Viewconference 2012 workshops

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Detailed informations on the full page

This year 2012, I decided to focus on the tools rather than the workflow , I will explain how the software works and how you can get the best of them for your own artwork, illustration or concept-art. I'll also give my best personnal tips and shortcut to accomplish an artwork. I 'll start from the scratch with default setting on a new fresh install to ensure you can replicate the same as home, with the same free tools.

Free and open-sources software are mainly designed for Linux. Windows and Apple versions / portage are rarely as good quality of the Linux version, but if you prefer or already use them this way , I'm fine. During the workshop, I'll use Ubuntu 12.04 ( to be more precise , a derivative Linux system Kubuntu 12.04 ).

Here is a full "how to" get all the tools needed for this workshops :

http://www.davidrevoy.com/article135/12-04-for-digital-painter-artist-install-notes

Maybe it's the good time to convert a disk partition of your laptop and give Linux a try :)


Photo above, room 'Sella' where the workshop will happen, with big screen, confortable chairs
and electricity for laptops.


Wacom sponsor will propose for testing new tablets for participant. I guess Intuos 5 series.
I advice user to bring there own working tablet to not loose time with installation, but if
you wish to try newer model , thats the ideal time.


Monday 15 October 2012

First workshop : Krita

A full workshop entirely dedicated to my main tool for open-source digital painting

Monday 15 morning , ◕ 3h ( 9h00 to 12h30 , 15min coffee break )
Room : Sella

Bring your laptop and your tablet with Krita 2.5, I'll present Krita in details. You'll probably need to redo the movement or try by yourself. Adviced : take something to take notes.

Content :

- intro : the Krita project

- using the user interface of Krita

- Customising shortcuts

- Advanced color selections

- The powerfull layer blending modes of Krita

- The various brush engine

- Custom brush creation from scratch

- Krita special features

- How to contribute, where is the Krita community

- Q & A

Second workshop : live artwork creation commented (Krita)

A workshop using knowledge learnt from the morning workshop to create an artwork

Monday 15 afternoon , ◕ 3h ( 13h15 to 16h30, 15min coffee break )
Room : Sella

During this workshop , you 'll see a path I use to do an artwork with Krita.
This workshop will speak more about : Composition, shading, resolution, color theory
Note : in 'only' 3h fully commented , the artwork will be simple. I mean don't expect to see the creation of a masterpiece.

Content :

- Theme get choosed by the room audience

- Sketch

- Coloring and Painting

- Finishing

- Q & A all along


Tuesday 16 October 2012

Workshop : Gimp 2.8.1 , G'mic , Mypaint

A workshop splitted between finishing, compositing and adjustement and sketching

Tuesday 16 afternoon, ◕ 3h ( 15h15 to 18h30, 15min coffee break )
Room : Sella

Bring your laptop and your tablet with Gimp, the G'mic plugin and Mypaint 1.0 ( or ppa if you can), I'll show Mypaint in details and also show best compositing tricks for your artwork with. You'll probably need to redo the movement or try by yourself. Adviced : take something to take notes.

Content :

- Gimp and Gmic intro

- Gimp interfaces and shortcuts

- Best effect to finish a 2D artwork

- Mypaint main differences with Krita

- Mypaint interfaces and special features

- Custom brush creation from scratch

- How to contribute, where is the communities

- Q & A


Wednesday 17 October 2012

Workshop : live artwork creation commented

A workshop using knowledge learnt from all the past workshop to create an artwork

Wednesday 17 around lunch , ◕ 3h ( 11h15 to 15h15 ; lunch pause 13h15 to 14h15 )
Room : Sella

No need for this workshop to bring a laptop, even if it's funnier to paint while seeing the progress of the artwork. During this workshop demo , you 'll see a path I use to take the best from all the tools introduced into the past workshops.
This workshop will speak more about : Composition, shading, resolution, color theory
Note : in 'only' 3h fully commented , the artwork will be simple. I mean don't expect to see the creation of a masterpiece.

Content :

- Theme get choosed by the room audience

- Sketch in Mypaint

- Coloring and Painting in Krita

- Finishing with Gimp and G'mic.

- Q & A all along


Thursday 18 October 2012

Mango project : Tears of Steel

conference, main room

Thursday 18 morning, ◕ 1h ( 9h00 to 10h00 )
Room : Cavour

Nicolo ZUBBINI and Fracesco SIDDI , both exellent CG artist on the Mango project, will present the 4th open movie of the Blender Foundation : Tears of Steel. The conference will be in Italian and will show cool making-of videos, and how they did it with Blender.

I'll be on stage for the humble participation I did on storyboarding and doing concept-art, but I'll probably don't say anythings about 2D to give the focus to the main production tool : Blender.

Workshop : live artwork creation commented

A workshop using knowledge learnt from all the past workshop to create an artwork

Thursday 18 afternoon, ◕ 2h ( 14h15 to 16h15 )
Room : Sella

No need for this workshop to bring a laptop, even if it's funnier to paint while seeing the progress of the artwork. During this workshop demo , you 'll see a path I use to take the best from all the tools introduced into the past workshops.
This workshop will speak more about : Composition, shading, resolution, color theory
Note : in 'only' 2h fully commented , the artwork will be simple. I mean don't expect to see the creation of a masterpiece.

Content :

- Theme get choosed by the room audience

- Sketch in Mypaint

- Coloring and Painting in Krita

- Finishing with Gimp and G'mic.

- Q & A all along


Registration :

Participating to the workshops require a registration and payement :

you can find all the info to proceed here :

http://viewconference.it/digital-painting


Thank you in advance for your registration ,
and see you at Viewconference !

9 comments

  QuentinG - Reply

Super!
J'ai beaucoup hésité à y aller cette année... mais non, avec la Blender Conference qui finit la veille ça risque d'être un peu difficile :(
Have fun :)

  Anna Lina De Sario - Reply

Hi David just few days ago I was talking with my boyfriend about your workshops at view conference, because they were not yet included in the program. Happy to konw that it was done. See you at wiew conference:)

  Anna Lina De Sario - Reply

Oh my God :O I have had a trouble with my connection and there are duplicate of my comments :(((( I'm so sorry!

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@QuentinG : :) Haa dommage que je loupe la Bconf ; on se serais fait une mousse.

@Anna Lina De Sario : ( no problem Anna, fixed ! ) Good news , and thanks for coming ! I hope I'll be in my best day. I prepare.

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@Anna Lina De Sario : Btw, its not a trouble with your connection but well with my website protection anti-spam who don't reload correctly. I think I fixed it.

  Jesse - Reply

I really wish I could afford to fly to Italy for this conference, and I really wish there were more people promoting open-source artistic tools. Keep up the good (honestly, it's great) work.

  kot-barbos - Reply

Cool workshop. David, will you post some records or/and notes about it?
(the most interesting for me - is the first day workshop :) )

  Anna Lina De Sario - Reply

I've understand. However I wish you a nice week end! :)

  Liza Plaisted - Reply

That's interesting workshops you got there for us aspirants! I can't wait for you to have a conference here in the US. The Blender is pretty interesting!

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