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We are in need of new moderators! Applications are open for a Contest Mod and Technician. Click here for more information. The deadline to send applications is March 4.

GASR Mascot Contest
Jan 8, 2017 #event

As a community we’ve come to realize that GASRForum does not have an official mascot! If you have an idea for our mascot, please help us out! The deadline to submit a mascot is January 29.

New Years Event
Jan 5, 2017 #event

We are looking into making some collages that feature artwork, pixels, and screenshots from 2016. These collages will be featured on GASR's social media. If you are interested in submitting your favorite works from 2016, please click here. The deadline to submit art is January 15, 2017.

Xmas Charity - Begin Donations
Dec 11, 2016 #event

It's the season of giving and what could be better than giving to those who are most in need? In order to help others celebrate the holidays we'd like for all of GASR to come together and help donate money to those who are less fortunate and to help put a smile on a child's face this year! Click here to donate. The deadline to donate is December 20.

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Hi, I'm Kori. I joined GASR in 2014 and have grown to love the community and people here. I'm a self taught hobby artist but I've liked to draw and paint ever since I can remember. I didn't get into using a tablet till a few years ago- and I love it. My family has always been a really big supporter in whatever I do, so I hope to continue and make it a more serious thing. I believe there's always room for me to improve so that's what I plan to do.

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Tue 5 May 2015 - 11:28
Okay so my Dad is on his way /right now/ to get me the new Surface 3 (we had them preordered). Well my parents know I have been wanting to draw on it, cause I show them art on Gasr all the time whining I wanna draw like all you amazing artists. So they are willing to get me art program (like sai pr PhotoShop or whatever).

I want to know what you all think is the best program, they can be free or not (please tell me though)
I also want to know a good pixel program.

Tue 5 May 2015 - 12:31
imo you should go for SAI it's a lot easier for beginner digital artists and it's cheaper too
+ well worth the $$$

you could always go for cracked programs though I don't recommend it since you can sometimes get virus' etc. from cracked versions

or if you got a friend who doesn't mind giving you their serial #'s/seal code etc for the programs then yeah you could do that too

some free/alternative programs you could try though are
- fire alpaca
- krita
- gimp
- ms paint..
- or you could try old versions of sai and ps (I think cs3? is free now)

and I'm sure there's other programs too
Tue 5 May 2015 - 17:51
I'd say paint tool sai as well, i've seen it being used with the surface before and it worked pretty neat!
Tue 5 May 2015 - 18:13
paint tool sai definitely, lots of features but easy to get used to andddd worth the $$$
photoshop too (probs cs3) although in my opinion ps is better for editing whereas sai is more for painting?

ms paint, gimp, fire alpaca, manga studio's alright too
depends on what you prefer but id say sai is my #1
Tue 5 May 2015 - 21:57
Thank you for feedbackkkk!!!
Mon 18 May 2015 - 23:52
So I went to the windows store yesterday cause I was having trouble downloading paint tool sai, and it is too out dated for my tablet, and it says get manga studios instead. Well I want some feed back on that, like is it better then Sai, cause I will be spending $50 on it @-@
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