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  1. Thread: Rob-Xar

    by Jonopen
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    Re: Rob-Xar

    I was also quite surprised to hear Rob had left, although not that Xara hadn't acknowledged it! The last I knew he had just started his new role and was full of plans, ideas and enthusiasm for the...
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    Re: Scribble October 2021

    Thanks Larry. I'll definitely take 'weird' as a complement, although in reality the image is just a watered-down interpretation of a 1944 Francis Bacon painting. If you look for it, you'll know the...
  3. Thread: TG Calendar

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    Re: TG Calendar

    Even the date at the foot of the forum needs some love. :(

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    Re: Scribble October 2021

    Two from me! You're not gonna like one of them Larry! ;)

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    Re: Radio killed the radio star

    You're right! That's going to be my new maxim. He might have changed the course of my whole life!

    It wasn't just Trev though who had harsh words of wisdom. The other judge, Chas Jankel (Ian Dury...
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    Re: Radio killed the radio star

    I met Trevor Horn when I was in a schoolboy band competition (electric bass). He told me I needed to learn how to tune my guitar properly! :o
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    Re: Jono's life sans Xara

    Thanks HD - a member I shall be. You never know! Windows 11 does look good. :-)

    Here’s a WIP that's on the drawing board at the moment. It's a Robert Hooke 'flea' inspired drawing and texture...
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    Re: Jono's life sans Xara

    Thanks Gary. (new profile image added, until I think of a better one!)

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    Jono's life sans Xara

    Here's a montage of few bits and pieces I've made during the last few weeks. As TalkGraphics is my spiritual home and as an incentive to myself, every now and then I'll try and post a summary of what...
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    Re: Scribble September 2021

    Hi Handrawn, thanks, yes, I’m doing ok. Still adjusting to the Mac! At the moment ArtRage is the flavour of the month. (see quickie below). It’s a change from vectors. You still have the undo key and...
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    Re: Scribble September 2021

    Hope all well. My hammer is Prisma! :D

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    Re: Scribble August 2021

    Excellent. I've not used the pencil yet! In fact I've not really used any of the tools in earnest. I've got a personal project in the pipeline where ArtRage is going to get a good bashing using ink...
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    Re: Scribble August 2021

    Thanks Larry, much appreciated.
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    Re: Scribble August 2021

    Hi Bob (iamtheblues)

    I’ve actually not come across any show stoppers but have had a few minor disappointments. These aren’t necessarily Apple issues, but more about me expecting better. Things...
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    Re: Scribble August 2021

    Thanks Larry and all.

    @Handrawn, re: Mac mini - yes (and no!) If I were totally honest with myself I probably should have stuck with Windows!!!

    I don't regret getting it at all, in fact there's...
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    Re: Scribble August 2021

    Just a quick flyby to post a scribble. Inspired after a recent visit to a zoology museum and being amazed by creatures of the deep.

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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!

    Hi all

    As some here may know I have recently moved across to the Mac OS environment. It’s early days but so far so good - super fast and smooth operation, slick interface, etc. It’s not been...
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    Re: Tessellating patterns

    Very nice. I am on my way, but I've got a few distractions at the moment, like my shiny new (Mac) computer! :D
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    Re: Tessellating patterns

    Very nice Egg. Loads of possibilities. Just add imagination!

    I've just had a quick trawl through a few tessellating images I've uploaded to TG over the years. There's even one that must have been...
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    Re: Tessellating patterns

    I rarely print things out nowadays but thanks for the idea. Being based on vectors it should scale up ok.

    :D How did I miss that challenge? I’ll have a go in the next few days.

    Here’s...
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    Tessellating patterns

    Since as long as I can remember I've always had a fascination with the drawings and prints by M.C. Escher.

    https://mcescher.com (official MC Escher website)

    I was thrilled when I had the...
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    Re: “Yeah, I was a tadpole too once”

    Thanks both.

    @gwp Yes, lucky I was looking. I would have been devastated.

    I've just been reading about frog defence strategies and seems likely that it puffed itself up with air to look as big...
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    “Yeah, I was a tadpole too once”

    The common frog (Rana temporaria).

    Always been fascinated by frogs and amphibious animals. This one hopped out when I was mowing the lawn. Quite beefy front legs, probably been down the gym. ;)
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    Re: more pareidolia

    I’m not sure if it’s photoshopped or not, but it’s a great shot. I guess if you take enough photos of anything like clouds or waves you’re bound to see something eventually if you’re looking.

    When...
  25. Thread: straw brushes

    by Jonopen
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    Re: straw brushes

    What do you want to draw? Do you mean straw, as in the agricultural byproduct consisting of the dry stalks of cereal plants after the grain and chaff have been removed? If so, the construction of the...
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