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Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources:

Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
No. 43990
Cool ernstleaf cap. I've drawn that thing a hundred times, but still manage to screw it up. If you ever see a decent cap from me, you can be assured it was not my first attempt. Or my second. or third...:D
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Tried do something quick in "comic style". Well, at least to degree I can replicate it. Dunno if it will go anywhere beyond that.
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Nice work; I love the detail you were able to get into his face, and your shadows are excellent.

>Dunno if it will go anywhere beyond that.
It never hurts to build a pile of random characters and styles. If you don't use it now, maybe he'll fit into a later project. In the Today thread there was an ernst who was building a searchable database of information that he could use for writing. It occured to me that, for artists, our sketchbooks serve a similar purpose. They're filled with half-finished characters and visual concepts that have little value now, but might come in handy someday.

Still working on a better version of this >>43274. I swear I'm not that slow, I just decided to finish the zine project first. Here's what the drawing looks like now, with the lines cleaned up, but without color or lighting effects.
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Drew a portrait of gf as a gift for her birthday today, the girl was ecstatic. I know that the portrait is muddy because I still struggle with brushwork and use too soft brushes.

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Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. I'm starting right away with the 1905 show, going live RIGHT NOW (with pre-music)

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

Connection data for the public stream: see pic 3. See also the beautifully crafted pic 4 and the infos on the radio page itself for additional details. Don't hesitate to ask if there's anything on your mind, there are lots of people around who have working streaming setups running and will be glad to help you out. You can see at the top of EC (below the banner) if a stream is on.

Happy listening/streaming!
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Like explained in the chat yesterday the sunday stream will start a little later than usual.

Today we have "CKY - Infiltrate•Destroy•Rebuild".
To celebrate the victory of this album, we will have "CKY - Volume 1" in it's place in the poll.

Next weeks poll: https://poll.fm/10572947
The saturday poll: https://poll.fm/10572631

We start 17:00CET, which is in around 1,5 hours from now.
Pre stream will start in 30 to 45 minutes.
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Start time moved to 18:00CET.
Pre-Stream is on, feel free to join.
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Today we have "Curtis Mayfield - Superfly" in the Album Stream.
Its place in the poll will be taken by "Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang- 36 Chambers"

Next weeks poll: https://poll.fm/10575785
And the sunday poll where we're still lacking a few votes https://poll.fm/10572947

Like always we start at 18:00CET which is in just under 1 hour from now.

Join the pre-stream and visit the chat.
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You guys are not making this easy for me... Well, in that case i pick "CKY - Volume 1"

In the poll it will be replaced by "Suicidal Tendencies - Lights... Camera... Revolution!"
I also kick out "Peter Fox - Stadtaffe" and replace it with "Fugazi - Repeater"

Next weeks poll: https://poll.fm/10575977
The saturday poll: https://poll.fm/10575785

We start 12:00CET, which is in around 50minutes from now.
Join the chat, listen to the pre-stream

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Step 1: Post Random Pictures
Step 2: ?????
Step 3: Profit!
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Under old intellectual property laws, publishers were required to physically print a magazine or comic before they were granted a trademark for the title(now you can simply file with "an intent to use"). In the early days of the comic industry all of the good/exciting titles were still available, which led publishers to rapidly print "ashcan" copies. These ashcan comics often had unfinished interior pages, and reused cover art from other books. They were never intended to be sold, and were only printed to secure a trademark on the title. Sometimes only a few copies were made-they only needed 2; 1 for the publisher's file, and one to submit to the U.S. patent and trademark office. Obviously any surviving issues are worth a fortune.
No. 43987
This pic says I'm eastern european for some reason. What is this garbage?
No. 44032
Made me giggle ^_^
No. 44052
Honestly looking at this for what is it weeks now or something has still left me rather confused. On the one hand that is rather accurate, but even so it is on the other not entirely accurate for me. Mainly by that I mean vidya. For most things I can say that everything below the first standard deviation is kinda junk and below that junk is nothing but garbage. But still, I can find things to like. Wait no that's not true at all Quantum Break was hot garbage through and through. It was just awful and I regret buying it. I don't regret buying ME2 even though it was also trash just because I needed the save file but I do regret having played it, and Deus Ex GOTY I still think is junk.

