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The Crimson Diamond Gazette #24

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October 2020

Hello, dear readers! Happy October! The leaves are changing colour here in Ontario. I'm seeing some of the EGA colour palette in real life, which is lovely!

Chapter 4 is progressing well. I'm hoping to start work on Chapter 5 next month. The Crimson Diamond is planned to have seven chapters, but it still feels like I have a long way to go!

This is issue #24 of The Crimson Diamond Gazette, Happy 2nd Anniversary!

The Crimson Diamond Logo

The Crimon Diamond has a new trailer! Dan and I did a special stream where we made the trailer from beginning to end -- You can watch it here.


Neil Cicierega's "Mouth Dreams" album cover

This may look a little familiar! Neil Cicierega's latest album "Mouth Dreams" came out recently, and the cover reminded me of The Crimson Diamond title screen / logo -- So I couldn't resist making an EVEN MORE similar version:

My version of Neil's album cover

If you've never heard Neil's music, I definitely recommend it. I like this track, in particular!


1-900-Hotdog artwork I did!

I'm super excited to share this artwork that Seanbaby commissioned for his humour website 1-900-Hotdog. Seanbaby is best known for his writing for, as well as Attack of the Show, Adult Swim, and EGM. 1-900-Hotdog is a Patreon-based site, where every weekday he and his team of writers deliver some of the absolute best humour writing the internet has to offer. I wholeheartedly recommend their articles! And there's a podcast, too!

1-900-Hotdog full art

This image contains 25 "artifacts" that represent some of 1-900-Hotdog's best articles of the past seven months. It was a pleasure to get to read them! This was the first time I'd used the CGA (cyan, magenta, white) palette for pixel art. I must say, I'm a huge fan! In terms of colour choices it is certainly a very strange palette, but I have massive soft spots for nostalgia and bright colours.


Screen cap from a pre-stream

Dan and I continue to enjoy streaming game art and game music dev on our Twitch channels! Streaming happens on Tuesdays at 8pm EDT on my Twitch channel and Dan's channel.

Screencap from an art live stream

Often, for the art streams or the pre-streams to Dan's music stream, I'll show some other stuff like some of my old freelance illustrations, sketches, etc.!

I post all the live streams as VODs (videos on demand) on my Youtube channel!


little sculpts of homestarrunner and homsar that I made


Speaking of showing other stuff in pre-stream and art stream videos, here are Homestarrunner and Homsar sculpts that I did years ago! I show the process on the October 13 pre-stream VOD, here's a handy-dandy timestamp.


rough, natural diamonds photo


DID YOU KNOW: Diamonds are pretty cool minerals, and don't have to be expensive if you know what to look for! I've gotten more interested in diamonds as I've been making The Crimson Diamond, and I'd like to add them to my mineral collection. I don't want anything large or spectacular, just a specimen that showcases their hardness, sparkliness, and rough shapes. I have my eye on this strand of diamond chips from Fire Mountain Gems! As a bonus they have holes drilled them, so I can make jewellery and wear them, too! The 8" strand costs $79.71. If you have rock hound friends who will split the cost of the strand for a share, even better!


The Crimson Diamond animated gif


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Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful October :).

-- JM