!!!!!!!
Sorry this is late but here's a cheer to the everyone who did a shout for my Birthday. Thank you very much, folks! Ya'll make me feel so old. B-)

Many thanks to:
:iconkingabe::icondragonlover04::icondipuc4life::iconloko-motion::iconblurose17::iconigusholliday::iconwsache007::iconvyctorian::iconmidnitez-remix:


On another thing, for those who asked about commissions, that info will be up soon. Not yet but soon.

Thank you!
Hey. Welcome to 2014!

Sorry for not updating but I got majorly sick over the holidays. Couldn't look at a computer screen without feeling dizzy and achy. But I'm better now and ready to start the New Year, so keep in touch and enjoy. B-) 

Christmas Dance Christmas La Christmas Dance Merry christmas everybody Merry Christmas, Folks!!Patrick (Happy Happy Xmas) Christmas Dance Christmas La Christmas Dance 
:merry christmas: 
To celebrate this wonderful time of year I want to share a few of my favorite jingles so that ya'll may share them with your friends and family.
Ice Slide 
Here we go . . .
i got a letter 

Santa Clause And His Old Lady by Cheech and Chong


(CM: Cheech Marin TC: Tommy Chong)

CM: (Playing piano) "Ma-ma-ma-ma-cita, donde esta Santa Cleese... the vato wit da bony knees... he comin' down da street wit no choos on his feet... and he's going to..." No, no, that ain't it... "Mamamacita, donde esta Santa Claus... da guy wit da hair on his jaws... he's..." Nah. Hey, man, come over here, man. I need some help, man.
TC: Yeah, man. I can dig that. Like, uh, what are ya doin', man?
CM: Aw, I'm trying to write a song about Santa Claus, man, but it's not comin' out...
TC: About who, man?
CM: About Santa Claus, man. You know, Santa Claus, man?
TC: Oh, yeah, man. I played with those dudes, man.
CM: What?
TC: Yeah, last year at the Fillmore, man. Me and the bass player sat in, man.
CM: Oh, hey, man, you think Santa Claus is a group, huh? No, it's not a group, man.
TC: Wha? They break up, man?
CM: No, man. It's one guy, man. Y'know, he had a.a red suit on, man, with black patent leather choos... you know the guy, man.
TC: Oh, yeah... he's with Motown, ain't he? Yeah, I played with that dude, too, man. He's a good singer, man.
CM: No, no, hold on, man. He's not with Motown, man.
TC: Well, then he's with Buddah, man.
CM: No, aw, man, you don't know who Santa Claus is, man!
TM: Yeah, well, I'm not from here, man. Like, I'm from Pittsburgh, man. I don't know too many local dudes.
CM: Ohhh, I see. Well, hey, man, sit back and relax and I'll tell you da story about Santa Claus, man. Listen...
(background music begins)
Once upon a time, about, hmmm, five years ago, there was this groovy dude and has name was Santa Claus, y'know? And he used to live over in the projects with his old lady and they had a pretty good thing together because his old lady was really fine and she could cook and all that stuff like that, y'know. Like, she made da best brownies in town, man! Oh, I could remember 'em now, man. I could eat one of 'em, man, wow...
TC: Wow, did you know these people, man?
CM: Oh, yeah, man. They used to live next door to me, y'know... until they got kicked out, man.
TC: Wha? They got kicked out of the projects, man?
CM: Yeah, you know what happened, man? They used ta live with all these midgets, y'know, and da midgets used ta make a lotta noise, y'know, like pounding and hammering and pounding all night, man...
TC: Typical freaks, huh?
CM: Oh, yeah, man, they were really freaks, man. As a matter of fact, they all moved up north together, y'know.
TC: Oh, they had to go get their head together, man?
CM: Yeah, get their head together. And they started a commune, y'know. It was called the... uh..."Santa Claus and his Old Lady Commune"; it was a real famous one up there, man. And they used to sit around and groove all the time, y'know.
TC: Oh, yeah?
CM: Yeah, a really good time, man.
TC: That sounds heavy.
CM: Yeah, they eat da brownies, man, and they drink da tea, man... and what they did most of da time, though, was make a lotta goodies, y'know? And they had everything they needed; they only needed to come into town maybe once a year or something like that...
TC: To pick up the welfare check and the food stamps, right.
CM: Yeah... No, no, what they did, man, is that, once a year, when they made all the goodies, y'know, they used ta put 'em in a beeg chopping bag and, then, they used ta take da chopping bag and give 'em to all the boys and girls all da way around da world, man!
TC: Hey, well, that's hip, man. That sounds real nice.
CM: Oh, yeah, they were really nice people, man. And so much class, man... they had so much class, y'know. Like, even take da way they used ta deliver da toys, y'know. It's like, Santa Claus used ta have this really charp chort, man, y'know? It was lowered to da ground, had twice-pipes, candy-apple red and button top. Oooo, clean!

