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3 Nov 2019, 10:18 am
in What drawing tablet to get? (go to post)
Alekzy said:
Well, a professional could do stunning art with a 20$ old-damaged tablet, and they actually do xD
There are plenty of options in the range of 50-150$ with Huion and XP-Pen if you are not looking for a screen tablet or portable screen tablet (Wacom have competition now and it's great).

Edit: Also, I would tottally recommend you to invest in software (if you can afford it), is not just the tablet. Get Paint Tool Sai 2 or Clip Studio Paint (no need to get the super-professional version). Those software have a plethora of tools that will help you go better.


That's a good point! My main goal is to get a tablet I can use properly. Not having pressure sensitivity is really annoying when it comes to drawing.

Thank you for the suggestion! I'll definitely look into those.

Getting better software is a really good idea too.. I've always used free stuff but maybe investing in better software would help.
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3 Nov 2019, 10:07 am
in What drawing tablet to get? (go to post)
Hiiii

My current drawing tablet is a Genius tablet and has served me very well! It's just getting a bit old. It doesn't link to my new laptop properly and could use a general upgrade.

I'd like to get a new one for my birthday (in about 2 weeks?). Problem is, I don't know where to start. I don't know good brands or what features I should look for or anything !!

I also don't know my budget. Probably under $900 ^^;; This is a big purchase so my parents/grandparents are probably going to pitch in, but I'm not looking for a $1,000++ professional tablet. Just something for a relatively experienced artist - not a beginner, but not a professional animator for Disney, y'know?

I need something that:

- Either doesn't use a disc to download drivers, or has drivers available online (that's the issue with my current tablet)

- Hopefully around the range of 12 x 10.5 inches; that's the size of my current one and I'd like a new one to be similar.

I don't need anything like an iPad or one of those tablets where you draw directly on the screen.
I use my tablet for digital commissions - mostly sketches but I'd like to improve my line work, so if there's any tablets that help smooth lineart that might be cool? I use GIMP and FireAlpaca to draw.

If I need to provide other info/specifics I can ! Any and all help is appreciated. I don't know very much about what tablets are best for which things so, figured it'd be best to reach out!

Thanks. <3

-Hancets
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13 Jan 2019, 2:17 pm
in What state do you live in? ~Game~ (go to post)
Ohio! But I used to live in Florida. .o.
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16 Dec 2018, 1:29 pm
in Winter/holiday themed reindeer adopts available ! (go to post)
All (except 5) are still available! <3
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15 Dec 2018, 9:51 am
in Winter/holiday themed reindeer adopts available ! (go to post)
Heya!

I'm raising money for Christmas presents, and in the spirit of the season, wanted to design some winter/holiday themed reindeer.
Also, these have been posted on Twitter as well, so I'll update this thread if any are sold over there. c:

$15 each - Paypal only! <3
(bottom center one has been sold)

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Thanks for looking! :D

-Hancets
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1 Aug 2018, 11:00 am
in My "Fursuit" Progress (go to post)
I'd like to be added to the pinglist, please!
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16 Jul 2018, 8:22 pm
in Shy/anxious about talking to other furries? (go to post)
NoveltyAct - Hey, thanks for the response. I went to Anthrocon this year and the first night I had an anxiety spike - but I talked to a fur at the help desk and he explained how he deals with his anxiety. He was super kind and helpful.
And all the days after, especially Sunday, were quite honestly the best con experience I have ever had. It was overwhelmingly amazing.. Probably one of the high points of my entire life. I am SO glad I went and your words really motivated me to keep going, so thank you! I seriously appreciate it! <3
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18 Jun 2018, 12:44 pm
in Shy/anxious about talking to other furries? (go to post)
hi i almost didn't post this because i got too anxious about it
this is why i need help.

Okay so obviously I'm talking to RL friends/family about this too, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to reach out to others as well.
I've always been a pretty shy person. I'm not very loud or excitable, with some exceptions.
But through my teen years I developed (or realized I had) anxiety. I won't self-diagnose or anything (I'd hate to belittle what other people go through, which I'm sure is INFINITELY worse) but I've had several anxiety/panic attacks that have left a big impact on me. I can get so anxious about meeting new furries, talking to them, or otherwise interacting at events that I don't want to attend. I always attend anyway - but sometimes my anxiety kicks in while I'm there and I end up not having as much fun as I know I could have.

I haven't had any anxiety attacks lately, which is good. But I get really anxious about meeting and talking to furries in particular. I went to my first furmeet this past weekend - and I had a great time, sure, but I almost didn't go because I was so anxious beforehand, and I know my anxiety kept me from doing more (like I'd wanted to). I also have issues with posting online, even here on FurVilla. The online anxiety has been slowly growing over the past year, and before it gets too big, I need to face it head on.. Somehow.

