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    INCREDIBLY EASY ART Abstract  beach Landscape  🌊   tutorial for REAL beginners
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    INCREDIBLY EASY ART Abstract beach Landscape 🌊 tutorial for REAL beginners

    December 6, 2019


    hey I’m cinnamon Cooney your Art Sherpa
    today I’m going to show you how easy it is to paint a fabulous day at the beach
    get your paint get your brushes come back and meet me the Easel are right now I’m
    going to show you how you can paint this come on let’s go so let’s look at the
    materials we’re going to use today for this incredibly sublimely easy painting
    that you’re going to paint at home I have an eleven by fourteen canvas board
    here this is Pre-gesso’d t it doesn’t need another thing for you to do to
    paint on it over here I have all the colors I need for this magnificent
    painting that’s three colors I have titanium white yellow ochre and phthalo
    blue I’ve got a couple cups of water so I can thin my paint and I’m ready to get
    started so the first thing that I’m going to do is I’m going to grab a big
    wide flat brush see this brush right here I’m going to put in my sky so I’m
    going to dip in the water I’m going to drag this off this brush is synthetic
    elements and it’s not going to over hold water for me so it’s going to put just
    that right amount it’s made for acrylic painting I’m going to just load my brush
    up really well with the white and then I’m going to come in and get just a
    little bit of blue on my brush I’m going to come to my canvas this is the halfway
    mark I’m going to come about oh gosh what three inches below that I’m going
    to go back and forth look at this making this really nice
    light sky if you need some more white paint come over here dip your brush come
    here blowing both sides to Breezy there we go
    very streaking nice day all right here you go up up up up up now I want this
    guy to get darker as I go up so this time i’ma load my white paint but I’m
    going to get some more blue onto it there we go
    I’m going to just blend these two areas as I’m going up
    into each other back and forth this is just about a wide brush and having the
    paint be still wet to get the blend all right pushing the paint out of my brush
    and anytime I get white streaks it starts to feel like clouds which is
    really nice I’m going to come get my brush a little bit wet pull out a little
    more of my blue paint take it over my white I’m going to just make sure the
    top of the painting has a nice sort of very dark sky color to it there we go
    very little just lightly dragging that down and I’m making sure everything is
    horizontal now I’m going to rinse out my brush wipe it off only to the side dry
    my painting and use a really cool trick to make sure that my horizon line is
    level which is the key to this painting so I’m going to come right here let me
    get what is called a t-square and I’m going to line it up to the edge of my
    canvas on the side and I’m going to use my chalk line this is right at just a
    smidge a hair above the halfway point of my canvas if I didn’t have a t-square I
    could use a folded paper towel and line up the corners on the edges here and get
    the same level horizon for my horizon line so there’s a lot of ways to get
    this done that you don’t got to worry about it alright I’m going to take a
    number 10 bright this is a nice big fat bright with a stiff synthetic element
    I’m going to come over here I’m going to get the brush wet drag off the extra
    water I’m going to take a little of my yellow ochre to my white and I’m going
    to make kind of a streaky nice light sand color I’m going to paint the edge
    of my canvas with this light color I’m going to let the streaks happen get my
    brush and water if I need better flow just coming up if I’m going to come to
    about here with this color a little more the goal if you need it
    you want to keep your sand a fairly light color because that way you can
    darken where the wave is going over it it’s going to give you a nice result I’m
    going to rinse out my bright and I’m going to make my faraway water color so
    my faraway water color is a little bit of my yellow ochre in my phthalo blue
    notice how it makes this crazy cool oceanic kind of green all right there we
    go so I’m going to come along the far back edge making sure that I am
    following my mark I have a level far away horizon line that’s really kind of
    the key for me here just carefully doing that before this dries I’m going to get
    a little more blue into it and a little white into my mix you need to add some
    water definitely now I’m going to just brush
    back and forth as I’m going painting in this abstract each day now you might
    need to put out more white so that you have enough as you go down probably even
    a little more than that this is me getting paint all over my hands as per
    the usual and I’m going to just keep adding a little white into that make
    sure and if you need to a little of the blue just blending these areas into each
    other this is the ocean coming forward very marine and that’s what you want is
    a very marine Oshin there we go
    King us a little bit wet grab a little blue add a little white just come in and
    streak these in so this is like the sky reflecting in the trick is try to keep
    these brushstrokes level this is going to be where it’s really important to
    kind of keep it totally together now and then coming into this range of the
    canvas which is a little bit above the halfway point a little more color hair between the edge of my Beach where it
    ends on my canvas and this I’m going to want to get a little more yellow onto my
    brush so it’s almost like a green and if you need to you can even wipe off a
    little the extra pigment and then I’m going to get a lot of white to make my
    up close surf color I’m definitely going to go a little bit at least an inch down
    so see how this is wet and this is wet these blend together when you do that
    when acrylic paint is wet it blends now that I have this two here I need to make
    a little wave story and it’s really interesting how I’m going to make this
    little wave story get a little more paint on your brush and I’m going to
    come right here just below it I’m going to tell a funny little story and it’s
    going to be a little laundry story right so how we do is we wander up we wander
    down and we come up just meander across your own canvas right my little Marine color ends this
    is very very light in three he see how sturdy this is but it’s not white it
    needs to be dark enough with the white will show up on top of it I’m going to
    rinse this out and put this to the side for a second I’m going to get a smaller
    brush this is a number four bright this is a number four bright and I’m going to
    make sure if enough clean white out that I can do this next part alright I’m
    going to get a little white on my brush this number four bright I’m going to
    come into my abstract ocean here I’m going to make some light streaks this is
    sea foam or some distance disturbance in the water these streaks need to be
    different lengths you don’t want to make them all the same length I’m going to
    just have them just placed randomly around as you come up into the white
    come on here make a frothy a little bit of a story along this edge that you sort
    of sketched in the paint should be thick see how that stick on my brush I’m just
    telling that edge of this wave it’s just a little bit rolling into the shore
    isn’t it now you can even take it far out ahead of its friends with the white
    or this little toe of it has pushed into the shore there you go you’re nearly
    done three colors just a few brush strokes
    you can have a whole painting that’s what’s wonderful about art just filling
    in the slip here keeping my brush strokes short so that they’re choppy so
    that it mimics that wave feeling that we like and then let’s make sure we add
    some frothy little story back here just little disturbances right it’s a little
    disturbance right there little disturbances now that that’s all done
    its rinse rinse rinse rinse that out come and get a little of your yellow
    ochre and right along the bottom of this wave make a little shadow dark in the
    sand just a little bit dark in the sand oh yeah Turk can darken dirt you can see
    sometime because yellow ocher is often a little transparent almost working in our
    favor here because it’s acting like a glaze are you coming along hands make
    sure we just tell this little shadow to come along the way shadow the light has hit it all right you can soften this if you want to this
    effect self-admit just don’t pick up the white now I’m going to get the brush I’m
    going to sign with and I’m going to make it even one more shadow this is a number
    zero black pearl round will come here and I’m going to make my paint a little
    more fluid all right here we go you’re doing great see how I’m dipping
    the brush in my water and coming here and finding it out so that makes a
    little bit more like a flow paint and I’m going to come just along this wave
    äj– define the shadow a little bit more
    going to pick up a little the green that’s okay what we want just wandering
    along there if it gets a little defined come in it
    there you saw semantics a little bit of that shadow Google might
    come back with a little of my ogre just make sure push that back a smidge now
    I’m going to find a place to sign my painting and I take my little brush and
    I’m going to get my yellow ochre I think I’m gonna come right under here chef
    before the wave is about to erase it I will write my name in the sand you can
    put your signature anywhere you want to on the beach you can hide things put
    shells it’s really up to you or you can just leave this a lovely abstract piece
    that you can enjoy on your wall today could that have been easier isn’t it
    amazing how easy painting actually is good to yourselves be good to each other
    and I’m going to see you I think you’ll really soon bye bye you

