[ ID : A digital drawing (bust) of Luke Skywalker, in his orange pilot getup. He is loking towards the upper right corner, a small smile on his lips. He is holding an ace flag on his shoulder. There is a trans flag on his helmet, and the Alliance Starbird is painted with the aro flag colors. The backgound is a dark starry sky. /End ID]
Hi my name is Coffee and I would very much like to get out of Georgia ;O;
To make a long story short my family has gotten toxic to be around and I'm trying to raise as much money as I can to move out and get to Colorado. Right now my goal is $1000 cause that's the minimum I'll need to cover gas and a U-Haul trailer.
Wanna help but don't have a lot of money? Buy me a coffee, every little bit helps!
Hey guys! I really want to draw something for pride but I really don't know what to do eheh, so I thought I'd see if any of you guys wanted something drawn? For free?
I will draw any of the following:
If you are interested, please DM me!
Here is a donation reward that I drew for a user on Discord, as a thank-you gift for donating to Pride And Kindness!
P&K is a LGBTQ+ charity project organized by the furry community. Donate $5 or more, and one of our artists will draw your sona as a reward! They're also still accepting artist applications, I believe, if you want to join in! There's been lots of donations just in the first week! The money is going to some great charities, too. Info is below, and you can find the donation links and everything on their original Twitter post.
Hi. Babka here again. I... need some extra money, and I'm willing to work for it. I don't expect to get anything from here and I will be posting a similar post to a Russian network where it hopefully reaches the right people. I am writing this one mostly as a preparation and a posting exercise.
Who I am: someone who has a full-time job that doesn't fully cover their medical expenses.
What I need: ideally, some one-time small tasks I can do in my spare time on weekends.
Remote work I can do and have done before:
Things I haven't done before but I think I am capable of:
I can also make epoxy jewelry of basic complexity.
Hit me up if you are interested!
This post is going to be here for a while while I'm thinking of something else to add.
The Never-Ending Storm
Care Bears VHS
Happy Victory day. Today Russians celebrate the ending of WWII. Let's tone down all the military propaganda and focus on one thing - people from Russia and USSR fought facists back in the day. Some of these people are still alive today, and a lot of them live in awful conditions because our government doesn't care about the elderly.
This site is called "a veteran's dream". This is a bunch of fundraisers to help WWII veterans archieve something they dream about. And most of them dream about decent living conditions. The site is fully in Russian and it accepts donations from Russia (by Sberbank). If any of my foreign friends are interested in helping, you can message me and we might figure something out. I thought about doing some charity commission stuff but I'm tight on my own resources right now. I don't have a bigger audience on Russian platform so I am talking about this here.
Community Update - Waterfall 1.3, and The Future™staff
Hello friends, Waterfall 1.3 has now been deployed. In addition, after a month of putting it off and throwing around ideas in the Discord, this post will finally talk about the potential plans for WF 2.0.
WF 2.0 Planning and Discussion
Right now, Waterfall has a bit of an identity crisis on its hands. The site is positioned as a Tumblr alternative, with its only really unique feature being the art theft prevention system, which itself has been adopted by DeviantArt now, and exists in a kneecapped form to begin with due to artists not being able to agree on how it should work.
But it's in the name - Tumblr Alternative. As this implies, if Tumblr fixes their issues (which, given the quality of life improvements made to it since their last buyout, basically boils down to "officially allowing NSFW again" at this point), there's no reason to use Waterfall, or any of the other platforms that positioned themselves as alternatives, with the exceptions of those holdouts who use them specifically because they're not one of the Blue Monopoly Sites.
Because of this, I've advertised Waterfall even less than I used to before - people who've been around know that I don't like active advertising and prefer word of mouth, but I've not even been happy enough with the state of the site to encourage that lately.
So, I think Waterfall needs to become it's own thing, not just a Tumblr alternative. This'll be a long post, so I'll be putting this under a readmore. Everyone is encouraged to read it and share their thoughts, and Patrons will get polls on specific areas of feedback too. But anyway, readmore time.
With this in mind, it gives a few options, as well as considerations for how to proceed going forward. The first one is obvious, albeit controversial - whatever happens, there needs to be less focus on artists. Even ignoring the CM debacle, they've had too much sway in design while, in terms of what's actually useful to growing the site and community, contributing very little. This isn't to say things that are useful to them are going away - they still play a part in the ecosystem, and I intend for whatever form WF2 takes to have the art theft system (it'll be v3 this time, despite people arguing for the less effective one) and uncompressed uploads. It just means focus will shift to regular users, since they're the ones who actually spread content, and there's not a point to allowing art to be uploaded if there's no audience. There'll still likely be some artist specific features regardless, just because pretty drawings are nice to look at.
For the rest though, we need to figure out how to proceed. There's three major options I can think of.
First, continue as we are, with WF2.0 being the next major update. Given this is changing the entire way the site works, this may be a problem - people joined for a Tumblr-like, to make the site suddenly less of a Tumblr-like might alienate those users. It also doesn't deal with any reputation WF built up in the first few weeks for being a buggy mess.
Second, as above, but rebrand the site. Content stays and site gets a boost from a new name.
