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Wanted to do this yesterday but got too busy and had to pick and choose obligations. But, i 'finished' my model for my sprint 0 goal! In quotes, because i will probably still tinker with it in blender and see if those tools can help further refine the model.
I didn't get much work done prior to the deadline (i.e. monday) which is something i'll need to work on--consistent progress over the week. I think i really have my work cut out for me, given the difficulty and complexity of doing just this basic model. I'm not going to adjust the timeline here yet thought, we'll see if i can stick to creating a model every 2 weeks (along side learning tasks.
Anyway, anyone have anything they'd like to share too? What have you been up to the past week?
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'Finished' model. Irpo has really poorly defined lower body in the comic they're from. So i had to take some artistic liberty with that. I'd like to see if blender has better smoothing tools to take out the rough/lumpy spots, but otherwise i'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt.
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Irpo is looking great! you translated their likeness very well in the 3d model!>hugs and kajis <3
i know blender has the tools for smoothing and stuff, but alas, i haven't really dove into it myself yet :PP
oh! I am happy that i am done with the majority of my latest vid, at least in the animation portion! tomorrow i will be sound mixing and cleaning it up! i love the feeling of being ahead of the curve ^^
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Heya Noelle, thanks <3
Yeah i did import the model in blender and it seemed to have a lot of powerful tools, but i didn't have much time tonight to experiment so we'll see! Somewhere i need to fit in some time to gain expertise in blender. But what I'll say having used blender a tiny bit is that the VR sculpting experience is a bajillion times better to work with! It's really frustrating trying to navigate 3d space and sculpt all at once with keyboard and mouse. Everything feels so intuitive and responsive in vr. But i guess i knew that's how it'd be anyway
So do you have a weekly schedule you try to roughly adhere too? Yes, it's great feeling ahead~
i definitely see why VR modeling is a lot better, but us normies have to use the keyboard and mouse! although i would probably use my tablet
i try to get something out every friday at 5:00am, so my goal every week is to have soemthing out by then.
some weeks are easy (like this one) and i get done like a day or two and i have time to relax
some weeks are tough cause i get a bit too ambitious or something gets in my way, and then i find myself staying up till 4:30am to push the video out ><
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If you get done a day or two early, how do you think you'll use your extra time?
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probably cleaning up my room, cause it's a total stye in here :PP
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Ha, yeah not a bad idea! It helps me a lot keeping a clean house. i think the extra peace of mind from having things organized helps with the executive dysfunction
Anyway, super tired now. Night night~
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i too need sleepy sleep!>hugs and kajis <3
Haven't got anything to show for it just yet, but I'm working on my next tabletop campaign. General idea is it's supposed to take place in space, on a luxury cruise liner travelling between Earth and Mars. Some way through an unidentified object was noticed not far from the path and they're instructed by command to investigate. They bring it on board and aren't entirely sure what to make of it, but the more sciency part of the crew sets up a lab and starts studying things. To shorten the story a bit here (and skip over parts I haven't cemented yet), things go wrong. Most of the crew and passengers are afflicted with uncontrolled mutations, and a good portion that hasn't has gone mad.
With the ship thorougly in disarray, the party wakes up with amnesia and the game starts. As they explore the ship (which I assume they will do because if they don't then why did they agree to play in the first place) they will undergo their own mutations that they have to deal with.
The trick to all this being that the mutations are supposed to be beneficial. The object that was found was a sort of welcome capsule from another civilization, not unlike stuff we've launched with various records and what have you. This civilization happens to be very advanced, and through various forms of genetic manipulation they've managed to develop their whole species into something humanity might consider godlike. The objects in the capsule were intended to help progress other species towards their own heightened existence, but of course universal communication is not anyone's strongpoint, with neither civilization actually having any alien contact before, and the way the foreign civilization reacts to these ideas and treatments do not line up with human physiology.
The party, unbeknownst to them due to the amnesia, has already been experimented on, and were in fact one of the final test subjects. A doctor testing one last theory, prior to succumbing to a madness induced by freshly psychic waves emanating not just from the recovered objects but also some of the passengers now, has induced amnesia in the hopes that a lack of knowledge about the experiments will allow a more gradual transition into their effects. And if the party decides to embrace their mutations and manages them appropriately, it'll work. In the best case scenario they'll even be able to fix what went wrong with other people as a result. But I'm also planning on having a few ideologies from the remaining survivors trying to cope with what's going on or simply escape the ship. What the party pursues is obviously up to them.
