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Of course we're talking about my art. Time to reflect what was the best and move on. So, without further ado...

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Digital Art
I think I've always went with digital art first and photography second. I don't see why this year should be any different.

I've been mainly drawing smaller pieces that didn't take too long to make. There were only two that took longer than five hours. One was good and the other was meh — though some simple and quick paintings actually turned out decent.

The first 'Most faves' and 'most views' awards go to The Village on the Top of the World:
The Village on the top of the world by xTernal7
670 views, 53 favs.

I really like it and if I had to pick the thing I'm most proud of in my 2014 digital gallery, this would be the piece. The public seems to agree as the view/fav ratio seems quite healthy.

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The second piece worth of mention is The Cottage:
The Cottage [Speedpaint] by xTernal7
I just generally like this one. I like how it turned out.

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Third piece that needs a mention is Zver.
Zver by xTernal7
For some reason, I seem to fall for stuff that looks like digital watercolor, the dragon isn't entirely awful as far as anatomy goes (as long as we ignore the creature's front left leg - the one with claws visible. That one just doesn't make sense). I probably shouldn't have done the underneck/belly scales, though. With 234 views and 21 favs, the view/fav ratio isn't exactly terrible either.

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I've also managed to have one dark and decent piece that actually looks good (unless it's viewed on a monitor with shit gamma issues. Happens a lot on cheap laptops). That was Jama:
Jama by xTernal7
Note though: It's dark. This piece was also submitted to only one group, so it didn't get much exposure.


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Photography

My photography has actually become mildly better this year, though I was still mostly taking pictures of bees. That, and family gatherings. I managed to take some decent shots there, though I'm not sharing these on here for obvious reasons.

The second 'most faves' award goes, along to (B)icicle:
(B)icicle by xTernal7
53 favs, 355 views. I think I could say this is the most popular piece I've made in 2014 (regardless of the medium). This piece also gets the 'most comments' award (which it got with 8 comments). This piece has also made it to the 'Popular' stream on 500px.

And it's also my favourite photo. Other photos that I also deem better than the rest I've made in 2014 are:

  •  Metulj:
Metulj by xTernal7

  • Streha:
Streha by xTernal7

and finally,
  • Cvet:
Cvet by xTernal7

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Traditional art
This was a sad year for traditional art.

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Everything else

It seems I uploaded one deviation every 12.5 days. This means I've been less active than in 2013 (one every 9.4 days). Usually on a Tuesday (8 pieces or 28% of this year's submissions). In 2013, my favourite uploading day was apparently saturday. I was most active in September (5 uploaded). Like in 2013, my favourite gallery was photography (this time with 14 deviations, one less than year before). My favourite category this year was (digital) paintings/landscapes with 7 pieces.

The rest of statistics:
Comments per deviation: 1.37 (+0.01)
Favourites per deviation: 9 (+1)
Views per deviation: 113 (+22)
Comments per day: 0.1 (-0.04)
Favourites per day: 0.73 (-0.16)
Deviation views per day: 9.03 (-0.6)



Sorry for not being too entertaining today.
Zver Napade by xTernal7
Zver Napade
A quick illustration I've done yesterday, probably took me 2-4 hours.
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sucks. I've never seen a fantasy movie that would suck this bad since I've seen Eragon or Dragonheart 2: The New Beginning. My expectations were lowest possible but the movie still managed to disappoint me.

I saw it on Monday. It was fascinating how thoroughly Peter has ruined it. The quality of The Hobbit movies has been decreasing ever since the party reached Rivendell in the first movie, and this movie sets the new low. Is it a joke? Because I really hope that's just an elaborate joke, but seeing that Smaug in the second movie wasn't a joke either...

Yes, it starts with Smaug. Here's a quick recap of everything they've fucked up with Smaug in the second movie:
 1. Smaug is not a dragon by any standard (much less by Tolkien's!). That's a wyvern, learn the bloody difference.
 2. Oh good lord the way they did that chase
 3. The moment where Smaug gets covered in gold. Is that for real?
 4. You could probably find more
Well, since they fucked up a lot already, that means they can't fuck up even more, right? Wrong.

I mean; it really started well — Bard took his bow and quiver. At that point I was quite optimistic: no over-the-top bullshit this time around! Black arrow won't happen! The ballista won't happen! But no, half a minute later the bow is broken and quiver is empty, but fortunately Bard's son is there with the fucking arrow. Bard then sticks each half of his defunct bow into the invincible wooden tower and then uses his son as a tripod for aiming the arrow. In the midst of its flight, the arrow managed to take down my ability toucan. U   f o o k i n   w o t   m 8
What a shitty way to go. And while we're at that — why hasn't this happened at the end of the last movie? It really really could, and it would be for the better.

