Current workspace setup

A photo of my desk with three monitors; one on the desk is a pen display tablet (a Xppen Artist Pro 24) with customised shortcut written in white using nail polish. The tablet has a keyboard using a CinTweak keyboard holder. The keyboard is the classic flat from Dell. I have also a little bluetooth gamepad with key customised (by 8bitdo). On the foreground, a Blahaj shark plushies is wearing headphones. On the canvas, a study I made two weeks ago and on other monitors Mastodon in multi column 'deck' mode. Same, two weeks ago when I took this shot. The last monitor has Dolphin the file explorer of KDE Plasma Fedora, IRC, Clementine to listen musique. A terminal windows is around, I was updating the monitor calibration with argyllcms using command line interface



License: "Current workspace setup" by David Revoy โˆ’ CC-BY 4.0
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86 comments

link Kosmimatis๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’   - Reply
kosmimatis@handmade.social

music friendly shark ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿฆˆ

link kate   - Reply
kate@federatedfandom.net

is your keyboard raised on a little platform? i can't quite tell.

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link kate   - Reply
kate@federatedfandom.net

(i'm trying to figure out a set up that lets me switch easily between drawing and typing, thus my particular interest there)

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@kate On this setup, I type with the two forearms on the XpPenArtistPro24 display. It's 'ok' because it's not a super hot display tablet; but not 100% ideal. Still, I managed recently to make big morning of writing or code for the website in this position. When I have to do more keyboard intensive task for the full day; I just detach the keyboard, and push the display under the top one (and close it). Not ideal again, but so far, it works.

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link Optimistic Skeptic   - Reply
NeadReport@vivaldi.net

@kate
Wouldn't your tablet have the function to turn into a keyboard to type?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@NeadReport No, it's not a tablet with touch support, only stylus. ๐Ÿ™‚ And maybe it's a good thing because I'm not really liking the touch keyboards in general: I'm slow with them, miss click a lot on keys. I still feel them to be a good workaround on small pad/tablet or phone; but I wouldn't edit an article with a keyboard like that or code a new page for my website with that.

@kate

link kate   - Reply
kate@federatedfandom.net

@NeadReport yeah, same essentially. Also I've never met an on screen keyboard layout that can handle heavy markdown usage, much less coding.

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@kate It's a very cool piece of hardware, the universal Cintweak keyboard trays: cintweak.com/ , a life changer for keyboard shortcuts ๐Ÿ‘ .

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link kate   - Reply
kate@federatedfandom.net

great, i'll check it out! thanks :D

link Leah (Cloudstylistin)   - Reply
leah@chaos.social

beautiful drawing ๐Ÿ˜

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link OrbitalMartian   - Reply
orbitalmartian@alpha.polymaths.social

that shark cute, and the art is all great. Your setup is definitely a productivity machine :)

link kaia   - Reply
kaia@brotka.st

cute! what's the yellow pad on the bottom right?

link DulceKennedy   - Reply
ElDeadKennedy@shitposter.club

@kaia I think that's an 8bitdo controller, but that's more like bottom center โ˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@ElDeadKennedy @kaia Yes, you are right. It's a "8bitdo zero 2" 8bitdo.com/zero2/ gamepad. It has multiple mode (keyboard, switch, xbox, generic gamepad). Bluetooth on Linux catch the keyboard mode, and the generic gamepad.
I could grab the event on Linux with evtest, while in keyboard mode. So, I remapped the keys with this method davidrevoy.com/article989/how- , it's a good little pad to get on my other hand while drawing, especially when I'm taking weird position ๐Ÿ˜…

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link kaia   - Reply
kaia@brotka.st

@ElDeadKennedy
sounds useful, thank you!! โ˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@kaia @ElDeadKennedy Yes, good little device. I'm happy about it. The battery is good enough to paint during 3 or 4 days, and it charges in two or three hour with a micro usb cable. It goes 'sleep' after three minute i think, but start button reconnect it almost immediately. So, it is useful.

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link Elio Campitelli   - Reply
eliocamp@mastodon.social

:BigBlobhajHug:

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link Son Link :firedoge: ๐Ÿง   - Reply
son_link@mastodon.social

:BigBlobhajHug: :BlobhajReach:

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@son_link Oh, lucky you, your instance has Blahaj emoji.

link DulceKennedy   - Reply
ElDeadKennedy@shitposter.club

I've considered buying that scanner (well, a slightly different model I think). I will consider this a Seal of Approval

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@ElDeadKennedy It's a solid scanner. I think I have it since.... mmm... 2016? It's a Canon, Inc. CanoScan LiDE 220. Super precise and can be calibrated with a color target. Plug and play on all Linux scanner software so far.

