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My games, as seen here have been packed away, in the back is my Castlevania collection, though I am behind on getting a few titles.  My Vampire Hunter D poster and the Castlevania Symphony of the Night tapestry are eagerly awaiting their time to shine again. So tonight will be a bit of retro gaming...unless I find a game or two that hasn't been packed up yet. 😉 🎮
#theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #wrfrady #ilovewhatido #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #adventureawaits #thisisme
My games, as seen here have been packed away, in the back is my Castlevania collection, though I am behind on getting a few titles. My Vampire Hunter D poster and the Castlevania Symphony of the Night tapestry are eagerly awaiting their time to shine again. So tonight will be a bit of retro gaming...unless I find a game or two that hasn't been packed up yet. 😉 🎮 #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #wrfrady  #ilovewhatido  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme  #adventureawaits  #thisisme 
This picture signifies how I feel at the given moment.  On the other hand I am reminded by the I Ching that in such times it is best to return to the acceptance, innocence, and equanimity of things to avoid misfortune.  Life will bring us down sometimes, people can knock us down sometimes, they will let us down sometimes, and the universe can seem to conspire against us. But while we cannot help the cards we are dealt, we can choose how to play the hand we have. This was drawn on my XP-Pen using Krita.  Not my best but it worked out the goblins which were eating at my spirit. I hope it rots their teeth...lol☺

#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wrfradyart #drawing #theblackrose #ihurtcrygetangryifeel #warriorwithin #wayofthewarrior #distant #istandalone #thoughtandemotions #somethingismissinginme #thesilentblade
This picture signifies how I feel at the given moment. On the other hand I am reminded by the I Ching that in such times it is best to return to the acceptance, innocence, and equanimity of things to avoid misfortune. Life will bring us down sometimes, people can knock us down sometimes, they will let us down sometimes, and the universe can seem to conspire against us. But while we cannot help the cards we are dealt, we can choose how to play the hand we have. This was drawn on my XP-Pen using Krita. Not my best but it worked out the goblins which were eating at my spirit. I hope it rots their teeth...lol☺ #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #theblackrose  #ihurtcrygetangryifeel  #warriorwithin  #wayofthewarrior  #distant  #istandalone  #thoughtandemotions  #somethingismissinginme  #thesilentblade 
The autumn sunset burned like the fire which blazed in the warrior's heart, mirroring the passion he had in his quest.  He basked in the crimson light of the waning daylight, reflecting on the day's events, and longing for the feel of his true home.  It wasn't a time, or place, but the sparkle in the eyes of the woman he loved.  He had seen a thousand kingdoms yet even in the vastness of his journeys, he had seen nothing which compared to his Ivira. Even as he thought of her, the dusk burned, like the love he felt at the mere thought of his beloved...his heart beat with reckless anticipation, borderlining sheer excitement just at the notion of seeing her once more... and so he longed against the coming night for the time when he would feel her gentle embrace once more... I hope you enjoyed this little word salad that I whipped together. There's something magical about sunsets which brings out the sentimentality, the romantic, and the dreamer in me all at once.  I long to bask in the dying rays of the day and see the various colors as my mind is swept away to my own true home, a land far away where friends new, old, young and ancient await my return. I cannot wait to stroll amidst the enchanted forests and see those who I have left behind save for in dreams and drawings. Take care, everyone... until next time... #wrfrady #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #iamme #thisisme
The autumn sunset burned like the fire which blazed in the warrior's heart, mirroring the passion he had in his quest. He basked in the crimson light of the waning daylight, reflecting on the day's events, and longing for the feel of his true home. It wasn't a time, or place, but the sparkle in the eyes of the woman he loved. He had seen a thousand kingdoms yet even in the vastness of his journeys, he had seen nothing which compared to his Ivira. Even as he thought of her, the dusk burned, like the love he felt at the mere thought of his beloved...his heart beat with reckless anticipation, borderlining sheer excitement just at the notion of seeing her once more... and so he longed against the coming night for the time when he would feel her gentle embrace once more... I hope you enjoyed this little word salad that I whipped together. There's something magical about sunsets which brings out the sentimentality, the romantic, and the dreamer in me all at once. I long to bask in the dying rays of the day and see the various colors as my mind is swept away to my own true home, a land far away where friends new, old, young and ancient await my return. I cannot wait to stroll amidst the enchanted forests and see those who I have left behind save for in dreams and drawings. Take care, everyone... until next time... #wrfrady  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #iamme  #thisisme 
Sooo... where am I, the outskirts of Blowing Rock, or Silent Hill? Hmmm it had to be Blowing Rock,  I'd have way too much fun in Silent Hill. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #thisisme #whatyouseeiswhatyouget #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #endofsmallsanctuary
I have gone a little bit further with my no-erase drawing challenge.  As it goes along, who knows what else will be added until the moment I have to erase.  That's when this fun filled doodle will be done.  Well I will talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady #wrfradyart #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #funwithfriends #thevampirekillertales #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #gothicfantasy #gothichorror #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis
I have gone a little bit further with my no-erase drawing challenge. As it goes along, who knows what else will be added until the moment I have to erase. That's when this fun filled doodle will be done. Well I will talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #funwithfriends  #thevampirekillertales  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #gothicfantasy  #gothichorror  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis 
Shadow has once more claimed my shoulder as his personal perch.  My little familiar never fails to remind me that he misses me when I am gone, and yet, I know I will miss him if he cannot go with me when I leave.  Shadow is my boy, my little familiar, my pirate kitty,  and my feline companion...probably more so than any other cat since Mathias.  To have to leave him behind as I start over will be heartbreaking for he is as much mine, as I am his. Anyway have a wonderful night, until next time... #wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #mylittlefamiliar #myblackcat #piratekitty #shadow #ilovewhatido #thoughtandemotions #iamme
Shadow has once more claimed my shoulder as his personal perch. My little familiar never fails to remind me that he misses me when I am gone, and yet, I know I will miss him if he cannot go with me when I leave. Shadow is my boy, my little familiar, my pirate kitty, and my feline companion...probably more so than any other cat since Mathias. To have to leave him behind as I start over will be heartbreaking for he is as much mine, as I am his. Anyway have a wonderful night, until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #mylittlefamiliar  #myblackcat  #piratekitty  #shadow  #ilovewhatido  #thoughtandemotions  #iamme 
Just doodling out a quick, no-erase sketch to see what I can do without erasing even once... in order to attempt this,  I am using my Staedtler Pencils in varying hardnesses, so far so good...where will it go before I feel the need to erase?  Who knows, but that is where the sketch will end. Let's see if I can do this picture from The Vampire Killer Tales. Well, I guess we'll see. Until next time...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyart #drawing #theblackrose #ilovewhatido #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #adventureawaits #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #thevampirekillertales #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #gothicfantasy #gothichorror #thisisme
Just doodling out a quick, no-erase sketch to see what I can do without erasing even once... in order to attempt this, I am using my Staedtler Pencils in varying hardnesses, so far so good...where will it go before I feel the need to erase? Who knows, but that is where the sketch will end. Let's see if I can do this picture from The Vampire Killer Tales. Well, I guess we'll see. Until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #theblackrose  #ilovewhatido  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme  #adventureawaits  #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #thevampirekillertales  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #gothicfantasy  #gothichorror  #thisisme 
It looks like the rest of that workout got rained out, but I will finish with an alternative set of routines.  Well here we go again! 🐺 Never accept less than your best.😉 Until next time...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wayofthewarrior #warriorwithin #legendofthehungrywolf  #neveracceptanythinglessthanyourbest #ilovebeingme #iamme #istandalone #showtime #letsdothis
It looks like I will be spending Halloween alone.😕 Oh well, I  can at least listen to my Silent Hill soundtracks and work on Legends of Lacy Road.  I hope everyone else is having a great Halloween. 🎃 They will be late  but I will have two more tales for this year. Until next time...
#wrfrady #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #legendsoflacyroad #halloween #trueghoststoriesinoctober #ilovewhatido #thoughtandemotions #iamaloneanditsucks #halloween #idontbelonginthisworld  #onewaytriptoravenloftplease #halloweenblues
It looks like I will be spending Halloween alone.😕 Oh well, I can at least listen to my Silent Hill soundtracks and work on Legends of Lacy Road. I hope everyone else is having a great Halloween. 🎃 They will be late but I will have two more tales for this year. Until next time... #wrfrady  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #legendsoflacyroad  #halloween  #trueghoststoriesinoctober  #ilovewhatido  #thoughtandemotions  #iamaloneanditsucks  #halloween  #idontbelonginthisworld  #onewaytriptoravenloftplease  #halloweenblues 
It has been a long time since I drew these characters. The Big Grin,  The Pig Grin, and The Frog Grin (not pictured ) were some of my whimsical characters from a time when I was drawing dark jester masks, theatre masks, a deliciously delightful pun on ice cream, and more. Some of you will recognize these characters as they were a trademark of my passing.  I cannot count the yearbooks which I drew these characters in but they're there.  I just wanted to toy and share. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyart  #ilovewhatido #thoughtandemotions #thebiggrin #cartoon #comicstrip #thisisme
It has been a long time since I drew these characters. The Big Grin, The Pig Grin, and The Frog Grin (not pictured ) were some of my whimsical characters from a time when I was drawing dark jester masks, theatre masks, a deliciously delightful pun on ice cream, and more. Some of you will recognize these characters as they were a trademark of my passing. I cannot count the yearbooks which I drew these characters in but they're there. I just wanted to toy and share. #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #wrfradyart  #ilovewhatido  #thoughtandemotions  #thebiggrin  #cartoon  #comicstrip  #thisisme 
This story has been a requested tale for the Legends of Lacy Road since the first year that I began posting these stories. ...and for the first time in years, it wants to be told, nay written.  As such I will add not one more Legend, as stated in my last Instagram story, but two with this "Chased by a Fiery Steed" being the season finale.  I am sure there are those among you who know this story, even to the location where it takes place... May this be a Halloween/Samhain treat. 
Sincerely
 W. R. Frady 
#wrfrady #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #legendsoflacyroad #halloween #trueghoststoriesinoctober #adventureawaits #gothichorror #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #ilovewhatido #funwithfriends #thisisme
This story has been a requested tale for the Legends of Lacy Road since the first year that I began posting these stories. ...and for the first time in years, it wants to be told, nay written. As such I will add not one more Legend, as stated in my last Instagram story, but two with this "Chased by a Fiery Steed" being the season finale. I am sure there are those among you who know this story, even to the location where it takes place... May this be a Halloween/Samhain treat. Sincerely W. R. Frady #wrfrady  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #legendsoflacyroad  #halloween  #trueghoststoriesinoctober  #adventureawaits  #gothichorror  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #ilovewhatido  #funwithfriends  #thisisme 
It's peaceful here amid the books... There's nothing quite like working on a story while sipping at a Salted Caramel Mocha Frappe to make a Friday evening relaxing. I will begin watching my Castlevania season later on, but for now, it's a trip down memory lane as I recount another adventure from the Legends of Lacy Road.  Well, I will talk to you again soon, until next time... #wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyauthor #writingpassion #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #gothichorror #ilovewhatido #starbucks #writingitdown #legendsoflacyroad #halloween #trueghoststoriesinoctober #iamme #thisisme
It's peaceful here amid the books... There's nothing quite like working on a story while sipping at a Salted Caramel Mocha Frappe to make a Friday evening relaxing. I will begin watching my Castlevania season later on, but for now, it's a trip down memory lane as I recount another adventure from the Legends of Lacy Road. Well, I will talk to you again soon, until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #wrfradyauthor  #writingpassion  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventureawaits  #gothichorror  #ilovewhatido  #starbucks  #writingitdown  #legendsoflacyroad  #halloween  #trueghoststoriesinoctober  #iamme  #thisisme 
Castlevania season 2 on Netflix and I  need a Java Chip Frappe or Salted Caramel Frappe, Anyone want to join me later? 
#theblackestrose #wrfrady #thedreamingpoet #javachipfrappe #starbucks #funwithfriends #thisisme
One week ago, tonight,  I got up from a workout and within the hour found my self with a knot below my knee.  Now the knot has diminished some, but my leg looks as though I have been infected by The Evil Dead.  I hate my leg being like this, so I am ready for it to return to normal. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wayofthewarrior #warriorwithin #injury #istandalone #welldamn #temporarysetback #ouchtime #myleglooksliketheevildeadlol #klatuubaradanikto #groovy #hesgotleglol
One week ago, tonight, I got up from a workout and within the hour found my self with a knot below my knee. Now the knot has diminished some, but my leg looks as though I have been infected by The Evil Dead. I hate my leg being like this, so I am ready for it to return to normal. #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wayofthewarrior  #warriorwithin  #injury  #istandalone  #welldamn  #temporarysetback  #ouchtime  #myleglooksliketheevildeadlol  #klatuubaradanikto  #groovy  #hesgotleglol 
So, another day comes to an end and more work was done.  The livestream on YouTube was an epic fail due to the fickle signal here in my temporary sanctuary, but we'll do that again real soon. Line weight was the technique of the day, a suggestion offered by one of my friends. Thank you, @kigerneko I appreciate the suggestion and I'm having too much fun with it. Lol.😁 Anyway next time around we'll add to the lore of the castle and maybe even work on giving it a name. Well, I have to go for now. Thank you for joining in on my journey. I will talk to you again soon, until then...
