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For the past five years I had a tottery old T60 IBM ThinkPad notebook. It ran Debian well enough to suit my humble needs, but after having to glue it together several times, it seemed a good idea to get a new notebook for myself for graduation.
I randomly stumbled upon this blog post some time ago:…

Turns out, there's a tablet PC with reasonable specs and an even more reasonable pricing that is (by accident; it's not an official feature) compatible with the WACOM active pen driver and thus with a range of active pens. A Cintiq-like tablet for third of the price? And a usable notebook at the same time? Sounded almost too good to be true. But I got the Inspiron, ordered a Dell active pen from eBay and - it really works like a decent drawing tablet.

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While I do have some issues with the machine (glossy reflective display, widescreen, Windows 10), this opens a whole new world of possibilities for me. I never was much of a digital artist because I never had the necessary gear. So far, I got the pen to work well with SAI, but I am eager to try other software too, eventually.
Maybe this will lead to more regular art output from me? Time will tell.
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Czech Republic
I don't know what I'm supposed to be.
I used to play Go and draw a webcomic about it, got a graphic design degree in Vienna and designed postage stamps along with taking on some freelance illustration jobs here and there... only to ditch everything to become a genetic engineer instead. Now, I live in Prague, have a masters degree in molecular genetics, and create transgenic mice instead of postage stamps. I'm also co-founder and an active member of the Prague hackerspace Brmlab, where I continue to dabble in electronics and high voltage - my lifelong obsession.
In between all that I continue to draw, write, and listen in on conversations between imaginary people living in my head.


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Samantha-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist
všechno nejlepší! :cake: :huggle:
Pokingaround Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Happy Birthday!
atorife Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist
ahoj : )
už dokončuju ty linky na náš collab, poslala bys mi v note adresu?
chid0 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist
obrazek v pohode dorazil, uz se nemuzu dockat az se do toho pustim^^ papir je trosku tenci nez jsem zvykla na vodovky pouzivat, tak snad jej nerozmocim... dam si co nejvic pozor ^^"
atorife Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist
super <3 jsem moc zvědavá jak se s tím popereš :hug:
chid0 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist
trvalo mi to vecne, promin :<

summer - lineart by Atorife by chid0
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chid0 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Flameshadow117 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEY!!! Have you seen the Netflix series "Stranger Things"?? I'm only two episodes in, but there's a little girl who seems to have electric powers caused by some evil experimentation and she was just shouting "Papa!!" as her father figure who looks just like Eric has her locked up somewhere. 

chid0 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist
can't wait to see it!! finally I got time now after graduating, and everyone keeps recommending it to me so I'm stoked :]
Flameshadow117 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you enjoy it! I think it ended up being much more in the realm of fantasy and less science-based than your story :P 
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