I'm writing from the ViewConference in Turin ( Italia ) , one of the biggest event about Visual Effect and Computer graphics in Europe where I have the luck to get 3 workshop ( 2h , 6h and 2h ) only Open Source Digital painting with Mypaint / Gimp-painter and Krita.
We continued discutions till late ( we got diner together with other friendly Blender artist and Top-ix crew ) about various topics. I also drawed them on my sketchbook during the diner, but I'll wait to have a scanner back from home to post it. ( no, not a second webcam shot )
Today was my biggest workshop : 6h from 9h00 to 15h00 . With this time I could start a more ambitious drawing, with many more parts about specific features, and still many tips and general thought about the workflow. I was really honored to have an overbooked workshop , and a full rooms. First time I got this in a CG event ( if I don't count the Blender Conference ) . As usual , I asked the public for voting the theme.
Character : A girl , with red hair ( oh oh, I had a dragon , now a Sintel like character :-D )
Style : Sci-fi armored
Style for the design : Tiger
Most of the public of today wasn't knowing Open-source , so I also did an introduction about the overall concept , then I make them visit a bit my Linux Mint 11 system , of course the result above was not covering all the 6 hours , we also did pauses to lunch , and also a lot of explanation on the process with some detailed technics things about coloring, glossy point, textures, focus, facial details... etc... It's really difficult to keep speaking and explaining and keep a good result on the screen ( on a laptop, with 1024x768 screen to adapt to the screen projector resolution ).
On friday I still have a workshop open for registration , hope to see many of you there for another moment. I'll blogpost about it on Saturday for sure before come back to Toulouse city. I'll also test the Wacom Cintiq 24HD with the very friendly poeples from the Wacom booth , we all wonder if this one will be 'plug&play' under my LinuxMint 11 system , as it's Intuos 4 based, we guess it should be OK. Tomorow on my free day I will surely try to watch the workshop about Creature Creation of Erminio Pinque, Director of the BIG NAZO International Performance Group and Instructor of “Creature-Creation” at the Rhode Island School of Design Film Animation Video Department.
None of my workshop were recorded in Video or Streamed , but some photos may appear here and there about them on next days. Thanks again if you were one of the numberous participant of this workshop today and yesterday.