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Been fiddling with AI related art still!
This is an interesting one:
>"The Fox Apocalypse"
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I have a few side projects that I've been putting off.
GMod model importing.
Might make a VRChat avatar.
My Puyo Puyo VR game in Unity for the 30th anniversary which I have missed.
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Mostly just been trying to write some, but I mostly just flesh out characters rather than focus on the plot.
I have a skeleton of one that I want to do, I just get terrified of actually committing to my work.
Honestly want to do more writing but paying the bills comes first at the moment.
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I love this one as well!
>"The Great Fox Queen Who Loves the Whole Earth"
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i unno why, but makes me think of nirvarna and the man whom wold the world
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i forget about that. like em beoth
I love the Bowie song a ton!
And, more generally, the idea of a regular person coming upon a mysterious, questionable stranger who somehow controls the entire world is... pretty fascinating!
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it was thanks to a gaming podcast i learned bout that song ><
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i am thinking... maybe after this job is done, i will make youtube videos again!
i had not many views... but i want to try.
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ooh! this will be instersting!
Wishes you the best on that moonbug <3
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It's actually a song about mental illness.
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took me some time before getting that. but yes
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Particularly into this one as well:>"Airbrush Artwork Depicting a Fox Crossing the River of Sadness">>>1102396>>1102397
With lyrics of "I searched for form and land / For years and years I roamed / I gazed a gazeless stare" and such, I always thought that the metaphor was pretty clearly about depression, dehumanization, and isolation? Not thinking that there's a point in life, essentially? Same sort of thing as a lot of the songs by the Smiths, I'd say.
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Yeah, "The man who sold the world" is Bowie's past self, a lot of the song is about identity crisis, he essentially describes his present self meeting his past self at the beginning of the song. It's kind of why in the first chorus the man sings "I never lost control" while in the last repeat of the chorus it becomes "We never lost control"
Identity crisis, exactly... didn't David Bowie have a very close relative who suffered from such extremely painful, severe depression that the relative committed suicide? I recall reading about that when the musician died a few years ago. Made me think.
[Edit] Found a news article that stated that Bowie had a difficult step-family situation in which his half-brother spent time in and out of mental hospitals for years until his half-brother committed suicide in 1986. Tough stuff.
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Yeah he had a half-brother with severe schizophrenia. It had a big influence on the themes of his music early on. The album that man who sold the world appears on (also called The Man Who Sold The World) had a lot of songs about mental illness (alongside some of his darker songs about war, technology and religion)
In fact this was the original cover for the album (later replaced with a photo of Bowie on a couch in a dress with tarot cards scatteted on the floor), the building in the background was a mental institution, supposedly the one his half brother was living in.
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This one is real trippy!>"The Gigantic Fox Made of Fruits">>>1102404
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Look at me neglecting my own thread. Sorry for the late relies y'all! Just been a really busy week for me.>>1102246
This is really cool, i love the story and the kind of player choices this would create! Do you have a regular group that you DM for? Have you run a lot of campaigns? What rpg system do you use?>>1102354>>1102387>>1102398>>1102523
These are really cool! Kinda amazing what algorithms can create.>>1102358
Sounds like you are already experienced in modeling. Do you have any sample work you could share?>>1102366
I didn't know you write, what kind of story is it going to be?>>1102372
Awesome dude, it sounds like it's going well so far. I'm glad>>1102393
Oh yeah, i remember you wrote an animal crossing script. I can't remember if that ever became a video but you have interesting ideas that I'd like to see more of!
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my latest video thing got 1700 views on youtube, which threw me by surprisehttps://www.youtube.com/shorts/KxakWei9AZc
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As for my update this week, I've just done a bad job with my commitment to the roadmap. I did do some research though into the process of high end modeling and learned about programs like Substance Painter, which is a powerful tool to texture your models. Not that i should be surprised but it feels overwhelming, all the stuff that goes into high end modeling.
But i guess the thing is i don't have to start high end! The things i want to do right now are pretty simple and cartoony, so I'm gonna try to focus on modeling in Medium on my Quest and worry about the bigger picture later.
I decided my next model is going to be White, before she earned her human form. There are cutesy versions of White as a spider but i actually like her horrifying, true version better. Its cooler to me that she is this horrible looking spider monster but she is kind and generous to people like that. Beauty is skin deep and all that.
