I highly suggest you upgrade your wheels to this style and lose the plastic mat.
I, um, borrowed it from my husband a few years ago and failed to return it! Honestly though, it hasn’t held up very well and I wouldn’t recommend it. I do however strongly endorse replacing all office chair wheels with roller blade wheels like these, especially if you have wood floors.
Not sure if your chair has caster wheels or not. If it does - these are specifically designed to solve your problem. It replaces the plastic crap that comes with your chair with a soft rollerblade wheel. I had this problem and this worked for me.
Office Chair Caster Wheels (Set of 5) - Heavy Duty & Safe for All Floors Including Hardwood - Perfect Replacement for Desk Floor Mat - Rollerblade Style w/ Universal Fit [link]
Basically any craft store, from what I've experienced. If you look up micron pens on amazon you are sure to find em, here is a link: [link] Happy inking ��
Seriously guys, this stuff is really cheap and you can get them at any home improvement, decor or office supply store. They look and hold great.
Edit: All right, all I can say is I've been using this stuff with posters and picture frames for years without it falling, and it's been holding up my camera for a couple of months now with no movement. It's just putty, not like I'm trying to convert you to another religion.
It's pretty funny they call their line FIND. If I had to guess, Amazon just looks at what kind of clothes people purchase the most on their site and then they're copying the style and selling them for cheap.
They do this a lot with other items.
For example, this laptop stand was a best seller and made a killing on Amazon. So Amazon found a manufacturer to make it super cheaply and halved the price.
Original - [link]
Amazon's - [link]
Lol, not intending to insult, wasn't sure if you were outlining with Micronpens or not, they are good for outlining and are pretty common found in crafts stores. Can outline thinly or thick depending on size.
There are a lot of free digital programs like GIMP that make coloring a breeze and can save on buying those expensive art supplies. Plus a lot of artists do most of their work digitally now/jumped into it. If you're still young and have time to learn, I recommend learning a bit about them. Start to draw a picture by hand, scan it in, color it and finish it digitally.
Amazon. They are awesome, 1000X better than the garbage plastic wheel casters that come with chairs.
Not OP but I’m assuming It’s the putty stuff you stick posters up with - “blue/blu tack” is the branded Aussie nomenclature (think Kleenex for facial tissue).
I got this one for 20 bucks and couldn't be happier.
Best upgrade for a chair is rubber wheels
Basically roller blade wheels.
A nutless monkey could install them.
Once your have them, you’ll be gliding around your luxury vinyl with your pinky out.
You just yank them off and push new ones in. They are designed to be replaced.
These are the ones that I got, although they are a bit more expensive now than they were when I got them: [link]
I need a new desk chair, which is pretty important to me because I work from home. I've already been to my local university surplus several times and I wasn't impressed with their selection. I'm thinking about something ordering something online like the Amazon Basics executive chair. I don't even know what I'm looking for, to be honest. Or maybe a mesh back chair like this? Honestly, I'm pretty clueless. I would love suggestions on either specific chairs, or what to look for in general.
You can buy wheels like these on Amazon. A bit more expensive than the regular plastic, but they roll a lot better and they don't scratch hardwood floor. Definitely worth the purchase.
Congrats! And normal pillows aren't typically meant to be sat on. You could look into something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Everlasting-Comfort-Cushion-Designed-Tailbone/dp/B01EBDV9BU/
I would definitely get one. I have an office job and I have to sit for multiple hours a day. I have had this cushion for about two years and it’s still holding up. I would also suggest getting up to walk around a little every hour or get a standing desk.
Everlasting Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion for Back, Coccyx, & Tailbone Pain Relief - Work, Desk, Car, Gaming, and Home Office Accessories - Sciatica Chair Cushion Pad (Black) [link]
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G643EU6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I bought these but there may be cheaper with the same results.
AmazonBasics High-Back, Leather Executive, Swivel, Adjustable Office Desk Chair with Casters, Black [link]
We have hardwood floors throughout our house, so when my wife and I got new chairs for our home office we ordered a set of these for each: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CTIG4GE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Basically, they're soft Rollerblade wheels - they don't damage the floor at all and I assume they would work really well on carpet too (depending on the thickness). We've had them for the last 2 and a half years, no issues.