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #theworldofareth #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #castlesanddreams #sketchingitout #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #adventureawaits #thisisme #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasycastles #fairyfantasy #drawing
So, another day comes to an end and more work was done. The livestream on YouTube was an epic fail due to the fickle signal here in my temporary sanctuary, but we'll do that again real soon. Line weight was the technique of the day, a suggestion offered by one of my friends. Thank you, @kigerneko I appreciate the suggestion and I'm having too much fun with it. Lol.😁 Anyway next time around we'll add to the lore of the castle and maybe even work on giving it a name. Well, I have to go for now. Thank you for joining in on my journey. I will talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #theworldofareth  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #castlesanddreams  #sketchingitout  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #adventureawaits  #thisisme  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #fantasycastles  #fairyfantasy  #drawing 
I am none too happy with the injury to my leg.  While I did nothing major to cause this, it has went from a goose egg knot to a knot, slightly smaller, with swelling and bruising down my leg. I myself do not feel any pain but I do feel the swelling, and the bruising of the shin just under my knee.  This is merely a temporary setback. Oh well, until next time...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wayofthewarrior #warriorwithin #injury #istandalone #welldamn #temporarysetback #ouchtime #myleglooksliketheevildeadlol
I am none too happy with the injury to my leg. While I did nothing major to cause this, it has went from a goose egg knot to a knot, slightly smaller, with swelling and bruising down my leg. I myself do not feel any pain but I do feel the swelling, and the bruising of the shin just under my knee. This is merely a temporary setback. Oh well, until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wayofthewarrior  #warriorwithin  #injury  #istandalone  #welldamn  #temporarysetback  #ouchtime  #myleglooksliketheevildeadlol 
It has been a while since my little familiar has joined me in a post.  Shadow has once more taken over my shoulder proving that no matter how big he gets, he will always be my pirate kitty.  This little fella exudes love with every time he approaches.  It will be sad, indeed, if I  cannot take him when I go.  He has become my companion over the year and a half he has been in my life.  After all,  I love my Shadow.  Anyway, next post alert, it will probably be Legends of Lacy Road.  Two weeks left to get these stories up. Until next time... #wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #mylittlefamiliar #myblackcat #piratekitty #shadow #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #lostinside #melancholia #thisisme
It has been a while since my little familiar has joined me in a post. Shadow has once more taken over my shoulder proving that no matter how big he gets, he will always be my pirate kitty. This little fella exudes love with every time he approaches. It will be sad, indeed, if I cannot take him when I go. He has become my companion over the year and a half he has been in my life. After all, I love my Shadow. Anyway, next post alert, it will probably be Legends of Lacy Road. Two weeks left to get these stories up. Until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #mylittlefamiliar  #myblackcat  #piratekitty  #shadow  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #lostinside  #melancholia  #thisisme 
The castle rested upon the watery precipice, its spires reaching towards the Cerulean Heavens. A fine gossamer mist from the thundering cascades surrounded the ediface in swirls of vibrant spectrums and added a sense of surreality to the whole. There was an ever-present breeze which drifted off of the rushing water and kept the castle cool even on the hottest of days. From its place amid the waterfalls, one could view the neighboring realms, and bear witness to the most striking sunrises in all of the Continent of Loren. It was no wonder that people from all over came to visit this enchanting locale, for its very presence was an inspiration of beauty, a great castle created by a wizard prince to win the heart of the woman he loved. Yet, their tale was one that had yet to be told... This is quickly becoming more than a simple castle as a story for the reason and thus the naming is well under way.  There is nothing in my world of Areth that exists without a reason, a story for why it exists.  Aldwedorn the Wise, The Rock of Eiges, The Demon Spine Mountains, The Living Glass Forest of Assharhûn, each one and more has their own story and reason for being in the world. I look forward to seeing what more is unveiled in the creation of this newest addition to Ballidor. Well, I will talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #ballidor #theworldofareth #sketchingitout #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #castlesanddreams #sketchingitout #ilovewhatido #coninentofloren #homeiswheretheheartis #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasycastles #thisismyworld #thisisme
The castle rested upon the watery precipice, its spires reaching towards the Cerulean Heavens. A fine gossamer mist from the thundering cascades surrounded the ediface in swirls of vibrant spectrums and added a sense of surreality to the whole. There was an ever-present breeze which drifted off of the rushing water and kept the castle cool even on the hottest of days. From its place amid the waterfalls, one could view the neighboring realms, and bear witness to the most striking sunrises in all of the Continent of Loren. It was no wonder that people from all over came to visit this enchanting locale, for its very presence was an inspiration of beauty, a great castle created by a wizard prince to win the heart of the woman he loved. Yet, their tale was one that had yet to be told... This is quickly becoming more than a simple castle as a story for the reason and thus the naming is well under way. There is nothing in my world of Areth that exists without a reason, a story for why it exists. Aldwedorn the Wise, The Rock of Eiges, The Demon Spine Mountains, The Living Glass Forest of Assharhûn, each one and more has their own story and reason for being in the world. I look forward to seeing what more is unveiled in the creation of this newest addition to Ballidor. Well, I will talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #ballidor  #theworldofareth  #sketchingitout  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #castlesanddreams  #sketchingitout  #ilovewhatido  #coninentofloren  #homeiswheretheheartis  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #fantasycastles  #thisismyworld  #thisisme 
It seems that my video today corrupted as a file during my presentation.  Oh well, it happens.  I don't believe I was giving my best today anyway as my mind was elsewhere. I will  make another video, or do a livestream here in a little while and begin working the secondary pencils.  This castle  has no name as of yet, and may not get one until later on in its design. So let's add to this... The castle perched upon a precipice with its back against a wall of sheer granite, which rose to a peak far above even the tallest spire.  Alabaster walls gleamed in the sun like a beacon of hope for any who sought refuge in it ancient walls.  An air of old sorceries mingled about the place and the air crackled with arcane energy.  The breeze was steady as it stirred off of the ancient waterfall which tumbled carelessly down the mountainside and beneath the castle via drainage vaults which had been been built for that very purpose by the Dwarves of Arad-duin.  The castle, despite its remote location was always host to many a council, as the many leaders who came enjoyed the majestic view which allowed them to see what looked like forever along the bordering valleys. 
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of lore, as it sets the scene for what this castle may become.
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #ballidor #theworldofareth #sketchingitout #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #thisismyworld #fantasycastles #fairyfantasy #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #fantasy #fantasyart #homeiswheretheheartis #castlesanddreams #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #iamme #thecontinentofloren #fantasyart #fantasycastle #adventureawaits
It seems that my video today corrupted as a file during my presentation. Oh well, it happens. I don't believe I was giving my best today anyway as my mind was elsewhere. I will make another video, or do a livestream here in a little while and begin working the secondary pencils. This castle has no name as of yet, and may not get one until later on in its design. So let's add to this... The castle perched upon a precipice with its back against a wall of sheer granite, which rose to a peak far above even the tallest spire. Alabaster walls gleamed in the sun like a beacon of hope for any who sought refuge in it ancient walls. An air of old sorceries mingled about the place and the air crackled with arcane energy. The breeze was steady as it stirred off of the ancient waterfall which tumbled carelessly down the mountainside and beneath the castle via drainage vaults which had been been built for that very purpose by the Dwarves of Arad-duin. The castle, despite its remote location was always host to many a council, as the many leaders who came enjoyed the majestic view which allowed them to see what looked like forever along the bordering valleys. I hope you enjoyed this little bit of lore, as it sets the scene for what this castle may become. #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #ballidor  #theworldofareth  #sketchingitout  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #thisismyworld  #fantasycastles  #fairyfantasy  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #homeiswheretheheartis  #castlesanddreams  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #iamme  #thecontinentofloren  #fantasyart  #fantasycastle  #adventureawaits 
A new journey to the imagination has embarked.  Once more I see soaring spires, pennants, and majestic vistas coming into view. Where will this journey lead us? Only time will tell.  One thing is for sure, it will be as much a surprise for me as will be for you.  I did miss doing this live today, so, hopefully you'll catch me on YouTube.  I am trying the suggestion of a friend, to see how it works out, so we'll never know until what happens. Well until next time.... Thank you. ☺
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #drawing #theblackrose #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #castlesanddreams #sketchingitout #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #thisismyworld #fantasycastles #fairyfantasy #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #fantasy #fantasyart #homeiswheretheheartis #thisisme
A new journey to the imagination has embarked. Once more I see soaring spires, pennants, and majestic vistas coming into view. Where will this journey lead us? Only time will tell. One thing is for sure, it will be as much a surprise for me as will be for you. I did miss doing this live today, so, hopefully you'll catch me on YouTube. I am trying the suggestion of a friend, to see how it works out, so we'll never know until what happens. Well until next time.... Thank you. ☺ #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #theblackrose  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #castlesanddreams  #sketchingitout  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #thisismyworld  #fantasycastles  #fairyfantasy  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #homeiswheretheheartis  #thisisme 
A Java Chip Frappe, a story in the works and things on my mind to be at peace. Sometimes, I just need a friendly getaway. ☺
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyauthor #writingpassion #thereissomuchmoretome #thisisme #legendsoflacyroad #ilovewhatido #istandalone
Listed here are some of the top fictional characters that I admire most. These are my idols, my icons... the heroes I admire most. 
