Now I know how it feels... Somehow, it enforces my suggestion Be notified of DDs given to people you watch and the secondary suggestion/corollary of notifying people when they get a DD.
Now, it is quite obvious when you get lot of faves and comments on a given piece, but even then...
Anyway, thanks to Tepara for suggesting that Watching you? could be a DD and to DCZed for giving it.
Somehow, I am a bit disappointed I got a DD for my script, not for my art. But actually, I am happy!
And this choice doesn't really come as a surprise, since I am a much better programmer (trained for that, doing it daily for years for living) than artist (self-taught, occasional practice)... And most of my scripts are among the most popular pieces of my gallery...
I am late!
I still owe a number of features in my latest journal. I must find some time to do them. I sure don't forget them anyway.
I also have tons of deviations in my devWatch waiting to be purged or looked more closely... It will be worse when I come back from holidays...
Although I am in holidays for quite some time already, the days are flying by and I hardly find some time to do productive things in dA (eg. uploading the stuff I scanned).
I will go away for a week, so no answers for a while...
Recently a cousin owning an Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablet lent it to us, so we can try it. My wife was starting to think it would be cool to have one (she does posters and ads) and knew I would like to have one too.
So we got the opportunity to try it and thought it is great. So we jumped the step and bought a Wacom Bamboo Fun (A5 format). It was cheaper and we thought if it was too limited, it would make at least a great tool for our kids: Intuos is too expensive to left them play with it.
After doing a drawing with Intuos, and a similar one with Bamboo, I can say they are similar enough (for beginners like us) not to buy the Intuos right now. Ie. the Bamboo will be enough for some time.
Actually, I even prefer the "paper" touch feeling of the Bamboo. The Intuos might have better options (finer pressure sensitivity (twice many levels), better resolution (twice much), more buttons and two touch strips vs. one touch ring, tilt detection) but for most of them, we don't really need them. Perhaps in the future, if we hit the limits of the Bamboo.
As expected, I had trouble using it with Gimp (and probably Inkscape). I saved the link to the solution some time ago, to answer questions in Software forum and in case I ever get one...
The link is: Bug 496958 Wacom Bamboo doesn't function with GTK apps in Win32 (Gimp, Inskscape). The comments explains how to fix the issue with an hex editor: you just have to change a byte in a DLL file. Really easy to do, and it works very well.
So expect to see my first tries (a bit ugly but hey!) and more color graphics in my gallery (gasp!).
See you in a week or two!