Da Red Zone

pondomorphous said: Will you still be around for D&D? Is that even still a thing?We'll miss you, Red. Hope everything goes well for you.

Yes. I have made it known that if/when they wanna do D&D again, I’d be down to come on as a guest if invited, in order to keep the story rolling.

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The Resignation

In light of the events of the past several months, and many people wondering what the hell is going on now, I’m officially announcing that I am no longer an official member of the LNC. My last show was technically a couple of shows ago. If it matters, I was wholly intending on leaving with a bit more grace, but those plans are now voided.

I want to thank you all for sticking with me, and all of your sweet messages, and the gratuitous mountain of support you’ve all given me through the years. Without you guys, I definately wouldn’t have made it as far as I had.

It’s time for me to move along. I was never a big fan of video games, at least not like those in this circle tend to be. It has never been a great passion of mine. I am 25 years old now, and it is past time for me to start looking for a career path that might truly content me. Or, at the very least, get a car and get out of my parents’ house.

I will still be around on the internet, but if this is the last you see of me, I wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I sincerely hope your life is full of adventure and wonder.

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Yes it’s true.

No, I don’t want to talk about it. But thank you for your consideration.

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jessica129yo said: May i ask for your method of painting/coloring skin?

Skin? I don’t treat it differently than any other part of the piece.

And the rest of the piece depends on the style. If I’m being serious and actually “painting”, then I’ll lay down the flats first to see how the colors will all work together, then I lock the layer and cover it over with the 2nd-to-darkest shade. Usually I shade in cool tones and highlight in warm. Then I’ll go back to the flat color and start ‘highlighting’ gratuitously instead of ‘shading’. When I get that done, I’ll go do highlights much more sparingly. THEN! I’ll take my darkest shade, my ‘core shades’, and do it last to offer a nice balance to the highlights and make it ‘pop’. Depending on the mood or background, environmental highlights come last. For skin, I will very lightly splash some red, orange, or pink on the cheeks, lips, and nose to make em look a little more ‘alive’, but you gotta do it very sparingly if you want it to come out still lookin’ ok imo.

This is all done with a hard round brush, opacity between 30-40% with pressure sensitivity on, flow at around the same as the opacity. Sometimes requires playing with.

Hope this is along the lines of what you’re after! Most of the cartoon-y stuff I do is primarily PS tricks and just screwing around with hard-lined shading, which is more like drawing than painting.

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We are the hollow men. We are the stuffed men, leaning together, headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when we whisper together, are quiet and meaningless as wind in dry grass, or rats’ feet over broken glass in our dry cellar.

Shape without form, shade without colour, paralysed force, gesture without motion. Those who have crossed with direct eyes, to death’s other Kingdom, remember us-if at all-not as lost, violent souls, but only as the hollow men. The stuffed men.

Eyes I dare not meet in dreams. In death’s dream kingdom, these do not appear. There, the eyes are sunlight on a broken column. There is a tree swinging, and voices are in the wind’s singing, more distant and more solemn than a fading star.

Let me be no nearer in death’s dream kingdom. Let me also wear such deliberate disguises: rat’s coat, crowskin, crossed staves in a field, behaving as the wind behaves. No nearer- Not that final meeting in the twilight kingdom…

This is the dead land. This is cactus land. Here the stone images are raised. Here, they receive the supplication of a dead man’s hand, under the twinkle of a fading star.

Is it like this in death’s other kingdom? …Waking alone at the hour, when we are trembling with tenderness, lips that would kiss form prayers to broken stone.

The eyes are not here. There are no eyes here, in this valley of dying stars. In this hollow valley, this broken jaw of our lost kingdoms. In this last of meeting places, we grope together and avoid speech, gathered on this beach of the tumid river.

Sightless, unless the eyes reappear as the perpetual star, multifoliate rose of death’s twilight kingdom, the hope only of empty men.

Here we go round the prickly pear, prickly pear prickly pear! Here we go round the prickly pear at five o’clock in the morning… Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the Shadow. For Thine is the Kingdom. Between the conception and the creation, between the emotion and the response, falls the Shadow. Life is very long… Between the desire and the spasm, between the potency and the existence and the descent …falls the Shadow. For Thine is the Kingdom.

For Thine is… Life is… For Thine is the…

…This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a whimper…

- T.S. Eliot

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  • Mother: "You watch too many horror shows, movies and games. This is why you have nightmares!"
  • Me: "You watch too much news. This is why you can't sleep at night, because you're afraid of Ebola and yer daughter being kidnapped into Human Trafficking."
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