TC: Hey, that sounds like a hip snowmobile, man.
CM: No, no, it wasn't a snowmobile; it was a sled, y'know. One of those big sleds, y'know? And he used ta have it pulled by some reindeers, y'know, like, reindeers?
TC: Some what, man?
CM: Some reindeers, y'know. He used ta hook them onto da sled and then he used ta stand up inside da sled and hold on to da reins and then call out their names, like, "On Donner! On, Blitzen! On Chewy! On Tavo! C'mon, Becto!" And then, the reindeers used ta take off into da sky and fly across da sky, man!
TC: Wow, man! That's far out, man!
CM: Yeah! And then, when they flied across da sky, they used ta come down to places like, oh, Chicago, L.A., Nueva York and Pacoima and all those places, y'know, and then land on top of people's roofs and then 'ol Santa Claus would make himself real small, y'know, like, a real small guy, and he'd come down da chimney and then he would give you all da stuff that he made, man. And... dig this, man... he did it all in one night, man!
TC: Hey, just a minute, man. Now, how'd he do that, man?
CM: Oh, well, man, he took da freeway. How else, man?
TC: No, man. No, man, how'd he do all that other stuff, man? Like, how'd he make himself small, man. And, how'd he, like, how'd he get the reindeer off the ground, man?
CM: Oh, well, man, he had some magic dust, man.
TC: Some magic dust?
CM: Yeah, magic dust, y'know? He used ta give a little bit to da reindeer, a little bit to Santa Claus, a little bit more for Santa Claus, a little bit more...
TC: And this would get the reindeer off, man?
CM: Aw, got 'em off, man? Are you kidding, man? They flew all da way around da world, man!
TC: Hey, that's far out, man! Hey, how come I've never met this dude, man?
CM: Oh, man, he doesn't do that bit anymore, man. It got too dangerous, man.
TC: Yeah, I can dig that, man, 'cause that's a dangerous bit, man!
CM: Yeah, lemme tell ya, it sure was, man. Like just two years ago, man, he got stopped at the border, y'know, and they took him into another room and took off his clothes, man, and searched him and searched his bag of goodies, man... and then, when he was leaving, man, he was flying through the air and somebody took a chot at his reindeer, y'know.
TC: Aw, that's a drag, man.
CM: Yeah, it really was, man. And then, man, he went down South, man, and they tried to cut off his hair and his beard, man. And all the time, he was getting stopped and pulled over and asked for his ID, man... just everywhere he went, he ran into too much recession, man.
TC: No, man, you mean he ran into too much repression, man.
CM: Aw, "repression"..."recession"...man, it's all da same thing, man.
TC: Yeah, man. But, it's a drag, man, 'cause we could sure use a dude like that right now.
CM: Oh, he still comes around, man.
TC: Oh, yeah?
CM: Yeah, but he comes in disguises now...
TC: Aw, he went "underground".
CM: Yeah, "underground", man.
TC: I can dig it.
CM: Yeah. But you ought to see his disguise, man; nobody would ever know it was him, man.
TC: Oh, yeah?
CM: Yeah. He's got a job in front of da department store, ringing this bell and playing this tambourine next to this black pot, y'know?
TC: Aw, I seen the dude, man!
CM: Yeah! You know who I'm talking about, man!
TC: Yeah, man! I played with that cat last year, man!
CM: Wha?
TC: Yeah, we played in front of a store, man! We made a lot of bread, man!
CM: Aw, hey, wait a minute, man! Santa Claus is not a musician, man!
TC: I'm hip, man! That cat didn't know any tunes, man!
CM: Oh, hey, wait a minute, man... no, he's not hip to that at all, man.
TC: No, I played with this dude, man.
CM: Are you sure, man?
TC: Positive!

Davey's Song by Adam Sandler

Crazy Chinese Resturant Guy:
He dine and dash me! He chew and screw me! He sip and skip me!
Police:
What?
Crazy Chinese Resturant Guy:
He no pay for his four Scorpion Bowl.
Davey:
Oh, boy.
I'm the kinda guy that can't stand the holiday
So I drink them all away
That's me
I don't decorate no trees
And I won't eat no potato lakees
But I'll give this old ladies melons a squeeze
That's just who I am
Well I'll never spin a dreidel
But I'll always throw an egg
And I'll charliehorse your leg- for laughs
While you're singing your holiday tune
I'm acting like the town Bafoon
Whipping out my big white scary moon
And blowing a beef your way
I hate folks who think reindeer are cute
to me they're just something to shoot
I hate love, I hate you, I hate me
Well I'm a snowmobile stealing
No 'tis the season' feeling
Kind of guy (kind of guy)
This time of year sucks
So I take my numchucks
And make sure every snowman dies
Believeing in Santa's all wrong
And Chaunaka's eight days too long
I hate love, I hate you, I hate me
I hate love, I hate you, I hate me

X-M@$ by Corey Taylor

Ho Ho Ho Ho!

