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I got to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider!!!!!!
Find my demo impressions here: http://thediggersdaughter.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/london-shadow-of-tomb-raider-reveal.html
In other news,  I'm debuting my 2018 Tomb Raider movie cosplay at Lytham Comic Con on Sunday so stay tuned!
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Reimagined) by Forty-Fathoms Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Reimagined) :iconforty-fathoms:Forty-Fathoms 385 44 Jessica Rabbit by Forty-Fathoms Jessica Rabbit :iconforty-fathoms:Forty-Fathoms 1,507 106
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my goodness, thank you!
 I just wanted to say, thank you to every new watcher I have received in the last week and all my supporters who have been here with me since the beginning or even part way through my art journey.  I also want to take a moment to say thank you to to all the amazing people who favorited my recent piece, Donna Troy. I did not expect so much feedback and support on the piece, but I am so very very very truly grateful, it means so much to me that the community is so kind and caring to consider adding my work to pieces they like or even love. Thank you again, my friends! I will do my very best not to let you all down in my future work! :heart: :star:
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Taryn
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So you just bought a new pencil, right? Or maybe you bought a whole box, but every time you sharpen them, the lead breaks and crumbles, leaving you insanely frustrated and ready to give up on everything. Do not fear - this is not your fault. When the pencils are shipped, they easily break and are easily affected by fluctuating temperatures in the shipping truck. 

Unfortunately, that means there's a 50/50 chance of you getting a pencil off the Hobby Lobby shelf that isn't broken. In this guide, I'll go over ways to help avoid pencils with damaged cores before purchasing, as well as details on the reason you came here - the title: Should you microwave your Prismacolors to repair them?

When you buy a boxed-set of these pencils, there's really no telling what you're going to get. They're packed in cozy plastic trays to minimize their movement in the box during shipping, but there's always the chance that someone dropped the box before it gets to you, and that can cause a whole world of hurt. If you are purchasing your colors individually from an outlet like Hobby Lobby where they are all displayed in small boxes on a shelf, here's a tip to help you lower the 50/50 chance to more of a 30/50. 

Look to the opposite end of the pencil you've picked (opposite to where you'd sharpen it. The colored core should be perfectly centered, and the wood surrounding it should not be two halves of different colors. These factors don't guarantee a perfect pencil, but the chances of you getting one that didn't have a manufacturing error are less when using these guides. I consider it a basic rule of thumb. 

Now, onto the microwaving.

I had never tried this until this morning, but had heard of it. I did some brief research and found that 20 seconds worked, though in hindsight I probably should have thought that over more. If you put a stick of butter in the microwave for longer than 15 seconds, it starts popping and hissing up a storm... So for whatever reason I thought microwaving wood and wax for twenty seconds was a good idea...

First and foremost - if you must do this to repair your pencil, I advise doing it very sparingly, and keep an eye on it the entire time. I put mine on a plate, and after five seconds, it sparked as the foil square with the color number on it burned off. Ten seconds later, there was a flash of flames inside and I yanked that sucker out. It caused the wood to split up the side, but I squeezed it together until it cooled down, and scraped off the ashes where it had burned. 

I believe it'd be much more successful and stressless to place them in the oven at a really low temperature. It may take longer, but at least you're not at risk of burning down your home. I don't think it'd cause any of the aforementioned problems that way. Just be extremely careful when testing this 'hack'. I would not recommend it, to be completely honest. You might have better luck leaving them in a sunny windowsill or running a hairdryer over them from a distance, or the oven trick. The microwave definitely isn't a safe route, especially if after ten seconds it looks like the Fourth of July in your microwave.

I hope this helps anyone who's been experiencing similar problems. 

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Tree Raider - Tomb Raider II inspired lineart
This illustration is inspired by a sketch I did a few years back of Lara Croft picking lemons from the trees littered throughout the Venice levels in Tomb Raider II. However, as it started coming together I decided it'd be more humorous to have her stealing all the lemons. Because of course, when life doesn't give you lemons, you steal someone else's.

I'm offering a digital download of the lineart here on DA, but I also have them in my Etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/listing/598314340…

You'll get a digital download of the original black and white lineart. You will one large file that will print crystal clear for coloring. It can also be loaded into any digital art software and be colored that way. Just set the lineart layer to 'multiply' to color underneath the lines.
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AndyRidae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Thanks for the fav :)
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Hunden73 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Welcome to WantMoreWatchers :wave:
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Coqkie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
Thank you for :+fav:! :blowkiss:
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Lulusza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fav~ ^^
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phobia1996 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
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Amanda-Lara1996 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! I really like your art, keep up the awesome work! :D 
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phobia1996 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will, thanks :)
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Thegamer98 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Artist
thanks for the favorite.:) (Smile) 
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KiingCannibal Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves! :heart:
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Amanda-Lara1996 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :) 
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