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YLOD again. WTF PS3.

If this happens ten more times I'm gonna buy an xbox.




Will post some life drawing stuff soon enough.
  • Mood: Optimism
Things to think about while drawing:

:bulletblack: Line
:bulletyellow: Shape
:bulletblack: Form - Light & Dark
:bulletyellow: Color
:bulletblack: Texture
:bulletyellow: Composition
:bulletblack: Unity
:bulletyellow: Dominance and Subordination
:bulletblack: Balance
:bulletyellow: Positive and Negative Space
:bulletblack: Rhythm
:bulletyellow: Text Intergration

photoinf.com/General/Robert_Be…

:bulletred: 10% talent 90% Hardwork :bulletred:

PRACTICE.

scottgillan.daportfolio.com/
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Black Keys - Brother (great album btw)
  • Watching: LBP2 trailers
  • Playing: Modnation + LBP + Pokemon Soul Silver
So the other day I dl a windows update on my vista laptop, and after it wouldn't turn on properly. :(

I did the only option available to me (some system restore backup thing on startup repair) and I chose to backup all "documents". Apparently FLA files are not considered documents for some reason as they did not get copied and I lost all my newer work, which wasn't much but that's not the point.

Sick of my old slow (wait 5 minutes to turn on) loud (the fan sounds sick(and not the good kind)) and hot(ow my thighs) laptop I got a new one. :)
Still trying to get used to where the pgup/pgdn/home/end/delete/backspace keys are.The arrow keys are tiny though. Windows 7 features are pretty useful, for example no annoying WPM toolbar on your start panel, you just hover over the logo and hit "next" to change song. full page previews of windows/docs are cool, it's kinda more mac-like without the annoying :)

And working on a title sequence in flash atm, which looks pretty good considering it's a freaking title sequence.

I have been a little inactive on DA for the past year but that will change this year.
Check out my new unseen on DA animation on newgrounds (www.newgrounds.com/portal/view….
IT HAS FIGHTING DBZ DINOSAURS WITH ELEMENTAL POWERS! TIMED TO DROPKICK MURPHYS!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Playing: nothing got work to do >=| (serious face)
Things to think about while drawing:

:bulletblack: Line
:bulletyellow: Shape
:bulletblack: Form - Light & Dark
:bulletyellow: Color
:bulletblack: Texture
:bulletyellow: Composition
:bulletblack: Unity
:bulletyellow: Dominance and Subordination
:bulletblack: Balance
:bulletyellow: Positive and Negative Space
:bulletblack: Rhythm
:bulletyellow: Text Intergration

photoinf.com/General/Robert_Be…

:bulletred: 10% talent 90% Hardwork :bulletred:

PRACTICE.

scottgillan.daportfolio.com/
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: "Heart On" - Eagles of Death Metal.
  • Playing: LittleBIGPlanet
LittleBIGPlanet is awesome.

I want that Chinese Dragon Head though.
You need 3-4 players on the second last level.

My ID is "midnight_heist", so add me :D
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: kings of leon
  • Playing: LittleBIGPlanet
So, I rented the game the other day, and I thought it was pretty cool.

Hoolefar was the standout for me, with all the NPC natives walking around, talking and whistling. heh. And multiple choice for conversations. Yay :)
Of course I picked all the humorous options.

The art side of things were enjoyable, the characters, levels, etc. Though I would have preferred more cutscene animation.

New wrench (+ light/dark) mechanics worked well, I didn't really enjoy using the weapons for some reason. Only the Predator Launcher seemed to stun/knock back enemies. Fusion Bomb was definitely my favourite of the available weapons by a long mile.

Story was ok, only major thing was the last cutscene. I'm kinda over the pirates now. Needs more ninjas. (I'm sure everyone loved the lawn ninjas + robot ninjas from the past games as much as me). I liked how Insomniac introduced the Kerchu race in ToD. I hope the next game expands on the zoni race (enemy wise) or perhaps a glance at another Lombax. HOW LONG MUST YOU KEEP US WAITING? :P
(Insomniac HAS to do a reveal of a lombax town with lombaxes going about their normal business. It would be SO cool. Just saying.) :)

So yeah, cool game. I would give it a solid 7.5/10.

By the way, does anyone else think having a wrench that upgrades via experience would be a good idea?
Or is it just me?

Memo to self: Create lombax OC.

Clubs:
:iconratchetandclankfans: :iconkincat:

The awesomeness:
creaturebox.com/
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Nothing. I need some new music.
  • Reading: Design documents
  • Watching: Daily Simpsons :D
  • Playing: Everybody's Golf World Tour + CTR
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet, current car):
Shadow al Nino. (Oh, that's cool)

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe):
Cookies n creme Globe.

3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal):
Orange Hawk.

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born):
Douglas Queenstown.

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name):
Gilsc. (Hmm, it needs an O on the end)

6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink):
Green Sparkling Ribina! To the rescue!