    How to make a wool felt picture: beach sea
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    How to make a wool felt picture: beach sea

    December 5, 2019


    Hi I’m Aannsha Jones. Thank you for visiting. In this video you can learn how to make it felt painting and lay out the wool in a great design, so with that said let’s get started. Making felt paintings and wall hangings is fun! I began as an artist using acrylics and painting murals. I wanted to see what could be achieved with felt. Here are some of my felt paintings. I think you’ll agree you can create anything you can imagine. Today we’re making a simple painting with simple design layout, but from here you can explore your own style. All materials for this project are listed below. Start by laying the first of 4 layers. I use white wool as it makes a nice fresh base. Layers of wool blend as they felt so for the second layer, lay blocks of color as a background for your finished painting. So orange and yellow for the sand and light blue for the ocean. Lay these rovings at right angles to the first layer. The third layer will bring more variety of shades which will give the finished felt painting more depth. If it helps look at a photo of the beach to see where the sand is lighter and where the ocean looks darker. Here I’m adding different sand shades, getting lighter where the waves meet the sand. Again the tops are laid out at right angles to the second layer. I’m still using light blue for the ocean because I’ll use a mixed roving for the waves detail in the final layer. Pat it down and make sure it is even thickness. I’m using two mixed rovings for the waves: dark blues and ocean blues & greens. The white in each roving is silk which gives it lustre, like shiny water. As you can see I’m teasing out the shades of blues and see greens leaving pale blue showing through and this creates the look of waves. Where the waves meet the shore, I’m using white roving to create the white wavy foam, then I had more dark blue to create shadow and this gives the waves depth. Next I use variegated yarn and roll it up to create the effect when it’s felted of coral and shells. Once I’ve placed these in position I use a little wool roving the same color as the sand to place over the yarn and this helps it to felt well into the painting. To create more light in the waves and on the beach I add hand dyed silk rovings and these catch the light and and add shine. I balance the dark of the ocean with a stronger burnt orange on the sand at the base of the painting. Next I add some dimensional wool and gives really gives a great ripple effect to the sand. Finally I add wool nepps to the crest of the waves to give more of a frothy look the foam. Nepps don’t blend easily as they’re already pretty much pre-felted so these need white rovings over the top to help them felt. Now ready to felt, put down netting and wet the wool right through. Carefully rub soap over the wool and begin rubbing gently so as not to disturb the design underneath. I will quickly show most of the felting process here but for full details, materials and an explanation on how to make felt, please follow the link provided. And the pinch test shows it’s mostly ready for the next stage except one little detail and I rub that the bubble wrap. Now onto rolling around the pool noodle The video: How to make felt – tells you how long to roll and how many times to turn your work to get even shrinkage. Now for the following stage: rubbing the felt and dipping in soapy water and then more rubbing. It’s ready when you achieve that lovely recognizable textured finish. Then you need to rinse all the soap out. Add 2 tsp vinegar to the final rinse and make sure the wool soaks it up. Leave it to rest in the vinegar water while you tidy up. Squeeze out the excess water gently then towel dry. Pull into shape and there’s your beautiful finished felt painting. And here it is hanging on the line. I love the colours! And here is dry. If you’ve enjoyed this video please give it a LIKE! And if you want to be notified of my next creative videos please SUBSCRIBE to my channel! This is Aannsha Jones over and out.

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    Get Engine Data from the Lowrance Elite Ti Graphs

    December 5, 2019


    So we have the engine data cable hooked up
    on our Yamaha engine on this boat. We’ve got that connected to our NMEA network and now what you can see is you can actually see on screen our engine
    data. You can see we have RPMs, our water pressure, our speed over ground, our
    voltage from our alternator. So all of this information comes right
    here on your dash. Over here on the side, we’ve got our dash gauge. You can see as I
    trim it up, it shows us where we’re at on trim. As I
    trim it down again it shows us where we’re at. Now we know where full trim.
    I’m going to step on the throttle here a little bit. You’ll see RPM speed up. You can see our speed go up also. We’ve got our
    water temp and our depth on screen also. So these are a lot of features that are
    really great. Using this feature you no longer have to
    have all of the gauges on your dash you can run these gauges right on your unit.

