Here's the link to the giveaway. Good luck every pony.
Untimely Chpt 6The dirt road was sopping wet and muddy from the deluge that pounded down upon the small town of Bree. Though it was only late afternoon, most of the citizenry had taken refuge indoors from the pouring rain. No work could be done today due to the weather anyway.Untimely Chpt 6 by Sandahl
Kendrick made his way to the Prancing Pony Inn. Though there were other inns in Bree, Kendrick remembered hearing his cousins talk about this particular inn as the one they met Strider. Whom was later discovered to be Aragon, later to become King Elessar. Kendrick was fond of his cousins' adventures. The prospect of staying a night or two at a place of great significance to them brightened his spirits a bit. Though he felt despair at his cousins' plights, it didn't temper his enthusiasm for adventure and history.
The Prancing Pony was old, but clean and well kept. Kendrick felt a bit guilty for tracking mud all over the wooden floor. He had done his best to wash his feet with the rain water outside, but he had only seemed to ma
Untimely Chpt 5Kendrick awoke alert and disoriented. The scent of ammonia was still strong in his nose. He guessed someone had used smelling salts to wake him up. Either that or Frodo pissed on him while he was down. He hoped it wasn't the latter.Untimely Chpt 5 by Sandahl
He scanned the room wildly. He knew he had been unconscious and vulnerable. He wondered how long he had been out. Had Frodo had time to do to him what he had done to the others? He didn't feel different. Reality hit him like a glass of cold water. Though that could have been due to a glass of cold water being thrown into his face.
"Better?" Pearl asked. Kendrick focused on his cousin. She was balancing on the ball of her feet as she straddled his legs. She twirled the empty mug in her hands as she smirked at his soaked, disheveled state.
"No. Why are you here? I thought you didn't believe me," Kendrick replied. Pearl tossed his dream journal onto his chest.
"I took a peak through it while you were unconscious. At first I thought that it was you doing the ki
Untimely Chpt 4Kendrick had managed to sleep through the night. No nightmares had plagued him. He hoped that this was a good omen. He made his way to breakfast. Pervinca and Pimpernel were already partaking. As Kendrick sat down at his place, he heard Pearl come in.Untimely Chpt 4 by Sandahl
Pearl was tired. The night had been long, but fortunately had gone well. Food was in order before bed. The eldest Took girl made her way to the table. As she approached her seat, her sisters gathered their plates and moved several spaces away from her. Pearl had long since stopped being bothered by her sisters' avoidance of her. Since she had join the Watch, she had grown apart from Pervinca and Pimpernel. She knew that they felt she was “unlady” like because of her willingness to join the Watch. They had even considered it scandalous when she went out in public wearing pants. Their relationship was so bad that the two refused to speak with her
Untimely Chpt 3Pippin was having trouble sleeping. He tossed and turned, hoping to find a position comfortable enough for him to conk out. Finding his efforts futile, Pippin gave up trying to sleep and decided to head to the study. At least he could try reading.Untimely Chpt 3 by Sandahl
It took him half an hour to find a book interesting enough to read. It took him another half an hour just to get comfortable enough to try to read. Then there was a knocking at the door.
“Come in,” Pippin set his book down on the side table. It looked like he wasn't going to get any reading done either.
Kendrick entered the study, taking care to shut the door silently behind him.
“You can't sleep either,” Kendrick took a seat across from his cousin.
“I haven't been able to sleep since Merry went missing. All I can think about is that he might be dead in the woods somewhere. More Hobbits keep appearing dead day by day. I...” Pippin had to st
Let the Training CommenceAfter a lot of personal growth, deep consideration and re-evaluation, I have decided to try and achieve the goal I did not achieve this year. Taking a lot of planning, diet and physical training into consideration, this will be excruciatingly hard to pull off but not impossible and the more rewarding in the end. I want to surpass my personal goal as well as contribute to several charities and maybe even influence others to want to achieve something fantastic and great in their lives. I am by no means doing this for any competitions except for the one with myself. I have started a blog, ([link]), documenting my progress with everything as well as reaching out to others for charity information, those willing to donate to said charities and possibly those who will join me in bettering the world in some form or another. I want to thank everyone who has given me their support before and now, I couldn't do this or even consider doing thisLet the Training Commence by Dustysurfer
I am currently a student at the Academy of Art University(I know, redundant) in San Francisco, CA. I am majoring in Illustration with plans to discipline in comic book production and fantasy painting.|
I started drawing when I was young. At ten I was enrolled into a small, hole in the wall studio called the Bakersfield School of Art. I attended classes until it closed in the early 2000s(Kind of bad that I can't remember the exact date)
My skills stagnated for years. I went to Otis College of Art and Design in LA for a semester. Aside from being priced out of the school, I actually hated my time there. I was so burnt out from them that I didn't pick up a pencil to draw for three months. I had even thought of switching majors to something medical. It was a combination of the workload and people that got to me.
After several years of working, I moved to the SF Bay Area. After living here for a year, a friend of mine tells me about AAU after seeing their booth at GDC(Game Developers Conference). AAU was holding an open studio on Saturday, so we both went. I signed up that day after a tour of the illustration dept and the main building. I'm now heading into my fourth semester this fall, and I just love it here. The teachers are awesome and my fellow students are awesome. The workload is overwhelming sometimes, but there is always someone to help either by giving time to critique or holding workshops.
I know some people see art school as a waste of time and money. I really don't think so. There are some people who can teach themselves how to draw, how to use certain programs, etc. Others, like myself, need a little helping hand.
I'm also a convention artist for Anime los Angeles. I've been drawing for them for two years now. Hopefully this year they'll give me better deadlines. In the last two years, they waited until the last minute before asking me for work. This does not equal my best work.