Loki Laufeyson. Quick doodle to channel the feels.
what loki is to the thor fandom
Commission! This one took a while with all dem details x_x A tale of a stalker and stalkee… stalkee isn’t too fond of disembodied hearts.
From WIP to …. WIP. The super sketch phase to the not-quite-so-sketch phase. Inking is next. B: Thanks to everyone who came by the stream! It was nice to have my comp not die instantly.
edit: made a few tweaks to it… trying to make it match the original feel of the sketch a bit more… you always ALWAYS lose something when the sketch goes to ink x_x;
for those who might have missed it.
Here’s a commission of a super sultry lady nagah. All the curves, every single one of them.
A commisson!? by ME? Say it isn’t so!
Commission for gloomsday! I hope you enjoy it.
Two commissions. Ho man. So work was insane for the first couple months of being hired, but it’s calmed down considerably since then. On a new project and am finally able to get back to the commissions I owe. <3
Comp in the shop
Read ‘em an weep.
Commissions are delayed… on top of the already large delay. I just can’t seem to keep a laptop alive and in working order.
I’m also heading to TO for thanksgiving with the extended family. I hope everyone has a great long weekend!
theblackcarnival asked: Miss owl, when you said that you didnt wanted the tales ofs taking the same path of FFs what did you mean? You were talking about the XIII and his sequels? Or the new MMORPGs? Or maybe the ex VSXIII now XV? Im really interested in your opinion about the FF "evolution"!
I personally haven’t liked the FF series since FFVII. FFVIII was also an installment that I felt started the downward spiral but IX was a nice reprieve so its hard to say that the FFs went to shit after VII. Unfortunately IX didn’t do all that well while the game that was released right after and was developed at the same time as IX, FFX, did amazingly. So now we get increasingly shitty versions of X and fewer classic-fantasy style rpgs like IX. Whenever something like this happens they always end up blaming the failure on really weird things… like the fact it was a sword + sorcery type world vs. a sci-fi, slick modern type world.
Ever since VII the FF series has been trying to recapture that (or other successes from even earlier FFs) lightning in a bottle and continuously failing miserably. VIII felt like they wanted the sci-fi feel of VII but more modern and slick and the technology + the world totally missed the mark for me. Not only that but the cast was difficult to empathize with and often didn’t act like human beings but tropes of human beings. With the more realistic style that VIII was going for combined with a cartoony, laughably stereotyped dialogue it just didn’t gel. Especially when they tell you right away with the visuals (o fortuna opening) that you’re going to get a serious epic and instead are bombarded with horrible comic relief and wacky plot contrivances. The game also heavily focused on a central romance… the entire plot revolved around it, rather than it being a side plot that add interest to main story line. This romance-heavy, shallow-character, all spectacle—no logic approach to the game design really put me off and it seemed to be a continuing trend with future releases. IX was a throwback and a risk that didn’t pay off so they immediately went back to what was successful—and the fact that part of the company was closed down permanently with the crash of Spirits Within… didn’t help matters. Losing some of the original team who made FFs great really affected the feel and mood of the games. XII had me enthralled by the visuals (excellent art team on that one) but lost major points when they continuously switched out writing teams. The game was a mess. XIII… i think we all know why that game was horrible, the many many reasons why it was horrible.
I really have a shred of hope for XV, especially after it separated itself from the XIII series (same with FF type-0, which had a really promising intro / trailer last time i checked). It has been continuous let-down after let-down I guess, all in the name of … making a buck?? I’m not even sure anymore, they have the budget to make a good plot AND a good game play / stunning visuals. It might be that they’re trying too hard to cater to their audience, rather than telling their audience what it wants and paving the way with new and original content.
It just blows my mind that they can’t make these two concepts meet, have a few dates, get married and then conceive beautiful babies. this isn’t even a problem unique to the FF series. It happens to games and movies. Assassin’s Creed, Iron Man, Legend of Korra.. just to name a few.