    FLORIDA Pier Fishing: Catch Fish Fast!
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    FLORIDA Pier Fishing: Catch Fish Fast!

    December 5, 2019


    Wow! Brendon, the striped fish just came up to the surface Do you see them?! Oh my Goodness! This week we are at South Point Pier in Miami Florida and we’re attempting to catch that many species of fish is possible. And a little bit of sunshine. Some people spend their entire lives chasing monster fish, but when you’re in a new area it is hard to catch those big trophies. This episode is about catching what’s the over quality. This week I want to share my way to quickly and easily figure out what kind of fish are biting an area and, catch a lot of fish in a short amount of time. I will be putting my recommendation in the description below. “My go to rig…Very easy-to-use…Guaranteed fish almost every time.” This is a Sabiki Rig. It is a line with 3-6 hooks and a bunch of tiny flies attached to the Sabiki rig is an excellent fish finder. It is really easy to use and it comes in a variety of hook sizes. All you really have to do is Bait up the hook, drop the rig down and wait for a tug! If there are fish around, the Sabiki Rig Will catch them. I’m using cut shrimp because I’ve heard Florida Fish love shrimp, but you can use whatever kind of bait you like. I told Erin to use a sabiki, because it’s really easy and it’s really fun to use and ultimately she had a really great time. “Okay.. you are tangled immediately…” “How did you mess that up already??” “What did you do?” “Oh! I did it!” “I just pulled it right out!” “Oop, nope you got one.” “Oooo thats the first one!” “Caught a little fish, what kind of fish is this?” “No idea” My family caught a bunch of different fish that day, but i love it when you guys tell me what they’re called. If you could share your knowledge with us us please comment below. This fish had a really weird mouth, maybe with some kind of bottom feeder? My dad caught a fish with a big black spot on his tail, does anyone have any guesses as to what kind of fish this is? “Caught right at the rocks. Another species. that spot on the tail” “What was it.?….What did you get?” “I dont know! I just like it when they pull. It makes me excited!” “Got a bite?” Yup! “Get it!” “EEK! ITS A NEEDLEFISH! ” “Oh you snagged it tho, did you snag it?” “Dont touch it, dont touch it, its gonna bite you.” “Ok what do I do Brendon!?” “Alright put it down.” “This is a tiny one.” “Its weird tho, its cute!” “Yeah It has a lot of teeth on the inside.” “Oh wow, its like a baby, so cute!” “Alright so we’ve caught four species now within like 10 minutes something like that?” “It is so easy.” “I see Needle Fish in there!” Don’t catch another one! they’re not fun to catch. They are so big! “They are like a foot long.” “Whats that??” “Over there” “AHHH!” *Shrieks “BRENDON” “I diddled the line” “Give it a cast out there!” “I thought I caught the fish of my life!” “YEA RIGHT. Cast it over there” “Brendon Brendon!” “WOW, Brendon! Go Go!” Now Im not exactly sure what kind of fish this is… maybe you guys to tell me. “Whoa! Oh this is a Parrot Fish. “Look its changing colors… “It’s changing colors. See it? Its turning from blue to red oh no its turning blue. “Am I seeing things?” “Wow. Ok I’m going to throw the rig right by the rocks and see if there’s anything hiding in there.” “Got one already??” “Another species, this is like species number…6” “Look at this one” “Thats beautiful. Species number 6” “We were here for probably 15 to 20 minutes” “We caught like seven different species of fish. Just goes to show why I really like the Sabiki rig. Again it’s not it’s not a very challenging ring I mean it’s very easy casual kind of fishing rig but I catch the whole bunch of different kinds of fish and its really great at catching bait fish and it’s so fun. It is so fun and it’s so easy.This is the kind of fishing that I love where you just go and you just catch bunch and it’s over and this was like so much fun I’m so happy. Now the hardcore fisherman would argue that is very boring kind of fishing but this is not for everybody who ever wants to chill out, catch a bunch of fish, kick back and relax, the sabiki rig is for you.”

    SHIP WEAPONS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE in No Man’s Sky
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    SHIP WEAPONS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE in No Man’s Sky

