So he got across town and changed clothes in five minutes. Yeah, okay.
I checked it on Google Maps. It’s three quarters of a mile away, and he supposedly got there in six minutes.
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***
Almost a month after the release of aa5, and I still have too many angsty lawyer feels D:
I almost never draw comics, so doing one this long was really daunting at first. I did enjoy the process though, and I have a lot to learn in terms of storytelling in comic form. Also, I totally gave Apollo burn and wound scars because I ain’t buying that “magically healing” business he pulled near the end of case 5 >_>.
Drawing comics is hard. Drawing comics is really hard, from the planning out of panels to figuring out how to make it flow properly and everything. As someone who reads a lot of comics, this one reads really well to me; I knew exactly where my eyes were supposed to go, I knew how the story was supposed to flow. I love how you got everything across with very little words, only action panels, which is pretty difficult to do in comics. I always admire people who can do that.
As for the story itself, holy balls, this is heartbreaking and sad and believable and so many other things. I can only imagine how lost Apollo feels, having lost his closest friend (of ten years, even!), yet you really get it across here. He’s solemn, his shoulders hang, he doesn’t greet his other friends, he gets overwhelmed by the reporters, it all adds up to show the cloud of grief that over his head right now, which I wish the game would have done (grave scene, anyone?). I love the art, I love how you gave everyone a different facial structure, and it’s most noticeable in Apollo and Phoenix. Different facial features/structures is a hard thing, and even pros have trouble with it, yet there it is! I love seeing these things in art, it really shows just how much the artist loves what they’re doing and what all they’ve accomplished.
ALL OF THAT ASIDE, this is wonderful! And thank you for tearing my soul to pieces while reading this and making me bawl like a baby inside. Awesome job!
I envy all the magicians who can draw two characters in the same color scheme. B|
Lloyd Irving and Sheena Fujibayashi from Tales of Symphonia, #2. Using this challenge.
I love, LOVE how much you’ve improved on your art, and how obvious it is here! This piece was such a challenge, what with Sheena’s hair and their positioning, and look! You pulled it off beautifully!
I love her hair. I love both of their hair. I want to ruffle them, I swear. And I love the style you used, it works so well with the mood and the colors! Oh man, and the sky! The sky!! It’s simple yet gorgeous - THOSE CLOUDS, MAN! It’s all just so beautiful I can’t - I know it was a huge challenge for you, but you DID IT! AND WONDERFULLY! Gosh, I wanna get it printed or something, I love it that much.
/RUFFLES THEIR HAAAAIR
Posted with permission, a piece I did as a commission for kukkicake for akaikit!! in their RP Teddy gave a (not evil) One Ring to Billy as an engagement ring. because speak friend enter for some BIG NERDS
drawing these two was such a trial
what a tragedy
HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY AKAI
Look how absolutely incredible this is, though! The anatomy’s amazing, the coloring is gorgeous, Billy’s shirt is hilarious, and - gosh, they both look so happy, and for good reason. I love the soul you put into this, Lauren. It’s like we’re looking in on a private moment between them, where it’s just the two of them feeling very, very lucky that the other boy is with them. This is fantastic, and I’m amazed by just how much you’ve improved over the past couple years I’ve been stalking your art.
LOOK HOW WONDERFUL LAUREN IS GUYS LOOK AT THE WORK THEY PUT INTO IT LOOOOK
for my lovely darling presh akaikit <3!!