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Hey everyone, this is DTKinetic reporting. I've realized that our chat events here have generally been on a random and haphazard schedule. This is mainly because my real life schedule operates the same way. With job interviews, home repairs/responsibilities, and maintaining relationships, I don't know what I'm going to be doing days in advance, so it would be much harder to commit to something online if something higher priority pops up.

:bulletpurple: So I found the solution. From now on, practically all my chat events will be held on Sundays. It's the weekend, so most people won't have to worry about work/school. I have church in the mornings and I know when I get home, so I at least have some structure in my schedule to make it a little more predictable.

:bulletblue: I will shoot for one chat event every two Sundays.

:bulletgreen: I'll update this journal announcing the time, but it will be relatively stable, around 2 PM EDT (United States) / 7 PM BST.

Okay, thanks for reading, and I hope this works out =)

:note: As a side note, if you are available on a different day/time, please let us know so that we can best accommodate you!
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:iconlu--24:, lu--24, Varied, Hobbyist
Commented on Art | Ralph, The Hero ( Skin Shadowed ) by Draco-Hiryu-787.

Art | Ralph, The Hero ( Skin Shadowed ) by Draco-Hiryu-787
"Now, on the headshot... It's a very good start for a beginner, and the hair looks detailed, so I guess you put much effort into it. I also appreciate the fact that you work on paper and then colour it digitally... it's what I usually do when I colour digitally (even if you won't find examples in my gallery), and I think it's the best choice when you don't have a tablet but want to have a digital look.

Let's talk about improvement...^^ I think you should start from the face's anatomy: the profile is a bit off, and the ear is not very well positioned (I don't know if it's too small, because that depends on your character's features, but it looks a bit small, indeed). But the most important thing is the eye's shape: that is an eye seen from the front, while you're drawing a profile view, and the eye should be seen from the side too. Don't worry, it's a very common mistake for people who tries to draw anime style at the beginning... I did that too ^^;
You might find this useful as a starting point: kage-ookami4.deviantart.com/ar…
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by lu--24.
Let's be friends! by lu--24 ''The princess project'' - artbook cover by lu--24 26.08.2013 -- Day 19 by lu--24
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:iconjbone72:, jbone72, Photography, Professional
Commented on Dreamy by Coloured-World.

Dreamy by Coloured-World
"Because you have used back lighting it creates an interesting problem in that if you expose for the background your face is too dark, if you expose for the face the background is blown out.  You  could use fill flash but then you negate the whole idea of using the warm evening light.  An option I would consider is using a reflector to bounce some of the light back onto the front of the subject and evening out the exposure of the subject and the  background.

As far as retouching, I mostly work from lightroom.  With this photo I increased the contrast using shadows and highlights sliders, I set white and black points and I used a graduated filter to lower exposure in the top right corner and another two one the sides to close the photo.  Then I used a brush with the density and flow set lower and I brushed just a little dodging on the face of the subject.  Then I use a little noise reduction and sharpening and all done.
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by jbone72.
Green Heron 1 by jbone72 Monkey by jbone72  Bee Flower by jbone72
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:iconrhikocloud:, RhikoCloud, Literature, Artist
Commented on Wait what? Part 3 by Shocksauce98.

Wait what? Part 3Noon had come and gone, leaving the crew roaming the sidewalks downtown. The population of citizens on the streets had died down since the lunch rush. Thomas, slightly shaken from his previous encounter in the alleyways, stared at the clouds while the other teens listened to Elise ramble on about her crazy dream last night.
“So the next thing I knew, I’m under water.” The girl continued. “I instantly went into panic mode because I couldn’t breathe right? And then-“
“And then you realized that your story was putting us to sleep?” Dante interrupted her.
“Oh haha, that was so funny I forgot to laugh.” Elise deadpanned while giving him one of her infamous ‘I’m-about-to-slap-you-so-hard’ stares.
Though he wasn’t paying attention, Thomas could full well hear the conversation. He’d known these three for months now and he can’t even space out in peace without hearing Dante’s snide comments and

"I noticed that you write using the omniscient point of view (the all-seeing eye). I'm not sure if that's intentional and not many people use it, but if that's your preferred writing style, then keep doing it. :) However, the downside of that is the reader doesn't connect well with your characters and your main character (Tommy) is getting lost in the scenes because you're writing what everyone else is doing, especially during the action. I wasn't sure what happened to your characters when the bank scene began (does afar mean the next street, behind a police car, newspaper stand?), I thought it had switched to the detective holding the point of view when he was about to storm the building and (I didn't read your previous chapters before this one ^^;) I didn't realise they had powers. (Again, the last part is due to my not reading the previous chapters.)
If you decide you want to write third-person (which it seems you are more inclined to write), I'd suggest picking one character (Tommy) and only writing down what he see's and what he knows. (It's the same in real life. Other people's thoughts and what they understand are a mystery to us, too!) Sometimes it's a good thing to keep your readers in the dark about characters because it allows secret, devious scenes to occur!
[...]"

Here is a selection of art created by RhikoCloud.
My Bitter Memories, Chapter 1The ash slipped off the tip of my cigarette from the involuntary shaking of my hand. Staring at the two-storey house from the footpath, I swept my eyes over the lichen and rust stained roof, the faded chimney that was still missing one of its bricks, the dirty, chipped wall paint, the vine that had overgrown its trellising by ten years and the pot plants filled to the brim with dirt. The steps a few paces from where I stood and the white, stone pots that decorated the high walls were much the same. I dropped the cigarette butt into the small collection I had started in the gutter. It was my fifth one today and it wasn’t even lunch time yet. Mandy would be disappointed.
Dad’s silhouette stood at the top of the stairs, a memory burned into my subconscious that had me lighting another tar-filled delight. I could see his cruel smile, saved only for me, as he looked down from his perch. He knew I loved Mum more than him and my siblings and that I hated it when he called me home
InsomniaI went to bed earlier last night
         Doesn't make a difference
No time like the present?
         Have you watching the midnight hours tick by?
Silence is all I want
         First from my mind, then outside
One sheep, two sheep, three sheep
         ...This isn't working
Melatonin kicks in; time for bed
         Wide awake
Not again
         Just...Just don't
It's not as simple as closing my eyes
         The mind never sleeps
Awaken from this dream
         Oh, I've not fallen asleep yet
The Stray and the Queen of Hearts, Chapter 1With a book in one hand and a cup of hot chocolate in the other, I sat down and leaned back into the corner of the sofa and tucked my feet under my thighs. Bear jumped up next to me and stretched out. His body took up the rest of the three-seater and he laid his head on my knees, grumbling softly. Rosy was sound asleep in front of the fire.
On the mantle above the fireplace, the evening news played softly on the transistor radio.
“The wind over the mountain ranges will worsen and become a blizzard some time overnight. Donald Clarkson, the region’s weather expert, predicts the high winds and snow will last for at least a week, if not more.”
I glanced at the pile of books on the wooden coffee table and then smiled down at Bear. “It’s a good thing we went into town today, isn’t it, boy?” He looked up at me and wagged his tail.
Because of the weather, the dogs and I had to clear a path in the snow to get the snowmobile and trailer—for the dog

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downfall by radisty the spark for all I've done by Knifapotamas on the side of the angels by Knifapotamas

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