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*
Food meta Show more
I'm 90% positive that half of you follow me entirely for food posts
Not that I mind, granted
(Just send me some recipes in return)
Food Show more
This food may be a torment now, but perhaps *takes a large bite* it can be a salvation *chews thoroughly* later
Food, King of the Hill reference Show more
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
Knife nut/toolset talk Show more
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
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. Show more
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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