Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I also finally grabbed a Wii U Pro controller to go along with my Smash Bros. purchase. It's pretty darn heavenly. The way it feels in my hands is enough to make me stop this train of thought. The controller is light and doesn't feel too bulky in my hands - all the buttons are easy to reach. It has that glossy finish which looks nice for all of 5 seconds until you hold it, but I'll be too busy looking at the screen anyway. A fully charged battery lasts up to 80 hours! It charges via a USB port (a Wii U USB port is recommended specifically) and only when the system is on - which is kind of weird. However, the charge lasts so long it's not a deal-breaker.
Oh Nintendo - I was on the fence with amiibo's, but got one anyway. They're only $13 and look nice regardless of whether they get used so I picked one up. Peach! I'm so glad I did. It works really well with the Wii U and it's almost addictive training my little Peach figurine and leveling it up. I wasn't completely sure which one to get, but out of all the ones released at the moment I feel like I'm best with Peach as a fighter in the game. I nicknamed her Peaches and began training - 1v1 me and her, or 2v2 teaming up against randoms. She is definitely learning my play style and is getting tougher and tougher. So much fun! I'm definitely going to get another one, but I think I'll wait until the next release of characters.
For the most part I'm rolling with Peach, but some of my other favourite characters to play as are Dr. Mario, Olimar, King Dedede, and Diddy Kong. I'm hoping to get better with Greninja, Bowser Jr., Palutena, Shulk, Robin, and Rosalina and Luma. There's so many characters! The mii fighters are fun too! Once I play some more locally and beat some game modes I'll head online more. Watch out for Vorgus!
They had lots of props and costumes from the show and a couple of replicas and backups because the actual costume was being used somewhere at the moment. The Danaerys dress isn't the real one because it was being used and filmed somewhere in the world. I got a pretty good haul of photos and some nice close-ups of some of the details for future drawing reference ;)
Here's a few of the photos from the excellent exhibit!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
As you may have noticed - things look slightly different around here. It's going to keep getting different in the near future and hopefully I'll revitalize this blog. I'd like to blog more about my artwork, about video games, about interesting things in general, and of course, Triangle Dude. GASP! There are a couple of comics in the making (they have been for a while) and I'm hoping I'll get to an update some time before the new year.
Also, here's a picture of mine and my girlfriend's Halloween jack-o-lanterns. I did the great elder god Cthulhu and she did a minion from Despicable Me!
Sketchbook Vorgus. Warning - it's extremely image heavy and possibly features some NSFW life drawing.