Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry4 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Thanks for the info on reindeer gender-antler technicalities. I did learn this in my teens, but I just kind of enjoy drawing the deer as white-tails like I did as a kid. I know it's incorrect, but the nostalgia factor is more fun for me. Merry Christmas fellow biology nerds!
When I was would little, my obsessive love for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would inspire me to draw Santa's eight reindeer to string together for Christmas decorations around the house. Even as a kid, I wanted some of the reindeer to be girls (it only seemed fair) and Dancer, Vixen and Cupid where always featured without antlers to show Santa didn't discriminate against the does!
So here's sweet-natured Cupid to wish you Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful day, everyone!
BatmathI enjoyed the Nolanverse Batman films a lot, but I've just run the numbers:Batmath2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bruce trained for 7 years (Alfred mentions his absence in Batman Begins) and he sulked for 8 years between Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises. Between that, and including the short time in Dark Knight Rises in which he wore the cowl, Nolanverse Bruce was only Batman for about a year, tops (Joker's line "Let's rewind a year" tells us this).
One. F**king. Year.
"Caped Crusader" the Nolanverse Batman is not.
He is "Bat Temp".
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
Oh damn oh damn oh damnI am very excited about this - http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2011/12/07/comedy-central-announces-20112012-development-slate/Oh damn oh damn oh damn4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm on the cusp of peeing some pants, over here. We were going to wait to announce this, but Comedy Central beat me to it!
One dead console.My XBox 360 died last night.......again.One dead console.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was merrily replaying Modern Warfare 3 and was on the final mission when the screen went funky. Now, this happened 3 or 4 years ago, so I knew what was going to happen; I turned the console off in the hope that a reset would solve the funky-screen issue, but rather than a clear image - I get no image at all.
It's a known problem, especially with the first generation of 360 machines and as mine is a "Launch Team" version (If you worked for M$ at the time, they gave you a special edition one with green plating) it certainly falls into that category.
Something to do with the cheap, shoddy soldering used by M$.
Looks like I'll be better off just replacing it with one of the new streamline models, which is a shame, because last time I got my current one repaired I also had it pimped out with these awesome green internal running lights that made it look nuclear-powered or something
(What? It was a fun little extra!)
"8 years of service is pretty
Pointless groups."All photos accepted"Pointless groups.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Advertise your art"
Just because you have the ability to create a group; it doesn't mean you NEED to!
What is the point in creating a group that has no specific purpose when you're already on DevArt?!
"Oh, I'll create a group that will show any kind of photo"
Why create such a group when you can just hit "photography" on the DevArt front page?
"I'll create a group that'll display the work of anyone that wants to draw attention to their art"
Why create a group for that when it's already DevArt's PRIMARY PURPOSE?!
F**kin' morons ..
..hmmm .perhaps I didn't get enough sleep last night after all .
Sinister advertisingI actually trained in advertising prior to thinking "this is a terrible career choice" and going into the games industry, so I can almost always spot when I (or someone I know) is being played by marketing.Sinister advertising3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A relative got a message through the door over Christmas. It was an envelope containing what looked like a page torn out of a magazine. The recipient's name was hand-written on the page as part of a note, singing the praises of the product, how they had tried it, etc. The whole thing was a fake, a very, very clever one, perhaps obvious to the more media-savvy out there, but it caused said relative a bit of head-scratching.
A less obvious ad which has come to my attention is a viral video. It's a montage of CCTV footage that captures a number of people being nice to one another. Hugs, kisses, people helping one another. It'd be a great feel-good clip if it weren't for the fact it's a viral for Coke that plays on your emotions in an effort to peddle their sugar-laced-discharge: http:/
How to Successfully Finish a Comic or StoryThis issue has been going on a lot lately, especially when the comic that you loved the most from famous artist had to be cut, because of the artist's personal reasons? Well if you want to do a long comic/story these are the most things should be in your mind.How to Successfully Finish a Comic or Story3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: THESE ARE FOR THE ONES THAT ARE CREATING A STORY (LITERATURE OR COMIC) THAT IS AT LEAST OVER 100 PAGES.
If you are doing a long comic, say over 400 pages, you should dedicate 70% of your DA drawings on it. Unless you are pretty sure that you will be one of the artist for SEGA or Archie, then you should.
