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Gear Swap — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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There’s no story behind this really (not yet anyway). I just wanted to draw his datajacks and ouroboros tattoo. Mini-story -> Lothar’s releasing the magazine to reload when he hears footsteps. Being after an assignment it’s probably around 3 am so he thought he would be alone. He pauses to listen (the pic) and is about the slide the half empty clip back. The end. ^^;;

I neglected to notice not only did I draw him left handed but all the levers on the gun should be on the /other/ side. X_X Foiled!

Detail [ link ]

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Starving — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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“Where’s your uniform?” Aaron asked after he was halfway into the office.

“Uniform?”

“The uniform you’re not wearing.” Aaron pushed the desk drawer back in and tapped a cigarette out of the pack.

Zyrix shrugged. “No idea.”

Aaron lit it and took slow drag. He turned the chair around to face the back wall, not caring for the company but Zyrix didn't leave. After some time he broke the silence. "You should get your uniform out of the trash before it creases. You won't want to iron it out later."

Zyrix ignored his advice and lifted himself up onto the desk. The large television screen hanging from the wall lit up the room. It was showing the OAS’s news broadcast on mute, just like the secretary’s in the other room but Aaron was more interested in watching the floor.

“What’s the point of you guys keeping this on all the time if we know what the OAS is up to?”

His answer was Aaron raising his cigarette. Zyrix grinned. Aaron’s nervous habits were getting worse the more he pushed. He leaned in closer and put his weight on the chair’s arm to keep from falling over. Only Aaron’s eyes acknowledged him but it was enough to know he had the human’s attention, even if it was out of annoyance.

“This,” his hand landed on Aaron’s head, “is a brain sucker.”

“Is that so?”

“You know what the problem is with this one?”

“Its food cannot travel from your hand to your head?” Aaron pushed back the chair and got to his feet. “Get dressed. Your assignment briefing’s in one hour.”

The Kumori casually grabbed the cigarette out of Aaron’s hand and stabbed it out on the manila folder. “I’m going out. The smell of recycled air is making me sick.”

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I’m so relieved to be finally done with this that I’m posting part of the scene. Don’t expect me to do this again. I’m sure I’ll regret it later but I didn’t want to ruin it with speech bubbles. Anyway, this is the first drawing I’ve worked with in OpenCanvas. I lined it in there but it wasn’t very happy with me when the layer count got high so I switched back to Photoshop to color. Suggestions on both the art and writing are welcome (and I know about Zyrix’s legs *face palm*).

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Additional Credits: Aaron & Zyrix © Scryren 2005
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Can I Have My Arm Back Now — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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Back in July I started working on the non eye-bleeding version of “What Are You Doing” and I’m very, very happy with how it came out. I’ll spare everyone the whining about how much of a pain this was and get on with it. First off, Sevino is to the left, Lothar is to the right. And now a simple, semi-vague description of the top layer of the story I’m willing to share: Like the rest of the non-brainwashed citizens of Akheron, Lothar isn’t fond of the OAS even before they offed his mother. So when he’s forced into working with their elite team, ESKE, he doesn’t take it too well and Sevino by default gets the bulk of his hatred.

There, short and sweet. No I’m not hiding any deeper psychological or sorta subtle “I really don’t want to live in this future, even if neural interfacing is feasible cuz we’re all screwed” plot at all. *whistles innocently."

Erebos's Cross (Background) [ link ]

900x955 Version [ link ]

Sevino & Lothar © Scryren 2004

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Escapism — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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I ended up mirroring this so Lothar’s accessories are flipped. I think it has something to do with reading left to right but eh, I’ll sacrifice character design for a good composition. I really wanted to backlight this but between winging the leather pants and the player’s interface I lost it T_T Perhaps the next one I do I’ll draw with backlighting in mind. ^_^

Lothar: WTF. I can't shoot with my left.
Sevino: It doesn’t make any difference. You’re sans gun at the moment so quit whining.
Lothar: *broods*



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Extraordinary Rendition — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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“Is that what they’re calling it now? That’s a nice way of putting it.” - Sevino

I love euphemisms. *cough* Alright, so this is Moloch’s main outfit. He still has the buckle one though so please don’t rally the peasants to set my house on fire. It’s not flame retardant and neither am I. But the black OAS suit in his last little random appearance might be. For the curious, Moloch isn’t OAS but an ESKE director caught off guard no longer deserves the title of ‘director’ so he keeps their uniform handy.