The REST of the movie is basically SOAP.

0. Why did Horde get rekt? Everybody knows that the Horde is better than Alliance.

1. What's with that ridiculous physics? The tower at the icy waterfall is the biggest offender, but there's plenty more (when Bard hits Smaug, the friction coefficient between the town and wyvern's body was negative). Guys, suspension of disbelief doesn't work when I have to suspend my disbelief with -9.

2. Speaking of the tower: Why does it look like Legolas has the power to control the sands of time?
>mfw legolas is actually the prince of fucking persia
God fucking dammit, Peter, I didn't came to watch the first boss fight from The Two Thrones.


3. I haven't come to watch Looney Tunes either. Yet that's what the final fight between Thorin and Azog was.

4. Do you think Tolkien was using eagles too liberally? Peter disagrees.
>mfw beorn air drop uwotm9.gif
How ridiculous can this shit get?

5. The way Peter invokes karma in this movie is fucking ridiculous.

6. When Gandalf and everybody who's not supposed to be in that movie fights in that abandoned fortress... DAE SHADOW OF MORDOR!?

7. The final dialogue between Tauriel and elven king. Paraphrasing:
"OMFG KILI IS KILL! HE DED! Y DOES IT HAVE TO HURT SO BAD!"
-"cuz [the love] was reel"

O M F G  so deep  #3deep5me
No but really, what shitty teen movie did Peter rip off this time around? Why, why does this shit have to look like your average mexican telenovella?

8. Tauriel ruined everything. What could be approximately decent Throin-[twins] moment was instead turned into something shitty so Tauriel could express her love interests.

9. King tells Legolass to go and find "a man who goes by the name of Strider in the wilds, Aragorn IRL" at the end. There's only one problem. ARAGORN IS NOT EVEN A TEEN AT THAT POINT. He's fucking 10, he's not a man, he doesn't stride around anywhere yet.

10. Were that trolls? Why didn't they turn into stone like every proper troll does (as per Unexpected Journey).

11. I took some issues with subtitles as well. For Slovenian folk:
     a) 'lord' -> 'knez'. The correct and far more apt translation: 'Gospod'/'Gospa'.
     b) The 'wyrm/wurm-something' thingy started with 'zmaj'. No, word 'dragon' has nothing to do here. If it's 'Wyrm' -> 'zmij', if it's wurm (and it looked far more like a wurm) it's 'črv'.

     I did kinda like how they translated the title 'dragon slayer' (ignoring 'wyvern slayer' would be more apt for the context). A friend of mine and I once spent a lenghty time talking about translations and lamented the fact how 'dragonslayer' sounds awesome while there's no Slovenian equivalent. We tried to get one, failed in the process. The translators offered 'zmajemorec' which does sound rather nice. It's also probably picked from the translation of the book, but I've never made a mental note about that.

The only good thing about the movie is 48 FPS, which I didn't see because that would require additional effort that would cost both extra money and even more extra time, and the movie isn't worth it. I'd really like to see 48 FPS in action, but I guess this isn't happening with this movie. Maybe when Avatar 2 comes out.

Oh, and while we're speaking about framerates: at certain moments regular 24 fps looks like they were dropping every other frame without proper blur.

The movie and everything was made on computers running Linux and KDE, but I'm really not sure if that's a positive aspect of the movie or a negative aspect of Linux and KDE.


TL;DR The third Hobbit is the AC:Unity of the movie industry.
I was warned it will suck, I came prepared. I've had no idea this movie will suck far more than I expected.
It really is.

Oh, and to the guy who made the 'Do not complain about the new logo thread': Ta ta ta taa taa taa taa taa taa!

At least I got that badge.






EDIT: Oh and if you're trying to playing the thumbshare game, at least share non-shitty art.
Of course we're talking about my art. Time to reflect what was the best and move on. So, without further ado...

===
Digital Art
I think I've always went with digital art first and photography second. I don't see why this year should be any different.

I've been mainly drawing smaller pieces that didn't take too long to make. There were only two that took longer than five hours. One was good and the other was meh — though some simple and quick paintings actually turned out decent.

The first 'Most faves' and 'most views' awards go to The Village on the Top of the World:
The Village on the top of the world by xTernal7
670 views, 53 favs.

I really like it and if I had to pick the thing I'm most proud of in my 2014 digital gallery, this would be the piece. The public seems to agree as the view/fav ratio seems quite healthy.

--
The second piece worth of mention is The Cottage:
The Cottage [Speedpaint] by xTernal7
I just generally like this one. I like how it turned out.

