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    Too poor for a TabletPC- need something on the go?

    Too poor for a tablet PC? Need something that fits in a coat pocket?

    A friend of mine turned me on to this free little app:

    http://www.collectingsmiles.com/colors/

    Some brilliant examples here:

    http://colors.brombra.net/

    It's a simple little paint program made for the Nintendo DS. While limited, it's surprisingly good for doodles, quick sketches, and relieving boredom in a productive way. The NDS screen is only something like 2.5" but surprisingly it's enough to do some good little sketches with this program.

    Basically you need a DS (preferably a lite one) and one of several cartridges that allows you to install homebrew software on it. Take the micro SD card out of the cart, put it into a USB reader (comes with carts) install the program, put the microSD back in the cart, the cart into the DS boot and then load the program and go to town! It saves them out to pngs and ALSO lets you replay back your painting session!

    Here are some of my humble sketches done with it. Note I'm not trying to pimp and "skills" with these, just give examples of what an average illustrator can accomplish even with an older DS. I have an older DS which doesn't have as good of calibration as the newer ones...so the sensitivity isn't so hot on mine. I've tested it on several newer machines though and it's even more amazing (the DS is pressure sensitive).

    PS- there are some amazing other little apps like NitroDS midi sampler (like garage band).

    PPS- please don't pry your child's Christmas or birthday present out of their hands- buy your own DS!
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    A few more of my weak ***** example images.

    Here is the cartridge I use:

    http://technabob.com/blog/2007/07/27...r-nintendo-ds/

    It's the el-cheapo model out of the bunch. VERY slow microSD card...but what do you expect for around 20 bucks on ebay! My friend has an R4DS card and has way more memory and is MUCH faster (and has better over all compatibility), but then again he payed over $50 US.

    More general info on the NDS homebrew scene can be found here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_DS_homebrew
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    thanks for the tip... I have a DS Lite I don't use enough.
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    I actually thinking of buying a DS just for this ability. Thanks for sharing your experiance with sketching on DS.

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    I'll post my sketches that I've made with my DS Lite using Colors! when I get a chance tonight.


    Dude, I only paid $40 for it!! It was well worth it. The R4 is excellent. I highly recommend it. (Not saying your's is bad, but mine is cooler! :P)


    Anyway, ON TOPIC! Your work is awesome. First time I've seen those sketches, and I must say they are top shelf. I really like the villa and the ceiling creature. Do you have anything else you've done? I was showing the significant other last night, and she really liked your drawings.

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    I use an R4 for Colors. Although I dont use the program much.

    Here is a good thread with info on how to get it all set up.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=109672

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    A link at Sijun where I mention how to get the larger images without using wifi.

    http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?t=41749

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    Thanks Tzan, I was trying to figure out how to do that with out wifi the other day. It's much cooler then having those smaller images.

    I will upload a sketch movie file later today, after work. It's pretty darn neat watching sketches in progress, IMHO.

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    You're welcome.

    You may already know this but I'll put it here anyway.

    The Colors gallery is on my list of places to visit every day.
    When you click on an image you go to a page for it, the scroll down to the bottom and click that "Begin Playback" button to see it get drawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzan
    You're welcome.

    You may already know this but I'll put it here anyway.

    The Colors gallery is on my list of places to visit every day.
    When you click on an image you go to a page for it, the scroll down to the bottom and click that "Begin Playback" button to see it get drawn.

    Wow! thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzan
    You're welcome.

    You may already know this but I'll put it here anyway.

    The Colors gallery is on my list of places to visit every day.
    When you click on an image you go to a page for it, the scroll down to the bottom and click that "Begin Playback" button to see it get drawn.
    I didn't know that either! What an awesome little app and site they've set up for this. Just wish I had a newer DS (I don't blame the tools though- but every little bit helps).

    Thanks for the tip!

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    I just reread some of those links, so just to be explicit.

    Download: ColorsDraw_1_0.jar
    from: http://colors.brombra.net/downloads.php >Download link>bottom of page

    Double click .jar file
    Load .drw file
    Adjust Size Scaling to 2 for a larger image, Hit Enter, any more and it starts to look bad.
    Export

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    i might just go get a r4 card and put it in my old DS [the fist version]
    looks like loads of fun!
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    Tzan, yeah ColorsDraw is a pretty neat little program. They've really done some neat stuff there in the homebrew community.

    Cresshead, You should! It's sooo much fun to sketch and doodle with. I don't really play that many games these days (unfortunately), but I still carry my DS with my R4 so I can bust it out and just do a few quickie drawings. It's pretty nice.

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    There are also a couple of programs that work on the palm treo 650 and other phones/palm devices too.

    MoePaint and http://www.ninerpaint.com/

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