Hypnotised eyes (maybe Flexicolor)
I hate to bring this up as it always sounds like sour grapes, and because these contests are just meant to be fun, but seeing as how Janina has already disqualified an entry, I feel the subject has now been broached.
I think these contests should only be open to forum members. Lately it seems like every contest has one or two entries that get a suspiciously high number of votes. In fact, besides the already disqualified entry, I see another entry has gained a suspiciously substantial lead.
The problem is, with the way the voting works, there's no real way of knowing who, or how many times, a vote is cast.
I think having forum members encouraging their friends/families to vote, while also discouraging them to vote for them, doesn't work. I think if people want to vote, they should be forced to join the site. At least you'd know the voting would be more honest.
Again, I know this is really trivial, and that Janina has a lot on her plate at the moment, but just something to consider. Personally, it's more fun to lose to an entry that I know some effort and creativity was put into it.
Janina and the Mods (Me and Eggy) are well aware of this problem. It drives me also mad as a die-hard image creator and I know how you feel when you put hours of work into a picture and you get beat by a random kid with a terrible 2 second pic. But as you stated yourself it is hard to see how many times one person has voted and such. Still we try our best. Just so you know we are familiar with the problem and are looking into other ways. Just because of personal stuff it is has now less high a priority.
As I understand the contests, they are meant to make the website more appealing to visitors. I'm afraid, if you limited the participation in the contest to forum members, this wouldn't lead to more forum members but only to less participants.
And that is exactly the problem. Sadly this forum isn't as popular as it used to be back in 2011/2012/2013 when we easily got 20 pictures from forum members. From those glory days (correct me if I am wrong) the only real people left are Me, Janina, Eggy and Strider
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.
Take all the time you need. I hope everything for you and your family will go well soon and without troubles
Also because nobody asked here is the top 3 most used backgrounds in the current contest (with 31 entries and a total of 9 different backgrounds)
16 times used
6 times used
3 times used
Ah I think I see what is happening here.
Well back in the day Matt & Trey actually asked Janina if they could use the idea of sp-studio for their south park site. And well this is what turned out of it as they did not credit Janina sadly. So that is where the 'red version' is from. (but it is in no longer use)
The second one is just sp-studio. Like the real deal.
And the third one is a copycat site where the creator copied elements and designs from Janina without her permission. A site Janina and the mods are all to familiar with as it came up a lot with some previous users who promoted that site here.
I feel I should explain that my entry was meant to be inspired by the coronavirus, but I couldn't think of a good title. Basically, a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model cover for our current times.
I got it when I saw it, and I liked it
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 am sorry for you loss :c I wish you and your family all the best
True, i want a drawing tablet that is both useful to draw and to edit photos.
Also, thanks for the advice.
I would recommend a build in screen. But it really comes down to preferences and what you are used to. ( here are some art pieces I made using my tablet: Jareen=Bored )
Another black/white photos I colorised.
I want to buy a new drawing tablet in the future, but i don’t know which one of those tablets i should choose.
I moved it to Our Art as it did not really fit the sp-studio edited pictures topic.
And regarding your tablet. It really depends on what is important for you. Like I have an Artisul D16 Drawing Tablet.
It has a build in screen what I find quite usefull as you can draw on it like it was paper. As it appears on the place you hold you stylus instead of having to look at the screen seperate of your stylus. But it really depends what you find important and what you wanna do with it.
A drawing tablet does not mean you automaticly make better art. So really think about what is important to you and search for it.
Atreyu and the dragon, but this one changes its name depending on the country: Fujur, Fuchur, Falkor...
(Hi to the 'oldtimers' of the forum; I'm still alive!).
Glad to see your still around Strider
Welcome aboard :D, If you have any question or so, Feel free to contact me, eggy or Janina
Thank you all for watching. I hope I was not boring to watch
Next time I will be doing it like only a hour and more fast passed.
Ok, I hope that it'll rather be three hours. I'll tune in around 8 pm when I'm back from work to see if there's still something going on. And I guess it will be possible to watch the whole video afterwards.
I will keep it in mind
Hello I will be livestreaming tomorrow from 18:00 Central European Time (CET) on my twitch profile. I will be drawing in Illustrator showing my process. So If you have any ideas what you would like to see, just let me know here, hope to see you all tomorrow