Hi from Czech
since there was some confusion regarding my name in August 3rd Thrusday session, I realized i did not introduce myself, so let me make it right :)
I am from Czech Republic, Jiří is translated as George and its pronounced "Yiree". I was drawn to art for as long I can remember. Probably because of comics. It all started with my Mom reading me Mickey Mouse comics as I could not read it myself yet :) But I never gave drawing enough time.
I could never imagine it is possible to make money doing illlustration so since I was also fascinated by technology and how you can program PC to do basicly anything I went IT route. Long story short, at some point I realized if I want to learn illustration I have to give it much more. So I try to spend as much free time drawing as I can and hopefully I can get to some level to work just part time in IT and part time as illustrator.
And here is some of my better works with all the mediums I like to use: Polychromatic colored pencils, pastells, vectors(adobe Illustrator), oils, and now also digital painting(Sketchbook Pro until I get Photoshop).
wow great work, there is life in your work, have you considered getting; painter light, manga studia or michief. there all reasonably well priced.
oh you can download paint sai version 1 for free.
I considered Manga studio and Sai, never heard about the other two. I decided to try Sketchbook pro because I liked the interface very much. Currently there is one thing that pushes me to Photoshop - texture brushes, I really liked the effect Will Terry was able to do in his paintings using texture brush and I just dont know how to simulate it in Sketchbook Pro. There is texture brush, but it is no use as it uses just really small texture image.
One way to simulate a texture brush is to add a layer mode with a texture on a top layer.
@Jiří-Kůs very nice work, and it's great to meet you! Congrats on your win!!
Huge Congratulations on the 3rd Thursday piece
As to Photoshop - i heard something a while back that Adobe had made one of their earlier versions all legally free. I think it was CS2.
Wait... after a bit of research - yep. they made it free by discontinuing the license server and tech help.
Hope that helps!