Now Anthrocon is coming up, and I want to go and make friends and actually get "roots" in the fandom. I only have one furry friend (she's excellent; don't get me wrong) but I think I should meet more people. Maybe go a little outside of my comfort zone and prove to myself that people care about me, my art/what I do, and that I can talk to them and have fun. Because I tend to assume people don't care about me, my art, etc. at all, and I think that's unhealthy. That needs to change.
I just have to change that.. and i'm not entirely sure how because i'm almost scared of people to start :'D

TL;DR - I'm a nervous horse who wants to be less nervous. Help?

Has anyone else had anxiety about meeting furries/other people in person or posting online? I obviously have issues with both. If anyone has tips or stories or whatever, please post them.

Thanks for any help. Hopefully this is in the right forum...!

-Hancets
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28 Apr 2018, 3:39 pm
in Post Your Current Thought (go to post)
i wasn't ready for infinity war

also i am in much physical pain
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10 Apr 2018, 6:42 am (Edited 10 Apr 2018, 6:43 am)
in A BAD Decision Has Been Made (go to post)
Oh no. That sounded like a good idea but.. 3 year old chocolate chips.. I hope you feel better. D':

On another note, if you wanted to achieve Reese's-like waffles, I'd say make chocolate waffles, perhaps with chocolate chips inside, then coat those with a sprinkling of sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
at least that's what i'd suggest but i've never eaten waffles in my life tbh
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3 Apr 2018, 7:03 am (Edited 3 Apr 2018, 7:03 am)
in What's your opinion about kigurumis at con? (go to post)
I don't look down on kigurumis at all! I used to think they were odd but once I realize they're a whole lot like animal pajamas/onesies that are very popular, I adjusted to them. My friend has one and it's adorable - I've worn it before - very soft and comfortable, and it helps her manage heat since she's sensitive to that. I'm even considering commissioning/making a kigurumi of my fursona soon, maybe in the next few years.

Bottom line: kigurumis are great. If you want one, get one. And like flashwolf said, you can wear what you want at a con!
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27 Mar 2018, 2:02 pm
in Fursona Help? (go to post)
SmolBeta - Goatbun does sound cute, I'd love to see your sona once you design them! <3
If you wanted to go for more of a goat-y vibe, you could give the character hooves (and hoof hands too, unless you want paws for hands). Even MORE goat-y would be to give them rectangular pupils. Some people find that look creepy though, so I guess it depends on how much you want this to resemble a goat vs. a rabbit.
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26 Mar 2018, 2:41 pm
in Fursona Help? (go to post)
You could always have a Goatbun with horns! That'd give you two of the three options. Or you could go with a cat/goat/bun, if you wanted. ^^
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26 Mar 2018, 2:34 pm
in 7$/900fd chibis (go to post)
sae - Great! I'm definitely interested and will check back soon.. Not enough FD/USD available to pay with just one currency. But I definitely want to buy a few chibis soon!
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26 Mar 2018, 2:19 pm
in 7$/900fd chibis (go to post)
Okay wow your art style is fantastic. I love it! <3

Do you have a preference for species? Any species you don't/won't draw? .u.
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8 Feb 2018, 5:06 pm
in Please does anyone remember Zaboomafoo (go to post)
Ahhhhh! Zaboomafoo was fantastic, I always loved it! I'd watch it every day at lunch time. ; u ; It's what made me love lemurs.
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7 Jan 2018, 11:11 am
in What animal is your main fursona? (go to post)
I only have a normal/basic villager of my fursona, Grace, but she's my main fursona. My only fursona, really!

I chose a horse because I've always loved horses, felt a connection with them, wanted to be one, etc.. She's technically an alicorn because I love unicorns and pegasi and other fantastical things, so. Took my favorite animal, made it magical, boom. Fursona. :'D
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4 Jan 2018, 10:48 am (Edited 4 Jan 2018, 10:48 am)
in Make an OC for the Person Above you! (go to post)
(skip me)
Okay sorry for the horribly long wait, Diam0ndUn1c0rn - I tried several different ideas and they all turned out sub-par.. Including this one, imo, but I didn't want you to have to wait any longer. Sorry it didn't come out better.

Basically, I saw you like equines and natural colors and thought you might like a shy, timid little quagga?

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20 Dec 2017, 2:01 pm (Edited 20 Dec 2017, 2:15 pm)
in Make an OC for the Person Above you! (go to post)
Claim! .u.

