Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

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    • Notes from the Battlefield

      3 weeks ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      My life is now measured in 5 minute units.

      Nights are cold, days burn with the heat of a thousand suns.

      The Dutch have blessed my people with a treaty of peace, allowing us and our Slovak sisters to survive the Great Dutch Steam Roll of the Northern Quadrant. I am proud of our great countrymen for defending our glorious flag (except for PeterCZ who kept fucking up the anti-aliasing pixels, ty hajzle!).


      I found a snug little corner next to the magnificent Bold and Brash to set up camp. I've had scuffles with the Green Lattice clan over the space. Want the 1/1000th of your space back, Green Lattice clan?


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      I long for the days of yesterday, when I could drink my tea in peace without the constant threat of fighting for my own survival.


      What's that? Praise the sun! The battle has officially ended!

      Half of my red poppy flower remains.


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      It may be for the better that it's over, for this battle would have plagued my productivity for days. 

      I look forward to seeing my family again. 

      I come back a changed woman.


      ~ Mish


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      Those that don't know, two days ago Reddit started a social experiment where the internet was given access to a huge canvas and each user was given the ability to lay down a single pixel every 5 minutes.

      Seeing how modern technology influences the way we create, communicate, and behave is something that utterly fascinates me and also how these social experiments create entire cultures surrounding them. The Button two years back (brief explanation here) was enough to start wars over a silly button attached to a timer. 


      This year's experiment is similar in it's social sense but even more complex than a simple button. People worked together to work against others, there was chastising, there were heartwarming acts of kindness, there were artistically subtle boobs and butts. It's perfect.

      The experiment is basically social politics represented by a slow multiplayer version of MS Paint.


      It interests me so much that I've got some theory lined up on it including the types of people that are involved (creators, protectors, destroyers, vandalizers), how the internet will get together and overcome anything to fulfill a meme, how time zones affect particular areas of canvas based on geographic locations (basically all the flags), how particular factions work, modes of proposals and treaties, etc.
      I'm not kidding when I say this stuff fascinates me. If it didn't end just now, I would probably be talking about this for the next month.


      Did you participate at all, cheer anyone on, or maybe just marvel at the beauty?

    • The Great Motivator

      1 month ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      SPITE.

      I don't rebel or show aggression except in one very specific situation, and that is when someone tells me and insists I can't do something without providing a good reason. It drives me insane.


      [rant]

      So cue yesterday morning when I was in my digital imaging class. I admit I signed up for the class purely for the credits because I know pretty much all the functionalities of Photoshop. The teacher went around and asked who uses Ps regularly and asked what they used it for. I said for some photos but mostly for drawing. In response to this the teacher went into, if I weren't to exaggerate, about a 2 minute story about how as a child they didn't have a hammer at home and when they wanted to hammer down a nail they would use pliers or whatever else was on hand and how dumb they were for doing it.


      I knew where he was going with this. He was trying to tell me via a drawn out metaphor, in a condescending way might I add, that Ps wasn't a good program for drawing. I asked him why. He said the program is only for photos and wouldn't provide any other reasons. 

      I get it. The program wasn't originally made for drawing, but that doesn't mean you can't use it for illustration. I said with a tablet and the brushes and all the other useful tools in the program that it's great for illustration. He didn't buy it. He also said that tablets without screens are total garbage. 


      If he was respectful about it and had asked 'Oh, but aren't there more useful programs for drawing?' it would've been a-okay, but he completely disregarded my opinion.

      [/end rant]


      So last night I did this: 


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      (Bigger size)


      It uses all the main features and tools of Ps including: Layering, brush tool (textured), masks, variable opacity, image adjustments (contrast, brightness, hue, levels), simple animation, layer styles (glow), various layer blending types (multiply, hue, lighter color....), filters (noise, edges), pen tool, transform tool like a bunch, gradients, and I don't even know what else that I probably use without even realizing it.


      There might be other programs that can make the same effect and I'd be welcome to try them, but I did all of this efficiently in Ps, so I wouldn't discount it to be a program just for photos.