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Hey, that's pretty sweet. Even if YouTube hasn't been great I'm sure you'll take the traffic. Also, it's late but i thought of you when i saw this comic
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i post the same vids on tiktok and youtube, and generally i get like 1/10th the viewership on youtube as i get on tiktok, so to see it blow up like that is rather surprising! i will gladly take that W>hugs and kajis <3
all hail the christmas skull!
how is inanis ^^
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With any luck both platforms can cross advertise for each other! If it works the way at all.
I'm okay, struggling a little maybe. It's well known i set high standards and a fast pace for myself. I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed the past week. I closed out a big project which i thought would be refreshing, but what I'm working on now is so poorly undefined that I'm really having a hard time dealing with so much uncertainty. Everyone in relying on the clarify things has been flaking out. So I'm going nowhere but that doesn't change my obligations to get things done. It's true i can push back on deadlines but I'm trying to promote and it's just a better story if i don't push back things.
Then yeah, my high achiever efforts in the rest of life aren't giving me much room to decompress. But I don't want to take a step back from anything I'm doing. If i cut anything out, it's like repeating a cycle of getting serious about something (modeling, or going to the gym, or sticking to a diet) then flaking out. I'm tired of flaking out on myself!
So yeah, not sure what I'm gonna do. Either something has to give or maybe i just need to keep it together until the end of the year when my promo is assured and i can slack off a little
What about you, how is?
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that would be great! although i imagine they would both eventually reach a similar point, if i had the fanbase to back it up, as most people visit both tiktok and youtube :PP
oh dear! it sounds like you've been tossed into a world of chaos in a way! but you are a smart and adaptable cookie! you'll rise to the occassion! and it's not flaking out to take care of yourself <3
i'm doin alright myself, this last weekend was awesome for me personally. that being said, however some around me haven't had the bestest time. but nothing i can really do personally.
celebrated a friends birthday, which was nice ^^
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Yeah but imagine if the YouTube algorithm drove TikTok engagement and vice versa! You'd be unstoppable~
Yeah, I'll be fine ultimately. I always am! It doesn't help that an update for my current gaming obsession came out and I've been sinking lots of spare time into that haha. Plus, I've been thinking about a lot of stupid existential bullshit when i promised myself before not to waste time thinking about such things! An empty head can be filled with good things but only if you aren't taking up that space pondering the nature of your existence.
Awesome is good! What all has been going so great?
Yeah, often times it feels i know way more people who aren't doing well than who are. It's sad but not much you can do about it.
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that would be the dream <3
i think what you need is some chamomile tea and a soak at a hot spring. unwind and slow down that turbo mode a bit ><
saturday i was at a Mandalorian watch party! i never seen the show before, and we watched the first season of it, and it was quite fun ^^ then sunday i got to watch the broncos absolutely destroy the Cowboys in a game i was almost certain we were gonna lose in. then my friend and i had some tasty food and played games ^^
so it was a good weekend for me personally ^^
yeah, but being a bystander just feels so awkward. like when your friends dog seemingly paralyzes himself in front of you, and they run off to the emergency vet and you are left in their house by yourself, it's weird (the dog is fine, pinched nerve went away and he walks fine now)
or when your dad hits a deer and messes up his car, and the most you can say is "aww... sorry dad ://" cause you weren't there, you weren't involved, but you just wanna be supportive
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alrighty y'all!<hugs and kajis <3
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Well... improving my health is it's own serious project, but I keep having snags. Yesterday, well, I basically felt like having a full body-wide breakdown. Like my blood turning to acid. I managed to get to sleep when that happened, or at least somewhat. I felt fairly sure that it was diabetic related or otherwise blood related. Today, eh, my blood sugar not long after waking up and getting dressed was 410... not pleasant news. Going to retest myself in not too long and see about seeing a doctor in the afternoon. Fortunately, my Dad will be able to drive me to CVS or a place like that later.>>1102600
Very amazing! c:
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I was working on another piece but then season 2 trailer came out and I got distracted
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I'm working on developing a pair of gaming systems. Not that I expect anybody to play them I just like making things and writing things. Honestly development shows that they're way too arduous to actually be fun. But...
