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Dalton Westmoore

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In Topic: Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

11 January 2020 - 10:46 AM

I can't put my finger on it, but I rather like that Mace Knight. The arm maces are pretty cool!

 

Also, the lore bits on Morzaki the Fallen were quite nice as well. Hope to see more lore and art in 2020!

 

Thanks!

 

I hope so too. I've had the art necessary for the Lore post on Magic Users sitting around waiting for the Lore to be written since last June.

 

Anyways, on to the art!

 

First up, some fantasy doodles featuring some small lore bits:

 

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Next, Caiden Voros:

 

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Penultimately, my interpretation of Tarre Visla:

 

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Lastly, my Best Art from 2019:

 

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As always, Comments, Critiques, and Suggestions are always appreciated!


In Topic: Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

28 December 2019 - 01:20 PM

Moraki the Fallen looks interesting, but hard to tell. The little flesh golems by his throne were nifty. 

 

You did a good job with the pose of the fairy.

 

The Mandalorian art was nice, the colors are good. I want to start doing digital art primarily for coloring because once you commit traditionally, there's no going back, so that's a little stressful.

 

As for the Steven Universe art, it's cool to see you take a more realistic approach to it. A very different change of pace, but a good one. 

 

It's funny you mentioned that, because I drew that as reference for a commission that is featured in this update.

 

Thanks!

 

Yeah. While I still enjoy doing traditional art, I can't argue that I like doing Digital art more.

 

I love the Show's art style, but it doesn't mesh well with how I draw, so I went for a more realistic approach.

 

Well, since I love procrastinating, we only get one art update this month, featuring no Christmas art!

 

First off, some Bounty Hunters I drew:

 

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Next, a whole bunch of Steven Universe Fanart:

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Next, Fanart of the Mandalorian, featuring spoilers from the finale:

 

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Spoiler

 

Lastly, a digital drawing and some lore on Morzaki the Fallen. Since this art isn't done by me, I'm linking it rather than posting it here.

 

As always, Comments, Critiques, and Suggestions are always appreciated!


In Topic: moving Wicktures that you are watching: John Wick 3 Edition

23 December 2019 - 09:54 PM

I saw a Star War. I liked it. No one else seemed to, again, and that's a bummer. I wish I was allowed to enjoy this thing that I like without the entire internet jumping down my throat at the very mention of it. But I guess that's just where we are, here in 2019. So I'm just not gonna talk about what I liked or didn't like, because none of it matters anyway, the overwhelming cynicism has defeated me.

 

I saw it last Saturday, and I could understand why it got the ratings it currently has.

 

That being said, I think that critics and fans alike have been way, way too harsh to this movie. Considering that Disney put no effort into planning out this trilogy and JJ had to work with what Ryan left him, I'm glad we were able to get the movie we got.

 

I did enjoy the film. I would put it on the same level of enjoyment as TLJ: the good stuff in it is really good, but the bad stuff is really bad.

 

I'll get more into this if the Star Wars topics ever return, or if I make a reaction video to it.

 

Speaking of which, Avengers: Endgame is a movie I saw earlier this year and made my first movie review of on my Youtube channel after it stopped being relevant. So if you can survive the audio problems and minor editing hiccups, I recommend my garbage:

 

https://www.youtube....itANHu86kw&t=1s

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=Tj8Ta_Guo_o

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=Wm1qWMSa-KE


In Topic: SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

12 December 2019 - 01:15 PM

Don't worry about canon, bro. None of my favorite Star Wars stuff is canon anymore (technically it never was, according to some) but it's still way better than the stuff that is canon now, in my humble opinion, so who cares. :P

 

If you're just getting into Star Wars games for the first time, I recommend Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 and the Dark Forces series (especially Jedi Knight and Jedi Outcast - but not Jedi Academy, which sucks). Oh and X-Wing Alliance and Rogue Squadron if you're into flying games and don't mind them looking pretty dated. Those are my favs. I played nearly every Star Wars game that LucasArts released between about 1997 and 2004, so ask me anything, lol. Fell off the SW train after that though.

