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Art of my people and for me

Twill x Skraa couples art trade by cast-indoubt- Twill x Skraa couples art trade :iconcast-indoubt-:cast-indoubt- 1 1 Art Trade: Twill and Skraa by BronsonOfGod Art Trade: Twill and Skraa :iconbronsonofgod:BronsonOfGod 1 2 CM : Drom x Raven [ INKING ] by Kanomatsu CM : Drom x Raven [ INKING ] :iconkanomatsu:Kanomatsu 55 2 The Raven Queen by Dyabell The Raven Queen :icondyabell:Dyabell 3 3 CM : Drom x Raven [ INKING ] by Kanomatsu CM : Drom x Raven [ INKING ] :iconkanomatsu:Kanomatsu 52 6 G: Jeremy Drink me by MochaBunnii G: Jeremy Drink me :iconmochabunnii:MochaBunnii 17 8 AT: Colors of the Soul by MochaBunnii AT: Colors of the Soul :iconmochabunnii:MochaBunnii 24 14 Art trade: Exael and Heru by Soulfest Art trade: Exael and Heru :iconsoulfest:Soulfest 2 4 Kenny Pike and Pacem by CeliaNightstep Kenny Pike and Pacem :iconcelianightstep:CeliaNightstep 5 5 Heru and Exael [YCH] by HopefulZero Heru and Exael [YCH] :iconhopefulzero:HopefulZero 13 8 Night and Day by Malwinra Night and Day :iconmalwinra:Malwinra 9 11 Look up | Cian by Malwinra Look up | Cian :iconmalwinra:Malwinra 4 9 Heru - Character from Cians-Sacred-Lair by RedGeOrb Heru - Character from Cians-Sacred-Lair :iconredgeorb:RedGeOrb 23 4 Exael by Kishimix Exael :iconkishimix:Kishimix 1 0 Lanky Boi Full-Body [CLOSED] by ViataMinunata Lanky Boi Full-Body [CLOSED] :iconviataminunata:ViataMinunata 46 15 Art Trade with Cians-Sacred-Lair by TheGameartist03 Art Trade with Cians-Sacred-Lair :iconthegameartist03:TheGameartist03 9 4

I love my characters and go totally nuts when people draw them for me <333

Yes you may draw my characters (Stamp) by Aviseya


I have met some amazing people online and this space is for them :iconshadowhellhoundz::iconsesta-outlaw::iconwittea: :iconmalwinra::icongummiishark::iconhopefulzero::iconsnowtightfrostbite::iconlusid-dreamer::icontullowyn::iconsverre93::iconhancia::iconfenifire:::iconbimori::iconthe-little-empress::iconlazer-bunny::iconmoonfirexd::iconthehidefriday::iconcolorspots23::icondatapony: :iconhearse80: :iconjustastrangegal: :iconwhovianmiss: :iconviataminunata:

Where to find Me - Art Status - My :3 Work in progress~… Sefer Exael on AO3… Heru and Exael on Wattpad
( - For Art that is too NSFW for DA
CianRhapsody on twitter

Commissions 'Closed' by Drawn-Mario
Requests 'Friends Only' by Drawn-Mario
Art Trades 'Soon' by Drawn-Mario Note me with examples of your art and the character you want drawn. Preferably head shots or half bodies. Will do single characters or couples~ (Gay preferred but will do hetero too)… if you need sai, here is one version

Other people's art of my OCs

I love when other folks draw my characters :rose:

:f: - Night Heights by Dogi-Crimson [Gift] Cian by tullowyn The road to Shamballah by Sesta-Outlaw Cian's Exael - Fanart by DetailDevil AT: Cian/Exael by Lusid-Dreamer Cian's Workshop - Commission by WitTea 2 Worlds 1 Crystal :Art trade: by Dewdrops-of-Crystal Cian Stained Glass - Commission by WitTea .Gift. by AikaMori .:AT:. C i a n by the-little-empress Cian || RQ by DuSKiCHaN Michael.. is that you? by Sverre93 Arttrade with Cians-Sacred-Lair by T3rrorT1ts

Aleister (and Wesley)
cians-sacred-lair AT by RiotWolfBite Scarves are for sharing by nocturnefox
Commission: Rainy Days by Octeapi .:Gift:. Aleister by the-little-empress

Andrew "Andy" La'Lune
Andy La Lune By Emilyblackdraws by Cians-Sacred-Lair Copy3 by RoseEyed

Assorted Fallens -
Gamygyn by nocturnefox Sketch commission- Gamygyn and Cory by KuumiArt

request for Cians-Sacred-Lair by akume-no-kame sketch - Eligor by nocturnefox
Eligor by nocturnefox

Comm - Mastema and Israfel by serenadefox

Classy by nocturnefox Stained Glass - Barattiel by nocturnefox

Quotes and junk

"Flectere si nequeo superos, Achaeronta movebo" //
"If I cannot bend the heavens above, I will move Hell" Virgil, The Aeneid

"Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance". Jean-Paul Sartre

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless."
"We cannot attribute to fortune or virtue that which is achieved without either."
"Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil."
Niccolo Machiavelli