There ain't nothing more depressing than a pine tree
Gussied up with candy canes and balls
Those carolers have kept me up for hours
It's Merry Christmas seeping through my walls
Now I'm no wiccan commie nut or nothing
But there's one damn holiday that I can't stand
It ain't Halloween or Thanksgiving or even April Fools
But it'll surely make a fool out of every man
HA

If I ain't drunk then it ain't Christmas
You know where to stick those jingle bells
If I ain't hammered it ain't hanukkah
And all you motherfuckers go to hell
If I ain't cockeyed then it ain't Kwanzaa
Joy to the world and jack and coke
If I ain't drunk then it ain't Christmas
Cause I ain't never anything but broke

Now every year the malls are just a madhouse
Full of empty pockets, thoughts and smiles
Just the smell of Eggnog makes me vomit
And those colored lights are fucking infantile
I think we collectively as a people
Should rise against this corporate jolly noise
And tell the world:
"Let's buy some peace and quiet for a change"
Before we spend it all on fucking toys.
HA

So if I ain't drunk then it ain't Christmas
You know where to stick those jingle bells
If I ain't hammered it ain't hanukkah
Fa la la la la go fuck yourself!
If I ain't cockeyed it ain't Kwanzaa
Joy to the world of getting stoned
If I ain't drunk then it ain't Christmas
So leave this god damn scrooge the fuck alone.
HA

MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Decided that I'd update sketches, sketch dumps, linearts, or something on Mondays and/or Fridays just so I'm not leaving my gallery stale. I'll do easy stuff like this while I'm coloring and painting major works and projects.

Hope ya'll enjoy.

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Are you an upcoming artist or hobbyist who's got a computer and a graphics tablet but don't have the cash to buy Photoshop? Are you an aspiring digital painter but don't have the green to buy Corel Painter? Do you want to do 2D or 3D animation but don't have the mullah? Well folks, I may have the answer or answers to what you need.

If you're a MAC user like me, the list of software below may be what you need.

Free MAC software:

• Seashore - An image editor for Mac OS X, which was influenced by the GIMP and written using the Cocoa API. Seashore uses GIMP's native file format, XCF, and has support for a handful of other graphics file formats, including full support for TIFF, PNG, and JPEG, and read-only support for BMP, PDF and GIF. Seashore offers a smaller number of features in comparison with GIMP, including layers and alpha channel support, gradients and transparency effects, anti-aliased brushes, tablet support and plug-in filters. seashore.sourceforge.net/The_S…
• Inkscape – Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP - A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/

Do you not have a MAC? Are you a Windows/PC heathen?! Just kidding it doesn't matter to me if you're a PC or a MAC person. The list below is for you.

Free Windows software:

• MyPaint – Is a free software graphics application for digital painters, similar to Corel Painter. mypaint.intilinux.com/
• Inkscape - Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP – A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/
• Paint Tool Sai – PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. sai.detstwo.com/sai/
• Artrage 2.5 – ArtRage Starter Edition is a simple, stylish, and easy-to-use painting tool that lets you play with realistic paints on your computer. Using real world painting tools such as oil paints, pencils, felt pens and more you can create your own paintings or load in photographs as Tracing Images to recreate them by hand, letting ArtRage select the colors for you so that you can focus on the brush strokes. download.cnet.com/ArtRage/3000…
• Paint.net – Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. www.getpaint.net/

Are you a student? Then maybe you might be eligible for the student version of the Autodesk software for free. The catch is you must be a student and it's a 3-year trial. Cannot be used commercially.

Only for students: students.autodesk.com/?nd=down…

• SketchBook Pro - Also referred to as SketchBook, is drawing software that features a gesture-based user interface. It was originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation, but is now owned by Autodesk. SketchBook Pro has an uncluttered interface, and painting and drawing tools such as pencils, markers, and brushes. By using the pressure-sensitive features of graphics tablets, tablet computers, and smartphones, it can help artists sketch and create effects similar to traditional materials. Autodesk SketchBook Pro software also features a screenshot tool for annotation, allowing one to show content during a meeting and add notes as the content is reviewed. The previous/next buttons make it possible to create flipbooks or animations. The program supports layers with import and export of Photoshop (.psd) format. Other features include rulers, symmetry, the ability to customize brushes, create texture brushes, and rotate the canvas. SketchBook Pro communities exist on Twitter, Facebook, and Autodesk's AREA online community. The greatest tool I have ever used! I dis covered this thanks to the guys of CreatureBox creaturebox.com/. I use this to draw out my work then import it too Photoshop for coloring.
• SketchBook Designer - In addition to the sketching capabilities and quality results that professionals have come to expect from Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, SketchBook Designer enables professional designers and artists to use a hybrid paint and vector workflow for concept design illustration and graphic design. Within the intuitive SketchBook creative environment, even new users can be productive within minutes. Nice software but I prefer SketchBook Pro.
• Maya - Autodesk Maya 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Whether you work in film, games, television, advertising, publishing, or graphic design, Maya offers state-of-the-art toolsets, combined into a single affordable offering designed to help meet today's demanding production requirements. Autodesk Maya 2012 delivers new toolsets for previsualization and game prototyping, extended simulation capabilities, and improved pipeline integration. Still recommend only 2011. 2012 is very buggy.