My first reaction to games may be "this is awesome" even if it's clearly filled with numerous things that need work which will never be worked on again, like Insomnia the Ark for example, but I'm ultimately rather nitpicky. Idk I find myself sympathizing a lot with that European thing. It's hard for me to remember it sounds like I'm being too negative when my "even so" basically just means here is this this and that screw which needs to be tightened and now it is perfect and flawless. Am I really supposed to say "this is great it's amazing!" when it is not flawless?

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Last one was good, but it just doesn't bump anymore like it used to. Time for the sequel

Share your literary misadventures & accomplishments ITT
No. 44035
For evolution - no.
For the course of history I'd say there is an overall continuity, but it's not like a law of nature, so it has it's ups and downs and it might collapse at one point so much that it does not recover. For instance climate crisis might be such an event.
But I think this continuity might be due to human capabilities to preserve knowledge and to grow upon it.
No. 44036
>I think this continuity might be due to human capabilities to preserve knowledge and to grow upon it.

But nothing stands against the loss of knowledge or the withering of knowledge. The growth is not immune to cuts.

>so it has it's ups and downs

You have to explain that, I expect you to be the Spengler Ernst :DDD I have a book here about systemic thinking and Spengler is a topic in systemic view of history
No. 44037
>so it has it's ups and downs
Well, I think I mean the same thing you called cuts. Falling back again behind an already established (or seemingly established) progression of civilisation.

For instance fascism coming into power always marks such a regressive cut.
No. 44041
Which implies there is a civilizational process going on, progress towards something, a modern approach to history in a way. But I'm not sure if Foucault would have subscribed that. For him it might be just power play a few passwords that revolve around that complex and that Fooucault coined afaik would be discourse, episteme, dispositif, governementality/biopower, notion of the subject, people mould (their environment) and get moulded (by the evnironment) so to speak, nothing more.

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Is ball lightning real? If so, why is there only one convincing video of the phenomenon on the internet?

No. 28817 Kontra
Ball lightning is real but very rare. The phenomenon has been accepted by scientists but as of now nobody has a good idea of how it works. It's very rarity makes it extremely difficult to study.

There is absolutely no reason to associate ball lightning with UFOs. People who have reported it never mentioned seeing a UFO or Aliens or anything supernatural.
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Explain this one, physics pros.
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>The report concluded that UFOs had an observable presence that was “indisputable”, but also that no evidence has been found to suggest they are "hostile or under any type of control".[1][3][4] According to its author/s the majority of analyzed UFO sightings can be explained by the misidentification of common objects such as aircraft and balloons, while the remaining unexplainable reports were most likely the result of a supernormal meteorological phenomena not fully understood by modern science.[1][4] This phenomenon is referred to in the report as "Buoyant Plasma Formation," akin to Ball Lightning, and is hypothesized to produce an unexplained energy field which creates the appearance of a Black Triangle by refracting light. The electromagnetic fields generated by plasma phenomena are also hypothesized to explain reports of close encounters due to inducing perceptual alterations or hallucinations in those affected.[5] The Condign report suggests that further research into "novel military applications" of this plasma phenomenon is warranted, and that "the implications have already been briefed to the relevant MoD technology managers."[6] The report also notes that scientists in the former Soviet Union have identified the close connection between the 'UFO Phenomena' and Plasma technologies," and are "pursuing related techniques for potential military purposes."[7]
I am not a physics pro nor obviously do I work for DARPA. So I do not know. That being stated I find it interesting the thing they note about black triangles, which has always been clear to me for years and years now that the triangle UFOs are just USAF stealth aircraft projects. It's pretty funny to me that all these people out in the midwest and deserts kept alleging that these things are proof of greys or reptilians back in the 90s and 80s or maybe even 70s were in fact just pilots flying around F117s and B2s before they got declassified to the public, as well as probably various other prototype designs.
No. 44004 Kontra
Why should a physic pro explain a government investigation paper? What do you even want to have explained? That research was made or that nothing of interest was found?