Anyway, my obsession with red curtains is growing after watching Twin Peaks. I had to see it after the references made in Max Payne (And, that's when I always wake up to my own scream, in that bright-lilied white hospital room, strapped to my bed). I want to do Pink Flamingo fanart now.

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“Is that what they’re calling it now? That’s a nice way of putting it.” - Sevino I love euphemi...
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I Miss You So Much — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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“I’m sorry you had to see me in this. It’s disgusting, I know. Maybe I’ve lost my mind for resorting to aiding the enemy but I’m closer now mother, so very close to finding the truth. Even if I wasn’t, I still wish you would reach up and pull me under...hn, someone’s been here...Kryito I know you’re watching...Damn it, don’t ---ing leave me with them!”

Eh, sorry for condensing three paragraphs of text into speech only. I’ve planned on doing this scene for the past few months I just never got around to doing it. So, here it is. Please, before anyone hangs me for the stones all being the same, it’s a national cemetery. Lothar/Scry’s father was still in Akheron’s military when their mother was in an “accident” or so the OAS puts it. Also, epitaphs would require giving away the timeframe and I’m not about to do that so blank stones all around.

The thing in his hand is the earring I’ve been intentionally drawing him with since ‘99. The scene where Kryito leaves it for him just happens to be drawn in 2004.

[Closeup of hand]

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Where’s the AHH _CRASH_ — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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Zyrix: Where the heck did that chair come from?!
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My vengeance is now complete. ^^

For what started out as a simple fan service picture this got complicated. There’s actually four of my characters in this, sorta: Zyrix is off screen blundering around in the dark, Aaron /was/ reading, Moloch’s trying to get out of the press conference as fast as possible because he has plans in motion against the Council and the fourth character is in the Jin-Roh/Killzone-ish armor. I think you can figure out who that is. ;p

Kind of ironic that the corporation who’s getting questioned about their trading has deep ties with the people regulating the news to the point where they are guarding Moloch. Hmm.

Sorry about the armor, I haven’t designed it yet which is why it’s a blob and I did not slack off on the books. They are handwritten and illegal, hence no covers.

I suggest turning off the lights or closing the blinds for I have a glowy monitor of doom that I love very, very much.
Uber light version [ link ]

*breathes*


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Zyrix: Where the heck did that chair come from?! -- My vengeance is now complete. ^^ For what...
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Are You Afraid of Me, Demon? — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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I was so angry with this on Sunday but everything is okay now. /eats background & Sevino’s face/

I’m done giving plot summaries because the information in the last two pictures involving the Oneiroi are pretty much void now. Sevino is still looking for Erebos and Moloch is still the director of ESKE but other than that, forget everything I’ve said about the corporation and the Oneiroi.

OAS = Office of Akheron Security
ESKE = Norse for “spear of the gods.”
The corporation pin is on the other side of his shirt. I haven’t decided if I like its name yet :D Speaking of that, if you have any names for an “evil” (in a 1984 we know everything evil) corporation, feel free to send it to me^^ Props will be given if I use it.

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I was so angry with this on Sunday but everything is okay now. /eats background & Sevino’s face/ ...
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Act of Cruelty — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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Lothar’s current thought process: I hate Sevino. I hate discussing trade relations. I want to gouge Sevino’s eyes out for making me work security during trade relations. I’m supposed to go and make the corpses not wait for them to come to me. Spot will die.

Ahem. Giant industrial fans ownz.

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Aaron's Coat Design — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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So much more trouble than it was worth X_X *mumbles on about remaining mistakes*

Scryren: I just chopped off Aaron's head and resized it ;_;
Panda: What did I tell you about your voodoo head shrinking rituals?
Scryren: Never in the house....
Panda: Bad Satan, bad! *slaps hand*
Scryren: *pouts*

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So much more trouble than it was worth X_X *mumbles on about remaining mistakes* Scryren: I just...
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The Oneiroi — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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Erebos was the chief scientist for the --------- Corporation. Due to a turn of events, he is now one of the corporation's primary…obstacles. Erebos is currently receiving full support of Akheron's underground basically because of the notion "the enemy of my enemy is my friend."
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The LEDs on the servers were suppose to be blue but I forgot to switch the hue before I merged halfway through ;_; Watch as Scry fails to keep consistency with her room designs X_X.

