A new version of the open source 3d software Blender has just been released. Version 2.57 might not sound like much but it is in fact a milestone. This version is the result of several years of development of the 2.5 series including completely rewritten source code, redesigned user interface and bunches of new features.
Most designers and artists know the need for new inspiration. Recently I stumbled upon a drawing program called Alchemy; a small open source application offering genuine alternative painting. With an original set of drawing tools and two colors – black and white – you can create shapes and drawings like never before.
Alchemy seems extremely simple but it is totally intentional. You can’t undo or select or do any fancy editing as you know it from the big image editing applications. But these original drawing tools helps you create surprising results in no time.