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I did have an awkward first try with Krita months back, but now that I've gotten the hang of its setup, I'm actually liking it better than GIMP. From greater manual control over Alpha inheritance, (Which is nice for making scratched surfaces with your own painted textures, for instance.) to the extremely advanced brush engine, it's objectively much better for painting and drawing in general.



Performance also plays a factor as well. With OpenGL acceleration turned on, brushing on Krita usually peaks at 37% CPU usage at most, whereas GIMP needed 50%. (This might be subject to change in GIMP 3.0, however.) That's less a lot heat and power being used on creating art. The canvas is extremely smooth and responsive while panning, zooming, or rotating, I love it.

GIMP, I feel is more technical than Krita, since it's aimed at being a general purpose art tool. It offers tons of precision with its select tools, and the text tools are still the most user-friendly I've tried. But, sometimes choosing your brush sizes and opacity values at the decimal level annoys somebody like me, (Mild case of OCD?) and it means more time using the keyboard to enter exactly what I want. I only touch the keyboard to name layers with Krita now, so the whole workflow feels more streamlined with a tablet in mind.

I'd highly recommend it if you're wanting to try something new, or feel like your current app isn't offering enough tools for what you need to do. Krita is free, open source, and rapidly developing compared to other projects, thanks to Kickstarter funding. The Windows and Linux builds are very stable in my experience, and a Mac port is on the way as well.

krita.org/
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  • Listening to: Hatsune Miku - Leap
  • Reading: Internet Articles
  • Watching: Whatever my friends link me to on YouTube. XD
  • Playing: Freedom Planet Demo
  • Eating: DORITOS
  • Drinking: FRUIT JUICE

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Mr-Glaceon
Jonathan S. Cheathem
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Hello to all of you! My name is John, but everyone calls me Luke.

I've been a digital art hobbyist for a little over two years, but I have always been drawing cartoon characters on and off for as long as I can remember. After picking it back up again a few years ago on paper, and reading tutorials on this great site, I realized how much I really enjoyed art, and wanted to take it seriously. Within hardly a year of learning my way around GIMP, and drawing with a mouse in vectors, I knew I was serious about art, so I got myself a Wacom tablet to take things to the next level.

While I don't see myself taking classes and becoming an artist on a professional basis yet, (Would love to be an electrician!) I eventually want to use my skills with a tablet to produce web comics, and animate things for original video game projects. Cartoon artwork is something I love to enjoy or produce myself, I've always been that way.

A part of me feels there isn't a jack of all trades, but there also isn't just the one trade all of us can be good at. The path of Life doesn't only have Left or Right forks, there are many, and they all branch out in a myriad of different directions. I believe having multiple career paths open to you is the best way to enjoy life to its fullest, no matter what means you are constructive for the joy of others and yourself.

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Email : mr.glaceon@gmail.com
Website : Shantae Fans Portal
Operating System of Choice : Ubuntu Linux
Favorite TV Shows : Angry Beavers, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Mythbusters, Rocko's Modern Life, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Martin Mystery, Totally Spies, etc.
Favorite dA Artists : Crysa, MPsai, AlcoholicRattleSnake, foogie, MikeHarvey, RabiesGirl, ValaSedai just to name a few.
Favorite Musicians/Bands : Third Day, FFH, Amy Grant, Nichole Nordeman, Britt Nicole, Mandisa, Chris Rice, Brandon Heath, Dara Maclean, Papa Roach, just to name a few!
Favorite Authors/Writers : J.R.R Tolkein, J.K Rowling, C.S Lewis, Cecil Murphy, H.G Wells, Drew Karpyshyn, etc.
Favorite Books : Lord of the Rings Unabridged Trilogy, Mass Effect : Revelations, The Hobbit, Apollo 13, Chronicles of Narnia, War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, Star Trek Titan : Over A Torrent Sea.
Other Hobbies/Interests : Electronics, Animation, Game Design, Stopmotion, Music, Space-travel, Science Fiction, Writing.
Favorite Programs : GIMP, Krita, Kolourpaint, Microsoft GIF Animator, Gedit, OpenOffice Suite, Audacity, Notepad ++
Favorite Consoles : Gamecube, Dreamcast, SNES, PSX, PS3, NDS, GBA.

Livestream : Yuki and Her Sushi by Mr-Glaceon


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My Favorite Princess!


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Artists I'm watching


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Favorite Art Software and Tools


Stamp - Gimp User by firstfear Stamp - Tablet User by firstfear Stamp - Mouse User by firstfear Stamp - PhotoshopElements User by firstfear Stamp - Krita User (Template by firstfear) by Mr-Glaceon

Favorite OCs of Other Artists

Shiva-Stamp by FantasyLinky


Favorite Stamps


.writing love. by PixieRiot I Love my Characters (blue) by MissLunaRose I survived 21st December 2012 by catelee2u Stamp - Cheese Lover by firstfear XD Stamp by MimiMarieT

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StaleMeat Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. >w< I love your artwork, it's so adorable and colorful.
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Skyde-Kei Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: and watch~ :iconsmile-luplz:
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^o^ I'm always happy to find new artists to watch.
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DOLLofPARANOIA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
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:iconshyfluttershyplz::iconsays3plz:If you aren't American-born then apologies for my thoughtlessness...:iconsays3eplz:
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't matter if you're American-born or not, this country's for everyone that lives here. XD

Happy Fourth of July to you too. ^o^ *hugs* Cute GIFs!
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jumpman2121 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just fucking love your fucking profile.
Hey, you're the one who did the Mighty WAD for SRB2, aren't you?
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. XD And yeah, I'm the one who made that thing. Felt good to release it formally this time around for 2.1 too, because a lot of my older content was broken, or too poor in quality to merit another port.
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jumpman2121 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fucking WAD, when I load the file it just crushes the game. XD I think I have a too old version, like 2.0.4 or something.
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a miracle 2.0x WADs do anything in in SRB2 2.1. XD Mighty from 2.0 almost worked in 2.1, but his ability was set to a different one, and his default color was wonky. I had to update him a fair bit to work right.
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Mizzium Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
-stalks-
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH U XD

Hewwo. ^o^ Watching you back too, your paintings are adorable. :iconexcitedlaplz:
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Mizzium Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Hopefully I'll be able to kickstart my motivation soon and add more 8D
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you find some motivation soon. XD Ran low on it myself recently when I stockpiled a bunch of WIPs by accident, OMG.

Hosting livestreams of yourself can help too, sometimes. ^^ It did a lot for me when I first got into digital art.
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AmyAubert Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave! :love:
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. >w< Your painting of May is adorable! She looks so cute with her Swampert.

Also, forgot to watch you when I went on that faving spree. ;w; Can't wait to see what you paint next. ^^
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AmyAubert Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahh!! Thank you so much and for the watch too!!Bear Emoji-08 (Rolling Love) [V1]

:) I hope you will like all my future drawings! I'll do my best!! :love:
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, you're welcome! La la la I know you'll do your best. ^o^
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FantasyLinky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks For The Watch Bro :iconbrohugplz:
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. >w< Your OCs are adorable, Shiva makes me squee.
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FantasyLinky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eee!~ >U< lol support her with a stamp i made qwq
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She has the cutest stamp, sure. >w< Squee! I put it in a section of my profile. :la:
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MythicknightsGS Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Filmographer

hey thanks for the fav , but more will be coming soon , and i really don't what you too miss out. 
 if you have time come watch us n check out our newer mange book that’s coming out . 

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JamilSC11 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch <3
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Mr-Glaceon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. ^o^ Your artworks are very charming. :la:
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