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Morihalda last won the day on February 24 2016

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  1. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    The last few months have been... something. This past week.... still something, but less intense. I've been struggling hard to pull up out of it, using a lot of energy to come here and read about friends and make the occasional positive post. Last night I stayed up for 4 hours by myself, drinking spiced eggnog, listening to relaxing Zelda soundtracks, and working on my Kiki's Delivery Service puzzle. I got it earlier this year as a "last resort to help Mori destress" and I've been saving it for an opportune time. I think I actually made it out of the pit this time. Until next time, anyways. But I think I did it this time!
  2. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Tongue has a REALLY strange texture. It doesn't taste awful as it tends to absorb whatever you cook it with, it's just weird. My father-in-law refused to try it. "If it can taste me back while I'm tasting it, I want no part in it." That put me in a weird thought spiral. Come to think of it, I don't think I've French kissed my husband since.
  3. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Speaking of goats!! Someone on FB just posted this, beautiful timing. SO CUTE. Spoiler because it's a gigantic video, wow.
  4. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I love goats!!! They became my favorite farm animal in high school when I watched a young one headbutt the broccoli* out of the biggest FFA rich kid/bully after he kept tugging on its lead to get it to follow him. The punk went down so fast against that little thing, and it kept headbutting him when he was already in the dirt, it was beautiful. *(are we still doing that? Am I 400 pages behind still?) They are so silly. They jump onto everything and open gates and get their heads stuck everywhere because they are being nosy. My grandparents had a lot of animals but sold them all when they moved north. Now that they are back, they're slowly building up again. I told my grandmother that the second she gets a baby goat to call me ASAP I WILL DRIVE SO FAST. And they are CUTE. Look at that kid!!
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Thank you!! I used a reference of someone crouching for the legs, though I think I should move the front leg down a little bit so it looks closer. Right now the feet kinda match up. I keep getting caught up in making my sketches look nice, because they are truly, truly awful when I don't. But then stuff doesn't always end up where it should. Ah, well. Practice....
  6. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I love dumb tests!! I've never played warhammer. Soooooo. But this is what I got.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    MY ANTLERS DON'T FIT IN SQUARE AVATARS. I ended up far more amused with this than I thought I would be. I may actually make this nice. Maybe this will be the avatar I'll use here, since @TaleSpinner recently commented on my avatar's antlerless disguise. It shouldn't be too hard to see, once properly outlined and colored. A voice cries in the distance. "ADD MORE CONTRAST!!" "Yeah, I know, this was just a ske-" "Contraaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssst......."
  8. 01612 Mylk & Cookies

    I love that you gave the cookies more textures and layers through the frosting decorations! I also love the white gown on the elf, especially those blue shadows. That's stuff I would have never appreciated before learning art, I would have just been like, "okay, nice white dress" and not thought about the color choices and difficulty level. I have a couple questions on the modeling paste. - Does it dry completely hard? - Is it a thin enough consistency that it would get pushed through a small hole in a frosting bag, to decorate cookies that are 1" to 2" big?
  9. Mori Learns Sculpting

    So. I am here! I'm sorry I haven't posted much on the forums the last couple months. I've got a bit of energy so I'm jumping on it to get back to sculpting. I now have real clay and wire! I also ordered some 32 mm skyclad minis from Hasslefree as well as a 72 mm Sophie. Her chest and back are, uhm, not human, but she and the other minis will a great 3D reference for me. Anatomy on paper simply isn't enough when I'm learning, as Nerali's flat face clearly showed. I created this weird heads on stakes thing for practicing heads in 72mm, 54mm, and 32mm. You can see it there, that black bar. It's baked polymer clay with some wire sticking out, and hardened putty on those wires. I can just keep practicing over them with polymer clay! I've also decided on my next project: my main character, Sora Swifthistle, from Guild Wars 2 in 72 mm. Sculpting a bust in polymer clay took a lot of focus, so I'm working my way down in size to see what scale I love the most/am most comfortable working in. I chose a personal character that already has an established look in my mind because I'm awful at googling clothing and I need to focus on the clay right now. This is an old photo so there are a few changes (I've upped the contrast with darker and brighter teals, y'all would be proud), but that's the general idea.
  10. Mori Learns Sculpting

