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I understand a lot of you use Paint Tool Sai like I did, and I thought I'd share two free alternatives in case your looking for new features or if you need it on Mac or android.

I've been using krita for the past couple weeks. Krita has a great deal of fan freaking tactic layer tools and realistic brushes. However it more closely resembles photoshop than Sai IMO (at least the older versions do). It has more of a learning curve, and installing custom community brushes is a must. If you are comfortable only with Sai I still suggest checking it out, but it might be a little too different for most people. Krita is available on PC Mac and Linux for free.

medibangpaint is perfect for the Paint tool Sai enthusiast. It is available for virtually every OS (including android and Ipad). I'm pretty sure they used firealpacha's code base, somehow. The interface is slick and very reminiscent of Sai. Medibangpaint adds more tools such as materials, text, and gradients while retaining most everything from Sai. TBH i haven't played around with it too much, but I'd definitely suggest checking it out. Paint tool Sai IS aging, and it doesn't look like they'll be supporting it much in the coming years.

Do you have any free art tool recommendations? What kind of tools are you comfortable using? What about equipment?


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I'm an amateur artist who draws a great deal of horse art. Since I began three years ago, digital art has become my biggest passion, and pretty much all I do outside of my day job. I try to inject as much energy and emotion into my drawings as I can. They often reflect my own anxieties, interest, and obsessions. Sometimes they are stories, and sometimes they are silly, poppy ideas. I understand that some of my art is really intense, and it probably isn't for everyone, but I sincerely hope that you enjoy it for what it is, and that it inspires you to go out and make your own ideas a reality.

If you have something to say or ask, just comment or send a note. I like to think I'm a nice person to interact with.

I don't take commissions or do request, but if you are really determined send me a note with some details I might be able to do something!

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BUTTERMAYOJAMZ Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello I haven't been active for awhile so the art that you submitted to my mlp group expired. So can you please resubmit it and I will accept it asap. ^^'
SlideSwitched Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like your stuff
sharpieboss Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wild-Hound Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Loving the work as much as ever and nice to see how it's developed over time; especially the colours / tones. ^.^
sharpieboss Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, and I still have no idea what I'm doing
Flax-n-Floy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
your art is so unique, like I've lost interest in pony's for a while now but I still greatly enjoy your art and still adore its great emotion and storytelling
sharpieboss Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome! It is great to know whenever my art reaches further than just being old pony stuff :) Thank you!
MelodyChan96 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student
Maan, you drawings are so inspiring. I really hope that some day my work will look so amazing as yours
sharpieboss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep practicing and I'm sure your art could look much better than mine!
SkyAircobra Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Your art is really cool. Your drawings are so realistic! Keep creating!
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