Everlasting Comfort Office Chair Seat Cushion for Back, Coccyx, & Tailbone Pain Relief (Black) [link]
I’ve used that for both my car and desk chair :)
I bought mine on Amazon. They have worked great for me. I’ve been using them for little over a year. Here’s a link to the ones I got, assuming links are allowed here. [link]
>I would like to try making novels. What paper would I use for that?
Can't really go wrong with regular printer paper. But if you want to splurge, you can always try the HP Premium 32lb paper. Fair warning, it is pretty thick, so if you're printing a lot of pages, a book press is absolutely needed to reduce swell and you'll have to learn how to back the spine. Otherwise, the 28lb paper should fit your needs.
>Is there an extra benefit with the nipping press? They are more expensive then the laying presses.
You could consider making your own! At the end of the day, the nipping/book press is meant to apply lots of pressure to the textblock, so you can improvise with some C clamps and wooden boards lying around. As for me, I went to Home Depot to grab a sheet of plywood, cut it into 12x12in squares, drilled some holes near the corner of the boards, and ran some fasteners and wing nuts through to make a few book presses. I did the same for the finishing press, but cut them into 6x12in rectangles to make them easier to move around.
As for the extra benefits, if you follow my method, you could conceivably just make a laying press big enough to also work as a nipping press. At any rate, it's far cheaper to make it yourself instead of buying it commercially.
Replace his chair wheels with roller blade chair wheels! Makes a huge difference!
ETA: here’s a link to some on Amazon. they just click on!
not sure if it is exactly the same but this is the one i have that is very close to the one in the video [link]. I already owned it before it got my case but it turned out to be a perfect fit, and ergonomically very pleasant to use.
Use this for the laptop. Try to find a tray to keep your desk organized (and dresser).
None of your posters are framed. They're cheap from walmart or you can find them on Amazon.
I'd go for a different blanket than the one you currently have. A light color like gray to contrast with the bed you have.
Ninja edit: Stick a small plant on your dresser.
I got this stand for the push 1, waiting for it to be delivered though.
Laptop Stand Amazon
I bought the Amazon Basics stand, which I haven't seen mentioned around here. It works great and was really cheap.
Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to smile.amazon.com instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!
Here are your smile-ified links:
^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly&nbsp;bot
I can speak from experience. It is great for fountain pens, and it looks like it has a $2 coupon right now on Amazon.
Here is me using Emerald of Chivor on it (was originally for my friend Sunnie, just in case you get confused why it says Sunnie on it).
this laptop stand from amazon.
its got a little stopper on the bottom to stop your laptop from sliding off, but it gets in the way of typing at times.
I'm not at work today, but here is the Amazon link, where I purchased them:
Office Chair Caster Wheels (Set of 5) - Heavy Duty & Safe for All Floors Including Hardwood - Perfect Replacement for Desk Floor Mat - Rollerblade Style w/Universal Fit [link]
Here's an (expensive) example of the kind of wheels I'm talking about.
I have a set of wheels like these that I got for ~$20 almost 3 years ago and have been using on hardwood floor for about 2 years of that time with no other protection. No gouges or scratches.
They're slightly "squishy" and grippy, almost like they're made of really sturdy silicone (I'm sure they're not at all, but that's kinda how they feel). Anything smallish just squishes into the wheel; you'd literally have to be rolling over gravel or some such to scratch noticeably.
I got one of these tailbone relief cushions when I bruised my tailbone, and now I'm just using it for posture and comfort. Anyone who sits in my chair at work says it's soooo comfortable and they want one.
I used micron pens, I'll try adding a link below. They don't bleed at all on canvas and the black is more true than a sharpie. I would recommend!! Plus they go down to a .005 tip size, which is great for detail.
Sakura Pigma 30062 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black, Ass't Point Sizes 6CT Set
I dont have a titan but some people who made comments and reviews on the amazon link said it worked for their titan.
Here's the link:
Here's their comments:
Q: Will these fit a secret lab Titan or Omega chair?
A: These office chair wheels fit 99% of the time, except Ikea chairs. To be 100% sure that the caster wheels will fit your chair then you can measure your stem size 7/16 x 7/8 or 11mm wide.
By Best of Best on July 5, 2020
These almost work too well.