The first system is a PvP cooperative board game. The players control different parties in a city based loosely on revolutionary Paris. The monarchy has been violently abolished following many years of chronic mismanagement, and it's up to the players to rebuild a metropolitan on the verge of total collapse. Players need to cooperate to rebuild the city and restore basic services, but only one player can get credit for any particular action. However the lead player takes the blame if other players disrupt the rebuilding process. There are also a few "everyone loses" scenarios if the players become a corrupt ineffectual stalemate of a government. Coups and the like. So backstabbing is the only way to get ahead, but if you don't actually work together to fix the city then the guillotine will try to fix your regime.
The other one and more recent is a hard magic system build around casting spells through actual stage magic. I'm still experimenting with ideas I like and dislike, but I want players building rube golberg machines of magical rituals. The latest thing I'm onto with it is a particular ritual requiring a number of catalysts that meet certain conditions, based on the perceptions of the audience. So a person given a particular card that by isn't the one they think it is meets the condition of "believing a lie" about it. Or doing the box trick with a beautiful assistant sawing her in half and putting her back together gives the "living creature" catalyst the condition of "split and made whole". By combining catalysts and conditions the magician meets certain conditions required to actually harness the arcane. What matters is that specific catalysts and conditions are present, but not that particular catalysts have particular conditions, any combination will do. But of course magic doesn't work if you know the trick behind it so if someone can see through your illusions and sleight of hand then the catalysts never get charged and the spell doesn't work and really it's just an elaborate excuse for a fantasy hard magic system to include top hats and leotards without it just being window dressing.
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Spent the last two weeks reclaiming my house after I spent over a month caring for my sick wife. Then this past weekend we helped a friend move. Got paid for it but damn it's been slow lately. I'm really excited to dive into a few crafts for a Christmas gift or two, and maybe even learn more python.
Oh hey look I'm posting here again. I think. yaaaaaay
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Still just work videos - there should be a break in my projects somewhat soonish, allowing me to finally make a video for my own channel again.
...and I am still trying to comprehend the fact that I just spent two days getting paid for analyzing Dragonball.
Oh also I made this yesterday. Doodled the sketch while teaching my last art class for the year. It's doing pretty well on both Twitter and Reddit at the moment, actually. By my standards, anyway.
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I started drawing schematics for animal enclosure that I would like to make. There's one that I haven't started yet, but I want to start drawing in the next few days.
The basic idea is to have long pipe like structures running across the walls of a room, filled with water, and plants hanging at aesthetic points. Some parts of the pipes I want to cut and silicone little windows in, and then fill the pipes with some small, colorful fish.
They will have to be big pipes, as I want the fish to be able to comfortably turn around, but they can't be so big as to have too much weight at any one point.
It's just a small part of an overall house I want to build in the near future. It will have to have some concrete flooring though, I think, or at least a good drainage system for any leaks that might occur.
I also want to have this be at the bottom, and have like, four more structures similar to t above. I want to have some snakes, some small lizards (possibly frogs too), a bug centered one, and then maybe some small friendly rodents, like four female mice, or maybe two rats.
I basically want a really cool animal room.
This is a pretty good example, though thy stocked it wrong lol
I often tell people to just get orange guppies, or orange cloud minnows, or even some mollies (though they get relatively big), if they want that goldfish look.
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Woah. You made that? That looks awesome. You've really come a long way.>>1103008
That animal room sounds really awesome. I think the pipes idea could work but it would depend on the size of the fish, and possibly the species. Water gets heavy fast though, so you'll want a stable base, but as long as you have enough vertical sections standard 1/4" PVC pipes should do the trick.>>1103010
I'm no good at stocking fish. Ants are more my thing.
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My daughter would probably love that one, as she's been in a renewed Steven Universe phase.
She drew Connie on reference a week ago.
Heh, well, Connie's fun. And probably my fave character in the game, too.
Oh awesome. I'm sure she did great.>>1103012
Thanks. Wasn't even like, trying to make it look extra epic beyond putting in decent effort, if that makes sense. But it ended up looking really nice.>>1103008>Animal room
And then you buy me a plane ticket and a travel VISA so I can come hang out i nthe animal room
Also just so I can visit the states again cause I wanna.
But in all seriousness, that sounds awesome.
A friend of mine actually did house sitting for a friend who had like, an exotic pet daycare of sorts, that was pretty wild. Didn't exactly hang out in the "animal rooms" though, but there were ferrets, dogs, a bigass snake...