Other Software and Download centers:

• Sketchbook Pro Copic edition - SketchBook & the makers of Copic have teamed up! Copic is a brand of alcohol marker developed by Too Corporation of Japan.  Sold in more than 50 countries, the multipurpose markers are used in design, education, architecture, fashion, illustration, comics/manga, hobbies and craft. copic.jp/

• Deviantart Muro - Hey give it a shot

• Sketcher Fun- Worth messing around with. Just be sure when you save it Right click it and click copy or save as. sketcher-fun.appspot.com/#sket…


There is also software that you don't have to pay an arm or a leg like Photoshop and others.
The list:

• SketchBook Pro - $59.00 usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/… Creature Box creaturebox.com/ Toonboxstudio www.youtube.com/user/Toonboxst… toonboxstudio.deviantart.com/
• Acorn - $49.95 flyingmeat.com/acorn/
• DrawIt - $38.00 drawit.en.softonic.com/mac
• ArtRage - $29.90 for Studio, $59.90 for Studio Pro www.artrage.com/
• OpenCanvas - $74.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/
• MangaLabo - $71.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/cl/
• Adobe Photoshop Elements - $99.99 www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/ind…
• Paint Tool Sai - $65.99 www.systemax.jp/en/sai/

Graphic Tablets help:

• Best Buy - You can get a wacom for $80 - $200 www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpag…
• Amazon - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_sca…
• Academic Superstore - If your student or teacher you are eligible for a discount on tablets and other goodies www.academicsuperstore.com/cat…
• EBay - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=G…

Let me advise ya'll that there are more free graphics software out there. You know, small ones below the radar. There's also software that aren't high dollar while still giving you artistic edge. I might update more, later, but you can also compare and review Applications by your self  here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparis… or go on search engines.

If any of ya'll have another software that ya' want me put up here, comment and let me know.
Still not dead, updates soon! Jus' busy, busy!

Happy Halloween!!

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Are you an upcoming artist or hobbyist who's got a computer and a graphics tablet but don't have the cash to buy Photoshop? Are you an aspiring digital painter but don't have the green to buy Corel Painter? Do you want to do 2D or 3D animation but don't have the mullah? Well folks, I may have the answer or answers to what you need.

If you're a MAC user like me, the list of software below may be what you need.

Free MAC software:

• Seashore - An image editor for Mac OS X, which was influenced by the GIMP and written using the Cocoa API. Seashore uses GIMP's native file format, XCF, and has support for a handful of other graphics file formats, including full support for TIFF, PNG, and JPEG, and read-only support for BMP, PDF and GIF. Seashore offers a smaller number of features in comparison with GIMP, including layers and alpha channel support, gradients and transparency effects, anti-aliased brushes, tablet support and plug-in filters. seashore.sourceforge.net/The_S…
• Inkscape – Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP - A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/

Do you not have a MAC? Are you a Windows/PC heathen?! Just kidding it doesn't matter to me if you're a PC or a MAC person. The list below is for you.

Free Windows software:

• MyPaint – Is a free software graphics application for digital painters, similar to Corel Painter. mypaint.intilinux.com/
• Inkscape - Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP – A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/
• Paint Tool Sai – PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. sai.detstwo.com/sai/
• Artrage 2.5 – ArtRage Starter Edition is a simple, stylish, and easy-to-use painting tool that lets you play with realistic paints on your computer. Using real world painting tools such as oil paints, pencils, felt pens and more you can create your own paintings or load in photographs as Tracing Images to recreate them by hand, letting ArtRage select the colors for you so that you can focus on the brush strokes. download.cnet.com/ArtRage/3000…
• Paint.net – Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. www.getpaint.net/

Are you a student? Then maybe you might be eligible for the student version of the Autodesk software for free. The catch is you must be a student and it's a 3-year trial. Cannot be used commercially.

