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Loomis Feels Thread: Treading New Ground Anonymous 09/24/2020 (Thu) 05:18:23 No. 146
Tell me how you feel
>tfw I'm still too demoralized to draw >tfw this website has been and will likely continue to be taken down for days at a time fore the foreseeable future but that's still arguably better than dealing with 8kun's myriad technical issues
>>147 Cheer up. We're not going anywhere, and we got good news from sadpanda about our new host today.
>>148 Oh, do-tell. It's encouraging to see it up so consistently lately
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I just got a raise at work. I suppose I should be happy, but instead I feel nothing because I know that-weighed next to the fact I'm probably going to have to defend myself and my family from rabid double-digit IQ dunning-kruger transgender communists within the next couple of months using deadly force-an extra dollar an hour doesn't seem terribly significant.
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The weather is nice and mild right now
Finally have a regular work schedule. Still no gym tho. >>150 >couple of months Can't be that bad anon, unless you're in a megapozzed megacity.
>>201 I live in Saint Paul, MN which isn't a megacity but it sure is pozzed
>tfw 8kun is so slow it's taking me like, hours to download the image posts from the latest weekly theme thread
Another sh*tty day at work with my boss (possibly) leering at me the entire time under the chinese made spy camera he installed last year. Pretty frustrating knowing I can't draw at work anymore but it's still a better job than anything else I'm qualified for at the moment. What are you fellas up to today?
Edited last time by loomis on 09/28/2020 (Mon) 17:58:50.
>>146 Not gonna lie. I appreciate this thread. >>291 >What are you fellas up to today? Drawing and watching animations.
>>212 Didn't see a meta thread, so I figured I'd drop a line here. If you guys want your content migrated off of 8kun, I have a script to automate that and I'd be happy to do it for you. Much easier than moving it by hand. I did this for /fast/, /gts/, and /gamergatehq/ if you'd like to see some examples. You BO should reply here or contact me at codexx@cock.li if they're interested and we can work out particulars. I'd be happy to help, just let me know.
Edited last time by codexx on 09/28/2020 (Mon) 15:56:09.
>>293 Thanks bubbi. I guess I'm on the fence about it, I'm not sure I want to port the WHOLE thing over-but maybe. I suppose it depends on what the other fellas would like to do. Is the script selective or does it just brute force the entire board over? I guess in that instance I could just literally delete the excessive stuff.
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>>293 Sounds good to me. Are themes from 8chan/8kun compatible with 8chan.moe? It feels weird not having this delicious ass in background.
>>295 Unfortunately Uncle Moe won't let me link it to imgur or whatever I was using on the other site so I'll have to find an alternative-if the mod would like to share any suggestions they'd be most appreciated. In the meantime I was using an image hosted in a locked thread right here (scroll down to see it) but it appears to not be working anymore on my end, either (did its url change along with the thread's order placement on the board, perhaps?). I chalked it up to the fact I'm on mobile but if it's not working for you something must be up.
>>296 Oh uh, also if I recall correctly this site defaults to Yotsuba B or whatever-so make sure you hit that drop down box above and select "Board-specific CSS" if you haven't already.
Edited last time by loomis on 09/28/2020 (Mon) 19:39:25.
>>294 The script supports a whitelist/blacklist of threads, so you could make a list of threads you want and have those moved. The alternative is, as you said, using mod tools to prune some threads, merge them with others, etc. LynxChan has quite a few tools for that. >>296 Use >>>/res/ for storing board assets. There is a dedicated background images thread. Currently there's some issue uploading fonts with LynxChan, so if you need a custom font let me know and I'll host it on the server directly.
>8kun's front page is frozen again At least it's displaying stuff from the 27th and not the 12th like last time >>302 Thanks for the heads up. Oddly enough the picture is appearing in the background on my desktop PC but I'm left wondering why it's not visible on my mobile device (it does appear slightly more faint as well, for whatever reason). Perhaps I'll make a new one based on this original, host it on /res/ and see what happens.
>>304 Background issue might be how the CSS is done? I don't really mess with CSS but if it's a persistent issue then I can ask our theme guy to take a look. Regarding importing old threads, give me a list of threads you'd like moved over (by the post id of the thread OP, i.e. this is 146) or just say "all" and I will do it the next available night. The process is relatively quick, and I have some workarounds for 8kun's issues.