      Lil bonus: I was fiddling with lights while taking ref pics in burst mode and knocked some stuff over so here are some srs/frown to derp faces of that


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    • AgentWashingtub008 asked Lamkia a question

      An old woman has a feather pen that will never run out of orange ink in one hand and a gas mask that lets you see through non-organic barriers by focusing the lens. Which do you take and why?

      Answered: Feb 21, 2017

      First reaction to question: Holy shit that is very specific.


      Feather pens look cool and all, but I wouldn't be able to stand the orange ink. In which case hands down I'd take the mask. I probably wouldn't use it a whole lot because I'm never really tempted by those types of x-ray vision scenarios (I really don't need to see nor care about people dicking around in their own places) but I reckon a situation will come by at some point to prove handy.


      Also who is this old woman and were is she getting these mystical items from? Can I choose her? I want her. She can randomly hand me magic things and I'll go oooohh aaahhh at them.

    • Still Here

      2 months ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      It can be one, two, five, or ten years later. 

      You won't truly be gone because many of us will still be carrying you along the way.

      Whether you like it or not, the fire will keep burning.


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      I wanted to do something for February 1st, but on the days leading up to it I was trapped under a pile of school books.

      Better late than never.


      Photoshop CS5, apprx 6 hours, no references

    • XOAnimeXO asked Lamkia a question

      Fish or Chicken?

      Answered: Feb 14, 2017

      As a roommate: Definitely a fish

      As a sibling: A chicken

      As a lunch choice: Always and forever chicken

    • RWBY Valentines!~

      2 months ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      Another year, another set of RT themed valentines for the amazing RT community to use! I threw these together as fast as I could after I finished the semester yesterday to make it in time for the holiday.


      I was originally going to have a mixed bag of shows, but then decided to stick with the RWBY theme after finally catching up today. 

      (Tumblr post of RWBY valentines)


      Want more? Here are the ones from last year! 


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      And then I'm reposting my favorite one from last year because why not


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      ~ Mish

    • An Ode to Winter

      3 months ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      Studying sucks, but outside it's worse. I'm not talking about the snow. Snow is bes. But cold and wind? Not as great.


      For those that don't know, Europe has been having a deep freeze, sometimes being -20c (subzero temps in Fahrenheit). For those living in warmer climates, it's cold enough for your mucus to freeze. Add the factor of wind and you get a nation of people saying 'nope' to the outdoors. 


      Sometimes cold is nice, like drinking warm tea inside under a snug pile of blankets, or seeing your own breath.


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      Because I'm five

      Other times it's downright annoying. When I'm outside hands stay in pockets, which makes hair a problem sometimes.


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      I don't have those shmancy touch screen gloves, so when I have to use my phone I will try to discretely use my nose so I don't have to take my gloves off.


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      Luckily I have a fairly pointy nose.


      How cold is it? The giant river Bečva is almost completely frozen over. Ducks are packed like sardines in the few spaces of water left.


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      I felt bad so I bought some bread on my way back and fed them a bit. It won't help with the cold, but I wanted to do something for them, poor guys. Although there was quite a tussle as I threw it. It's like the bread was magnetically pulling them in creating quacking piles of ducks.

      Having said all that, I do still really like winter. How is winter looking in your corners of the globe?


      ~ Mish

    • Carl the Carp

      4 months ago

      Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

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      For those that don't know, I'm essentially half Czech and half American. Czech Christmas is a little different, like the holiday dinner and gift exchange take place on the 24th in the evening.


      On Wednesday when I came home I found out that there was a sizeable carp swimming around a trough in our basement. In 3 days time it would be bludgeoned to death with a large stick and fried for Christmas dinner. In West Slavic countries it's common to have a carp swimming around the house on the days leading up to Christmas so that it's super fresh for the meal. It's my 6th Christmas here and I was hoping to skip this tradition (I really don't like seafood), but I guess my family decided to do it this year.


      They made a mistake, though. They let my kid cousins poke at and play with the fish. 