Only for students: students.autodesk.com/?nd=down…

• SketchBook Pro - Also referred to as SketchBook, is drawing software that features a gesture-based user interface. It was originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation, but is now owned by Autodesk. SketchBook Pro has an uncluttered interface, and painting and drawing tools such as pencils, markers, and brushes. By using the pressure-sensitive features of graphics tablets, tablet computers, and smartphones, it can help artists sketch and create effects similar to traditional materials. Autodesk SketchBook Pro software also features a screenshot tool for annotation, allowing one to show content during a meeting and add notes as the content is reviewed. The previous/next buttons make it possible to create flipbooks or animations. The program supports layers with import and export of Photoshop (.psd) format. Other features include rulers, symmetry, the ability to customize brushes, create texture brushes, and rotate the canvas. SketchBook Pro communities exist on Twitter, Facebook, and Autodesk's AREA online community. The greatest tool I have ever used! I dis covered this thanks to the guys of CreatureBox creaturebox.com/. I use this to draw out my work then import it too Photoshop for coloring.
• SketchBook Designer - In addition to the sketching capabilities and quality results that professionals have come to expect from Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, SketchBook Designer enables professional designers and artists to use a hybrid paint and vector workflow for concept design illustration and graphic design. Within the intuitive SketchBook creative environment, even new users can be productive within minutes. Nice software but I prefer SketchBook Pro.
• Maya - Autodesk Maya 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Whether you work in film, games, television, advertising, publishing, or graphic design, Maya offers state-of-the-art toolsets, combined into a single affordable offering designed to help meet today's demanding production requirements. Autodesk Maya 2012 delivers new toolsets for previsualization and game prototyping, extended simulation capabilities, and improved pipeline integration. Still recommend only 2011. 2012 is very buggy.

Other Software and Download centers:

• Sketchbook Pro Copic edition - SketchBook & the makers of Copic have teamed up! Copic is a brand of alcohol marker developed by Too Corporation of Japan.  Sold in more than 50 countries, the multipurpose markers are used in design, education, architecture, fashion, illustration, comics/manga, hobbies and craft. copic.jp/

• Deviantart Muro - Hey give it a shot

• Sketcher Fun- Worth messing around with. Just be sure when you save it Right click it and click copy or save as. sketcher-fun.appspot.com/#sket…


There is also software that you don't have to pay an arm or a leg like Photoshop and others.
The list:

• SketchBook Pro - $59.00 usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/… Creature Box creaturebox.com/ Toonboxstudio www.youtube.com/user/Toonboxst… toonboxstudio.deviantart.com/
• Acorn - $49.95 flyingmeat.com/acorn/
• DrawIt - $38.00 drawit.en.softonic.com/mac
• ArtRage - $29.90 for Studio, $59.90 for Studio Pro www.artrage.com/
• OpenCanvas - $74.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/
• MangaLabo - $71.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/cl/
• Adobe Photoshop Elements - $99.99 www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/ind…
• Paint Tool Sai - $65.99 www.systemax.jp/en/sai/

Graphic Tablets help:

• Best Buy - You can get a wacom for $80 - $200 www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpag…
• Amazon - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_sca…
• Academic Superstore - If your student or teacher you are eligible for a discount on tablets and other goodies www.academicsuperstore.com/cat…
• EBay - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=G…

Let me advise ya'll that there are more free graphics software out there. You know, small ones below the radar. There's also software that aren't high dollar while still giving you artistic edge. I might update more, later, but you can also compare and review Applications by your self  here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparis… or go on search engines.

If any of ya'll have another software that ya' want me put up here, comment and let me know.
  • Listening to: Rob Zombie
  • Reading: Boddie Troll
  • Drinking: Something hard . . . Very hard . . .
Quote for the day: "We go through hardships so that we may become stronger."

Gonna be down for a while but possibly update in a few weeks. Finals at the University are here and I'm a bit behind schedule, but if ya'll got any questions or something by all means ask away. Till then, stay cool, folks.
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Updates on current projects coming soon. List is back.

Thanks for the faves, the watches, and happy birthday to anyone I've missed.
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Are you an upcoming artist or hobbyist who's got a computer and a graphics tablet but don't have the cash to buy Photoshop? Are you an aspiring digital painter but don't have the green to buy Corel Painter? Do you want to do 2D or 3D animation but don't have the mullah? Well folks, I may have the answer or answers to what you need.

If you're a MAC user like me, the list of software below may be what you need.

Free MAC software:

• Seashore - An image editor for Mac OS X, which was influenced by the GIMP and written using the Cocoa API. Seashore uses GIMP's native file format, XCF, and has support for a handful of other graphics file formats, including full support for TIFF, PNG, and JPEG, and read-only support for BMP, PDF and GIF. Seashore offers a smaller number of features in comparison with GIMP, including layers and alpha channel support, gradients and transparency effects, anti-aliased brushes, tablet support and plug-in filters. seashore.sourceforge.net/The_S…
• Inkscape – Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP - A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/

Do you not have a MAC? Are you a Windows/PC heathen?! Just kidding it doesn't matter to me if you're a PC or a MAC person. The list below is for you.

Free Windows software:

• MyPaint – Is a free software graphics application for digital painters, similar to Corel Painter. mypaint.intilinux.com/
• Inkscape - Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP – A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/
• Paint Tool Sai – PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. sai.detstwo.com/sai/
• Artrage 2.5 – ArtRage Starter Edition is a simple, stylish, and easy-to-use painting tool that lets you play with realistic paints on your computer. Using real world painting tools such as oil paints, pencils, felt pens and more you can create your own paintings or load in photographs as Tracing Images to recreate them by hand, letting ArtRage select the colors for you so that you can focus on the brush strokes. download.cnet.com/ArtRage/3000…
• Paint.net – Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. www.getpaint.net/

Are you a student? Then maybe you might be eligible for the student version of the Autodesk software for free. The catch is you must be a student and it's a 3-year trial. Cannot be used commercially.

