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Crimson Catastrophe
"Crimson Catastrophe"

8"×10"
Watercolour, ink, gel pen and a kiss of copics for definition on illustration board

Red dragons are awesome. They are completely dotty.

A green theme is next. :)
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Silver Splendour
GUESS WHO'S STILL AROUND! (its me)


"Hail the clarion call of morning!
Where crescent clouds of vapour
For a breathless moment burning
Stand vigil to the sleeper
Then descend into the sea

Yet in the pathless skies
Where gods may deign to walk
In myriad disguise
There flies a streak of chalk
A carving through the mist

Behold the silver dragon!
Resplendent in her glory
Rivalling bright Orion
This enameled adversary
is the nemesis of Sin

The Fell shall fall before her
Like ice before the spring
That melts in sunlit honor
beneath her silver wing
In memory of peace

Take heed!"

-Silver Splendour
Watercolour and ink with copic detailing on 8"x10" illustration board.

This lovely lady and her sister will be in the Furnal Equinox art show this year! :)

(Poem by me)
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Katie the Scrapper - Custom Mask
Hiya folks! Long time no see eh? As is tradition I made a halloween costume for work. (Better still I went to a client meeting with it, the reactions were just...PRICELESS)

I was inspired by "The Guy", Disturbed's mascot. It started off as me trying to make a mechanical version of The Guy's face, but it went sideways from there as I got carried away by the process!

The mask is made of 2lb XLPE foam, a closed-cell type foam that is perfect for mask making and propwork. The jaw is mobile and moves with my own mouth, giving the impression of speech. Admittedly I macgyvered the hinges with chicago screws and thermoplastic, but I got some silicone now and can make resin cast hinges now that will look much better than these ones.

I made the eyes with neopixel LED sticks. They're wired to a FLORA microprocessor board that's programmed to make them flicker like fire. If I wanted to I could hook them up with a sensor and have them change colours. Maybe if someone gets too close they turn red (PIR sensor), or if it gets darker they get brighter. Or when I speak they pulse to the sound of my voice.

Anyway there's a whole lot of opportunity to be had with this and I'm pretty excited to experiment more with it.

I hope you folks like it! The whole thing took about 1-2 weeks to make.

Take care for now,
Spiderdragon
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Commission - Untrust Us
At long last, this commission is complete! It's been such a long time since I finished art like this, and I'm so grateful for Matthias (my client on fA) being so patient as it slowly came together through months upon months of funk.

This was a big challenge for several reasons, beyond the block: one, you have three light sources: the moon, the torch, and the magic orbs. Two, the background is an exercise in negative space and I admit it drove me bonkers! It was done by shading in between where the tree branches would have gone, then building up their shapes after that. It's reverse shading. Love the finished result but hooooo boy it wasn't easy! Practice makes it so.

Characterization was another fun challenge. Matthias provided me with a general feel of these characters, in short, the hunger and bestial cunning of the Gmork, and the powerless enthrallment of two unfortunate adventurers, a raccoon and a squirrel, who are beckoned ever closer by the beast's malevolent magic. Theirs is a sorry fate indeed. How do you get that savage sentience across? Questions like these are fun to draw up answers to and this piece took the cake.

I hope you all like it, thank you for viewing and thank you Matthias for your incredible patience and support. c:

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"Untrust Us"
Ink on 8"x10" Illustration Board

Characters belong to their owner

PS: The title is a Crystal Castles reference. ;)
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Hello!

It's been ages since I made a journal, I hope you've all been doing well. c: How are things?

All artists have a unique style that colours their work (...pun fully intended). Some artists focus on one particular kind of work that they become extremely well known for. Others experiment and do/offer a greater variety. I know I do a large variety of work; different kinds of props and prop accessories like costumes and weapons, as well as different art media: paintings, colour pencil, ink noodles, pencil noodles. This means that I get an engaging audience with many interests which is pretty neat, but it also means that it's difficult to gauge preference or specific interests in this glut of creative work.

This is where my question comes in: what do you folks prefer seeing from me? I've created a survey to obtain some metrics, please do take a moment to fill it out! It is anonymous.

goo.gl/forms/cTp62QFf7GOhFov22

Thank you very much for your time. c:
  • Listening to: Even in Death
  • Playing: With Reality
  • Eating: Flesh
  • Drinking: Fle - wait crap

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Dragonstorm
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Canada
I am a traditional artist who is always interested in exploring new media combinations. With every work I do I strive to improve, and as a result my style is constantly evolving. I enjoy illustration, and my genres often dip into worlds of fantasy and science fiction.

I don't just stick to drawing either. I'm also an avid cosplayer! Whether its sewing, propwork, (Oh yes prop work) makeup and/or acting, I love it! Each costume is a challenge because it makes me to try something I've never done before. If you ever see me in costume, feel free to stop on by and say hi! Maybe I'll draw you something if my arms aren't busy holding up wings. ;D
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D  
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Happy birthday!🎂🎁
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Have a lovely birthday!
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TheLivingShadow Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday from dA as well :)
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D  
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Have a fantastic birthday!!!
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Best wishes on your birthday!
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Happy B-day. 🎂😆
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Happy Birthday!
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MissTeak Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a gorgeous gallery. Much envy happening right now 💜
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