>>314 Thanks for the offer, I'm glad to hear it's a relatively simple process that allows for some specificity. Part of me finds the blank slate here somewhat appealing but I'm sure there's at least a few things back on our old home base that might warrant complete reproduction.
Making progress in everything except the small aspect I'm actually targeting is a strange feel. I'm not yet willing to pivot into improving my strengths while my weaknesses impact the amount of time it takes to bring any piece to an acceptable level of completion. >>200 Oh yes. The scorchening has finally ceased. A small pocket of ephemeral comfort - the perfect segue into the crisp cleansing cold of winter.
Let's see if I can figure out how flags work-on the user page it just says something about location flags which I don't really want. I have a ton of silly flags I can import from elsewhere though which I think might spice up the board a little bit.
I don't think enabling or "making them (flags) mandatory" does anything unless there's something I'm missing.
>>366 I stand corrected. Let's try "enabled" instead of mandatory and see what happens.
>>367 Oh wow, they come out pretty small these ones. I wonder if it's formatting it to a typical country flag image's proportions. Let's try something else, and see how it displays a relatively symmetrical image.
>>368 Duh duh~!
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Damn, the mouse hover text is displayed differently as well. On my personal site there are no serious limitations in place so most of my flags are 32 x 32 (and I was thinking of making them a little bigger even), display file names as written and have no character limit so I can easily arrange them by category. It would be cool to have that here to what extent that would be possible.
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>>370 >display file names as written >mfw it's doing that now all of the sudden
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I feel like I haven't seriously practiced in a while but on the other hand I feel like I'm advancing into my projects for the first time in a long, long while. There's a balance to find I guess.
I work in a used video game store. I used to work with my boss, he was lazy when it came to a lot of the miscellaneous labor around the store (cleaning out and testing cartridge games, buffing and filing disc games, cleaning and testing consoles and controllers) but he just sent any work he didn't want to do to the other store and made it their problem (based!). Now I have a co-worker instead who I like and all but he doesn't do jack shit and is probably the main catalyst (apart from the camera installed a year or two ago I guess) for why I can't draw at work anymore. It's pretty annoying. It's not a "hard job" in the conventional sense, but unlike in the past I am working constantly with hardly a moment to myself. In fact now they've got me coming in on Fridays to basically do more of the work even while he's there. I sat there cleaning dozens of absolutely filthy NES games while this dude just stands around talking to me the entire time. Fuckin' jabberjaw; he's pretty good at making sales though heh
Each time I try to draw I feel like a retard, as if my head was totally empty.
>>388 Are you me?
>>389 Matter of fact, yes
>>146 I feel more worried about other parts of my life rather than my drawing. I also feel like I'm losing the pleasant feeling of satisfaction I can get when I look back at a completed drawing. I don't want to lose that.
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I invested $10,000 into a failed cryptocurrency venture early in 2019, shortly thereafter I totaled my car in an otherwise easily avoidable accident. Failing to find a used vehicle (most of them were $10,000+ even with over 100,000 miles) I had to hold my nose and buy new (again), putting me a further $13,000 in debt after insurance covered a significant portion of the new vehicle's cost. Now, a year and a half later I'm down to $12,000 in debt, not quite half paid off despite making double payments (most of the time). I've never experienced anything other than total economic freedom before so it's been somewhat difficult to adjust to mentally. It honestly hasn't changed much with my lifestyle as I've never lived ostentatiously, it's just kind of a shitty burden lingering in the background preventing me from making major impulse purchases.
>>499 >Crypto But why would you ever try to devalue a crypto currency instead of using it for what it was made for, a free, untracable, alternative currency?
>>500 Because I don't yet know how to use an unknown amount of Monero, the single greatest cryptocurrency currently in circulation-and among the only currently existing that I respect.
I just got a $126 speeding ticket AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
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Where tf has everybody been these past couple of days, huh?
>>515 Stuck helping my retarded boomer family move. The boxes of dusty, never used nicknacks never end.
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I've just downloaded erotic pictures for three hours straight. I think I'm set for life. lmfao
>>524 Based department? I found something you've got to see.
I am fucked up but I still fight on. Why is my brain so mean to me bros? ...It's the diet, isn't it?
>>574 Your brain and diet are fine. You know what the real problem is already.
>>576 Yes.
Do you think you're close to popping off, fam?
