We used to play video games. Now we play one video game.
Minecraft got its blocks under my skin about four years ago, and I don't want to work out how many hours I've probably spent mining, farming, and exploring its cubist landscapes because the math would strain the arithmatic capabilities of this old laptop.
Suffice it to say: it's a lot.
Anyone with kids already knows what Minecraft is. But the charm of this game is it appeals to all ages. Even couples in their forties looking for something fun to do together.
Minecraft is an open-ended,
sandbox game. You begin in a limitless world with nothing but your bare hands. You gater resources, make tools, build shelter, grow food, and work out how you're going to survive. If you haven't found a safe place to stay by sunset, you'll be attacked by zombies, spiders, and explosive green creepers. Terrifying. But once you've worked out the basics, yo
We had a record number of 23 participants this time!!!! Actually we had 24 participants and 26 interpretations. Unfortunately, 2 entries were a bit late.
I don't know what played the main role: the judge @ezzy or inspiring painting. But I am very happy! And some entries showed up within the first hour and almost a half of within 1 day. And what fantastic entries!!! I am going to use some in my love letters to my husband with your permission hahahaha)))))))))))))
My special thanks to the people who are constant participants of this challenge. I highly appreciate your being with me! And I am always happy to new people. Join us! We have a little family here.))
For the second time we have a judge @ezzy and it is really big pleasure for me to communicate with this person. Thank you, dear @ezzy, for the delight of
working with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want to annoy but I will be always happy to see you as a judge! And participant. But I am afraid I will not be able to be objective i
I'm working on a short story at the moment, the working title is 'The Girl who Sings to Snails'. As I've discussed before I write my stories a little differently, usually my stories are inspired by my illustrations, so I draw some of the illustrations before I write the story.
'The Girl who Sings to Snails' is inspired by two things, the first is a night of snail hunting. If you follow my blog you will have noticed that alongside my love for art I also have an interest in gardening, you may have even seen my post crypto garden or read my tips on growing your own crypto! I have lots of snails in my garden, but I don't use slug pellets (nasty things), no I use a Snail Transfer System. This involves going out at night
I got bored one night and downloaded some music making/mixing programs to try out. I'm on linux, so it's easy to find and try random software. I've never composed anything before, and haven't used any music software either. But it's cool, because I know how to Google stuff.
Unfortunately, I don't remember the apps I got rid of. But I remember it that it basically always came down to a few reasons--they were either way too buggy, constantly crashing or not producing sounds correctly, or the interface was too annoying/ugly. So I've kept Audacity and LLMS (I think it stood for Linux MultiMedia Studio), and I've been pretty impressed with both of them. I'm not ripping on Linux, I mean, I'm impressed everytime I find reliable and intuitive software on Linux because it's all free 0_0.
Anyway, I kept both of them because they seem to excel at completely different aspects of music-editing, and they were both easy enough for someone with zero experience to pick up and have fun with.
Here's what Audacity lo
Every day this week I have passed this large tree, he is a giant in a field of crops. This evening I went out with my pen and sketch pad to draw him. His bark is grey with character and protruding sprigs of fresh green leaves. I wonder what he has seen whilst stood here over all those years.
Yesterday we drove to Port Manech in Brittany, we had a great time at the beach and an amazing lunch. Afterwards we went to the little port at Port Manech, it's only small but has amazing views. I could see the beach we had been sat on that morning, the tide had come in so much that the shallow pools we had been paddling in were now underwater.
We drove to the lovely Port Manech in Brittany today and followed the signs for la plage, we were on our way to the beach! After a morning spent paddling in the water and sunbathing on the beach I had worked up an appetite. We went in search of lunch and we didn't have to go very far at all, in fact we walked a couple of steps from the sandy beach and straight into a restaurant called La Châtaigneraie.
I started this oil painting a few weeks ago. The thing about oil paint is that you have to let the paint dry between every layer otherwise the color might mix up and you have to start over on the area you were working on. I can't say that I am very good at oil paint or acrylic paint but I am always learning and that is the best thing about being creative.
As an artist you never know when the painting or drawing is finished. Sometimes you start again on a project you thought you were finished with. I don't know if I am going to start on this painting again. Maby I will, but I'm posting it anyway.
I don't have much exprience with oil paint. I've maby done 10 paintings through my life. But I am pretty satisfied with this one, enough satisfied to post it here on steemit :)
Today I'd like to share one of my 3D models I am working on, it is from the Dragonball anime. I became passionate about 3D modelling last year when I was working on a Virtual Reality simulation for my finals in school.
Since then I have been continuously creating stuff using primarily Blender (blender.org).
I like to title my pieces with a little story or quotation, so here's the one for this piece :)
To all the gods gathered here, I have an announcement from Zen-Oh sama: For this upcoming Tournament of Power Zen-Oh sama has often said there are too many universes. By his hand, Zen-Oh sama will erase the universes that lose the Tournament of Power.~Grand Priest (大神官, Daishinkan).
Starting off with some colored renders:
Hi! It's my second post on Steemit :)
If you haven't seen my #introduceyourself post you can do it here: Sky Is Not The Limit - especially, when you're flying 3km above ground in a helicopter with no doors :)
I showed you my photos and movies from helicopters and planes, but sometimes I also fly... unmanned vehicles, such us drone.
I try to take it everywhere I travel, and I started with DJI Phantom 2, then tried Phantom 3 Pro, and last week I bought myself Phantom 4 Pro.
Unfortunately, until last Saturday there was no weather in Warsaw to try it.
