Sunday, 29 December 2013

You could say 8 Month...

...or rather a bit over 8, since the last time I posted here on blogger.

Having two jobs at a time can be hard, if you take into account that I always have a few side projects that I am working on.
And if that wasn't enough, my notebook stopped working 4 months ago. :/
So I had to work around it... but I got everything done! :)
To make a long story short, hopefully I can make more time for new Posts in the new Year.

I wish you all a great start into the Year 2014 
& if we do not read from each other before & that it will bring you all that which makes you happy!


So long and thanks for all the Fish... Dudes & Dudettes!
xoxoxo

Yours,
Nokta

Friday, 19 April 2013

A Frame Tutorial, by request...

After a post on Tumblr last Summer I got a PM from someone, asking me to explain to them how I got that 'weird' frame done.
And I thought.:"Why explain... I could make a Tutorial out of this, Man!"
Though I'll be honest, if, I mostly create Tutorial for 3D stuff. So this is my 1'st 2D Tutorial, if you do not take into account my lj-icon .psd's, Fandom stuff & such.
I hope you like it.

The Tutorial itself was don at the end of December 2012, while I had a vacation from the library(two weeks of no school) & no internet connection.
I was going to post it sooner, but did not have any Internet until a few days ago.
So here you are!


Frame Tutorial 01 by ~PinkPanthress-Stock on deviantART
Click on the image below, or better open it in a new 'Tab', so you can come back & ask questions, give some constructive criticisms or just for the lulz. :)

Oh, and... the background of this Tutorial is made out of home-made stained-paper. That Tutorial is still in the making. I can't seem to explain the traditional Arts, as I am able with the digital Arts.

So yeah. Maybe this was useful or maybe not.
I wish you a great day & a happy, relaxing weekend.

Yours,
Nokta

P.S.: I know, I forgot an 'e' in the word directions (#6). But I was too lazy to skim through the .psd & change that.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Quick Update & Sad News!

Hello there!

After more than 2 Months it seems like I might be back online.

As you might know I started a second job as a librarian at the end of last year... but I also lost my beloved dog Lucky 8 weeks ago. He died & I stil have a hard time coping.

And in other news, the problem of not having my Internet connection solved an Art Block & I also finished a Tutorial that someone had asked me to do... over 4 Months ago.

So stay tuned Ladies & Gents.

Yours,
Nokta

P.S.: Tomorrow I will go through your blogs, I really missed reading them. :)

P.P.S.: I never managed to take a decent photograph of Lucky, where you also could fully see his cute, teddy-bear face.
Lucky

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Nokta reads … 12/2012

This is the last installment of my wannabe reviews called "Nokta reads" for 2012.
I did read 40 books, though I only set the goal to 18, and most of them were awesome diversions & beautiful to read. On Goodreads.com I enroled for the Challenge 2013 with 36 Books this year & hope to read them all and maybe more.

Ein Ring von Tiffany (Chasing Harry Winston) - Lauren Weisberger
★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
This was a major let down after reading her debut "The Devil wears Prada".
Yes, there were a few (very) good laughs, but all in all I thought this books was full of vulgar Sl*ts (sorry, but it's what I think). Most of the book and especially its end felt most like a manual on "How to be a Wh*re in 3 easy Steps".

Das Licht ferner Tage (The Light of other Days) - Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter
★★★★★★★★★☆
If I was a 13 year year old and this book was the hottest person in my School, I would have a huge crush on it. *mrow* Totally! :D~
According to the 'Kirkus Review' at the back of its cover it is, "...one of those seldom books where one wishes it was longer." -I agree whole-heartedly with this!
You should give it a try, but... it is of the Science Fiction genre and you should be okay with that. Also if you are religious there might be certain bits in the 2'nd half, that you won't be so fond of.

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary - M.R. James
★★★★★★★★☆☆
PART 1: GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY   
These are 8 short stories and they were of 'Part I', whatever that means.
My top favourites were "The Ash-tree", "Lost Hearts" & "Count Magnus". But all in all I liked each and every of them... some more and a few less. :)
It is a legal, free Book which you can Download here via Gutenberg Project.

The Pearl - John Steinbeck
★★★★★★★★☆☆
Alright, Mr. Steinbeck. One more gorgeous book and you will become one of my all time favourite writers, Word!
My copy (an old original in english which did cost 60c back then) has just about 118 pages. The first few pages I was not sure if I really wanted to read this, but after ~15 pages it was hard to put this book away.
The story was very well written and the main premise was one that was not just pure fiction, it really could have happened in real life... which made the end even more of a sad, if predictable, one for me.

The Changing Room - David Storey
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
Bloody mediocre book with ev'ry bloody 2'nd word being "Bloody" & lots o' Apostrophes!
Like, bloody Lit'rally! :o
'twas bloody easy t'read this bloody Play in a bloody short amount o' time, by jolly!

(Sans the e-book for obvious Reasons)

Thank you to all who accompanied me through this last Year in books.
And thank you to everyone new & old following this blog.

Yours, 
Nokta

Sunday, 13 January 2013

A belated...

...happy New Year...
(even though we're already 1/28'th into it)

Sorry for the lack of being present... I hope you all had a great last Day of 2012 & partied happily yet safe into the new Year.
Apparently those stupid Mayans weren't the Math hacks, that we thought they were. I sold all my gold & was on a very naughty mid-night party the day before everything should have ended. *joke*

So, I am having the Internet back for a few days... something's terribly wrong with our Legislation.
According to the Law I can not change/leave my current Internet provider even though they charged me extra last year that I neither used nor wanted, time and again.
Which means I have to stay with them until the contract ends of course.... middle of next year! *blergh*
I feel like a mistreated wife who can not get a divorce because her abusive husband is a cop & his friend is the judge! :(

So yeah, I wish you all a great start into the next week & that this Year will bring you that which makes you happy!

Oh, and did I mention that I got the 2'nd job?
I am a Librarian by Day & a Freelance Artist by Night from now on. :D

Yours,
Nokta

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