>>606 I'm so close to another plateau I can taste it
How get artist gf
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>>628 just draw her lol
>tfw struggling to draw in a bumpy suv going 80 mph >tfw I just spent 10 hours in a car today >tfw shit vacation in a dumpy hotel >tfw can’t upload images from ipad
>>630 What kind of vacation? Just a family reunion kind of thing?
>>631 Went on a trip with my grandpa to meet up with some of his family. Apparently we're going to some sort of professional RC car race.
>>632 That sounds cute, there's no way your grandpa is as dopamine fried as any of us are so try and be patient and have a positive attitude for his sake if nothing else. He's probably pretty excited about it even though I have a sneaking suspicion you're a bit more cynical about the whole thing.
I've been working for $25 an hour cash for a mentally ill ebay reseller who's like $40,000 in debt through various channels. I've never met someone so lazy in my life. If he wasn't literally crazy he'd probably be a millionaire by now though; he's on all the "garage sale" type sites 24 hours a day refreshing the page (autism), making constant texts and emails and getting great deals on shit. I appreciate the money but it's been taking away from drawing time. >work 10.5 hours at work >go to this guy's house and work 4-6 more hours >go home and sleep >repeat If I wasn't in debt up to my balls myself because of my car accident I wouldn't even consider working for this weirdo at almost any price either tbh. Fuck that nigga. He's go these fucked up Resident Evil dogs I can hardly bring myself to look at but at the same time I'm compelled to give them a lot of love whenever I'm there because they're clearly neglected. They've obviously never had a bath (super matted hair) and I've never seen this sperg or his similarly mentally ill boomer parents even touch them. They also BOTH have a tumor-thing in one of their eyes pushing the eye back into their skull. This guy and his entire family belong in a padded room ffs.
Feeling pretty good today; it's a little cold but there's no snow and the air is nice and still. It feels pretty invigorating, perfect dog-walkin' weather. How are you lads feelin'
Edited last time by loomis on 10/24/2020 (Sat) 19:22:07.
I've been working through the Draw a Box exercises to improve my fundamental skills. No lie, I couldn't help but feel like the super-rigorous approach was gonna kill my enthusiasm when I started. But after working with some of the techniques more, like ghosting your lines and drawing through your ellipses, I can see how it will all eventually fit together. I just gotta keep at it. >>647 I feel good about drawing again, like it's something I can do for fun and enjoyment, and not some sort of obligation. I was demoralized for a while because I couldn't just enjoy the act of drawing things, usually because I was too focused on my mistakes. So I'd draw less, and not improve, and then when I sat down to draw again, the cycle would repeat. >>606 Not even close, but I am winding up the spring.
>>653 I've felt better about it lately too. Even though I suck by any objective standard I've come to live with the pain and have fun drawing again
I feel very thankful for the drawfriend who made this pic of Grace. If you're lurking on /loomis/, thanks--this pic gave me a ton of joy. t. /monarchy/ or, /monarchia/
>>722 I don't know if that was one of us but I hope they come around someday. We're trying to rebuild our board to its former glory so we need all hands on deck
The worst part about being a beginner is not pointing out the many things you did wrong, but trying to find what, if anything, you did right.
>>727 post work and reference/subject
>>727 post it fgt
>feelio when after two days of nonstop fucking around with command lines and shit I finally installed a hackintosh and now I can use my ipad as a wacom feels good man Apple's got all the same art programs as Windows, right?
>>761 Teach me your ways. I've got an iPad but I'd much rather use it like that if possible, my Apple Pencil has been collecting dust for years by this point. The only thing tying me to the OS itself is my ImagineFX content.
>>763 I followed this guide: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/ and this video, you don't need to use the live linux install he uses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUnVzJsINCI But OpenCore is not the only way, apparently you can use something called a "gpu passthrough" with a virtual machine and emulate whatever Mac you want. I did it the "vanilla" way, installing it straight to a spare hard drive I had sitting around. It was painful. Though, half of my troubles were due to my own fuck ups and could have been avoided. I didn't format the usb stick properly because of linux permissions bullshit and had to prepare it twice. First, macOS versions only work on very specific hardware, so you need new enough parts to support a macOS version that supports Sidecar, which is the app that connects your hackintosh to the ipad. 6th gen and beyond intel chips with an integrated graphics card built in to the processor is mandatory for sidecar, I think, along with an ordinary graphics card of your own. Maybe. Hackers are so fucking disorganized. There are hardware compatibility checklists in that opencore guide above, but not specifically for Sidecar. If all your stuff is compatible, you need to make a usb stick with a mac install built in. OpenCore itself is the boot system, then you need to download the right kexts(drivers), run SSDTTime to make some SSDTs(more drivers), run ProperTree to create a config file for the operating system, run GensMBIOS to make some fake serial number type data, then install. There may be some detours where you need to debug the boot process, fuck with BIOS settings, or spoof some hardware IDs. I have a lot of spare time.