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I wasn't sure were to post this as it didn't really fit into the today or documentary thread so I just started my own.
I've seen a fair few people post blogs on somewhat unrelated threads, and I thought it was a good idea if people just posted on this thread instead of unrelated threads.
Anyway, here is an interesting blogpost about environmental hypocrisy: https://www.ecosophia.net/the-flight-from-nature

Before anyone responds:
>Ecological Spirituality
I agree that 90% of the site is stupid shit but sometimes the literal resident autist Mr. Greer gives pretty scathing critiques of so-called modern "environmentalists".
No. 37318 Kontra

You directed your words to me, so I answer, common thing I guess. No need to bump a conversation that is based on a question that intends to provoke the EC/Kohl opposition. I don't sage the whole thread by doing so btw.
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An interesting project, and the author clearly put a lot of work into it. The only thing missing is a summary chart showing each new letter along with it's common sound eqivalent.
For anyone interested, the attached pdf is a copy of the first article which this one references.

On topic blog, with numerous constructed alphabets which were created for fictional languages. Some are simply English with alternate symbols in place of each letter, but others, like Klingon, are more elaborate:

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An interesting summary of the conflict between romanticism and liberalism up to the 21st century:
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An interesting story behind the first animated version of The Hobbit.

>In 1964, before anyone but a few obscure Brit kids ever heard of it, Bill[Snyder] handed me a faded little 1937 children's book named, The Hobbit. He recognized it was a great story, and he obtained the film rights to it and the other works by a fusty old English philologist, named John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Snyder's rights extended to June 30, 1966... He set me to the task of making The Hobbit into a feature-length animated movie.
>In January 1966, Snyder asked Zdenka and me to come to America to do a presentation to 20th Century-Fox.... By the time we arrived in New York, however, Snyder had already blown the deal by asking 20th for too much money. Tolkien's name hadn't yet reached them either.
>Months later, when I was back in Prague working on some other filler projects, Snyder managed to get a phone call through to Zdenka's office... He had a preposterous order for me: Make a one-reel version of The Hobbit, and bring it to New York within 30 days!
>What had happened was that in the meantime, the Tolkien craze had exploded, and the value of the film rights reached outer space. Suddenly Bill had the possibility of getting a huge profit without having to finance and produce a feature film at all.
>Not only had the Tolkien estate lawyers given Snyder the rights for peanuts, but in their ignorance of film terminology, they had left a hundred-thousand-dollar loop-hole in the contract: It merely stated that in order to hold his option for The Lord of The Rings, Snyder had to "produce a full-color motion picture version" of The Hobbit by June 30, 1966. Please note: It did not say it had to be an animated movie, and it did not say how long the film had to be!

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Is Ernst into Watches?
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I've worn the Casio LA-11W for a few years. It's nice for small wrists.
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I got a cheap Timex but the ticking sound is so incredibly loud I think I'll just sell it again right away.
Makes me wonder if it's broken somehow because I can't imagine wearing that timebomb in public unless you're always at loud places.
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Yeah, but all the ones I like are much too expensive, also I can't stand having a wristband anymore, so the only actual watch I own is a pocketwatch I got from my mom for christmas some years ago, but I never wear it because my pockets are already full and I rarely wear suits (and never vests).

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Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
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If you've actively listened to and sought out Rock music long enough, chances are you've encountered the nebulous term of derision called "Butt Rock". It originates from braindead radio station DJs plugging their programs with the catchphrase, "Nothing BUT Rock!" Overtime, listeners would refer to these dreadful playlists of popular Hard Rock music at the time as Butt Rock.

So what is Butt Rock exactly? The term continues to be contested as tastes differ from person to person, but genres almost universally included are commercially-oriented Hard Rock and Hard Alternative, especially Post-Grunge and Nü-Metal. No one knows for sure who to blame, but the quintessential Butt Rock bands are Nickelback, Creed and 3 Doors Down along with has-beens like Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Staind. Some listeners even include overindulgent '70s Glam bands and '80s Hair Metal, but those guys were capable of making mindblowing music. If you ask me, the problem started with Alice in Chains (as much as I like them, they inspired scores of bad imitators), Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots along with wannabes like Silverchair, Bush and Candlebox. It also become the predominant form of Christian Alternative, featuring content that could give the churchgoing youth something to listen to without upsetting the local pastor.

