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Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 23 July, 2013, 10:17:48 PM »
And another

Lovely work. You really have to look hard to find repeated elements. I'm no good at that style of pix art myself.

Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 21 July, 2013, 06:40:53 PM »
Ezquerra block vs Wagner block! The more I look at this, the more I want to add, but I've run out of Neurofen...

Creative Common / Re: HOT DANG DOODLE!
« on: 21 July, 2013, 06:36:37 PM »
Been months since I've posted here. Ages ago I started working on this Mega City One pixel art piece, then I got a load of other work piled onto me. Finally got around to working on it again this week. Not finished yet, but close...

That's feckin' fantastic. Reminds me of this:

Wow - thanks for the link. It frightens me to think how long that level of detail would take to draw. Anyway, I think I'll post the final Mega City One piece on the completed art thread now, though I'm sure I'll return to it later and add more.

Creative Common / Re: HOT DANG DOODLE!
« on: 18 July, 2013, 10:21:00 PM »
Been months since I've posted here. Ages ago I started working on this Mega City One pixel art piece, then I got a load of other work piled onto me. Finally got around to working on it again this week. Not finished yet, but close...

Help! / Re: CrowdFunding.
« on: 20 February, 2013, 10:59:48 AM »
I've only experience of things like Kickstarter where generally people want to see something in return for their money (and sometimes get a bit shirty if what they've funded doesn't appear). You'd need to be able to offer something some kind of benefit to people locally to inspire them to donate, but in return you'd have to give them back something that costs you very little but is percieved as having value.

Disclaimer : I'm replying here not because I've huge amounts of fundraising experience but because I hate to see a post go unanswered for too long :)


Creative Common / Re: Cintiq on a budget
« on: 15 January, 2013, 04:59:55 PM »
Ludicrous price difference between the US and UK stores there. Can't find any other store.

General / Re: HMV Death
« on: 15 January, 2013, 04:04:30 PM »
Read somewhere that one of the biggest streams of profit for shops is unredeemed vouchers.

It's interesting to think that the big monopolies - the monolithic corporations - will soon exist by and large online. I was in the Oxford Street megastore the other week and it dawned on me that there is such an overload of media for sale and that these stores are rivaling archives and libraries in terms of the space needed to display everything - and when they don't stock what you want, the customer is annoyed. Online is really the only way to go in such a bloated marketplace.  I can only hope that smaller specialist stores will continue to exist.

It's a sad thing, though. HMV was a fixture for me for a long time when I was growing up and buying music.

General / Re: HMV Death
« on: 15 January, 2013, 03:26:51 PM »
They're not accepting gift cards. Seems pretty sly to me that they continue to sell gift cards over the Xmas period while the management know that the chances of them being recouped are less than even.

Thieving c*nts.
Guess I should've spent that voucher on *anything* when I had the chance last week.

I will never shop here again, even if they pull out of this.
If they had stopped selling gift cards before Christmas what sort of message does that send when they are trying their best to avoid administration.

An honest one.

They'd have been better off, before the Xmas rush, to say 'We're in trouble, people, use us or lose us'.

I've actually seen businesses use that one - from library services to shops. Sadly it made no difference. These days people only seem to care for whatever savings they think that they can scrape and bugger the consequences. Once the place has gone then all the wailing and gnashing of teeth starts, but by then it's too late.

Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 17 December, 2012, 01:20:44 PM »
Ah - just seen you mention 'sculpey' and had to look it up. Does it compare well with clay in terms of the actual sculpting?

Creative Common / Re: Future Shock Submissions - Response Times
« on: 17 December, 2012, 11:27:35 AM »
Definitely a mix of workload and editorial priorities. I havn't subbed anything for years, but it was very random when I did.

Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 17 December, 2012, 11:25:26 AM »
Love the goblin - I want to make a Hellboy gargoyle as a doorstop for my garden. I don't have easy access to a kiln though. Did the oven do the business?

Help! / Re: Which Tablet?
« on: 07 December, 2012, 02:08:00 PM »
Fairs fair to your replies. My problem with Apple stems from my professional dealings with them and their aggressive marketing to organisations like schools who frankly could spend their money more wisely. Also their attitude that they are doing you a favour by just speaking to you.

Jim - you actually managed to list all of the reasons why I hate working with Apple gear at work! Flexibility, especially when you need to improvise, is vital to me. Apple's walled garden is not for me.

My cousin on the other hand told me without irony that he enjoys "being part of the whole Apple experience" - eg he only buys Apple products and to him it's a lifestyle (hence my comment on the fashion statement). Good for him, but then he's well off enough to afford it.

They are a designer product, like Armani or a pair of Reeboks, where the price of the label is above and beyond the value of the product, this is far more pronounced in terms of their desktop computers when you take a look at the specs. 

Help! / Re: Which Tablet?
« on: 06 December, 2012, 12:23:26 PM »

Looks like a race between a Blackberry Tablet on offer and a Nexus for me ( I dont feel happy paying Apple prices knowing the chances are half of it won't be supported in a year etc etc)

Eh? That makes no sense whatsoever! RIM is a company with a VERY uncertain future, so support for Blackberry products is dependent on them a) not going bust or b) not getting bought out the moment their share value falls below the book value of their assets and strip-mined by an investment company.

Android, meanwhile, continues to fork and fragment in ways baffling to the everyday consumer and Google has shown itself capable of being every bit as capricious as Apple.

That said, Apple have been pretty solid about supporting older versions of iOS devices and obsolescence is generally a function of hardware advances rather than some mercurial decree from on high. Or would you rather Apple gimped the features in the current software/hardware spec to ensure back compatibility to its oldest devices?

Plenty of reasons not to like Apple, but this one seems illogical.



Absolutely agree re the Blackberry, especially as they use their own flavour of apps.
I think that Google are as big a bunch of scumbags as Apple, but iPads are overpriced in a designer coat kind of way - they're no warmer than any other coat, it's all about the image they project.

Help! / Re: Which Tablet?
« on: 05 December, 2012, 04:58:22 PM »
Just bought myself a stylus for the Nexus7 I'm getting for Christmas.

I almost considered going for a Kindlefire HD and wiping it to put on a proper Android OS instead of the Amazon OS but couldn't be bothered in the end.

Definitely give the Fire a miss if you want flexibility beyond an Amazon marketing tool. I also really don't think apple is worth the designer gear price you pay.

Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 29 November, 2012, 04:52:18 PM »
Love the solid metalic look of the helmet.

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