By Dan Siegel on April 26, 2021 I've worked from home for a long time. I've always hated those pesky plastic mats, but caster wheels tear up any kind of wood or vinyl flooring, and just down work at all on carpet. I got these for my new Titan from Secret Labs... and wow these wheels are awesome... it just glides over areas that the the casters on my previous chair tore up on the floor, and everywhere else. see less
Perfect for hardwood, Ez to install, zero noise!
By Hines on August 19, 2021 I got a SecretLabs Titan about 60 months ago but was at a different apartment with carpet and a chair pad for it. I recently moved to a new unit with hardwood floors and decided to get a set of these. shipped fast, took seconds to install, reduces chair rolling noise to practically zero, and rolls oh so smoothly! my wife wanted me to push her around in the chair! 10/10!
Not knowing what type of art you are creating, I can only guess that you may be seeing others using something more pen-like. For example, look at Pigma Micron pens. They're very popular with artists.
Depending on if the rail is imbedded or protruding, you could try a combination of the options listed or just putting a mat (rubber or vinyl depending on carpet vs floor) and using rubber caster wheels like these.
You can attach the speakers to the stands using Blu Tack. Roll a small amount of the blue putty for each corner of the stand (maybe a 1/4 inch diameter ball). Position the speaker over the stand and press down to flatten the putty ball. That will hold the speaker on very well.
Yes, steel stands are hollow, oftentimes with just a narrow opening at top. I fill mine (through a funnel) about 2/3 full to keep a lower center of gravity. Some stands have holes toward the bottom back of the stand to hide speaker wire inside the hollow tube, so in that case you will need to tape the hole shut. I'd check out Monoprice for decent stands for decent prices.
Very good for the first time!!
It's easy to miss small spots, having very good lighting helps a lot. You can get/make holders and use a lazy susan to spin the part without having to touch it.
I always expect to have to touch up though, or just do two thin coats and not worry about it.
I like using Blu-Tack to mask off areas that will get something glued to it, like bogies and final drives. It also helps to glue some parts before painting.
I highly recommend getting a set of rollerblade style casters for your chair. They're much better all-around, but especially for hard wood floors.
You can get a 30% off coupon code to use at [link]
hi! i used these to draw some black markings on my plushies, they work well as long as you let them dry for around a day and don’t wash them :) [link]
I just bought a ream of this HP Premium 32 lb paper I've seen recommended here for writing letters / whatever. Check out some of the pictures in the reviews, most of them mention using it for fountain pens and it looks like it has no ghosting. I still need to pick mine up to try it out.
Otherwise Rhodia is my new favorite paper like others mentioned
It’s the Amazon basics one, really impressed with it though! Staying 7-8 degrees cooler than before now.
Get some blue tack and stick them together [link]
It's removable and you don't need much to get them a little more secure
Quiet will lower your max cpu wattage, balanced or performance would be the true test and it sounds like it’s cooler!
When I’m benchmarking on performance mode, fans at full speed, i can feel the airflow increase out of the exhaust if i lift the back up off the table, if that makes sense. That’s what led me down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out a way to create more ‘space’ for the fans to pull air from.
AmazonBasics Ventilated... [link]
This is what i use, but it’s not really portable and not great to type on, which limits its usability. I use my laptop like a desktop though so it works great for me. The mesh seems to be open enough that the Legion fans are able to have notably better airflow. My temps in Cinebench R20 in performance mode once the wattage drops down to 75w on CPU are stable around 80c. Even if I run a GPU benchmark (furmark) at the same time a few cores will bump 90 but it’s fine.
This is actually my setup [link]
I bought this last week and it has made chair sitting a pleasure again! Total game changer.
Edited sorry for ugly link, I need someone to teach me how to make pretty links.
It's just a simple ventilated stand: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ventilated-Adjustable-Laptop-Stand/dp/B00WRDS8H0
I will probably upgrade to one with a fan later on. As long as you elevate your Laptop at least 3", you should notice a few degrees of improvement even without a fan. I wouldn't overthink it and definitely don't spend too much money on something crazy fancy unless you're certain it will improve temps.
I would echo a lot of the recommendations above but also get a cushion to make it more comfortable when you have to sit like this one
I was skeptical/concerned about this seemingly unstable top plate size of stands. However, most bookshelf speakers are unbalanced with the heavier end being the front. You'll intuitively be able to balance the speaker on the plate.