Terry Bogard,  Kenshin Himura,  Drizzt Do'Urden, All Might,  D, Dante, and Simon Belmont ...And amid these characters, you will find me.  Each and every one has a connecting aspect that links one another and links them to me and my reason for looking to them as heroes.  There are aspects which I share and see in them that draw me to their characters. This is much the same with anyone and their role models.  A person's heroes tell much about the person themselves.  It's why weight lifters associate with Superman or Hulk.  Why martial artists associate with Bruce Lee, or Goku, or even Ryu, and so on... I will be honest, each of these characters are, heroes, have a distinctive moral code, fight for the weak, and refuse to let anyone be bullied by those who believe themselves to be superior.  As Terry would say on that manner, "If you're really strong, you don't have to pick on weaker guys, now do you?" In my life, I have always wanted to be a hero, someone's hero... I guess maybe I should have added Deku to the pics as well, Lol.😁. I have dealt with bullies, even in a job that I left more than a year ago; I don't like bullies, of any kind.  To feel like a hero, even one of these heroes pictured here, brings a peace to my soul. 😌 Maybe I am just a big kid, but I admire and aspire to be like the heroes I revere so much. If this makes me odd, then so be it. It is who I am,  and I will never change to please anyone else ever again. ...so when you look at your heroes, think for a moment, why do you find yourself drawn to those characters and you may discover a little something about yourself. ☺
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #cosplayer #ilovewhatido #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #adventureawaits #thisisme #whatyouseeiswhatyouget #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #whatistandfor #ialwayswantedtobesomeoneshero #heroes #antibullying
Listed here are some of the top fictional characters that I admire most. These are my idols, my icons... the heroes I admire most. Terry Bogard, Kenshin Himura, Drizzt Do'Urden, All Might, D, Dante, and Simon Belmont ...And amid these characters, you will find me. Each and every one has a connecting aspect that links one another and links them to me and my reason for looking to them as heroes. There are aspects which I share and see in them that draw me to their characters. This is much the same with anyone and their role models. A person's heroes tell much about the person themselves. It's why weight lifters associate with Superman or Hulk. Why martial artists associate with Bruce Lee, or Goku, or even Ryu, and so on... I will be honest, each of these characters are, heroes, have a distinctive moral code, fight for the weak, and refuse to let anyone be bullied by those who believe themselves to be superior. As Terry would say on that manner, "If you're really strong, you don't have to pick on weaker guys, now do you?" In my life, I have always wanted to be a hero, someone's hero... I guess maybe I should have added Deku to the pics as well, Lol.😁. I have dealt with bullies, even in a job that I left more than a year ago; I don't like bullies, of any kind. To feel like a hero, even one of these heroes pictured here, brings a peace to my soul. 😌 Maybe I am just a big kid, but I admire and aspire to be like the heroes I revere so much. If this makes me odd, then so be it. It is who I am, and I will never change to please anyone else ever again. ...so when you look at your heroes, think for a moment, why do you find yourself drawn to those characters and you may discover a little something about yourself. ☺ #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #ilovewhatido  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme  #adventureawaits  #thisisme  #whatyouseeiswhatyouget  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #whatistandfor  #ialwayswantedtobesomeoneshero  #heroes  #antibullying 
The Thing in the Hallway has now been posted on the Legends of Lacy Road and Tales for the Fireside page.  Imagine, if you will, staying up past midnight in an old house and coming face to face with something out of the darkest corners of your mind.  How would you act, what would you do to handle the situation?  Think about it for a moment... Anyway, I hope you enjoy it, the second one is in the works.  The link is www.legendsoflacyroad.blogspot.com. Until next time... See you in the shadows 🎃 W. R. Frady 
#wrfrady #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #legendsoflacyroad #halloween #trueghoststoriesinoctober #adventureawaits #gothichorror #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #gothicadventure #thisisme #thisishalloween🎃 #welcometomyworld #theoldhouse #thisismypassion
The Thing in the Hallway has now been posted on the Legends of Lacy Road and Tales for the Fireside page. Imagine, if you will, staying up past midnight in an old house and coming face to face with something out of the darkest corners of your mind. How would you act, what would you do to handle the situation? Think about it for a moment... Anyway, I hope you enjoy it, the second one is in the works. The link is www.legendsoflacyroad.blogspot.com. Until next time... See you in the shadows 🎃 W. R. Frady #wrfrady  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #legendsoflacyroad  #halloween  #trueghoststoriesinoctober  #adventureawaits  #gothichorror  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #gothicadventure  #thisisme  #thisishalloween 🎃 #welcometomyworld  #theoldhouse  #thisismypassion 
Legends of Lacy Road, has begun, ...a little later than I wanted, but such as it is.  The first tale will be posted tonight with a small snippet being put up here for anyone to get an idea of what it is.  I call tonight's story, The Thing in the Hallway. Stay tuned, I will let you know when it is up. Until next time... #wrfrady #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #legendsoflacyroad #halloween #trueghoststoriesinoctober #adventureawaits #thisisme
Legends of Lacy Road, has begun, ...a little later than I wanted, but such as it is. The first tale will be posted tonight with a small snippet being put up here for anyone to get an idea of what it is. I call tonight's story, The Thing in the Hallway. Stay tuned, I will let you know when it is up. Until next time... #wrfrady  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #legendsoflacyroad  #halloween  #trueghoststoriesinoctober  #adventureawaits  #thisisme 
The Blackest Rose, bloomed with a heart of gold. It was said the he was a spirit of old. One whose passion was all but forgotten, and love sacred ever to hold.  The Black Rose stood amid the flower beds, surrounded by the swirling phantasm of colors which swayed in the midday breeze and dared to open his blossom. Rare was the beauty which came from the Ebon petaled rose, that the other flowers and roses shunned him and spurned his existence.  For within the black Rose was something all but forgotten by his garden-mates. His was compassion, a rare and wonderful quality indeed... and so in adversity, it grew.
An outcast to all save those who saw the rare beauty exuded by the golden hearted black rose.🌹 #wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #writingpassion #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #realmsofimagination #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #thisisme #whatyouseeiswhatyouget #ihurtcrygetangryifeel #warriorwithin #
The Blackest Rose, bloomed with a heart of gold. It was said the he was a spirit of old. One whose passion was all but forgotten, and love sacred ever to hold. The Black Rose stood amid the flower beds, surrounded by the swirling phantasm of colors which swayed in the midday breeze and dared to open his blossom. Rare was the beauty which came from the Ebon petaled rose, that the other flowers and roses shunned him and spurned his existence. For within the black Rose was something all but forgotten by his garden-mates. His was compassion, a rare and wonderful quality indeed... and so in adversity, it grew. An outcast to all save those who saw the rare beauty exuded by the golden hearted black rose.🌹 #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #writingpassion  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #realmsofimagination  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme  #thisisme  #whatyouseeiswhatyouget  #ihurtcrygetangryifeel  #warriorwithin  #
What a horrible night to have a curse... or you can say it in the old Japanese version- and so the shiver of the night has arrived... Lol.😀 Seriously though, I  am pretty sure that I have mentioned my love for sunsets.  There is wonder about them which commands a certain amount of inspired awe when the most magical of moments descend upon us in the gloaming hours before darkness closes in.  That moment when the sun sets the western sky ablaze in hues of deepest crimson contains a bit of magic as it stirs the imagination and soothes the soul.  There is more beauty in this world than we  will ever know... so don't be afraid to take a moment to share in it, you never know when you may see another. Until next time...
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #theblackestrose #sunset #autumnfantasy #sunsetfantasy #gothicfantasy #gothichorror #sunset #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #gothicadventure  #myphotography #thisisme
What a horrible night to have a curse... or you can say it in the old Japanese version- and so the shiver of the night has arrived... Lol.😀 Seriously though, I am pretty sure that I have mentioned my love for sunsets. There is wonder about them which commands a certain amount of inspired awe when the most magical of moments descend upon us in the gloaming hours before darkness closes in. That moment when the sun sets the western sky ablaze in hues of deepest crimson contains a bit of magic as it stirs the imagination and soothes the soul. There is more beauty in this world than we will ever know... so don't be afraid to take a moment to share in it, you never know when you may see another. Until next time... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme  #theblackestrose  #sunset  #autumnfantasy  #sunsetfantasy  #gothicfantasy  #gothichorror  #sunset  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #gothicadventure  #myphotography  #thisisme 
Another castle is under way and a new journey has begun.  The pre-sketch is still being put together, so there is no telling what this castle will look like in the end. Once more, I started to make it a waterfall castle... And once again it chooses its own design. So where will this journey take us?  Well if we knew that answer where would the adventure be?  Until next time... Oh, and no there was no live feed for this day, but maybe next time. Until then...
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #castlesanddreams #theblackestrose #therissomuchmoretome #ilovewhatido #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasycastles #realmsofwonder #realmsofimagination #worldsofimagination #ilovemyworld #thisismyworld #sketchingitout #thisisme
Another castle is under way and a new journey has begun. The pre-sketch is still being put together, so there is no telling what this castle will look like in the end. Once more, I started to make it a waterfall castle... And once again it chooses its own design. So where will this journey take us? Well if we knew that answer where would the adventure be? Until next time... Oh, and no there was no live feed for this day, but maybe next time. Until then... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #castlesanddreams  #theblackestrose  #therissomuchmoretome  #ilovewhatido  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #fantasycastles  #realmsofwonder  #realmsofimagination  #worldsofimagination  #ilovemyworld  #thisismyworld  #sketchingitout  #thisisme 
Marion, Monsters, Madness and Mayhem was a horrifyingly great time.  I met a great group of friends and made a few new ones in the process. The horror convention was a great escape, for the day.  Well... they did need to have a Belmont on  Hand to keep the monsters under control, I mean sheesh, talk about a zookeeper from hell... Fortunately I had a little help with Shaggy and Aloy on the scene. This is the first con in the new upgraded Ensemble. I like it. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #cosplayer #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #comiccon #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas #ilovewhatido #funwithfriends #marionmonstersmadnessandmayhem #gothicfantasy #gothichorror #ilovewhatido #horrorcon #thisisme #thisishalloween🎃
Marion, Monsters, Madness and Mayhem was a horrifyingly great time. I met a great group of friends and made a few new ones in the process. The horror convention was a great escape, for the day. Well... they did need to have a Belmont on Hand to keep the monsters under control, I mean sheesh, talk about a zookeeper from hell... Fortunately I had a little help with Shaggy and Aloy on the scene. This is the first con in the new upgraded Ensemble. I like it. #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplay  #comiccon  #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas  #ilovewhatido  #funwithfriends  #marionmonstersmadnessandmayhem  #gothicfantasy  #gothichorror  #ilovewhatido  #horrorcon  #thisisme  #thisishalloween 🎃
The Carolina Fan Expo Masquerade-ball was a blast! Mark your calendars for next year so you don't miss out on the fun! It was a great night of laughing, dancing, games and music, with some great people. I already look forward to the next. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #cosplayer #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #masquerade #masqueradeball #carolinafanexpomasqueradeball #ilovewhatido #funwithfriends #castlevania #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #gothicfantasy #gothichorror #idontbelonginthisworld #thisishalloween🎃
The Carolina Fan Expo Masquerade-ball was a blast! Mark your calendars for next year so you don't miss out on the fun! It was a great night of laughing, dancing, games and music, with some great people. I already look forward to the next. #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplay  #masquerade  #masqueradeball  #carolinafanexpomasqueradeball  #ilovewhatido  #funwithfriends  #castlevania  #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #gothicfantasy  #gothichorror  #idontbelonginthisworld  #thisishalloween 🎃
Yes! My shipment of Dragon's Blood soap has arrived.  These are phenomenal and I wanted to get more before I ran out.  Though I only use this for special occasions or events. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #legendofthehungrywolf #thisisme #neveracceptanythinglessthanyourbest #ilovebeingme #thisisme #whatyouseeiswhatyouget #mondaysblow
The narrow winding pathway leads along the narrow mountain pass.  In a gradual yet steady incline, the path leads to a bend in the mountain, one which wraps itself tightly around the ridge and soon opens up to a craggy ledge.  The mountainous vista stretches outward towards the western horizon allowing the Shining Mountains to live up to their name. In the distance, a single spire can be seen which stands out farther more than the rest.  It seems that one mountainside is fixed with a countenance like that of an old man, with heavy brow seeming ever furrowed over eyes too large to miss even from this distance.  Eiges stopped in his musings to give regards to the party of onlookers gazing at him several ridges away. "Well," he said politely, "are you going to stand there all day, or are you here to visit me?" He pondered a moment and then laughed. The come, come friends, and we'll talk of a great many things... This journey has come to an end, and Eiges is very happy about getting to know the lot of you who joined me in my journey.  He bids you welcome to come and visit with him at any time and enjoy the beautiful landscapes which are always abundant in the world of Areth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support as I move forward in my journey to being a writer. May more stories come soon. Until next time...🙂
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #ballidor #continentofloren #theworldofareth #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #fantasy #fantasyart #fantasylandscape #eiges #therockofeiges #thelivingmountain #fairyfantasy #thereissomuchmoretome #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #adventureawaits #comewithmeandyoullseeaworldofpureimagination #ilovewhatido #ilovemyworld #thisismyworld #homeiswheretheheartis
The narrow winding pathway leads along the narrow mountain pass. In a gradual yet steady incline, the path leads to a bend in the mountain, one which wraps itself tightly around the ridge and soon opens up to a craggy ledge. The mountainous vista stretches outward towards the western horizon allowing the Shining Mountains to live up to their name. In the distance, a single spire can be seen which stands out farther more than the rest. It seems that one mountainside is fixed with a countenance like that of an old man, with heavy brow seeming ever furrowed over eyes too large to miss even from this distance. Eiges stopped in his musings to give regards to the party of onlookers gazing at him several ridges away. "Well," he said politely, "are you going to stand there all day, or are you here to visit me?" He pondered a moment and then laughed. The come, come friends, and we'll talk of a great many things... This journey has come to an end, and Eiges is very happy about getting to know the lot of you who joined me in my journey. He bids you welcome to come and visit with him at any time and enjoy the beautiful landscapes which are always abundant in the world of Areth. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support as I move forward in my journey to being a writer. May more stories come soon. Until next time...🙂 #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #ballidor  #continentofloren  #theworldofareth  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #fantasylandscape  #eiges  #therockofeiges  #thelivingmountain  #fairyfantasy  #thereissomuchmoretome  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #adventureawaits  #comewithmeandyoullseeaworldofpureimagination  #ilovewhatido  #ilovemyworld  #thisismyworld  #homeiswheretheheartis 
The Rock of Eiges bore a troubled look upon his heavy brow.  It seemed that Äuros was once more trying to undo Ano's creations. In a bitter scourge of superstorms which wracked the land, the Destroyer planted the beastly creations he called the Wërms upon the land.  Though they were like the dragons, their immense size and chaotic uncontrollability made them a threat to all Arethians. Even mighty Aldwedorn was perplexed at this new incursion of Äuros' beasts. They had to trust that the holders of the Dracospheres would find a way to restore the balance upset by these Wërms.  Eiges spoke of a gem, one that could channel magical energy beneath the mountains of Loren, and knee that combined with the metal, Velirium could be used to combat the vile beasts as well as the dark dragons of Dhägor.  Thus the first seeds of the Dragonslayers was conceived. 
