Recent posts by MPR8R on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Free Kreds? Free Kreds, and points too! (December 2013)

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Topic: Kongregate / Changes to the Collabs section

This makes sense to me. If the feature could be brought back as a more streamlined, integrated feature that is /better/ than newgrounds’, it would be a great feature. As is, it just seems like a sub-par attempt to match newgrounds.

 
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Topic: The Arts / Poetry Land

thanks :3

 
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Topic: The Arts / Poetry Land

My aunt sits me down on a black bench
And tells me about her other nephew
Who was my age and hung himself on February first.
Her tears and the tears of my mother and my father and my friends
Pooled together when I tied my own noose
And they glow like a familiar headlight
Illuminating an invisible spiderweb covered in rain.

 
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Topic: The Arts / I painted Edgar Allan Poe, here he is :)

I actually like this a lot. Good job

 
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Topic: The Arts / Looking for Art Tips.

As far as technique for digital art (which I assume is your goal), I recommend drawing anything on paper first, then scanning it into your computer. I use GIMP which is basically a free version of photoshop (for raster images like jpegs and gifs) and Inkscape (for vector images). Open your scanned image and trace over it with appropriate brushes. Color it in if you wish, I would suggest using much more shading for an interesting image. Backgrounds always add to the dimensionality of an image. I would also encourage not sticking to any one style – many kids these days seem to get stuck on drawing in the manga/anime style they’re used to seeing. It’s fine, but explore other contemporary young artists. An easy way to do this is to watch animated shows such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, Squidbillies, Boondocks, Family Guy, Gumball etc. They will give you a wider vision of what drawing can be. And finally practice. Draw every day. Spend hours doing it. Show it to highly critical people who don’t give a fuck about your feelings – they will be honest. Get a DeviantArt but don’t trust them too much; most users there are untalented. If you’re really dedicated, take art classes or go to school for it. Warning on that one: it may not be for everyone. I’ve wanted to be an artist ever since I was a young child, and I still hated art school. Hope this helps.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Stop the Seat belt commercials

The variety in Kongregate’s pre-game advertising is staggering.

I actually had a nightmare about getting pulled over for not wearing a seat belt last night. Kongregate, stop Inceptioning me.