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Postby Petrie » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:58 pm

I think it's the perspective on the index finger - it's not clear why it's so short.
It looks wrong to me, and I can't figure out where to fix it
the thumb seems long to me, in combination with the index finger being short, otherwise it's fantastic. perhaps try to use a softer line on the fingernail to just hint at the color change... not that you're looking for help.
Well, now that you guys pointed that out, it seems obvious. I might try fixing that...then again, I may not. I'm always worried I'll make sketches look worse if I try to fix mistakes. I certainly appreciate the help; so long as it's not mean-spirited, I've never minded pointers.


there are some of my creative hobbies i would like to share with you all, even if i don't keep up with doing them.
I'll look forward to this. :)


And what the boy said about webcomics...though I understand all too well how easy it is to talk yourself out of spending some time on your craft(s).
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:56 am

Heh heh, don't get me wrong. I have NO IDEA how one would go about actually fixing anything. I'm not a great sketch artist myself or anything! But glad you have some ideas!
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Postby mr_thebrain » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:47 pm

Well, now that you guys pointed that out, it seems obvious. I might try fixing that...then again, I may not. I'm always worried I'll make sketches look worse if I try to fix mistakes. I certainly appreciate the help; so long as it's not mean-spirited, I've never minded pointers.
well, part of the process is fixing mistakes and actually getting them to look better. one of those things that takes practice. ;)
there are some of my creative hobbies i would like to share with you all, even if i don't keep up with doing them.
I'll look forward to this. :)
i'm looking forward to it too.
Two of my favorite "webcomics" update almost never, just by the way, and I still check them every day. A webcomic doesn't require a fixed schedule to exist. Just saiyan!
And what the boy said about webcomics...though I understand all too well how easy it is to talk yourself out of spending some time on your craft(s).
i know. and i've considered it. i might try it. the problem is that it's hard to carry a storyline if it's not on a regular schedule. i've thought about writing/drawing a complete story before putting up to counter the problem. i'm still thinking on it. perhaps after the divorce.

but yeah, i'm very good at talking myself out of doing things.
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Postby Petrie » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:40 pm

well, part of the process is fixing mistakes and actually getting them to look better. one of those things that takes practice. ;)
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Postby Jayelle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:51 am

I think it's the perspective on the index finger - it's not clear why it's so short.

Tonight I completed the first of the knitting projects for Wee Brontosaurus!

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BAAABEEEE!!! That is one cute little melon-head. If we ever have another craft exchange, I totally want one.
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:46 am


BAAABEEEE!!! That is one cute little melon-head. If we ever have another craft exchange, I totally want one.
As soon as everyone gets their gift sent, I'll organize another one. *hint hint to the people who still need to finish!!!*
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:51 pm

wouldn't the melon rot in the mail? or even if you put a fragile sticker on it, you might end up with mash in a cap...

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Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:27 pm

ok, so here's the non olympic paperclip men. hope you like them. i'll do the olympic ones another time. but this should tide ya'll over.

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having a conversation.


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daydreamin'

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GO PACKERS GO!

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Gone fishin'

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i know i'd be in awe in this situation...

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en garde!

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band view 1 (notice that the lead singer and lead guitarist aren't wearing shirts...)

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view 2

i hope others will find those as cool as i do :)
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:09 pm

Those are ah-MAZING! I love them! You should seriously sell some on etsy. I'd order a custom egg balancer from you. :)
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:40 pm

I actually thought about selling them on etsy. But they're practically free to make. I'd be happy to just give them away. I have no idea how I'd portray egg balancing. I'll have to think on it.

I think what I like most about them is that no matter how detailed I get with them they're still only hinting at what they are.

Speaking of etsy, I highly suggest you all look at my sister's etsy shop. She has a small business making jewelry. the etsy shop is Findingfelicityllc.

I'll post a proper link when I'm not on my phone.
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:00 pm

Wow! She has some fun stuff! I love the Whirly Gig earrings and necklace.

Have you seen Brian's pics? That might help. And I don't mind paying something.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:38 pm

i think I've seen some pics but perhaps more would help.

Spread the word about sister's stuff! :)
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:57 pm

One of his Hong Kong Albums

I pinned the necklace of your sister's on pinterest. I hope people check it out and repin it!
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Postby Jayelle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:21 pm

ooh, ooh, while we're pimping out relatives on Etsy, this is my brother-in-law and he is freaking amazing:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LostWax

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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:21 pm

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Not that I need anymore things but...name your price.
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Postby LilBee91 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:50 pm

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Gone fishin'
But fish are friends! Not food!

