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The Seasons by dragonsong12 The Seasons :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 4 2 Conscripted - Guardian by dragonsong12 Conscripted - Guardian :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 0 5 The Tale of Furrendai by dragonsong12 The Tale of Furrendai :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 1 2 Zodiac Dragon Buttons by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragon Buttons :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 2 4 Why Bother 01 by dragonsong12 Why Bother 01 :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 5 13 Zodiac Dragons - All Signs by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - All Signs :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 4 2 Zodiac Dragons - Capricorn by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Capricorn :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 1 3 Zodiac Dragons - Sagittarius by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Sagittarius :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 2 0 Zodiac Dragons - Scorpio by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Scorpio :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 3 3 Zodiac Dragons - Libra by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Libra :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 2 0 Zodiac Dragons - Virgo by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Virgo :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 1 2 Zodiac Dragons - Leo by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Leo :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 2 0 Zodiac Dragons - Cancer by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Cancer :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 1 0 Zodiac Dragons - Gemini by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Gemini :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 2 2 Zodiac Dragons - Taurus by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Taurus :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 2 0 Zodiac Dragons - Aires by dragonsong12 Zodiac Dragons - Aires :icondragonsong12:dragonsong12 3 2


I'm keepin'my eyes peeled by JackPot-84 I'm keepin'my eyes peeled :iconjackpot-84:JackPot-84 360 30 Expressionist-Wannabe Barn Owl by CyanilurusJubatus Expressionist-Wannabe Barn Owl :iconcyanilurusjubatus:CyanilurusJubatus 28 9 Aidan and Serik in the Field by CyanilurusJubatus Aidan and Serik in the Field :iconcyanilurusjubatus:CyanilurusJubatus 6 4 Twisted Mirrors - Rasque-ish - fanart by CyanilurusJubatus Twisted Mirrors - Rasque-ish - fanart :iconcyanilurusjubatus:CyanilurusJubatus 4 7 FNAF: Requiem with a Birthday Cake, page 1 by Negaduck9 FNAF: Requiem with a Birthday Cake, page 1 :iconnegaduck9:Negaduck9 330 32 Through The Twisted Mirror by WhispersInTheMirror Through The Twisted Mirror :iconwhispersinthemirror:WhispersInTheMirror 4 2 Pizza Time Theatre by Kosperry Pizza Time Theatre :iconkosperry:Kosperry 16,613 1,704 For Science ! by Pikila For Science ! :iconpikila:Pikila 1,824 219 Goliath Says Hello by CyanilurusJubatus Goliath Says Hello :iconcyanilurusjubatus:CyanilurusJubatus 25 6 Little Red Riding Hood by ailah Little Red Riding Hood :iconailah:ailah 6,858 311 3rd Place - Art In Flight by Riverfox237 3rd Place - Art In Flight :iconriverfox237:Riverfox237 4 2 Carolina by SamDenmarkArt Carolina :iconsamdenmarkart:SamDenmarkArt 577 126 Dragonsona Contest Winners by Yubria Dragonsona Contest Winners :iconyubria:Yubria 11 12 Silver Snail robot by skottieyoung Silver Snail robot :iconskottieyoung:skottieyoung 679 13 Caught in the moment by ailah Caught in the moment :iconailah:ailah 6,017 299
For Some Reason I Think Home
He staggered to the ruins, soaked with sweat. Blood dripped into his eyes in crimson rivulets. It was over. He was home now. Fatigue and nostalgia meshed together in a haze of memories and reality. The thick clouds above him blurring and molding together into a dreary gray sky matched his mood.
How long had it been since he had seen this place: Weeks, months, ages? He ran his hand over the remains of a house wall. The craggy mortar and soft moss beneath his fingers seemed strange. Had this been his home? The toppled chimney behind him was growing a wild garden in the fireplace. Was this really home?
It had been a long journey, there and back again. He had fought and even loved it at times. He had the scars to prove it. He squeezed his arm tighter. More blood seeped through his fingers. The last battle that plagued him was finally over. Disapproval was the only thing that had spared him. The dense air popped his ears, muffling everything but his thoughts.
He ground his teeth at the memo
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The Tale of Furrendai
This is actually being posted just so I have easy access to it to use as a reference.
This is an art piece depicting the history of the city of Furrendai in my comic:

It'll be used in the end of the current chapter, and it's easier for me to reference it when it's online and I can access it from anywhere.
...also the comic is black and white, so this is also to allow people to see what it's meant to look like in color.

It's partially carved and partially painted with cloth decorations on the sides. The three poles on top hold flags, but it was just too much empty space on top, so I deided not to bother with that here. The mural part is the important stuff anyway.
Zodiac Dragon Buttons
My sister got me a new button press for Christmas. It's mechanical so it won't hurt my hands and the buttons will be better quality!
The buttons are a different size than my old button maker, though, so I needed some new designs. So I decided to take the zodiac dragons and cute-ify them for a new set.

Funny enough, I think my favorites are Scorpio and Pisces...two hat I wasn't terribly fond of in the full set. ^^;

The original zodiac dragons are here:…


Serena Loder
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I've always had an interest in cartoons and comics. I work for a living, but spend almost all of my free time drawing, either for one of my two webcomics, or for work you see here in the gallery. Though I don't have any illusions of being "professional" I do enjoy it and I keep working to improve.
Interests's been a while, hasn't it?


