So its the end of the week.. and i had a bunch of shows i wanted to watch on TV/Computer when i decided to paint in the marker work i'd done yesterday(previous blog post).. so while the playlist went through episodes of Suburgatry, 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, Criminal Minds and Body of Proof.. it all might as well have been radio shows 🙂 I just pulled out some old paint cans(probably from when i painted my bike .. years back. and sat down to paint..
Then i realised i'd need some fine brushes.. so walked down to the local supermarket and found a number 5 sable brush in their stationary section.
I havn't done any painting in a while.. and nothing this intricate since College days! Was tedious and nerve racking.. and my fingers are a bit sore.. but in the end.. its looking to be a productive weekend.
the chain links and hatching on the cross were the toughest..
luckily i left them for last, by then my old muscle memory kicked in and i'd gotten accustomed to the viscosity of the enamel.
woke up today and realized that the central composition was a bit "weak" .. so added a fat ring to make it "pop"
My current Dell Inspiron 1520 has been faithfully serving my work and gaming needs for over 4years now(it still plays all the new games, and i use it for a lot of intensive 3d work).. i replaced the batteries last year.. and did a few other fixes.. but now the lcd back light is dying.. and replacing that is a pain.. so i decided to upgrade to a new Dell XPS..
and its on its way
was on a budget, so couldn't get it fully loaded, but this was pretty good anyway
specs in brief: i7cpu 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz,
ram= 6gigs ram,
storage= 1tb hdd,
graphics= 2gb NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus,
screen= 15.6" FHD (1920×1080)
only thing i miss is the s-video out that my old dell has. I use it all the time to watch movies on the tv. The new XPS has a mini displayport.. i opted for a MiniDisplayport-VGA Convertor .. now i need a VGA to S-video conversion solution 😛
(it does have hdmi out, but i'm still in TV stone age)
NOTE: once this arrives, i will attempt to DIY an lcd backlight fix for my older dell in the months to come.