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When I saw that drawing in another thread earlier today, I thought those yellow things were chips (i.e. French fries)!

As a side note, may I suggest that you spread out the fingers of one hand and take a good look at it? I think you’ll find that the thumb joins the rest of the hand much lower down than you’ve depicted here. The two fingers on the opposite side of the hand should both be shorter and fatter than shown in your drawing.

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43 minutes ago, Alfred said:

As a side note, may I suggest that you spread out the fingers of one hand and take a good look at it? I think you’ll find that the thumb joins the rest of the hand much lower down than you’ve depicted here. The two fingers on the opposite side of the hand should both be shorter and fatter than shown in your drawing.

 

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That’s much better, although I’m not sure what’s happening at the left-hand edge of the hand. The thumb is still too short: you should have moved just the joining curve down, not the entire thumb.

4 minutes ago, William Overington said:

Altered as requested.

But has it lost the sense of anxiety of the original?

Hmm, I see what you’re getting at! Perhaps you need to spread the fingers out a little. :/Graspingatstraws.png.a2f87cdd6f4e2c995412a563c38a7278.png

 

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It was about being out of work, not knowing when, or if, one could get another job.

Applying for anything one thinks one can do.

Trying to grasp at opportunities that are not really there. that seem to be a possibility but never realistically are.

Being enthusiastic about the possibility of an art show as in the two threads, one in the Feedback forum and one in the Share your work forum met with no enthusiasm, no interest. So is it me grasping at a straw? Or has the Affinity team not yet considered the suggestion and no decision made yet?

Looking back I suppose it is almost unbelievable that in 1977 I was allowed to broadcast some software on a teletext page. That was, at the time, far more of an amazing thing to ask.

William

 

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14 hours ago, Alfred said:

I thought those yellow things were chips

Me too, also reminded me of this well-known game show

 

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