A lot of people lost their motivation because they didn't have the time to do it as they are preoccupied by commissions and request.
Set a storyline. Some that I knew couldn't continue their comic because they don't know how to transition from one chapter/issue to another. By planning what are you going to explain/draw in each chapter you will have a scope of each chapter. As a resu
Pacific Rim: Quickfire reviewTop Gun meets Independence Day for a dirty 3-way with Mecha anime.Pacific Rim: Quickfire review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No more or less stupid than any Japanese cartoon, so if you like that kind of thing, you'll enjoy this.
Actually does large scale destructive combat really well, in that you can see what's going on, unlike, say, Transformers 3: Bay did it again, and we let him, in which the action was just a really expensive screen of indecipherable, boring, joyless white noise.
I chose to watch this over Monsters University because, regardless of how much of their trademark genius Pixar pump into it: it will always look like some cheap, crappy, lazy, "Monsters Inc Kids", Animal House parody. As such, it sparks no curiousity in me at all. Only buckets of revulsion.
Lara's Adventure on QTE Island.For how many more years am I going to have to put up with new titles pretending that: a cutscene, which you have to watch again and again if you don't press a button at the right time, constitutes as "gameplay"?Lara's Adventure on QTE Island.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It never has and never will.
It doesn't make a game more cinematic. It doesn't add a sense of thrill. It simply makes viewers (I can't call them "players", as that would imply they are actually permitted to DO something) dread cutscenes, because they have no idea if they're going to be allowed to enjoy them or if they're going to have to watch them 5 times in a row because they fail to hit the random sequence of buttons indicated on the screen.
A game is thrilling ONLY when the player uses the control scheme effectively within the game environment. If the game needs to take control away from the player and lead them by the nose through a cutscene, it's been lazily constructed and as a result: isn't fun.
If you are a games designer and you have proposed a Quick Time
I AM RETURN'DI have been hush-hush for a while now, but that doesn't mean I haven't been brewin' stuff up. SO LET'S JUST CUT TO THE CHASE - HAVE A NEW PAGE of DOUBLE K, and then, come Tuesday of next week, there will be another - along with a giant GIGATON NUKE of an announcement.I AM RETURN'D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for being so cool about the protracted absence, everybody. Big things take time, and life often gets in the way simultaneously, so it's been really awesome reading the comments from everybody being all like "take your time, duder." (HappyAggro, shout out to you in particular, that was mucho appreciated and very kindly/hilariously worded.) Said it before and I'll say it again, you're the best bunch of readers a dude like me could possibly ask for
ANYWAY YEAH enjoy that new page, and I'll see you again on Tuesday. STAY BEAUTIFUL, FRIENDOS
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
KarmaI pretended I had been kidnapped by North Koreans.....and now I feel sick as a dog.Karma2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can't say I don't deserve it.....
No Death Star for you.I didn't know this until now, but the White House is obliged to respond to to a petition with over 25,000 signatures. This meant they HAD to dignify the request of 30,000+ US citizens that the US construct a full sized, functional Death Star with an answer.No Death Star for you.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not quite sure what percentage of those 30,000+ citizens realise that using a planet-destroying laser to take out people on the planet on which you live is an ever-so-slightly flawed agenda.....
Probably won't stop the Chinese, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLlbsyYUEw&featurelayer_detailpage#t=1375s
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
Yeah, this'll end well.....Let me try to wrap my head around this: certain parties in the U.S government don't like the idea of assisting the poor, of the county they serve, with health care expense, because of the cost.Yeah, this'll end well.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Their "solution" to this is to shut down the government (something which isn't possible in any other nation on the planet), which will cost more, decrease public spending, lower the demand for imports, damage global economy and generally tarnish the U.S's international reputation even further?
The rich making others suffer in an effort to get their own way.
I believe that's called "tyranny".
The Turtles TrailerI am absolutely delighted with it. It’s everything I hoped it would be: Terrible.The Turtles Trailer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Had it looked GOOD, there would have been this nagging feeling that I’d be missing out on something if I stuck to my vow of never again watching another Michael Bay movie. I have fond childhood memories of the Turtles, so I may have weakened. But because it looks like, well, a Michael Bay movie, that feeling simply isn’t there. I have no desire, at all, to pay for or sit through that film.
