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I had a week off so I made another with pencils.

The two panels show Shijo Dori (四条通), probably the best known street in , at night.
I was fascinated by the many traffic lights and road signs and took a few pictures when I was there last summer.

The caption between the panels
青信号、赤信号 — 祇園四条の夕景
reads as
"Aoshingo, akashingo — Gion Shijou no yuukei"
which translates as
"Green light, red light – a night scene in Gion Shijo".

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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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A Beautiful New Book of Japanese Woodblock Prints.

A Visual History of 200 Japanese Masterpieces Created Between 1680 and 1938

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What #Pixelfed instances do you recommend?

What #Pleroma instances do you recommend?

What #WriteFreely instances do you recommend?

What #MissKey instances do you recommend?

What #Friendica instances do you recommend?

What other #fediverse software should be introduced to newcomers?

On-boarding folks to the fediverse this week with @rra, @320x200 and @lidia_p and need instance recommendations.

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Masto tutoring 

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And the final 4 from this series. Aren't they beautiful? I just love them! I tried out some markmaking with my new water-soluble neocolor ii crayons, and it has been great! #mastoArt #traditionalArt #creativeToot #abstractart

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Snow 

On average, a car weighs about 1.3 ton and carries 1.45 passengers, so 0.9 ton per passenger. The N700 Series weighs 715 tonnes and carries 1323 passengers, so 0.5 ton per passenger. Combined with the lower rolling resistance of steel wheels on steel rail compared to car tires on tarmac (0.002 vs 0.010), the result is that an N700 Shinkansen is almost 10x more energy efficient than a typical automobile. And of course, at 320 km/h, a lot faster too.

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Three weeks later already, time flies!
The current status: almost at the stage where I can start washing the figures.

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niu.moe future 

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Creativity, Not Money, is the Key to Happiness.

Discover Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihaly’s Theory of "Flow"

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Do U love UNIX, *nixes etc? Do vintage computers & OS's interest you? R U an SDF member? (even if u r not we wld like u to join us!! you've got nothing to lose sdf.org ) SDF is looking for someone in the Seattle area to staff SDF (SDF Public Access UNIX System - our online community/a public access UNIX system/retro-computing/old BBS-like system/community)'s booth at the Vintage Computer Festival Pacific NW!! here is our leader's official announcement:

mastodon.sdf.org/@smj/10354526

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recommendation for interacting with artists and art 

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Are you an artist or graphic designer in North or East London. Do you want to join an intersectional, anti-capitalist fight for the climate? Please get in touch!

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A Man's A Man For A' That - Rabbie Burns (1/2) 

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