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link DulceKennedy   - Reply
ElDeadKennedy@shitposter.club

great to hear, GNU/Linux compatibility was my main concern. Thanks โ˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@ElDeadKennedy It really can capture thin details, like the paper textures, difference of warm and cold grays: peppercarrot.com/0_sources/0th

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link Konqi   - Reply
Konqi@mastodon.social

Very nice workspace setup, indeed.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Konqi Thanks ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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link Xalofar sur PC only โšฐ๏ธโš   - Reply
Xalofar@bdx.town

Blahaj ? โ˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Xalofar I couldn't resist but picking one last time I went to Ikea. ๐Ÿ™‚

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link Xalofar sur PC only โšฐ๏ธโš   - Reply
Xalofar@bdx.town

Hihi! j'en connais d'autres comme รงa dans le coin ๐Ÿ˜‹
Et au moins il est moins difficile ร  prendre en photo que certains chassistants! โ˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Xalofar ๐Ÿ˜† Ha oui je confirme, surtout en automne lร , ils sont toujours รฉparpillรฉs autour de la maison. Mais l'hiver va revenir, et ils vont resquatter autour de mon bureau bientรดt ๐Ÿ˜บ

link Jรบlio Gardona   - Reply
jcbritobr@mastodon.social

๐Ÿคฉ

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link portugalense   - Reply
portugalense@masto.pt

where is the thinkpad ๐Ÿง

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@portugalense In my backpack , it's my travel machine. It doesn't has enough power to make a Pepper&Carrot comic page or compiling an episode, but today I took it to Toulouse library and made a conf with it. Good little laptop.

link portugalense   - Reply
portugalense@masto.pt

i agree, good little laptop :-)

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@portugalense :blobaww: oh, you have it too? Nice!

link portugalense   - Reply
portugalense@masto.pt

i was the one to ask for fingerprint some time ago :-)

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@portugalense ๐Ÿ˜ฎ oh right, my bad for not recognising you. Have you managed to get the fingerprint functional, btw?

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link portugalense   - Reply
portugalense@masto.pt

me lazy , so no i haven't tried the thing the other person sent :blob_cry:

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@portugalense ๐Ÿ˜† hehe, no problem and I understand totally ๐Ÿ˜‰

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link portugalense   - Reply
portugalense@masto.pt

hehehe :-)

link TrueFlash๐Ÿณโ€๐ŸŒˆ:party_parrot:   - Reply
oleg_ru@dindon.one

cozy

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link Optimistic Skeptic   - Reply
NeadReport@vivaldi.net

How do you like those Sennheiser cans? Model?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@NeadReport It's the Sennheiser HD 599 , I took it in July because I had to change my very old one (even if I DIY a lot, but it was 10 years old and started to bug hard ๐Ÿ˜†). This one was praised in the reviews. I disliked it a lot at first opening: I was probably too used to listen to my music with my previous headphones. Bass/Treble changed and I wasn't used to it. Another con: when listening loudly, the room around can hear your music a bit. With time, I adapted to it but, yep, a bit meh.

link Gen X-Wing   - Reply
breadbin@bitbang.social

Having lived through so much computing itโ€™s a amazing the things we have today. That tablet is so futuristic and what can be done is mind blowing.

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@breadbin Oh yes, especially compared to 20 years ago when flat panel were still super expensive. I remember my first Cintiq 12wx, with 1280x800px for 12 inch, super dark. Then my bulky super expensive 21UX. This large 24 inch has quad HD resolution (2560x1440px) and is not that thick. It makes me wonder how will look my desk in 20 years from now ๐Ÿ™‚

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link Slothdude   - Reply
slothdude@mastodon.online

@breadbin โ€œDesk? Where weโ€™re going, we donโ€™t need desks.โ€
Well, actually, I believe we will, for arm support if nothing else. And a stylus is better than trying to finger paint with virtual tools, as is a real keyboard for typing. But a lot of the other stuff will probably be replaced by unobtrusive AR gear.

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link Gen X-Wing   - Reply
breadbin@bitbang.social

I remember trying to paint something (very unsuccessfully I might add, Iโ€™m no artist) using a joystick on a C64:)

Who knows if the future breakthroughs will be hardware, software, or something else. :)

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link Pixel_Lime   - Reply
Pixel_Lime@mastodon.social

Nice headphones! I mean sharkphones.

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Pixel_Lime ๐Ÿ˜†

link Saw_C13   - Reply
saw_c13@irsoluciones.social

it's so beautiful! Sorry abaut my english, i speak spanish.

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@saw_c13

link Avebury Rosetta :transistor:   - Reply
avesbury_rosetta@wetdry.world


Doing some bedtime reading with Hilda, Greta, Wally, and Sauron :)

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@avesbury_rosetta Haha, ๐Ÿ˜† Good name for your lamp "sauron". Perfect! ๐Ÿ‘

link Avebury Rosetta :transistor:   - Reply
avesbury_rosetta@wetdry.world

oh no the lamp isn't sauron, the dinosaur is c:

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@avesbury_rosetta ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

link Joshua Purba :comfystraw1::comfystraw3:   - Reply
jo@zzncx.top

:blobhaj_hug_tinybla: :ablobcatbongokeyboard:

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link Petit Lutin   - Reply
Petit_Lutin

Baby Shark tutududu ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽต

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link Simon   - Reply
Shepard@mas.to

