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Have you posted a photo on Mastodon and the preview image hides something important?

If you're using the web version of Masto, you can alter the focus of the preview image when posting photos. Just click "Edit" on the image and move the circle around. When you've finished click "Apply".

(And while you're editing, do remember to add an image description for blind people!)

The two photos below are identical, but one has the focus set to the right and one to the left.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

This is defo one of my favorite pieces that I've done (I actually still have it, haven't sold it yet oops). It's been a while since I painted it and I still remember those scales being a pain in the ass, but I still really like the composition and the colors. UwU 🧜‍♀️
#JordanLynnGribbleArt #Art #MastoArt #CreativeToots #Mermaid #MermaidArt #FantasyArt #Goddess #MythologicalCreatures #Watercolor #Illustration

Narcissus & Echo

Here is my modern take on the well known myth from the Metamorphoses of Ovid. An old artwork from 2006.

This morning, I decided to upgrade the quality and share the full resolution. I remixed a bit the artwork and switched the license to Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Int.

That's a long process to free my art from the past, I hope you'll like it even if the style shift is huge compare to what I do now. We all have metamorphosis, right?

Added levels and scoring for my type-in challenge program. Renamed this version now to make it its own thing.. called Dungeon Dash. :)

People are gonna hate the scoring system. Every move you make reduces your score by one. 😂

The red dot is a freeze pill that freezes all enemies for 5 moves (and gives you some points).

My enemy AI is still rubbish with so many walls tho.

#commodore64 #c64 #BASIC #retrogaming #retrogaming #wip

👁✨The Holy One, All-seeing Entity✨👁
‘Past, Present and Future, nothing is hidden’

(It doesn’t look like I had imagined but what can you do?😅)

#fantasyart #occult #mastoart #illustration #angels #surrealism #art #surrealart #drawing #digitalart #occultism #creativetoots

Release 0.0.45

Tut know support themes, but right now there is only two themes. Feel free to make pull requests over at Github.

To test this feature add theme=nord under the style section in your config.

Read more one the release page

#tui #terminal #cli #tut

Good morning everyone!

Today's retro pick is a masterpiece of 1980s german engineering. It's also a masterpiece of german lack of creativity when it comes to give a good product a cool design.

The machine is a "Triumph Adler Alphatronic PC". It has a (for the time) fast 4MHz Z80 CPU, 32 KB ROM and 64 KB RAM. Graphics capabilty is 160 x 72 pixel at 16 colors, text display is 40x27 and 80x36.

It has a proprietary cartridge slot, MS BASIC in ROM and could run CP/M 2.2 (320 KB Disks).

But it came too late and was too expensive (1800 Deutsche Mark in 1984) to compete on the Commodore dominated market here in germany.

#alphatronicpc #z80 #cpm

Portrait drawing with eye contact 

Revachol's Finest.

Tonight's digital painting is from my favourite game of 2021, Disco Elysium. (Okay, it was released in 2019, but I'm not some rich guy who goes around buying games when they're first out!). I haven't loved a game's characters, setting, and narrative this much since Planescape: Torment, and the way it tied the narrative into the RPG levelling system was just superb.

#ClipStudioPaint #MastoArt #FediArt #CreativeToots #FanArt #Games #VideoGames

Personal, covid adjacent 

I started doing FediFollows (and slightly later FediTips and FediVideos) as the pandemic has severely restricted my social and job opportunities.

It is such a messed-up situation, I have to do something constructive to stay sane. Hopefully what I do on here is useful to others :blobcat:

My main aim with the "Fedi" accounts is to help people off Twitter, Facebook etc sustainably.

If you appreciate my work, please consider leaving me a tip (links are in my profile).

I wish games would do fade to black intead of fade to white :(

I just added a Fortran implementation for my little test bed sine wave generator utility. That brings the number of different languages this program has been written in up to seven: C, Rust, Zig, Hare, Nim, Python and Fortran.

I've always found Fortran interesting but never took the time to write anything in it. Surprisingly, there seems to be a thriving community around the language, and the fpm package manager works just like you would expect coming from a modern language.

Are there any #PixelArt artists on here who are based in Singapore?Please RT! :D

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