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I love snakes. I finally got to hold a snake last month! My neighbor has some. It was a cutie 6' ball python. Her scales felt wet, but actually they were just super smooth. It was awesome. Also apparently most people aren't calm around snakes because my neighbor had no idea I'd never held one before.
Snakes are cool and all, but I don't think I'd be able to have or fully live with one.
Well, in fairness, the aforementioned snake did lead to a bit of a scare. I was staying over in the house my friend was housesitting, and when we laid down to sleep (on mattresses on the floor)... the snake had somehow gotten out of its terrarium, and squeezed in between the wall and the piece of furniture it was standing o, probably looking for heat. And this thing was tightening up, so we couldn't get it out no matter what we did. We had to just go to sleep knowing there was a huge ass snake loose.
I mean of course it didn't do anything, but it is a LITTLE hard not to lie there half-expecting to get choked.
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Yeah, I can understand the nerves. Not everyone likes snakes
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>>1103012>water gets heavy fast
Yea, it definitely does. It'll probably take a good amount of tweaking and testing, and having a few back up plans for if things go wrong.
I find ants REALLY interesting, but have getting close to them in the wild. I've never been near an ant farm though.>>1103022>Exotic daycare
That, sounds rad, and I really want to see that type of thing be more common. Oh man, that would be so fun.>>1103024>>1103026
I love big snakes, but theres definitely limits on not just size, but also type, that a single person should ever safely handle by themselves. A 6-7 foot long bullsnake is going to be easy as shit compared to a constrictor, that literally uses that strength to hunt.
I think the biggest constrictor I would ever handle by myself (because they're days that I get pretty weak in the muscles), might be something like a rosy boa. But even then, I still might want another person there, depending on how big it was exactly.
You should start your own ant farm. You might need to buy a few queens though. This late in the year the only ants to mate outside the tropics are prenolepis imparis (winter ants) which prefer very cold temperatures and are boring to watch, or paratrechina Longicornis (black crazy ants) which have internal mating flights and are nearly impossible to capture wild queens.
Unless you're in the southern hemisphere or the tropics, in which case flights should be well under way for most species
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Oh...no. I, I think I'm good on those particular critters.
Anything else I could try keeping, but ants are...heh, not my cup of tea
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I kind of wonder what ants you are dealing with.
Personally, an ant farm sounds fun, but I understand you really need a large space to build one and don't have a break out.
Not American ants. Usually. I think your area of the world is home to some rather large and aggressive ant species, but even my camponotus (carpenter ants) set up fit within a cubic foot.
I've kept pheidole (brown big head ant), nylanderia (tawny crazy ant), paratrechina Longicornis (black crazy ant), camponotus (carpenter ant), and briefly had a solenopsis xyloni (mojave fire ant) queen
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As a European, I don't deal with big bugs.
I mostly have lasius niger at my home (I think) and some yellow meadow ants. Perhaps some Argentine ants, because they're everywhere.
I do think I've seen some larger carpenter ants on my walks outside, though.
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Well...I don't have a phobia of hardly anything...except ants lol. And it's like, I think they're awesome and super cool actually, and really interesting to watch, but I just hate being near any situation that there is even a slight possibility that they could crawl on me. Even if they're harmless, I just can't.
Ah, sorries. I had you confused with someone else who lives in south america.
lasius niger is a wonderful ant for beginner ant keepers. they usually fly in late september, hibernate for the winter, and start producing eggs en masse in the spring. very easy to feed and keep, and quite active, so fun to watch.>>1103195
yeah, I don't like them crawling on me most of the time either. my hand? fine. Anywhere else? Heck no!
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Also the smaller black ones who don't sting?
Or do you often deal with larger stinging ants?>>1103218
I know that they are black ants of about 3 > 5 mm long and are very common in my life.
I do know they tend to release their queens in July / August, especially on hot days. Then the entire yard is covered in their flying progenitors.
There is the weird thing, where they usually show up in my house in May : June and stick around for a couple of weeks and then leave again. I do feel like they've gotten more bold compared to last year in really being all around the house.
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So, think i'm done with this one now. Been learning a lot about the tools trying to get some of these curves and points to look sharp! If i started from scratch again it'd look a lot better, but i think it makes sense to move on to the next one! I have an idea to do Anne and Sprig together for my next one with a more dynamic pose than what i've been doing so far. i think that's a good step up in terms of difficulty compared to the first two characters i did