7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers):
Noel Douglas.

8. STRIPPER NAME (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Strawberry Those-yummy-jelly-filled-skull-things.

10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):
Wilson Washington.

11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower):
Summer Lotus.

12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Mandarine Long-sleeve T.

13. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):
Cocoapuffs Baobob.



This is probally the only one of these things i've actually filled out. I am amazed :o
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors
  • Watching: Daily Simpsons :D
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors
  • Watching: Predictable american sitcoms on Disney
CONTEST:

Whoever comes up with the best caption for my ID (midnightheist.deviantart.com/a… gets a free request!

Happy times since I finished the bulk of my assignments :D

I'll give you about a week, good luck. :fuzzydemon:

Clubs:
:iconratchetandclankfans: :iconkincat:
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Consolers of the Lonely - The Raconteurs
*prods journal*

:fuzzydemon:

Attention all Uncharted fans!
www.us.playstation.com/Media/M…
A free download of an official remix of the music from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune!


Clubs:
:iconratchetandclankfans: :iconkincat:

:invisible:
  • Mood: Angsty
  • Listening to: Eagles of Death Metal. Who arn't acutally..
  • Reading: ..death metal, but rock choc-full of attitude
  • Watching: Hard hitting Nathan Drake.
  • Playing: UNCHARTED. For the 6 time in a row now. :)
I have noticed that I have no arty friends, not even online. :(

I wouldn't mind having someone to trade critque and maybe make a collaboration or something. Or tips on improving. idk. I'm sure anything would help.
Or if anyone knows any cool clubs with random themes (I feel like im drawing the same stuff over and over...) let me know. :/
Or drawing tips. I'm no good with drawing people. I don't know how to start. And if you can draw decent people, you can draw decent cartoons. At least thats what i've gathered from what i have read around the place.

I still need to do an expression sheet for my demon.
And I might restart the 100 themes and use my demon as a central character.

I also need to make more lil demon characters. What are some tips for creating new creatures?
(note to self: draw interpretation of :fuzzydemon:)
Anyone know of any artists on DA with a lot of monster concepts?

Or any interesting websites on any of these topics.

Man. Drawing is so hard sometimes.

midnightheist@hotmail.com if ya wanna chat bout anything arty :fuzzydemon:

Clubs:
:iconratchetandclankfans: :iconkincat:
  • Mood: Amazed
  • Listening to: Eagles of Death Metal. Who arn't acutally..
  • Reading: ..death metal, but rock choc-full of attitude
  • Watching: Hard hitting Nathan Drake.
  • Playing: UNCHARTED. For the 6 time in a row now. :)
Great gameplay.
Great story.
Great music.
Great humor.

Just beat "Crushing" mode (and got 100%) the other day. I love this game.

One of the most interesting things about Uncharted is the enemy AI.
I dont play much shooters, but these guys get behind cover, pop out from it in everyway possible (above, side, roll, crouch, lie down) and they can even flank you. Which is crazy.
The puzzle/platform elements even flow well with the shooting.

The graphics are pretty damn amazing, in the levels that have jungle in it, it looks like a real jungle. It also has water; streams, rivers, waterfalls, oceans. Which is flawless. The main character's clothes even get wet, and eventually dry out over time.
The lighting is amazing also. Not just in cutscenes, but in regular gameplay, you have sunlight, filtering through the canopy and hitting landscape and the characters.

The story is awesome, with lots of twists along the way. Naughty Dog used motion capture for the game, which really shows in the character's natural movements.
The dialouge is funny, and NEVER cheezy. It also has great characters, my favourite being Drake's rival, Eddie. :D

One of the best things about this game, was when you died, you didn't think "arg not again, so annoying",
You thought "Ha! you sneaky so and so,  i'll getcha next time!"

Also, like in Ratchet & Clank, they are skill points to get :D ND calls them "Medal Points"
Just as fun and challenging as in R&C, they unlock bonuses.
The bonuses for Uncharted, are the best bonuses I have ever seen in a game.
There is TONS of concept and enviroment art. I havent even looked through them all yet. (At the very least 100 great quality pieces)
As well as art, Medal points unlock cheats. These include:
Skins (for Drake and enemies), weapon select, fast motion, slow motion, and even super slow motion. Oh, and unlimited ammo and one shot kills :D

Uncharted is the best video game I have ever played. Ever.

If you have a PS3, buy this game. :fuzzydemon:

Clubs:
:iconratchetandclankfans: :iconkincat:
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Crash Team Racing soundtrack. PS1 for life.
  • Watching: Sh1t blowing up.
  • Playing: TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION
Yeah, so I bought a PS3.
There was a package deal: PS3 (40gig) + 2 controllers + Ratchet & Clank ToD.
Saving of $200 (game and extra controller)

I was in the store looking @ the deal. I had the money.
Then "Its a wonderful world" by Joey Ramone came on my mp3 player.
(It is used in the tv ad for ToD)

It was a sign O_O
I managed to get a box with pics of different games also. Including ToD :D Bonus.