Eiges and I both have been enjoying your company on our journey.  There is not much further to go, as the details are winding down.  I see maybe one more day on this trail, before it ends, and we branch off to start another.  There are a great many of you who are regular companions on these journeys, and some of you who have joined in the last few months.  I thoroughly appreciate your place in my journey. Oh, and I know that the spelling of Wërms changed since the last, but that is a part of my world-building as I seek a former that matches what I am looking for.  Well, gotta run... talk to you again soon, until then... 😉🎨
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #ballidor #theworldofareth #sketchingitout #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #drawing #fairyfantasy #iamme #thisismyworld #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #realmsofimagination #livingmountain #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #coninentofloren #homeiswheretheheartis #rockofeiges #thisismypassion #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #fantasy #fantasyart
The Rock of Eiges bore a troubled look upon his heavy brow. It seemed that Äuros was once more trying to undo Ano's creations. In a bitter scourge of superstorms which wracked the land, the Destroyer planted the beastly creations he called the Wërms upon the land. Though they were like the dragons, their immense size and chaotic uncontrollability made them a threat to all Arethians. Even mighty Aldwedorn was perplexed at this new incursion of Äuros' beasts. They had to trust that the holders of the Dracospheres would find a way to restore the balance upset by these Wërms. Eiges spoke of a gem, one that could channel magical energy beneath the mountains of Loren, and knee that combined with the metal, Velirium could be used to combat the vile beasts as well as the dark dragons of Dhägor. Thus the first seeds of the Dragonslayers was conceived. Eiges and I both have been enjoying your company on our journey. There is not much further to go, as the details are winding down. I see maybe one more day on this trail, before it ends, and we branch off to start another. There are a great many of you who are regular companions on these journeys, and some of you who have joined in the last few months. I thoroughly appreciate your place in my journey. Oh, and I know that the spelling of Wërms changed since the last, but that is a part of my world-building as I seek a former that matches what I am looking for. Well, gotta run... talk to you again soon, until then... 😉🎨 #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #ballidor  #theworldofareth  #sketchingitout  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #drawing  #fairyfantasy  #iamme  #thisismyworld  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #realmsofimagination  #livingmountain  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #coninentofloren  #homeiswheretheheartis  #rockofeiges  #thisismypassion  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #fantasy  #fantasyart 
Despite the chaos which plagued my opening hours of the weekend, and a really bad morning complete with a meager amount of sleep, it was a great day of fun with friends at Hickory Con.  I was not able to debut the new look as I had hoped, but that is the way of fate.  It will be ready for the next one though, the setbacks were temporary. Even so, it was a great day out.😉
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #cosplayer #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #comiccon #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas #ilovewhatido #funwithfriends #hickorycon
Despite the chaos which plagued my opening hours of the weekend, and a really bad morning complete with a meager amount of sleep, it was a great day of fun with friends at Hickory Con. I was not able to debut the new look as I had hoped, but that is the way of fate. It will be ready for the next one though, the setbacks were temporary. Even so, it was a great day out.😉 #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplay  #comiccon  #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas  #ilovewhatido  #funwithfriends  #hickorycon 
🎼🎵As the world falls down, falling, falling falling...
Masquerade, paper faces on parade, masquerade. 🎶
In October, I will be attending the Masquerade-ball for the Carolina Fan Expo, in Lenoir NC. Should this event not be cancelled for any reason, I will be coupling this mask with my Castlevania Ensemble to make it a cosplay masquerade Ensemble. I am strange, but I love the idea of going to a masquerade-ball, there is something mystical and enchanting about the novel idea of something quite so eloquent. It's like a fairy tale mingled with a bit of the Gothic Fantasy I so adore. Just wearing this calls to mind vivid images of the wildest imagination, conjuring scenes from Poe, to Phantom of the Opera. There is a sense of romance that ultimately fills the soul...or maybe I'm just odd that way. Who knows? Till next time...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #cosplayer #ilovewhatido #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #adventureawaits #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #gothicfantasy #gothichorror #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #gothicadventure #masquerade #masqueradeball #carolinafanexpomasqueradeball #labyrinth
🎼🎵As the world falls down, falling, falling falling... Masquerade, paper faces on parade, masquerade. 🎶 In October, I will be attending the Masquerade-ball for the Carolina Fan Expo, in Lenoir NC. Should this event not be cancelled for any reason, I will be coupling this mask with my Castlevania Ensemble to make it a cosplay masquerade Ensemble. I am strange, but I love the idea of going to a masquerade-ball, there is something mystical and enchanting about the novel idea of something quite so eloquent. It's like a fairy tale mingled with a bit of the Gothic Fantasy I so adore. Just wearing this calls to mind vivid images of the wildest imagination, conjuring scenes from Poe, to Phantom of the Opera. There is a sense of romance that ultimately fills the soul...or maybe I'm just odd that way. Who knows? Till next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #ilovewhatido  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme  #adventureawaits  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplay  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #gothicfantasy  #gothichorror  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #gothicadventure  #masquerade  #masqueradeball  #carolinafanexpomasqueradeball  #labyrinth 
Eiges felt the pangs of despair which emanated from the fairy king as he found his beloved Cheladrea dead by her own hand.  The ground where they had sought to sow the seeds of a great forest was infertile due to the geode-like qualities of the ground there and this would not grow.  It was not until she had nicked herself on a sharp rock that she saw what was necessary for the plants to germinate. Thus she took a shard of crystal and sacrificed herself so that the forest might grow.  It was with this act that The Living Glass Forest of Assharhûn was spawned.  The king, so wrought with grief wanted nothing more than his beloved back.  Eiges reached out to him in a voice through the Crystal Caverns. In a gentle voice, like a father speaking to his child, he told the Fairy King to place her body in the heart of the most majestic Crystalline Oak, in the center of the woodland,  there she would be buried and a monument to her sacrifice. There was little in the way of words even the great rock such as Eiges could say to comfort the grieving king.  Even as he heeded the Mountain's advice, he soon departed the woodland and entering the Crystal Caverns, never to return... #wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #theworldofareth #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #fantasyart #fantasy #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #adventureawaits #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #thisisme #thisismyworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #idontbelonginthisworld #drawing #fairyfantasy #iamme #thisismyworld
Eiges felt the pangs of despair which emanated from the fairy king as he found his beloved Cheladrea dead by her own hand. The ground where they had sought to sow the seeds of a great forest was infertile due to the geode-like qualities of the ground there and this would not grow. It was not until she had nicked herself on a sharp rock that she saw what was necessary for the plants to germinate. Thus she took a shard of crystal and sacrificed herself so that the forest might grow. It was with this act that The Living Glass Forest of Assharhûn was spawned. The king, so wrought with grief wanted nothing more than his beloved back. Eiges reached out to him in a voice through the Crystal Caverns. In a gentle voice, like a father speaking to his child, he told the Fairy King to place her body in the heart of the most majestic Crystalline Oak, in the center of the woodland, there she would be buried and a monument to her sacrifice. There was little in the way of words even the great rock such as Eiges could say to comfort the grieving king. Even as he heeded the Mountain's advice, he soon departed the woodland and entering the Crystal Caverns, never to return... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #theworldofareth  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #fantasyart  #fantasy  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #adventureawaits  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #thisisme  #thisismyworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #idontbelonginthisworld  #drawing  #fairyfantasy  #iamme  #thisismyworld 
Ahhh, yes! My new whip came in, eight feet of black, tightly plaited leather for the Slaying of the undead. The first part of my new upgrades is in order. Hopefully my gloves and wig will be next.  Okay, back to work... I have a lot to do and no time to do it in... 😎
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #cosplayer #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #comiccon #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas #ilovewhatido #funwithfriends #endofanera #theendandanewbeginning #herestothedaystocome #thiswhipsforyou #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme #thisisme #thevampirekiller #thevampirekillertales #whatahorriblenighttohaveacurse
Ahhh, yes! My new whip came in, eight feet of black, tightly plaited leather for the Slaying of the undead. The first part of my new upgrades is in order. Hopefully my gloves and wig will be next. Okay, back to work... I have a lot to do and no time to do it in... 😎 #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplay  #comiccon  #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas  #ilovewhatido  #funwithfriends  #endofanera  #theendandanewbeginning  #herestothedaystocome  #thiswhipsforyou  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme  #thisisme  #thevampirekiller  #thevampirekillertales  #whatahorriblenighttohaveacurse 
Once long ago, a great dragon known as Calyddion came to visit the famed Rock of Eiges.  It seems that as he was training the first Dragonslayers, he had fallen for one of their ranks. She was a fair maiden and a fierce warrior, but her noble heart and unmatched beauty had captured the Dragonlord's heart. The two had become great friends... and more. They had become lovers as well, but the time had come for the training to be complete, and for him to ascend to the place in Drakkhenholm as the Dragonking. It seemed that the warrior was with child, one that both Eiges and Aldwedorn knew would reshape the destiny of Loren. The Rock, Eiges, consulted with his counterpart in Caer Lynd, and told Calyddion to allow her to go but be present in thelives even as the Dragonking, for his bloodline may one day save all of Areth. The great dragon nodded, and heeded,thus the Danomir family sword, Calyddion was forged in the furnaces of Drakkhenholm, and a new legend was born.
The Rock of Eiges is drawing closer to being complete. Today's story comes from the History of Loren and tells about the Living Mountain's role in the guidance of Calyddion's choice. The work from here is just tedious inkwork and colors to make the depth of field apparent.  I look forward to to the next time, until then... #wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #writingpassion #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #fantasyart #homeiswheretheheartis #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #thisisme #fantasyworlds #rockofeiges #drawing #iamme
Once long ago, a great dragon known as Calyddion came to visit the famed Rock of Eiges. It seems that as he was training the first Dragonslayers, he had fallen for one of their ranks. She was a fair maiden and a fierce warrior, but her noble heart and unmatched beauty had captured the Dragonlord's heart. The two had become great friends... and more. They had become lovers as well, but the time had come for the training to be complete, and for him to ascend to the place in Drakkhenholm as the Dragonking. It seemed that the warrior was with child, one that both Eiges and Aldwedorn knew would reshape the destiny of Loren. The Rock, Eiges, consulted with his counterpart in Caer Lynd, and told Calyddion to allow her to go but be present in thelives even as the Dragonking, for his bloodline may one day save all of Areth. The great dragon nodded, and heeded,thus the Danomir family sword, Calyddion was forged in the furnaces of Drakkhenholm, and a new legend was born. The Rock of Eiges is drawing closer to being complete. Today's story comes from the History of Loren and tells about the Living Mountain's role in the guidance of Calyddion's choice. The work from here is just tedious inkwork and colors to make the depth of field apparent. I look forward to to the next time, until then... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #writingpassion  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #fantasyart  #homeiswheretheheartis  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #thisisme  #fantasyworlds  #rockofeiges  #drawing  #iamme 
🎼🎶Masquerade, paper faces on parade...Masquerade...🎶 Carolina Fan Expo presents the CFE 1st annual Masquerade-ball. Cosplay contest, games,food and more.  Don't wait, time and space is running out. 🎭 For information, place, tickets, and directions visit www.thecarolinafanexpo.com/masquerade-ball 
I hope to see you there! 🎭😎
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #cosplay #cosplayer #carolinafanexpo #carolinafanexpomasqueradeball #masquerade #funwithfriends #fun #astheworldfallsdown
🎼🎶Masquerade, paper faces on parade...Masquerade...🎶 Carolina Fan Expo presents the CFE 1st annual Masquerade-ball. Cosplay contest, games,food and more. Don't wait, time and space is running out. 🎭 For information, place, tickets, and directions visit www.thecarolinafanexpo.com/masquerade-ball I hope to see you there! 🎭😎 #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #carolinafanexpo  #carolinafanexpomasqueradeball  #masquerade  #funwithfriends  #fun  #astheworldfallsdown 
Eiges loved to have visitors, be it a bird, a mountain goat, or even one of the goodly dragons.  Today however, was special as he was getting to meet with a host of adventurers from far away Ballidor. He could only imagine what news they would bring from the eastern realms.  Of course there wasn't much he didn't know as the earth spoke to him with even the slightest tremor, but to be visited by those from so far away, the excitement thrilled him to his ore. 
One long Monday has come to a close, at least for this venture. The colored pencils are going in nicely, but there is still work to be done in drawing out the depth of space between the foreground and the background.  Anyway this journey is not far from being at an end, and Eiges will be added to my character concept art. His presence has been known for many years, and to see him come to life, so to speak, is exciting as I watch my world being formed for everyone to see. Well I have to go. Talk to you again soon, until then...
