Cracker Tin Crafts

I'm a crafter and like to experiment with different crafts all the time. Currently I make jewelry (chainmaille, hand painted, beading), Sculpey maquettes, crochet (both flat and amigurumi style), and mix in the occasional sewing/cosplay project. Combined with my love of video games- quite a few of my crafts tend to be game themed. Some of my crafts are available for sale!

So, this wouldn’t be happening for a while, but I’m considering some expensive hardware decisions.

One, looking for a new computer. Desktop. I need a good video card for 3D modeling, gaming, and photoshop. Of course I’d also need Ram, but both video cards and ram are replaceable. It’s mostly a debate of is there a decent computer that has what I want already for less than a grand? Should I build it? Should I buy a cheap computer with good fans that I can add new cards to?

And then I’m finally breaking down and getting a cintiq in the next year or so. I’m debating between the new and very portable 13hd and the old and huge 21 ux. Price between the two doesn’t matter as much.

I’ve worked on the 21ux before at school. It was awesome, but the hugeness almost seems unnecessary. Plus it always felt very very hot after a while.

The 13hd I’ve never handled. I don’t think the size would be a problem for me, considering I’ve worked on my samsung 10.1 for drawing (just artflow and sketchbook pro will never beat photoshop for me.) Plus the newness means no worrying over ebay purchases.

Really it just comes down to do I push out another $500 dollars for the 13? Cheapest I’ve seen is $900, where as the 21 ranges from $400 to $600.

Lantern shark. Several small species in deep sea contain tiny bio luminescent splotches. 

30 minutes

The official update for today. Sharky cousins! Rays/skates, guitar fish, chimaera, and saw fish.

Whats that? I forgot to update yesterday? Noooo, thats…. nooo

Leopard shark! Also commonly referred to as Zebra shark for the stripes the juvenile has. Looks like two completely different sharks.

Not a painting, just a scan. Goblin shark and Frilled shark, my absolute favorites.

Artflow sketch! Goblin sharks are adorable when their mouths are closed. Still getting the hang of my tablet, might do a more refined painting on the computer.
15 minutes

I painted this about 2 months back and forgot about it. It’s my little personal desk plant, a tiny little aloe called a “Hey Babe”. I caught it just before all the flowers faded away.

15 minutes.

Apparently my eyes were already too used to flux (its a screen color changer for night time computing) so i ended up doing those two speed paints without knowing what colors i used!

Aw well, at least they still looked okay.

Woe be gone, wobbegong! Love these guys! I honestly think great whites get too much screen time, we need to love some of our cuter sharks.

30 minutes.

10 minutes, ish, probably less, I had star-gate distracting me.