I've a Small Confession to Make...
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Published: September 27, 2019
A couple years ago I was SO frustrated and discouraged that nobody but an occasional one or two people would show up for my streams that I have decided to stop streaming completely. So I did. Streaming and having people to watch it was one of the few things that helped me find the motivation I need to get stuff done. When that ended, so did most of the few motivation I had to draw and here I am today, barely active, at all. It sucks. It's worse than an art block. Far worse. But I did say I would never stream again.

Not gonna lie, though... I do miss streaming art. I miss it a lot. :'( For months I have been considering the POSSIBILITY of doing it again, but I fear to fall victim to the same issue that led me to angrily give up on it, years ago. That is, of course, have no one to watch my stuff.

Still... the desire to stream again is still here... Fear is keeping me putting it into action. And I have just SO much stuff in the works that I could work on in a stream. Really a lot. Stuff I haven't yet started but have written down the idea for it or drawn a basic doodle/scrap for it, stuff I have already started but haven't got beyond a sketch, stuff that I have gotten into the lineart stage and stuff that is almost finished, even. Personal art, late commissions, etc. I could even... I don't know... do it Bob Ross style, calmly chat with the watchers with my mic, talk about the art, what I am working on at the moment, talk about what I intend on doing, how I will/am doing it, give tips, etc. Would be nice, I think. And who knows, maybe I could even occasionally take in simple on-stream requests when I am bored or something. Like, if I want to draw something but don't really have much to work with on my own or don't feel like working on stuff I already have in progress at the moment. That would be fun, wouldn't it?

I miss streaming and I really want to become active art-wise, again. All I need for that is... you.
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Masterderg's avatar
Eu assistia umas streams de arte no Picarto há um tempo atrás, de umas artistas russas (são umas das minhas mais preferidas). Eu estava gostando, mas depois de uns dias ficou entediante demais pra mim. E acho que muita gente acha entediante, porque pelo que percebo não atrai tanta gente assim. Acabei voltando para as streams de jogos mesmo. Então, se você sente falta de streamar, eu iria sugerir streamar jogos, como o cara ali falou. Dependendo o jogo eu assistiria.
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Mike-DragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Depende do artista, do assunto que ele trabalha e da qualidade de seu trabalho. Eu já tive boa audiência em streams de arte a uns anos atrás, mas andei muito inativo por uma temporada, então sumiram.


Eu gostaria de fazer stream de jogos e até tentei uma vez, mas meu PC já está meio velho pra isso. Ainda é o mesmo que montei em 2011 com peças de 2010. Jogar e fazer stream ao mesmo tempo vai resultar em frames ainda menores do que eu já tenho atualmente e bem provavelmente, lag na transmissão. E ninguém gosta de lag e poucos frames.
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It might seem silly but I think it might be a good idea to stream games as well to popularise your content. 
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Mike-DragonHobbyist Digital Artist
It's not silly at all and stream games is something I'd like to do (and tried once), but my computer is still the very same one I built back in 2011 with parts from 2010. In other words... it is old. Game and stream at the same time will result in either a low frame rate or choppy stream. Most likely both. Games already do have low frames on this system, after all. Stream art is my main desire and isn't as taxing on the processor as gaming is. 
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sysieriusHobbyist Artist
Is your pc that old?
maybe time for a new pc so you can stream better ?

Ps my pc is from 2009 and can play most games on high/ultra
With the gtx 1060 6gb
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Mike-DragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Yours must most certainly be high-end, though. Even when mine was new it wasn't high-end. :\
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sysieriusHobbyist Artist
Its a hp Z400 with a intel xeon, 4cores 8 threads @3.60hgz with 18gb ram
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Mike-DragonHobbyist Digital Artist
That's higher-end than a Core i5 760.
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sysieriusHobbyist Artist
You could upgrade it to a cheap i7 6core 12threat extreme edition with 16gb ram
If you want to save up money
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Mike-DragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Plan A is to max out my motherboard, which means upgrading the processor to a Core i7 880. RAM is already maxed out and the graphics card's a GTX 1060 with a 500W Corsair PSU, so the only way to make a better upgrade is to replace the motherboard and processor to something newer. Which is, in essence, technically buying a new computer. Which is something I cannot afford. Even just go for a Core i7 880 will not be much. It will cost me quite some dough but will only give a small "breathing room", as the i7 880 is also a first gen Core i processor. It won't be long until that will also need to be replaced for something more powerful. :\
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