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #thereissomuchmoretome #theblackestrose #ballidor #continentofloren #worldofareth #rockofeiges #eiges #thecontinentofloren #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #fantasy #fantasyart #fairyfantasy #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #ilovewhatido #ilovemyworld #thisismyworld #worldbuilding
Eiges loved to have visitors, be it a bird, a mountain goat, or even one of the goodly dragons. Today however, was special as he was getting to meet with a host of adventurers from far away Ballidor. He could only imagine what news they would bring from the eastern realms. Of course there wasn't much he didn't know as the earth spoke to him with even the slightest tremor, but to be visited by those from so far away, the excitement thrilled him to his ore. One long Monday has come to a close, at least for this venture. The colored pencils are going in nicely, but there is still work to be done in drawing out the depth of space between the foreground and the background. Anyway this journey is not far from being at an end, and Eiges will be added to my character concept art. His presence has been known for many years, and to see him come to life, so to speak, is exciting as I watch my world being formed for everyone to see. Well I have to go. Talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #thereissomuchmoretome  #theblackestrose  #ballidor  #continentofloren  #worldofareth  #rockofeiges  #eiges  #thecontinentofloren  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #fairyfantasy  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #ilovewhatido  #ilovemyworld  #thisismyworld  #worldbuilding 
One belt down, save a few minor details, one more to go and a little trim on the jerkin.  The sewing machine has been rebellious and left me flustered on occasion but things are progressing nicely.  Well back to the drawing board. Talk to you again soon, until then...
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Killing the morning with a quick sketch while watching Deku a and Todoroki battle the Hero Killer, Stain.  Now it's off to work on my Castlevania Ensemble. I hope everyone's doing well in the path of Florence. Stay safe and have a great day! ☺
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyart #drawing #quicksketch #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #kingdomhearts #doodles #thereissomuchmoretome #fun
This week proposes the end of an era. With the completion of my first upgrade,  I must also regretfully announce the retirement of this first Castlevania Cosplay Ensemble. This is not because of any other reason than the fact it has been well used, and shows a considerable amount of wear.  I will keep this jacket and the wig as a remembrance of all the great times we have shared, and the amazing people who I have met in its guise.  Becoming Simon Belmont has been a Castlevania lover's dream come true.  Like all of my heroes, there is a personal connection that binds me to him, more than any other.  For a taste of things to come, I have a new whip, gloves, wig, and masquerade mask coming.  The last part is for the upcoming Carolina Fan Expo Masquerade-ball  on Oct 5th. I look forward to these changes, but not without the bittersweet pang of that which has come before. I hope all will love the new look as much as the old. ☺

#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #cosplayer #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #comiccon #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas #ilovewhatido #funwithfriends #endofanera #theendandanewbeginning #herestothedaystocome
This week proposes the end of an era. With the completion of my first upgrade, I must also regretfully announce the retirement of this first Castlevania Cosplay Ensemble. This is not because of any other reason than the fact it has been well used, and shows a considerable amount of wear. I will keep this jacket and the wig as a remembrance of all the great times we have shared, and the amazing people who I have met in its guise. Becoming Simon Belmont has been a Castlevania lover's dream come true. Like all of my heroes, there is a personal connection that binds me to him, more than any other. For a taste of things to come, I have a new whip, gloves, wig, and masquerade mask coming. The last part is for the upcoming Carolina Fan Expo Masquerade-ball on Oct 5th. I look forward to these changes, but not without the bittersweet pang of that which has come before. I hope all will love the new look as much as the old. ☺ #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplay  #comiccon  #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas  #ilovewhatido  #funwithfriends  #endofanera  #theendandanewbeginning  #herestothedaystocome 
Clouds drifted lazily through the Cerulean Heavens, casting their shadows upon the mountains below.  Eiges gazed at the cotton ball billows which lingered just overhead, his marblesque eyes glittering with wonder as he spied various shapes and patterns with each one.  To a mountain, days pass like mere moments, yet it was days like this, when the wind from the Sea of Tears blew playfully over the western ranges of the Iron Sentinels, that time all but stood still. Even an immortal mountain finds itself captivated by the beauty of a moment... Eiges is coming to life with each and every day that I work on this picture.  I have begun to add the color which will allow me to define the face and rocky mountain side in full form.  This journey is nearly over, or is it??? Ha, ha, ha, I will let Eiges decide. 😀 Until next time...
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #ballidor #continentofloren #worldofareth #drawing #fantasyart #fantasy #fairyfantasy #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #realmsofwonder #realmsofimagination #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #ilovewhatido #ilovemyworld #thisismyworld
Clouds drifted lazily through the Cerulean Heavens, casting their shadows upon the mountains below. Eiges gazed at the cotton ball billows which lingered just overhead, his marblesque eyes glittering with wonder as he spied various shapes and patterns with each one. To a mountain, days pass like mere moments, yet it was days like this, when the wind from the Sea of Tears blew playfully over the western ranges of the Iron Sentinels, that time all but stood still. Even an immortal mountain finds itself captivated by the beauty of a moment... Eiges is coming to life with each and every day that I work on this picture. I have begun to add the color which will allow me to define the face and rocky mountain side in full form. This journey is nearly over, or is it??? Ha, ha, ha, I will let Eiges decide. 😀 Until next time... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #ballidor  #continentofloren  #worldofareth  #drawing  #fantasyart  #fantasy  #fairyfantasy  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #realmsofwonder  #realmsofimagination  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #ilovewhatido  #ilovemyworld  #thisismyworld 
Eiges looked to the sky sensing that something was amiss.  A terrible trembling in the veins of Areth emanated from far north, hailing from the volcanic realm of The Demon Spine Mountains.  The living mountain could feel a life force ancient and strong stirring within the bones of the great mountains. It was a spirit that he had almost forgotten.  But how could he? For that being met his end in the War of the First Epoch. Dark times were on their way for the good peoples of Loren... Today is nearly over, and The Rock of Eiges has continued to come together. In looking at this piece, I will add a little color before I am done. I am, however, at a good stopping point for today. I will talk to you again soon, until then...be safe. 
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #theblackestrose #fantasy #fantasyart #ballidor #worldofareth #continentofloren #rockofeiges #eigesthelivingmountian #thereissomuchmoretome #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #ilovewhatido #iamme #Ilovemymorld #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #worldbuilding
Eiges looked to the sky sensing that something was amiss. A terrible trembling in the veins of Areth emanated from far north, hailing from the volcanic realm of The Demon Spine Mountains. The living mountain could feel a life force ancient and strong stirring within the bones of the great mountains. It was a spirit that he had almost forgotten. But how could he? For that being met his end in the War of the First Epoch. Dark times were on their way for the good peoples of Loren... Today is nearly over, and The Rock of Eiges has continued to come together. In looking at this piece, I will add a little color before I am done. I am, however, at a good stopping point for today. I will talk to you again soon, until then...be safe. #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #theblackestrose  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #continentofloren  #rockofeiges  #eigesthelivingmountian  #thereissomuchmoretome  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #ilovewhatido  #iamme  #Ilovemymorld  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #worldbuilding 
It has been awhile since my little familiar has joined me in a pic.  So Shadow and I would like to express to those of you in my family and my family of friends, cosplayers, and writers/artists, that we hope that you will be safe in the impending approach of the hurricane. I myself am not worried, for fate will do with me what it will. Just as Shadow decided it was time to share my glass of water, Lol.😁 Anyway, In all due seriousness, if you're in the path of this natural monster which is raging toward the east coast with all the Fury of the elements at its command, do be safe.  If you need a voice of comfort or just someone to reassure you that all will be fine, I am just a message away.  Again,  wherever you are, or wherever you go to escape this storm, please do be safe. I hope to hear from you in its aftermath. As for me, I will face it as I do life, like a warrior, not fearless, but resolute with acceptance of whatever may come. Until next time...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wayofthewarrior #warriorwithin #legendofthehungrywolf #neveracceptanythinglessthanyourbest #besafe #hurricaneflorence #istandalone #ifeelthestormiscoming #mylittlefamiliar #myblackcat #piratekitty #shadow
It has been awhile since my little familiar has joined me in a pic. So Shadow and I would like to express to those of you in my family and my family of friends, cosplayers, and writers/artists, that we hope that you will be safe in the impending approach of the hurricane. I myself am not worried, for fate will do with me what it will. Just as Shadow decided it was time to share my glass of water, Lol.😁 Anyway, In all due seriousness, if you're in the path of this natural monster which is raging toward the east coast with all the Fury of the elements at its command, do be safe. If you need a voice of comfort or just someone to reassure you that all will be fine, I am just a message away. Again, wherever you are, or wherever you go to escape this storm, please do be safe. I hope to hear from you in its aftermath. As for me, I will face it as I do life, like a warrior, not fearless, but resolute with acceptance of whatever may come. Until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wayofthewarrior  #warriorwithin  #legendofthehungrywolf  #neveracceptanythinglessthanyourbest  #besafe  #hurricaneflorence  #istandalone  #ifeelthestormiscoming  #mylittlefamiliar  #myblackcat  #piratekitty  #shadow 
The end of another day has come.  It really was not a good day to draw; my head hurt and hurts still, I am feeling overwhelmingly exhausted, and in many ways just need an escape. Sorry, Eiges.  The weekend came and went quickly, with little or no real rest. Anyway I figure that once I look back at this with new eyes, I will see much that needs to be redone or touched up.  The mountainscape is coming together, but will not be quickly finshed like the Autumn's Fiery Sunset which I did merely a day ago. No, my ancient friend and I will be spending a lot more time together before this journey is done.  Mondays make bacon burn... until next time...☺ #wrfrady #wrfradyart #drawing #theblackrose #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #coninentofloren #homeiswheretheheartis #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #thisisme #fantasyworlds #rockofeiges #ballidor #worldofareth #fantasyart #fantasy #fantasyworlds #wrfradyauthor #writingpassion
The end of another day has come. It really was not a good day to draw; my head hurt and hurts still, I am feeling overwhelmingly exhausted, and in many ways just need an escape. Sorry, Eiges. The weekend came and went quickly, with little or no real rest. Anyway I figure that once I look back at this with new eyes, I will see much that needs to be redone or touched up. The mountainscape is coming together, but will not be quickly finshed like the Autumn's Fiery Sunset which I did merely a day ago. No, my ancient friend and I will be spending a lot more time together before this journey is done. Mondays make bacon burn... until next time...☺ #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #theblackrose  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #coninentofloren  #homeiswheretheheartis  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #thisisme  #fantasyworlds  #rockofeiges  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #fantasyart  #fantasy  #fantasyworlds  #wrfradyauthor  #writingpassion 
To begin my morning, I felt really stoked about doing a digital painting of a red autumn sunset.  I live for sunrises and sunsets, (being that I am more of a night creature, sunsets are more my clique). I also am in love with the autumn.  The vibrant rust of the fall, reds oranges and golds fill my heart with so much wonder and imagination, that I am often swept away into an enchanted realm of blissfully beautiful color, where the crisp evening air caresses the skin and sends a chill of excitement through my heart, mind and soul.  Couple these things with the chorus of a waterfall, and I am in my own personal heaven.  With this in mind I hope you enjoy this digital painting, Autumn's Fiery Sunset." Until next time... #wrfrady #wrfradyart #fantasyart #realmsofwonder #realmsofimagination #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow #ilovewhatido #autumn #sunset #autumnfantasy #sunsetfantasy #thisisme
To begin my morning, I felt really stoked about doing a digital painting of a red autumn sunset. I live for sunrises and sunsets, (being that I am more of a night creature, sunsets are more my clique). I also am in love with the autumn. The vibrant rust of the fall, reds oranges and golds fill my heart with so much wonder and imagination, that I am often swept away into an enchanted realm of blissfully beautiful color, where the crisp evening air caresses the skin and sends a chill of excitement through my heart, mind and soul. Couple these things with the chorus of a waterfall, and I am in my own personal heaven. With this in mind I hope you enjoy this digital painting, Autumn's Fiery Sunset." Until next time... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #fantasyart  #realmsofwonder  #realmsofimagination  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow  #ilovewhatido  #autumn  #sunset  #autumnfantasy  #sunsetfantasy  #thisisme 
"As the world falls down... falling, falling, falling..." -Labyrinth 
More info at thecarolinafanexpo.com/masquerade-ball
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Eiges would like to wish you a great weekend. Lol, the end of another day has come and the living mountain Eiges is progressing very well. I decided to do his inkwork before moving into the background.  This allows me to adjust his shadows and highlights without erasing any important details.  It honestly feels good to bring my old friend to life.  Between he and Aldwedorn, I get to know the tales of Loren and it's peoples. Maybe I can relate one of their stories soon. How would you like that? I believe that it would be fun. Anyway, gotta jet for now. I will talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady #wrfradyart #fantasy #fantasyart #therockofeiges #thelivingmountain #ballidor #continentofloren #worldofareth #realmsofwonder #realmsofimagination #fairyfantasy #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #ilovewhatido #drawing #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #thisismyworld #ilovemyworld
Eiges would like to wish you a great weekend. Lol, the end of another day has come and the living mountain Eiges is progressing very well. I decided to do his inkwork before moving into the background. This allows me to adjust his shadows and highlights without erasing any important details. It honestly feels good to bring my old friend to life. Between he and Aldwedorn, I get to know the tales of Loren and it's peoples. Maybe I can relate one of their stories soon. How would you like that? I believe that it would be fun. Anyway, gotta jet for now. I will talk to you again soon, until then... #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #fantasy  #fantasyart  #therockofeiges  #thelivingmountain  #ballidor  #continentofloren  #worldofareth  #realmsofwonder  #realmsofimagination  #fairyfantasy  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #ilovewhatido  #drawing  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #thisismyworld  #ilovemyworld 
It looks like I have got a bit of light reading ahead. R. A. Salvatore has been both an inspiration and an unofficial mentor on my writing journey.  After having met him in 2004, and seeing the person who stirred my imagination with his vivid tales of the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden. The brief conversation we had and several we've had since, has placed him at the top of my list of influeces alongside the likes of Robert E. Howard, J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, and Bram Stoker.  I cannot wait to delve into the heart of the Dark Elf Saga once again.  Even the strongest flames need a bellows to get the coals burning bright once more.  Well, until next time...😄
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wrfradyauthor #fantasy #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #drizzt #rasalvatore #reading #books #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #iamstrangeiknow #gottabeme
It looks like I have got a bit of light reading ahead. R. A. Salvatore has been both an inspiration and an unofficial mentor on my writing journey. After having met him in 2004, and seeing the person who stirred my imagination with his vivid tales of the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden. The brief conversation we had and several we've had since, has placed him at the top of my list of influeces alongside the likes of Robert E. Howard, J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, and Bram Stoker. I cannot wait to delve into the heart of the Dark Elf Saga once again. Even the strongest flames need a bellows to get the coals burning bright once more. Well, until next time...😄 #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wrfradyauthor  #fantasy  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #drizzt  #rasalvatore  #reading  #books  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #iamstrangeiknow  #gottabeme 
The jerkin is under construction. My Castlevania Upgrade is well under way, with my new tools and a good measure of luck, I will have this ready for the Hickory Con in a couple of weeks.  Wish me luck! 😉
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #cosplay #cosplayer #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #comiccon #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas #ilovewhatido #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #whatahorriblenighttohaveacurse
Cassini's last image before entering Saturn's atmosphere and burning up.  Wow !

