wasn't aware there was an archive, but here's a link to the old onehttps://lulz.net/furi/res/3576406.html
Strider Orion was a furry artist with a fursona of a blue horse. He was a Guest of Honor at Furry Weekend Atlanta 2007. As of the year 2014, he appears to have vanished off the face of the Earth without explanation.
According to certain individuals[who?] who got in touch with him, Strider deleted and shut down all his artwork and art site accounts in 2014 after he acquired a job with a professional animation company. He allegedly deleted all his works and accounts in order to distance and dissociate himself from his prolific collection of adult artwork, so as to avoid having his job jeopardized by being connected to work with inappropriate subject material.
So he's a coward that cannot assume his past that led him to find a more "respectable" work? Bet that if he's working as a studio artist with a different style, no one will make 1 and 1 together anyway. And if any did, what's the trouble people having a hobby? Because it's sexually oriented? Omg, that terrific puritanism again… If only moralists' kinks could be exposed publicly, that would stfu to many people out there.
I miss Strider_Orion because of them, because of his need for security through secrecy.
Sounds like a bullshi excuset tbh.
Giving up on on your hobbies and sense of identity for money is pretty much death.
"I have so much money and status! I have a house, a relationship and I play golf! Now I'm elderly and dying. Where'd my legacy go? At least I have money…although I'm now dead and forgotten."
I've been experimenting with a program called Gimp. It's a free alternative to photoshop. It has some pretty nice functions for open source software. The UI is just terrible but once you tame it, it can do pretty much everything PS does without costing hundreds of dollars.
One of the big things that PS boasts that Gimp doesn't have by default is Content-Aware fill because Adobe used legal threats to stop Gimp from putting it in.
However… you can't stop the open source train! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cd5qEkiWRM&t=72s
Paintdotnet is a basic swiss army knife.
Medibang has a antialiasing tool and other small features.
PaintSai expired… I never had time to bother with it.
Paint dot net is a "phoney home" program, despite being rather nice.
Use Krita instead.
>>3623699>what's the trouble people having a hobby? Because it's sexually oriented?
Drawing porn in your spare time isn't the problem.
Drawing extremely weird fetish porn is, because it makes you a liability to the company. Every time someone googles your name, they get showered with dog dicks or something, and the company doesn't want to associate with that.
>>3623796>The UI is just terrible but once you tame it, it can do pretty much everything PS does
Except have a good UI that actually works for the purpose. Working with GIMP is like putting out a fire with a pitchfork or eating soup with a crowbar.
The selection tools are crap, the brushes are crap, the brush engine is crap, the layers system is crap, working with color spaces is crap, the filters and adjustments are crap… the entire program is like a Chinese screwdriver - a tool copied by people who don't understand why the original works like it does, and don't care because they're not paid to care. It's a bunch of software developers making a poor facsimile of a photo-editing suite as an exercise in programming, their own purposes being light web graphics at best.
Get Affinity Photo if you can't afford Photoshop. Still not great, but light-years ahead of GIMP.
The selection tools are crap…
Sounds like you haven't used it in a while. Gimp's selection tools are amazing now.
>>3623829>Gimp's selection tools are amazing now.
Nope. They're still crap.
Sure, you can select stuff now with all sorts of "magic" wands, but the transformation of the selection and/or pixels sucks because Transforms are a whole separate toolset, and they suck.
Simple lasso-transform-blend directly on the bitmap is made difficult by the incredible obtuseness of GIMP's selections and transforms. It's as if none of the programmers had ever used Photoshop - just saw a screenshot of it once and half-guessed what it does.
I just use 1px lines since I'm a dither artist, but I know the suffering of wanding regular lines.
And as always, the GIMP developers throw the kitchen sink at you instead of providing sane defaults, so you can wank with different versions of interpolation for your perspective correction.
And you might also explain why in the year 2021, when you select a tool and then right-click on the image in GIMP, you do not get a context menu related to that tool but the fucking top bar menu!
"I'll first select the brush, and the I want to quickly access the File dialog while I'm working with it."
It literally makes no sense to even consider trying to learn GIMP, when it's simply making you eat wheelbarrows full of shit just to do anything. It's amazing how bad the UX is, and people still manage to use it.
>It's 2021 and I'm still to cheap to buy a digital tablet.
That sounds like a jew problem.
Versus Photoshop CS from 2003… an 18 year-old program actually manages to let me use all of my screen and works better than GIMP in every respect.
(Except it crashes sometimes on win10)
Why would you want to paint on a portrait monitor? What kind of tik-tok soy-boy are you?
Has Photoshop managed to learn to split preview filters yet so you can preview with a movable line?
Choose one of the tabs you want to move into its own window and hover with it over the space between existing windows. The bar between windows should change from light blue to a brighter, thicker blue, drop it.
Bam! Done, easy. You can tuck every tab you want access to into one of those windows or if you don't like a window there is a little button to close it if you don't use it a lot.
>>3623861>Why would you want to paint on a portrait monitor?
Because tall things fit better on it. You know, like a portrait? Or a standing character? Or a page of comics?>>3623862
I don't want them in windows, I want to dock them at the top of the screen so they don't take up so much horizontal space. The floating windows are just in the way. GIMP docks manage to be fuck-huge, waste a ton of screen space, and still unable to fit the essential dials and buttons in the allotted space.
Huh. I didn't expect that. Nice work , though!
Dumb question but does this Thread support Requests? From what I've seen , it seems pretty talented.
Chapter 2 done.
Posting contest rules in a week once I gather my brain matter into a solidified state.
lol I actually Did this im so autistic.
Here is the SuperTrench "TurkeySub" extra mustard cajun of course plus "If u are allergic just ask for chicken instead."
Don;t go in this cuz it def aint dry inside tho. V2 Does the Ride Ever End? Edition.
Try working on adding more perspective to your drawings. Instead of always drawing your characters vertical on the paper, draw them like you have a camera close up? Give your brain some variety. https://grrlpowercomic.com/
Who's Majira? I know kero is the necrozoo.
Fortnite dabbing to animal murder rape, got it
I got a few.
I could probably find more if I had some filenames to go by though.
I'm not worthy of a thank you, but I'm happy that I could help.