Shorter month but I got some more things done. In this entry, I'll discuss the art stuff and what's been happening recently but really, it's probably gonna be about tech.Art Stuff.
I tackled a bunch of sketches I had lying around. I still have some left I have yet to do. Yet again, the safe stuff didn't take priority so stuff to post here won't be abundant. To combat this, I will make an effort to have a safe and naughty version of the same picture. That'll probably make the safe versions look a bit weird and if you took a second look at one or two recent pictures, you can tell they're hiding something.Pluggin.
if you're into the naughty stuff, I recently made an alternate twitter for that at twitter.com/mysticbeta
. Also, I am continuing posting stuff on inkbunny at inkbunny.net/mysticalpha
and hopefully will be caught up in a few months. Tech.
Over the past 2 years, I've been slowly planning upgrades to my setup. Currently, I'm still using an intel i7 3770. Yes, that old. Gamers cringe. Surprisingly still adequate for my purposes. I knew an upgrade was gonna cost a lot so I decided to make a sidegrade instead. I upgraded the old rig with more ram and swapped out the graphics card. Everything I decide to get as an upgrade takes a journey in my mind. In terms of my graphics card, I went from wanting a rx480 to a 1060 to a 1070ti to finally a 1070 to replace my antiquated radeon 7600 or was that a 7800? Bah, in the drawer you go. The journey continues with which CPU I want to upgrade to. Seeing how intel is usually higher in cost, I decided to go with AMD as my next CPU. It went from me wanting a 1700 to a 2700x to the unreleased 3rd gen ryzen to an i7 to a 2600x. Besides the other components such as the mainboard, ram and cooler, the tech upgrade does not end there. I'm in need of another hdmi monitor preferably one with an ips panel and decent color reproduction. I'll need to eventually replace the first old monitor with that exact same model so they both match. I'll also need the arms to go along with it. Wait... the tech upgrade still does not end there because...Itsdedjim.
Things don't last forever. My old Canon digital camera recently suffered a mechanical malfunction and became unusable. I barely used the thing too and gave up just like that. You know what else is old? Android OS 4.4 and that's exactly what my phone is still on. You know what else sucks? Apps that no longer support that OS. You know what that means. I need a new phone. It'll be tough in this day and age when phones cost hundreds and you need to finance something in order to get one. Hey, did you guys see the new folding phones which cost around 2k? Ohboy, tech is expensive. I can tell you one thing, I'm surprised my old rig lasted this long. I bet it still has a few good years left in it.
At this point, I'll probably wait for 3rd gen ryzen. By the time I have the funds for it, it'll be out already. Comment section below, let me know what you think of my upgrade options. BTW, anyone using a Huion tablet, the ones with a screen on it? If so, how does it hold up to a cintiq?