Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don’t - I have a lot to learn), I’m not sure I could communicate them effectively. I’ve gathered some thoughts and ideas here, though, in case they’re helpful.
[text snipped to save peoples’ dashes - got a nice detailed reply though, which is why it’s a link this time, for anyone interested]
Thanks very much for bothering to write that all out for me. I’ve made a hobby of searching Khajiit lore lately, getting inspired to draw, and trying to stay lore-friendly (as far as you can in the tangled web that is TES lore, anyway, heheh). Never came across anything suggesting a tendency toward modesty, but I accept that I may just not have dug deep enough yet. Though I’d also expect that clothing styles will vary across the province - Elsweyr does have jungles to the south, after all.
For the most part, I just built the character out of influences from the existing games themselves. His “mane” was loosely based on the Khajiit I took through Oblivion. The face/body paint I did after seeing the face paint in the ESO character creation video (can’t remember if there was face paint for Khajiit in Skyrim; my Dro’Vasko certainly didn’t have any). The sleevelessness… probably comes from Skyrim too, I dunno. X)
I’ll certainly look through some of those cultures you suggested and see what clothing styles I can get excited about. Always nice to fold a little something new and climate-appropriate in!
So, you put your Windows computer to sleep for the night. You come back the next day all eager to wake it up and put it right to work on that thing you’ve been working on and ….
Oh no - you’ve seemed to have lost all pressure sensitivity and high resolution pen tracking! Well, you figure, why not go check the driver settings. Maybe it’s just groggy and needs a little morning reminder? You go to your Control Panel, click on Wacom Properties Configu—-
Now, you figure, all is lost and there’s only one thing left to do: save your work, close all your programs, and do a full system restart. What a fun time this is.
But HOLD ON! There’s another way! Try this out first before pulling the plug:
Open your Start menu (or press the Windows Key) and simply type “Services”. There will be an icon at the top of your list which appears to be two small gears with the name “Services.” Click that and look what happens next:
Scroll down the list and select “Wacom Professional Tablet Service" from the list of services and click the little "Restart" link in the column to the left. Now simply wait for the service to stop and start itself back up again!
If for some reason, clicking this little “Restart” button makes matters WORSE, the failsafe approach is the manual restart. Double click the “Wacom Professional Tablet” service and a window will pop up.
Manually stop the Wacom driver by clicking the Stop button. Wait for it to shut down, then start it back up again with the Start button once it becomes visible. Once restarted, click OK!
Test your Tablet now in Photoshop. You may have your pressure sensitivity fully restored!
IF NOT, simply close and reopen Photoshop, which will be nice and quick since it (and your work) are still loaded into recent memory. Yes, this isn’t IDEAL, but it surely beats having to close EVERYTHING and restart the whole computer. Especially if you were listening to a good tune at the time.
Now, providing you’ve done it correctly, (really now, how could you not,) you should find your Wacom’s pressure and tracking sensitivity fully restored! ANDyou’ll have access to the Tablet Properties config app once again!
Celebrations! For discovering such a wonderful little time saver.
:: ADDENDUM ::
As pointed out by Addleton there is a permanent fix for this issue by disabling the service called “TabletServicePen” if you’re using an Intuos/Bamboo or “Tablet PC Input Service” if you’re using a Cintiq.
Disabling this will stop this issue for good — but it will disable all Windows-related tablet functions such as flicks and handwriting, and may make some software such as SAI misbehave on certain hardware. If all you use your tablet for is Photoshop and drawing, it’s probably best you disable those services.
Just found this handy guide and saved myself a restart this afternoon. (A note, though: I do in fact have “Tablet PC Input Service” disabled on my computer, and the rare* issue I get instead is my Cintiq will be unable to affect the cursor at all, even though the device itself will light up properly when I click - none of it actually registers. Same thing with the “driver not found”, and this fix does indeed solve the problem without having to restart. c:)
I want to make a orc lady in an Elder Scrolls game named Pretimar gra-Rett because I’m a huge dork and it’s actually possible to convert Pretty Margaret into something lore-friendly and what is my life
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2871 is to be kept at Site 2 at all times under high security. It is to have three guards patrolling the site undercover at all times. Removal of SCP-2871 from █████ Abbey is strictly forbidden. All guards and personnel are to be given psychology tests and interviewed for any sighting of SCP 2872 after having prolonged contact with SCP-2871. Vermin classified personnel and guards with a history of criminal intent are to be forbidden from contact with SCP-2871, unless authorized by Class Three clearance.
