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hats  ·  2754 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Headache [OC digital art]

Back when I had a scanner, I used to do this type of thing by hand and post 'em weekly.

I kept thinking about updating it, but didn't think my digital stuff would fit very well (even now, that last post seems out of place ;p)

The old wordpress if interested:


hats  ·  2754 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Legendary Animator Hayao Miyazaki to Create a Remote Nature Sanctuary for Children

This is really neat and awesome!

I'm also glad it's going to be nature themed, rather than "<-- Witches House | Cat Bus Rides -->"

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hats  ·  2760 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rotational Grazing Allen Savory, a confusing video and paper I wrote on it

Nice paper! I didn't watch the video, though... I used to love watching TED Talks, but have been avoiding them lately. (I think, probably, maybe, because of a Hubski post ;p)

Anyway, I've always had an interest in permaculture and love the zoning idea for cities; it just makes sense to me. Especially when I think about cities like Detroit -- imagine taking all those empty buildings and returning them to farmland. Blocks and blocks (you'd have to clear away a lot of stuff, of course) Lot of possibilities, imo, especially since nobody seems to want anything to do with it (haven't checked up on it in a bit, so I'm only assuming)

Or, honestly, it could easily be scaled down to Town-size; most rural folks (like myself) I know already grow their own foodstuffs; permaculture right up to the town limits and even spilling over into parks.

It's a lovely idea and I applaud you for writing about it - gets me motivated and helps idea spin. I'd love to hear more ideas and see more plans!


hats  ·  2770 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Still here, still drawing every day. Would love some feedback!

Hope you don't mind, but... I played around with it a bit. Unfortunately couldn't get your sig fully (it's cut off in the org a bit) nor perfectly straight and cropped... But, that's my failing.

After doing a lot of zooming and such, I've come to appreciate your attention to detail a lot!

Again, keep it up~

(it'll be posted here and only here but will happily remove it if asked!)


p.s. Do you have a title for your piece?

hats  ·  2770 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Still here, still drawing every day. Would love some feedback!

Very nice perspective!

Lovin' the colors as well, but would love to see it a bit more contrasting. Dark, grimy streets and gloomy (maybe a slight haze/fog?) in stark contrast to your wonderfully bright and glowing neon. I honestly haven't worked with pens/pencils in ages though, so super kudos!

Do you like/have you ever tried oil pastels? I think you might enjoy playing with those a bit and have fun layering, smoothing and blending.

The only "negative" (and don't think of it as that way, please) critique I could give is the focal character... Not sure if it's the perspective, proportions or the circumference of each arm being different.. but it seems a little off. It blends well with the other characters in the background to not be too jarring... but the more I stare at it (which, it is a main focal point ;d) the less I'm able to pin down what feels slightly awkward about it.

Overall, however - love it :D

Keep up this wonderful work! I look forward to seeing more.