keith, at two in the morning: [muttering to himself, moving strings around a conspiracy board, completely immersed in whatever he’s doing]
lance, just woken up: keith? what are you doing? why are you up so late?
keith: i’m trying to connect the dots. it can’t be a coincidence.
lance: …what can’t be a coincidence?
keith, turning to lance to reveal his conspiracy board, which has multiple pictures of my chemical romance tacked onto it: gerard way said he wanted to follow the path of the band smashing pumpkins, a band that was together for twelve years, then broke up for six, then came back. my chemical romance formed in 2001, then broke up in 2013. twelve years as a band. additionally, their album “danger days: the true lives of the fabulous killjoys” takes place in 2019. 2019 is six years after 2013 - six years after they broke up. also, before splitting, they released the song “fake your death.” could my chemical romance’s split be a fake? will they come back in 2019? i need to know.
This is the product of staring at a screen for seven hours and trying digital art for the first time. It started as a tattoo design, and veered off course. Until I figure out what’s going to go in the blank space that is currently occupied by “ZENITH,” here’s a snapshot of the work in progress.
Staring at a reference for hours really teaches you things– I hadn’t known that the album cover features a dragonfly and a lotus flower in its printed embroidery.