    December 4, 2019


    Howdy folks and welcome to the Friday show
    which this week has become a guide instead of the usual g-log, as today, we’ll be looking
    at every weapon you can install on your ship in No Man’s Sky and seeing what each does
    best.When it comes to weapons in No Man’s Sky,<br /> theyre actually pretty diverse, each one does something better than the others with very<br /> little crossover, on top of that, I will say at the beginning of this that preference plays<br /> a big part here, if you like a weapon over another weapon that performs far better at<br /> what you want to use it for, it doesn’t mean you’re making the wrong choice, most weapons<br /> can be used on their own to great effect, you just may require more titanium to replensih<br /> your shield due to longer fights. I’ll also be discussing every weapon and showing<br /> testing footage of those weapons in their highest DPS layouts, it is by far the most<br /> effective and other than some potential unlikely situations, DPS is what you should be going<br /> for over Damage per shot. That being said, we’ll also take a look at<br /> what can be done with very limited space and so little to no upgrades. So let’s get riiiiiiight, into revieeeeewsThe Positron Ejector is an impressive piece<br /> of tech, it has an insanely high DPS, so high in fact that when fully upgraded to the highest<br /> DPS layout it reaches 41,405 Damage Per Second, this is almost 6 times the DPS of the next<br /> highest weapon which is the Cyclotron Ballista at 7,043. All of these numbers are of course, before<br /> any bonuses your ship may apply. Now with all that in mind, we come to the<br /> shortcomings of the Positron Ejector, this is primarily it’s very widespread, so wide<br /> that getting 3 or so of its 20 projectiles per shot to hit, takes a fair bit of skill<br /> and for you to be quite close to the enemy. Its range is also lacking at only 400, but<br /> as the spread makes it useless at even 400 in comparison to other weapons, it’s not such<br /> an issue. The Positron Ejector has a few uses, however,<br /> one requiring great skill that you must learn, and that is if using within a rotation. If fighting within a rotation, you may choose<br /> specific weapons that perform at different ranges, the Positron Ejectors place here would<br /> be right as the enemy is touching your nose you switch for a last-second volley of power. Using in this way it could become quite effective<br /> but would require massive amounts of practice and of course for you to have your weapon<br /> orders committed to muscle memory, this is not so much for the casual player. The other use I would say is when very swiftly<br /> taking out an entire fleet of freighters for their goods. Freighters are huge, even their cargo pods<br /> are huge and don’t tend to fly off, so all or most of your shots will hit, meaning the<br /> Positron Ejector’s full power can be called upon to take what is theirs very quickly with<br /> even just the base unit.The Photon Cannon is the one ship weapon in<br /> No Man’s Sky that absolutely every player will know, and that is purely because it is<br /> a mandatory weapon for every ship, it’s placement is guaranteed and unchanging, it will always<br /> be located in the first available slot in the top left. This can present some anguish in fighters,<br /> as even a max slot fighter hosting the full 38 may have the slot below the Photon Cannon’s<br /> main unit inaccessible for use, and unless the 3 below it and the 6 to the right of those<br /> are available for use, the maximum layout cannot be achieved, this results in a 3.9%<br /> decrease in fire rate and a 4.5% decrease in damage. The layout of the upgrades is the same 3 by<br /> 3 layout, only detached from the main unit. The Photon Cannon is a rather useful weapon,<br /> it is a somewhat expected and generic machine gun, in essence, firing single projectile<br /> shots at a high rate, with the main module only it is the highest rate of fire weapon,<br /> though with all upgrades optimally placed it becomes the second. The Photon Cannon has a fast projectile speed,<br /> which is technically 4th out of the 6th for Projectile speed, but at 1,800 compared to<br /> the 2,000 of Infra-Knife and Positron Ejector, with the Phase Beam being instant, it’s not<br /> that far off from the joint second place. This allows the Photon Cannon to be used well<br /> in Dog Fighting as it’s real time to shine, yet takes second place in that when it comes<br /> down to pure effectiveness, it’s superior being the Phase Beam. But it’s worth is not just in one singular<br /> use, it’s worth is in everything, it is the Jack of all trades, master of none, but I<br /> mean this in a good way, not as a derogatory dismission. The Photon Cannon is already there which gives<br /> you a one slot advantage by only requiring 9 to meet its capacity while all but the Phase<br /> Beam and Rocket Launcher require 10. It can be used effectively in both movement<br /> based fighting and static defensive fighting.The Phase Beam is that first weapon that really<br /> gets you going, it is often present on new ships you may purchase and has some impressive<br /> power. The Phase Beam is an instant hit weapon that<br /> fires 2 projectiles per shot, it appears aesthetically as 2 continuous lasers but is, in fact, shot<br /> based, this is likely due to ease of programming. The Fire Rate of the Phase Beam is actually<br /> the slowest of all and completely unchanging due to the lack of Fire Rate upgrades, but<br /> this doesn’t stop it being incredibly powerful. Its statistics are deceiving in many ways,<br /> if you look at the DPS, it is the lowest when not counting the Rocket Launcher, and you<br /> shouldn’t use DPS to measure the Rocket Launcher as I’ll cover shortly. The low DPS, however, is made a complete non-issue<br /> via a special attribute the Phase Beam has, which is the lock-on it exhibits. Provided you have the enemy ship in range<br /> and within the sizeable reticule of the Phase Beam, both lasers will hit the vessel directly<br /> and all of that damage will strike. You will not lose shots here and there, they<br /> all hit for full force, and that lack of literal collateral damage brings the Phase Beam up<br /> to be the most powerful Dog Fighting weapon out there. During a dogfight with heavy movement, your<br /> enemy is being rather evasive and annoying, any weapon that has travel time will be missing<br /> quite often even if you have a perfect aim to hit in front of its movements as when the<br /> enemy changes direction, those shots already on route are going to waste, but the Phase<br /> Beam is instant and locks on fairly easily, this allows you to make every shot hit if<br /> your dexterity is high enough. It also has by far the greatest heat time<br /> at 9.45 seconds before overheating, which is fairly crazy, it’s not too far from double<br /> the next longest, which is the Photon Cannon at 5.71 The Phase Beam does, however, have a drawback,<br /> and this is that it requires charging regularly. You could last most fights from a full charge,<br /> with