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  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    What is it that draws you guys to DA anyways? Is it the impossible to navigate site? Or there really annoying community?

    skype: rtschutter
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited October 2009
    i fear that place

    splat
  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    it's the tween-drawn furry porn, of course.

  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    none of the above. it's the free cake. did you not get your cake in the mail when you signed up?

    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
  • MagicToasterMagicToaster Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    PA is the only community I'm involved in. I dunno, this place is addicting.

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    I was mostly joking, mustang. Don't be a whore. I actually kinda miss playing WoW for the commission base, at the moment.

    Cake: Meh, DA is relatively easy to use for the massive amount of free traffic you can get if you have a decent amount of watchers. I'd say I'm mostly there for the ass patting comments.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I wouldn't say I'm "involved" with DA, but hits on new art can be a good indicator of how successful a bit of art is in the eyes of your average troglodyte.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    who was asking about prisma markers? i feel like it was Metal.

  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I got to meet a 90 year old german ww2 veteran today
    he was p cool

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Last time I met a WW2 veteran was at Hawaii


    He was a pretty cool guy

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    who was asking about prisma markers? i feel like it was Metal.

    That's a pretty nice reference, Another thing DA isn't bad for.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    DA is a bit of an odd beast, because while it has its extreme lows (horrible, horrible art and straight-up porn at times), it also has it's highs (astronomical juggernaut artists, useful tips and tricks on just about everything if you know where to look).


    You just have to power through a lot of shit to find the diamonds.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    It's actually a cracking site for good enviro paintings, mainly because the shit-sucking anime teens don't seem to be interested in producing their own half assed versions. So punching environment into search will usually yield fantastic results. This one took me under a second to find, certainly not the best artist in the world, but certainly a lot better than I am.

  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited October 2009
    I really hopeI manage to go to sleep tonight without waking up at 5 PM , should I post what i've been drawing, because its all mostly just boring line studies of figures

    splat
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I really hopeI manage to go to sleep tonight without waking up at 5 PM

    I'm going to assume you meant 5 AM.

  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited October 2009
  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I have the same problem. Set an alarm clock somewhere out of reach and will yourself to drag your ass out of bed.

  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited October 2009
    but the problem is I get sleepy during the day no matter what and am always awake at night, so when i'm on break and theres no people to keep me in check I become nocturnal within 1 day

    splat
  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    At 5 O'clock in the afternoon? The only time I've slept through an entire day was when I crossed like 12 timezones.

  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    My alarm is tied to a beam on my ceiling.

    Loom, get up consistently for at least a week, its best way to reset your biological clock.

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited October 2009
    well normally I wake up at 7 PM and go to sleep at 10 AM but i've been kind of resisting it

    and during schoool I go to sleep at 1 AM and wake up at 7 AM

    splat
  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    Dude thats fucking ridiculous, does sunlight not effect your sleeping patterns?

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  • LexxyLexxy Registered User, Strip Search regular
    edited October 2009
    deviantArt is basically where I get ALL my commission work. I'm almost completely positive that's how Fantasy Flight Games found me.

    You sort of settle into a comfortable little nook once you've been there for a while. You watch a couple people you like, look through their favorites and find more awesome artists and so on. Sometimes I see interesting stuff on the front page and in the DDs, but I mostly peruse the stuff that comes up on my watch list.

    But yeah, there's some horrible horrible stuff on there.

  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited October 2009
  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Lexxy wrote: »
    deviantArt is basically where I get ALL my commission work. I'm almost completely positive that's how Fantasy Flight Games found me.

    You sort of settle into a comfortable little nook once you've been there for a while. You watch a couple people you like, look through their favorites and find more awesome artists and so on. Sometimes I see interesting stuff on the front page and in the DDs, but I mostly peruse the stuff that comes up on my watch list.

    But yeah, there's some horrible horrible stuff on there.

    This is basically all I do any more on dA.

  • lyriumlyrium Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Holy cow, I think I may have managed to accumulate a small number of fat cells in my belly region. Wii Fit will be so pleased! :)

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Tell us a little about your job Lexxy.