I do highly recommend using 4 balls under each speaker of Blu-Tack and not the mini spikes that may come with the stands, which helps a lot with stability and will keep a small nudge from knocking the speaker to the floor. Using bluetak or similar also allows you to firmly couple the speaker to the stand's top plate.
HP 32 is the best of the cheap stuff here. Rhodia and Clairefontaine are pretty good bang for buck. Miliko are my favorite cheap dot grid notebooks. I love Tomoe River, not cheap but I like what I like.
I just paid $16.95 for each, which is cheaper than it was when I bought one a little over a year ago (at $18.95, but only fulfilled by Amazon sold by someone else) though more expensive than when I bought the first 2 two years ago at (at $13.30 both sold directly by Amazon).
The same company that makes these things makes a slightly larger and taller version for around $25 (12-Inch W x 8.5-Inch D x 8.75-Inch H. Each step measures 2.75-Inch D.) or you can buy a 4 pack of the larger ones
I use this adjustable stand from Amazon, as well as an external keyboard and wireless mouse. If I don't use it, my neck really starts to hurt after a few days from looking down so much. I don't know how everyone else stands it (no pun intended).
When the client has crappy chairs, I bring a lumbar support cushion or a small pillow to help.
Welcome to hobby! Find a cool pose and set it up someplace to proudly show it.
If you want to take it an extra step without too much investment, pick up some thin line pens like Micron Ink Pens. Amazon Link They are easy to use and a little rubbing alcohol with a cotton swap can clean up any errors.
Here are the Micron pens on Amazon:
Sakura 30062 6-Piece Pigma Micron Ink Pen Set, Black [link]
If you want to look at other brands just do a Google search for fine-tip felt pens. Honestly don't worry about metal tips until later.
Here's a YouTube video you might find helpful:
I don't really know how it affects feathering. It dilutes the dyes, so if you have an ink that's too dark a green for you to tell it's green, adding water will lighten the color. You could try Noodler's X-Feather ink, which is designed to combat feathering.
Amazon has lots of good paper options -- try the HP 32lb paper or black n red notebooks for inexpensive quality.
Just get this bad boy off of amazon.
I got it a few months ago it is great.
It is the Griffin Elevator as another redditor mentioned. You can buy it from Griffin and they have several colors as well: [link]
The only reason I am using it is because I have had it for years and never really bought a new stand. If I would buy one I would definitely get the mStand on Amazon: [link]
It’s all metal and stable. Which is definitely a big plus from the Griffin stand because the plastic can get ugly and it’s wobbly at times if you touch it a lot.
I have read some articles about Amazon blocking top selling products or even coping them in AmazonBasics. For example,
This product was copy after a few years of success this AmazinBasics
Any problem with them?
so under neath my desktop on the left is just a keyboard box i have left over so dust doesnt get sucked in from the carpet so i have it raised above it. the stand is off of amazon basics i believe its this one [link]
I had purchased the HP 32lb paper from Amazon. It works with fountain pens though there was some feathering when using a B nib. For EF to M though, it was fine.
It is thicker paper though especially when I am using Tomoe River Paper most of the time.
I feel you, I love my Rhodia but it makes my wallet cry after paying tuition :// I got mine on Amazon, but I've also seen it at Staples! Otherwise I can't find it anywhere [link]
Thank you so much!! I bought the riser on amazon, here’s the link. It’s pretty sturdy, and can fit up to 5 nendoroids on each level!
I know it’s hard. I’m sorry. If you can take breaks to get off of your tailbone, try. Also if you don’t have a coccyx cushion, I highly recommend one. Amazon has some good ones. I use this one and like it. Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion for Office Chair - Tailbone Pain Relief Cushion - Coccyx Cushion - Sciatica Pillow for Sitting (Black) [link]. I have one at work and one at home.
Can't vouch for any myself, but this is the first amazon result:
I hear they have them with dual casters (or dual something) that work better than the big wheels. The single and big wheels make it difficult to do short distance scooting around.
I have the same Ikea Detolf.
If you wanna spend a little more money, Risers really make it look good.
This is my Display case
I haven't updated that video for my current collection, but it gets the point across.
These are the risers: [link]
While I agree, these "stair" displays are supposed to get rid of the visual problem with overlapping. With each step being higher then the last, it should fix that issue. That said, his shelf is kind of low (or rather each succeeding stair isn't as tall as most stair displays).
