this is probably loosely based off of the game-RandFox was playing (set in 1920s america with lovecraftian dark magic, don't know the name)
Starts out in an estate that used to be a religious college (complete with a very large chapel, dormitory for students, and a separate dorms for staff and church ministries) but was converting to a more secular college. Most of the land was kept in tact, nothing would change because of historical and religious importance, aside from the set up of the dorms (modernizing and better circulation/ventilation).
During the night hours, the buidling would be locked up and inhabitants were advised not to wander around at night (it's dark, there were lots of tunnels, people could get lost and hurt etc). During the second or third week, nosy students go to a restricted park of one of the buildings and break something.
Bugs start spawning in places they weren't before-- poisonous spiders, red and black centipedes, roaches, biting flies etc gross stuff-- water starts running murky or smelling funny, certain buildings loose power for hours at a time.
A new batch of transfers, coming in for the second or third semester, get bedded in one of the nonconverted buildings. The beds are canopy styled with thick, musky smelling fabrics. The wing was twenty degrees colder than the rest of the building, it was the only way to keep warm at night.
(let's call the main protag Kerena)
She starts having nightmares about dark, moist places and wakes up from them more times than not during the week. A friend of hers gives her something for sleeping and the day that follows was a full night's sleep. Kerena awakens to find she has been transformed into a monster.
Six arms, and everything below the waist is a giant thirty foot look centipede body. Black/brown segmented body with sharp red-orange legs. She vomits at the sight of herself. From that poinnt on terrifying things that happening on campus. More students are hurt in accidents, staff are fleeing or disappearing, food or drink are making people sick (if it's served from the school or packaged from family, didn't matter).
Keri's transformation keeps her secluded to her wing (most of the students have left, but she can't leave in her status) and her friends are the only ones that are allow to see her. During an exploration of the basement, a series of tunnels are discovered.
Certain staff havent left and someone finds out about of Keri's, and seem a little too interested in her new form. Through some physical persuasion, it's found out that students haven't actually left.
They've been sacrificed left and right, to a dark entity caged beneath the church. There are even other people transformed into monsters like Keri, some of them killing themselves in a bloodhazed madness, or from knowing too much.
"We will see the dawning of a new era, serving under the great God Delarent'e. And you, Dear Kerena, will usher in his children. Clutches of thousands, maybe millions of his spawn that we will serve happily with flesh and blood."
"....I didn't agree to any of this shit. I JUST WANTED MY VETERINARY DEGREE. GODDAMN."
The gate was smashed, the demons were destroyed, and Kerena and friends were turned back into their normal human selves. They could never erase what they know, but there's not much else they could do.
Kerena changed degrees midyear and transferred to Arizona.
joined dA during my freshman year of highschool. fell in love with it, and all the things on it.
I do a lot of different things. Writing, ceramic, digital art, traditional, paper crafts-- I dabble in everything and find what I like. And share it for you all to enjoy. You may not repost my artwork on any other websites. I have a tumblr, and post artwork there as well so you could reblog them.
Favourite genre of music: House Dance (late 90s early 2000)
Favourite style of art:
MP3 player of choice: my Huawei
Favourite cartoon character: Ryoko Hakubi, Chase Young, Amethyst from SU, Tommy from Power Rangers, Pizzazz from Jem and the Holograms,
Alrighty here goes
GIMP - everyone knows about it. Comparable to Photoshop in effects (doctoring photos, burn, smudge, etc) and altering capabilities. Can make or load brushes. Supports windows, GNU/Linux, Apple and has various doorways for different countries to download.
Fire Alpaca- supports various languages. various brushes can be made (more if you know how to script write), .png files can be made into brushes. Recent update now lets you make gifs.
MediBang Paint- from the same parent company as FireAlpaca. If you are drawing comics/manga this is a bit better equipped as it has textures, tones and tiles. Supports English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Can be downloaded to your computer, tablet, Apple Phone or Android. Cloud storage is also an optional add on when you download.
Inkscape - Vectors. Supported on Windows, Apple, and Linux/GNU. Note: if you have Mac/Apple, you’ll need XQuartz to work.
Mischief- Free version: 3 brushes, 3 erasers, transparency, can move sketch anywhere. Infinite canvas. You can zoom in to a minuscule detail and not lose it to blurriness (infinite vector scaling). Buying the full program for $25 gets you a bunch of presets, including color palettes, brushes, layers and the ability to export PSD files. Miscief has something called infinite Vector scaling, which was what I was trying to say above.
Krita- a KDE program that has a lot of textures for rendering, can operated on Windows, Gnome, XFCE, and with some effort OSX. There is Krita Sketch, for touch device, Krita desktop, and Krita Gemini which is offered through steam.
Drawpile- community drawing program similar to iScribble or flockdraw. Enables saving, has pen pressure, layers, and can lock layers to specific users so people don’t ruin each others drawings.
And Here is an entire list of other artistic things people might find useful. Includes 3D and 2D animation, music for games, and other art programs.