So, I beat Mass Effect 3 a while back and it being the greatest game this year made me think that maybe I should make some fan art. I started some ME2 fanart a while back that I never got around to finishing and I haven’t really done much artwork of the series I claim as my favorite.
So I fixed that.
Here’s this print/poster thing that I will be turning into a series of prints. Don’t know who’s next, but someone will be! Also, Femshep. Because Femshep is the only Shepard.
art (c) me
Mass Effect (c) Bioware
Some stock imagery from sXc used.
Welp, so much for that Maniac Magee cover redesign to pad out my portfolio.
(The red is supposed the be Spaghetti. The purple a jump rope. The pizza is a pizza.)
Anyone have any tips? I dunno, maybe a mosaic version?
No 298 of #b365.
In my attempts to enjoy art again I spend the days wandering around the net drawing whatever and whoever I feel like at that given moment. Here is one DeFrAg (green) and one chimeric lammergeier-beast (red).
This is also a note to say that I will be away from the net for the next month. Until then!
Let’s talk about the new Gametrailers!
And how much it sucks.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the list of new trailers, which used to be above the fold, isn’t anymore. In fact, it isn’t even on the front page. The site’s main feature now requires clicking on the “Videos” link.
But wait, there’s more!
The “HD” and “SD” links are completely gone. The site now autoselects based on connection speed. There is no way I can find to select what quality one actually wants to watch at, a feature that is more or less standard for every video website.
Another feature that’s standard? The buffering bar. There is no way to tell how much your video has loaded. This isn’t new to this design, mind you. They added this the last time they tweaked, something like three or four years back, and despite numerous user complaints, still haven’t fixed it. A feature that is standard on any video site right behind “play video” and “volume controls” was removed, and they didn’t think to add it back in. This is a feature bleeping JWPlayer, the most bare-bones Flash video player I’ve seen, still has.
What else? Well, when you do actually get to the Videos, and you hit Next or Back, you get returned to the top of the page. This wouldn’t be so bad if the stupid Features spot, as you see above, didn’t take up the entire page above the “fold”, to use the newspaper term. On the old site, clicking those buttons sent you to the top of the list. Where there were also Next and Back buttons, IIRC. Now, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom again if you misclick. I refuse to believe that mobile browsers can’t use the #ID attribute.
Bottom line: the new hotness is actually worst than the old and busted in every single aspect, including the way it tries to be more mobile-friendly. In one of the few ways it isn’t, it’s just as old and busted as the old and busted.
Random doodles on my DS, using Colors!. (2012/04/05)
Proposed CAPTAIN BRITAIN (…& MI-13) logos by Rian Hughes - http://devicefont.co.uk
This is hands-down some gold-standard logo design.
What I like is how they’re so very British.