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Jack is Back! (Excerpt 1 from Belly of Brass)

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Jack is Back! (Excerpt 1 from Belly of Brass)

He divided his attention between the hazardous road and the craft soaring into open view ahead. Sunlight glinted off what must have been glass shielding, presumably in front of the operators, for Jack could now see they were small machines—just large enough to seat one or two men at the most. The glare of midafternoon reflected off what looked to be dual gun barrels—large ones at that—mounted under each wing. Without a pause in their motion toward him, they opened fire. "Good God!" Jack shouted as he ducked his head. Bullets hissed and struck the road in front of him. At least three or four rounds found purchase on the metal roof of his veh
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I'm a freelance graphic artist and aspiring fiction writer. Currently querying my first novel, a dark gaslamp fantasy. I sew my own steampunk- and fantasy-inspired costumes. I'm also a gardener, painter, cat mom and practitioner of ceremonial magic.

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Favourite Visual Artist
John William Waterhouse, Hokusai, Brian Froud
Favourite Movies
Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Howl's Moving Castle, Sherlock Holmes, The Fifth Element, Blade Runner
Favourite TV Shows
Sanctuary, Firefly, Start Trek TNG
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Bowie, Arcade Fire, Echo and the Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, The Fleet Foxes, DJ Krush
Favourite Books
(Too many to list) The Anubis Gates, Dune, Pride and Prejudice, Howl's Moving Castle, LOTR
Favourite Writers
Tim Powers, K.W. Jeter, Frank Herbert, Jane Austen, Ursula K. Le Guin, Israel Regardie, W.B. Yeats, C.G. Jung
Favourite Gaming Platform
My mind
Tools of the Trade
Adobe Creative Suite, pen and paper, paint, Aether
Other Interests
Magic, Steampunk, Bonsai, Gardening, Sewing costumes

Still on the Journey

Still on the Journey

Hello, DeviantArt Community, I've been gone for a long time, but haven't forgotten how amazing this place is. Where have I been? In a word: Writing. I'm currently querying my first fantasy novel (after spending years rewriting and revising). Querying agents and publishers is harrowing process in itself. I still don't know if my book will find a home in traditional publishing, or if I will go Indie. I'll admit, despite its many drawbacks, the idea of self-publishing has its appeal, mostly because I would have more creative freedom. To that end, I've lately been inspired to stretch the out-of-shape visual art portions of my brain. I don't have much free time, and most of that is spent behind a keyboard working on my books, but I miss my artwork, and it's calling me back, so I'm here, looking through my old deviations, and wanting to see what new images I can create. I will check back soon. With love and light, Cristen Elizabeth Rose
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Drawing Again...

Drawing Again...

It's been a while since I've picked up a real ink pen to draw on real paper. So much of what I do is digital these days. But this spring I got some bristol board and art markers and gave it another try. I'll leave it to you all to decide if my pen and inks are real art or not, but I'm sure having fun and that's what I need. Art and writing are my best weapons against Depression, so I keep following those muses when they will talk. Oh, and I finally got one of those digital drawing tablets from Wacom and am in love with that thing! What took me so long to buy one, I don't know... I've been away from DA for too long as well. It's wonderful to
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Tagged!

Tagged!

   Mood: ???    Listening to: Wax Tailor    Reading: Steampunk    Playing: {I wish I had time}    Eating: Gluten-free cookies    Drinking: Earl Gray Tea Thank you !Bluejay96 (https://www.deviantart.com/bluejay96) for tagging me! Rules~ 1. You must post these rules. 2. Each person has to share 10 things about them 3. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer 4. Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal 5. Go to their page to inform them they are tagged 6. Not something like " you are tagged if you read that" 7. You have to legitimately tag 10 people 8. No tag-backs Noooope~ 9. You can't s
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Eden-WestProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the follow! It's an honor to have you. :) <3
Joe-RobertsProfessional Digital Artist
 Thanks for faving :)
STEAMPUNK by Joe-Roberts 
CERoseHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! It's an awesome cover. :)
slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks so much for the +fav! I really appreciate it! Please consider throwing a watch my way if you enjoy my stuff, and have a good one! :)

CERoseHobbyist Digital Artist
No prob. You are awesome. *clicks watch button* :)
slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
oneoftheclanProfessional General Artist
Determination by oneoftheclan
used here thanx for great stock