Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New painting programs etc

for those who use computers to paint and either do not want or cannot afford Photoshop or Correl Painter programs I have some really great news - a very useful and absolutely free painting and drawing program that works in Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04 (I recently migrated to Linux - see ya windows) known as Mypaint - http://mypaint.intilinux.com
.... and a fine extension to GIMP that makes that program more like painter's digital media we do need - Gimp Paint Studio http://www.jesusda.com/blog/index.php?id=314
it's creator's blog - http://ramonmirandavisualart.blogspot.com/

This is the way I like the Internet aka world wide web to function - free access, open source programs, free society, exchange of ideas...

I intent to work on this image of an ancient Iranian horseman and his stallion with those two new programs/enhancements.
until the next time


Gary Rumor said...

Looks Good. What period is that horseman? Sassanad period? Do you have an Khazar pics or any idea where to find any. I am writing a story that takes place about 860 AD and I would like images of period Rus, Khazar, Uighur, kirghiz, Chinese, Sogdiana, Tibetian, Kashmiri, Bactrian, Ferghana, Pecheneg, Bulgar, Azar, Ghuzz Turk,Magyar, Samanid, Saffarid, Shahis or any other central asian group that might have been around during that period.

Dario T. W. said...

hello Gary,
thanks for your comments :)
The image - it will be a late Sassa once it is finished - I got another version that is a Parthian.
As per images of the Central Asia and Eurasia steppe warriors of the IX century AD there is no better ans simpler way than Osprey books - most of them written by Dr David Nicolle. Also a book by Mikhail Gorelik and his articles on the the Khazar - he has some very best reconstructions of the Khazars, Magyars, Pechengs etc.
Anyway - lots of images here http://steppes.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=board21&action=print&thread=439
there used to be a website Red Khagante with lots of images but I could not find it lately. BY the way there was no Baktians so to speak, but then Gok (blue )Turks and their empires...
good luck with your book \