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by Sketch Country
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Various artwork, some involving punch cards and punched tape
Replies: 2
Views: 2491

Re: Various artwork, some involving punch cards and punched

The oldest of the engineers gave the mobile, multipedal platform the name: "Babba Yagga" Ok, the first thing I loved was this title - I mean, that's just outstanding in about three different ways. Canton map, and Sectoral Procession I like a lot - nice clean lines and great use of colour. ...
by Sketch Country
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site revamp - ideas would be great!
Replies: 8
Views: 3164

Re: Site revamp - ideas would be great!

"Sumerian cuneiform quality " - I may have to borrow that quote!

Fair points on the about page - I suppose an archive wouldn't be too hard to implement, possibly just a list of links to comic names...I will ponder this further!
by Sketch Country
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site revamp - ideas would be great!
Replies: 8
Views: 3164

Re: Site revamp - ideas would be great!

It's a little late, but I've been working on the site revamp - it's a work in progress at http://www.sketchcountry.com (update above).
by Sketch Country
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site revamp - ideas would be great!
Replies: 8
Views: 3164

Re: Site revamp - ideas would be great!

Well those are sound ideas and suggestions all-round - now I just need to find the hours to make all these changes!

I'm determined to have everything done by the end of the month...
by Sketch Country
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Site revamp - ideas would be great!
Replies: 8
Views: 3164

Site revamp - ideas would be great!

************************************ EDIT: (Original post below) ************************************ Ok, so I didn't quite get the site revamp together as quickly as I would have liked but ch-ch-check it out: http://www.sketchcountry.com I've taken on board a lot of your comments, so many thanks fo...
by Sketch Country
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Simple Pen Art (was As-of-yet untitled webcomic)
Replies: 43
Views: 10965

Re: As-of-yet untitled webcomic

'Chopsticks' and 'my normal approach is useful' are both great! Nice work. Having been posting twice a week for almost a year, I've found I'm happy if one idea in ten turns out to be something I'm proud of. I think that's the reward for posting regularly, the law of averages means that after a year ...
by Sketch Country
Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sketch Country turns 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: Sketch Country turns 50

Thanks, I'm back from a holiday in a week at which point I intened to really get stuck into the RSS angle, as well as general promotion. I feel I'm definately off the ground and running as regards the site, just need to work on a wider circulation!
by Sketch Country
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sketch Country turns 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: Sketch Country turns 50

BTW, you should find some way to hide the "by admin" thing under the title for each comic, as it doesn't add anything to the site. Good point - to be honest I haven't revisited the site design since day one, so yes - time for a tune-up! Also, you might want to include a link to the RSS Fe...
by Sketch Country
Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sketch Country turns 50
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Sketch Country turns 50

I never realised how punishing a bi-weekly update schedule could be! There's something quite daunting about having to sit in front of a blank piece of paper and conceive new ideas. It's been worth it though, as http://www.sketchcountry.com has just hit its fiftieth comic! A few recent comics are bel...
by Sketch Country
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: iPad comic
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: iPad comic

Well hello! Thank you for some thoroughly supportive comments. Compliments about style always make me smile - especially when paired with a compliment about navigation functionality. I'm an architect\structural engineer so marrying aesthetics and practicality is pretty much a part of who I am! It's ...
by Sketch Country
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

Re: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics

This is a tough one to correct, like any muscle imbalance. If you think of it as your legs\core running ahead, rather than arms falling behind that may help with the following: Keep doing what you're doing. Your arms will naturally develop to keep pace with your legs in time, as they'll be working h...
by Sketch Country
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: iPad comic
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

iPad comic

As it says in the post title...an iPad Comic. In theory, http://www.sketchcountry.com is all about society, but being as discussion of this little black savior of humanity has reached saturation point (since when did national news bulletins discuss tech gadgets?) I thought I should make a comic:
by Sketch Country
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Super Long Distance Cycling
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Re: Super Long Distance Cycling

Hi, I recently cycled 110 miles in two days, and I had a lot of similar questions! First off, I cycle 4 miles a day to work and back so I'm sued to being in the saddle, but was worried about hitting 55 miles in a day. As it turns out, it really wans't too bad - I kept up fine with the group. The fol...
by Sketch Country
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

Re: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics

8/7/6/6/5/4/4/5 = 45 is great work! I haven't got my list to hand but it's pretty similar, I'll post tonight if I get a minute. The psychological aspects are one of the main attractions for me, my old scores used to look like: 8/7/7/6/4/5/8/9 with a dip at 5, 6 and 7 - I'd suggest a few things: Make...
by Sketch Country
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sketch Country: Wry. Wistful. Webcomic.
Replies: 10
Views: 5235

Re: Sketch Country: Wry. Wistful. Webcomic.