Basically, for most stair displays, the height of each stair eliminates the need to stagger. But in a case like OP's, staggering would probably make it look better (although you would lose 1 per row).
Then again, I'm sure his display looks better in person.
Something like that ^ doesn't need staggering, as each stair is high enough, amiibos aren't visually overlapping.
I have this, which I use to keep it at a height so I don't have to slouch at my desk. Though it doesn't seem to get quite as high as the ones you are indicating, I love it.
The large straights are gigantic. 8 is cool if you want to split the track. The rails don’t stay in very well while playing. Get this and just keep the rails in permanently.
This is the Lifelong brand to buy. Over 32,000 five-star reviews on Amazon for good reason. The construction and geometry over the axle are what make the chair turn and glide smoothly. If you're putting them on a Herman Miller, you want and upgrade, not just a replacement to a bigger size.
This is the cushion that I got and I use daily. Take it everywhere I go. And it has worked wonders. I’m still using it four months after surgery and I can sit for 8 hours at work now and be fine.
Thanks! The lights are the Nanoleaf Shapes: Hexagon Smarter Kit. I bought them online from Target, but you can also buy them on Nanoleaf website: [link]
And the laptop stand is this one right here!: [link]
Oh oh! Read me! Get yourself some BLU-TACK. It is absolutely brilliant for sticking the pans into place. Blu-tak on Amazon for USD 5. (get the original)
I have a steelcase amia chair and I had a similar issue so I bought these The Original Office Chair Caster Wheels Rollerblade Style and they are Soo much better! Definitely worth the money man my office chair is so dam smooth it's rediculous. You ever road on a longboard before? That's what these feel like on a office chair
u/cyborg-genos those chair wheels are for carpet, they will scratch your floor and make a lot of noise, consider using hard floor wheels (first amazon result linked)
Some stands have mounting holes and screws to afffix the speaker to the stand, some have "clamps" that clamp the base of the speaker to hold it on, and just are just like a shelf where the speaker sits on them. For the ones where it's just flat and nothing to hold the speaker you can use Blu-Tack https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-S050Q-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72 to hold the speaker to the stand.
Haaa. This a real deep speaker stand chat, lol. Do you have all the discs already?
I think you ordered this all amazon because check out this link scroll to frequently bought together:
I have a Steelcase Gesture with Headrest. The wheels are about 10% higher glide (rolling) resistance and 75% higher micro adjust resistance (when the wheel has to swivel around its post) when on the carpet. The wheel I bought was [link].
If lumbar doesn't work, try memory foam seat cushion
I have used an Aeron for 20 years within my career as a game dev. I’ve been dealing with horrible back pain for the last 2 years. I just swapped my aeron out for a leather wrapped HAG Capisco. It’s a taller chair that offers a few different ergonomic methods of sitting. This chair was expensive but it has saved my back tremendously.
Another thing to consider is a sit/stand desk. I have a mechanical desk by Fully. The Capisco chair can raise very high, allowing me to maintain my desk at a standing height. I can transition from sit to stand effortlessly, that is another core component to fixing my back. Pop in and out of sitting or standing also helped my back.
Pro tip on the Capisco. You can order inline skate casters for rolling instead of the generic plastic rollers. The chair glides buttery smooth and makes zero noise. Highly recommend.
[Inline Skate Casters][link])
Get the Lifelong brand with 30,000 5-star reviews. They are worth the higher cost than the cheap ones. You can also get then in black now, instead of clear urethane.
Why did you choose those over that listing with like 30,000 reviews? https://www.amazon.com/wheels-replacement-casters-hardwood-duty/dp/B01G643EU6/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=phyllis+caster+wheels&qid=1637091652&sr=8-3
Mi hermana me regaló hace un par de años una silla Gamer barata. Le cambié las ruedas por ruedas roller como estas y ahora se traslada muchísimo mejor (tengo 2 mesas separadas en distintos ángulos)
Al año se rompe la estrella, porque el aluminio es una reverenda mierda, y compré una estrella de acero hecha en Uruguay, esta misma
Al final, lo que me gustó más de la silla fue lo fácil que me resultó arreglarla. En sí la silla Gamer de mi viejo está mejor (tiene 78 años pero también les gusta las sillas cómodas y le gustó la mía, y se compró una parecida y la regoza)
Some living spaces work so well with a corner desk like that. Nice. I can appreciate it.