--

Third piece that needs a mention is Zver.
Zver by xTernal7
For some reason, I seem to fall for stuff that looks like digital watercolor, the dragon isn't entirely awful as far as anatomy goes (as long as we ignore the creature's front left leg - the one with claws visible. That one just doesn't make sense). I probably shouldn't have done the underneck/belly scales, though. With 234 views and 21 favs, the view/fav ratio isn't exactly terrible either.

--

I've also managed to have one dark and decent piece that actually looks good (unless it's viewed on a monitor with shit gamma issues. Happens a lot on cheap laptops). That was Jama:
Jama by xTernal7
Note though: It's dark. This piece was also submitted to only one group, so it didn't get much exposure.


===
Photography

My photography has actually become mildly better this year, though I was still mostly taking pictures of bees. That, and family gatherings. I managed to take some decent shots there, though I'm not sharing these on here for obvious reasons.

The second 'most faves' award goes, along to (B)icicle:
(B)icicle by xTernal7
53 favs, 355 views. I think I could say this is the most popular piece I've made in 2014 (regardless of the medium). This piece also gets the 'most comments' award (which it got with 8 comments). This piece has also made it to the 'Popular' stream on 500px.

And it's also my favourite photo. Other photos that I also deem better than the rest I've made in 2014 are:

  •  Metulj:
Metulj by xTernal7

  • Streha:
Streha by xTernal7

and finally,
  • Cvet:
Cvet by xTernal7

===
Traditional art
This was a sad year for traditional art.

===
Everything else

It seems I uploaded one deviation every 12.5 days. This means I've been less active than in 2013 (one every 9.4 days). Usually on a Tuesday (8 pieces or 28% of this year's submissions). In 2013, my favourite uploading day was apparently saturday. I was most active in September (5 uploaded). Like in 2013, my favourite gallery was photography (this time with 14 deviations, one less than year before). My favourite category this year was (digital) paintings/landscapes with 7 pieces.

The rest of statistics:
Comments per deviation: 1.37 (+0.01)
Favourites per deviation: 9 (+1)
Views per deviation: 113 (+22)
Comments per day: 0.1 (-0.04)
Favourites per day: 0.73 (-0.16)
Deviation views per day: 9.03 (-0.6)



Sorry for not being too entertaining today.

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LisiTisaKi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG another Slovene :D
po nesreči sem kliknila rožo pa sem vidla da je naslov cvet ;P
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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sem vedel, da se splača dajat zavedne naslove!

(Kar sicer žal ni vedno možno ...)
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LisiTisaKi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
;P v naslovih ne moreš šumnikov napisat :|
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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Jup. Jedro težave. Brez strešic je pa že skoraj brezveze pisat.
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skin-walker-Thunder Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
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star-dream Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
thank you for reading this!
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dinfet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thanks a bunch for the fav on my Barbaric Warrior!
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vw1956 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the :+fav: on Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso.IR! I am really glad You liked it :iconofficialfella4plz:
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Light-13-Hawkie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Tagged you! [link]
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devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
dragons are very interesting. have you looked into the history of them? they are found in roman times and also very widely known to be in cultures like china. in china they see the dragon as a wise being that represents a bird and a snake the sky and the earth i believe.
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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, and I do have pretty much lore on that.

they are found in roman times and also very widely known to be in cultures like china.
Romans had drakons, like Greeks did. Those aren't dragons, but serpents which live in the sea. Leviathans are similar, but they can breathe fire.

Eastern "dragons" are dragons only due to some translation failure as they come way closer to olms than actual dragons. Dragons ought not to be mistaken by wyverns and drakes either — wyverns have a pair of wings and a pair of legs, while drakes have only 4 legs — as opposed to dragons which are creatures with 4 legs and a pair of wings.

That concludes the lizard part of the "local reptilia", while serpents are also represented by wyrms (no legs) and lindworms (only a pair of legs).
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thank You very much for the :+fav:! :hug:
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borschtplz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks for the fav! :icontrollfaceplz:
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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh fuck.

:icony-u-noplz: <-- that's the correct plz.
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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyunoplz: BUT I HAVEN'T FAVED ANYTHING FROM YOU!
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wolfanita Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   General Artist
thank you for the favourite! :w00t:
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Ger-A Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
thanks for faving.
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trenutek Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:)
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NintendoStarKnight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Damn.. and I thought I was the only one fed up of people thanking me for faving thier artwork .o.

At least im not alone ^^
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xTernal7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive: No, you're not. Nice to see that there are more people like that.
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NintendoStarKnight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:nod:
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DavidScript Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ć
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kirkpatrickpsalm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most sincere thanks for faving Heaven [link]

P.S. I apologize for the belated thank, have a nice day ^^
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KSXZT Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great gallery!
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Marivel87 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave!
It was my first DD and I really appreciate it! :D
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