Tarantulaben's News

Streaming yay

2017-05-03 21:33:54 by Tarantulaben

Hey guys, I'm streaming stuff with some friends, come watch (also I'm on mic, oh boy) :D https://picarto.tv/Tarantulaben


2016-10-17 19:06:18 by Tarantulaben

Guess who's streaming over on Picarto? C'est moi! Just doing some doodles and some fun requests. Come stop by if you like! I'll probably be doing more casual streams like this in the future.


Madness Day 2016: Guess who's back?

2016-09-22 19:46:31 by Tarantulaben

That's right, it's me. I'm back. That guy who did art like, two years ago. Well, I'm finally making a comeback and what better way to do it than by making something for Madness Day. The last time I actually made something for MD was way back in 2011, and was one of my first Madness artworks. So five years later I'm dedicating my comeback piece to it, coming full circle if you will. Have fun comparing the two.

If you want to read more about what I've been doing for the past two years, go read the description in my Madness Day post. I don't want to clutter up this journal too much, so I'll just say it's good to be back, and I have more things planned to do. Lots of old projects I want to pick up again.

Also, if you haven't already seen it, go check out Madness Extermination Collab 5, I worked with Aryf on a part in it. It's pretty rad.

Happy Madness Day everyone!

Surprise, I'm not dead. I've been gone over the Christmas break and stuff, and school, and all that other bullcrap. Anyway, Happy New Year everybooty. It's 2014, and it feels... exactly like 2013. Of course. I got some sweet loot, one of which is the latest Arkham installment, Arkham Origins. Now, I know it has gotten a lot of mixed reviews, but I still want it and I'm convinced that it will still be a very enjoyable game, maybe with a letdown or two. I've been told things, but I'm going to make my own opinion after I've gone through it. But anyway. My name is Tarantulakid96 on PSN if anyone wants to add me.

Speaking of Batman, or DC in general, I've started working on some original redesigns of various DC characters, starting with Harley Quinn. I would have done Batman first, but I screwed him up, so I'll take another shot at him again later. Until then, you can expect to see my favourite villain, Mr. Freeze coming up next.

also wow look at this fancy new journal editor thingy wow


2013-11-17 15:33:05 by Tarantulaben



Hey guys.

Guys. I have a tumblr account now. I made it last year but only started using it like a month ago. Go follow it for a bunch of funny reblogs and stuff. DO IT. http://tarantulakid96.tumblr.com/


Yeah that's basically it. Merry Christmas, since everyone's already putting up decor anyway.

I honestly think I could have gotten into the Top 3 for Madness Day winners, had I been able to submit my project completed. Alas, it wasn't, and still isn't. I could have been up there. But I just started it too late. I actually haven't worked on it in a while, since I've been losing some motivation on it. But I might pick up on it again soon. In case you were wondering, yes, it is a game. Well, technically. I want to get it finished, anyway. But it still needs some work. Lots of stuff going into it.

Anyway, in other news, I've been doing some Assassin's Creed art, since I've been getting into the series lately. It's nearly done, so I'll be putting it up sooner or later. It's a bit of a silly piece, so I've been humoring myself drawing it.

Altair says hi.

I could have made it... Alsoassassinscreedandstuff

Okay. So Madness Day is two days away and things. Aaand of course, I'm not near complete my project. Sad. It will have to be submitted late, but probably even later because I unfortunately have dedication problems.

Dedication to projects that is.

Basically I'm beginning to lose dedication, and I'm not working on it much. However, the good news is that it is practically impossible for me to abandon. Why? Why, because I've made too much progress to just let it slide. Some day it will be done. But there is just a lot to do for it, and it takes time. My time, which I also need to use for other things, as well as other projects that are sneaking into view. Damn my brain. Too many creative ideas.

The same dedication reasons are why I haven't completed you guys' commissions. Ugh. I can't even remain dedicated for my fans. I'm sorry guys. They WILL get done, but I don't know when. But if you absolutely need your commission for something (if you planned on using it for something like Madness Day), then let me know and I'll make it a priority to finish it before whatever deadline there is.

Anyway, as a little apology, here is a sneak peek on my upcoming project. Enjoy.



2013-08-21 12:43:25 by Tarantulaben


So. Still working on that top secret project. For those who are wondering what it is, I will tell you three things. First- It will be for Madness Day 2013 if I can get it finished before the deadline. Second- It is not The Madness Assassin. This is leaning more towards more of a solo project. And lastly, it is not a static art piece. This is something different.

Oooooooooh, I really hope I can get it done for Madness Day. School is starting up again soon, and that will make progress slower. I would prefer to submit it on Madness Day, because it would get more attention then. However, if I don't make it, then I will submit it late. I doubt I'll wait another year just for another Madness Day. I would have it done before then, and the anticipation would kill me to wait that long. Oi.

Anyway, as for the free commissions, they have been sort of put on hold for the moment. However, I have started and made significant progress on 4 of the 7 total requests, and one of those four is already done, another is almost. I'm doing them generally in the order they were requested, so in case you are wondering where you are on my to-do list, here is everybody who requested, in order;


Keep yer hopes up. My art isn't dead yet. :DD


2013-07-27 12:29:36 by Tarantulaben

Well, I've gathered up all the requests.

I'll get working on 'em soon. In the meantime, have a happy internet day!

In other news, I've also started working on a top secret project... YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.

200 Fans! Free Commishies!

2013-07-23 18:01:25 by Tarantulaben

And its not even Sunday!

Welp, looked at my fans today. 202 of 'em now. I believe I said I would do something when it got to 200. Hmm...

How about, say, free commissions? Alrighty, here's what I'll do. I'll do solo character commissions of the character of your choice. To submit, all ya gotta do is comment below or (preferably) PM me here. Either way, just give me all details on the character you want me to draw. And then that's it! I'll draw your character.

Now, this is an NG exclusive, but I'll probably post the finished characters on deviantART too. I'll probably host more free commissions once I reach 100 watchers over there (currently 67).

Okay, now we need a deadline. I can't give out free commishies forever. How about... from now (Tuesday, July 23) to say, Friday (July 26). You've got from now until then to send me the details on the character ya want me to draw. You can only request one character per person.

So how does that sound? We'll see how it works by Friday. This will be fun. :DD

-Send details on character before Friday
-Get character drawn
-Receive character

NOTE: Your character doesn't have to be Madness related!