On that day (24.06.2017) there was a big event taking place by Vistula river, called Wianki,
I would like to thank again all the participants of Artquests! Guys, thank you very much for your being with me. You are fantastic and I love you all, your talent and intelligence! Every your entry warms my heart!
Today we have a little anniversary. It is the 15th Artchallenge and I decided to increase Reward Pool up to 30 SBD.
And as I wrote I have a surprise for you. This week for the second time we will interpret the artwork of a really talented artist and a fantastic person @paolobeneforti. The judges will be @paolobeneforti himself and his wonderful wife @silviabeneforti. It is a quite a challenge to be judged by the artist himself and his soulmate. Good luck, everyone!
THEME FOR ARTCHALLENGE #15 will be a surreal sculpture of @paolobeneforti
This puzzle head kinda coincides with this contest as when I was
Have you got what it takes to turn your life around for the better? Was it a miracle or just hard work that made the difference?
The short story:
Jenny Baldwin was sitting on the veranda’s hanging rocking chair looking out into space. It was hard to get over the fact her husband had just died and left her with a little girl of six to look after. What was she going to do?
Just then her mother came out the house and sat down next to her. It was a few seconds before she took out a letter from her pocket and silently handed it over to Jenny. “Jenny, I’ve had this for some time and have been deciding what to do about it… Go on open it.”
Jenny did what her mother said and opened it and began reading the letter. As she read she started frowning. After reading it, she turned to her mother, “What has this lawyer’s letter got to do with me? It’s
Ah character design, my forté. When I create characters it allows me to express my inner creativity, this allows me breathe life into the inhabitants that populate my fictional world. I find it just so fascinating that a
good character designer can create a well designed character that has its own personality and style but a
great character designer can make that fictional character believable as a person. So what makes a great character design?
Character Design is the process of illustrating the personality and physical appearance of a fictional character onto paper (or whatever you like). From the sound of it you might be thinking
that sounds simple enough how is that hard?, well I like to break down a character design into four key points.
I'll be using one my recent artworks to reference these points
When I start character creation I l
The passed week Becky had been hanging out with a few human girls. Tonight they were meeting up in the city. It was one of the girls birthday and her dad had gotten her tickets to a hip club.
"You will love it Becky I promise. It's the place to be seen round here." Mandy said excitedly. "The queue stretches round the block, but Amy's Dad has gotten us tickets tonight."
The crowd of girls chatted and giggled as they walked along in their stilettos.
As Becky neared the club all her sense went off and she stopped in her tracks. "Come on Bec, we are nearly there."
"I am not sure girls, I might give it a miss."
Amy looped her arm through Becky's. "Not going to happen, it's my Birthday and so you have to do as I say, and I say you are coming."
Becky allowed herself to be pulled towards the club, but she was unsure if her cloaking was good enough to get her in. This was a Vampire club and Demons weren't allowed.
She was so relieved when the bouncer jus
Hi my friend!
For you from me @trafalgar
I am very pleased!
I thought it would be fun to join in with @kalemandra's colour challenge today. The theme for Friday is Sky Blue. I spent most of yesterday drawing the blue hydrangeas in the french gîte we are currently staying at, so I thought this fitted in nicely with the colour challenge theme. Obviously, I limited my palette today to mainly blues with a bit of red as a background. Well, I thought a bit of red, white and blue would be a fitting touch!
Hello fellow Steemians,
Thought I would run a competition for you all, just as a way to support and give back to the community that has been so welcoming to me.
Prize pool will be as follows, value used will be whichever is highest.
3 Steem or 15% of value of post converted to Steem for the Judges Choice Award,
2 Steem or 10% for the Runner-Up,
1 Steem or 5% Booby Prize, sometimes to win you must lose.
Any original creative work is eligible for entry, writing piece, art, photography, anything you consider creative (no nsfw please), all you have to do is follow @sammosk and up-vote this post.
Please remember to tag your post with #creativecomp and drop it in a reply to this thread or I might not be able to find it!
I would love it if you let as many of our fellow creatives know about this competition by re-steeming this post.
Deadline will be ~7 days from today. Judging w
Sometimes you just have to relax and have fun and let your worries go elsewhere; don't abandon them, but leave them for another day.
Oil Pastel on paper.
Für mich selbst etwas überraschend, wurde mein damaliger Artikel über Rundfunk- und andere Gebühren, die in unserem schönen Lande so alle zu entrichten sind, zu einem meiner erfolgreichsten Posts überhaupt.
Was könnte also geeigneter erscheinen, wenn man sich auf bisher nicht betretenes Terrain wagt, als diesen mutigen Schritt durch die Wahl eines besonders erfolgversprechenden Themas abzusichern? Kurz, ich schrieb ein Gedicht (ja, ihr hört richtig) über die Rundfunkgebühren in Deutschland, und hier ist es nun:
Wir leben im Land der Zwangsgebühren,
Von staatlich geförderten Rundfunkanstalten.
Das bekommen wir täglich von neuem zu spüren,
Die Willkür lässt ihre Kräfte walten.
"Warum muss ich zahlen, auch wenn's mir nicht gefällt?
Ist das nicht ungerecht, gar blanker Ho
hi steemit friends,brings to you a funny phenomenon of something everyone know in my city.
I look at stars
it's everywhere. Red lights,green lights,blinking eye,what the ..
everyone gets to remember it,other wise,you won't get salary. It's that scary,Ouch!
getting crazy,green lights,red lights,you are my lights. Buzze...