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This is a set of portraits based on a scene from the 2015 movie 海街 diary (umimachi diary), "Our little sister" in English, by Hirokazu Kore-Eda. They are the Kōda sisters, Sachi (white yukata with blue flowers), Yoshino (ginkgo leaf pattern yukata), and Chika (blue yukata); and Suzu (white yukata with blue and pink).

I used Conté pencils, Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelle and Derwent Inktense on Arches 300 g/m² rough watercolour paper, 56 cm x 38 cm.


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I finished a new large . It's probably the most detailed drawing I ever made.

The main figure in the drawing is based on a picture I took at the Gion Matsuri in some years ago. It is a dancer performing the old Japanese court dance "Ran-Ryo-O".

I used Derwent Inktense and Conté Aquaralle pencils as well as watercolour paint (various brands). The paper is Arches 56cmx76cm 300g/m2 rough watercolour paper.

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I finished my , on the last day of my holidays! It's the first time I've done such a large (50cmx70cm). It's based on a picture I took of a lotus in a pond in a temple (萬福寺) near . of the lotus pond watercolour

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I'm Wim, in Glasgow (Scotland).
I like , , , cooking and ().

I do research on , and runtimes (e.g. ) for , and .

I program in , , , ++,.

@wim_v12e is my main account, I use it mostly for the non-technical stuff. The computer stuff usually goes on @wim_v12e.

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I finished my . It's based on a picture of a scene from the Gion Matsuri that I took in Kyoto last summer. I used pencils, acrylic watercolour paint and bistre.

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So, for all Europeans on this wavelength: there is a initiative for a EU wide Unconditional Basic Income that needs to either get 1 million signatures or reach the threshold in 7 countries until March 25th 2022 to be successful. Here's why this is a good idea:
youtu.be/KN-vPkQIPSw

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Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.

The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.

Be cool if you signed it!

eci.ec.europa.eu/014/public

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Windy and low cloud today on the hill.

Snow is greatly reduced, and people increased.

The number of red socks and gaiters amongst those that are out and about is more in one day, than we have seen in total since Christmas 😝

That loch was frozen over last week, and today was the first time on steep stuff we haven't needed an axe due to ice for a *long* time.

I made a quick pencil and ink of some . It is one in a series, I will maybe tell the story behind it some other time.

Chinese ink made using an inkstick and inkstone, on watercolour paper, A5 format.

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@extinct @dankwraith @alice @Aleums

in the late 1980s, British wildlife management researchers and zoologists discovered that rats from East London would take the full size Underground (metro) trains of the Central Line to the West End, raid the bins of the restaurants there and then travel back on the trains (they travelled below the carriages on the bits where the motors and wheels are, so went unnoticed by most people unlike the small mice that are regularly seen at stations)

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Longest thread #16 shouted that "critical thinking" doesn't (can't) solve conspiracy theories & fake news. Kahan's article

papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf

especially section 3.1 ("If you aren’t vigorously nodding your head…", page 7), is something I *always* think about. The punchline there is:

"To live well—or just to live—individuals (including scientists) must accept much more [decision-relevant science] than they can ever hope to make sense of on their own"

octodon.social/@22/10337043164

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It's that time of year where the gorse starts to flower, and becomes a riot of yellow on the hills.

So, the obligatory shot of yellow and green against the clear blue sky of a spring morning. 😀

I wrote a blog post about this series of portraits, with some background about the scene from movie, the manga, and the drawing process.

quickandtastycooking.org.uk/ar

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@mur2501
Actually this is what the transformation of education in the country has come to after thorough research by education stakeholders

schoolforafrica.org/education/

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