Published 29th August, 2016
I’m a self-taught Sunday digital painter from Tokyo, Japan. I publish my artworks under my alias Omiya Tou. Sometimes I’m also a FLOSS tester or translator and lately I’ve committed translations for G’MIC.
Currently I paint completely as a hobby for fun and stress-relief.
I usually do 2D drawings/paintings of manga-styled portraits.
When I create my artwork I always try to convey the tranquility and warmth of Nihon-ga works such as those by Kaii
Higashiyama. Also I have been very much impressed by Yoko Tanji’s versatility in styles.
In 2002, when I was 14, I did what can be called digital painting for the first time. I think it was a Final Fantasy fanart. In the initial few years I had created my artworks by digitizing pencil linearts with a scanner shared in the school that I was in, taking back the data to my house with floppy discs and coloring them with a mouse and a freeware painting app named Pixia on a Windows XP laptop.
It would be that digital media are less time- and space-consuming, easier to revise and enable me to focus on the pure joy of painting, leaving every boring task to the computer.
I did when I was trying out painting apps available in Ubuntu to which I migrated from Windows to run GIMP at its full speed.
When I tried Krita for the first time it was still a sort of tech demo and unsuitable for daily use, but I felt it was worth keeping track of — and actually I’ve been excited seeing how much it has improved since then.
There are quite a lot of things, but I especially love the quick pop-up palette, numerous drawing assistants, well-tuned preset brushes, and the hyper-energetic dev team. 🙂
For me Krita is just awesome lately, but if I must say something I think it will be nice if the color curves dialog window is resizeable and the measure tool remains visible when another tool is active.
Canvas tilting/flipping, GPU acceleration and CMYK capability.
I’d pick this because I like the sense of depth and atmosphere:
I colored this by overlaying a solid blue-gray layer which is set to color dodge mode onto a grayscale image. A lot of this is painted using a brush named Bristles_hairy, definitely one of my favorites.
On my Flickr page I post my artworks under a CC-BY license in their full resolution, so please feel free to use them. Thank you!