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I after I got one message about my “smooth” shading method with using default settings only, I decided to make another tutorial thingy. So I paintined something quick with the round brush. The last tutorial was done 2 years ago; generally I treat my videos as a tutorials because you can see the process and all tool settings at one time, you can pause the video and see the parts which you are interested the most. I use GIMP 2.6.7 with GPS downloaded, Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet. And mouse.

This is a painting tutorial, not a drawing tutorial. It doesn’t show the one and only way to create art. It only shows one way I like to use often. And even if I often use the default round brush and settings, that doesn’t mean I don’t use other brushes or settings. Whenever I need to, I use texture brushes and layer adjustments. Also, please keep in mind that I’m not native English speaker: there may be errors.

What isn’t shown here is that I do a lot of flips and I paint details on zoomed in picture. Those who watch my YouTube videos may notice that I tend to flip my paintings left, right, paint upside down etc.

In the first picture I translated names for some more important tools/settings, so you shouldn’t be confused. I hope the translation is accurate. I may upload this thing on my DeviantArt.

If you have questions, please refer to my FAQ please.


Link to Homestuck Design Contest Page

E-Mail What Pumpkin Link

What Pumpkin on twitter

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Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to.  I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.

The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.

If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!

Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.

We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.

Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.

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