    I didn't know you were working right now.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    guess who finished all 40 valve illustrations?
    MEEEEEEEE

    they gave me another project though
    and i have a project for a kid's iphone game that starts er... yesterday
    plus school

    but shhh i'm enjoying the feeling of being done one of the most grueling months of my life.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    congratulations! can't wait to see your work in the valve store

  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Excellent!!! I second Oriks comment about seeing everything!

    Also let me know when your iphone game is done and out cause I'll buy it, I can be a kid right?

    Pfffffffffflickr ||Steam: IamBic || Bnet: IamBick#1264
  • Stupid Mr Whoopsie NameStupid Mr Whoopsie Name Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    RubberAC wrote: »
    I got to meet a 90 year old german ww2 veteran today
    he was p cool

    Did you rub it in his face that he lost?

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well shit my Steam account got haxxored.

  • LexxyLexxy Registered User, Strip Search regular
    edited October 2009
    Godfather wrote: »
    Tell us a little about your job Lexxy.


    I didn't know you were working right now.

    Yep. Got hired almost immediately upon graduation last May and have been working since. I'm a product and packaging designer for a vertically integrated company that designs, makes, and distributes "novelty items." Any non-food item you can buy at a convenience store that isn't big name brand (bic lighters, etc) is probably made by us. We refer to our customer demographic as "Bubba" (also Bubba's wife, Bubba's kids, etc), which tells you something about the stuff we make. It is consumer driven, high turnover, kitsch, and absolutely terrible. While I am getting MAD CRAZY VALUABLE experience, and it's really cool to see the stuff I design turn into physical things, it's all made in China, and all ends up in a landfill as soon as it breaks or becomes boring, both of which I imagine happen pretty fast.

    So it's very unfulfilling, and the corporate policies are pretty effing terrible. I had to work for a year with no vacation before even getting access to any of my earned days, after which I got 5. Woo-fucking-hoo. We only get 2 paid sick days per year and 0 personal days. We can take more sick days if we need them (whether it's for surgery or if you get sick again or whatever) but even though they're unpaid, we have to bring them a fucking doctor's note or they take it out of our vacation. I found that out the hard way last week.

    Why the hell should I have to go PAY someone to tell me I'm sick so I can take an UNPAID day off? It's like elementary school again, only for grown-ups. Needless to say I came in the rest of the week sick. Fuckers.

    Also the owner is a douche of a salesman that has no concept of the work that goes into art and the crap we make for him, subsequently demanding things within an unreasonable time frame, and pays us below industry standard while bragging up and down to his vendors and customers about his in-house design team.

    Now, despite all my bitching, it is NOT a bad job. I wear what I want, we all pretty much swear freely, my coworkers are fun, my immediate bosses are alright, and the work is easy. Also, I'm employed with benefits, which is definitely something. But it makes me incredibly unhappy and sucks me completely dry of creativity and desire to create I could otherwise use for way more fulfilling, awesome projects. So I'm applying to MFA programs and looking to get out as soon as possible @n@

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Man that sounds pretty rough on some accounts. Gotta do something to pay the bills in the meantime, you know? That sounds similar to what my buddy Andres is going through here in Canada, and that guy is one hell of an artist.

    Something else will come along the way.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Tam wrote: »
    Well shit my Steam account got haxxored.

    You clicking on random links again?

    how'd your test go?

    Like to write? Want to get e-published? Give us a look-see at http://wednesdaynightwrites.com/
    Spoiler:
  • pittenspittens Registered User
    edited October 2009
    BAH HUMBUG
    is it possible to buy a wacom bamboo stylus without paying $30 usd from their site?

  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    You might find one cheaper on ebay or craigslist. Or amazon?

  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    pittens wrote: »
    BAH HUMBUG
    is it possible to buy a wacom bamboo stylus without paying $30 usd from their site?

    nope. not unless you want to risk getting a broken pen.

    also, napp, no, I've just been on the forums actually

    and the test went okay

  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Holy crap, the hark a vagrant advertisement is halarious because they wrote about how the other creepy advertisement that was on specifically her site

    http://harkavagrant.com/

    edit: its even more funnier because the muscle advertisement is still there on the bottom of her site

    splat
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