Showcases

Great works of art made with free/libre software

The art of Philipp Urlich
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The art of Philipp Urlich: immersive landscapes and GauGAN in digital painting

The art of Ngan Pham
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Ngan Pham, a young artist residing in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ngan extensively uses Krita as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

The art of Yaroslav Chyzhevskyi
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Yaroslav likes using it all: both Krita, MyPaint, and GIMP.

The Art of Martin Trokenheim
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today, we are talking to Martin Trokenheim, an illustrator from Sweden. Martin worked as a professional illustrator, abandoned and then rediscovered drawing, and started rocking with MyPaint and then with Krita.

The art of Sylvia Ritter
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Sylvia Ritter made an impressive amount of beautiful paintings with Krita!

The Art of Adrian dela Cerna
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today, we talk to Adrian dela Cerna, an artist from USA who has been using Krita quite a lot for the past few years.

Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore team release Open Well-Tempered Clavier
by Alexandre Prokoudine

It is done: score and recordings of J.S. Bach's the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 as prepared by MuseScore team and played by Kimiko Ishizaka are now in public domain.

The complete story of Paris-8 university going for Krita, Blender, Natron
by Alexandre Prokoudine

In an exclusive in-depth interview, François Grassard talks about integration of Krita, Blender, Natron into the program of Paris-8 university.

Weybec and Blender Institute release Monkaa open movie
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Weybec studio released a short open movie about a monkey that gains superpowers for no good reason at all.

Playkot's SuperCity game graphics done with Blender, Krita, GIMP
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Is it feasible to create graphics for a really popular social network game with free software? Two years and 4,000,000 users later the answer seems obvious.

10 best commercials made with Blender in 2013
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Interested to see how Blender is used professionally to produce ads? Here are 10 best commercials created with Blender this year.

Records and sheet music of The Well-Tempered Clavier to go free
by Alexandre Prokoudine

MuseScore team, Robert Douglass, and Kimiko Ishizaka are joining forces again to liberate more work by J.S. Bach, this time — The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Ordinary Day Montage album released, produced with Ardour3
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Gabriel Nordeborn (zthmusic) released a new album that he composed, recorded, mixed and mastered mostly with free software on Linux. It's also licensed under CC-BY-SA.

Mashing art styles with GIMP: Caleb Thomas
by Alexandre Prokoudine

DeviantArt is a bit of a universe, with planets orbiting around entire subculture suns. Sometimes these solar systems collide, and that's how you get mixes of stylized anime, fashion model tributes etc. Meet Caleb Thomas who uses just GIMP to do all of that and a lot more.

Amazing fractal garden by Silvia Cordedda
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The nature is a curios case of intertwined order and randomness. Silvia Cordedda pays a tribute to it with her fractal flora renders.

3D worlds and characters by Jonathan Ball
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Jonathan Ball from pokedstudio recently posted his new work created with Blender and Cycles which served as an incentive to look into his earlier work.

Decima Angelus series by Bernard Bittler
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Bernard Bittler found a way to fuse 3D fractals into more conventional art. And it's a dark art with a twist.

Self-portraits by Rosie Hardy, or Using GIMP for work and loving it
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The rumour has it that real photographers don't use GIMP. Here in the parallel universe, on entirely different Earth, they actually do. Meet Rosie Hardy, Manchester-based studio and event photographer.

Ethereal concept art by Pablo Lizardo
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Ngan Pham, a young artist residing in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ngan extensively uses Krita as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

Lettering and logo design by Filip Komorowski
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Lettering and logo design are some of the areas where Inkscape truly shines thanks to well designed shape and path drawing tools. Today we are looking at the work by Filip Komorowski, an artist from Poland.

Beauty salon designed and visualized with Blender and Cycles
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Let's talk about a particular case of using Blender and Cycles for commercial architectural visualization.

Dillerkind’s illustrations with Inkscape
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Sven Ebert aka 'Dillerkind' is one of the i-can't-believe-i-missed-that artists using Inkscape.

Best commercials created with Blender in 2012
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Some people are wondering, where the finished work with Blender is. Libre Graphics World cooked up a list of 7 best commercials created with Blender in 2012.

Sokoban Garden, Android game created with free/libre software
by Alexandre Prokoudine

A new indie gamedev company Kivano Software released Sokoban Garden — a game created with just free software, such as Blender, Inkscape, GIMP, FontForge, Audacity and others.

Glorious high-resolution icons by Ollin Boer Bohan
by Alexandre Prokoudine

One of the difficulties with artists is that people who do real work with free software rarely mention it. At some point they reveal it though, which is how I got to know Ollin Boer Bohan.

Simplified landscapes with Blender by Pierre-Abraham Rochat
by Alexandre Prokoudine

While going through portfolios on Behance Network, I stumbled upon a quite interesting take at 3D landscapes by Pierre-Abraham Rochat, a Lausanne (Switzerland) based artist.

Vectatory showroom is full of cute monsters
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Vectatory is another artist who extensively uses Inkscape. He currently works as an illustrator at a video games company which develops games for iOS.

Being Omnitarian, the first personal Inkscape showcase
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Vectatory is another artist who extensively uses Inkscape. He currently works as an illustrator at a video games company which develops games for iOS.

Kaeltyk on Mandelbulber and 3D fractals
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Conversation with 3D fractals artist Eric 'Kaeltyk' Prevost about generative art and its perspectives, 2D and 3D fractals and, of course, Mandelbulber

Kaeltyk on Mandelbulber and 3D fractals
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Conversation with 3D fractals artist Eric 'Kaeltyk' Prevost about generative art and its perspectives, 2D and 3D fractals and, of course, Mandelbulber

Wybren van Keulen introduces Epoque, unique hand made chair designed in Blender
by Alexandre Prokoudine

As a matter of fact we've been meaning to dive into manufacturing for a while, and Dutch designer Wybren van Keulen gave us a perfect reason to do that at last.

Interview with Sintel's art director David Revoy
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Now that Sintel open movie is officially out, we publish an interview with Sintel's art director David Revoy.

Plumiferos animation is finally released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

This week in Argentina there was a presentation of the first animation feature film Plumiferos completely created in Blender.