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animated WIP: Taking a sunbath by TaleOfACat animated WIP: Taking a sunbath by TaleOfACat
Hi all :)
This is an animated gif, showing some steps of the drawing process of my latest work, "Taking a sunbath". All steps were done in "Krita" (Windows Version, 2.8) except the final step which was some adjustments in GIMP 2.8. Krita has a dockable tool for browsing references which proved to be quite useful, esp. for people like me who only have one, rather small monitor.
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ButtSensei Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The realism level is top notch! Did you just use a reference of a starfish, or did you go off of original idea?

THIS IS AMAZING, AND I LOVE THAT YOU GAVE A GIF WIP. Those are really fun to look at and see how the shading changes better, when it is overlapped on itself! 
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TaleOfACat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) I used a reference, yes, it was this one, as I have written in the artist comment of the final picture: Ref Pic by ShinaKhan.  No way I would be this good without one and even with new drawing program. :D Main purpose was to learn the program "Krita".
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ButtSensei Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I have tried Krita (the trial version)! How much did it cost you? Or maybe you did the trial version as well?
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TaleOfACat Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
For desktop PC is no trial version afaik, only a "full version". Krita is a free open-source program that will not cost anything. You can donate for the program but it was never a requirement to spend any money. You can get the newest stable version, Krita 3.0 from here: Link to Krita Homepage. They just implemented new stuff like support for animations. :)

Edit: In case you were talking of "Krita Gemini" which can be bought on steam, note that this is mainly intended for those who run Krita on a tablet/convertible with touchscreen. You pay for the advanced tablet optimization, but actually the free desktop version may be even more feature complete then this one. If you do not use a touch screen but (like me) a simple drawing tablet or even mouse with a regular PC or laptop, you can (or even should) use the free desktop version.
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AMFrederick Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is so cool! The painting is lovely and the animation is interesting. I've never tried digital art before, so it's interesting to watch the process. I especially love the background and the realistic texture of the rocks. Great work! :clap:
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TaleOfACat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feedback. :)

What you can see here ist that I am using "layers" to my advantage. For example, I paint the sea star on a new layer, like I would be painting on a transparent plastic foil in real life. I can always remove it if it is in the way while painting the background, of if I do not like it anymore. Or I could change its color with one click of the mouse without affecting the rest of the picture. In the later part of the animation you can see that I am using multiple layers for the star itself, moving from the red main color to the dark shadows/spots on to the reflections of light.

If you ever want to start drawing digital I can send you some links with tutorials and even videos showing the drawing process (from other artits that are really good with that). But it will not hurt you if you stay with traditional works for a while. The most important thing is to learn what you want to draw, how to use color/light/perspective etc. to make it look good. Switching media is the easier part.
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AMFrederick Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that sounds so cool. I will certainly let you know if I'm thinking about trying out digital art, but like you said I will probably stick with traditional for a while. Anyway, thanks so much! :)
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