Sketch Country is still going, now up to 30 posts...

Latest comic is here:
http://sketchcountry.com/2010/01/not-all-that/

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by Sketch Country
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Inspired by 'Alternative Energy Revolution'
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Inspired by 'Alternative Energy Revolution'

Straight up awesome - thoroughly entertaining : )

If you want a critique of a few minor points I'd be happy to post them here or via E-mail - learn something new every day, right?
by Sketch Country
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Advice: gifts for an artist?
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: Advice: gifts for an artist?

The move to digital is fine, but comes with caveats. A lot of 'digital' artists still do first sketches with paper and pen, so the best present you could buy might be a good quality scanner!

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www.sketchcountry.com
by Sketch Country
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sketch Country: Wry. Wistful. Webcomic.
Replies: 10
Views: 5235

Re: Sketch Country: Wry. Wistful. Webcomic.

Thanks for the positive comments - very much appreciated. It can be a dispiriting experience, casting comics into the void without feedback, so many thanks for waving back from the depths. It's great to see the first comment here is at around 50 views - the 2% law (about 1 in 50 viewers will leave a...
by Sketch Country
Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Rhinoscript and complex geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Rhinoscript and complex geometry

The break from standard software packages is down to the incredibly useful geometry functions which Rhinoscript allows you to call. It means, for example, that you can call 'addvector((3,6,7) (4,6,2))' rather than spend time coding a vector addition subroutine. Vector addition is the basic end of wh...
by Sketch Country
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

Re: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics

Tabata burpees is the best excercise I have ever found - after 7 years of experimenting that's no mean recommendation! I'll be interested to hear how you get on - I'm just picking them back up again after a long break, so I'd be happy to swap posts here to track progress (it would probably help moti...
by Sketch Country
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The Way Of The Metagamer
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

Re: The Way Of The Metagamer

"I have tried other artistic styles. They all looked rubbish." It's a universal problem! Everyone's first independant ideas look worse that their copies of something else. The thing is, you can copy for years without making progress. If you're pursuing your own ideas though, you will impro...
by Sketch Country
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sketch Country: Wry. Wistful. Webcomic.
Replies: 10
Views: 5235

Sketch Country: Wry. Wistful. Webcomic.

http://www.sketchcountry.com Don’t get me wrong, society has some good bits, but there are some things that even its parents can’t like. Poking fun at society’s bad bits isn’t going to change anything, but it keeps me off the street and might even entertain people. I’m thick-skinned and love to lear...
by Sketch Country
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Comic advise please?
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Comic advise please?

Hi, take a look at ComicPress - try a google search for 'comic press'.

It's a staggeringly well executed piece of software - packed with features and infinitely customisable - it's my webcomic software of choice!
by Sketch Country
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The Way Of The Metagamer
Replies: 8
Views: 2154

Re: The Way Of The Metagamer

It's more than a bit like stealing - at least, if you don't at least link to the OOTS page : ) First impressions - the site is well laid out, nav buttons are all present and correct, no coding errors. The bit that stands out though, is that it's almost identical to OOTS! You can learn massive amount...
by Sketch Country
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Rhinoscript and complex geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Rhinoscript and complex geometry

Hi,

Does anyone here use Rhinoscript, grasshopper or other geometry-based coding systems?

I'm an architect\structural engineer with a real interest in new ways of designing buildings - just looking for anyone with similar interests for code-swaps, discussion etc.

Cheers!
by Sketch Country
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

Re: Looking for help: Gaining muscle mass with calisthenics

Get a pull-up bar. That's it : ) With pull-ups (varying grip), squats (unweighted), press-ups and burpees I've cut my gym routine from 45 minutes (full weight routine, split sets etc.) , 5 times a week, to 20 mintues (all exercises), 3 times a week with what feels\looks like the same results. Of cou...
by Sketch Country
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Can't keep my heels on the ground
Replies: 28
Views: 3758

Re: Can't keep my heels on the ground

If you can, get hold of a full length mirror and check your form (without weight) whilst looking sideways. There's no physiological reason why most people can't perform a full squat, so: 1 - You might be very unlucky 2 - It might be psychological - try squatting with no weight with you back near (bu...

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