So I bought it. And lived happily ever. :D

Downloading an update so I can put a R&C theme on my ps3 :D

"midnightheist" is my username, so add me ^__^

A Wrench, Descending: www.penny-arcade.com/comic/200…

:fuzzydemon:
  • Mood: Amazed
  • Listening to: Japanese groovitron music :D
  • Reading: ToD reviews :)
  • Watching: ToD commercial. :o
  • Playing: Nothing. Saving my energy for Ratchet.
Awesome!

Omg. The commercial for Ratchet Future is...awesome.
Standard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYkdQF…
Hi-Def: www.myresistance.net/ig/rcf_60…

Japanese groovitron music:
insomniacgames.com/podcast/arc…

Clubs:
:iconratchetandclankfans: :iconkincat:

The awesomeness: dave-guertin-and-greg-baldwin-…




Mini-comp!
Sketchdump: midnightheist.deviantart.com/a…

The first person to name all of the nameable chars will get a free vector chibi!
(Since no one got my 2k pageviews one.)
Please guess/comment on sketchdump :)
  • Mood: Amazed
  • Listening to: Incredibles soundtrack =D
  • Reading: Bone (Jeff Smith)
  • Watching: deadlines
  • Playing: nothing atm :/
Ratchet & Clank fan?


Found this interview of two concept artists from insomniac games:
dave-guertin-and-greg-baldwin-…
Contains tons of R&C art :D

Clubs:
:iconratchetandclankfans: :iconakatsukibluefc:

:chew: NYOM NYOM NYOM!
  • Mood: Hysterical
  • Listening to: GH 80's soundtrack
  • Watching: Saturday morning cartoons dont exist anymore.
  • Playing: guitar hero.
  • Eating: bread and noodles. lol.
So im thinking about redrawing some of my comics in flash. Should i? idk
Im going to redo things like midnightheist.deviantart.com/a… that need to be cleaned up. ya idk.
  • Mood: Hysterical
  • Listening to: GH 80's soundtrack
  • Watching: Monster House
  • Playing: guitar hero.
  • Eating: bread and noodles. lol.
I didnt expect much when i rented "monster house" but it was a decent movie.
"Zee" is my new favourite character ever. lol. If your into animated movies and/or rock chicks, i highly recommend it :D

GH 80's is also surprisingly decent. It has some real nice songs. Surprising after i read the reviews. :D

rock on.
  • Listening to: Rock!
  • Watching: My music transferring :)
  • Playing: Dark Cloud 2/Dark Chronicle, Guitar Hero I+II
I doubt anyone reads my journals, but anyway....

I got a new shiny new laptop and I am currently transferring my music from my PC.
Vista+WMP11 makes it real easy to name tracks and such compared with the older versions. I cant believe microsoft did something right. Only annoying this is that backspace is now alt+left. Rather troublesome. =D
  • Listening to: Rock.
  • Watching: Star Wars Clone Wars :o
  • Playing: Guitar Hero II (still) =D
  • Listening to: Under Blackpool Lights DVD from the White Stripes
  • Watching: Fullmetal Alchemest, [Kyuu] Kiba ^^
  • Playing: Guitar Hero II
  • Eating: Left over xmas food :P
  • Drinking: Left over xmas drink.
YAY XMAS!
I will be attempting this. "attempting" being the key word.

THE LIST............................
1. Introduction
2. Love [link]
3. Light [link]
4. Dark [link]
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed [link]
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food [link]
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Relaxation

The point of this challenge is to test and improve your skill as an artist. After 100 pics who wouldn't be better. Please forgive me if this in any way excludes you from taking the challenge.

The rules

1.) Make 100 pics each pic having a theme listed below. Each pic should have ONE and only ONE theme to it, for it to count.

2.) No time limit so have fun.

3.) The main picture should be drawn but not limited to. for all fair purposes, people are allowed to use their paint programs and photo shop to create the pic.

3a.) Pics should be of own artistic ability. You may not edit photos, or break any other rules set out in the Da etiquette policy. Your pics can be anything from sketches and doodles to great master pieces. Just have fun with it.

4.) The list below is to be placed somewhere in your journal for others to see that......
A.)You are in the challenge
B.)What you have completed

5.) Make sure to update this list and check off what is done and make a link to the pic

6.) In the comments for your art work note if it is part of the list and what ONE theme it is.
  • Listening to: Uriah Heep
  • Reading: Dirge of Cerberus =D
  • Watching: Dirge of Cerberus =D
  • Playing: Dirge of Cerberus =D
  • Eating: Dirge of Cerberus =D
  • Drinking: Dirge of Cerberus =D