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  1. Since there seems to be a lot of love for speedrunning here, I'm going to point out that the European Speedrunner Assembly is about to start its winter marathon on the 17th. It's very similar to Games Done Quick - better, in a few ways.


    Also, I know you guys were talking about learning to draw casually, but I've been trying to learn to draw for a few years, I thought I'd share a bunch of resources that I've discovered that might be useful for anyone looking to try





    www.schoolism.com (in particular 'Fundamentals of Lighting' by Sam Nielson)



    Everything by Andrew Loomis

    'How to Draw' by Scott Robertson

    'How to Render' by Scott Robertson

    'Colour and Light' by James Gurney

    'Artistic Anatomy' by Paul Richer

    'Animator's Survival Kit' by Richard E. Williams

    'The Charle's Bargue Drawing Course' by Charles Bargue


    There's a lot more that I could suggest but those are the best that I've found so far

  2. @theschap I'm not sure I can answer that, but I do a lot of thinking before each spitpaint. Normally I'll look at the prompt in the morning, giving me all day to think about it. Sometimes I don't come up with anything, but the best paintings I do are the ones where I can basically already see the image in my head before I start painting. I have a background in graphic design, and it's a very similar process.


    Hey guys, had some health issues that prevented me from doing much art, but I'm back now!


    Currently I'm working through the fundamentals of lighting on Schoolism, here's exercise no. 2




    Crits appreciated, as always

  3. I'm almost certain the crow bar is just another step towards the drone/hawk war that was posited in episode 2


    I'm also thinking about what other animals you could possibly give jobs to. Cephalopods are extremely intelligent, maybe you could somehow train them to pick up trash off beaches?


    On that topic this week I'm going to endorse listening to this recording of an orca imitating human speech


    EDIT: Oh man, I work as an animator, and syncsketch looks crazy useful

  4. As some who aims to be as insightful and funny as you guys specifically in my own life, the beginning of this episode was pretty real. But I guess everyone has a gooey insecure centre if you probe hard enough


    As for having three days to find a mate before you die, have some pity for the poor mayfly. Many species live less than a day, once they reach their mature form they have no mouths, and their only purpose is to find a mate as quickly as possible before they die. The females of one species have a lifespan of about five minutes. Incidentally this was the topic of my final animation at university


    By the way Second Life actually has a VR sort-of-sequel coming out very soon called Sansar. I'm weirdly excited for it

  5. On 17/02/2017 at 1:30 PM, Chris said:


    This is a dumb question maybe but what information would you want in an introduction? I'm asking because I don't actually ever know what to say, haha.


    I was thinking a little bit about the history of idle thumbs, and perhaps a little bit about how you each joined the cast. I posted that about ten minutes before finishing the cast, and you guys did talk a little about the old podcast. Maybe that's enough.


    Also are the endorsements going to be the IIT recurring end segment? That spatula sounds pretty sweet, I'd use it to spatch my spatchcock.