I finally had some time to sit down and dabble with some of the art and graphics programs I download from a few weeks ago after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04. I called up MyPaint, and it shocked me as it opened up. I used this program a few years ago when it was very young in its development, but I never got back to it until now–and what a surprise!
MyPaint is loaded with some very cool brushes and FX tools that you can paint with. It works very well with my drawing tablet, and seems very stable.It is one of the best open source programs that I have seen that has some good oil brushes. I also like the many different canvases that you choose that are defaulted in the start-up menu.
There was one little downer that I found: the brushes seem to be listed in Spanish, or some other language. I can live with it, but if you want to create or manage your brushes, well, you may want to find a translator as it could hard to remember which is which, even with the icons to help you . But hey, it has very good icons for each type of brush. I do not think anyone would find it that difficult to navigate through the different options.
I will be trying this program out more often.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”350″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRa3sESIKc[/youtube]
This is one of the many time-laps video and tutorials from YouTube that you watch and get a feel for the program. It is amazing what you can do with a computer these days. Forget about buying paint and paper any more when you have it all–and no mess to clean upwards! It also seems to be for both LINUX and Window$.