Thursday, 10 March 2011

EVE Online Election Time

So finally it has come around. Campaigning and voting for CSM6.

This will be the first time I've participated in the CSM process since the last time I started playing EVE there wasn't one on (not to my knowledge). Unfortunately for me I was unprepared for the miasma of information regarding candidates.

How was I to choose the most worthy representative? And which candidate was a good fit for my interests?

Thankfully on the EVE forums an enterprising citizen had part of the answer. They had made a website that compares your views with that of participating candidates. There was a questionnaire you had to fill in and then once completed, compared it with the candidates answers. Plus most of them gave a bit of extra information on why they felt that way and also if a particular item was extremely important to them.

There was so many good answers, but it still left me with about 7-10 candidates to pick from. So I went on the EVE forums once more to see what they had posted and what the responses were. There was a lot of topics by the candidates and it was clear there was a few that would definitely get voted on, just by the shear size of the alliance and friends backing their candidate.

Hopefully mine will get chosen to fill a seat at the CSM table. There are nine spots with various roles and of course a few places reserved for the alternates in case of members quitting or scandal, as is what happened a month or so ago (and indeed several times during the history of CSM).

Now we just have to wait and see at the beginning of April for the election outcomes. My fingers are crossed that we get a good selection.

On a completely different note, I've decided to only update my deviant art journal and not this one just to save time for the Sketch a Day posts.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Day Two

Beach Time!!! Woohoo!!!

But naw, seriously I could only stay go for an hour (it was really hot). So I did a quick sketch of the beach and sea, and then I did some debris sketches.

I only had a 6B pencil with me at the time.

Part of the sides and bottom was cut off though :(

A few shells, some driftwood and a leaf.

As always to see the full image just click on it ^_^

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Day One

This is the first day of my Sketch a Day for a month challenge.

I decided to get more familiar and experiment with the Sketchbook Pro program. I mostly used a Marker, and tried to blend some of the colours together. My rocks aren't great but I've only used the program two times.

Here it is.

Click on the image to see the full version.

I'll get more time tomorrow to do a sketch since I don't have work.