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Ben @Tarantulaben

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Posted by Tarantulaben - March 18th, 2012

Yea, well, read the title.

Anyway, I had a pretty awesome March Break, how's bout you guys? I spent the week with my dad n' bros in Toronto, we did stuff. Also, on my way home, I slammed my big toe on a door, and almost cracked my toenail. Yea, it hurts like Tricky with a chainsaw jumping on a dead corpse. I'm like limping all over the place. :(

So it's actually pretty bad, we almost thought that I like half of my toenail was going to fall off, but hopefully, the odds will forever be in my favour. ;)

Which reminds me, I finally started reading The Hunger Games, it's actually a pretty good book so far. I heard everyone's going on about it and there's a movie now, so I thought, hey, why don't I start reading that Hunger Games book I got for christmas?

But that's all, so I will now resume my previous projects and other requests.

P.S. I just copied this from my DA page, because I'm lazy. :3

Posted by Tarantulaben - February 23rd, 2012

What could this mean? Only time will tell.

A Hint, Perhaps?

Posted by Tarantulaben - February 11th, 2012

UPDATE: They changed the level icons too, I don't like the new ones.

So, I was on NG like a while ago, and I saw the redesign.


So after puking rainbows for about half an hour, I went to explore every nook and cranny to see what was new. That and I read Mr. Fulp's post. So, in conclusion, IT'S PRETTY FUCKING AWESOME. I know I don't swear a lot on here, but like, crap man, it's just so AWESOME.

However, I noticed a downside or two.

1. They got rid of profile page banners D:
2. The viewing page for flash videos/games is more crowded than before, but I suppose we'll get used to it.
3. No more A-bot on the Audio Portal? D: Not even a replacement audio previewer?
4. They moved all of your stats to a separate page on your profile instead of the front page.

But other than that, it's sick, and all the new great stuff is freakin' awesome. My best guess however, to why they got rid of A-bot and profile banners was to make things seem more professional. But still, wasn't it supposed to be everything by everyone? Well, I don't mean to over exaggerate, but profile banners were nice.

But whatevs. Newgrounds is overall, better than evar.

Posted by Tarantulaben - January 26th, 2012

Yea, I'm too lazy to re-write everything so just go over here and read it.

Oh and here's another sneek peak on stuff I'm working on. Because you guys want it and I haven't put anything up in a while.


Posted by Tarantulaben - January 12th, 2012

Here's a collage of pictures depicting what I'm doing/working on right now. Figure it out, I'm too lazy to type.


Posted by Tarantulaben - December 18th, 2011

Well, today I just discovered about 2 other NG users today that have used my artwork for their user thumbnails, so that's about 4 user in total that I've seen so far. I don't have a problem with it, but I think that it's cool that they liked my stuff so much that they made it their thumbnail. :D

I've also been getting some very nice reviews on my latest work. Man, being scouted is great. :D Even Krinkels gave me a 9. Oh yea, and you should be expecting my Christmas Art to be up later today or tomorrow. I'm sure you guys will love it.

So yea, in celebration of all this, I made this little piece of awesomeness for you to enjoy whilst waiting for my piece to come out.

UPDATE: It's out now, go check it out!
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/tar antulakid96/tis-the-season-of-matt-jol ly

Lol, my stuff is actually somewhat popular.

Posted by Tarantulaben - December 11th, 2011

I'm getting really good at making shiny glasses. :3

Also, I've improved my shading to include a third shade, in case you guys didn't notice since my last piece. Now here's a 1337 elf for you.

Ooooh SHINY.

Posted by Tarantulaben - December 6th, 2011

I just wasted half an hour of my life drawing random Madness crap. I don't know why. Tell me if I missed anything.

Well, I just wasted half an hour of my life.

Posted by Tarantulaben - November 29th, 2011

Hey, being random, but just thought I'd give my brother a little shout out here.

My brother, Qwertysam (or just Sam) has a Newgrounds page and a Youtube channel. Go say hello! He puts up Minecraft videos on his Youtube, so if you're into Minecraft, go check it out.

His NG: http://qwertysam.newgrounds.com/

His YT: http://www.youtube.com/user/qwertysam9 5

Also, he will be a voice actor in my upcoming animated series, James & Jim!

Posted by Tarantulaben - November 8th, 2011

Check it out. I put up a speed paint of some Madness guy to give you an idea of how I draw. Should I put up more? Should I do non-madness speed paints?