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HVAC Duct-rats hunt alien robot invaders :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 10 3 Alien robot invasion force 03 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Alien robot invaders 13 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 0 Alien robot invaders 10 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Poor Tool-bot, scan 2419 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 7 2 Tool-bot not feeling so well, scan 2417 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 5 0 The Tool-Bot machines scan 2416 :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 4 0 Tool-bot :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 13 0 Art has no place in school :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 3 School turns the most fascinating ideas,... :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Start your day the Descartes way :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 4 0 graFX machiniac Font started :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 7 3 Playtime all the time :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Fountain of ideas, cavern into insight :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 8 2 Paper Strip in a standing Knot :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 6 0 Evolution with A New Kind of Science :icongrafxmachiniac:graFXmachiniac 2 0


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Living room and kitchen sunset :iconarsenixc:arsenixc 1,274 33 Fragments :iconandreamontano:andreamontano 95 22 Stephania - 2 :iconcaiusaugustus:caiusaugustus 610 184 Mom :iconthewhitekat:TheWhiteKat 6 12 Little Sparkes :iconthewhitekat:TheWhiteKat 71 41 Rafael Nadal :iconakalilith:akaLilith 711 246 Comalies :icondametenebra:DameTenebra 110 12 Vanille comes to life! :iconanadia-chan:Anadia-Chan 972 338 Lilium regale :iconsaskle:Saskle 66 19 Tutorial 1 :icontoniart57:toniart57 136 36 my wife :icontoniart57:toniart57 57 19 artvsartist meme :iconwofiira:Wofiira 10 2
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HVAC Duct-rats hunt alien robot invaders
Even IF we humans realized there were an infestation of alien robots such as Salvadroid Drafti, we'd be back to methods which were used in Viet Nam, "tunnel rats" trying to find the Viet Cong in a maze of tunnels.  Only now it would be in HVAC ducts and elevator shafts,....even more difficult for the Police as the Salvadroid Drafties are very small -- also smart and elusive.
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An invasion force of the Salvadroid Drafti type would reside and work in the HVAC ducts and elevator shafts of modern buildings.  They'd be undetectable and could watch and listen to everything that takes place in the offices and apartments of the building.
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Salvadroid Drafti is made of titanium, carbon fiber, kevlar, high strength steel wire, and similar materials.  A 12" tall (300 mm) Salvadroid at a little over 2 lbs (1 Kg) is stronger and can lift more than 200 lbs (92 Kg) human Olympic athlete.
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What happens if relatives of Tool-bot are offended at the way we are treating their kind?  This is a robot model called Salvadroid Drafti, small but extraordinarily strong.
Poor Tool-bot, scan 2419
This Tool-bot is so poor it sleeps in a box under my desk.  Well, that's better than outdoors under a bridge.


Jeff T
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
A scientist, engineer, and artist. Drawing is an essential tool for anyone in the engineering/science business.
Completely self taught, haven't had any instruction since the 3rd or 4th grade and that was more than 60 years ago. However, I have enjoyed drawing from the time I could hold a crayon, moreover, my father actively supported and encouraged my drawing (but did not push me to follow any particular career path).
4 March 2017
Mrs. Bobbie (Roberta) B is the oldest of my students.  I conduct "Learning to Draw (again)" sessions at Assisted Living facilities here in Portland, Bobbie attends every week without fail.
Bobbie was an accomplished artist (drawing and painting) until a few years ago when she suffered a stroke that resulted in not being able to use much of her right side, including her hand.  Bobbie was right handed, which meant the end of her doing art work:  a terrible fate.  As a consequence of her misfortune she became something of a recluse, rarely venturing out of her apartment and never attending any of the activities in her building (there's an activity of some sort scheduled 4 to 6 times a day).  When some of her friends saw my drawings and attended my first "class" session they prevailed upon Bobbie to attend -- and she's been in every session since day one.
Bobbie is now learning to use her left hand for drawing.  I have developed a series of practice exercises for novice artists, irrespective of age -- with some particular emphasis on people who share Bobbie's problem (approximately 400,000 people a year in the US suffer a stroke which paralyzes what had been their dominant hand).
The passion for drawing (art in a larger context) is very strong in humans, we seem compelled to want to make marks (decoration):  drawing, painting, make-up and tattoos on ourselves, etc.
The art which Bobbie now does is inspiring, perhaps not great art by the same criteria we use to select pieces for a gallery show or museum, but rather for her passion and evidence of the indomitable human spirit to create works of art.



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stefwilson Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional Artist
thank you for the watch - from your profile I am honored that my limited pencil skills rate attention! love the perspective and motion in "Descartes" from just simple lines and shading. I too am a "favorites troller"! - picking through others' favorites - unfortunately my favorites will have few sketches for you - I'm just looking for new ideas from all media.
ParanoidKitteh Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you so much for the watch!! It means a lot to me ^-^
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Watch and the Fav Jeff, don't quite know how I missed you, your gallery is chock full of wonders and your work with folded materials is inspiring. Nod 
graFXmachiniac Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment.
Yes, we pencil fanatics need to be supportive of each other as it seems to be a genre of diminishing interest and study.
However, there some very good artists here on dA as well as other venues.
Have you looked at the dA page for LateStarter63, lives in the UK and does amazing pencil drawings.
drawn2pencils Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been Watching Clive (LateStarter63) since he first created a profile here and his advancement has been phenomenal.   You might also enjoy another artist I so enjoy,   Not to blow my own horn but check out my charcoal and graphite folder in my favorites to see a plethora of fantastic graphite artists here on DA.
graFXmachiniac Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
About the first thing I do when I start watching someone on dA is to troll their "Favorites" for new treasures in graphic arts, pencil drawings in particular.
Not sure if I had gotten Armin Mersmann from your Favorites or somewhere else, but, yes, his work is extraordinary almost beyond description.

My particular pursuit of drawing now is two parts:  (1) to interest young people in drawing as a tool to enhance their studies of Engineering, Science and Math and (2) encourage older people to take up drawing -- first time or re-kindle a longtime interest -- as a mechanism for inhibiting the on-set of dementia and/or slowing its rate of degeneration.
I now have classes with students at both ends of the age spectrum (literally age 7 and 8 up to mid to late 80's).
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TomBromley Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! Keep up the great drawing ^^
Anolee Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for watching me. ♥ Rose
I really appreciate it :PeaceLily: 
chaoschrome Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chibi Moriko thanks you for watching by chaoschrome  
ruiManuelR Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you so much for :+fav:ing...
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