      Worst mistake of all? They named the fish.


      His name was Carl.


      Christmas day my uncle came in and reluctantly told us that after his kids pleaded so much the night before, they were going to release the carp back into the wild. So later that day we drove out to a nearby lake. Carl was flipping and flopping around in a bag in the trunk. He could taste the sweet, sweet freedom and wasn't afraid to be an asshole about it.


      Luckily the lake wasn't completely iced over, and we could put him in the water and then watch good ol' Carl swim away.


      Kiddos looking at fishy:


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      Reluctant photo of me with Carl:


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      Good bye, Carl. 

      *single tear*


      I hope you guys had a nice Christmas / wonderful weekend!


      ~ Mish

    • Hanako23 asked Lamkia a question

      Vanilla or chocolate?

      Answered: Nov 19, 2016

      I mean I'd rather eat chocolate than the dried up seed pods of Mexican orchids.


      Ice cream? Neither, I'm one of few that isn't too keen on ice cream. If so, strawberry is where it's at.

    • LtTank asked Lamkia a question

      If you could create a school (where you can teach whatever you want, fictional or otherwise), whats the name of the school, what do you teach?

      Answered: Nov 19, 2016

      (Oops completely forgot about this, my b)


      Realistic answer: I'd like to teach an art program that covers a variety of mediums. Not just traditional figure drawing but also digital typography, simple animation, etc.


      Unrealistic answer: I'd love to teach a class called How to Create, Maintain, and Properly Join a Line at Train Station Ticket Windows because apparently the people of Olomouc have no idea how lines work. The name of the school would be The Ideal World Academy.

  • About Me

    23 years old, US / Czech hybrid of sorts.

    People usually call me Mish, I don't dance, and I like cherry tomatoes and bunnies. I'm the biggest wimp when it comes to spicy food.

    I'm pretty open to friend requests for now, so feel free to shoot me one.
    (Mluvím česky)

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  • Comments (37)

    • Izayer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Thanks for the advice and compliments earlier. It means a lot, thanks. 

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        2 months ago

        I'm glad I could be of some use, and I hope to see more stuff!

      • Evv FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold KevinEverett

        1 month ago

        Same here, I appreciate the comment you left on my journal. It made me lift my head a bit higher. Thank you sm! 

    • LonktothePast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Just want to say, best cover photo, ever.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        6 months ago

        Thanks! My favorite part about it is how Adam peeps out of the side when I'm on mobile


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    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      7 months ago

      Congratulations on having your Raven mask selected for the 30th Fan Art Friday!matt-32.png 

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        7 months ago

        Thanks! I'm glad I managed to get such a nice round number like 30 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      10 months ago

      Hey, everything going good? You seem to have been pretty quiet on the site or in the OCC at least. Don't forget, RTX is in like a week and I'm expecting to see you at the OCC dinner meet up if nothing else. Take care.

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        10 months ago

        As you probably already read in the OCC, I'm okay! I just had to duck out for a little for school because the community can get quite distracting when I have to study non stop. Thanks for worries, though (you guys are the best), and I can't wait to see you guys next week! :D

    • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      11 months ago

      - A failed test, ignore (◡‿◡✿) ~

    • Jim_Survak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ain't Nobody

      1 year ago

      Hey Lamkia,

      I know you commented a while back on my sleep experiments. It just so happens I was listening to one of my podcasts today & the host has been doing his own methods for trying to find what works best to help him sleep. He's still testing everything so this is not final & he's also not a doctor. But I thought of you & wanted to give you the option of checking it out.


      https://www.grc.com/health/sleep/healthy_sleep_for...

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Awesome, I'll definitely take a look at it, thanks! c:

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentines Day!


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      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Thank you :D You too!

    • kaosblack21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V.3.0

      1 year ago

      Yay! Fellow OCC-goer! Coolest group of people ever!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Yeees, truer words have never been spoken~

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hello!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Hello~ Thanks for the request! c:

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        1 year ago

        No problem! It's always nice to meet someone new!