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Additional Credits: The name Oneiroi was created by the Greeks, not me..
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There is a sun? — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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One of the more empty hallways, though it is quite dangerous at the same time because if the sealant on the windows weren’t there he’d be fried. In the future, when the sun is no longer you’re friend. ::sighs::

A little trick that Lothar learned was that thick chokers block the jacks in the back of his neck. Nice to know when you’re snoozing and you need all the reaction time you can get.

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One of the more empty hallways, though it is quite dangerous at the same time because if the sealant...
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Close With and Destroy — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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When a military faction seizes the base Zyrix (the elf) is on he doesn’t take it too kindly. After several accounts of sabotage and a trek through the mountains, Zyrix ends up in said factions head quarters where he re-encounters Aaron.

The location they’re in was a typical major city until it was destroyed and turned into a barren wasteland. Once the weakening condition of the ozone was finally realized, the area was cleared and rebuilt to sustain life without an outside atmosphere for the coming years. Akheron, practically its own nation, is now the largest urban area in the world and home to the most influential multinational conglomerates.

Detail shot 1020x780 [link]

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When a military faction seizes the base Zyrix (the elf) is on he doesn’t take it too kindly. After ...
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Prisoners of War — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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Storyline picture. Scry escaped and she's digging the RFID chip out of her arm with a broken bottle before the corporate police track her down. I'm going to bed now ::falls over::

Artwork © 2004 Ashley Tate
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Exorcise the Demons — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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Scryren goes to pick up Schizo (the eyeballs in the door) at the asylum.

The idea came from watching the boco.swf one too many times, that and it's the video games decade to get blamed for everything. "If I spin the Playstation disc backwards it...it tells me...to shoot trucks!" Drink your purple Kool-Aid and shut up.

(Yes, that's FF7 on the TV)

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No Music For You — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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You know it's gonna happen. They'll get so paranoid about losing money that it will be illegal to possess any form of audio. I, for one, welcome our new Shadowrun future. Please pass the wet wiring kit this way.
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Scry has drawn a new character! Male? Female? I'm…not quite sure. You can blame me for drawing female hips and confusing you. I am planning on keeping 'it' as a normal character so name suggestions are welcome^^


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Please Don't Fall — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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-- Do not feed the Lothar-monkey. --

More storyline pictures which have completely thrown logic out the window...and I’m not just talking about how I forgot the silencer; the entire assault is a flop. But, I’m not going to go into that for fear of getting my kneecaps gnawed off by angry Jawas.

Anyhoot, this is my second quarter piece for studio. I wanted the back muscles on a 3/4 view correct for once and to make a building that actually looked like a building this time :: points to Latenight Wandering and cringies ::

Rawr. I’m planning on doing a wallpaper version of this but it won't be for a while.

A note on color: Lothar’s shirt is made from a lightweight tented, that’s why it’s blue ;), fabric that keeps the wearer warm without restricting movement. You also should be able to see a blob of blue massing in the bottom left corner of the window.

Detail Shot [ link ]


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Black City Lights — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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I love the little buildings. I love them good.

Plague used to be glaring at Mr. Fuzzy Bunny who was at eye level with him biting his tail but FB's head angered me. I need to do more drawings of him....By the way, that fence is pure line tools and blurring X_X

Done while listening to State of the Union [ link ] on repeat. Fits best at twilight on a rainy weekend.

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An Orwellian Nightmare - WoM — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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My way of venting frustration with the MPAA commercials [ link ] O_O Scryren’s the one with the paper reporting the End Times, Schizo’s leaning on the wall spazing over the latest God Box lie and a small appearance made by a soda craving Styre who’s sleeping in the hole in the wall.

If you have no clue as to what this comic is about then good for you. You’re probably sleeping better than the rest of us.



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Additional Credits: Props to SKTFM & Tales From the After Now [ link ] for the listeners license.
My way of venting frustration with the MPAA commercials [ link ] O_O Scryren’s the one with the pape...
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Well It's Mine Now — By Ashley Tate (Scryren)
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Zyrix making himself at home: Let’s move this table here. Put the boots there. Steal some of Moloch's booze. Oh I'm sorry was this yours? *ahem* I mapped out Moloch's condo too so instead of looking at something random you now have a nice view of an extremely bare kitchen and an uber window ;p

The bottom has been chopped off. Resizing at the height killed the faces.

Also, to prove that Zyrix actually has eyes [ link ]

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