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Guanlong wucaii in pencil by dracontes, visual art

Deviation Spotlight

Rustlemaw by dracontes, visual art

Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • Oct 22, 1983
  • Portugal
  • Deviant for 19 years
  • He / Him
My Bio

I am a skeptically inquiring secular humanist of a materialist and modernist bent with a lapsed Roman Catholic upbringing. Thus, for all intents and purposes, I'm a pragmatic atheist. I am also queer and a furry.

I tend to have a life, now in sabbatical as I prepare for job hunting, mainly in the Earth and Life Sciences areas, and, to my chagrin, I am a procrastinator. Hopefully these will be fixed in the next 100 years, though the latter is something I'm working on constantly.

Finally, I am always interested in artistic advice and if you want use my artwork here's the rules. You can also commission me. Tips via Paypal at Dracontes(at)gmail(dot)com are welcome as well.

These are my contacts:


  • Dracontes(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Dracontes(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • rfvs1983(at)yahoo(dot)com


  • dracontes | Dracontes(at)hotmail(dot)com

Other venues

Favourite Visual Artist
John Sibbick, Gregory Paul, Wayne Barlowe, Daren Bader, Hubble Space Telescope, National Geographic photographers
Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Alien, Dragonheart
Favourite TV Shows
Dexter, The Mentalist, Fringe, BBC documentaries, National Geographic documentaries
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
It's more favourite musical pieces really....
Favourite Books
Cosmos, It's a Wonderful Life, Lord of the Rings, Belgariad & Malloreon, His Dark Materials
Favourite Writers
Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, John Tolkien, David & Leigh Eddings...
Favourite Games
Learning new stuff and finding new ideas
Favourite Gaming Platform
Books, the Internet...
Tools of the Trade
sheets of paper, an eraser and a mechanical pencil; a variety of graphic editing programs
Other Interests
Science (Biology & Geology), Literature (Science Fiction), Art (Figurative & Realistic)
I'm in the tail end of a stint with common cold and being scatterbrained and idly curious, I'm compelled to see if status updates on DeviantArt work like on Facebook. That is, whether I'm able to use them to share preliminary work for commentary. So ...
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Some more context on my Facebook profile. It's nice to have a private place where you can bounce ideas off similarly-minded people and generally be sociable but I've come to realize, as for other Web 2.0 modes of interaction in the past, that there's a risk of that becoming all you do. So after a year or so testing the likes of Facebook and Discord as chatting platforms I've decided Skype is the chosen one (for now at least) and it seems to me that the first chat group I've joined on there has an activity level I can keep up with. So all invites to join chats elsewhere are preemptively declined (as are for other venues like forums and sundr
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Let's see if I can summarize this ramble of mine on why I am turned away from most art contests into easily digestible points. :bulletred: Always read the rules in detail. Overwhelmingly you'll find an item that says you relinquish your commercial rights pertaining to the submitted artwork or even all of them to the entity holding the contest just to participate. :bulletred: All things being equal, a contest corresponds to a ballot where a "ticket" is something for which entrants likely worked hard for and yet only three of them at most get a one time payment, resulting, if that hasn't already happened, in the complete forfeiture of the win
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Happy birthday!!
Happy belated birthday Renato :)
Thanks :) I think you were timely enough ;)
looks like i was, haha :P