Only for students: students.autodesk.com/?nd=down…

• SketchBook Pro - Also referred to as SketchBook, is drawing software that features a gesture-based user interface. It was originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation, but is now owned by Autodesk. SketchBook Pro has an uncluttered interface, and painting and drawing tools such as pencils, markers, and brushes. By using the pressure-sensitive features of graphics tablets, tablet computers, and smartphones, it can help artists sketch and create effects similar to traditional materials. Autodesk SketchBook Pro software also features a screenshot tool for annotation, allowing one to show content during a meeting and add notes as the content is reviewed. The previous/next buttons make it possible to create flipbooks or animations. The program supports layers with import and export of Photoshop (.psd) format. Other features include rulers, symmetry, the ability to customize brushes, create texture brushes, and rotate the canvas. SketchBook Pro communities exist on Twitter, Facebook, and Autodesk's AREA online community. The greatest tool I have ever used! I dis covered this thanks to the guys of CreatureBox creaturebox.com/. I use this to draw out my work then import it too Photoshop for coloring.
• SketchBook Designer - In addition to the sketching capabilities and quality results that professionals have come to expect from Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, SketchBook Designer enables professional designers and artists to use a hybrid paint and vector workflow for concept design illustration and graphic design. Within the intuitive SketchBook creative environment, even new users can be productive within minutes. Nice software but I prefer SketchBook Pro.
• Maya - Autodesk Maya 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Whether you work in film, games, television, advertising, publishing, or graphic design, Maya offers state-of-the-art toolsets, combined into a single affordable offering designed to help meet today's demanding production requirements. Autodesk Maya 2012 delivers new toolsets for previsualization and game prototyping, extended simulation capabilities, and improved pipeline integration. Still recommend only 2011. 2012 is very buggy.

Other Software and Download centers:

• Sketchbook Pro Copic edition - SketchBook & the makers of Copic have teamed up! Copic is a brand of alcohol marker developed by Too Corporation of Japan.  Sold in more than 50 countries, the multipurpose markers are used in design, education, architecture, fashion, illustration, comics/manga, hobbies and craft. copic.jp/

• Deviantart Muro - Hey give it a shot

• Sketcher Fun- Worth messing around with. Just be sure when you save it Right click it and click copy or save as. sketcher-fun.appspot.com/#sket…


There is also software that you don't have to pay an arm or a leg like Photoshop and others.
The list:

• SketchBook Pro - $59.00 usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/… Creature Box creaturebox.com/ Toonboxstudio www.youtube.com/user/Toonboxst… toonboxstudio.deviantart.com/
• Acorn - $49.95 flyingmeat.com/acorn/
• DrawIt - $38.00 drawit.en.softonic.com/mac
• ArtRage - $29.90 for Studio, $59.90 for Studio Pro www.artrage.com/
• OpenCanvas - $74.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/
• MangaLabo - $71.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/cl/
• Adobe Photoshop Elements - $99.99 www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/ind…
• Paint Tool Sai - $65.99 www.systemax.jp/en/sai/

Graphic Tablets help:

• Best Buy - You can get a wacom for $80 - $200 www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpag…
• Amazon - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_sca…
• Academic Superstore - If your student or teacher you are eligible for a discount on tablets and other goodies www.academicsuperstore.com/cat…
• EBay - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=G…

Let me advise ya'll that there are more free graphics software out there. You know, small ones below the radar. There's also software that aren't high dollar while still giving you artistic edge. I might update more, later, but you can also compare and review Applications by your self  here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparis… or go on search engines.

If any of ya'll have another software that ya' want me put up here, comment and let me know.
  • Listening to: Rob Zombie
  • Reading: Mitch Byrd Notes to Draw From
  • Watching: The Thief and the Cobbler
  • Drinking: Something hard . . .
Nothing to say, just the birthday journal was getting annoying.
  • Listening to: Tech N9ne
  • Watching: Justified
  • Drinking: Something good . . .
Well today's my birthday and . . . I feel old and tired . . .

Strange day today a lot of running around for college and such, not really a way to celebrate but there will be time for that later. So anyway I want to say thank you for all the birthday wishes and if in the chance I missed ya'lls birthday and didn't say "Happy Birthday" well . . . Happy-belated-Birthday!

News about my gallery:
I have a few art trades I'm finishing up for some special people and plenty of personal projects that aren't getting done. Since I'm not reaching my quota for artwork every week well I decided to try something different. I'd like to start a sketch a day sort of deal. I've noticed many talented artists doing this so as to keep updating and also sharpening their skills while their major works are still being worked on. You know draw one sketch at least, possibly have multiple characters or subjects or just call it a sketch dump. The best part about it is ya'll can suggest a sketch for me to draw. If I see something I like to push further into a full painting, then maybe I'll show the process in making it. Be advised though if you suggest a certain sketch that does NOT mean the sketch I draw of that suggestion is yours to keep or to take and paint without my permission. With that being said please try and keep it to certain subjects, genres or ideas. (Ex. Birdo, Hippo anthro babe, hot rod, sexy witch, mecha, sci-fi, Psycobilly inspired, burlesque fashion, MLP (maybe . . . go easy on me with this one folks.), steampunk, alienXhuman, Ratfink, etc.)