These are totally awesome, by the way. I envy your talent.
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:23 pm

ooh, ooh, while we're pimping out relatives on Etsy, this is my brother-in-law and he is freaking amazing:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LostWax
Pinned that one, too! I wish i could afford it!!
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:11 pm

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that is seriously cool!
Not that I need anymore things but...name your price.
its yours! and as far as things are concerned, it's tiny. so no big deal! :)
But fish are friends! Not food!

These are totally awesome, by the way. I envy your talent.
oh good! someone caught the DVD he's sitting on!

and thanks! though i don't see it as much of a talent. i only did it cuz they were turning out pretty darn cute and they kept my hands busy. pretty sure anyone could do them.
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:13 pm

But fish are friends! Not food!

These are totally awesome, by the way. I envy your talent.
oh good! someone caught the DVD he's sitting on!
I noticed, too! :)

and thanks! though i don't see it as much of a talent. i only did it cuz they were turning out pretty darn cute and they kept my hands busy. pretty sure anyone could do them.
Dude, it IS a talent. Don't sell yourself short. I couldn't do it!
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Dude, it IS a talent. Don't sell yourself short. I couldn't do it!
FINE! i'm awesome.

:D hehe

and i find it funny you saying that i'm selling myself short but your the one saying you couldn't do it!

they are simple. only a few steps.
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Postby steph » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:43 pm

You have too much confidence in my ability to bend objects the way I want them to be.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:15 am

Not that I need anymore things but...name your price.
its yours! and as far as things are concerned, it's tiny. so no big deal! :)

:mrgreen:


Also, what Steph said about confidence in ability to bend objects. It really is impressive.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:39 am

man, taken out of context, my statement is kinda funny.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:52 am

*snort* It is but no worries! It's not the size of your paperclip that matters, it's what you do with it and clearly you know how to handle paperclips.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:06 am

i could say something really dirty. but this is a family website, so i won't no matter how funny it is.
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Postby Jayelle » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:40 pm

I made a Granny Square necklace today!

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Postby Luet » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:37 pm

That is so stinkin' cute!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:31 pm

This could not have come at a worse time; I was struck by inspiration at work for a new project and it is going to be roughly 12'x12'. I'm sort of not at liberty to say what it is specifically yet but if that creates any sort of piqued interest, rest assured, maybe two people will be interested in the final product and they aren't the sort of people who frequent this thread regularly/at all.

The point is, I'm excited but nervous/overwhelmed by it and it made me realize how much I want a dedicated creative space whenever and wherever it is I finally settle down on my own. Because I'll be tackling this in more or less 4'x4' blocks and my room is not really up to the task. I'm praying to Bob Ross that I finish this in the next two weeks, but preferably by next Saturday.

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Postby steph » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:48 pm

I'm praying to Bob Ross that I finish this ...
Hahaha! I love you, Alea.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:23 am

I've been so busy knitting baby items! My most recent (and so far favourite) is a little bonnet - the pattern says it should fit a baby, but was quite unspecific as to exact size. And anyway I used a different weight of yarn, yadda yadda, so who knows when it will fit.

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That's the in-progress shot. SOULLESS TOTORO WANTS YOUR SOUL.


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And the finished! So adorable! I'm completely bragging, but I think my end result is way better than the pattern.
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Postby Luet » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:11 am

So adorable! And yes, yours is better than the original.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:28 pm

I just saw that movie for the first time a few weeks ago, so this excited me. Very cool!
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Postby steph » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:53 am

Not that you need anymore projects, Alea (or maybe you do), but I totally thought of you when I saw this:

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You could totally pick up old lamps at thrift stores and garage sales and turn them into amazing modern lamp! You'd be awesome at this!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:13 pm

That's seriously cool, Steph. I never would have thought about that; people's creativity never ceases to amaze me.

I could probably give that a try soon. One can never have enough projects (as proven by my being in the middle of a brand new one right now! Just waiting for the paint to dry to move on to the next part.). I think I have craft-ADHD.

ETA:

Touch-ups needed, wet paint at the bottom, but more or less what I was working on:

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:32 am

Pony! Nice lines on that one, very flowing.
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