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Feeling pretty freaked out by the election shenanigans. At least I have art practice to keep me mentally occupied.
>>774 tfw you don't even care about CSS.
>>783 Dude same, this shit is absolutely fucking bonkers and I haven't been able to cope, seethe OR dilate properly since the 4th. I haven't even rallied people to come to the drawpile in advance like I usually do.
Both anon cafe and 8kun are dead. 8moe is the only place left for me to stay. I hope it will last and be less dead.
>>789 Welcome fella, it's been a little dead because of the holiday and election but we should get back to a nice comfy pace yet again soon I imagine
2020 been a shit year, fake pandemic, fake elections, just been kicked out of home. I got 2 months to sort my life out or else you may see me selling shit art at stop signs or out of a tent :(
>>792 These n*ggas really going to kick my mans out of the house right before winter? smdh
>>792 Are you working right now or "between jobs"? There's no job more reliable or easier to obtain than working at a small pizza restaurant chain. If you have a car you can make bank delivering or just cook/wash dishes. >go to maps.google.com >type in "pizza" >type up the phone numbers of the nearest 10 stores in notepad >go down the line, call them all and ask if they're hiring (call between 2-4 to avoid lunch rush); at least a few of them will be >apply in person >likely just walk onto the job
>>790 Every altchan's loomis related board is dead. Did everyone stop using imageboard or go back to cuckchan? I seriously hope there isn't some kind of secret club that everyone but me knows. Maybe there was only 5 people on altchan loomis to begin with and it's dead because the samefag stopped posting.
>>813 Nah man, when GG happened /loomis/ was actually doing pretty well; I think we might have even had a couple dozen posters at one time (as quaint as that sounds, considering we have probably between 5 and 10 now it was pretty nice), it was a golden age for imageboard drawfellas. Then, without warning the software began to fail; Freddit and Joshie-Woshie-Moonie-Bean failed to fix it in a span of something like six months-it might have been even longer. It was a complete disaster. By the time the original 8chan recovered it was beyond too late, the dream-as they say-was dead. /pol/, /v/, /co/ and some of what were the other top boards of the time endured but also lost a lot of traffic from what I understand-but nearly every board outside of those featured on the front page were rubbed out, permanently. Here we are a little over a year from the launch of 8kun after suffering miserable software issues there as well. We're actually somewhat more active here than we were there and I'm trying to get more people to at least occasion the board but it's been slow going, so far. >>792 I hope you're okay bruh, keep us posted.
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I'm actually doing pretty well. Earlier this year I quit my slave driving job and was able to get my life back on track.After that I was able to complete a lot of different things that were otherwise hanging indefinitely, did a lot of practice. But even with money to fall back on it was an intensely difficult choice to make as I have fought learning how to say "no" to people who otherwise wanted to subvert my will. It's hard. I stared into the abyss multiple times in the last two years, and for me I don't think it's possible to live without art or drawing. Even if I have to, I will just kill myself instead.
>>814 /co/ actually managed to hang on for a few years, and the board peaked around time Samurai Jack's 5th season was getting released. Months after that a few events coincided (PG autist, moderation issues, spammers, diaperfag) and they crippled /co/. Still, the board has enough users to consistently get 24 to 30 uses on streaming nights. I keep meaning to draw more, but I am too deep in the grind mindset. I am polishing my perspective skills and it's been weeks since I drew anything that's not a deliberate exercise.
Goddammit I fucking hate brushes with a deadzone where it doesn’t make a mark until you press hard enough. Fucking Procreate brushes.
>>817 I really can't get used to drawing in Procreate, I think I'm just not used to orienting the iPad itself. I'm not sure what makes it so difficult; there's probably some kind of artist-friendly case that lets you hold it like a trad artist would hold a palette or something that would help
>>821 I got a chinese knock off of an expensive leather case from ztotop, it’s pretty good. Procreate itself is kind of fucky in some ways, it doesn’t have a stabilizer, just that streamline function which only works on curves. And it’s always obvious when someone is using the default brushes, they have no anti-aliasing.