Imagine looking out on a new day and seeing another world... There is so much beauty in this universe that we, man, will never see, but it's images like this that awaken the imagination and stir the soul. Such a breathtaking view will not be seen here on Earth, yet it is scenes like this that draw me and countless others into the realms of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Only this is reality, it is what reminds me that there is more beauty in the world, as well as beyond than we will ever know. It is why I dream, I hope, I reach for the impossible, because in the words of R. A. Salvatore, "I would rather grab for the stars, than sit flustered because I know I cannot reach them." For just a moment, imagine what it would be like to see distant planet shores and the sunsets of stars we've never even heard of before.  I'm sure you will agree, the ideas are intriguing at the least. Until next time...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wrfradyauthor #fantasy #adventureawaits #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #iamsoalive #iamstrangeiknow #ineedadventure #littlethingsoftenhavethegreatestvalue #iamme #worldsofimagination #realmsofwonder #wishesaredreamsweseewithourhearts
Cassini's last image before entering Saturn's atmosphere and burning up. Wow ! Imagine looking out on a new day and seeing another world... There is so much beauty in this universe that we, man, will never see, but it's images like this that awaken the imagination and stir the soul. Such a breathtaking view will not be seen here on Earth, yet it is scenes like this that draw me and countless others into the realms of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Only this is reality, it is what reminds me that there is more beauty in the world, as well as beyond than we will ever know. It is why I dream, I hope, I reach for the impossible, because in the words of R. A. Salvatore, "I would rather grab for the stars, than sit flustered because I know I cannot reach them." For just a moment, imagine what it would be like to see distant planet shores and the sunsets of stars we've never even heard of before. I'm sure you will agree, the ideas are intriguing at the least. Until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wrfradyauthor  #fantasy  #adventureawaits  #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #iamsoalive  #iamstrangeiknow  #ineedadventure  #littlethingsoftenhavethegreatestvalue  #iamme  #worldsofimagination  #realmsofwonder  #wishesaredreamsweseewithourhearts 
One of my goals, both as a dreamer and a writer is to go here.  By here I mean Romania, especially the provinces of Transylvania and Wallachia, home of Vlad Dracula and home to still thriving medieval towns.  I want to get a few Romanian Easter Eggs to commemorate my travels, as they are unique and vary from region to region.  I want to explore castles, forests and cemeteries older than my homeland, and delve deep into the art and culture of the people who still live in traditions that were set in place before the Roman Empire moved into the area. This will be the closest I will ever get to entering the worlds of my imagination, especially that of worlds like Ravenloft and Castlevania.  This land is the source of my Gothic Horror passion, and I want it to be a part of my heart and soul as I move forward into the future of my writing and artistry. Once more you get to peer behind the scenes of my passion. There is still much more to learn...😏
#wrfrady #thedreamerlivesinme #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #gothicfantasy #gothichorror #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #gothicadventure #adventureawaits #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow #travelhopesanddreams #ineedadventure #newplacesnewpeople #romania
One of my goals, both as a dreamer and a writer is to go here. By here I mean Romania, especially the provinces of Transylvania and Wallachia, home of Vlad Dracula and home to still thriving medieval towns. I want to get a few Romanian Easter Eggs to commemorate my travels, as they are unique and vary from region to region. I want to explore castles, forests and cemeteries older than my homeland, and delve deep into the art and culture of the people who still live in traditions that were set in place before the Roman Empire moved into the area. This will be the closest I will ever get to entering the worlds of my imagination, especially that of worlds like Ravenloft and Castlevania. This land is the source of my Gothic Horror passion, and I want it to be a part of my heart and soul as I move forward into the future of my writing and artistry. Once more you get to peer behind the scenes of my passion. There is still much more to learn...😏 #wrfrady  #thedreamerlivesinme  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #gothicfantasy  #gothichorror  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #gothicadventure  #adventureawaits  #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow  #travelhopesanddreams  #ineedadventure  #newplacesnewpeople  #romania 
Eiges, immortal and wise counseled the dragons in their war against Äuros' Wurms.  The Destroyer had created the formidable beasts to be the bane of the great dragons, and as such they were.  In a council led by Aldwedorn the Wise, Eiges pled with the Dragonking to choose the most noble and mighty warriors from throughout the realms and teach them how to combat their kind, thus creating an order of elite warriors who could combat the vile Wurms as well as the dragon’s corrupted kin.  Thus the conception of the Dragonslayers was born. This day would change the history of Areth, forever more. 
Day two of this journey to the Rock of Eiges has come to a close... well sort of.  The details are falling into place and it won't be long till the inking begins.  Shading has been a joy as I watch one of my beloved characters come to life.  The most exciting part is that you will get to see my world through my mind's eye.  I hope you enjoy this little peek into my world of Areth.  I will be at Barnes and Noble of Hickory, in the Starbucks enjoying a Java Chip frappe if you're in the area and want to say hi. (Of course I will be doing homework as well😝.) I will talk to you again soon, until then... be good, have a safe Labor Day weekend. 
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #wrfradyauthor #writingpassion #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #coninentofloren #theblackestrose #thedreamerlivesinme #fantasy #rockofeiges #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #theworldofareth #sketchingitout #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #thisisme #thisismyworld #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #realmsofimagination #livingmountain
Eiges, immortal and wise counseled the dragons in their war against Äuros' Wurms. The Destroyer had created the formidable beasts to be the bane of the great dragons, and as such they were. In a council led by Aldwedorn the Wise, Eiges pled with the Dragonking to choose the most noble and mighty warriors from throughout the realms and teach them how to combat their kind, thus creating an order of elite warriors who could combat the vile Wurms as well as the dragon’s corrupted kin. Thus the conception of the Dragonslayers was born. This day would change the history of Areth, forever more. Day two of this journey to the Rock of Eiges has come to a close... well sort of. The details are falling into place and it won't be long till the inking begins. Shading has been a joy as I watch one of my beloved characters come to life. The most exciting part is that you will get to see my world through my mind's eye. I hope you enjoy this little peek into my world of Areth. I will be at Barnes and Noble of Hickory, in the Starbucks enjoying a Java Chip frappe if you're in the area and want to say hi. (Of course I will be doing homework as well😝.) I will talk to you again soon, until then... be good, have a safe Labor Day weekend. #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #wrfradyauthor  #writingpassion  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #coninentofloren  #theblackestrose  #thedreamerlivesinme  #fantasy  #rockofeiges  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #theworldofareth  #sketchingitout  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #thisisme  #thisismyworld  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #realmsofimagination  #livingmountain 
It's been more than a decade since you last graced my wall. One day soon, you will be able to hang on my wall again. Just hang on... #wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #castlevania #anewlifewillbegin #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #thoughtandemotions #somethingismissinginme #dawningofanew
Ano, The Creator, created the great dragons from the sweat of his brow, stardust from a distant galactic nursery,  and the mud of Areth which caked his hands.  As they were forming some of the divine matter fell amidst a towering mountain range in the southwestern heartlands of the Continent which would be come known to the people as Loren.  Ano was taken aback as he witnessed the most peculiar sight.  The mountain, touched by the life-giving essence which fell from Ano's hands, awakened to life and sentience, but struggled unlike the great oak which stood on the opposite end of the continent.  Seeing this being struggle to life, Ano took compassion, and cut his finger allowing a single droplet of divine blood fall into the Mountain's cavernous mouth.  At once it awakened, and looked up to see its creator smiling down upon him. "I will call you Eiges," Ano said gently, " for ages you will stand and mighty you shall ever be...
The Creation of Areth and the First Epoch-
Since I wasn't able to go live today, I wanted to bring you one final update.  It's funny what half an hour will allow one to accomplish.  Thank you once again as we embark on the next journey,  this time a little closer to the heart.  I know the characters mentioned in this story; they are very dear to me and are a part of the land my heart calls home.  Until next time...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #writingpassion #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #realmsofimagination #adventureawaits #rockofeiges #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #fantasyart #homeiswheretheheartis #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #thisisme
Ano, The Creator, created the great dragons from the sweat of his brow, stardust from a distant galactic nursery, and the mud of Areth which caked his hands. As they were forming some of the divine matter fell amidst a towering mountain range in the southwestern heartlands of the Continent which would be come known to the people as Loren. Ano was taken aback as he witnessed the most peculiar sight. The mountain, touched by the life-giving essence which fell from Ano's hands, awakened to life and sentience, but struggled unlike the great oak which stood on the opposite end of the continent. Seeing this being struggle to life, Ano took compassion, and cut his finger allowing a single droplet of divine blood fall into the Mountain's cavernous mouth. At once it awakened, and looked up to see its creator smiling down upon him. "I will call you Eiges," Ano said gently, " for ages you will stand and mighty you shall ever be... The Creation of Areth and the First Epoch- Since I wasn't able to go live today, I wanted to bring you one final update. It's funny what half an hour will allow one to accomplish. Thank you once again as we embark on the next journey, this time a little closer to the heart. I know the characters mentioned in this story; they are very dear to me and are a part of the land my heart calls home. Until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #writingpassion  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #realmsofimagination  #adventureawaits  #rockofeiges  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #fantasyart  #homeiswheretheheartis  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #thisisme 
So, the next journey has begun. We will traverse the Continent of Loren to the southwestern region of Lorenhardt to where the Iron Sentinel Mountains and the Shining Mountains stand tall, formidable, and indomitable. The Clover Valley Meadows and the Kingdom of Elderon are nestled safely between the massive ranges, and from these realms hail the stories of a forest where the trees are like living crystals, and gemstones glisten in geodine caverns which glisten with a life of their own.  The one tale which rings truest of all is the tale told by Aldwedorn himself, of Eiges, (pronounced Āgıs.) The living Mountain. While Aldwedorn stands in the midst of Caer Lynd, in the northeastern region of Lorenhardt, he talks to his distant counterpart through the tremors in the ground  and the breeze which passes through his ancient leaves.  Welcome, my friends to the place I call home, welcome to Ballidor. 😊
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #writingpassion #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #fantasyart #homeiswheretheheartis #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #ilovemyworld #worldsofimagination #worldbuilding #thisisme #fantasyworlds #rockofeiges #theblackestrose #livingmountain #sketchingitout #adventureawaits
So, the next journey has begun. We will traverse the Continent of Loren to the southwestern region of Lorenhardt to where the Iron Sentinel Mountains and the Shining Mountains stand tall, formidable, and indomitable. The Clover Valley Meadows and the Kingdom of Elderon are nestled safely between the massive ranges, and from these realms hail the stories of a forest where the trees are like living crystals, and gemstones glisten in geodine caverns which glisten with a life of their own. The one tale which rings truest of all is the tale told by Aldwedorn himself, of Eiges, (pronounced Āgıs.) The living Mountain. While Aldwedorn stands in the midst of Caer Lynd, in the northeastern region of Lorenhardt, he talks to his distant counterpart through the tremors in the ground and the breeze which passes through his ancient leaves. Welcome, my friends to the place I call home, welcome to Ballidor. 😊 #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #writingpassion  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #fantasyart  #homeiswheretheheartis  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #ilovemyworld  #worldsofimagination  #worldbuilding  #thisisme  #fantasyworlds  #rockofeiges  #theblackestrose  #livingmountain  #sketchingitout  #adventureawaits 
Carolina Fan Expo Cosplay Contest
Saturday, October 13th from 10am until 5:30pm
Over $1500 in Cash and Prizes
A donation fo a canned good to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is required for entry.

