Will post some teasers here...
The Casket Caper - Part TenBack safely at the Belleclaire Hotel, Lafarge ascended to the fourth floor by means of a tiny elevator. He stepped out, shuffled past a young couple with backpacks and admitted himself to room 412.The Casket Caper - Part Ten by Torqual3D
Inside, his case was already packed; he would be leaving the country in a matter of hours. He sat down on the edge of the bed and picked up the plastic handset of the hotel telephone.
“Reception?” he asked calmly, though he was far from calm, “I would like to place an international call.”
There was a pause. Lafarge pulled JB's crumpled letter from his pocket and unfolded it. A tinny voice in his ear gave him permission to proceed.
“Thank you,” he said, and dialled the number on the letterhead.
A few seconds passed, then he heard a faint, intermittent ring tone. The phone crackled. A distant voice responded:
“Bureau de Villard.” The voice seemed flat - perhaps because it was after 1am in France - but Lafarge was merely following instructions.
The Casket Caper - Part NineAfter being thrown out of the Birtwhistle Museum, Dr Gilles Lafarge had taken up position in a coffee shop across the street.The Casket Caper - Part Nine by Torqual3D
As he ordered a small espresso, his eyes did not leave the museum entrance for a second; the barista’s attempt to engage him in perfunctory conversation failed. Lafarge then sat at the window, stroking his short beard, his devious mind a whirl of unanswered questions and angry machinations.
Most confusing of all was the presence of the Jones girl. He’d hoped never to run into the young brat again, after the previous summer’s debacle - yet here she was in New York, spying on him! Or... was she pursuing this ‘item’ for herself? In which case, who had hired her? Could it be a competitor? Or even the same ‘JB’? Why would JB double-cross him?
He needed answers, and was going to get them. He'd set out that afternoon equipped and ready to incapacitate anyone that got in his way. His plans had gone wrong, yes, but he was mo
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
2. What does your username mean?
Nothing at all. It's a character from a Jack Vance novel and also a mountain in Spain. Just a word I liked.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Complex, Creator, Achiever.
4. Are you left or right handed?
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
3D art, but I would love to do more photography. I am just shy about approaching models for the sort of pictures I would want to shoot. Writing gives my characters the depth that I want them to have, but I find it quite an effort. I also enjoy making interactive stories, i.e. Choose Your Own Adventures.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Not fair to ask this... or name just one
monsieurpaul for his great pencils
miobi is the most glamorous model
erikson1 does the best comics
Skomoroch shoots the best fetish photography
ForlornTreasures shoots the best locations
perilsofdawn is a great writer (as are so many others)
I won’t comment on other 3D artists to avoid favouritism!
11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Already achieved when I met chirinstock (when they were Chonastock). Have also met monsieurpaul many times and consider him a real life friend. SuikTwoPointOh is a splendid chap in real life too. I am interested to meet any and all of my regular followers and commenters. Too many to mention without offending those I don't mention but I think it would be fascinating to meet perilsofdawn and MosbyRedux after our lengthy collaborations. Might be interesting to do some Urbex with ForlornTreasures (esp if he brings Cathia along...) Also I would love to visit Russia and drink vodka with Skomoroch and Demir3D except that I wouldn't understand a word they are saying.
12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Yeah monsieurpaul, helping to create Amanda in a visual sense, and giving me the idea to try out 3D art.
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Daz Studio 3.1, as I cannot abide Daz Studio 4 and have never tried Poser. Also Photoshop CS2. And I shoot some backdrops and surfaces with my camera which I blend in.
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Well it’s just a room in my house with a PC in it. There are 6 bookshelves above it. I will describe what's on there:
Top Left Shelf - Military History
Top Right Shelf - Mainly Travel Books
Mid Left Shelf - Every book written by Jack Vance
Mid Right Shelf - Detective novels (Nancy Drew and Martin Beck)
Lower Left Shelf - All 59 Fighting Fantasy books, two dozen CYOAs
Lower Right Shelf - Books about art, photography, drawing and making comics.
15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I enjoyed making the daily updates of Ciara’s Egyptian Nightmare and people’s reactions. Top memory though is definitely shooting with chirinstock. Hope it can be repeated some day, though Brisbane is so far, far away.