Edit:
Gender: Cis Male, Cis Female, or genderless.
Species: Whatever. Go wild. Feral or anthro. I love herbivores though!
Aesthetics: Dark forests, neon lights/signs, stars, cold weather.
Colors and Designs: Anything, so long as it suits the character. I really love deep colors or neutrals paired with a bright accent color. C: As for designs, if anything, I'd like them to have some sort of design beside their eye(s).
What I dislike: An over-abundance of "clashy" colors - maybe no more than 1-2 opposite colors? Also please nothing too frilly/girly. Cute is okay, but "girly" isn't my favorite. :'D
Other/Suggestions: Horns, fluffy accent bits, and skull faces are all excellent.
Things for Inspiration: Maybe listen to some indie or lofi music while you design them, idk. Just have fun with it!
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14 Nov 2017, 4:43 pm
in How did you come up with your fursonas name? (go to post)
I hope I haven't already replied to this ahAHA

But my fursona's name is just my middle name - Grace! c: I wanted a name that suited her, and showed how she represents me, but wasn't my name exactly.. Grace fit the bill and it just stuck. Also I couldn't choose between all the other names I thought sounded cool, so I just used those for other characters/saved them for other characters. :'D
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4 Oct 2017, 9:27 am
in Surprise!!! (fursuit wip) (go to post)
Could I be added to the ping list too? This character is so pretty and charming oh my gosh ; o ; And the suit looks great so far !!
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4 Oct 2017, 7:26 am (Edited 4 Oct 2017, 7:27 am)
in Do you speak other languages? (go to post)
@ Jökull
Taki_Wolf

My apologies! I'm simply going off of what I know from some research and the videos I mentioned - Dr. Crawford stresses that Old Norse has different pronunciation (in at least some ways, I assume, as he usually says "I'll be using Old Norse pronunciation") from certain Scandinavian languages.

I -did- mean Old Norse as a general term, namely because "Scandinavia" is a broad region encompassing several different languages and dialects, I'm sure. I didn't mean it as specifically "Old Icelandic" - because as you say, it stands to reason "Old Icelandic" would be extremely similar, if not identical, to Icelandic itself, especially if there's emphasis on linguistic purism.

Don't know if it's relevant, but wikipedia (as credible or un-credible as it may be; take it with a grain of salt perhaps) says
"Today Old Norse has developed into the modern North Germanic languages Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish, of which Norwegian, Danish and Swedish retain considerable mutual intelligibility. In some instances the term Old Norse refers specifically to Old West Norse."

I meant "Old Norse" more in this way, not as Icelandic specifically; apologize for the confusion. :'D

Needless to say, thanks for broadening my knowledge of the subject, Jökull!
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3 Oct 2017, 1:24 pm (Edited 3 Oct 2017, 1:25 pm)
in Do you speak other languages? (go to post)
I'm a native English speaker. Know some odd Spanish (numbers, hello, thank you, etc.) because it's very common in the states, at least where I used to live.
I also took two years of Italian so I can speak/read that pretty well. I don't know all the words, but I know how to pronounce and phrase things and I feel pretty smart at Italian restaurants. c:

I also know tiny bits of Old Norse?? I'm a nerd and love watching Youtube videos on it/finding Old-Norse-to-English dictionaries.. ^^;


I never heard of Norse!!!
What country speaks it or is it ancient?


Well, the Old Norse I'm referring to is the ancient language of Scandinavian peoples. There's some similarities to modern Icelandic, for instance, but the pronunciation is sometimes different.
There's a bunch of YouTube videos by Dr. Jackson Crawford, a professor who currently teaches at the University of Colorado I believe?? He's an Old Norse specialist who talks about Norse myths and language. ^^
I adore mythology and the cultures they come from (I learned about Greek mythology and culture a lot years ago, and am now learning about Norse mythology and culture) but it's really just for fun, not like, a school requirement. c:
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2 Oct 2017, 11:26 pm
in Do you speak other languages? (go to post)
I'm a native English speaker. Know some odd Spanish (numbers, hello, thank you, etc.) because it's very common in the states, at least where I used to live.
I also took two years of Italian so I can speak/read that pretty well. I don't know all the words, but I know how to pronounce and phrase things and I feel pretty smart at Italian restaurants. c:

I also know tiny bits of Old Norse?? I'm a nerd and love watching Youtube videos on it/finding Old-Norse-to-English dictionaries.. ^^;
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29 Sep 2017, 2:14 pm
in Bed Sets... (go to post)
I'll just leave my two cents here..

I have a full bed. Have had one for easily over a decade now, and my family's moved.. At least 7 times in my lifetime. With each move, I change my room. I used to have patterned bedspreads/comforters, but then I grew out of the last one I had (had a horse pattern on it, surprise surprise) and wanted something new. So I went for a plain teal comforter, and decided to dress it up with pillows. Worked excellently for years.
Then once that one got old and we moved to the house we're in now, we found a very high quality black faux fur comforter on sale at Bed Bath & Beyond. Bought it. Now I have it, it's simple and super soft, and I can dress it up with whatever colors and patterns of pillows I want. C:

So to put it simply, I recommend finding a plain comforter and getting pillows or plushies you like to make it fancier. Also for sheets; I got mine at a discount.. Somewhere.. Not sure. They're just plain grey sheets because I prefer grey over white. ^^
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