>>813 > I seriously hope there isn't some kind of secret club that everyone but me knows It's called twitter. Come join us.
>>825 >It's called twitter. Come join us. No, thanks. This is the gayest reply I've read today.
>>825 Post your Twitter Chad-senpai >preferably in this thread here >>497 I've never seen work you've put effort into
>>825 Let me rephrase that; most of your work on the drawpile seems to originate from a sort of "stream of consciousness" even if it's all very solid from a draftsmanship perspective. I wanna see something you put your full power behind.
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I'm losing momentum again ffs
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>>826 It's only gay if we're mutuals, anon. >>828 >>827 Yes, you have. That's pretty much it. That's how I do things. There's just a lot more. >Post your Twitter Chad-senpai I thought it was common knowledge. I know BO doesn't discourage it, but I try not to shill here and only post board relevant stuff to keep my presence in line with everyone elses. It is an anonymous image board, after all. Even if the very nature of us posting personal and identifiable art tends to preclude that somewhat.
>>830 I thought you were the (other) Chad guy. My mistake!
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>>835 >he thinks I'm THE artchad because I used the chad flag >I'm just the PG-13 cartoon boobies doodleguy
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>>830 BUNDA
>>813 >I seriously hope there isn't some kind of secret club that everyone but me knows There is a discord drawfag server around that's pretty comfy As much as it is disagreed upon, there is that and twitter.
>Caricature artist at a theme park for a little over 2 years >Money's nothing special, basically minimum wage or less, entirely paid on ~30% commission and tips >The real caricature money (short of a publication deal) is in fairs, where you work like 2 weeks straight and earn around 6-8k, requires park experience which is why I took the park job, have been networking with people specifically for this process >Pandemic killed ALL the fairs >Came back to the park around august >it was shit pay but tolerable >it's getting less tolerable >no tips >they keep coming up with new hoops for us to jump through or some stray park manager will just go looking for reasons to fuck with us since all caricature booths in parks are 3rd party companies >the commissions I did outside of caricatures are drying up, not enough to keep going really >spent the actual lockdown grinding and portfolio building >can't fucking tell if it helped >commission clients are getting progressively shittier, assholes with stingy budgets who want cheap art for their fucking twitch logos at theft prices >started abusing adderall to get work and commissions done >it's taking bigger physical tolls than it used to >bigger depressions, longer sleeps, more lethargic, can feel myself slipping out of shape >dunno how much longer I can use this crutch >getting progressively more depressed by all of this >parents constantly pressuring me to become a fukken art teacher in some shitty school >I hate kids, know they don't give a fuck about school, dunno if they're even really going back anyhow >dunno what the future holds >dunno if I'm gonna make it >dunno if I can even do this anymore
>>839 You don't need to become an art teacher at a school like your parents want, you could become an art tutor though I'm sure if you've got the will and the skill. Just make a personal facebook page and start putting yourself out there on facebook, craigslist and other sites that'll let you. You could reasonably expect to get the same amount of money as a tutor as you would a teacher-the only difference would be you're dealing with one kid vs many kids.
>>839 Dang anon i don’t know what so say. I hope you’re doing fine through all this, and do look forward to the Vaccine that would solve the pandemic problem. Seriously man, i hope that you’d get better, please don’t take the easy way out.
>>827 >Post your Twitter Chad-senpai I told you Twitter is fake and gay. JavaShit? No thanks. >>>/loomis/805 Was something I spend a bit more time on. https://anon.cafe/loomis/res/560.html has also two pictures I colored. But I can only produce so much for a given identity.
>tfw no (art) gf
Been working a lot, barely any time for drawan
I'm seriously having difficulty focusing. Couldn't even silence my monkey brain enough to practice the past few days even though I had them off. The first year of drawing really sucks, but I'm confident I could improve if I could just get in the habit and most importantly stick with it.
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>>918 With how rowdy and tempestuous the political climate is I'm looking at yet another 6 months to a year off, myself. If you think the first year sucks though wait until you get to the point where you can objectively discern why your art is bad but you feel powerless to improve it. The only way past is through... YOU HAVE TO LIVE IT!

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