only large-scale fights such as the Sentinel 5 Star and maybe 4 Star requiring charging<br /> throughout, which can still be done easily via the quick menu, in the same way, that<br /> you recharge your shields. Plutonium is cheap, and most will carry a<br /> stack within their ship or cargo, so this really isn’t a big issue. It should also be noted that while all main<br /> units except for the Rocket Launcher and Photon Cannon have charge bars insinuating they require<br /> charging, only the Phase Beam actually requires charging, the other 3 weapons that display<br /> this bar never use up that charge and so remain fully charged. The Phase Beam also carries a rather substantial<br /> Pro to, and that is it’s inventory footprint, due to the lack of Fire Rate upgrades, the<br /> entire Phase Beam only takes up 7 slots, and is by far the best weapon suited for filling<br /> your Technology slots, which at only 2 slots high puts a real drawback on housing anything<br /> but the Phase Beam or Rocket Launcher.The Infra-Knife Accelerator is a colourful<br /> and fun weapon, it’s projectiles are not all that powerful, but it shoots 2 of them at<br /> a time and has the highest rate of fire of the lot, with an increase of over 25% from<br /> the second place Photon Cannon. The Infra-Knife Accelerator is very much similar<br /> to the Photon Canon, it has the same general uses, but is slightly worse at everything<br /> than the Photon Cannon for the most part. As far as the numbers go, it actually beats<br /> the Photon Cannon for DPS, though only very slightly, but has a massive drawback when<br /> it comes to overheating. When comparing to the Photon Cannon, the Infra-Knife<br /> Accelerator isn’t too far from half the time till overheat, and as they both have the same<br /> cooldown time, it’s quite a drawback. Due to this, I would suggest that you pulse<br /> instead of just holding down, learn through practice the length of time before it starts<br /> to go into the red, if you time it right a fraction of a second is all that is needed<br /> to reset its time to overheat. Doing this can make it an effective weapon<br /> for sure, especially in movement heavy fights, that being said it is still only third in<br /> that respect. The Infra-Knife Accelerator does have a hidden<br /> pro, however, and this is it’s innate and subtle locking on. I would liken it to Aim-Assist present on<br /> consoles, this is a system which subtly assists the player in hitting the target to make up<br /> for the fact you are using a controller versus a mouse. It’s also the primary reason that competitive<br /> games don’t cross-platform, as, without the assist on consoles, the mouse is too powerful,<br /> and with aim assist on consoles, the controller is too powerful. This lock-on aim-assist effect I observed<br /> while testing is quite substantial in making the Infra-Knife Accelerator an effective weapon. Though with all that it is still a second<br /> to the Photon Cannon, but not by all that much, making this a very clear preference<br /> play, so which of the 2 do you just like better.The Rocket Launcher is an interesting one<br /> for sure, it is a single module weapon with no upgrades that’s general use is on your<br /> first ship, giving you a large amount of power in the simplest form possible. It’s DPS is just awful as it’s Fire Rate is<br /> 0.1 per second, but it’s cooldown time is only 5, which skews the results a little. The Rocket Launcher is not any good at all<br /> in a battle with more than one weak ship when on its own, but it is certainly useful. The Rocket Launcher’s use is in its super<br /> high damage projectile, it deals 3000 damage, it also has a super high range at more than<br /> triple everything else. This allows you to start on the Rocket Launcher<br /> as the ships come toward you, and aim up your shot, it is not assisted as such but is quite<br /> accurate, you have a narrow reticule that must be placed perfectly, and luckily, you<br /> have quite a distance to aim up this shot before other weapons can be used. Take your shot, then switch to another weapon,<br /> likely the Phase Beam and enjoy the extra 3000 damage you just got off on the enemy<br /> which likely ensured it’s destruction. This takes practice to get your timing right,<br /> but once you master it, the Rocket Launcher can become a cheap and effective addition<br /> to your lineup, that adds without replacing. You can thank 7101334 for showing me the potential<br /> of the Rocket Launcher that I had previously written off.The Cyclotron Ballista is a frankly ridiculous<br /> weapon, in the best way. The Cyclotron Ballista fires 2 high powered<br /> projectiles per shot at a rather low speed when fully upgraded it will fire more than<br /> 20 of these high powered projectiles per second resulting in the Cyclotron Ballista taking<br /> the 2nd place for DPS behind the Positron Ejector. This is no weapon for movement fighting, this<br /> is what I would refer to as a defensive weapon. You stay still and what for the enemies to<br /> come in range, the second that reticule goes red, you start firing and by the time the<br /> first shots start hitting the enemy, you have almost finished firing your volley. Using this method you can get the majority<br /> of shots to hit which will destroy almost any enemy assuming you’re are in a fighter. This will not fully destroy a skull ship however<br /> which has more than double the health of a 3 star. The Cyclotron Ballista is also one of the<br /> best choices for filling a very small space for a weapon such as on a hauler built solely<br /> for trading, giving the hauler a powerful yet cheap defensive weapon. The Cyclotron Ballista can be used in movement,<br /> but it is far surpassed in its effectiveness by the Phase Beam, Photon Cannon & Infra-Knife<br /> Accelerator in this circumstance. When on a ship made for battle, the Cyclotron<br /> Ballista is most definitely at home but should certainly be paired with another weapon that<br /> is more suited for movement. I would not advise using a Rocket Launcher<br /> before switching to a Ballista, the Rocket Launcher does have a great advantage of being<br /> able to aim and fire far above the range of the ballista to get an extra shot in, the<br /> drawback is that the Rocket launcher will fire it’s Rockets at twice the speed of the<br /> Ballista, which will cause the ship to turn away before the Ballista fire reaches it. It is far more beneficial to stick purely<br /> to the Ballista switching to something like the Phase Beam as either the volley ends or<br /> the enemy turns off. This means that it is largely pointless to<br /> have both the Rocket Launcher and the Cyclotron Ballista.