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Ledorob by xTernal7 Ledorob :iconxternal7:xTernal7 0 0 Fallen archer [sub-1h] by xTernal7 Fallen archer [sub-1h] :iconxternal7:xTernal7 2 0 The Climb by xTernal7 The Climb :iconxternal7:xTernal7 1 0 Sunset watching by xTernal7 Sunset watching :iconxternal7:xTernal7 14 1 Salamandra's hideout by xTernal7 Salamandra's hideout :iconxternal7:xTernal7 2 0 Bird 2 by xTernal7 Bird 2 :iconxternal7:xTernal7 4 0 Bird by xTernal7 Bird :iconxternal7:xTernal7 4 0 Transfer Station by xTernal7 Transfer Station :iconxternal7:xTernal7 6 1 Vornaar by xTernal7 Vornaar :iconxternal7:xTernal7 3 0 Interrogation by xTernal7 Interrogation :iconxternal7:xTernal7 6 0 The Hatchery by xTernal7 The Hatchery :iconxternal7:xTernal7 12 0 'To what do I own the honor?' by xTernal7 'To what do I own the honor?' :iconxternal7:xTernal7 1 0 Wurthak Dragonhorn, the orc chieftain by xTernal7 Wurthak Dragonhorn, the orc chieftain :iconxternal7:xTernal7 3 1 Audience with the lord of Crow Rock by xTernal7
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Audience with the lord of Crow Rock :iconxternal7:xTernal7 10 0
Seacavern inn by xTernal7 Seacavern inn :iconxternal7:xTernal7 1 0 Seacavern - Interior/hammock tower by xTernal7 Seacavern - Interior/hammock tower :iconxternal7:xTernal7 1 0



Another location for my discord group. Took about 6-7 hours all together.

Ledorob is one of the few settlements at the edge of great ice flats, serving as a port for ice ships bringing goods from dwarven settlements around some volcanic hotspots further up north. It's not a cheap place to live, as the only thing that grows there are spruces and grass (and even grass only grows for a grand total of 4 months this place isn't covered in snow). Population consists of a few dozen humans and a few dozen dwarves. Favoruite past time? Drunkenly dancing to the tune of people banging on the metal pots, while a human female keeps repeating the words "bochka, bass, kolbasit solo, kolbajser po poyas golyy."
In about a year. Which is really a damn shame, because on paper, feature wise, Google+ is the superior social network.

Circles were a great thing. Three-column layout was another great thing about it (the wider your monitor, the more you appreciate it. It was bae on 21:9). If you uploaded a picture, it didn't outright cripple it, apngs worked fine where most everywhere else (especially on facebook) you get an over-compressed jpeg.

Collections are even better. You like the content this one person posts to one of the collections, but don't care much about their other posts? Fine, just follow the collection without following the person. You generally enjoy content of this one person except for all those minion cancer shit they sometimes post? If they're a decent human being and post the minion cancer to a separate collection, you can just unfollow that particular collection and keep enjoying everything else. As a poster, collections were a nifty way to separate your posts into bins.

All in all, G+ is/was the best social network in terms of features.

And while — overall — not many people used G+, it still had some pretty strong tabletop RPG communities (with a side dish of (fantasy) map-making communities), and it's pretty shitty having those disperse across 10 different alternative sites.


On the other hand, it's easy to see why Google decided they're pulling the plug. The quality of content in 'Trending' was consistently decreasing: from interesting tech articles and photography at the beginning, and then — about two or three years down the line — 'Trending' became outright normie shit. Teenage girl memes, Justin Bieber and One Direction videos, Cooking gifs — and when you thought 'trending' content couldn't get worse, political posts happened (and those were always either ultra-conservative or ultra-liberal retarded circlejerks). Eventually, political shit started sticking to just about any trending post, and in the past 6-12 months the situation with bot/spam accounts posting in 'popular' started to get progressively out of hand (and Google did nothing about it). That, the fact the vast majority (90+%) of interactions with G+ lasted under 5 seconds, and the latest reveal of an API bug that would allow for data breaches comparable to CA scandal on Facebook ... as I said, I can see why.

But for those of us who found the niche on G+ ... well, G+ will be missed. RIP.

Fallen archer [sub-1h]
Boy does it feel that my body proportions are getting consistently shittier by the day.

Anyway, it's a sub-1h speedpaint of sorts, featuring a very background NPC that my party didn't get to meet (he died defending some place before characters came around to help).
The Climb
Another one for my discord D&D group. Took way longer than it should, given the end result. 4-5 hours.

Special thanks to Xur from HTTYD discord for color correction, I'd have pussied out on the contrast and the pic would look much worse.
Sunset watching
And this right here is my first HTTYD fanart (that I consider fanart) bit that I did. Took way too long to make, though. Probably 14-16 hours, I don't know. (Especially with two massive crashes that took out ton of work. Especially the first, the second less so).