https://www.thecarolinafanexpo.com/cosplay-contest 
Come out, have fun, support a great cause.  The world is much too big for one person alone to change, but with a single act of kindness, or sincere act of genuineness, the effect is like that of a pebble being thrown into a lake.  The lake may swallow the pebble, but the ripples of its action will grow and spread, much like the this, one act can make the world a better place, a little at a time. So come, have fun and make the world a little better for those in need. 
#wrfrady #thecarolinafanexpo #theblackestrose #comiccon #cosplay #cosplayer #hickorync #funwithfriends #thecampkiller #gotham #itsallfunandgames #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas
#beyourownherocosplay
Carolina Fan Expo Cosplay Contest Saturday, October 13th from 10am until 5:30pm Over $1500 in Cash and Prizes A donation fo a canned good to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is required for entry. https://www.thecarolinafanexpo.com/cosplay-contest Come out, have fun, support a great cause. The world is much too big for one person alone to change, but with a single act of kindness, or sincere act of genuineness, the effect is like that of a pebble being thrown into a lake. The lake may swallow the pebble, but the ripples of its action will grow and spread, much like the this, one act can make the world a better place, a little at a time. So come, have fun and make the world a little better for those in need. #wrfrady  #thecarolinafanexpo  #theblackestrose  #comiccon  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #hickorync  #funwithfriends  #thecampkiller  #gotham  #itsallfunandgames  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplayofthecarolinas  #beyourownherocosplay 
Well from what I can tell, it seems that Ishalderhün the Crystalline Castle is done.  I cannot see anything more that I can do without ruining the picture. This journey has reached its end.  Ishalderhün will find its place in the world of Areth homeworld of Ballidor and the Island of Igraine. Where this exotic location may exist, well I have a few ideas.  Most of them lie in the jungles south of Gryphondale. Once more I would like to thank you for sharing in on my journey. Without you, I would just be doodling these castles and no one but a select few would see them. I would like to give a warm thanks to one of my newest friends, @reckless.peaches who has given me both a great deal of support, as well as inspired me to add a little color to some of my work. Thank you again, and stay tuned for the next journey which may include a sentient mountain. Until next time... Thank you all, and take care. 😎
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #theblackestrose #catlesanddreams #ballidor #worldofareth #thereissomuchmoretome #fantasyart #fantasycastles #fairyfantasy #castlesandcrusades #dungeonsanddragons #wrfradyauthor #ishalderhünthecrystalcastle #ilovewhatido #idreamoflandsfaraway #idontbelonginthisworld #iamadreameroffantasticthings #writinganddrawingpassion
Well from what I can tell, it seems that Ishalderhün the Crystalline Castle is done. I cannot see anything more that I can do without ruining the picture. This journey has reached its end. Ishalderhün will find its place in the world of Areth homeworld of Ballidor and the Island of Igraine. Where this exotic location may exist, well I have a few ideas. Most of them lie in the jungles south of Gryphondale. Once more I would like to thank you for sharing in on my journey. Without you, I would just be doodling these castles and no one but a select few would see them. I would like to give a warm thanks to one of my newest friends, @reckless.peaches who has given me both a great deal of support, as well as inspired me to add a little color to some of my work. Thank you again, and stay tuned for the next journey which may include a sentient mountain. Until next time... Thank you all, and take care. 😎 #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #theblackestrose  #catlesanddreams  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thereissomuchmoretome  #fantasyart  #fantasycastles  #fairyfantasy  #castlesandcrusades  #dungeonsanddragons  #wrfradyauthor  #ishalderhünthecrystalcastle  #ilovewhatido  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #idontbelonginthisworld  #iamadreameroffantasticthings  #writinganddrawingpassion 
The day is nearly over, so, here is the progress so far.  I honestly don't think there will be much more that can be done without overdoing it. I will not lie to you, this has been a tedious piece, as the willow in the foreground just didn't want to cooperate, and adding prismatic effects to the castle.  I can say that I have enjoyed working on this one as it has presented a challenge in its design.  My only grievance is the rocky cliff below.  Which might be the source of some touch up work.  Anyway, here is where I will leave off for now. Until next time... Take care, and be safe. 😎
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #ballidor #castlesanddreams #fantasyart #fantasy #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #fantasycastles #realmsofwonder #worldsofimagination #ilovewhatido #worldofareth #continentofloren #cryatallinecastle #thereissomuchmoretome #theblackestrose #ilovemyworld
The day is nearly over, so, here is the progress so far. I honestly don't think there will be much more that can be done without overdoing it. I will not lie to you, this has been a tedious piece, as the willow in the foreground just didn't want to cooperate, and adding prismatic effects to the castle. I can say that I have enjoyed working on this one as it has presented a challenge in its design. My only grievance is the rocky cliff below. Which might be the source of some touch up work. Anyway, here is where I will leave off for now. Until next time... Take care, and be safe. 😎 #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #ballidor  #castlesanddreams  #fantasyart  #fantasy  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #fantasycastles  #realmsofwonder  #worldsofimagination  #ilovewhatido  #worldofareth  #continentofloren  #cryatallinecastle  #thereissomuchmoretome  #theblackestrose  #ilovemyworld 
Now it's finally getting there. I did this my way, using the precise measurements, and the right tools. This time I do not have to go back to the drawing board.  After a pin-on trial, the jerkin fits according to design.  Now for the leather shoulder mantle the trim and the sleeve. This also means designing and making the Gothic style cross which adorns the front. I can't hardly wait to finish this and début it in Hickorycon. Of course if you look to the shelf behind the jerkin there is a little sneak peak behind the scenes of my life. Yes books, games, and music are the biggest influences on my life. I'm a total geek, I know.  But that's me, and I would not have it any other way. 😎
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #theblackestrose #cosplay #cosplaydesign #castlevaniacosplay #castlevania #simonbelmontcosplay #ilovewhatido #iamme #sneakpeakintotheworldofwrfrady #hickorycon #comiccon
Now it's finally getting there. I did this my way, using the precise measurements, and the right tools. This time I do not have to go back to the drawing board. After a pin-on trial, the jerkin fits according to design. Now for the leather shoulder mantle the trim and the sleeve. This also means designing and making the Gothic style cross which adorns the front. I can't hardly wait to finish this and début it in Hickorycon. Of course if you look to the shelf behind the jerkin there is a little sneak peak behind the scenes of my life. Yes books, games, and music are the biggest influences on my life. I'm a total geek, I know. But that's me, and I would not have it any other way. 😎 #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #theblackestrose  #cosplay  #cosplaydesign  #castlevaniacosplay  #castlevania  #simonbelmontcosplay  #ilovewhatido  #iamme  #sneakpeakintotheworldofwrfrady  #hickorycon  #comiccon 
I would like to apologize in advance for the fact that I suck at selfies. Beyond that, it was exciting to run into one one of my favorite Ghibli characters, Howl Pendragon at the Queen City Animé Convention. I've never seen a Howl cosplay so photo-op was definitely in order. More pictures will come later, though it won't be many, primarily because my point and shoot doesn't do very well any more. It's old, LOL😂

#wrfrady #theblackestrose #cosplay #cosplayer #howlsmovingcastle #terrybogard #queencityanimeconvention #funwithfriends #ilovewhatido #animecon #wrfradysdayout
I would like to apologize in advance for the fact that I suck at selfies. Beyond that, it was exciting to run into one one of my favorite Ghibli characters, Howl Pendragon at the Queen City Animé Convention. I've never seen a Howl cosplay so photo-op was definitely in order. More pictures will come later, though it won't be many, primarily because my point and shoot doesn't do very well any more. It's old, LOL😂 #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #cosplay  #cosplayer  #howlsmovingcastle  #terrybogard  #queencityanimeconvention  #funwithfriends  #ilovewhatido  #animecon  #wrfradysdayout 
Several years ago, I was a part of a horror based photoshoot.  If it wasn't obvious,  I was the axe wielding maniac. Lol.😁 Well had a lot of fun, and this made for a great gig, coincidently the photographer and I were discussing a short horror film using such an idea.  Thus the character Samuel Haynes was born.  I designed and custom made the scarecrow mask for the look, as well as began penning down the script, but it was one of those efforts that never saw the light of what it could have been.  Oh well,  until next time... #wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #ilovewhatido #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #horrorshoot #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #
Several years ago, I was a part of a horror based photoshoot. If it wasn't obvious, I was the axe wielding maniac. Lol.😁 Well had a lot of fun, and this made for a great gig, coincidently the photographer and I were discussing a short horror film using such an idea. Thus the character Samuel Haynes was born. I designed and custom made the scarecrow mask for the look, as well as began penning down the script, but it was one of those efforts that never saw the light of what it could have been. Oh well, until next time... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #ilovewhatido  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #horrorshoot  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #
I have told many of you about how long my hair used to be when I designed my Belmont Ensemble.  Here is a picture from the first time it grew back out after the Military.  It used to be even longer... 😎  I miss my hair being this long.  It was the one part of me that had to change that truthfully felt like a genuine loss. Well that and my identity, but that's a story for another time and place. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #cosplay #timetobeme #iamstrangeiknow #ineedadventure #wrfradyauthor #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #legendofthehungrywolf #neveracceptanythinglessthanyourbest #niceflowermissbutnexttimeiperferonewithoutthethorns #longhair
I have told many of you about how long my hair used to be when I designed my Belmont Ensemble. Here is a picture from the first time it grew back out after the Military. It used to be even longer... 😎 I miss my hair being this long. It was the one part of me that had to change that truthfully felt like a genuine loss. Well that and my identity, but that's a story for another time and place. #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #cosplay  #timetobeme  #iamstrangeiknow  #ineedadventure  #wrfradyauthor  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #istandalone  #legendofthehungrywolf  #neveracceptanythinglessthanyourbest  #niceflowermissbutnexttimeiperferonewithoutthethorns  #longhair 
The end of another day is fast approaching, and so is the finalization of this fantasy castle.  The coloring of the Crystalline Castle, Ishalderhün, is contentious at best, for while I want to show some color casting from the surrounding environment, I don't want to compromise the crystalline quality so shadows on the structure will remain at a minimum while highlights will seem almost as negative space. There are a few things that remain to be tended to, and then this castle which shall become a permanent locale in the realms of Ballidor will be complete. Well, I have to jet, as always, thank you each and every one for sharing in my journey toward my dreams. I will talk to you again soon, until then... take care. ☺
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #drawing #theblackrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #wrfradyauthor #fantasy #adventureawaits #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #castlesanddreams #crystalcastle #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #ishalderhünthecrystalcastle #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #adventuresinfarawaylands #fairyfantasy #ballidor #worldofareth #thecontinentofloren #fantasyart #fantasycastles
The end of another day is fast approaching, and so is the finalization of this fantasy castle. The coloring of the Crystalline Castle, Ishalderhün, is contentious at best, for while I want to show some color casting from the surrounding environment, I don't want to compromise the crystalline quality so shadows on the structure will remain at a minimum while highlights will seem almost as negative space. There are a few things that remain to be tended to, and then this castle which shall become a permanent locale in the realms of Ballidor will be complete. Well, I have to jet, as always, thank you each and every one for sharing in my journey toward my dreams. I will talk to you again soon, until then... take care. ☺ #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #theblackrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #wrfradyauthor  #fantasy  #adventureawaits  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #castlesanddreams  #crystalcastle  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #ishalderhünthecrystalcastle  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventuresinfarawaylands  #fairyfantasy  #ballidor  #worldofareth  #thecontinentofloren  #fantasyart  #fantasycastles 
I often state that I don't belong in this world. In truth, I don't. In my heart, my home is far away, in a different time and place.  Home is not where I live, that is a simple residence, and often a prison for it serves as a place to lay my head.  Allow me a moment to show you a glimpse of where my heart, my home is...