<weapon ranking>To keep things simple, I have split the very<br /> basics of battle into 2 distinct situations. These are Static and Movement based fighting. I’m fully aware that there are many intricacies<br /> to battle and certain weapons will shine in specific techniques, but these techniques<br /> are usually built privately by the individual player, and for the most part, Static and<br /> Movement covers everyone well. For static, which is when you stay still in<br /> one location and wait for the enemy to come to you, giving you an effectively still target<br /> from your perspective, the Cyclotron Ballista is by far the superior, dealing an insane<br /> amount of damage that has the upside of having your enemy turn off just in time to overheat<br /> and cooldown your weapon for the next run, that is of course, if the enemy even survived. The second and last in this category would<br /> be the Rocket Launcher and Phase Beam Combo, aim your rocket, wait until the second the<br /> enemy itself fires, alerting you that the Phase Beam range has been reached, and fire<br /> your rocket while immediately turning to Phase Beams to finish off. The big downside of the static approach is<br /> that in fights involving more than one enemy, you will be taking an incredible amount of<br /> damage and must replenish your shields constantly, this isn’t really too much of an issue, it’s<br /> just a little boring in comparison. When it is one on one, you will take almost<br /> no damage and obliterate the enemy. For Movement, which is when you and or your<br /> enemy is moving to your perspective, the Phase Beam certainly wins, largely due to its instant<br /> projectile speed and lock on effect, with the Photon Cannon, coming in second and the<br /> Infra-Knife Accelerator Third. Movement-based fighting requires more practice<br /> and general skill, anyone can stand still and drown in titanium, which is why I usually<br /> do it, but it takes practice and skill to really fly about avoiding enemy fire while<br /> tagging them yourself, it’s also by far the most fun of the 2. The Positron Ejector doesn’t really fit anywhere<br /> as a solid contender, it’s uses are too specific, you have to get close and aim very well, if<br /> you specialise in tailgating your enemies, it could certainly be the best weapon for<br /> you as with the x2 bonus it would be dust in a second. I think there are very few who will use that<br /> weapon effectively, but I quite like that we have it.<layouts>For the Layouts I have decided to not show<br /> a big old slideshow of different builds on screen and instead have linked the highest<br /> DPS layouts for all weapons in the description, it’s right next to the timestamps for the<br /> sections of this video in case you wanted to skip back or forward to a particular section. There are also some suggested full builds<br /> to meet different criteria, whether it’s defensive Hauler or the most minimalist fighter ever,<br /> it’s all down there. All builds are shown using Ket’s Layout Editor,<br /> a fantastic web app created by the mighty Ket that allows you to build and share you<br /> Ship, Multitool, Exosuit and Freighter layouts, giving you all of the information for the<br /> build, like Damage, Rate of Fire, Cooldown Time, Time to Heat, Range, Velocity, everything. And don’t forget that you can copy that shareable<br /> URL and paste it into the Technology Planner Calculator on xainesworld.com to find out<br /> all of the resources required to build it as well as any quests you may have to complete,<br /> or nanites you’ll need to get the blueprints and even the race rank.<tips>As far as tips go, I would suggest fighting<br /> away from Asteroids unless you need the iron for your shields. The reasoning behind this is that if like<br /> me, your fighter is pretty full of tech, you want some slots to pick up items from the<br /> ships, so you put your Titanium for your shield recharging in your exosuit or Exosuit Cargo,<br /> unfortunately, if you fight around an asteroid field, you will hit asteroids, which means<br /> you’ll pick up Iron, this iron will go into your ship. When you go to Recharge an item, it will display<br /> the materials for recharging from that inventory first, so by picking up iron in your ship,<br /> it will present the iron as the first option along with any other Oxides in your ship,<br /> then your Exosuit, then your Exosuit Cargo. Especially if using the quick menu as a reflex<br /> without looking, you will charge you shields with a minute amount of iron which won’t charge<br /> them much at all, yet leading you to believe they are full. You could just keep an eye on it, but I find<br /> greater peace of mind in knowing the titanium fully charged the shields. This may seem obvious to some, but remember<br /> that hitting a ship on its backend, will result in a multiplier for your damage, this is a<br /> massive advantage and makes movement fighting all the more tantalising. If you wish to flee from Sentinels, they will<br /> not stop chasing you if they are already about, you must destroy the current squadron and<br /> as soon as the pulsating warp circles appear, boost away, you will lose them doing so, if<br /> you are fighting a nearly endless stream of sentinels on the 5th star wave and are running<br /> low on Oxides, you can cut the waves short early by flying the Sentinel ships out of<br /> loading distance from the Sentinel Freighter, you will still have to destroy the current<br /> squadron but at least you won’t get any more. To escape a confrontation before it begins,<br /> immediately summon your freighter and fly in before they appear and it will cancel. A space station can be used to end a current<br /> battle. If you are performing the role of a filthy<br /> pirate, then ignore the sentinel ship that appears after attacking your first freighter,<br /> it is weak, so is perfect for ignoring while you pillage a fleet or 2 of freighters before<br /> finally taking it within your sights for immediate expulsion. Your weapons will be in the order that you<br /> have them in your inventory, this is specifically the main weapon modules, with that in mind,<br /> you should where possible choose you locations wisely. If performing the Rocket Phase combo, you<br /> should place your Rocket Launcher before your Phase Beam Module with no other weapon between<br /> them to ensure your Phase Beam is the next weapon after your rockets.<outro>If you have any tips of your own, please do<br /> put them in the comments to help out your fellow travellers, and of course, if you disagree<br /> with anything I’ve said or have more to add I’d be happy to read it down below. Also this week, we will finally vote on the<br /> name for my fighter, a few weeks ago I asked for people to suggest names for my fighter<br /> and we had a few interesting ones, so now you can all vote for the permanent name of<br /> my beautiful dart. The choices are Destroyer<br /> Falcon Lancer S71 SS Shadaisy<br /> ICI Calamity S7 Tangerine Cremator<br /> Daisy Lancelot<br /> Bill Bluebird<br /> Bumblebee oder Stinger Vote by writing the name of the one you want<br /> to pick in a comment, and I’ll tally the votes in 2 weeks once I’m back from my festival. If you liked this video then hit that like<br /> button, subscribe and think about checking out my Patreon, a dollar a month is a great<br /> way to support the channel and the work I do, we also have an awesome discord that is<br /> growing constantly. But above all, have an awesome day folks! </outro></tips></layouts></weapon>

