Martin Han­schild

The artist dis­cusses how Re­belle fits into his art and work­flow

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What does Re­belle make eas­ier for you?

I’m able to achieve re­sults sim­i­lar to tra­di­tional wa­ter­colour paint­ing – just dig­i­tally!

But does Re­belle make any­thing harder?

You need to be care­ful, be­cause you have to stop your colours or wa­ter flow­ing at the right time, or else you might lose an in­ter­est­ing shape. It’s closer to the ana­logue tech­nique. But I’d say this just adds to the fun. What ac­tu­ally makes Re­belle harder is that it lacks some fea­tures that are com­mon in other art pro­grams, such as im­age re­size, crop and var­ied se­lec­tion tools.

Did you find the in­ter­face easy to use?

Yes, it’s sim­ple and clear. All of its pan­els can be docked, so you can change their po­si­tion and size, and ei­ther at­tach them or let them float in your workspace. I have worked with Re­belle from ver­sion 1.0 and it had fewer op­tions and pos­si­bil­i­ties, then. This time it took around two to three hours to get the hang of it

Does the brush fea­ture seem use­ful to you, or gim­micky?

The new brush edi­tor is def­i­nitely not gim­micky. I’d ac­tu­ally call it a game changer, be­cause of how ef­fec­tively it works, and what you can achieve with­out much ef­fort.

Did you end up mak­ing any of your own brushes?

Yes, I did. And I’ll keep do­ing so in the fu­ture. Be­ing able to choose from a greater num­ber of brushes with more in­ter­est­ing strokes means you can eas­ily add vis­ual in­ter­est to your art­work.

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