Smoop is no more

Posted by Praying Mantis on July 15, 2015, 6:11 p.m.

And no that doesn't mean he's dead. My old username SMP has been superseded by Praying Mantis. SMP was once the moniker I had on every website I visited, but that changed years ago everywhere but here. To give you a bit of background, my last name is Prentis, and …

Post your favourite piece of art that you've made

Posted by Praying Mantis on June 14, 2015, 3:18 a.m.

So, on the inverse to my previous blog where I asked you to share some of your favourite artists, this time around let's all share our favourite pieces that we've ourselves created. This can be any medium: drawings, paintings, music, games, whatever.

So just post a piece of art that …

Share some of your favourite artists

Posted by Praying Mantis on June 2, 2015, 8:14 a.m.

Post an image or two by your favourite artist! Here's mine:

Shaun Tan. An Australian artist that has produced a lot of great children's picture books. I love his surreal/cartoony style. Probably my all time favourite illustrator. I've considered getting a tattoo of one of his characters.

Patrick Smith. Also …

Dropping in

Posted by Praying Mantis on May 11, 2015, 11:25 p.m.

… To deposit art I've created at university. The course is going great, loving it.

A selection of favourites from my drawing class:

Some stuff I made in my printmaking class:

Click here to see more prints.

That's basically it for now, folks. See you again in another month or …

Fashion, Baby!

Posted by Praying Mantis on Feb. 21, 2015, 7:06 a.m.

So here's the deal: the uniform for my job is just a white shirt and an apron. My shirts get old and dirty so I go through a lot of them. I decided instead of throwing them away I would draw on them for fun, which made for a good …


Posted by Praying Mantis on Jan. 20, 2015, 3:40 a.m.

Hello. In July last year I dropped out of university to take a semester break. I wasted 1.5 years of my life/tuition on a course I didn't enjoy (Bachelor of IT), so I quit. Taking that break was probably the best decision I've made in my adult life. It gave …

Not Starving Ever

Posted by Praying Mantis on May 28, 2014, 10:10 a.m.

Hello 64Digits and its constituents, it's been almost a year since my last blog post, but I'm back and bearing gifts.

What I've been up to

I've been grinding away at uni for the past year. My semester comes to an end in less than a month. For those of …

Blocks, Dots, Lines And Things

Posted by Praying Mantis on July 28, 2013, 6:01 a.m.


Terriaria 1.2 is coming out soon, and members here supposedly want to have a marathon when it does. To be topical, here are some screenshots of my pre-hardmode Terraria world, which I poured a lot of time into a few weeks ago.

My small house with a toggleable entrance …

A thought for food, for thought.

Posted by Praying Mantis on Sept. 20, 2012, 4:19 a.m.

It's been some time since I posted a blog. I've had all of these ideas and inspirations tumbling around in my head, and have been anticipating making a nice blog post which could perfectly summarise all that I've been thinking of. These thoughts? Inklings of romance, atmosphere in games, social …

Of All Things

Posted by Praying Mantis on April 21, 2012, 1:30 a.m.

Shitty title. ^

My last blog post was pretty cool and well written – I humbly attest – and topping it might be difficult, but I can try.


I just went on holiday to a big city far south of where I live, because my family has a lot …