If one travels down the old woodland path beyond the babbling brook where the dryads  and the nymphs frolic amid the gurgling foam of the ever so playful stream, and then follows the winding narrow path through the emeraldine canopy of ancient hardwoods, whence the birds enchant the air with their whimsical melody; one may find that he or she has arrived at the foot of a cottage where the scent of gingerbread can be traced amid the other fervent aromas of the deep wood.  Here one will find a firepit, surrounded by seats of hewn wood, and a fine trail of smoke from the previous night's fire.  Echoing among the shrubs and various underbrush, one might hear the voices of tales which had rung out the night before, whispered amid the creatures hidden therein. One might even spy a backpack and a simple longsword, standing against the trunk of a gnarled old willow tree.  That very traveler may feel the serenity of my part of the woods, yet sense the call of adventure in the air.  Yet the person who should be there, is not, for I am here, writing to you about that place in a land far, far away.  Talk to you again soon. Until then...
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #writingpassion #ilovewhatido #istandalone #iamstrangeiknow #ineedadventure #idontbelonginthisworld #idreamoflandsfaraway #homeiswheretheheartis #thereissomuchmoretome #adventuresinfarawaylands #lonelyexistence #photography
I often state that I don't belong in this world. In truth, I don't. In my heart, my home is far away, in a different time and place. Home is not where I live, that is a simple residence, and often a prison for it serves as a place to lay my head. Allow me a moment to show you a glimpse of where my heart, my home is... If one travels down the old woodland path beyond the babbling brook where the dryads and the nymphs frolic amid the gurgling foam of the ever so playful stream, and then follows the winding narrow path through the emeraldine canopy of ancient hardwoods, whence the birds enchant the air with their whimsical melody; one may find that he or she has arrived at the foot of a cottage where the scent of gingerbread can be traced amid the other fervent aromas of the deep wood. Here one will find a firepit, surrounded by seats of hewn wood, and a fine trail of smoke from the previous night's fire. Echoing among the shrubs and various underbrush, one might hear the voices of tales which had rung out the night before, whispered amid the creatures hidden therein. One might even spy a backpack and a simple longsword, standing against the trunk of a gnarled old willow tree. That very traveler may feel the serenity of my part of the woods, yet sense the call of adventure in the air. Yet the person who should be there, is not, for I am here, writing to you about that place in a land far, far away. Talk to you again soon. Until then... #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #writingpassion  #ilovewhatido  #istandalone  #iamstrangeiknow  #ineedadventure  #idontbelonginthisworld  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #homeiswheretheheartis  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventuresinfarawaylands  #lonelyexistence  #photography 
Well, here we are again, at the end of another day.  The coloring has come along well, and as I blend and erase only to blend again,  the structure of the piece is really beginning to take shape,  I don't know how much longer this will take to be completed, but I will not rush this as a hasty decision or spur of the moment change can undo all that I have worked to create.  Overall I am liking this rare oddity. It has definitely been a challenge to draw and more so to color as it involves the shading to set the correct hues.  This castle went from WTF to not bad before I even got the details worked in,  so we'll see where it goes from here.  Take care, and be safe,  I will talk to you again soon.  Until then. . . 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #drawing #fantasyart #fantasy #fantasycastles #realmsofwonder #adventureawaits #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow #idreamoflandsfaraway #worldsofimagination #thisismyworld #ilovewhatido #coninentofloren #theblackestrose #thedreamerlivesinme #adventureawaits #castlesanddreams #crystalcastle #dungeonsanddragons #castlesandcrusades #ishalderhünthecrystalcastle
Well, here we are again, at the end of another day. The coloring has come along well, and as I blend and erase only to blend again, the structure of the piece is really beginning to take shape, I don't know how much longer this will take to be completed, but I will not rush this as a hasty decision or spur of the moment change can undo all that I have worked to create. Overall I am liking this rare oddity. It has definitely been a challenge to draw and more so to color as it involves the shading to set the correct hues. This castle went from WTF to not bad before I even got the details worked in, so we'll see where it goes from here. Take care, and be safe, I will talk to you again soon. Until then. . . #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #fantasyart  #fantasy  #fantasycastles  #realmsofwonder  #adventureawaits  #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow  #idreamoflandsfaraway  #worldsofimagination  #thisismyworld  #ilovewhatido  #coninentofloren  #theblackestrose  #thedreamerlivesinme  #adventureawaits  #castlesanddreams  #crystalcastle  #dungeonsanddragons  #castlesandcrusades  #ishalderhünthecrystalcastle 
This is what spoiled looks like. My little familiar has taken over my lap, and despite the fact that I need to go to work, is just as content as he can be.  Lol.😁 Every time I try to move him, he stretches, purrs and cuddles in that much closer.  What ever shall I do? 😅 There are worse ways to start a Monday. #wrfrady #theblackestrose #thereissomuchmoretome #iamme #ilovebeingwierd #shadow #mylittlefamiliar #myblackcat #piratekitty #lapkitty #Mondayhijinks #ilovewhatido #ilovemylittlecounterpart
This is what spoiled looks like. My little familiar has taken over my lap, and despite the fact that I need to go to work, is just as content as he can be. Lol.😁 Every time I try to move him, he stretches, purrs and cuddles in that much closer. What ever shall I do? 😅 There are worse ways to start a Monday. #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #iamme  #ilovebeingwierd  #shadow  #mylittlefamiliar  #myblackcat  #piratekitty  #lapkitty  #Mondayhijinks  #ilovewhatido  #ilovemylittlecounterpart 
Hanging out with my good friend @brotherjohn1701 at the Charlotte Comic Con. This is the only self pic I was able to grab as my brilliance left my camera, tablet, and phone in the car.  So the rest of any pics will be those shared with me and such.  Speaking of John, I would like to wish him a very happy birthday.  I send you my very best wishes. I look forward to hanging with you again soon. 
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #castlevaniacosplay #comicon #charlottecomicon #simonbelmontcosplay #cosplayer #cooldudebehindme #happybirthday #thereissomuchmoretome #funwithfriends
Hanging out with my good friend @brotherjohn1701 at the Charlotte Comic Con. This is the only self pic I was able to grab as my brilliance left my camera, tablet, and phone in the car. So the rest of any pics will be those shared with me and such. Speaking of John, I would like to wish him a very happy birthday. I send you my very best wishes. I look forward to hanging with you again soon. #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #castlevaniacosplay  #comicon  #charlottecomicon  #simonbelmontcosplay  #cosplayer  #cooldudebehindme  #happybirthday  #thereissomuchmoretome  #funwithfriends 
What a horrible night to drive home from a Con... Lol, I had fun today meeting with old friends and making new ones. What pictures I got, and there are very few, will be posted up later. The cosplay karaoke was fun and I do wish it could have gone longer, but like all good things they must come to an end. To everyone coming tomorrow, be safe and have a great time! I will talk to you again soon, until then... Be safe and take care... 😎
#wrfrady #funwithfriends #theblackestrose #cosplay #charlottecomicon #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #comiccon #simonbelmontofthecarolinas #whatahorriblenighttohaveacurse #istandalone
What a horrible night to drive home from a Con... Lol, I had fun today meeting with old friends and making new ones. What pictures I got, and there are very few, will be posted up later. The cosplay karaoke was fun and I do wish it could have gone longer, but like all good things they must come to an end. To everyone coming tomorrow, be safe and have a great time! I will talk to you again soon, until then... Be safe and take care... 😎 #wrfrady  #funwithfriends  #theblackestrose  #cosplay  #charlottecomicon  #castlevaniacosplay  #simonbelmontcosplay  #comiccon  #simonbelmontofthecarolinas  #whatahorriblenighttohaveacurse  #istandalone 
Nothing cools down a Belmont like a Java Chip Frappe.  Now I wait for the cosplay karaoke to begin.  I hope they have something I can sing Lol.😎
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #javachipfrappé #comiccon #cosplay #castlevaniacosplay #simonbelmontcosplay #funwithfriends #ilovewhatido #iamme
For those of you who have only began seeing my stories and art within the last few months or so, allow me to introduce you to two characters which have been by my side since the early 2000s.  The first is the ronin warrior, Demitrus Kane who wields the soul of the samurai, the daisho. His Niten style of weapon mastery, balance, and agility makes him a windmill of razor sharp destruction for those who stand between him and the protection of the innocent.  Behind him, landing a leap from higher ground, is Jalumar Kassim,  a desert warrior and corsair whose at much at home on the Sea as he is in the open sands.  His companions are the sentient shamshirs Shielva and Shadar, which serve as both comrades in arms as well as faithful companions on the road.  There will be  more of my original characters to come and speaking of Demitrus, I will be posting a story of his combative exploits for everyone to read soon.  So stay tuned.  Well, gotta go.  I will talk to you again soon, until then... take care and be safe. ☺
#wrfrady #theblackestrose #wrfradyauthor #wrfradyart #drawing #fantasyart #fantasy #adventureawaits #demitruskane #jalumarkassim #ilovewhatido #realmsofwonder #realmsoffantasy #actionfantasy #thereissomuchmoretome #adventuresinfarawaylands
For those of you who have only began seeing my stories and art within the last few months or so, allow me to introduce you to two characters which have been by my side since the early 2000s. The first is the ronin warrior, Demitrus Kane who wields the soul of the samurai, the daisho. His Niten style of weapon mastery, balance, and agility makes him a windmill of razor sharp destruction for those who stand between him and the protection of the innocent. Behind him, landing a leap from higher ground, is Jalumar Kassim, a desert warrior and corsair whose at much at home on the Sea as he is in the open sands. His companions are the sentient shamshirs Shielva and Shadar, which serve as both comrades in arms as well as faithful companions on the road. There will be more of my original characters to come and speaking of Demitrus, I will be posting a story of his combative exploits for everyone to read soon. So stay tuned. Well, gotta go. I will talk to you again soon, until then... take care and be safe. ☺ #wrfrady  #theblackestrose  #wrfradyauthor  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #fantasyart  #fantasy  #adventureawaits  #demitruskane  #jalumarkassim  #ilovewhatido  #realmsofwonder  #realmsoffantasy  #actionfantasy  #thereissomuchmoretome  #adventuresinfarawaylands 
Did I ever mention how I love fantasy and horror, especially Gothic Horror?  Swords, sorcery, ghosts, vampires, and dark ramshackle dwellings have ever been a part of my life.  These images are some of my own artwork including my photography, and a drawing that I did for the "Be Buried in Silent Hill" contest for Silent Hill Downpour. Silent Hill,  is hands down my favorite horror game series, and the chance to have my own artwork featured in a game was not an opportunity I was willing to pass on. Maybe I can find a picture of my Red Pyramid costume I made years ago. Lol.😅 Of course it needs to be redone, I wore the helmet out over the course of several Halloweens. Anyway I will talk to you again soon, until then, be safe and take care. 
#wrfrady #wrfradyart #drawing #theblackrose #thereissomuchmoretome #friday #ilovewhatido #myphotographyandmore #sunset #grimlighting #silenthill #gothichorrorandfantasy #adventureawaits #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow #gothicfantasy
Did I ever mention how I love fantasy and horror, especially Gothic Horror? Swords, sorcery, ghosts, vampires, and dark ramshackle dwellings have ever been a part of my life. These images are some of my own artwork including my photography, and a drawing that I did for the "Be Buried in Silent Hill" contest for Silent Hill Downpour. Silent Hill, is hands down my favorite horror game series, and the chance to have my own artwork featured in a game was not an opportunity I was willing to pass on. Maybe I can find a picture of my Red Pyramid costume I made years ago. Lol.😅 Of course it needs to be redone, I wore the helmet out over the course of several Halloweens. Anyway I will talk to you again soon, until then, be safe and take care. #wrfrady  #wrfradyart  #drawing  #theblackrose  #thereissomuchmoretome  #friday  #ilovewhatido  #myphotographyandmore  #sunset  #grimlighting  #silenthill  #gothichorrorandfantasy  #adventureawaits  #thereismorebeautyintheworldthananyonewilleverknow  #gothicfantasy