Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's our vector, Victor?

my Adobe Illustrator Art

How to Become a Comic Strip, Comic Book and Graphic Novel Artist



Adobe Illustrator 

  • The industry leader. It is used for drawing, coloring and lettering.
  • Available for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7.
  • Download at



  • An Open Source vector graphics application. Inkscape uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.
  • Available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows XP/Vista/7.
  • Download for free at


  • An open-source vector illustration application.
  • Available for Linux.
  • Download for free at

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro

  • A single application for vector drawings and photo composition. There are 2 versions, Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro, Pro offers advanced print and web design features.
  • Available for Windows XP/Vista/7.
  • Download Photo & Graphic Designer for under $100 at

There are some free online browser-based applications. These are provided for information purposes only.

Aviary -

Fatpaint -


Google SketchUp is available for free and has a paid pro-version. SketchUp is for 3D sketching and designed to simplify architectural sketching. This can be very useful as a reference for objects you have to draw from different angles.
Available for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7.
Download for at
My SketchUp Art

Next… the raster programs.

to be continued...

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