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Knowhow Trading Post / Re: Looking for CSS and webpage creation help
« on: August 23, 2008, 02:52:38 pm »
A nice Dreamweaver alternative is NVu. A little weird to get used to, but nice and free and nifty.
I haven't used it to it's fullest extent, so I don't know if it'll handle everything you're looking for, but it's easy to unistall if you don't like it.  :D

http://www.nvu.com/

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Announcements / Re: I Can Haz Job!
« on: August 19, 2008, 02:17:48 am »
Congradumalations!

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:32:43 pm »
No problem! I'm on my way to college so most of my things are all packed away. Hopefully I can find a way to slip into this one, though. :X Sorry about being such a terrible thread monitor.  :'(

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: August 10, 2008, 09:36:12 am »
Painterly styles are awesome! What program didja use?

I like the background colors. ;)

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: August 09, 2008, 08:28:37 am »
Hey now, hold up, you gave us 'til the 15th to finish the last one! I was just about to get started, too...honest...

Ah well, monsters are more my style anyway.

Gah I can't even keep track of the dates. Okay scratch this one. You still have for the 15th!

My bad!  :-[

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: August 09, 2008, 05:47:03 am »
Ah sorry, tad bit late! Uhmm new theme, new theme....

"Monsters are waiting..."



Go nuts everyone! :)

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Art / Re: Favorite Inking Pens
« on: August 07, 2008, 07:23:11 am »
Inking by hand produces a much more organic line. I like it, especially in comic work. But I don't love it, which is why my work is almost exclusively digital right now. (The other reason being my sketches and lines are just 300% more dynamic on the computer) I'd like to get back into my ink-and-acrylic or watercolor styles, though... (especially since I have a mass of real art media lying around my room left over from my second year of college)

Anyway, I loved inking with Zig Millennium pens, because Microns were as expensive and bled and smelled icky.

I've yet to figure out how to actually ink with nib pens, as they're all scrapy and uh...don't actually do right.


I took a quick comic-making course a year ago, and my teacher was explaining that the best way to use those nib pens is to rotate the paper so that you keep using down strokes with the pen.

But I never really got it. I think I ended up stabbing the paper instead of inking anything really. Poor, poor paper.  :-\

I can't find a good set of Zig Millenium pens anywhere. Do you know a good site for them?

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Art / Re: Favorite Inking Pens
« on: August 07, 2008, 07:11:52 am »
Oh my I just realized that you replied. Sorry!

Vector inking is really fun, fast, and great for making prints. I used to ink in Flash MX before I switched to painting digitally instead. (Now I just ignore having nice lines and paint right over the sketch, haha)

Say, what's Inkscape? I love giving new programs a chance. :)

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: August 07, 2008, 07:08:36 am »
I'm shipping off to college soon, so all I had available was my webcamera. Sorry for the horrible shot! I hope you can still kinda see what it is.  :-[


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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: August 03, 2008, 11:52:57 pm »
There's only one theme up: "End of the World"  This ends on Friday, the 15th

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Art / Re: New Art Challenge Forum :)
« on: August 02, 2008, 07:36:55 am »
I know, I'm terrible. :-X I'm really sorry! :'(

Uhmm alright, I will totally submit something this time!

Alrighty, new week's topic: "End of the world"

Yeah that was totally inspired by tickyhead.  ;)

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Yeah I never get toolbars. Too many buttons for my two brain cells to handle.

I can run Windows Media Player, AIM, Yahoo IM, MSN Messenger, and Photoshop all at the same time and be fine, but if I run just Firefox alongside Photoshop everything gets really laggy.

Weiiiiird.

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JM, something is seriously wrong if you can't run firefox easily with 2GB of ram. I can open 64 tabs at once (my daily comic reading) and it only takes up about 230MB of ram. If you feel like fixing it, you should delete/remove all user data for firefox, including add-ons and toolbars and such, then reinstall it and see if it works better. (Backup your bookmarks and such first.) Most of the time problems like that are the result of some add-on or plugin that's leaking memory.

I recently wiped my whole comp clean, including the OS, and then Firefox was still iffy. Of course, it might be because my computer is kind of old. Also, I like to run other programs on the side, so it doesn't help that I'm working on an image file that's the size of a song (or larger) at the same time.

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Well first you have to buy the domainname. You can get that off a site like GoDaddy.com (what a peculiar name).


I forgot how the whole subdomain thing works, though. My bad.

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Firefox soaks up too much of my RAM and memory. :[ I can even only be running just one window and two tabs and it still takes up a lot. I'm trying to figure out something better and Opera seems to work. I figured that with 2GB of RAM I'd be good, but nooooo the internets are working to sink me again! O_o

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