 

It's okay. It's not as much of a "Wow, this game is so fun I wish it was still Canon!" as it is a "Uh, Disney? This game isn't canon anymore but Delta Squad still is because they appear in the Clone Wars. Could you fix this please?"

 

I'll probably cave and make Lego versions of them, so you can look forward to that sometime in the future. :D

 

Thanks for the suggestions for Star Wars games! Funny Story: I actually own both KotoR games, but the main turnoff for me has been the controls breaking every few minutes so I have to switch characters in order to continue moving. Potato graphics don't bother me, so I'll be checking some of these out once I make some headway in some of my other games.

 

I'll probably throw up some more opinions once I remember some more games I played a significant amount this year.


In Topic: SSLF's Runner-Up GOTY of the Year 2019 Thread

11 December 2019 - 03:33 PM

Yo it's ya boi Dalton, back from exile to contribute something positive to this site because he doesn't want to get banned.

 

In terms of videogames, I didn't play too much in variety this year, but I was intrigued by Ocelot mentioning starting a discussion because that's something I can contribute to for sure. So, out of the handful of games I played, here are the ones I want to talk about:

 

Dalton's all-time favorite game:

 

It's Minecraft. Yeah, I bet everyone has played this game once or twice in their life, but I've been playing it off and on ever since I got it in 2012. This years was different because up until this point I had been playing single-player campaigns, but this year I've started branching out into doing multiplayer. 

 

Over the summer, me and a friend played through the game, and it was fun because I got outside of my box. I usually stay in one place, but in this game we moved around a lot. We did have a cool little fort in the mountains at the start of the game, but we moved on to trekking across the world in search of a woodland mansion. It was fun moving across the world and having different adventures along the way through all the different biomes. After we found the mansion, we moved on to searching for a fortress, and built a permanent base their were we spent the rest of the time. It was a lot of fun, and I'd love to do it again.

 

Now, a bunch of people at work have created Minecraft servers, and I spent a lot of time of those as well, but eventually my interest petered out. I know I'll get back into it again, but for right now I'm done with it.

 

Retroactive Game of the Year Consolidation Prize:

 

So, I picked up the special edition of Skyrim during a sale sometime this year I think, and even though I have yet to complete it, I'm having a blast with it. I'm having a lot more fun roaming across the world and breaking the game with typical Bethesda glitches than I've had actually continuing the story, which is not a determent to it, but its a testament to how much I enjoy the game. I haven't explored it with mods too much, because I enjoy the base game so much. I have a ton of screenshots that are just of atmospheric images of the weather, which I haven't done for any game before this, except...

Game I love even though it destroys Tolkien Canon:

 

Shadow of War was a surprisingly fun game I played a lot earlier this year. I'd never pick up the first game since the story seems so generic, so I'm glad I skipped it in favor of the sequel. The story is whatever, but the characters are what interest me. Talion is a cool protagonist to follow, but I adore Celebrimbor's embracing of the whole "Asshole Elf" trope: its really fun to see him go full ham with. The supporting characters are alright. I was surprised how well-set up Idril and Baranor are in a story where it could be easily seen as forced diversity, and it makes sense not only in the game but the lore as well. It's weird that Shelob is a sexy temptress but I guess it works for the story. The Nazgul and Sauron are badass, and I appreciate the designs are original, but the real thing I love about the story are the Orcs. The Nemesis system is the best thing about this game and I'm amazed that more games don't try this type of mechanic. I currently have 1272 screenshots of just Orcs created by this system. I have so many stories about all of the interactions and adventures I've had with them. I love them so much that they're basically my children, which is a problem because it cuts me off from the multiplayer stuff since I don't want them to die by accident. If you're on the fence about this game because of the Lore breaking Campaign, just pretend that it's an original fantasy game. Come for the Orcs, stay for the Orcs.

 

Bonus Star Wars Award:

 

I picked up Republic Commando and both Forced Unleasheds this Thanksgiving and so far I'm enjoying Commando. The difficulty with some of the enemies can spike when you first encounter them, but it slowly gets easier. The Clone Commandos are cool characters who are only hamstrung by your bad choices, and I really wish that this game was still canon. Except for the more difficult enemies: they can stay in Legends.