covert ops chap 2More Like This
Myka flitted about her room anxiously. When she'd returned from the warehouse a note lie on her pillow: 'See you in town.' Myka read the note one last time before tucking it between the pages of a book, along with the other from HG. Part of her was upset that HG would risk coming to the bed and breakfast again. It would be too easy to catch even her here. And if they did, back to the bronze sector and Myka would never see her again. There was a part of her that was upset that Wells had been in her room and she had missed her. But the emotion that was spilling over was a charged excitement with a hint of nerves. She checked her hair and straightened her shirt for the last time.
She came humming into the living room. "I'm going into town for a little while, did you guys need anything?"
Claudia jumped up from the table. "Ooh, yeah. Can you pick up some stuff from the hardware store?"
"Cool. Here's a list."
Myka took the paper and looked it over before folding it up. "Pete? You nee
So you want to be a fractal artist?Fractal ArtMore Like This
As a form of art that has a small niche of its own, fractal art can be surprisingly difficult to get into. There is less of a "standard" learning curve, less resources (and less diversified resources, too), and many fractalists, myself included, find it hard to put the words "Ultra Fractal" and "tutorial" in the same sentence.
So how does a greenhorn fractalist, or even just someone fascinated with the fractal world, actually break in? How do the pros make what they do? Of course, there is no single master plan to follow on one's learning path, but after my nearly six-year long experience as a fractalist, with multiple programs, I have gathered a set of tips and tricks that have personally helped me a LOT with this task. I hope fellow beginners will find them useful, too - and hopefully learn faster than I have!
1. The #Aposhack
Despite what the name may suggest, this chat is, in
Clients From HellI do design for a company’s internal website. My point of contact is their communications coordinator, who often ends up changing my designs, stating afterwards that we “created them together.” She is adamant about always having her input included.More Like This
Client: I saw your design, and I really love it – I just made some minor changes. What do you think about them?
She replaced all the different brand colours around the website with red – and only red. I was not a fan.
Me: It looks good… but do you see how now the contrast between those two elements is really low? What if we change this red with another color?
I change it to the one I used in my original design.
Client: Yeah, it looks much better now!
Me: And do you see this font here?
I proceed to reverse all of her changes, under the guise of “discovering solutions”. After 40 minutes, we back to my original design.
Client: You see? Now it looks MUCH better! What would you do without me?