I’ve been working on some Day of the Dead style illustrations of video game characters. Here’s Mario and Link:
I’ve been trying out a new text editor called Sublime Text. It’s packed with neat features like pre-made themes, a mini-map, multi-select, bracket matching, and more. I’m positive this is going to replace TextMate for me – and best of all, it’s FREE!
I’ve purchased a few iPad apps for painting and drawing. Here’s a quick review of each.
I go this app as part of a Black Friday special, for $1.99. The standard price for the app is $7.99. While I think it’s a great product, after trying out some other apps, I’m kind of glad I got it at that price.
Pros: Several brushes, Paint loading, Undo on Screen, Sharing
Cons: No Layers, No Hi-Res
This one is my favorite for painting. It’s relatively new and is loaded with features at a price point of $4.99. The interface is also fabulous.
Pros: Insert a Photo, Hi-res available, Layers, Simple & Clean Interface, Save from Canvas
Cons: Not as good as Inspire for Oil Painting
I really like this app for sketching. I haven’t used it too much, so some gripes I have may be due to lack of time spent finding alternate options. Beware – there’s a button at the top left that I thought was save.. and it wiped the entire canvas!
Pros: Lots of drawing tools, Symmetrical Feature, Add Text
Cons: Can’t pin undo/redo to the screen, I hate the 3-finger menu, Limited colors
A co-worker recommended them, and I have to say, I found them to be delightfully surprising. Granted, this is partly due to my wonderful iPad2. Normally I am not the type to purchase tech books, only because I’m more hands-on. I taught myself web design at a very young age and have never found a need for paperbacks.
I love that you can watch video tutorials as your reading. It made reading the books fun. I’d definitely suggest purchasing these if you’re an aspiring web designer, or an old dog looking for new tricks.