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Wait … what?

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Just saw my inbox at Deviantart … 3581 messages  … first i thought it’s a bug but on closer examination i realized my image »Fruits« got featured as a Daily Deviation on Deviantart … woah!  I’ll now make myself some coffe and start reading through all the nice comments and messages i got … 😎

EDIT: Over 30 000 views and counting 😯
EDIT2: Got featured as an Editors choice on the CGSociety facebook page too. Awesome!

ManuelGrad_Fruits

Fruits

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This is actually an updated version of a painting I did a few years ago.
Initially started as a really quick sketch it somehow evolved into this painting.
Altough I enjoyed working on it I’m glad it’s finally finished … or in a state I’m comfortable letting it rest :)

Phew! Finally

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Finally finished and tidied up the last remaining parts of my new website.
WHAT A PILE OF WORK THIS WAS! (Pareto Principle anyone?)
… and i might have a coffee addiction now. :)

Altough, I kinda knew how much work I had in front of me cause this wasn’t the first website I set up. I really liked my last one. I mostly coded it from scratch in a texteditor. PHP, Javascript, CSS, everything. But sometimes you have to kill your darling. It was simply too much of a hassle to update or making sure it gets displayed correctly on every device, browser, and operating system. It also didn’t scale as well on devices like smartphones and tablets as this one. Thankfully this is now taken care of by WordPress – a wonderful open-source content management software. And with this comes many goodies, like various plugins and a ton of built-in functionality.

This is actually the first time I do have a blog. It has taken me til now, the year 2014, to start a blog and, voilà, here it is. I wonder how often it will get updated though. But I will try my best to not letting this place get in a abandoned and sad state. Instead I will try to fill this place with finished and/or semi-finished stuff. We’ll see how it goes.

cheers,
manuel

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