If you're wondering how this Sketch Dump might look check this out fav.me/d571a33

To do a 'suggest,' just comment on the bottom of this journal and if I use your idea/ideas I will give you praise for it on the Sketch page.

WARNING: You may NOT use the sketch if you suggested it or keep it and please keep the suggestions DeviantArt suitable. I mean I ain't scared of doing adult stuff  but "they" (DeviantArt higher ups) are very strict and are currently watching me right now . . . So lets try and keep the content suitable for everyone to enjoy, kay? If I don't use your idea, then I don't use your idea, alright? It's nothing personal but if I didn't get a spark of inspiration from it then that's that. This is supposed to be fun and good training for me, if any heated arguments are started from this then I will not hesitate to stop this exercise completely, understood?

This should start in a day or two so if ya'll wanna help or see your thoughts in my style then by all means comment and suggest away.

Later and good nite! B-)
  • Listening to: Electric boyz
  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."

-Benjamin Franklin

Hope 2013 is a little better for ya'll! And me! ;)
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  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
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  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
Simple question.
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  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
Stay safe & Enjoy the holidays!
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  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
Sorry, school work beating me down again. Be back soon.
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  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
Hey folks. Just so you know I will post the software list again but I'd like your opinion on certain things.

There are several projects inside my gallery (possibly half my gallery) that seem to be unpopular to many of ya'll. While I know that not every pic in anyone's gallery will always be popular to everyone, I strive to have each of my pics reach at least 30+ faves. I would like to fix this issue for all my works but I need your help. What I want ya'll to do is find any piece in my gallery that are below or a few faves above 30 and comment in telling me how to fix them, or simply critique me. With your thoughts, whatever you suggest, I'll be able to make them better. You can be brutal, harsh, or merciless in your criticisms as much as you want but please tell me what to fix or add to make the pic popular to you. (Don't just say that I need to add Tits n Ass, be more realistic and thoughtful.)

Thanks.
  • Listening to: Electric boyz
  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
To my friends and watchers thank you for sticking around. Sorry things got so busy and I didn't get to talk to ya'll as much.

To all my new watchers, thank you very much for watching me and I'll be buggin' ya'll soon.

As ya'll can tell I'm still submitting, got a lot of catching up to do and I got a lot of new favorite pics to fave. So, yeah I'm happy to be back. B-)
  • Listening to: Electric boyz
  • Reading: Garrett P.I.
  • Watching: Sons of Anarchy
  • Drinking: Diet Moutain Dew
Hey folks. I'm sorry I haven't been around much or if it seems like I'm ignoring ya'll but life and college is kicking me in the ass lately. I'm setting up a huge bundle of work to submit and I have some SPECIAL work for several SPECIAL SOMEONES but until college projects are done, I'm stuck! So, give me a little more time and I will be buggin' ya'll soon.

Later.

Check out Sketchbook Pro 6. It is Beeeea-Utiful! usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/… www.sketchbook.com/

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Are you an upcoming artist or hobbyist who's got a computer and a graphics tablet but don't have the cash to buy Photoshop? Are you an aspiring digital painter but don't have the green to buy Corel Painter? Do you want to do 2D or 3D animation but don't have the mullah? Well folks, I may have the answer or answers to what you need.

If you're a MAC user like me, the list of software below may be what you need.

Free MAC software:

• Seashore - An image editor for Mac OS X, which was influenced by the GIMP and written using the Cocoa API. Seashore uses GIMP's native file format, XCF, and has support for a handful of other graphics file formats, including full support for TIFF, PNG, and JPEG, and read-only support for BMP, PDF and GIF. Seashore offers a smaller number of features in comparison with GIMP, including layers and alpha channel support, gradients and transparency effects, anti-aliased brushes, tablet support and plug-in filters. seashore.sourceforge.net/The_S…
• Inkscape – Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP - A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/

Do you not have a MAC? Are you a Windows/PC heathen?! Just kidding it doesn't matter to me if you're a PC or a MAC person. The list below is for you.

