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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.

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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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Wed 22 Jul 2015 - 1:43
So, I just got a mac book pro for college. And well, my old laptop was a PC. What free drawing programs are out there for mac than have pen sensitivity. I really loved paint tool sai. And it seems really difficult to get it to work on the mac with pen sensitivity. Can someone please help? I don't want to have to haul my pc laptop too college with me as well just to work on artwork. I may teach myself how to draw using photoshop, but I want a free version of that as well. I'm a college student, I'm cheap and have no budget for things like this.
Wed 22 Jul 2015 - 17:49
Your best bet would to just go for photoshop. A quick internet search should give you plenty of options and directions to get it for free.

Sai is indeed a major pain in the ass to get to work properly on Mac. There are lesser known programs that you can get on Mac for free or for a price as well, like art board and whatnot, but I'm not an expert on what can or cannot work with the system. Most people tend to go with photoshop.
Wed 22 Jul 2015 - 18:24
idk ive had a mac for a few years now and photoshop is really the only thing ive found aside from like corel draw, erm and even the Corel programs are more windows based. Sai just ended up having a TON of errors and other problems with it. It'd doable if you are up for the maintenance or want to buy programs the let you run windows on your mac. Your best bet is probably learn to draw with photoshop and illustrator. If you google though you'll probably find stuff like artboard and sketch book. I couldn't really tell you either way about those. I wish you luck :)
Wed 22 Jul 2015 - 20:15
if you want a program that's free, then your best choice would probably be photoshop
like Queen said, there are some websites that teach you how to get it for free
or ask around your friend group and whatnot cause chances are someone might have the free file/code, cause that's how i got mine

there's also like GIMP tho i don't use it so i can't tell you much about it ;u;
and FireAlpaca which is completely free but very limited tools


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Wed 29 Jul 2015 - 17:30
If you have an old tablet, the pressure sensing won't work w/ it with a mac.

Photoshop is literally the best choice or you could go with corel painter.
Both cost money but you can find online for free.

There are lots of drawing apps for the mac, but most of them cost $ to buy and there are no free versions online of those (cause they are relatively small programs) nor are they as powerful as photoshop but they are a cheaper alternative if you actually are willing to spend money.

Wed 29 Jul 2015 - 18:27
I've been drawing with this new program It's free and it works okay maybe you could try it out ^^

It's called MediBang Pant! Only thing is, it is a bit limited on brushes and tools but I still think it works nice, it's a close relative to FireAlpaca in my opinion. However Photoshop is still the best option! (In my opinion!!)

Fri 7 Aug 2015 - 2:24
Thank you everyone. :)
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