Tuesday, 12 October 2010


"Good" and "Something useful" - two types of gifts for children. Children prefer first type, parents - the second one.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Red Mill

My first test in MyPaint
I was impressed how easy i can mimic watercolor in this program.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Live ABC

I was thinking about making another blog for my 2d experiments in other software and not to contaminate this one, but considering that i am not writing here often and there are no constant readers (except one) i think i'll put all in one :)
About two years ago i made myself a gift - graphic tablet Genius. The price was attractive. Actually i was preparing to work on game project but the client changed his mind and my tablet remained idle. Some times i tried to do something for speedpaint contest and nothing more, but in the beginning of this summer i occasionally got job as a freelancer - illustrating 70 page children book "Live ABC" by V.Pelagowww.pelago.ru. I was using Corel Painter for it, because author wanted psd files with layers, but during the work i discovered amassing small and open source program called MyPaint. I used it for sketching. But first of all i was impressed how easily can be imitated watercolor. I'll post tomorrow something.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

My first stock luck

First time i heard about photo stock approximately 3 years ago, but i couldn't sell my photos there because there was not enough Mpixels or something like that :), so i could just read about big money that stockers are making there. I almost forgot about it, but one day i read post on www.blenderburu.com about how to make money with blender , about that lucky guy that still making thousands of dollars with one single picture etc. That day, it was about a year ago, i decided to try it myself, to render something and to put it there to see how it works. My first pictures were pumpkins for Halloween following tutorials from www.blendercookie.com and... nothing happened. It was New years eve when the idea appeared. I spent half of a day tweaking fur (actually grass from Andrew Price tutorial), texture and lighting and here is the result. It was wonderful time - almost every day i was notified that my picture was sold. This lucky:) picture shot 51 times. I haven't made much money with it. Actually it wasn't my aim, I just made sure that i can use Blender not just for fun. Since then i sol nothing on that stock :) So be it. I am satisfied

Render - internal