Check out these wheels. They might work better.
Can confirm. I have this paper and just did some quick writing samples with what I had nearby. It'll feather a little bit with some inks in broader nibs, but it works remarkably well for the price.
Quick writing samples: [link]
If you want it to just stand more upright, a basic laptop stand can work just fine. I had one of these stands lying around and put my Soundcraft mixer on it (which ways 25lb vs 9.5lb for the tascam), pushed against the wall, and it's works fine; I intended this as a temporary solution while I got an alternative but 3 years on it's still working fine. The stand feels like 25lb is way too much for it, but since it's backed against the wall it mostly just had to stop it sliding (which it does). I'm sure you can get more robust version and for a smaller mixer they'll work fine.
I really like this cushion, I tried the purple cushion in the past and didn't like it. This one is a little weird at first to sit on but once you get use to its comfortable.
I use reusable adhesive/putty on all corners of calendar before mounting them. Something like this: [link]
They hold the calendar sturdily for a year and are super easy to remove without damaging the calendar or the wall coating.
Have you invested in a donut cushion?
Everlasting Comfort Office Chair Seat Cushion Pillow for Back, Coccyx, & Tailbone Pain Relief Pad [link]
You may consider a physical therapist for advice regarding exercises to strengthen your muscles in that region.
Make sure to not overdo it 🤣 i was sooo sore cuz i thought i was a marathon runner, didnt even save that much time either. Buy a seay cushion!! You wont regret it i have Everlasting Comfort Office Chair Seat Cushion Pillow for Back, Coccyx, & Tailbone Pain Relief Pad [link]
These are great: Limited-time deal: Office chair wheels replacement rubber chair casters for hardwood floors and carpet, set of 5, heavy duty office chair casters for chairs to replace office chair mats - Fits 98% [link]
Yeah totally get it. From my understanding the blutack would effectively mean that they would need to push the speaker with the stand over in order to knock it over. And if they started to push the stands too you could fill them with sand or lead shot depending on how the stands are designed to make them harder to knock over, especially if you only filled 50% so that they weren't too top heavy. Definitely do those upgrades when they aren't watching as to not aid in them figuring out how to unstick them haha. Might only delay the inevitable though. Just trying to provide some alternatives encase you wanted to make bookshelf speakers work. Another option I've seen is command strips.
Also I'm not sure which center channel you got with your silver's (150 6th gen, 250 7g, or 350 6g) but if it's the 250 or 350 the dynaudio emit 50 center channel (emit 25c) would be a downgrade in terms of horizonal dispersion. Kef being coaxial would be a better center but just based on resonances in the q350 I'd wager he's right about the q950 considering towers will always be harder to prevent box resonance since they generally need more bracing to prevent the larger panels from vibrating.
How do you install those hard floors stands under the monolith stand's base? do you have to use sticky pads like this ones?
or do they include a screw to fix them to the base?
I'm not sure which HP paper you used, but I have this (HP Premium 32 lb), and there's no bleeding or feathering that I've experienced. I originally purchased it for a disc-bound planner, but it works great with every fountain pen/ink I've thrown at it.
I could probably scribble some notes if you want to see a sample.
I sit on a chair all day for work and then game after haha. My solution is a coccyx cushion ( [link] ). Perhaps I should design one of these for the diavel! As it stands, nakeds and sportier bikes are comfier as I lean forward more and I don't place as much pressure on the bone...
I've seen calligraphers using gouache to make what i call "real thicc strokes" lol so I figured I should try it with watercolor just for fun. It did work great for practice. I'm sure higher-end watercolors can work as well in actual artworks.
Yes it's just regular printer paper. It does bleed when you use actual calligraphy inks but you can use gum arabic to thicken the ink to prevent bleeding although you can always just invest in better practice paper.
For the eyes, if you use a pen (I use micron pens ), you can round out the eyes with more control, usually.
It might not be the best stand for this laptop, but I did put some rubber bumpers to raise it a bit to increase airflow.
One of my staff replaced her chair wheels with these:
about a year ago, and they're still in really good shape.
I normally just order replacement casters from Casterland. Last time I paid 1.68 CAD per wheel. Cheap and last about a year or so.