Original 20min sketch that I started with:
Of course we're talking about my art. Time to reflect what was the best and move on. So, without further ado...

Digital Art
I think I've always went with digital art first and photography second. I don't see why this year should be any different.

I've been mainly drawing smaller pieces that didn't take too long to make. There were only two that took longer than five hours. One was good and the other was meh — though some simple and quick paintings actually turned out decent.

The first 'Most faves' and 'most views' awards go to The Village on the Top of the World:
The Village on the top of the world by xTernal7
670 views, 53 favs.

I really like it and if I had to pick the thing I'm most proud of in my 2014 digital gallery, this would be the piece. The public seems to agree as the view/fav ratio seems quite healthy.

The second piece worth of mention is The Cottage:
The Cottage [Speedpaint] by xTernal7
I just generally like this one. I like how it turned out.


Third piece that needs a mention is Zver.
Zver by xTernal7
For some reason, I seem to fall for stuff that looks like digital watercolor, the dragon isn't entirely awful as far as anatomy goes (as long as we ignore the creature's front left leg - the one with claws visible. That one just doesn't make sense). I probably shouldn't have done the underneck/belly scales, though. With 234 views and 21 favs, the view/fav ratio isn't exactly terrible either.


I've also managed to have one dark and decent piece that actually looks good (unless it's viewed on a monitor with shit gamma issues. Happens a lot on cheap laptops). That was Jama:
Jama by xTernal7
Note though: It's dark. This piece was also submitted to only one group, so it didn't get much exposure.


My photography has actually become mildly better this year, though I was still mostly taking pictures of bees. That, and family gatherings. I managed to take some decent shots there, though I'm not sharing these on here for obvious reasons.

The second 'most faves' award goes, along to (B)icicle:
(B)icicle by xTernal7
53 favs, 355 views. I think I could say this is the most popular piece I've made in 2014 (regardless of the medium). This piece also gets the 'most comments' award (which it got with 8 comments). This piece has also made it to the 'Popular' stream on 500px.

And it's also my favourite photo. Other photos that I also deem better than the rest I've made in 2014 are:

  •  Metulj:
Metulj by xTernal7

  • Streha:
Streha by xTernal7

and finally,
  • Cvet:
Cvet by xTernal7

Traditional art
This was a sad year for traditional art.

Everything else

It seems I uploaded one deviation every 12.5 days. This means I've been less active than in 2013 (one every 9.4 days). Usually on a Tuesday (8 pieces or 28% of this year's submissions). In 2013, my favourite uploading day was apparently saturday. I was most active in September (5 uploaded). Like in 2013, my favourite gallery was photography (this time with 14 deviations, one less than year before). My favourite category this year was (digital) paintings/landscapes with 7 pieces.

The rest of statistics:
Comments per deviation: 1.37 (+0.01)
Favourites per deviation: 9 (+1)
Views per deviation: 113 (+22)
Comments per day: 0.1 (-0.04)
Favourites per day: 0.73 (-0.16)
Deviation views per day: 9.03 (-0.6)

Sorry for not being too entertaining today.



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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a quick PSA.

Doing block&run here, in my comments, is the single fastest way for your commemt to get hidden. 

In general, I'm not hiding comments when someone is being a whiny twatwaffle (btw, people who unironically (ab)use small> tags generally fall into that category as well), but if I smell block&run I'm gonna make an exception.
MMusawi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav 😄😄
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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LisiTisaKi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG another Slovene :D
po nesreči sem kliknila rožo pa sem vidla da je naslov cvet ;P
xTernal7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sem vedel, da se splača dajat zavedne naslove!

(Kar sicer žal ni vedno možno ...)
LisiTisaKi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
;P v naslovih ne moreš šumnikov napisat :|
xTernal7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Jup. Jedro težave. Brez strešic je pa že skoraj brezveze pisat.
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skin-walker-Thunder Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
star-dream Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
thank you for reading this!
dinfet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thanks a bunch for the fav on my Barbaric Warrior!
vw1956 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the :+fav: on Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso.IR! I am really glad You liked it :iconofficialfella4plz:
Light-13-Hawkie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Tagged you! [link]
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thank You very much for the :+fav:! :hug:
borschtplz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks for the fav! :icontrollfaceplz:
xTernal7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh fuck.

:icony-u-noplz: <-- that's the correct plz.
xTernal7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wolfanita Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   General Artist
thank you for the favourite! :w00t:
Ger-A Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
thanks for faving.
trenutek Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
NintendoStarKnight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Damn.. and I thought I was the only one fed up of people thanking me for faving thier artwork .o.

At least im not alone ^^
xTernal7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive: No, you're not. Nice to see that there are more people like that.
NintendoStarKnight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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