I've really been inspired by the Rosetta mission and the beautiful short film "Ambition" starring Aidan Gillen and Aisling Franscoisi. Check it out here:
I'm such a sucker for a beautiful piece of science fiction and creative futuristic concept like this movie. The soundtrack is also wonderful. Listen here on SoundCloud:
I've also so DELIGHTED with the new VECTOR-BASED drawing program "Mischief".
It's amazeballs. NO REALLY. AMAZEBALLS. Being VECTOR, you can resize and upscale as much as you want when you save your selection. It's light, extremely responsive to draw with, has beautiful realistic pencil/ink and airbrush brushes to work with, full colour wheel and layers! It's still in its infancy and was recently bought by Theme Foundry so I imagine there will be some remarkable changes coming soon to this GEM of a program.
Keep in mind, this isn't Photoshop nor is it supposed to be. There aren't any layer styles or typography - this is strictly for illustrating, sketching, drawing, painting freehand with absolute ease.
I, for one LOVE the ease and flow of the pencils. It even beat out Sketchbook Pro for me.
You can also choose between a selection of paper backgrounds (coloured, textured) to draw on!
I also LOVE the way I can easily move the canvas around and keep sketching infinitely around my pictures, then select what I want to keep and export in as HIGH RES AS YOU WANT it in as a PSD or JPG or PNG!!
YEAH, i'm hooked. Great program and I love where it's going. Check it out!
Some artwork done by artists using Mischief:
Best part is the FULL version is only $24 and you can download a 'lite' version for free and see if you like it!
This is my 60-min sketch of the apprentice of the short film "Ambition". I can't get over how lovely and easy the pencils were to use. Definitely my new favourite.
So check this darling of a program out and watch Ambition and see what you think!
Much love, Jaime