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@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.


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#1 Fnu Aw

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

I have clearly lost my mind. I always hated drawing. Hated it. I never could do it to save my life, and I have had no practice in about ten years.

Out of nowhere, two days ago my right brain started screaming "Draw!" at me. This morning I picked up a pencil and sketched for about 30 minutes.

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I've already learned one thing; don't start with a sitting pose.

Where do I go from here?


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#2 MyLittleEmpath

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:37 AM

I have two pieces of advice.
1) Don't stop.
2) No, really, Don't stop.

The only reason I can draw worth a darn is that I've been drawing my whole life--the only real way to be good at it is to keep doing it until you are.

Now as for your OC there, you're quite right--if you haven't drawn much pony, then starting with a sitting pose is not a good idea. The face looks like you're trying to ape LoCeri's style, which is actually not a bad idea, borrowing someone else's style until you have found one of your own. If you want tips and tricks, I got a million of 'em, for instance, when a pony sits down in that position, there is no space between the forelegs. Aside from that, you've actually done pretty well, just eliminate the space between the legs and you should have a pretty decent start. Hope this helps!
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

One thing I'd recommend is finding screencaps or vectors that other people have done to help with posing.

The FiM Wiki has a pretty extensive screencap gallery, sorted by both episode and character, and this site has some good screencaps as well. If you type 'sitting' in the search box, it'll bring up some caps of ponies sitting.

Vector wise, I can't recommend the MLP Vector Club enough. It's a great resource that I use quite a lot.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

There's a pretty extensive ongoing thread over on the Round Stable's forum about drawing poni. Anything I could tell you would just be copypasted from that.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:49 PM

That joint guide in the Round Stable is just what I need. O.O I will definitely be using a reference next time. I was winging it here, and it shows.

I am definitely going to give this another shot.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

That is pretty good. Do you take commissions yet? =3

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Jul 12 2013, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is pretty good. Do you take commissions yet? =3

Now Sobana, you heard him say he hates drawing. Don't egg him on to do something that he doesn't want.

So, Fnu...when are you going to do a winged Twilight? You are going to be doing a Winged Twilight...right?
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

I don't foresee ever getting to that point. I already don't have any time for my main outlet, which is writing. I don't even know why I feel like doing this all of a sudden.

QUOTE(Caldwin @ Jul 12 2013, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, Fnu...when are you going to do a winged Twilight? You are going to be doing a Winged Twilight...right?

I'll be drawing wings at some point. Eventually, I think. But not Twilight.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

I have no artistic skills what-so-ever. Sorry. :/

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

Neither do I.

I'm not sure when I'll get another chance. Maybe Monday.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:20 PM

All drawing is basically connecting unrelated geometric shapes into a image. Keep practising, understand that you will be erasing ALOT (I mean it, seriously.) and if you are intent, go hit up a book store's children section to see if you can get a book intended for young children to help them start drawing.

No, I cannot draw a lick beyond very basic technical drawings. But perseverance counts, as well as knowing that it takes YEARS to make something that most would consider "good".

I still have a sonic the hedgehog "how to draw" book I got in elementary school from scholastic. I only ever used it to draw like 3 times, but It's a good primer.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

If you need any help putting together a pose, I'd be happy to assist. I may not be very technically skilled but I have some talent.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

Found 30 minutes today. Just a simple head sketch this time.

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Whatever style I ultimately develop is certainly going to be off-model. The show muzzles are just too short.

Also, because I am a shameless cheater, this guy is going to have a completely asymmetrical type mane that will never need to be drawn the same way twice.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ Jul 13 2013, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Found 30 minutes today. Just a simple head sketch this time.

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Whatever style I ultimately develop is certainly going to be off-model. The show muzzles are just too short.

Also, because I am a shameless cheater, this guy is going to have a completely asymmetrical type mane that will never need to be drawn the same way twice.

Actually, the muzzle is much better on this one than the first. In fact, not doing a side-by-side comparison or anything, but that actually looks pretty darn close to how the male ponies look in the toon I think. And for goodness sakes...you've seen my Twilight pic right? Absolutely horrid. Never doing ponies again. You're doing good.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ Jul 13 2013, 10:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also, because I am a shameless cheater, this guy is going to have a completely asymmetrical type mane that will never need to be drawn the same way twice.

I would actually advise against that. Using the mane shape as a constant factor tends to make drawing the same pony more than once a much easier task. After the first few tries, once you get the mane shape down, drawing it again is mostly done without thought. Also, mane shape helps the viewer to recognize the pony in question.

As for quality, I have a dirty little secret to share with you: Keep believing your work is bad, but use that as a reason to try again. People will tell you your work is good, but you have to keep believing that you can do better; after a certain point, that's the only way to progress as an artist.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE(MyLittleEmpath @ Jul 13 2013, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for quality, I have a dirty little secret to share with you: Keep believing your work is bad, but use that as a reason to try again. People will tell you your work is good, but you have to keep believing that you can do better; after a certain point, that's the only way to progress as an artist.


Wholeheartedly agree with the latter but slightly disagree with the first. Believing personal skill is bad is one of my creative roadblocks that prevents me from getting anything done.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

I appreciate all the encouragement. I'm pleased with how today's sketch came out. I just have to accept that these need to be simple, for now.

Today I've learned that erasing is good. Getting it wrong is not a mistake. Getting it wrong is a step.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

You've got the right attitude anyway. That's always a plus.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

Yeah, if you're not erasing, you're doing it wrong.
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