Transformers 3 was the last chance I was willing to give. I thought “There’s no way it could actually be WORSE than Transformers 2. I’ll give it a shot”.
Somehow…. it was.
That was it. That was the breaking point. No more Bay. EVERYTHING he goes near is pure effluent, and all the evidence you need of how toxic a film Turtles is going to be is in that trailer.
Obviously, we don’t know what the plot is at this point, but it’s a
X-Botch OneAfter recent polls that said sh*tloads (an actual unit of measurement) of people were going to by a PS4 and only the mums of M$ employees were going to buy the VCR shaped Xbox One, Microsoft crapped itself and ditched its plans to charge for use of second-hand games and the requirement for the machine to be kept online, beyond an initial, one-time system set-up.X-Botch One2 years ago in Personal More Like This
M$ are, naturally, trying to pat themselves on the back for this U-Turn, and some people are actually praising them for "listening to consumers".
No. Just, no.
You don't get to pat yourself on the back for having so much money that you can buy your way out of a complete and utter cluster-f**k. You only get to do that when you use common f**king sense and get it right first time. You spend enough bloody money it! There's no excuse!
I'm still at a loss as to which console I want to invest in. It's going to be one or the other
Dead End TechnologyIt’s not often that hard to predict what will be the next big thing. Thanks to the internet, if you keep your ear to the ground, you’ll get a heads up of what’s around the corner. All you have to do is ask “how will that idea/concept impact my daily life?” and you’ll be able to work out if it has a future or not.Dead End Technology1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Google bought Boston Dynamics a little while back. Their robotic technology has clear applications, both industrial and domestic (though they’ll want to make that stuff look a little less underwear-soilingly scary for the latter), so this is a good corporate move.
It’s been all over the news that Facebook has “pulled a Google” and purchased Oculus Rift, which, in contrast to the Boston Dynamics acquisition, has me scratching my head. We knew 20 years ago that this was dead end tech. The practical applications of wearing a bucket on your head are extremely limited. It’s right up there with motion control. If it w
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
Big TeaseSo, two teasers of huge movies have been released. Why am I not bouncing up and down in my chair with glee?Big Tease5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I get a bit of stick these days for my supposed, relentless negativity, but it’s only there because of the relentless mediocrity that I keep getting told I should be excited about. It’s been a really bad couple of years for movies. Nothing but reboots and sequels. Nothing that treds new ground. Everything seems more interested in perpetuating a franchise rather than actually entertaining an audience.
It wasn’t the first to appear, but I’m going to start with it: Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice.
This was probably only released because it leaked. It certainly does the movie no favours. The ham-fisted attempts at drama which brought down the previous Superman film look set to not only continue but intensify. It’s dull, it’s grim, it shows us once again that you can’t write Superman as Batman. He just doesn’t work as a broodin
Choose your RivalHi there Ryceballs it is I Ry-Spirit of the East. Here to talk about something that I have never mentioned much before.. And that is the topic of 'Rivals'.Choose your Rival2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ash had Gary Oak, Goku had Vegeta, Naruto had Sasuke. Do you believe that having a rival can help you improve in whatever you do? I do. I remember back in High School I got lots of praises from my classmates for being the greatest at drawing, I liked to draw in my diaries and homeworks alot Which explains why my marks were soooo FREAKIN TERRIBLE!. And there was a friend (I used the term very loosely) who would always try to find ways to make people feel like crap, this time it was no exception, he figured out what I liked and stabbed that piece of pure innocent heart with a sharp poisonous knife, he told me my drawings is poo compared to this other guy our year, I have never seen that guy's artworks before so my friend went as far as to sneak into the library storage room where everyone left their bags at, opened up the guy's bag an
Sexism in Video Games!After the last couple of years of this snowballing behemoth steamrolling over the games industry, i'm glad to see a voice of reason that is NOT some random white guy blowing up, in amongst the blatant cherry picked bias views of a certain pop culture critic feminist.Sexism in Video Games!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I urge you to spend 6 minutes of your day watching this, and sharing it as far and as wide as possible.