person 50 years ago: technology will simplify our lives!
me: yes, hmm
*stares at piles of articles and ebooks*
*stares at half-finished game projects*
*stares at massive book of GRE math section problems*
*stares at Duolingo*
*stares at SoloLearn*
*stares at 3000+ unread e-mails*
*stares at Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong and Madagascar*
*stares at still broken-ass car*
*stares at car insurance*
Making an honorary bowl for my fam
This food is with you in spirit, if not in practice. Imagine its scent and its taste. Remember its appearance. Engrave it into your heart and let it warm you in times of darkness. https://mastodon.social/media/vioXeMA6A1WS-DGkcb8
Food, King of the Hill reference
But hey, the rest is still good.
Food is the highest form of alchemy. Lead to gold? Please. Give me rice to every food staple on every continent. A bag of rice, some bulbs, tubers, roots and seeds, dirt, heat source, a net, a spear and a metal pot. Maybe some spices or herbs if you're fancy. Give me that and some nice, wooded land and I'll be at least moderately happy, no matter what happens. https://mastodon.social/media/oKDEXOArHT6_u3WCjjQ
Food, King of the Hill reference
Shit I burned the bottom of the rice and now it is stuck to the pan
*Hank Hill voice* DANG IT BOBBY https://mastodon.social/media/UI9NtqCMrY6iqy91r8w
Duck Saga is longer than Cell Saga (more food, more bird meat)
You thought you'd seen the last of it. You were wrong.
Duck risotto is in the making. Prepare to hate me even more, Doc, I feed on your tears https://mastodon.social/media/9Ec0uKfeeFU3qaJ67aQ
Knife nut/toolset talk
My wish(fulfillment) list:
-A kukri or machete, for chopping brush
-A new Leatherman Wave in a more secure case
-A Kershaw Scallion
-Set of socket wrenches
-Good quality power drill
-Good quality jigsaw
-Oil-cooled rotary saw
-Glass plates and some diamond dust or corundum in various grits
-A soldering iron
-Some UV-curable epoxy
-A welding torch
-A heat-resistant apron and heat and cut-resistant gloves
-Kiln and forge
-A massive shed or garage
Food, cutting instrument
I'm using a knockoff Leather man with loose bolts to cut onions and Parmesan cheese, because I can't find the damn kitchen knife anywhere
Oh plus also I'm not trying to make money here, so if a lot of people are interested and the per piece price comes down then they will be less than a buck. I would like to get nice ones though, so thick vinyl etc
OK! I am planning on putting in an order for Mastodon stickers. I will probably try to figure out a way to make it easy to get one. Is anyone interested? Would you want 1-5? 10-20? 100?
They'll probably be a buck apiece or so.
Advice on breaking into commercial illustration.
I was just asked:
"Can I ask more about how you broke into the field? I dropped out of art school and it feels like there aren't many paths to proffesional gigs without the connections"
I'm a high school dropout who entered the field while living in a rural town of 600-ish folks. Zero connections -- unless my pet rooster was an agent and I never knew about it.
Success is partly luck outside of your control, but only you dictate your volume of work. I made tons and posted it everywhere.
More work in the world = better odds of people seeing it. That part of the equation is entirely up to you.
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