    Adrienne Houghton’s Beach House Tour | All Things Adrienne
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    Adrienne Houghton’s Beach House Tour | All Things Adrienne

    December 3, 2019


    – What’s up you guys? It’s been an absolutely
    incredible summer so far. The weather’s been amazing and I’ve been spending a lot of time at our Malibu beach house. The beach is definitely an
    escape from the city for us and I just absolutely love falling asleep with the waves crashing in the background and being able to take long walks with my husband on the beach. One of the things I love about this home is that it’s a completely different style from our house in Bel Air and
    it’s kinda fun to switch it up and play with different things. You ready for a full tour? Come check it out. (contemporary music) So starting off, this is the living room, and as you can see it’s very colorful and it actually came fully furnished. This decor would be
    considered mid century modern, which is completely
    different from my house. And at first I was like, I’m
    gonna wanna change the sofas to everything all white,
    and I’m not gonna lie, I kind of have fallen
    in love with the blue, especially when you
    look out into the ocean and it kinda gives you a beach vibe. It’s like yes, the blue of the ocean, the blue of the sofas. So I haven’t switched it up just yet. This is the TV room. I love, love, love the two flat
    screens that are above here. Even though all the bedrooms
    have their own TVs in them, this is really where
    everyone comes to just chill and watch TV together. (contemporary music) And just right off the living
    room is the bar over here. You guys, I’m obsessed
    with not only the view, check out this stone quartz
    wall, which I fell in love with, and this is where all the fun happens. I love that so many of our friends get to enjoy our vacation home and that they kinda just can come over, create cocktails of their own, and just have a good time and have fun. You gotta have fun when
    you’re by the beach. I’m gonna take you on over to
    my favorite part of the house, the kitchen, come on. (contemporary music) The kitchen is definitely my
    favorite part of this house because it’s my dream kitchen
    and I know it sounds crazy, but I actually cook more here
    than I do at my other home. I love, love, love white marble. I had talked to Israel about it. I love the color of the floors, the wood. I love that this is an open floor plan and you kind of get to
    mingle with everybody. People that are in the living
    room that are at the bar, it’s exactly how I would
    have designed it myself. Guess what guys? It’s a fridge that looks like a fridge! (gasps) What a shocker. Asking the realtor, like
    okay but where’s the fridge? Like, how do you have a, they’re like, girl, this is the fridge,
    and how crazy is this? Freezer. I love it. I think that even though it’s
    smaller than my other kitchen this actually is way more my style. So I love, love, love
    coffee but as you guys know I’m caffeine sensitive
    so I have to do decaf but I’ve been drinking
    coffee since I was a baby. Am I the only Latina that
    literally had coffee, like cafe con leche in my bottle? Let me know in the comments below. Stunted my growth, that’s
    why I’m four eleven, okay. I could have been five
    nine like Cindy Crawford. (happy contemporary music) Like I said, for some reason
    I cook more in this house. So I love the dining room table, especially because Israel’s
    been writing his album here in the house with other
    incredible writers. So when they just gather around
    and enjoy a little something that I’ve prepared. I mainly cook seafood. Bomb salmon, miso cod, my
    Chilean sea bass is incredible. And I love, love, love having
    people over especially now because it is becoming a creative space, so I have great memories
    around this table. There’s actually an entire
    other floor to this house, a complete downstairs that
    currently is under construction because Israel is creating literally the most phenomenal
    studio with an unreal view. And so it’s actually available for rent for artists to come here
    and either do writing camps, writing retreats, and I’ll put
    the link in the description. But guess what guys? I don’t come with the house, the chef doesn’t come with the house. I wanted to point this out. I’m obsessed with these
    kind of picnic baskets that come with everything in ’em. Look at this. So we love taking this down to the beach. Israel and I go down and
    actually have picnics, which I freakin’ love and this
    actually keeps things cool and it comes with all this. And you can get this
    at Bed Bath and Beyond. I’m obsessed with it, also these two are also
    from Bed Bath and Beyond. Love that store. We are on our way to the master bedroom but first I have to point this out. This is the coolest loft ever. Clearly, I’m not gonna climb up the ladder in this little dress but there are actually
    three beds up there. And, okay as a kid this would have been
    my dream hideout spot. Like, I can’t wait for
    my nieces to come here and have the best time ever. I’m gonna be up there with
    a projector watching movies and I feel like we should start a club and all hang out up in there and you need like a membership
    to enter and a special knock. Love, love, love. (upbeat contemporary music) Welcome to the master bedroom. I’ve clearly made myself
    comfortable already. I love this room mainly
    because all of these doors actually completely open up and you can hear the waves crashing and it puts you to sleep. It’s that white noise that’s incredible and it’s not coming off a
    machine, it’s the real thing. You guys know that I love
    an all-white bedroom. I love white sheets, I love bedding. Have you guys ever heard of Bed in a Bag? I love that because it’s one-stop shop. You literally can get everything
    for a super cheap price and you don’t have to figure out like, oh do I want these kind of pillows that go with this kind of sheets? No, it comes with
    everything you possibly need and that’s where I got this from. I got the mirror from
    Home Goods and I love it. I think it really brings a
    rustic feel to the bedroom. And the chair, oh the
    chairs, I love the chairs. They’re from Living Spaces. A fun fact. If you say my entertaining tips video, I actually got all the
    candles in the house from the drugstore and I did
    the trick with the Windex and I actually cleared it off the labels and so now they’re just beautiful all-white candles around the house. The master bathroom,
    oh the master bathroom has the most incredible tub ever. Prepare for so many Instagram
    pictures of me in it. There’s a rainfall shower. You know I like to keep
    things simple and clean so all-white rugs in there. And I love it, it’s a chic bathroom. In addition to the master bedroom there are two other bedrooms in the house. One actually has a little loft in the top, which I’m obsessed with. I don’t know why. I feel like having a beach
    house and like little nooks that you can like hide away
    in and cuddle with someone are the cutest things ever. And that one is decorated
    a little bit more nautical, which I was super into
    and a lot of that bedding is actually by Ugg,
    like yes, the Ugg boots. They make bedding, who knew? So that is all Ugg bedding in
    there that’s super nautical and then in the other bedroom it’s a little bit more feminine
    and a little bit more girly and it has a beach theme with creams and a cream throw in there and it’s just a really,
    really pretty bathroom. (upbeat contemporary music) And right off of my bedroom is this absolutely breathtaking deck. I love, love, love. I feel like I mainly
    spend my time out here. I love to lay out and
    take a little bit of sun, just listen to music. There’s even a fire pit right there that we gather around at night. Guys, I’ve actually even
    seen dolphins out here, which is incredible. Every time I spot one i’m like, my husband hears me screaming. He’s like, “What is wrong?” I’m like, “Nothing, I just saw a dolphin.” As amazing as this house
    is for entertaining and obviously having friends over, I love nothing more when
    it’s just Israel and I here and it’s super peaceful and
    we just come out here to rest, just chill, it’s super romantic to me. I love, love, love just being out here and hearing the waves crashing. I know you can’t hear me
    now because they’re so loud. I’m definitely happiest by the ocean. Well, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed the tour
    of our Malibu beach house. If you guys have any questions or comments of some of your favorite
    places to escape to during the summer, let me
    know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe,
    I’ll see you back at my house. (blows a kiss and speaks
    in foreign language) (upbeat contemporary music)

    Golden Rules of Kayak Fishing
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    Golden Rules of Kayak Fishing

