All twelve rulers of the Empires SMP! One 2-hr painting a day for twelve consecutive days—this was a really fantastic exercise and it was a nice way to relax and take my mind off things while I’m sick with Covid. Thank you to everyone who followed along as I progressed! It’s unfortunate that being sick prevented me from being able to take commissions this winter but I’m glad I was able to do these, if I go too long without painting I get all itchy inside 😅
Some take-aways from doing this series:
- I love painting faces! I feel like this is apparent, but worth mentioning.
- I’m very bi. I feel like this is also apparent, but also worth mentioning ;)
- Speaking of, Empires has a really fantastic gender balance!! This makes me very happy.
- The number of highlights that are visible in the eyes really affects how you interpret the characters’ personalities. I plan to speak more on this later :3
- There are only so many different angles of 3/4 view faces and I think I might have found them all
- While getting Covid is really awful on my body, it turns out to be amazing for my tumblr activity statistics. Silver linings!
I don’t often do this (and I can’t link it because tumblr hates links) but if you enjoyed this series, I have a Ko-Fi I can plug if you’re interested in supporting me that way! The link is in my bio ☕️ 🥰
Bonus reference image under the cut so you can compare my paintings to the original skins:
So I found that like- arcane art filter people were talking about, and I tried it out on bdubs- OMG???
Got a little confused with rens glasses but I mean-
The generator does not like Scott and jimmy much (albeit they still look fine but (think it’s the teeth and the eyebrows that are throwing it off), they look like siblings. but Atleast Norman is cute!! But of course he is, when is Norman not
Okay now it’s all just scuffed
I don’t think ima do anymore of these but if you wanna play around with it you can find the filter here, have fun
It takes a few minutes, and it’s kinda finicky but here ya go I guess
it may not be the best quality, but here is some Norman from today's stream (in the first one Norman's on the bed, I thought he looked funny) also thank you for all your hard work in bringing us serotonin 💜💜💜
This is not a recent stream anymore, but I thought I'd post these pics Norman this afternoon and add two "low quality" pics of my own that I didn't want to make their own post
Obsessed with the idea that fWhip and Jimmy’s rivalry is the only thing keeping the server in balance
It’s not even that much of a rivalry, Jimmy rarely succeeds in getting back at him, it’s more like if fWhip doesn’t get his proper enrichment by making Jimmy’s life miserable, the server will just collapse, it’s a very delicate ecosystem
Am I the only one that liked 3rd Life better than Last Life?
Don't get me wrong, I adored LL! It was amazing seeing them all back together, the new alliances born, the new rules; and the Boogeyman curse was the BEST addition, putting everyone on edge every session.
However, there was something off.
The alliances felt a bit weird, didn't feel as strong as they were in the past season. Also, the concept of 'red life', as scary as it still was, felt weaker, especially when many kept coming back from it thanks to the sharing life system.
Plus, in 3rd Life, Green life x Red Life duos had been probably one of the best thing of the season. Thanks to that we got Sand Duo, Flower Husbands, Treebark and Crastle Duo, which we all loved; so it was sad not getting those kind of combos this season (apart from Bdubs and Etho for a while).
Next season, I would love red names to choose themselves if they want to stay with their allies or leave and go off on their own. Because, honestly?, Redname!Joel and Grian would very probably leave any alliance and go apeshit, we all know that.
Of course, Boogeyman Curse is a must (and maybe, just maybe, having a constant Boogey-Curse for red names so they have to kill someone for as long as they're red names)
Moreover, I would love to see the life sharing system reduced to just one (1) share for the ENTIRE season! It would bring to some interesting moments, imo.
Jimmy on stream: 'fWhip, I’m not going to let you tie me up. Alright?'
What give me ideas is freaking random I swear... ok maybe not. I like the 'person in distress' story lines and with all the stuff fishy boy gets him self into enough trouble in the server and some how keeps coming out of it all good. Also I heard there was a scrapped story line where he did get captured, I mean... there is always time for it to still happen.
Either way.... I wonder who's shadow is that? Well who ever it is, our slimey fishy prince seems pretty scared of them.