Rohvannyn Shaw, an Arizona author and illustrator, runs the blog Mindflight and also the art site, rohvannynshaw.com. Educated at the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Visual arts degree, she comes from a family of writers. She has edited several books, both fiction and non fiction, collaborated on three poetry chapbooks, and illustrates stories and poetry as a sideline. Her recent novels, Rageth and The Dice of Fate, are available on Amazon.com. Her ebook, Quests of the Avatar, is available free on Mind-flight.org. Her new book of comedy, How to P!ss Off The Customers, is out now and available. More to come!
Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Concordia, October 4, 2020Sunlight: about 14 hours…
19th century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt created the modern concept of the single musician concert as prior to this, a single musician (e.g. pianist, violinist, ￼flautist etc.) ￼had never played an entire concert by themselves. Liszt often broke his pianos on stage due to his vigorous style of play, making him the first musician to […]
On Tanna Island, Vanuatu, every year on February 15th, residents of the Pacific Ocean island chain engage in a military parade with the term “USA” painted in red or tattooed upon the chest of men who carry large bamboo spears with red tipped, pointed ends, a tradition which began more than 60 years ago, inspired […]
Here are the last six drawings I did for InkTober. I’m rather proud of a couple of them, less proud of others, but good or bad, here they all are. One was my monthly contribution to the company newsletter, but it’s done in October so it counts!
We’re in the homestretch for Inktober, Drawloween, or your October art challenge of choice! I’m continuing to try and push myself a bit, playing with different styles and media. It’s fun yet sometimes frustrating. I don’t entirely like all the pieces I did this week but I’m sharing them anyway because that’s the point!
Here we are at the end of InkTober, Week 3. I am still thinking about a webcomic so I have some prep art for that. I’m working out the characters, logo, title, that sort of thing. If I do the comic I’ll be sure and post links here! This week I did a mix of big and small stuff, some fairly easy, other stuff that I tried to make a statement with.
This week I did more with analogue art, that is, actual pens. Nothing fancy, though I pulled out an old calligraphy marker of mine and had some fun with that. I’m eagerly anticipating a new Pentel brush pen, which I found out about when I looked up the actual origin of InkTober. It’s pretty interesting really. Next week if I like the pen I’ll link to it.
I am still not really doing anything particularly serious, though I’m thinking about doing a webcomic about the antics of my insane kittens. I’ve been getting out of the habit of doing art so I’m trying to recapture the fun and playful spirit of it.
It’s time for InkTober again! I’ve been slacking a bit in my art so I’m trying to do one piece per day. Some of these are basically one step up from a color sketch but I hope they are interesting to look at.
Happy InkTober! May all your dreams of pumpkin spice and spooky, fun thrills come true.
Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Read part 1 and part 2 and…
The recent update was truly cool! In it was introduced a wonderful variety of Epic Monuments. They are huge, impressive looking, and replace all the obelisks that used to dot our vast landscape. There is a type for each of the biomes and the first player to discover each one is immortalized on the “about” text associated with each one. Because no one could build anything on a plot that had a Cave or an Obelisk, they are all on public land.
Some of the items you can find are pretty great too! Things like giant Gaia Trees in the Fall Forest, or seriously huge Sequoias in the Rain Forest, or pyramids in Jungle. There are shipwrecks in the oceans now as well. You get an Epic Medallion every time you make a new discovery and you can also get awards for discovering a certain number.
Epic Medallions can be donated to your Club and go toward unlocking new building/decor slots. For people not into clubs, you can sell them and make a nice tidy pile of coin.
(In game, the club “Where The Drafts Go” maintains a good list)
Epic Finds by Biome
Alpine — Abandoned Nest Badlands — Moeriki, Cairn Bamboo — Forest Panda Statue Blacksands — Dragon Statue Dark Forest — Dead Massive Tree, Web Dome Decay — Massive Mastodon Skull Desert — Pyramid, Tri-Pyramid Fall Forest — Gaia Tree Fjords — Giant’s Causeway Ice — Ice Cave Jungle — Step Pyramid Mediterranean — Massive Shell Mesa — Stone Spire Plains — Crashed Island, Hover Stone Rainforest — Massive Sequoia Salt Flats — Arbol De Piedra Savanna — Baobab Snow — Snowman Stone Forest — Pu Pu, Spiral Spire Swamp — Stone Golem Taiga — Lost Vikings Tundra — Henge, Massive Moai Wonderland — Compound Mushroom, Massive Gladiolus Volcanic — Oracle
You must be logged in to post a comment.