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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
Lady of the Rowan Tree
This is a piece that I started in 2017, but when I lost the energy to draw it was put aside to gather dust. I found it again recently, and seeing my girl on it just...it pushed me to see it done. And something happened when I started working on it. I felt excited again. I felt determined. Something that vanished late last year sparked back again. Seeing this finally finished was just thrilling, not because it's awesome to finish a piece of art, but also because I felt that desire to create again.

So here you have it; the Lady of the Rowan Tree, Spiderdragon herself.

A rowan used to grow in the front courtyard of an apartment building next to the one I grew up in. In the summer the berries would be bright orange and cheerful, and when winter came along they'd still be a smiling red under the cover of snow, at least until squirrels and birds and nature had their way. Rowans are called "Ryabina" in Russian, which is what I knew them as for so many years. *(Ryabina sounds better by the by :P)

So...it make sense to me that Spiderdragon would like this tree as much as I do!

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This illustration was done with pigma black inks on 8.5" x 11" parchment style paper. A little bit of white gel pen was added, as was iridescent gold paint for the berries and her eyes. It shines and shimmers in the light. :) I'll have the original at Furnal Equinox as a display piece only.

Thank you very much for viewing, and to all my watchers I deeply appreciate your support even in the quiet times. It's been a long few months, why don't we try this whole art thing again eh?

With light, wing, and fury,
~Dragonstorm Studios
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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
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
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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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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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
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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shifter124 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-day. 🎂😆
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
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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Thoths-Scroll Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember, your art is awesome!
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Ryusuta Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you very kindly for the watch! I'm glad you enjoy my work and I hope you'll continue to do so!
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chris5565 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic gallery, keep up the art
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