New Nintendo 3DS and XL ⊟

Just when you thought this week couldn’t get any wilder, Nintendo goes and reveals a new 3DS and XL model for Japan. Europe will also receive the new portables next year, according to CVG. If we get a U.S. release date, I expect it to be for 2015.

The new line also has a new stick-ish button on the right side that replaces the need for a Circle Pad Pro, a more powerful CPU, improved 3D viewing angles, Super Famicom-esque colored ABXY buttons, two additional shoulder buttons, NFC support (for Amiibos!), improved battery life (up to 7 hours) and a replaceable battery, and HTML5 support for the built-in browser. It also now uses Micro SDs instead of SD cards. Check out the removable back!

The standard system features a 3.88-inch top screen (compared to the 3.53-inch top screen in the original 3DS), while the new XL screen is the same as the old one at 4.88 inches. Both release in Japan on October 11, alongside a new set of charging docks. The standard edition 3DS comes in White or Black for ¥16000 ($154), while the XL in White or Blue will go for ¥18800 ($181).

Images via Inside Games and Volotaire!

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So…this is a thing I decided to do in the middle of the night.

Due to recent posts(this one vs. this one), I wanted to try an experiment. Since I’ve been in quite the huge rut lately I’ve been going back to the basics, trying to find what makes me like to draw in the first place. I’m hoping that by dissecting issues like this, I can find out.

And yes, I am aware that Korra is lighter than I am(at least by the 1st lighting. but even in the sunlight, I’m darker) but it still is something to consider when putting shadows and lighting on POC with my skin type. Of course, it’ll be different with people that have darker skin than I have too. I’m going to try and do a tutorial on them as well.

It’s just that, I’ve heard this excuse in art school: “Well, the reason why I didn’t put dark-skinned people in my picture/film shoot/whatever is that it’s sooo hard to light them properly!” The real reason is that there aren’t many tutorial/resources that have someone other than a classical-looking white person in them. Maybe by putting materials out there I can help young artists, especially POC artists, get more information and visibility.