i draw things.

sometimes i even post them.

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Halloween is coming and I still have no costume plans nnnnnoooooooo

what’s the point of having all this foam and paint if I have no ideasssss… damn you October, you snuck up on me good

Anonymous asked
hey I know you just got the new cintiq companion, (congrats btw) Im just wondering if you can say its worth the money or not? I've been eyeing it for some time now but im not to sure if I should spend that much money just yet. (kinda tight on cash atm)

Thanks! And I don’t know what your circumstances are so it’s pretty much up to you on whether you can afford to spend the money right now or if you can wait until you’re in a bit of a better place. I basically considered this an investment towards my career, which was enough justification to spend the money for me.

Lots of good things to say! I’ve had a much easier time drawing on it than the tablet, I’ve already noticed more ease in translating thoughts to canvas, and it feels much more natural to sketch on. The screen’s colours/overall calibration seems to be similar to my laptop’s, if a little bit more dim, so that’s good too. I’d recommend getting a keyboard along with the cintiq though, it’s just so much easier than being restricted to the touchscreen keyboard so that’d be like… an additional 60$.

The bad, well, I hate windows 8 a lot. I’ve only had this thing for a week so maybe I’ll adjust but right now I just… I just really hate the OS. The touchscreen technology sometimes ends up with me accidentally making marks on my file from just dragging my hand on the surface while drawing, but the touchscreen settings can be disabled if it’s annoying enough. The power cord is a bit flimsy and the power button is in like the most pressable place ever, so that’s a bit inconvenient, but it’s not a huge dealbreaker for me.

I dunno, it’s different from my work’s cintiq, but in terms of being portable and easy to draw on it’s great and I’m enjoying it.

Sorry this is kinda a rambly response but I honestly have had this thing for such a short time it’s sort of hard to say hahaha.

Trying out Destiny ala sneaking onto the ps4 when my brother isn’t around. Fun so far, though I’m still really boggled on having to chose between ‘male’ and ‘female’ for the ROBOT RACE, like is that necessary. I tried making an androgynous female only to find that boobs are mandatory.
Why. Why the boobs.
I just wanted a cool lookin robot not built explicitly like a dude.

Challenge you to draw a ripple/current/crackle durgin

That is a lot of patterning lol. But hm okay throw a pic of one at me and I’ll consider it for when I’ve got time/the mood to doodle again?

that imp looks so much like one of mine :O your dragon doodles are adorable!

Ooh congrats on having an awesome seafoam imp in that case XD And thanks!

princessennui asked
I was curious, I often think of sharks as instinct-driven. Is there any evidence of learning or distinct individual behavior?

everydaysharks:

sharkandbite:

Wow, I have no idea how I didn’t see this until now! Sorry about that!

This is actually a really, really interesting question. Scientists had, for a really, really long time, basically assumed that sharks were mindless, instinctual killing machines.

However, in the 1950s, Eugenie Clark, my favorite scientist ever, did some experiments where she actually trained lemon sharks to respond to a stimulus. Basically, the sharks learned to press a target and ring a bell in order to get food.

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This awesome lady also trained nurse sharks to distinguish between different colored targets to get food.

There have also been studies that have shown scalloped hammerheads, which travel in large schools, actually have pretty complex social structures! There are established hierarchies based on size and gender.

There was even a recent study that suggested that sharks have “friends”- that is, other sharks that they prefer to spend time with! AND that sharks are actually able to learn behaviors from the sharks they spend a lot of time with! (This study is actually really, really cool, and you can read an article about it here!)

So, yeah. Sharks don’t really have “thoughts” or “feelings” like humans do, but they’re definitely way smarter than most people think! They sort of do have different personalities (some tend to be more aggressive, some individuals more mellow, some more adventurous, more social, etc).

Of course, they are really driven by their instincts, but then, so is everything. But that definitely doesn’t mean they aren’t smart, or capable of some really amazing behaviors!!

And yet here’s another reason I love sharks. I believe that any animal is able to make choices through their instincts, this doesn’t mean they actually think, but maybe there is something out there we don’t know. And sharks are no exeption. There is yet too much to learn about them and this type of behavior always surprises me.