So yeah, in short, i fear that the Tales Of series will also end up doing this—-losing itself to spectacle, which was most definitely the case with Xillia.
Not my art but aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!! SO CUTE. DOM’S ICKLE FACE.
xsilversugar said: But what about Abyss?! I also liked Legendia but it’s a bit behind the other two.
Abyss is my favourite, despite its many many flaws. I never played Legendia… the art style and summery of the game really turned me off and i never got back to playing it. : /
losthumanoid said: Have you tried Vesperia? It falls apart hard at the third act, but it’s solid otherwise. It felt like the series last good release to me…
Vesperia is the next on my list, I just borrowed it from a friend and I’ve been meaning to play it for aaaaages. I think it was a marketing disaster for them to release it solely for the 360 (cause everyone knows Tales fans are loyal to the xbox….. wait) and I hope they someday release it for the ps3 (with all the sweet special features). Luckily my roomie has a 360, still in the box, so we’re finally going to get to play it. The designs looks really swank T____T; I hear it’s the last good one of the series.
courtingbruises said: Wow. I’m surprised you bought it at all. I remember you said the character designs looked awful so I just assumed you would’ve passed it up. I saw a trailer for it though that was absolutely terrible, so I was like, “NOPE.”
You know, me too, but I heard good things about it, specially the co-op play, which turned out to be less interesting than all the previous tales games -_-; And yeah, the characters designs are so heinous that I keep getting pulled out of the story. No one looks like they’re dressed for the job or position in society or even like they’re from the same world. It’s such a incomprehensible mess. 8I
corycat90 said: Just wondering—did you play Jude’s side, Milla’s side, or both?
Jude, though i’m starting to think I should have stared with Milla. Jude is a boring dick-hole hahah….buuut milla is a robot barbie-doll…. So I’m not sure who i prefer.
roseschmoze said: god for real the skits were embarrassing as all fuck, especially the ones with alvin
Oh god. The dialogue was the most painful part about it. None of it flows and its just one weirdo sexual innuendo after another. I felt like that was part of Alvin’s… thing or whatever he had going on but then every other character joined in. Every man in that game is a creeper, and if there’s a woman or female in the vacinity, regardless of age or status, they were making inappropriate comments or advances towards them. Women are apparently only good for gawking or dating, and men are only capable of thinking about women on a sexual ‘how do-able-are-they’ level. Aside that… nothing makes sense. No one has a single logical braincell and everyone comes to completely ridiculously and in many cases, factually incorrect conclusions. It’s just.. mind bogglingly bad.
losthumanoid said: Vesperia got a PS3 release in Japan. T_T Also, doesn’t help Xillia’s case that two different character designers with drastically different tastes did one half of the cast each - it looks so disjointed to me…
Yeah, i mean that did no one any favours, but even then… Jude is supposed to be a med student?? He looks like a prince, he’s so dressed up and fancy looking compared to everyone else in the game. He doesn’t even look like a monk either. He looks like.. nothing. There is a similar problem with every character in the game with maybe the exception of Alvin.
Tales of Xillia…..
I feel like all the good story tellers for (J)RPGs simultaneously died and were replaced with frat boys making inappropriate sexual innuendo.
Tales Of Xillia is by far the worst Tales game I have ever played and a pretty lame RPG in general. I feel sad that i bought this game with money.
Please, oh god please, do not let Tales go the way of Final Fantasy.
Anonymous asked: oh boy um... i used one of your pictures as a loose base, (more of a reference really, since i handdrew my picture) and I was wondering whether it's ok if I upload it to the internet? im going to ink it in photoshop, but im not really very sure if uploading it is okay with you so i decided to ask! I will ofcourse reference you, but whether you'd be okay by having it in the comments or perhaps watermarked onto the picture (eg. base © dappwerowl) is up to you! im fine with both :)
One or both of those ideas is fine with me! It never hurts to add credit to the actual image, but it’s really nice that you asked in the first place. :) Thanks a bunch!