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Posts posted by Sylverthorne

  1. 5 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

    October 15: Have you any phobias?


    (This question inspired by various reactions to a certain spider being unlocked right now.)


    I'm fairly sure I don't have any of the usual phobias. 

    I'm not comfortable with heights, I'm not the biggest fan of water so deep I can't see - much less feel! - the bottom, and tight spaces make me a little twitchy. I am unfond of large spiders, although I've gotten better about them; they have to either surprise me, or be /on me/ to be a problem. 


    Might have an odd one, but I haven't encountered a trigger. 

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  2. 20 minutes ago, TGP said:

    When I did a google image search on Ash (because I had no good idea how to ink that or much inspiration at all) do you know what turned up?


    1000 variations of the kid from the Pokemen franchise, and nothing else in the first gazillion hits. 


    Apparently that’s his or her name. Who knew?  Everybody that is not me is who....



    Ash is also a tree; often referenced in ... druidic ritual? wiccan ritual?  Oak, Ash and Thorn (probably hawthorne) are often used for such things. I don't know if that helps any, but... might give you an alternative to search?

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  3. 1 minute ago, NebulousMissy said:

    The Dark Elves might be tomorrow's unlock.


    I, personally, am looking forward to what's beyond the gigantic spider. At least it doesn't look like the tarantulas that roamed my college campus, too much butt and not enough hair. Also not enough chasing co-eds down the sidewalk*


    *Yes this actually happened. Every year. Multiple times. You'd see this 20 year old girl run by screaming then look down and there's this tarantula with its forelegs up, scuttling in her general direction. 


    ... that seems like something there oughta be film of. 

    Or that would make a good diorama.. >.>


    I'm really liking the spider. Don't know if we're getting one, although Mr. Thorne said something like 'we could use a large weaver. Most large spider sculpts are wolf spiders of some sort' - and he's not wrong. 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Corsair said:

    Question for the 12th & 13th [two parts for two days]What is your favorite smell to wake up to?

    What is your favorite weekend breakfast?


    Food is generally good. The smell of fresh bread is always a plus. 


    Favorite weekend breakfast... probably involves eggs in some fashion, with a nice bowl of oatmeal (whole, rolled oats! None of your quick-oat heresy!), as close second.

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  5. 57 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:


    If people do them I'll still award their badge for it, but I've stopped encouraging people to do them so I cut it off at Ma'al and have been low key since.  This all started to show that Kaladrax wasn't so scary and grew from there, but Kaladrax was a $10 add-on.  Khanjira wasn't expensive either.  But as big pieces get bigger, and pricier, it was clear to me after Ma'al Drakkar that the choice becomes either halfway killing oneself for a decent paintjob, or doing it really sloppy to finish in time.  Ma'al retails at $150 US - that's a big purchase to expend for a small signature jpeg.  I think at this point it's best if people put real time into the big and fancy stuff, make it worth their while.  I expect the pirate ship will be pretty pricey as well.  There's nothing stoppng anyone from painting it as quick as they like, I just don't want to encourage people to burn up their fancy expensive minis for no real gain - or to nearly die trying.  It's a nice ship, take your time and show it some love.   



    If I were going to suggest a new Goblin Challenge piece, I wouldn't suggest something like Ma'al anyway. The Dancing Hut, perhaps. Or .. ofh. Gauth? T'rauk? Mebbe the Treant, or the Obsidian Crypt. But certainly not a whole ding-danged pirate ship!



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  6. 2 minutes ago, Sanael said:

    Thanks, TGP. That's a good bit of help.


    ... Why have I never seen that paper before?! Seems like the question "what's a good paper for this set of markers" would prompt an art store owner to point out "Manga/Marker illustration paper." Weird.:unsure:


    If they're like Pingo, and have no real experience with markers, how would they know? 

    I'd ask someone that you know uses markers a lot; if not specifically the Prismas, than Sakura, or Copic ; they're not /exactly the same/, my Copics seem to be wetter, if that makes any kind of sense at all, and spread more than the Prismacolors. Whatever alcohol the Prismas use seems to be less noticeable; the Copics REEK, the Prismacolours don't so much. They're also rather smaller.


    I haven't actually used marker paper (I had no idea there WAS such a thing!) but I keep hearing people talk about Bristol board; a lot of the people who use markers seem to really like it. It's a lot smoother than anything I've used before, which makes me, personally, a little wary. But, what the hey, get a few different kinds, from different manufacturers, try 'em all, see what you like best. 

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  7. 5 hours ago, Sanael said:

    So, who else has used the Prismacolor markers? They're fairly new to me, and I like that they've got brush tips... For outlining things, I love them and I like the variable line weights the brush gives me. But for fill? I kinda just feel like a kindergartner, and I wish I could get a smoother fill with fewer strokes visible.


    I assume my paper might be part of the problem... Everything I've done this month has been on 60lb "sketch" paper from Dick Blick...it feels fairly smooth, but the markers just suck right didn't into it.


    This is where my almost complete lack of formal training fails me: I'd like to experiment, but I have little clue which direction to start.


    Might be. I'm using a Canson Mixed Media paper (about 138lb, very thick, not very smooth). I've got Prismacolour pens (I use the black ones for lining, OFTEN), and did use them for the black/white drawing on Day 3. Judge for yourself the results?

    I usually use Aquabee Super Deluxe for pencils, but it's really too thin for anything wet. Especially my Copics ... ^^;

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  8. 1 minute ago, NebulousMissy said:
    6 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:
    1 hour ago, Sylverthorne said:


    ... genius. 

    Now I kind of need that expansion. 


    Granite comes in pink, right? >.>

    Actually it does, I grew up around it. And as for your allusion to a sheela na gig: as a wise person on the forums here once said, "SNRK."


    Clearly the sheela na gig isn't working. Too many evil spiders :zombie:


    ... well. There are some .. interesting spider patterns out there. Maybe they're guard-spiders. <.<

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