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My experience switching from Windows to Linux Mint as my main OS has been a little rough at first, but I've fully adjusted by now and I'm really comfortable with this new working environment. It's surprising how user-friendly this particular distro is for Linux newcomers. I haven't run into any major problems so far and everything has worked out of the box, from media codecs to hardware drivers (even my Wacom tablet was plug and play)!

What I really appreciate about Linux is the multitude of free and open source applications available for creating art: MyPaint and Krita for digital painting, Inkscape for vector art, GIMP for post-process image editing and Blender for 3D modeling and animation (plus game development). I'm not yet fully proficient at using all the features these programs have to offer, but it only goes to show how much potential they have for those who are willing to learn how to use them.

Other artists like :icontysontan:TysonTan and :icondeevad:Deevad have shown exactly what can be done using open-source art programs with the exceptional works they've put up in their galleries:

Sound of the Forest by TysonTan
Sound of the Forest by TysonTan

Alice in Wonderland by Deevad
Alice In Wonderland by Deevad

Both artists have inspired me to try and create art using free and open-source software as much as possible, starting with using only MyPaint and GIMP for my most recent submissions.

Though I wouldn't exactly do away with what I can already create using proprietary software. I'd like to continue working on Flash submissions, and my preferred program for pixel art is not open source. Still, if there's an open source alternative for a particular work flow, then I'm willing to learn new things. =)
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TheOathseeker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Here is your first comment of the new year!

I got board and decided to bug my favourite deviants soooo..... With out further delay I present Oathseekers Game born from pure boardom and a mind more messed up them a Rubik's cube! I present !!!!CHALLENGE TIME!!!! The challenge to day quotes and phrases, here's your challenge: draw a picture and use this phrase/quote to make a picture only rule is that the phrase/quote must be some where on the picture. Here is your phrase:

Kindness unlocks doors that were thought to be closed forever.


Do the challenge or not I don't care!
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FlaminBunny Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My imgur statistics say that one of my pictures there was linked from here, lol. Nice art.
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Potofkimchi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you do all your artwork with MyPaint? O:
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
I use MyPaint for sketches and lineart. Most of my works are colored and finalized in Photoshop.

Although, I've recently been making an effort to get more work done almost exclusively in MyPaint since I've moved to Linux. Version 1.1 had some very useful additional features!

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Potofkimchi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh? What kind of differences are there? o-o
and why did you move to Linux? o-o
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Jdan-S Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
There are new tools available in v1.1, like symmetry mode, new layer blend modes and more options for drawing lines, curves and ellipses.

And I decided to finally try Linux after my Windows installation got corrupted a couple of months ago. Also, some open-source programs seem to get better support in Linux (MyPaint 1.1 is not yet officially supported for Windows due to bugs).
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Harrystylesisallmine Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi.
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SuperBlueYoshi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Your pics are adorable. =D
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SenecaRising Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it when I find someone who shares my birthday. You have a great gallery with great content. Encore! :>
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varijani Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
Too much adorableness on your galery = (^ω^) =
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