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Alchemy on Ubuntu 12.04

Alchemy is a great drawing tool for inspiration.

It provides very unique methods of drawing that embrace chaos and very finely balanced tools & effects – random, collage, scribble, displace, pull-shapes, whistle input – no undo but regular autosave. Alchemy is the ultimate doodler.

Download Alchemy Here ( i got Alchemy-007-tar.gz – for LINUX )

I needed java to run Alchemy.

sudo apt-get install default-jdk

I tried the openjdk-6-jdk but there was an error so I installed default-jdk which worked.

untar

tar -xzvf Alchemy-007.tar.gz

make executable

cd Alchemy

chmod +X Alchemy

./Alchemy

and it should work

Configuration: an Acer 5920G; with a Wacom Bamboo Tablet; running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Desktop ; Alchemy-007.tar.gz ; java version “1.6.0_27

Neither OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.12.6) (6b27-1.12.6-1ubuntu0.12.04.2), nor
OpenJDK Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode) appeared to work with Alchemy.

Alchemy Drawing Software for Inspried Chaos

Sometime the art does not require accuracy.

The more bizzarly ambiguated the surface the more tooth the vivid imagination has to bite on.

Alchemy is that tool – it can draw from whistling – it can random collage – whatever it does it highly out of control.

Yet humans are good at managing chaos – walking is basically controlled falling.

Whatever it is it is total fun. You will draw things that will draw out modes of the unconscious – little fluffy clouds become dragons.