Common themes among Butt Rock bands include, but are in no ways limited to, generic "heavy" sounding guitar tones, simple verse/chorus song structure, overwrought emotionalism, ostentatious yet inauthentic machismo, strained attempts at being philosophical / poetic / introspective, dreadful yarling, harmonized vocals and more. Perhaps the heaviest critique levied at Butt Rock is the lack of originality. Butt Rock makes no such pretenses of originality and proudly plays formulaic Rock music. That said, you don't need to proverbially reinvent the wheel to make compelling music.

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I don't get why you classify grunge bands as Alice In Chains or Pearl Jam as the "beginning of buttrock". I barely see anything in common between them and the bands one can find in the image you posted.
No. 43882
Largely because AiC and Pearl Jam both featured harmonized vocals and yarling respectively as well as staying within the confines of verse/chorus structure. Songwriting also wasn't a strong point for either band, and songs like "Down in a Hole" was clearly about Layne being unable to get high. Those guys also strictly adhered to the verse/chorus structure, but what separated them from the bands that followed was their ability to do much more with the verse/chorus structure. The strong focus on instrumentation is also why they're praised much more than those that came after. In other words, they still rocked. Not only do Butt Rock bands slavishly conform to the verse/chorus structure with little deviation, they generally emphasize their vocalists to the point the instrumentation does little more than serve as perfunctory background noise. When you have scores of vocalists without any identifiable character to separate one from the other, the music all becomes a formless mass of indistinguishable shit.

And, to emphasize, fucking yarling. This is a joke, but goddamn, it applies to so many bands:
No. 43883
>Are there any bands you like in spite of their association with the term?
I suppose Seether would qualify as Butt Rock, and I like them. Shaun Morgan is so good at impersonating Kurt Cobain that I can't help but appreciate it. Other than that, a handful of songs from other bands have made it into my permanent collection. Nickleback's "Rockstar", for instance, is a fun one. I used to listen to more from Creed, but that list has been narrowed to basically "What If". Their overwrought emotionalism(to borrow your phrase) was good for the moment, but failed to create an enduring attachment. Staind, on the other hand, pefected that emotionalism, and the result was a more lasting appeal. I still listen to their songs "Ouside" and "It's Been Awhile".

Seether - Remedy

Kurt Cobain & Shaun Morgan Voice Comparison

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Good evening, my fellow Ernsts.

I would like to host a show for /int/, similar to the one currently running under the name "Ernste Folgen" every second Sunday for /b/.
And tomorrow, we'll give it a shot.

I would like to talk with Ernst about beauty; what does Ernst consider beautiful, how beauty may or may not be to the eye of the beholder and how the ideal beauty has changed throughout time and whatever Ernst would like to add.

Ernst is warmly invited to participate in the debate either here by posting in the thread of by calling me through Skype where you would find me as "colmesrey"

We'll start tomorrow, Saturday the 4th of April at UTC+3 00:00.

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two weeks from now, same time
topic is going to be "shame"

thanks for tuning in guys, you're the best
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Great show guys, thanks.
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Thanks guys, great show, great entertainment. It was much more enjoyable than you guys are thinking. Also glad to see that many people were listening, 6.18 average listeners is a mighty number for our tiny Radio Ernstiwan!

>topic is going to be "shame"
Two full weeks of waiting? What a shame! Seriously: Glad that you'll be back on air so soon.
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fuck, missed it. gonna tune in next time

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I honestly believe some races are superior to others. This is a basic rule of nature and survival. Just take a look at extinct animals.You either hunt or be hunted. But there is another category, cheeky cunts who leech of with eating the rotting leftovers. Today the same thing is happening in our society. These Untermensch, they fear our might and power but we've been poisoned! They've been leeching from us these vermins are sucking our blood alive what do you have to loose! Time has come for us to rise get rid of these irritants

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No. 43738
what a piece of shit just in two posts