    I realized I never posted this. These are my critique notes from this bust from various sculptors, though they kind of lose some value without the accompanying sketches: - Ears are connected wrong, the lower part of the ear connects closer to the front of the face than the top part of the ear - Jaw should be more straight, I got a wiggle in there somehow - More practice for happy, wrinkled, baggy eye area!! I tried to fit in 3 descriptive terms for one pair of eyes, just 1 of those is difficult enough to sculpt! - Don't forget wrinkles on the outside part of the eye - Eyebrows follow the curve of the eyes - I wanted to make her look more alien, so what I should have done is stretch out everything a little bit, instead of one thing a lot. I needed to start with an angled, elongated skull instead of a sphere and work those same stretched angles throughout the whole pieces. - The eye edges! This is the part that bugged me the most but I couldn't quite figure out. It was very clear that I hadn't done anything 3D before! There is space between the eyes, generally one "eye-width" apart. There is also one additional "eye-width" on each side to the edge of the head. Those additional outer ones may look flat from the front view, but they actually curve around your head! That's super important!! - Lips. The middle, pouty part of your lips stick out the furthest, and the rest curve around the face. - Practice, practice, practice!!
  11. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    Family: My husband's parents have always had polite interest in my hobbies, though I was surprised and happy when his mom actually shared my ReaperCon post. I tried explaining to her that there were a ton of gold medals, that's not how the judging works here, but she was just like, "sweetie, a gold medal," so I let it go. I'm trying to learn how to not break friendships over my personal high expectation levels. I've recently gotten back in touch with my mom's mom and it's been amazing. We have so much in common! Even though I'll never be able to go to art school or get my earlier years back for art, it's really hit home that what I have now is still better than none at all - my greatgrandparents couldn't afford that stuff for my grandmother, and she couldn't afford it for herself later with kids and a family. On our way to Oklahoma a few months ago, we stopped by the Reaper store and she was politely interested until she saw the sale basket!! And then of course with Bryan giving the "we love Reaper" tour, she loved it! So she thinks it's really cool and wants me to stop by with paint some time! I really want to - she's so proud of her grandbaby for doing art, but I just, I know that pain so well of seeing someone else do art when you can't and I want to help her. Non gamer friends: "Ooooh! So tiny, wow! So good!" (Haaaa. Non mini painter friends are always good for a laugh and some confidence.) Gamer friends: "Yes!!! Show me how! Paint day! Paint day!" With retail jobs and college, we haven't had a paint day yet. Doggo!!
  12. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Yesterday was best friend day! @Yadukai @Sabiri (sweetheart, why do you have 2 accounts? WHO IS THE REAL ONE) and I have been together for 9 years! We flew a big dragon kite and had great food yesterday. We finished the day with some board games, video games, and blackberry mead to celebrate. This is a FB image, so the link should break in a couple days.
  13. Getting to Know You ... December Edition

    I'm slowly getting my energy back to talk to the amazing art folks here on the forums. I know it's been... wow, several months, since I've been on daily like I used to. I'm also on the same consecutive daily art streak from last year: 583 days today. Many days recently have been circle days or anime eyes days, but I'm still putting pencil to paper.... Too many things! Everyone here has gotten the answers well covered. Don't rely on motivation to do art, trust in your art family, always be willing to learn, and KEEP. PRACTICING. Serinakaker, or butter cookies. I found the perfect recipe online HERE that tastes just like what I had once at my grandmother's house on my Dad's side. I also have a strong love for amaretti cookies, recipe online HERE. I also love eggnog.... And pretty much all food.... Yeah. Yes! I make a similar version of his every year and gift a little jar of it to my nearby friends! It's about 1 750ml bottle of Kraken and 1 750ml bottle of Jack Daniels for every 2 dozen eggs. The dairy is identical but I measure in half gallons. I make a lot.... The 2-3 month mark seems to be the best tasting. One time I didn't have any milk for my mac and cheese and used cream because I was too lazy to go to the store for more milk. It was amazing! Best lazy consequence. EVER. Almost every time a recipe calls for milk now, I add cream.
  14. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    That could be an option, but Mumble doesn't have a friends list or text chat, and last time I checked, there weren't notifications or video chats either. D: