At 13 hours ago, Xyresic wrote:
On the subject of art, if I don't have access to a functional scanner whats a good way to get my drawings into the computer? I'm afraid of taking photographs because they often destroy the quality of image... unless you guys have any tips to make it look good?
Sadly a scanner is the only real way to get good quality images on your PC, photographing unless you have an exceptionally good camera won't cut it. Can get a reasonable scanner for about Â£20 though I got one for about that much that works fine. Though it does make the size ridiculously huge like 5-10k length images, so I just need to open them up in another program and print screen it and save it that way to keep its size good.
Another thing you can try, if you have a nice tablet would be to trace the drawing with the tablet's pen, though I don't think all tablets work well with that so I wouldn't risk it unless it says it can do it.
Sadly when it comes to such things as wanting to make art, you do need to put in a bit of a commitment charge to make it so. Though it isn't to great, scanners being under Â£30 and wacom bamboo being around Â£80 I think.
At 19 hours ago, wildfire4461 wrote:
If art it is the topic now: I'm finally contributing stuff to NG. And it's all pony (so far).
Some nice stuff you got there, the Flutterrage one was funny and the Celestia one was sad. You have a deviantART account? You get far better reception to art on there than other places so if not made one yet could be a good idea.
At 2 hours ago, Nevermind wrote:
What can be manlier than summoning the balls needed to tell someone you like colorful cartoon ponies, really.
It seems to shock people that I openly admit my liking of MLP and the fact I make fanfiction and fanart etc. I don't really see any problem with it people like the stuff so I'm happy to do it. It seems many people just fear admitting what they like.
Also in their opinion on one hand apparently we're all gay, but on the other we all fap to the mane6 which are all female. Logic.
Very very true. "MLP is gay" The same person in the same rant then says "You just like fapping to ponies." Of course!
In an age where the entertainment value of everything is centered around how much blood and dark themes it contains, is it at all weird to start seeking light hearted relaxing entertainment?
Agreed, it's nice to have something so nice and sweet to cheer up the mood. Of course there is also some fanmade content that is darker as people still like such things and find it interesting, but the same people who make and view such things are still fans of the show, and like both the cuteness and also some darker stuff at times if they find it interesting to do so.
Also on the note of the art, I have decided to finally go ahead and get myself a wacom, wanted to for ages, money is a bit of an issue though after spending my spare money on going to the NG meetup last month (maybe not best idea in hindsight) But hopefully can get it soon, then I can start actually working well on drawing. I sort of have a problem with paper it kind of goes through me a little working on it, and the lack of being able to erase easily makes it annoying when I make to many mistakes.