...I often tend to make catching up on DA my New Year's resolution, because I don't particularly care about my looks and it feels like something that's attainable. Last year I hadn't actually been gone for too long in January, but this year...


...I'm sorry everyone, I just needed some time to myself. It was...not a great year for a variety of reasons. I wasn't simply avoiding DA, though, I wasn't really getting much in the way of other projects done either, as evidenced by the lack of art to post heralding my return. I haven't really been able to work on anything except the comics - even work on Conscripted has ground to a halt. -_-


I have to confess, not posting for the better part of a year had left me with FAR too many messages to ever catch up I didn't try to. All messages - excepting a handful of comments - were deleted sight unseen. There were several hundred of them, it was too much to go through. I didn't pick anybody out, I just deleted everything without looking at it. We're starting up fresh this year.


So with that being said, let's catch up a bit:




Firefly Cross, my first webcomic, is winding down to a close. It will end with chapter 50, and 50 will largely be exposition/epilogue so the action will go through 49. I have an idea for a sequel to it, but currently I'm not planning to follow through. I just don't have as much fun working on that comic as I once did and with everything else going on it's too much to try to keep up with. Even as it is, I'm sure the ending feels a bit rushed. Don't get me wrong, it's going as the story was always intended to, but it's probably happening in far fewer chapters than it should and I acknowledge that. At least it will get an ending, unlike so many webcomics out there, and I feel like it will be a somewhat more satisfying one - rush job and all - than the ending of the original Twisted Mirrors.




Speaking of Twisted Mirrors, working on THAT has actually been the one continuous bright spot on an otherwise dismal year. The subject matter may be pretty dour, but working on the pages themselves rarely is. Unlike FFC where I'm losing the passion, TM seems to only be gaining steam and I'm so excited for what's coming next.


I just wrapped up posting chapter 2 of the comic, which ends what I consider to be the story's introduction. Back when I was starting the sequel, I mentioned that I wished I had the strength to wait and post a lot of the beginning all in once chunk since I thought it would read better that way. Well...this is the spot I was referring to, and now you can see why I didn't have the patience to wait the better part of a year to post it. ^^; Up until this point we've largely been following one character, but starting in chapter 3 and continuing in chapter 4, more of the cast and the world and the story will be fleshed out and I can't wait to show it!


I've been assembling some songs that remind me of the story - a thing I'm sure pretty much everyone does, so not particularly noteworthy - but it amuses me how many songs that are clearly (though arguably not explicitly) meant to be romantic that really fit a decidedly not-romantic relationship. Also one of the songs is such a spoiler I can never share it. I mean, even the goddamn title is a spoiler. XD


There's some other projects in the works that I wonder if they'll ever get done, because I started them over the holiday break when I had a lot of downtime and was largely cut off from...everything. Now that the new year is in full swing, I'm not sure I'll be able to keep up the momentum.

I guess we'll have to see.

Happy New Year and stuff I guess. ^^;


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NiallNorwood66 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
Hi  I like your Samurai Jack/ Doctor Who crossover Artworks  They are fabulous and wonderful :)  great artworks  keep it up 
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed them!
I still have a few Doctors to go, but it's really been a fun series to work on! :D
NiallNorwood66 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
Your welcome:)
Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang man... oh my god I can't believe Twisted Mirrors has reached its final page...
Epilogue not included yeah, but OH MY GOD. It's the end.... whoa.
And what an ending, oh man. I'm very eager to see what the epilogue will say about this. I'm still kinda absorbing the whole story and the ending, it's been so long and now it's done, and this ending leaves things in the world to be so hugely changed.. MAN.. it's a lot to mull!
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! No matter how good or bad it was, getting to the end is something that not a lot of webcomics accomplish. So I have that if nothing else. :D

I'm not sure how much the epilogue will answer, but I hope you enjoy it at least.

...and there'll be more to come! :dance:
Ra-ooo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S GOOD! Definitely! It's just, yeah it's been such a long run and it's rare to read a webcomic cover to cover so to speak, it's so cool to get to. Especially for one I've been following for such a long time, and from someone I'm so glad to know haha ;u; It's a lot for me as a reader to soak in.
And it's a good end.. I find it satisfying. I'm also not interested in reading politics and that's just where this story would continue on to if it wasn't ended right here and now. But like you said, this is Nareth's story and that story has come to an end, and it ended with the stage set for a bright new future. I like that a lot..

OH MAN. XD are you gonna take a vacation at all?
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I actually like to work with an 8 page buffer, so I've already taken a month off and have already started work on the sequel.

...kinda want to build the buffer back up before I start posting though, so the new comic's not going to start right away. I'm still contemplating exactly how long I want the hiatus to be - on one hand it might be nice to be able to post a bunch of pages right at the beginning to give it some substance - on the other hand, that'd be a significant wait, and I'm not sure I have that much patience.

It's a question I'll be asking everyone when I post the epilogue, which miraculously, is almost done. :D
Toshi81 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Greetings to the great artist! :hug:
Axiadin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you matter
dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This comment combined with that icon was just what I needed during a kind of difficult time right now.

I appreciate you. :hug:
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