"Be Careful when you cast out your Demons that you don't throw away the best of yourself"
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"And the lesson is wisely and painfully learned: an alchemist of greatest mastery, even the adept of the centuries, having only the best of intentions and the solutions to global problems and rise and fall of nations, must bow to the free will of mortals. He may advise, but not command; and when ignored, he Is obliged to withdraw"

St. Germain on Alchemy

"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist." - George Carlin

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd law

"Don't let anyone fool you. We're all flying by the seat of our pants. Every last one of us. So why not try and do what you want to do, rather than feel like there's some "secret knowledge" that everyone else was given, and which you somehow weren't? The only secret, if there is one, is not giving up. Put in your 10,000 hours, and watch what happens."- Maurice LaMarche

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”
- Richard Adams "Watership Down"



Anyone else celebrating the fact that Game of Thrones will end and people will finally shut up about it?

I'm so hyped for it to be over. XD

For your consideration

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 27, 2017, 6:10 AM

Requests. They are the bane of a professional artist's existence. Someone you don't know comes to your gallery, or stream and decides to ask if you'll draw something for them for free. You try to be polite and explain that you need to make money from your art. They, in turn, get angry, calling you 8 different kinds of selfish when you point out that you need money to live. It's frustrating because they don't understand what they're asking.

What's the problem with asking for requests, some of you will query. It doesn't cost anything to make the art. It doesn't seem unreasonable. What is often forgotten is art takes time. And as the saying goes, Time is Money. Many of us who get requests have been working for years on our art.

 We study all of the things that the people who make the requests are too busy, too lazy, or too overwhelmed to do themselves. If our art wasn't some how superior in technique, be it color, composition, anatomy, or any other aspect, you wouldn't be asking. A three hour portrait takes much more than just the hours put directly in the piece. It's the result of time taken building skills. (See my journal PSA To Younger Artists"Artistic Talent" Isn't talent at all. 
Before you get into a huff, let me explain.
Artistic Masters like Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, none of them were born able to draw as they could when their lives ended. Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott FitzGerald, Victor Hugo, Oscar Wilde et al didn't start out being masters of Writing. All of these people and anyone who enters a creative/artistic field, be it music, literature, visual arts, they all started out as beginners. The difference between them and everyone else is that they spent their lives honing their craft. Training in their field. I constantly see people comparing their art to that of people generally older and more experienced than them and coming away self-loathing because they aren't as good as their idol. The Idols have largely put in more time and study.
Excelling at visual art involves putting time into your art. More than just time dreaming, drawing, and coloring is the time spent study
for more on this)

When you ask for free art from anyone, you are asking for them to put hours of time into something for you, instead of putting it into something for themselves or for a paying customer, or instead of doing something else they enjoy like video games. You're asking them to give you a piece of themselves and giving nothing of yourself in return. That isn't fair. That isn't to say we don't give out the occasional piece, but most of the time, it's to friends, people who have in some way given themselves to us. A birthday present to the person you cried to about a break up. A Christmas gift for someone who has supported you through a family disaster. It's almost always a way to say thank you for something that happened behind the scenes. Equivalent Exchange. We put our heart and soul into our work. We need to get something for it. 

There will be times where asking is appropriate. Raffles, giveaways, and the like, journals where you are invited to ask. You won't always be chosen however, and you must accept that too. Be kind. Remember all of us are trying to survive in a difficult world. For some of us, as much as we love it, drawing is painful. We all have bills to pay. We don't want to be rude. If I had infinite time and resources, I would be more generous. I'm sure many of us would. Some of us still  do art trades with people far below our skill level, because at least they intend to give back. 

What I am trying to say is free art isn't actually free. So don't ask as if it's nothing. Don't ask as if you're owed because you're you. And don't get mad if people say no. They have every right to value their time and effort.

  • Listening to: Sound of Silence - Disturbed Cover
  • Reading: Drarry Fanfics
  • Watching: Archer
  • Drinking: Coffee



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Cian Rhapsody Cathcart
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Transgender heart by Tiny-Forest-Prince My focus is on angels and demons.The lore I work with has a definite Gnostic Bend, and many of my Tulpas/muses are gay men, so if that isn't your thing, choose where you look carefully and keep filters on XD
I love to answer questions about my characters and their stories

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Thanks Hana-chan! :iconhancia:


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Rules and art tools

My Rules-
dont f with me stamp by Dbzbabe Check out my gallery Stamp by RakiParra Oscar Wilde Quotes 3 by Claire-stamps Oscar Wilde quote 7 by scaryqueen

"Free" art is for FRIENDS ONLY. Because it's not actually free. It's something I do to thank the people who have been there for me for their support or for inspiration they have given me. 3 strikes before I resort to ignoring the guilty party.

My tools
Paint Tool SAI 2015 Icon by linux-rules Prismacolor Stamp by buyochan Surface Pro 2 Icon by linux-rules Wacom User :stamp: by Amblygon Stamp - Pencil+Paper User by firstfear I Support SAI STAMP by KittyChan12 Self taught artist - stamp by Eirene86

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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Thank you for the Llama. Sorry about this, my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) makes me have to do this, I hope it doesn't cause too many problems. Take care of yourself!

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