How do you draw with fins? ๐Ÿค”

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@Shepard ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ

link Kristian   - Reply
kvaks@snabelen.no

Nice setup! Does monitor calibration work in Wayland now, or are you still on X11?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@kvaks Hi! Wayland is far to be ready for my workflow, color calibration might be soon for next 6 month or 1 year (in progress?) but many features are still missing. Wayland can't even calibrate the cursor under the pen tip (to avoid parralax) on this tablet, so not possible for me to make art under Wayland right now. ๐Ÿ˜”

link Ademan   - Reply
ademan@thebag.social

โ€œcalibrate the cursor under the pen tip (to avoid parralax)โ€

I didnโ€™t realize artists did this, that only helps as long as youโ€™re using your tablet from one angle right? If you were to adjust the angle of your tablet youโ€™d need to recalibrate this?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@ademan Yes, sort of. It solve the parralax for a single position, so if the position changes too much, it's good to recalibrate.

@kvaks

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link Agora Brewing   - Reply
agora_brewing@thebag.social

@ademan @kvaks

Parallax? Is that a medication you take to widen the portal to another dimension that resides at the bottom of every toilet?

link Ray Of Sunlight   - Reply
Ray_Of_Sunlight@mastodon.social

Does Sharky do something besides of wearing headphones?

link ๐–คAlderForrest ๐–ค   - Reply
AlderForrest@raining.anvil.top

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org nice! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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link Jenny ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ   - Reply
HackyScientress@chaos.social

that is a nice setup!

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link Kevin Karhan :verified:   - Reply
kkarhan@mstdn.social

@HackyScientress +1

*jealous*

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link Bruno Fontes :vim:   - Reply
brunofontes@fosstodon.org

I showed your picture to my daughter (10yo) and she was amazed. I asked her if she wanted to send you a message and she said: "I LOVE his style". You do really have an amazing style!

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@brunofontes Thanks her a lot for that! (and thanks for showing her, and relaying the feedback)

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link Whole Milk ๐Ÿฅ› ๐Ÿฎ   - Reply
wholemilk@social.linux.pizza

Based setup ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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link djsumdog   - Reply
djsumdog@djsumdog.com

Look cozy :blobfoxcomfy: โ˜…

link dharmateja   - Reply
dharmateja@mastodon.social

๐Ÿ˜

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link Trash Panda   - Reply
raccoon@den.raccoon.quest

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org
What tablet do you use? How well does it work? I wanna get into using krita (mind you I suck at drawing, but wanna learn) but I only have a drawing pad without screen and I find it very difficult to use.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@raccoon Hey, this one is the XPPen 24 Artist Pro, with a modified overlay sheet from Photodon, it works with a partial but good enough support on Linux/X11 and with Krita appimage. Check my blog, 'hardware' button on the top, it will list my review and the update I wrote about it. I'll also test a new tablet next month, a 16 inch from XPpen.

link Trash Panda   - Reply
raccoon@den.raccoon.quest

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org Thank you!
I'll check out your blog when I get home :)
I assume 24 stands for the inches.
It's pretty pricey, hopefully the 16 inches you'll try is more affordable.

link Trash Panda   - Reply
raccoon@den.raccoon.quest

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org So I watched one of the videos, it seems pretty nice.
Also your art is absolutely lovely, I find it very charming :) And you seem like a very nice bloke.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@raccoon Thanks! Good luck in your research. You can also check Krita-artists forum: you'll find a lot of feedback about hardware on it if you ask about what could fit your setup, operating system and budget.

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raccoon@den.raccoon.quest

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org good suggestion, thank you again

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link Colby   - Reply
ComputerTech@xi.ht

nice

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link david   - Reply
davidou@piaille.fr

what is this yellow remote control at the bottom of the picture ?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@davidou Hey, it's a 8bitdo.com/zero/ gamepad; this one has a 'keyboard mode' where the pad returns random letters. I kept this mode and customised it with this method davidrevoy.com/article989/how- , so now it's a wireless shortcut remote while I draw. It's ok, a bit tiny for my big hands, and it also loose battery after 3 full days of painting. But it charge quickly, and pressing start it connect to bluetooth quickly too. So, it is still convenient.

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link Neirda   - Reply
neirda@tuit.fr


Masterclass

link MHunt   - Reply
mhunt@socel.net

Hello David !

Since you like to test hardware on Linux, here's an artist using an ASUS tablet. IN case you manage to make ASUS to send you one for testing.

Best

MHUNT

link:

youtube.com/watch?v=fJMJxleMni

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@mhunt Hey, thanks for the link! (at 1:42; while drawing the eyes, big display lag) Oh, I'm pretty sure I'll have them on my email soon. The tricky part is always when I tell them I want to test without the proprietary driver and on Linux. That's where most disapear or don't reply ๐Ÿ˜‚ We'll see!

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link MHunt   - Reply
mhunt@socel.net

I think I heard in the video that it doesn't has a specific driver. But if you do get one for review, you'll know. Have fun then.

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