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GASR Mascot Contest
Jan 8, 2017 #contest

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.

Winter Scavenger Hunt
Dec 5, 2016 #event

Our winter scavenger is out! Click here to join the hunt. This event runs from Dec 6-20.

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Hi everyone! I'm currently in my last year of university, graduating in May next year! I love art and I've tried my hand at various things such as drawing anime/chibis/doodles but it seems like I'm better at doing pixel art, so I've stuck with that since. I'm self-taught, so I'm still experimenting around with different styles. I've been running an active shop for over a year with a few hiatuses in between. I love GASR as it has a great community where I can interact with fellow artists and art lovers :) I've made many friends here over the years and I hope that continues for a long time to come!

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Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:28 am
I just got my very first drawing tablet yesterday, Wacome Intuos Small, and I was planning on installing Paint Tool Sai. When I went to google it to find it all that was popping up were places to buy it. Is it not free? O.O Because I was pretty sure it was free... If it is indeed not free is there a program out there that is free that I can use? I currently have GIMP, but I didn't know if that worked well with tablets...
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:41 am
Weeeell, SAI isn't exactly free but many people find places where you can download it for free- kinda like Photoshop, which costs $$$ but people find links and/or ways to get it for free.

Either way, some good programs include:
-Gimp (I think there are settings that can be changed to fit a tablet)
-Inkscape Illustrator

I suggest getting SAI though... Haven't tried any of them other than PS and Gimp which I used for a day, SAI is by far my best personally

If you have a deeper look around for a free version of SAI or just buy it instead- it's so much cheaper than other programs and does a LOT- you'll be alright.
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:43 am
Yeah there is free versions, but they're cracked and can sometimes have virus', SAI is great imo, if you can buy it totally go for it it's relatively cheap and worth the money. Or you could always ask a friend who has bought SAI if they'd be willing to lend you their serial code/number.

Otherwise you could always opt. out for
- (even though it's like iscribble it still has a lot of cool tools + pen pressure and you don't have to draw w/others)

And I'm sure there's a ton of other programs you could try out as well

Goodluck finding a program that you like!

Feel free to PM me if you need any assistance regarding Auctions or any of the things I fall under on the Contact Page.

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Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:46 am
Seeing as I don't have the money to buy Sai, just spent it all on the tablet, I will have to test around to find one I like x.x

Thank you both for the help! ^.^
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:19 pm
I'm also on the Sai train.  I've never used any other program for drawing.
(I tried photoshop once but I tend to only use that for animations and other

There are some artists on dA that will give cracked versions of sai away with tons of
custom brushes that they've made and whatnot already included.  that's how I got mine
and I've had it for a few years now without issues.  shouldn't be hard to find one with a
quick search.  ( I don't remember who I got mine from, sorry. D: )

A lot of people love Sai for the one thing.  /had to open up the program to find the word.
The stabilizers.  It helps keep your lines and stuff smooth.  I don't use them, because I
never knew what it was for and kept it at 0, and i'm a dumbass for that, but I mean IF YOU
NEED HELP keeping smooth lines, that's a good feature for you.

I hear GIMP is pretty good if you're willing to play with the settings often until you get it
just right, but I don't have much experience with it.  I briefly used it back in 2009 for
animations and switched to photoshop soon after.
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