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Flibbity Jibbit

      1 year ago

      I upload new and interesting facts everyday in my series:

      "Fact of The Day"

      Hope to see you there!

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Sounds interesting!

      • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Flibbity Jibbit

        1 year ago

        I see what you did there...


        Also welcome hope you like learning new things

    • DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

      1 year ago

      FU! Congrats! :D

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Oh thanks! I didn't notice this till now, sorry for the late response :l

      • DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

        1 year ago

        Haha XD it's quite alright XD better late than never right?

    • IndiaRT28

      1 year ago

      Wow really? Featured User again? I would say Congratulations, but sadly you already unlocked the Achievement from 7 months ago XD

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Nuuuuuu, give it to me again! 

      • IndiaRT28

        1 year ago

        Oh fine. . . :P

        "Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User II!"

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        1 year ago

        Hm, I didn't actually expect you to. Now I feel like a dick.

        Thank you~ c:

    • DRosales

      2 years ago

      Congrats on your featured user status!

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      2 years ago

      I am literally leaving you my most sincere comment.

      • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

        2 years ago

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      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        2 years ago

        I am so overwhelmed by your sincerity~

    • Bellzebob

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Ishmalite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley0.gif

    • IndiaRT28

      2 years ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

      • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

        2 years ago

        I feel so accomplished~

  • Questions answered by Lamkia

    First reaction to question: Holy shit that is very specific.


    Feather pens look cool and all, but I wouldn't be able to stand the orange ink. In which case hands down I'd take the mask. I probably wouldn't use it a whole lot because I'm never really tempted by those types of x-ray vision scenarios (I really don't need to see nor care about people dicking around in their own places) but I reckon a situation will come by at some point to prove handy.


    Also who is this old woman and were is she getting these mystical items from? Can I choose her? I want her. She can randomly hand me magic things and I'll go oooohh aaahhh at them.

    Fish or Chicken?

    | Asked by: XOAnimeXO 2 months ago

    As a roommate: Definitely a fish

    As a sibling: A chicken

    As a lunch choice: Always and forever chicken

    Vanilla or chocolate?

    | Asked by: Hanako23 5 months ago

    I mean I'd rather eat chocolate than the dried up seed pods of Mexican orchids.


    Ice cream? Neither, I'm one of few that isn't too keen on ice cream. If so, strawberry is where it's at.

    (Oops completely forgot about this, my b)


    Realistic answer: I'd like to teach an art program that covers a variety of mediums. Not just traditional figure drawing but also digital typography, simple animation, etc.


    Unrealistic answer: I'd love to teach a class called How to Create, Maintain, and Properly Join a Line at Train Station Ticket Windows because apparently the people of Olomouc have no idea how lines work. The name of the school would be The Ideal World Academy.

    Oh wow, thank you <3
    Specifically for digital art, a drawing tablet is pretty much 100% necessary for the stuff I do, mice are inaccurate and really unnatural. Pretty much all of my drawings are done in Photoshop or Fire Alpaca (an awesome free alternative to Ps!), but I know some people that never touch Ps and use something like SAI or Corel instead. I find process videos of digital art to be really helpful for learning program functions in a practical context. But for the very basics, I'm sure there are tons of videos on YouTube that can explain them 6163464641 times better than me. I know almost all the ins and outs of Ps because I've been using it and teaching myself since I was 12, mostly by accidentally hitting keys and figuring out what they do.


    I usually do a hand sketch first and then take a terrible picture of it with my phone and trace it in Ps, but lately I've been doing everything digitally but it just doesn't feel as natural as having a pencil and paper. :l


    I also find it really important to collect images that I like from the internet. I constantly revisit them to see what I like about them and if I can incorporate it into my drawing. I've got a big folder with ~26,000 images (heh) and then a smaller one with ones I really have a liking for with about 100 images.


    Hm, I think that's all I can think of for right now that isn't obvious, like to keep at it and practice.
    TLDR: I guess the videos are best for learning functions and then studying other people's work to learn how to use those functions is the best method. Hope it helps at least a little!~