Description: SCP-2871 takes the appearance of a woven medieval tapestry. There is no precise date for its creation, though it estimated to date over 800 seasons. SCP-2871 is entirely paw-woven and somewhat faded from age. The technique used to weave it believed to be the same used in █████ Abbey to create similar tapestries and clothing. SCP-2871 displays a large amount of woodlanders on the borders and an armed mouse within the center bearing a sword, known as Martin’s Manifestation, or SCP-2872. There are multiple vermin fleeing from the figure in the center. They are displayed in less detail than other creatures on the item.
Any removal of SCP-2871 from █████ Abbey, carried out with malicious intent or by any vermin personnel, has resulted in the appearance of SCP-2872 within dreams or waking hallucinations.Varying personnel have displayed symptoms of paranoia, insomnia, enhanced personal fear and phobia, extreme guilt, nervousness, and exhaustion the longer SCP-2871 is in their possession.
The frequency of hallucinations and vivid dreams involving SCP-2871 and SCP-2872 increase proportionately to the amount of time and distance the entity is taken from █████ Abbey, barring several exceptions SCP-2871 and SCP-2872 have found acceptable. The majority of exceptions are that of woodlander class. Studies with Class D personnel, vermin in particular, have shown that the hallucinations and slightly aggressive dreams do not cease until SCP-2871 is given to another holder or returned to the Abbey.
Addendum: All attempts to remove SCP-2871 from its location have failed. Through contact with the inhabitants of Site 2 through dreams, it has brought about incidents █████ and █████, resulting in the mass casualties of Foundation personnel and field agents █████ and ███.
Bad news, folks. I’ve got to leave for the bus in an hour, and there’s still too much work to be done on the costume. Little things I overlooked that now there just isn’t time for. Even if I were to bring a glue gun and sewing stuff along for a Friday night costume jam.
I need a tail to be a proper krogan.
I need clawfeet to be a proper krogan.
I need a belt… to hold up the tail XD
And these just aren’t in a place where I can finish them and be confident they won’t fall apart as I walk around. :c
But! I will carry on after I get back and make this the raddest Halloween costume ever. And then I’ll keep it safe somewhere for some other con I can attend in it.
And you guys will still get pictures when I’m done, so you don’t really lose out. The torso armor, for instance, is looking pretty hot with its black paint and green stripes :D
PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOT LET YOUR BLACK CATS OUTSIDE AROUND OR ON HALLOWEEN BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME SCARY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO KILL/DO CULT THINGS WITH BLACK CATS ON HALLOWEEN!! actually, just keep your pets inside on halloween, it’s a fun holiday but there are some god awful people out there!
ALSO REMEMBER! if you work at an animal shelter or a pet store, don’t sell black cats around or on halloween for the same reason! keep your cute kitty cats safe! this has been a kitty psa
Snopes offers some good clarification, while the existence of the ‘satanic cults’ that might hurt black cats is kind of wishy washy it’s still a good idea to keep your pets inside, people can get kind of crazy on Halloween.
Some family friends of ours had their cat Ninja (he was a gray tabby, not even black!) poisoned over Halloween years ago - with aspirin, IIRC. In general the holiday brings out weirdos and thoughtlessly destructive people (the kind of people who smash other peoples’ pumpkins) so I’d generally suggest you keep all the things you love safely inside, especially pets. :c
Are you going to try and fake the back of the neck or are you just going to wear the mask?
My plan is to make a sort of cowl out of felt/fabric to be the neck (attached to the inside of the armor with velcro, which I have a metric butt-ton of), and perhaps put some thinner foam for back-of-the-neck plates? It’s one of the things that I’m still trying to figure out how to approach.
But yes, I do intend to have a full neck. The (few) other krogan cosplay examples I found all seemed to end up with an awkward hole looking into the hump. It’s one of the problems I hope to find a way to solve.