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haha, thanks if you use prismacolors in particular, the results are always better than with almost any other kind of pencil. and believe me, i've tried most other pencils, prismacolors are the best. they really make the whole, process so much easier and the results so much more splendid.
wow, i'm shutting up now.
I've never tried prismacolour pencils... I don't even know if you can get them here :S I'll have to find some somewhere one day.. But yeah, they look really good; I've seen some really excellent deviations using them (like yours! ) and I'm like, wow! sure that's pencil! But yeah, I'm shutting up now too
you can actually get prismas online for cheaper than at retail stores, so even though there may not be prismas in australia, you could order them here: [link] or [link] . if you're interested. the second link is for a whole set, and it's a really good deal. prismas are really expensive in stores...
shutting up too
the darkness of the black has to do with one thing: the lack of white paper "flecks" that show through the pencil. the way to eliminate the white showing through is by not using one color, but two. what i do is i use black and then "indigo" blue color as a second later, to provide the extra coverage. it's just one extra layer, but it makes all the difference.
You are genius. *bows down... thank you.
Do you have a problem with the aging of prismacolors? Its weird... esp. with the darker colors, if they sit for over 2 months or so, a weird hazey dust forms over the drawing... does this happen to you too?
yeah, same thing kinda happens to me, especially if you leave them near a window... not funny.
that's kinda why i got a prints account, because now i can scan the picture as soon as i finish, and even if the original fades, i still have high quality copies. you have any idea as to why prismas loose their saturation like that?
You know... I've found that the color doesn't actually get LOST, but the drawing itself forms a weird waxy haze over it, and you can actually rub it off to reveal the original color underneath. It's really weird. I have no idea why they do that, but it must have something to do with the wax seperating itself from the pigment or something. It's bizarre.
Ok I need your help with the whole Prints thing on here. I don't know what it is! Are you making money with it? I have no idea how it works or anything... could you explain it to me? Thanks!
oaky, print service costs 25 dollars to activate, but it stays active forever, and you never have to renew it. you can make any of your deviations available for prints, and whenever you sell a print, you get 50% of the profits [so if you sell a print for 10$, and the base cost was 1$, then you make 4.50]. not only that, but you can buy your own prints at the base price...which is dirt cheap. the prints are really high quality [i've already ordered some of my own and i like how they look] and shipping is relatively cheap too. i recommend it if you're willing to put forth the 25 dollar activation fee.
just click on "services" on the top bar, next to forums and help for more information and/or buying the service.
hope i could help! if you have any other questions, just ask [duh]
Wow! That's really cool that they do that! Sweet... if you buy your own prints, you still have to pay for them though, right? How cool is that? I'll have to look into that... with the whole print thing though, the original photo has to be really high quality in order for the print to be high quality though, right? Wow! How cool is that! You could do Christmas presents that way and stuff! Thanks Jeff... I'll have to think about this! I'm excited! YAY!
yeah, it helps a lot if you have really high quality photos of your stuff, cuz then the print quality's better. the best part is that you can buy your own pritns, because as you said, you can sell them yourself [which is what i do] and you can give them for presents and stuff...
i lived in missouri for a while and went out with an entymologist (sp?) and he used to go to the woods with a battery, a white sheet and a black light. we tied the sheet between trees and turned the black light onto it. hundreds of insects and bugs flew onto the sheet! it was a glory day. also i saw a luna moth come from its ground pupa. we watched it pump life into its wings and fly away.
augh, that is so cool, i am so envious! one time i was at Lake Clementine [here in cali, 'sup north-ish i think] and i watched a dragonfly emerge from its nymphal stage, and it unrolled its delicate wings and pumped them up too, and the flew off to do whatever dragonflies do. i watched it for about an hour, and it was really a life-changing day [oh god i sound link a hippy]. anyway, i gotta try the blacklight/sheet trick next time i'm outandabout.
near auburn, [link]
it's hardly a lake, more like a river that they damed up and turned into a slow-moving, fat river-lake hybrid. at its widest, it's like 250 feet, or even less [i don't know i haven't been there since i was lil] but it's great for camping...
i'm taking college classes during midday, so i have to be active during the peak heat hours...and my car's air conditioning doesn't work, so i have to suffer the heat on the 35 minute commute to and from twice a day!...definitely not producive for art...but at least we've got nuts.
it's great i love colours, composition and the way it's done! thias beautiful bug looks as if it was real it's much more presious looking than any jewelry, I wonder why women generally prefer jewels than bugs then