white-heather:

bubblyoasis:

Tonight at the Everfree Northwest Live Charity Auction a hand-made quilt sold for $20,000! All proceeds are benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. BRONIES are the most kind-hearted and generous fans in the world. This man who gave so much gives me hope!

Hopefully there will be a full length video soon, but here’s a short clip of the auction!

And there it goes! $20,000 to the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Grats to all!


Dondragmer:
I just scored 29,999m in “The Novice Ballonist” version 1.0, then discovered that you had already updated it to make the landscape less predictable.  Sorry about that.


My word… how long did that even take?!

Dondragmer:

I just scored 29,999m in “The Novice Ballonist” version 1.0, then discovered that you had already updated it to make the landscape less predictable.  Sorry about that.

My word… how long did that even take?!

white-heather:

Quilt is finished! 
If you are going to be at Everfree North West come check it out in person and bid! All the money will be for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
More information about the quilt and artists involved on my DeviantArt.

The EFNW charity quilt for which I created Applejack’s square is finally done! It’s looking leagues better than I had imagined. Fantastic work to everyone who participated, and to WhiteHeather for organizing it and putting it all together.

white-heather:

Quilt is finished! 

If you are going to be at Everfree North West come check it out in person and bid! All the money will be for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

More information about the quilt and artists involved on my DeviantArt.

The EFNW charity quilt for which I created Applejack’s square is finally done! It’s looking leagues better than I had imagined. Fantastic work to everyone who participated, and to WhiteHeather for organizing it and putting it all together.

lackadaisycats:

alorian:

DC isn’t my jam, but you know what is my jam? Lackadaisy. A pretty damn well known webcomic. What with the webcomics awards and the nomination for that Eisner and all.

You know who else is named Ivy Pepper? A major character in Lackadaisy.

And you know, names can be pretty common. Duplications happen! But if you were renaming a major character in a major franchise, wouldn’t you, I don’t know, GOOGLE the name to see if someone else had used it somewhere, to avoid confusion, lawsuits, or at least a crippling case of side-eye from the internet? And since a quick google of “ivy pepper” brings up a page-full of art, cosplay, character bios, and everything else, it’s not what I call obscure. It is, however, something I’d either call an embarrassing oversight, or (if I was little less generous with my benefit of the doubt) an outright ripoff.

tl;dr: GOTHAM, you didn’t need to rename Pamela Isley anyway, but you could at least have renamed her something original.

Well…that kind of makes me sad, however irrational that is. =/

Sometimes it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed, cowed and immobilized by all the media out there.  So many things are shinier and bigger and louder than what you can do as an individual; there’s so much material, so much overlap of theme, time, place and story, it’s hard to conceive of how you could approach anything from a new or refreshing angle, or how you could say anything without unintentionally parroting everything around you.  You grow secretly resentful toward things that seem to encroach…and secretly embarrassed at yourself for reacting that way. Meanwhile, someone somewhere is stealing your work outright, repurposing it and selling it while you gape uselessly, knowing you have little or no recourse (except perhaps to berate yourself for your naivete and to grow ever more resentful).  And things come and go so fast, it’s like a stampede - if you stumble creatively, you fall into the dust cloud and get kicked to the wayside. Even if you were able to keep pace with demand, the labor would ultimately be lost and forgotten amid a morass of other similar things.

I guess, though, that’s why it’s best when your primary motivation is a smaller, quieter thing unto yourself - a source of personal gratification…and a place you can disappear into sometimes, where all the rest is just noise.

Ugh.  Sorry for all the whiny angst lately.  It’s difficult to rein it in some days when things like this crop up….and most especially when other things are holding me back from doing what I really want to do.

That’s a very objective analysis, hardly whining. Most would capitulate outright under far less adversity.

It’s impossible not to feel awed observing lackadaisycats weather so much for so long and still remain steadfast and faithful to her original vision. Lackadaisy is a quintessential labour of love. It’s hard to think of many personal creative endeavours more deserving of success.

Cintiq Color Gamut Graphs

I’m considering getting the 13HD (DTK1300) 22HD (DTK2200), 24HD (DTK2400), or maybe even the older 21UX (DTK2100) to replace my aging Cintiq 12WX. One of the few factors I look at when buying a new display is its ability to push a decent color range, so I borrowed my artist colleagues’ Cintiqs to take objective colorimeter readings (I used a Spyder Elite). I haven’t gotten hold of a 13HD to test just yet, so I’ll post that if/when I do.

Thought I’d share my findings since I couldn’t get similar information during my initial research. If you’re looking to get a Cintiq and are as neurotic about color fidelity as I am, you might find these useful :)