Posts by Janina

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    i definitely couldn't make vector art properly(I have Inkscape and i often make Vector art just fine.),


    You are comparing two different types of software here. There is software for vector art (like Inkscape, Flash or Illustrator) and software for pixel art (like paint, Photoshop or Gimp). While today most of them can deal with the opposite a little bit they all have their special focus. Usually doing the opposite with them is no fun at all, because they are bad at it.


    So if you plan to draw and work with vector images I highly recommend one of the programms which were made for this. But if you want to edit pixel files (like photos) and use typical methods for this a picture editing software like Photoshop or Gimp is the better choice. That's why designers usually have installed both - one tool for vector art and one for pixel art.

    It's about time to return to the livestreams. Unfortunately I still have problems finishing the Sci-Fi update... But perhaps the chat will inspire me to overcome this annoying art block. So I will try to finish the update until Sunday and if I am not satisfied yet we will finish it during the livestream. I hope to see you there. :)


    https://www.twitch.tv/zwergimbikini
    Sunday, 12.7.2020 at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CET)

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    From Harry Houdini to David Copperfield… from Harry Potter to Gandalf… from Madame Mim to Sabrina… create a SP-Studio image of a well known magician, wizard, sorceress or witch. Fictional fantasy characters or real stage performers are allowed as long as they could show off some magic tricks. But NO general roll playing classes or made up characters / OCs. Please add the name of the character to the description because otherwise you might get discqualified if I do not recognize them. Show your SP-Studio magic!


    The rules are as always:

    1. CREATE a SP-Studio picture about the topic of the month
    2. UPLOAD your unedited picture until the 20th
    3. VOTING will start on the 21st on the contest page
    4. THE WINNERS will be announced at the start of next month


    Rules for pictures:


    Your picture must be at least 300×300 px big (not the small size). You are only allowed to use the SP-Studio, so don’t edit with additional software. No cutting, background rotating or color changes. Of course it must be your own creation. And it must fit the topic of the month. Add a fitting title / description to show how it is related to the topic.

    Congratuations to the winners!

    Contest 06/2020: Summer

    A typical summer holiday for a gamer
    1) Jareen2
    holiday for a gamer

    (24 points)


    shark on a beach day<
    2) Hal Abarda
    shark on a beach day

    (23 points)


    SummerTime in Florida
    3) Corey Roper
    SummerTime in Florida

    (21 points)


    Bikini season
    4) Art Vandelay
    Bikini season

    (18 points)


    Summer Storm Mermaid
    5) madame mist
    Summer Storm Mermaid

    (13 points)


    I got a complaint because Corey got many points in a short period of time. But it was not as safe as with the first case.

    I understand that this is annoying.


    Unfortunately as Jareen wrote the forum does not have enough visitors right now and most people don't want to register for contests. We've been there before, so I know it's not working. So the forum is not an option with its current amount of active members.


    When the new SP-Studio launches et the end of the year the website needs a small makeover anayway, so I could implement a new voting system. I already searched for a fitting plugin, but haven't found a good one so far. It's difficult... uploading your picture has to be easy, but we want to trust in the votes. Because of the small amount of voters it is very easy to cheat with the helo of some loyal friends, even if you don't use any special tricks on your own computer. I hoped people would stay fair if there is no actual prize to win, but I guess because of all those voting contests on social media it's believed to be okay to make a popularity contest (for friends, not for quality) out of everything.


    There is one other possible solution: no public vote at all. A Jury of former contest winners could vote for their favorites in private.

    Sorry, no livestream this week...

    I really thought I could manage it, but I have huge problems coming back into my regular workflow. Since a lot of extra things are going on right now (funeral, complicated family stuff, problems with the house, work, new coder for the SP-Studio remake, SP-Studio update) I guess I should focus on the important issues first and "get my shit together" before I return to the weekly livestreams.


    I'm hoping for next week, but I won't announce anything specific for now because I hate to be this person who does not keep her promise. :(

    It's how Jareen explained it.


    The red version was the one used by the official South Park page. But they did not just ask me to use my idea, they used most of my drawings as well (with my permission). So it actually was very close to SP-Studio.de - but red instead of blue. ;) There was a lot of confusion because they did not mention my name, so I can understand why some fans did not understand that sp-studio.de was the original source.


    Reagrding the look of sp-studio.de: I changed it over the years to improve the user interface. So it looked very different back then. Here are some screenshots from 2002 to 2009:


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    And you can even visit the first version here: http://www.sp-studio.de/sp-studio1/spstudio-v1.html

    There was not much to choose from. :)

    Thank you for your kind words. Right now I help my family to prepare the funeral, but will be back on Monday. Then my plan is to finish the SP-Studio update and the next livestream will be on Friday the 26th,


    In the meantime I prepared some things for the new SP-Studio in the background. The mod team can already read about them in our cosy hidden sub forum.

    Thank you, Eggy. Unfortunately my Grandpa passed away four days ago...


    From all the members of my family we were the closest. All of my friends liked him as well. He was very interested in literature, art and history and introduced me to a lot of artists and books. He had a fine sense of humour. It always was a pleasure to talk to him because he was still interested in anything going on in the world at his old age. Most importantly he always encouraged me to do what I want to do, and this support meant a lot to me.


    While I am very sad because he is gone now, it gives me comfort to know that his death was exactly what he wanted it to be. It was his biggest fear to lose his independence and become a nursing case. During the past two weeks he became wearker. But even on his last day he was able to get up, dress, sit in his favorite chair and do his favorite crossword. My mother was with him in the afternoon, chatting with him and suddenly he closed his eyes and fell asleep. It was the painless death among your loved ones most people wish for, and I am glad for him that it happened this way.


    At first I felt bad for not being able to say goodbye in person, but I sent him a long letter a couple of days ago. It was not supposed to be our last conversation, but now I am glad I wrote it. Both of us are not the sentimental type, but somehow I felt the urge to write him about how lucky I was to have such wonderful grandparents. It feels good to know that this was the last thing he "heard" from me.


    I will be back in a couple of days.

    I canceled the livestream last week and delayed the next content update because my grandfather is very ill. I helped my family and hoped he would be better by this week, but unfortunately it gets worse every day. He is 95 years old, so he might not recover from this. For this reason I want to take a little break to have time for him. My mind is in a different place right now. I am sorry for the delay of the update, which is nearly finished - but I hope you understand.

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    SUMMER is coming! This again is a free topic, so let your creativity run wild. Activities in the sun, holidays at the beach, a pool scene… it’s up to you! But please add a description if it’s not clear how your picture is connected to the topic. Pictures which seem to have no connection to summer will be deleted. I hope we will have as many entries like last month. :)


    The rules are as always:

    1. CREATE a SP-Studio picture about the topic of the month
    2. UPLOAD your unedited picture until the 20th
    3. VOTING will start on the 21st on the contest page
    4. THE WINNERS will be announced at the start of next month


    Rules for pictures:


    Your picture must be at least 300×300 px big (not the small size). You are only allowed to use the SP-Studio, so don’t edit with additional software. No cutting, background rotating or color changes. Of course it must be your own creation. And it must fit the topic of the month. Add a fitting title to show how it is related to the topic.

    Since the forum is kinda active right now I guess I can post some more drawings as well.


    Ink / pen drawings about Horror movies (Alien, Predator, Final Destination, Ring):



    My Dungeons & Dragons paladins:



    Two rough colored pencil sketches (Darkwing Duck & Death Note):