I opted to try PaintTool SAI’s free trial and I ended up loving it! Painting in photoshop scares me a bit so I tend to stay out of it for that purpose, haha. SAI worked just fine for me!
My main girl from Bioware’s MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic was my first test subject. I decided to do a portrait of Blizz’s Jedi Covenant version. I hadn’t transferred to The Red Eclipse at this point in time so she was my one and only Blizz. To see version 2 with TRE Blizz (who is now my main), click here!
Time: 8 hours
Tablet: Wacom Bamboo
Program: PaintTool SAI
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