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โœจ EMOTE TUTORIAL โœจ

Hiii, it's finally done! I wrote a tutorial on how I go about creating emotes and other types of small art, including some things to think about, tips and tricks, and a "cheat sheet" for Discord, Twitch, and Mixer emote sizes and chat colours.

I hope you like it! Please let me know if you have any feedback, I'd love to improve this tutorial if I can!

BONUS: Download link for the layered .PSD and .PNGs you can use however you like. Just no commercial use, please! drive.google.com/open?id=15sGM

mastodon.art/media/wuykgTl1BBb mastodon.art/media/EOlkRY1F1Mn mastodon.art/media/QNivS_PpCmz mastodon.art/media/_9gOY3YUwF_

Like, even the 500 character limit on .art is real now. How can I write about MAH FEELS with this few characters lol </3

Holy crap.
So, I remembered an artist I knew on livejournal like 10 years ago but couldn't remember her name. I dug out my LJ export (my entire LJ with comments!) and while I couldn't find her in the end, I went through some of my last entries.
And. I actually recorded my horrible early game job experience. I thought that was lost forever, but I *actually have it*. This is so important!

And I find what I really miss is writing the long, blog-like posts. Modern social media feels so limited. :(

One day I will have my own place for a Masto instance and that gigantic website I'd been working on and off. (Mostly off in the past few months, sigh.)

I've been thinking about creating an art Discord.

But I'm not sure I want that. I'm a member of several and none of them are particularly good. A lot of them turn into generic gaming/meme places which I'd never want in mine, but I am out of time and energy to moderate that properly.

I think a Masto instance would be more fitting for what I have in mind? Except it'd be difficult to manage announcements then... I think? Either way, it's not doable right now, but I think it would be interesting.

Maybe a long shot, but any Poets of the Fall fans in here?

An even longer shot, any Poets of the Fall fans who also used to be on the forums between 2004 and 2008?

And so we crawl to the weekend.

I managed to do most of the things I wanted to do, although it's not 100% and I'm very unhappy with this lack of focus. I'll try to, dunno, walk a lot over the weekend or something. I just want to DO things and move, not sit inside and draw or stare at the screen. :c

Also got a hair appointment next week! I'm just getting my hair cut because it's been almost two years (yikes).

My android app "What to Draw?", an app that generates ideas and suggestions for artists to draw, have reached more than half a million downloads <3 with a 4.6/5 rate

tbh, it was one of the first projects i coded, so it'is a big hot mess behind the curtain, but it does work

Also i remember almost anything about the code, it is hidden in the void of some folders, and i don't care XD

play.google.com/store/apps/det

Is anyone else here on VSCO?

It's my favourite photo app/gallery. I love the fact there are no comments, like counts, no social media bull. You just post and follow what you like. Their filters + editing options are great and many imitate classic film. I put all of my 'nice' photos there.

Profile: vsco.co/donav

It's like my brain is wired for words instead of visuals and it takes me a few weeks to snap out of it.

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Uhh I'm having so much trouble focusing on drawing/work. I just realized it's because I'm in one of those rare moods when I'm super inspired to write, not do anything visual. Does this happen to anyone else? It happens only a couple of times a year and confuses me completely.


Hey Mastodon, Iโ€™m on this plattform for about a month now, but never did a proper introduction toot.
I consider myself an and have other creative hobbies that I do in my free time. Here are a few hashtags that Iโ€™ve not yet mentioned that describe me and what I do:

Twidere derped up so I couldn't access Mastodon over the past few days. :( I went to see my family and it was lovely to just be outside all the time (I didn't bring my laptop, for a change).

My 30th birthday was spent getting drunk with my grandparents and aunt :P (it was only a couple of glasses of wine but I felt nauseous afterwards and couldn't sleep, lol).

The weather is so nice right now and I'm feeling pretty creative! Now to catch up with eeeeverything. I hope everyone's doing well!

Oop that feeling again that the information that reaches me is one small circle and I keep seeing the same thing over and over again. Gonna have to do heavy social media maintenance soon.

Today is the last day of my 20s. I'm gonna celebrate by travelling to my hometown and taking the longest nap in the world. (It's Orthodox Easter tomorrow, too, yay double holidays.)

instances you might consider in your jump from WT

occult.camp
pentacl.es (i'd say check back in a day, DNS and such should be updated so it's live then)
anticapitalist.party
queer.town
lgbt.io
queer.party
awoo.space (selectively federated, fyi)
vulpine.club
monsterpit.net
a.weirder.earth
computerfairi.es
slime.global
sprite.land
instance.business
selfy.army
glitch.social (ask someone you know for an invite)
scifi.fyi
cybre.space

feel free to reply with your own recommendations!

What happened to witches.town is unfortunate, I'm sad to see it go. :(

Well I managed to kick myself out of the apartment and go draw on the nearby river beach for a couple of hours. It actually helped a lot with my focus and I got things done. Now to hope for good weather so I can do it more often...

I painted a cute avatar for GingerElle on Mixer. :)
Trying to make my colours look kinda... softer?

Dear digital artists- donโ€™t forget to backup your work! Happy backup day! worldbackupday.com/en/