Free Windows software:

• MyPaint – Is a free software graphics application for digital painters, similar to Corel Painter. mypaint.intilinux.com/
• Inkscape - Is a free software vector graphics editor. inkscape.org/
• Alchemy - A vector graphics drawing program that aims to facilitate creativity and idea development. It uses 'experimental interaction' such as voice to control how lines are drawn on screen, generating random shapes, and drawing with symmetry to create a quick face or body. al.chemy.org/
• Blender - Is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, animating, rendering, video editing and compositing. www.blender.org/
• Pencil - A 2D graphical animation software that runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. Pencil uses a unique bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. www.pencil-animation.org/
• GIMP – A free software raster graphics editor that can create detailed image retouching and free-form drawing, GIMP can accomplish essential image editing tasks such as resizing, editing, and cropping photos, photomontages combining multiple images, and converting between different image formats. GIMP can also be used to create animated images in many formats such as GIF and MPEG through the Animation Plugin. www.gimp.org/
• Paint Tool Sai – PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. sai.detstwo.com/sai/
• Artrage 2.5 – ArtRage Starter Edition is a simple, stylish, and easy-to-use painting tool that lets you play with realistic paints on your computer. Using real world painting tools such as oil paints, pencils, felt pens and more you can create your own paintings or load in photographs as Tracing Images to recreate them by hand, letting ArtRage select the colors for you so that you can focus on the brush strokes. download.cnet.com/ArtRage/3000…
• Paint.net – Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins. www.getpaint.net/

Are you a student? Then maybe you might be eligible for the student version of the Autodesk software for free. The catch is you must be a student and it's a 3-year trial. Cannot be used commercially.

Only for students: students.autodesk.com/?nd=down…

• SketchBook Pro - Also referred to as SketchBook, is drawing software that features a gesture-based user interface. It was originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation, but is now owned by Autodesk. SketchBook Pro has an uncluttered interface, and painting and drawing tools such as pencils, markers, and brushes. By using the pressure-sensitive features of graphics tablets, tablet computers, and smartphones, it can help artists sketch and create effects similar to traditional materials. Autodesk SketchBook Pro software also features a screenshot tool for annotation, allowing one to show content during a meeting and add notes as the content is reviewed. The previous/next buttons make it possible to create flipbooks or animations. The program supports layers with import and export of Photoshop (.psd) format. Other features include rulers, symmetry, the ability to customize brushes, create texture brushes, and rotate the canvas. SketchBook Pro communities exist on Twitter, Facebook, and Autodesk's AREA online community. The greatest tool I have ever used! I dis covered this thanks to the guys of CreatureBox creaturebox.com/. I use this to draw out my work then import it too Photoshop for coloring.
• SketchBook Designer - In addition to the sketching capabilities and quality results that professionals have come to expect from Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, SketchBook Designer enables professional designers and artists to use a hybrid paint and vector workflow for concept design illustration and graphic design. Within the intuitive SketchBook creative environment, even new users can be productive within minutes. Nice software but I prefer SketchBook Pro.
• Maya (recommend only 2011) - Autodesk Maya 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Whether you work in film, games, television, advertising, publishing, or graphic design, Maya offers state-of-the-art toolsets, combined into a single affordable offering designed to help meet today's demanding production requirements. Autodesk Maya 2012 delivers new toolsets for previsualization and game prototyping, extended simulation capabilities, and improved pipeline integration. Still recommend only 2011. 2012 is very buggy.

Other Software and Download centers:

• Sketchbook Pro Copic edition - SketchBook & the makers of Copic have teamed up! Copic is a brand of alcohol marker developed by Too Corporation of Japan.  Sold in more than 50 countries, the multipurpose markers are used in design, education, architecture, fashion, illustration, comics/manga, hobbies and craft. copic.jp/

• Deviantart Muro - Hey give it a shot

• Sketcher Fun- Worth messing around with. Just be sure when you save it Right click it and click copy or save as. sketcher-fun.appspot.com/#sket…


There is also software that you don't have to pay an arm or a leg like Photoshop and others.
The list:

• SketchBook Pro - $59.00 usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/… Creature Box creaturebox.com/ Toonboxstudio www.youtube.com/user/Toonboxst… toonboxstudio.deviantart.com/
• Acorn - $49.95 flyingmeat.com/acorn/
• DrawIt - $38.00 drawit.en.softonic.com/mac
• ArtRage - $29.90 for Studio, $59.90 for Studio Pro www.artrage.com/
• OpenCanvas - $74.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/
• MangaLabo - $71.00 www.portalgraphics.net/en/cl/
• Adobe Photoshop Elements - $99.99 www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/ind…
• Paint Tool Sai - $65.99 www.systemax.jp/en/sai/

Graphic Tablets help:

• Best Buy - You can get a wacom for $80 - $200 www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpag…
• Amazon - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_sca…
• Academic Superstore - If your student or teacher you are eligible for a discount on tablets and other goodies www.academicsuperstore.com/cat…
• EBay - Multiple options and deals for whatever kind of tablet you need www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=G…

Let me advise ya'll that there are more free graphics software out there. You know, small ones below the radar. There's also software that aren't high dollar while still giving you artistic edge. I might update more, later, but you can also compare and review Applications by your self  here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparis… or go on search engines.

If any of ya'll have another software that ya' want me put up here, comment and let me know.
  • Listening to: Tec N9ne
  • Reading: Garrett P.I. - Red Iron Nights
  • Watching: Angry Beavers
  • Drinking: Water