Jake Forino by Robert Ferron
bad-mojo said: whoa, what’s that color wheel there? it looks really useful!
That would be Kuler, its a swatch thing that doesnt suck (because i know we all at least some what hate the default swatch thing, because its so overloaded and disorganized D:) that is part of photoshop. Its mostly used to get inspiration for color composition, as people can submit color themes to it. Its great when you are just stuck on colors and beating your head into the wall. Its also really handy for setting up color palettes for yourself :o The colors can be changed at whim, which is very handy n_n
i get asked often enough about how i do things, so uh, heres a screenshot… theres a sketch and some colors and uh a picture that im using for the clothing reference? idk its not exactly a secret or professional by any means
I’VE BEEN ORDERED TO MAKE CARROT CAKE FOR THANKSGIVING DESSERT AND I’VE NEVER MADE IT BEFORE WISH ME LUUUUCCC KKK AAAAAAA
Its easy, first you take a bag of carrots, and then I think you cut them up and put them in a cake pan and cover it with cream cheese icing. But also dont forget to make a cute carrot with the icing.
Don’t cut them up, just put the carrots IN the cream cheese and some sugar or something. That’s it. Done.
Take note: Professional cooking advice from D and Kim.
Tennine’s new kitten, Odfin.
ahhhh so cute!
i would put the food a little more away from the litter box ^^; cats would prefer it if they didn’t smell their bathroom while they were eating (even if a lot of them wouldn’t seem to mind it)
Yeah, I havent found a good place for it yet, since everywhere else i high traffic D: I need to do some reorganizing and some cleaning to get it where it needs to be. He also wont be spending forever confined in quarentine, but the box is cleaned every time he goes, so for now, im not entirely worried about it…. until i move the furniture in here n_n
Can the litter box fit in the bathroom? That’s where everyone I know with cats puts it, because then it’s with the cleaning stuff already. I know a couple who also do the basement but that seems like a fucking pain to be down there emptying it and carrying it back up.
Yeha the litter box has been migrating all week, and now that I can trust him to go into other rooms, its about to go in the upstairs bathroom. Hes still not allowed downstairs, but were doing that whole “trading cat smells between the cats” thing. Normally I wouldnt take so long to do it, but hes srs tiny (even though he grown a lot in the past week)
so… i took my roommates cat to the vet yesterday for a URI, and there was this cage and it had a sign on it that said “My brothers and sisters found homes a few days ago and I would really like one too. Im up to date on all my vaccinations and Ive been tested for FIV and lukemia. Im free to a…
Don’t forget “up to date” means just that. He needs more inoculations and prob a round of deworming. I forgot to mention it before.
Yup, lil man is going to the vet this week to get shots and worming n_n (thank you for reminding me to call and make him an appt)
I’m almost done with EMT school, and I can verify this 100%. We don’t give a shit what you’ve taken or how illegal it may be. We want to know what and how much so we can save your ass. Unless its directly related to a crime scene in some way, we don’t tell.
It makes me enraged and also deeply saddened that the police state has become so entwined with every aspect of our lives that people are afraid to tell the truth to people trying to render them with emergency care. We’ve broken ourselves.
Boost because everyone should know!!!
Also, if you take pain medication before going to the ER or whatever, make sure you know what you took as well as the amount, so you can tell them. Otherwise, there could be drug interactions, which is bad.
And don’t combine forms of tylenol.
Yes, this. Also the tylenol bit too. Do not mix them or take more then the recommend dose. Check labels, acetaminophen is in a lot of other medications like some versions of flu/ sick meds, sleeping aids, fever meds, excedrine, various Rx meds, there are even narcotic pain meds that use it as a filler (i’ve gotten hydrocodone with acetaminophen in it before).
More tylenol does not make less pain, ever. It only gives you a chance (its a small chance, but srs dont risk it okay) to get acute liver failure. If you are experiencing pain, you need to take doses as recommended and then look into other ways to relieve it: cold/ heat, pressure, electro-stimuli (from a TENS unit which are now available over the counter), menthol/ capsaicin rubs, hot shower, brief exercise and stretching, elevation, rest, etc…
Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
People ask me how I paint, and I usually just tilt my head and go “uh…. muscle memory?” but I think this is a much better explanation. Its kind of like reverse disassociation where you are coherent, comfortable, but also physically detatched from one part of your mind, and hyper focused with the other, but in a way thats not terrifying or painful or sickening. This is why I dont rag on people for playing video games too much, I think they are lucky to have found the same feeling i have.
Its like some kind of day where you’re supposed to offer deals or something, so here goes:My prices are changing Jan 1st, meaning, they are going up (except when I do the run on $10 sketches in march), so Id like to offer folks one last chance to get prices at what they are before they go up. I cannot guarantee that I will get your pieces by christmas, or even new years, but I can guarantee that you get a last chance to get work at my current prices. Next year they will probably be getting closer to what I get paid professionally. So yeah, feel free to grab something!I still have 4 slots left for work that will be done by christmas, so if you want some art as a gift, feel free to grab one! You need to let me know in your email if you need it for a present <3How to get a slot: Please email me at email@example.com and either specify if you would like a commissions by christmas, or if you are willing a wait a little bit and get something at my old prices. If you have references ready thats great, but if not thats okay too! I take paypal, and I do not add people to my que or begin any work without being paid.
Okay, last time I spam this picture I promise ahahah <3
I’ve actually been told that they are very low for my experience and skill set. My professional rates are much higher then what I charge for personal work, and Im still at the lower end of professional pricing. Theres a lot of folks who are considered lower on the skill sets, who charge a lot more then I do, and they are constantly busy with commissions, where Im not nearly as busy. Being that I would like to continue doing art, I can either get busier ( I dont have a lot of control over how people feel like spending their money), or I can raise rates. Either way, I gotta pay my bills >_<
I’ve been thinking of going back to work, but my dr’s keep recommending against it for a hundred reasons, so for now this is my job n_n
Yeah, that’s not even approaching the realm of “expensive”, especially considering the quality of the work.
Amazing work! Hire this person!
Agreeing. The last piece I had done is great!
Kim art does not disappoint :3
Look at all these nice people D: *dies*
dragonsmirk said: I know right, I think Chen is younger than I am. ;D
haha yes, and hes only one of the founders of the horde and ran to aid vol’jin a few times, ran off to help rexxar, showed up to aid in a revolution, was a marked war hero and still managed to find time to make beer.Oh and hes humble.
Chen is pro.