    December 3, 2019


    This episode of kayak fishing tales is
    brought to you by the ACA improving the paddle sports experience for over a
    century learn more at AmericanCanoe.org ♪ [Opening Theme] ♪ The golden rules of kayak fishing are a
    set of basic rules that all kayak anglers should follow. among other things, these rules will help
    keep you safe on the water, and they’ll enhance both yours, and other angler’s outdoor experiences. The first rule is a very simple, but
    valuable one. always wear a life jacket the water. Think of your life jacket like a seatbelt in your vehicle chances are you won’t need it, but
    accidents happen when you least expect them to, and wearing a life jacket can
    save your life. the best life jackets for kayak fishing
    are ones that are designed specifically for the job, because they’re comfortable
    to wear, they give your arms full range of motion for paddling and casting, and
    they have lots of pockets for fishing tackle and gear that you want quick
    access to. The second rule is to leave no trace, which means leaving wherever you launch and fish, cleaner than it was when you got there not only is it important to respect the
    environment, but keeping our fishing grounds clean will also help keep access
    to launch spots open. The third golden rule is to invest some time and learning the ‘kayaking’ part of the game. Although fishing kayaks are stable and
    comfortable enough for most anyone to hop onto them and start catching fish,
    learning to become a better paddler WILL make you a better angler, and on top of
    that, it will keep you safer on the water. Rule number four, is simply to know the
    rules and regulations of the waters you’re fishing. the fifth and final golden rule, is to
    share your knowledge with others. one of the greatest things about the
    kayak fishing community, is that it’s a very friendly and open community, and
    most kayak anglers are happy to share the lessons or tricks they’ve learned, which enhances the outdoor experience for everyone. well I hope you found this video helpful, and
    if you did please subscribe to the Kayak Fishing Tales youtube channel for lots
    more tips and tricks. until next time, I’m Jeff Herman hoping you
    have a safe and successful kayak fishing trip.

    Rock Painting Tutorial For Beginners Beach
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    Rock Painting Tutorial For Beginners Beach

    November 30, 2019


    Hello friends this is Annamoon today we will paint together a beautiful beach landscape After carefully cleaning the stone I paint two white primer layers For this I used white gesso and a soft brush Now I have titanium white and ultramarine blue on my pallete The gesso is now dry and I start to paint the sky with a bright blue You can blend the colors with light and fast brush strokes I added some phthalo blue on my pallete with pure phthalo blue I paint at first the horizon line Now I added some Hansa light yellow on my pallete With the mixture of yellow phthalo blue and white I start to paint the water Make sure that you work only in horizontal strokes the closer I get to the beach the more white and yellow I gave to the mixture now I added some burnt umber on my pallete with a mixture of white burnt umber and a bit of yellow I start to paint the beach to paint the front water I mixed some brown in the blue the waves I paint with translucent white it’s time to start with the palm tree I first paint the stem with pure burnt umber I added some oxide of chronium green on my pallete PG17 I paint the frond with a mixture of green and phthalo blue I added some dark leafes I am adding some white and yellow to the green to paint a few brighter leafes Now I paint with a lighter brown some highlights on the stem finally I sign ang varnish the rock I hope you enjoyed the video see you next week with a new tutorial

    ✮ Water Spotted Beach Nails (2 Ways!) ✮
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    ✮ Water Spotted Beach Nails (2 Ways!) ✮

    November 30, 2019


    Hello everyone it’s Janelle and since it’s kind of around spring break time this video will be a beach nails tutorial I’ll show you two different variations of this look one will be a more glamorous look with gold nail charms and the other one will be a more simple look with less materials and a painted starfish let me know which one you prefer in the comment section below for the painted starfish option with no nail charms you will need white for the seafoam effect a sandy beige for the sand a light and a medium blue and an optional glitter polish for some extra sparkle for the sponge gradient you’ll need a wedge sponge to apply color for the watery seafoam effect you’ll need a body mist or a body splash with alcohol in it an inexpensive one is fine and a small bowl with water to make a starfish you’ll need a dotting tool or bobby pin with orange nail polish you’ll also need a nail polish remover to clean up and a base and topcoat for the nail charms option I added a few extra touches for a glam look to the same set of colors I added a sandy beige glitter from Zoya for the accent nail because it really looks like sparkly sand and I also added a couple decorative pearls some gold metal shells and a gold starfish as always I’ll have links to the materials in the description box first apply your favorite basecoat to all of your nails for all nails except for the ring finger apply white polish as your base color this will help the sponge gradient stand out next apply the following colors to your makeup sponge beige on top then light blue and medium blue make sure your white layer is dry and then dab on with your sponge to create a beachy ombre effect I applied two layers of color for a more saturated look now get your small bowl ready and fill with tap water not sure what temperature is best but I used regular tapwater from the sink and by the way I’ve seen this technique on a few YouTube videos and also on Pinterest so wanted to try it out for myself and share it with you totally not my original idea okay now just take your white nail polish and drop a couple drops onto the water surface it should spread out like this using your body mist or alcohol spray spray the surface of the water the alcohol in the mist is a solvent so it breaks up the thin layer of polish and creates this spotty effect take a look at the design and figure out what area you like best I’m choosing this part now just dip your finger into the desired area then dip a toothpick or brush end and remove the excess and now you’re left with a messy but very cool ocean inspired design clean up around the nail with nail polish remover I used a q-tip and a synthetic brush for a detailed clean up and since I covered up some of the beach portion of the nails I went over it again with beige polish totally up to you if you want to do the same for some added sparkle I added a tiny bit of iridescent glitter polish towards the top of the nail you can totally stop here if you wish but since I had some beachy related charms on hand I added a golden metal shell and a couple pearls to a few of the nails as a finishing touch For the ring finger I applied this beachy sandy polish from Zoya I bought this specifically for this look but a regular beige nail polish would still look great for the painted starfish look take a dotting tool or bobby pin dipped in orange polish and make a rounded star shape right in the middle of your nail for a more glamorous look I applied a small dot of nail glue and applied this gold starfish nail charm from Hexnailjewelry let everything dry completely and then add your favorite topcoat and now your beach nails are finished music by Jeremy Passion that’s it for this video Thanks for watching! Subtitles by the Amara.org community