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# I've never seen it so slow here...
Is there something incredible on the telly or something?

(, Sun 6 May 2012, 10:47, archived)
# I'm up late because I was busy posting undeniable artistic masterpieces at 1:10AM.
Love the pic.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 10:54, archived)
# Whee! Thanks
Are you posting b3ta stuff???
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:59, archived)
# It's a Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK, so excessive alcohol consumption takes precedent.
There was also the matter of the FA Cup Final, yesterday, which may have distracted an unknown percentage of b3tans.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:10, archived)
# That's probably it, Captain.
It's a long weekend here in Aus, too. Labour Day tomorrow, but I've no idea how many Aussies contribute to the board so I guess it's going to be quiet.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:57, archived)
# The great Flouncequake of 2011 took LS18, who posted a fair bit.
The aftershocks have rippled into 2012, claiming a few other frequent participants.
Twitter also claimed a large chunk of b3tans about 18 months ago. The conversations that used to be held on here were taken elsewhere, and many of those that departed rarely return.
Normally, these gaps are filled by new members, but the days of Newbie Tuesday being awash with 'L' plates also seems to have fallen dramatically.

The reasons for this are legion, and I'm sure most people have their own opinions as to what those reasons are.

EDIT: Add to that a distinct lack of Valin.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:25, archived)
# Personally, I blame the scapegoats.
Those bastadrs.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:28, archived)
# Bastadrs!
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:42, archived)
# BASTADRS!!
*shakes fist with furious strong!*
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:54, archived)
# That is an epic fishy
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:18, archived)
# :) You are a love
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:58, archived)
# \o/
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:14, archived)
# That's a bit lovely
He looks happy to see us too :D
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:36, archived)
# Thank you!
He does look most genial for some reason.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:58, archived)
# It is a bit quiet on here today, isn't it?
I mean, my thread is STILL on this page. XD
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:49, archived)
# Leaving threads all over
MY GRANDSON COULD FALL OVER THEM!

AND CHOKE TO DEATH!

MY GRANDSON!
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:50, archived)
# There should be a warning on pictures with small pixels, sharp points, etc.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:13, archived)
# crikey, pixels have sharp edges
unless it's on an old telly in which there are a variety of slighty rounded edges
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:15, archived)
# Is innit
Maybe there are biro masterpieces in the making
alas not from me as my hand is borked :(
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:53, archived)
# Sucks :(
I'm probably gonna make a start on a biro-drawn GIF today. Dunno what I'm actually going to animate though.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:56, archived)
# Animate my fox character!
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:01, archived)
# I already did one of them, the one actually named Bourbon Fox.
I did have an idea of animating them both, but it's just a case of getting reference, for different angles of a gun that doesn't exist.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:08, archived)
# You'd probably find this book handy if you could find some way to order it.
kotaku.com/5904231/manga-girls-show-improper-gun-and-knife-use/gallery/1

I'd just be wanking over the pics of the girl wearing latex.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:13, archived)
# Interesting.
I know there's an arts and crafts shop nearby full of books like this... but they don't open till tomorrow, and the books probably cost a fortune :(
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:25, archived)
# Fox with tits? :D
I was looking forward to doing some arts but my stupid old hands refuse to let me hold a biro
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:04, archived)
# Hmm... maybe.
The idea mentioned above is pretty damn good. Just a case of putting it down on paper, and making it actually look decent. XD
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:11, archived)
# What did you do to your appendage, sir?
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 11:59, archived)
# Tried using a biro!
0_o
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:05, archived)
# do you have "gentleman's claw hand" ?
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:17, archived)
# My hand has become deformed from only ever holding a mouse and cups of tea
*but probably the claw thing as its the tendons in fingers, hand and arm up to the elbow
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:21, archived)
# still, with a wielded mouse or cups of tea one can take over the world.
So it becomes a matter of perspective.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:29, archived)
# Damn you've exposed my evil plan
:D
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:33, archived)
# I hope you are petting a fluffy, white cat as you speak...
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:37, archived)
# That's excellent.
What is that, Oil pastel? Lovely effect.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:02, archived)
# Nobby, it's plain old colouring pencils on sandpaper
Many years ago when I was a starving art-material-bereft person, I couldn't afford to buy proper toothed pastel paper or pastels, so I figured the next best thing was sandpaper. Over the course of six months, I did a lot of messing about and found that 400 - 600 grit black sandpaper gave me the best results, it takes and holds the colour brilliantly and you get this amazing soft texture! Fur and feathers come up really well with this technique, and I've got a few pics on my wall of my finished ones. Sadly my hard drive died late last year, so I only have a few pics of those, but I'll see if I can scavenge one or two up from my ImgageShack account. Thanks for the lovely compliment, too *hug*
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:20, archived)
# Absolute-mutherfrikkin'-genius!
I've got to get me some sandpaper. STAT.
TO THE NOBOMOBILE!
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:25, archived)
# As threatened, I found another one


I'll probably chuck a few up here every now and then just to lull everyone into a false sense of security before BLAM! More Murdoc and Kurt silliness :D
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:36, archived)
# Lovely.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 13:18, archived)
# this is lovely
i have a thing for parrots/parakeets. wouldn't ever want to keep one, but i think they're amazing looking creatures.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 16:36, archived)
# Pretty bird!
Is it for a game?
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 17:02, archived)
# that's genius innit
I've never heard of this before, maybe it could start a movement
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:32, archived)
# Well, I was going to build myself a webpage, bought the domain SandpaperArt for it and all
but that was years ago and I'd say it's lapsed by now so the field is WIDE OPEN

Anyway, I'd rather share ideas than hoard them, screw that for a game of soldiers. A candle is not dimmed by the lighting of another. Share the wealth, I always say.

I'd like to have a go at scratchboarding one day, but again, maybe when I have more time on my hands. I'm still well in love with this drawing tablet.
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:40, archived)
# Dang. Sandpaper.
*amazed*
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 14:19, archived)
# ^this O_O
also niiiice what with this latest compo with being back into pen & paper
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 22:06, archived)
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(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:25, archived)
# LOL Herman
Thanks :)
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 12:32, archived)
# I keep pressing F5 on the telly but nothing happens
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 13:04, archived)
# That's 'cos you've got to press it on your keyboard...
:)
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 13:04, archived)
# Lovely stuff, Sand paper! haha, I'll have to give that a go :-)
(, Sun 6 May 2012, 15:18, archived)