Third, however, is to make WF2 be a new site entirely, with a new name. This way, Waterfall co-exists with it so those who want to keep using it can do so, and it can still be worked on alongside the new site since it's open source, and I don't intend to stop hosting it any time soon. It also allows for solving the problem of a reputation, since all the bugs can be solved with a closed audience before gradually opening it up. This'll likely be patrons and prominent members of the community who are invited over. It also means that several technical concerns can be ignored - there's no need to worry about existing data and losing information, or figuring out how to generate any extra information that's needed on posts/blogs/etc for whatever the new format ends up being, outside of writing an importer for existing WF, Tumblr, and Twitter content.
In truth, I'm leaning towards the third option - the rewrite was pretty painful when I had to take into account existing data. To reiterate, going with the third option does not mean Waterfall dies - it will remain up as long as people use it, and I'll still be developing for it, as can members of the community. However, I think we all agree Waterfall needs to become its own thing to survive, so one of these options is the way forward.
As the community, I think it's important that you guys get looped in on this discussion and get to air your preferences, opinions, concerns etc, and argue for your preferred of the three options. Feel free to reblog or comment, or if you're in the Discord, discuss it there - I likely won't respond to everything, but I will read it all while I make my decision. For now though, I'm retraining to be an ESL teacher so I have a better shot of getting off plague island (the UK), and working on some paid projects. This'll take maybe another month or so (a couple weeks at the earliest), at which point I'll be making my final decision on the way forward.
soooo i was too lazy to draw any lineart for this so i thought, "why not try lineless???" and i think it turned out awesomely (/≧▽≦)/
just a quick lil drawing, turned out cute
This might be controversialravioli
But how many calories are in the Mona Lisa, I’m not planning anything but I’m just asking.
like *if* I “ate” the Mona Lisa how many calories would it “be”.
I didn’t consider portion size either which is silly of me. would the portion determine the caloric value? Or the opposite? And no I’m not talking about the Mona Lisa made into food and then eaten, I’m talking about varnish and oil paint and parchment In. My. Belly.
Okay here’s what we know about the Mona Lisa:
it is made of oil paint on a poplar wood panel, it has a resin varnish.
Did some research, here’s what I’ve figured out thanks to the internet
The wood in question is calculated at 4 calories per gram, the ML is 18 pounds as a whole = 8164 grams= 32,656 calories if that’s just the wood
Now onto the paint and varnish, given we have 1,311 square inches of panel to work with, (this link conceptualizes acrylic paint, which is less thick than oil paint but we’ll roll with it since we don’t have much else to go on.) if 1 ounce of paint will cover 25 square inches, we can surmise that there are 56.7 calories in that square inch, and therefore 74,333.7 calories of paint covering the Mona Lisa.
So your total is:
106,989.7 calories in the whole Mona Lisa, most of it toxic to you
Made this passive aggressive design so you can tell people to "Fuck off" with your mask.
I also have it as a sticker and shirts if you like
sculpture counts as art right
i made glow in the dark UFO earrings
im procrastinating and decided to do my artfight stuff in advance :|
YAAAAAAAAAAAAYAYAYAY!!!! Sending love to all my fellow acespecs 🖤🤍💜
Season Foxys - Winter Beanie Plush
New art from me!
I made my "threat" from last time true, because my desire to sew was not yet exhausted and I still had fabric left over from my Veedramon plush :'D It was easiest to start with my Season Foxy Winter, because he has the least details and I had white Minky left.
First I searched for a suitable pattern and finally decided on a slightly modified form of Choley Knight. The plan is to make another variant with a cone-shaped body and one where the fox is standing.
This time I started right away without prototypes because the pattern is quite simple and I knew right away what to do. The instructions were also very clearly described, thumbs up for that!
I learned from the "mistakes" of my last stuffed animal and this time I used much more filling cotton, so that he gets as good as no wrinkles. Also, I ordered extra safety noses and eyes and the noses are so cute, haha.
The eyes and eyebrows are felt, sewn again on the fabric.
Unfortunately, I didn't have black minky fabric so I used plushy microfiber as an alternative. Next time yet again Minky But the microfiber must now also be used up, so I will use this a few more times.
It has a length from the paws to the tip of the tail of just under 30 cm (~11 " ) and a height of about 15 cm (~6 " ).
Paper to print out for the pattern
Filling absorbent cotton
Season Foxys © by me!
so i started watching sherlock
this was def not doodled in procrastination of my 73.5 WIPs
[ID: A black-and white doodle containing two figures. The first figure, labeled "me", stands in the center, with their right hand on their right hip and their left hand raised. They have one finger raised. They are smiling, and saying, "I have a great idea for a drawing!" The other figure, labeled "Unfinished WIPs", is standing behind them. Their face is in shadow, and one of their eyes is glowing. They are standing with their right arm at their side and their left arm raised. In the left hand is a knife.]
My baby Louis as a scorpion fish merfolk : beautiful, colorful, and venomous ~ ♡
And @jasvinfellover 's child Jasvin as a thresher shark : because they're cool little cretcher! They're not actually dangerous but have a unique way of attacking, by using their long tail as a whip to knock out fishes. Neat !
(And bonus lucky pirate Niles who got a mermaid gf)
new oc hell yeah