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Bee and Puppycat by DragonwolfRooke Bee and Puppycat :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 47 6 Ralsei by DragonwolfRooke Ralsei :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 192 31 Don't Look In Their Eyes by DragonwolfRooke Don't Look In Their Eyes :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 63 13 Welcome Home, Mae by DragonwolfRooke Welcome Home, Mae :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 193 10 Environment Design Nighttime - VelociRobin Hood by DragonwolfRooke Environment Design Nighttime - VelociRobin Hood :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 37 4 Environment Design Daytime - VelociRobin Hood by DragonwolfRooke Environment Design Daytime - VelociRobin Hood :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 37 2 Character Design - VelociRobin Hood by DragonwolfRooke Character Design - VelociRobin Hood :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 63 12 Book Cover - The Underneath by DragonwolfRooke Book Cover - The Underneath :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 27 4 I Am The Ding Dong Sunshine Future by DragonwolfRooke I Am The Ding Dong Sunshine Future :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 121 15 Happy Pride Month by DragonwolfRooke Happy Pride Month :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 46 18 NuzRooke Sun - Ch. 1 - Page 8 by DragonwolfRooke NuzRooke Sun - Ch. 1 - Page 8 :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 73 43 My Neighbor Totoro by DragonwolfRooke My Neighbor Totoro :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 115 16 NuzRooke Sun - Ch. 1 - Page 7 by DragonwolfRooke NuzRooke Sun - Ch. 1 - Page 7 :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 84 54 I'll be at Anime Oasis this weekend! by DragonwolfRooke I'll be at Anime Oasis this weekend! :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 6 1 You Didn't Cry Today! - How to Keep a Mummy by DragonwolfRooke You Didn't Cry Today! - How to Keep a Mummy :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 61 12 Kass's Lullaby - BOTW by DragonwolfRooke Kass's Lullaby - BOTW :icondragonwolfrooke:DragonwolfRooke 311 26


deltarune by fluffySlipper deltarune :iconfluffyslipper:fluffySlipper 995 34 KIN: Page 1 by Ilkyra KIN: Page 1 :iconilkyra:Ilkyra 512 54 Beach Day by MinnaSundberg Beach Day :iconminnasundberg:MinnaSundberg 644 30 The Last Guardian by Earthsong9405 The Last Guardian :iconearthsong9405:Earthsong9405 2,270 80 Exploring the Forest by Nightrizer Exploring the Forest :iconnightrizer:Nightrizer 3,297 87 Nuzlocke on Ice: Chapter 8, page 11 by Katarinu Nuzlocke on Ice: Chapter 8, page 11 :iconkatarinu:Katarinu 127 85 Patch of Sun [COMMISSION] by ARVEN92 Patch of Sun [COMMISSION] :iconarven92:ARVEN92 679 24
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You're a WHAT?! by Natashane You're a WHAT?! :iconnatashane:Natashane 56 19 Boku no Hero Academia - I mean he didn't deny it by TC-96 Boku no Hero Academia - I mean he didn't deny it :icontc-96:TC-96 2,769 392 Nuzprom Bark by FireFly703 Nuzprom Bark :iconfirefly703:FireFly703 14 7 Steven? by yoshiyaki Steven? :iconyoshiyaki:yoshiyaki 2,886 89 Sunny day in Tokyo [Vulpix] by Oha Sunny day in Tokyo [Vulpix] :iconoha:Oha 838 62 Dragontry Fanart by FireFly703 Dragontry Fanart :iconfirefly703:FireFly703 11 5 Bird Bards Night Version - Kass and Medli by SarahRichford Bird Bards Night Version - Kass and Medli :iconsarahrichford:SarahRichford 353 17 Bird Bards Day Version - Kass and Medli by SarahRichford Bird Bards Day Version - Kass and Medli :iconsarahrichford:SarahRichford 475 24
Update again

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you guys. I haven't had time to respond to all the comments, but I read each one. Thank you all so much. <3


So, I'm back.
Marco was able to hang on long enough for me to get there, which is good. In fact, his last day he seemed to be feeling pretty good, which was good to see. I didn't want him to die in pain. The cancer was really aggressive, growing very fast and very painfully, so that's why it all went down so quickly.
I took an overnight flight, managed to catch 3 hours sleep on it and an airport bench, was picked up by my family with the dog, I got to cuddle him on the drive to the vet, and then we had him put down.
I'm...honestly still processing it all. I wanted to be in the room with him, because I wanted Marco to go with his family all around him, but it is... a weird, and uncomfortable thing, something I haven't experienced before... to see an animal die right in front of you. It's hard to describe, and it mostly feels weird in hindsight - in the moment it was just a thing that happened. But as uncomfortable and weird as it was, I'm glad I was there for him.

I am back, and it'll likely take a day or two to get back in the rhythm of things, what with work and classes and whatnot. But for the most part I'm doing okay, I think. Not sad, oddly, not yet... it'll probably hit later, when it sinks in that I won't see him again in this life.
Death is a weird thing, you guys.
Take care.


Hey guys, some news. I really wanted to post the new page (or pages) of Dragontry this week, and launch that back into full glory. But something has come up that emptied a TON of stress and grief into this week, that's made it impossible to sit down long enough to post the pages. Geez, I've barely gotten all of my course-work done for my classes.

Those of you've who've stuck around with me since the early NuzRooke days might remember an extremely loud dog in the background noise of my streams. If you do, you probably remember my exasperated "MARCO! QUIET!" He is also the namesake of Marco the Arcanine in Remnants - some of you have even done fanart of him with the NuzRooke characters, so integral he was to those old streams.

He's my little dog Marco, and he's dying of cancer.

He's an old dog. He's gotta be 11, maybe even 12, which for a dog his size is getting up there... he's a Havanese, by the way... so it wasn't like I didn't worry about him passing. But he suddenly got really, really sick this week, and we found out it was cancer. At the moment I'm over a thousand miles away from him at school. My folks and I booked the first flight we could, which is tonight, and hopefully I'll get there in time to say goodbye... after all, I'm his Mama, and I don't want him to leave wondering where I was. 

It's going to be a sad and stressful weekend. I just wanted to let you guys know, since it's affecting when Dragontry is starting up again.
... Give your dogs a hug, everyone. <3


So I wanted to do Inktober - I had this fun idea to do a nostalgia theme of all my old OC's, and I still might do it - but I have got a HEAVY art workload this semester guys, PLUS a ton of portfolio prep I need to do for the CTN Expo in November. So, for right now, no Inktober, unfortunately. Buuuut if you wanna follow what I'm doing right now INSTEAD of inktober, check out my portfolio site!
I'm going to be live streaming all day tomorrow! For Labor Day, I'm going to start streaming at 10 AM Mountain Time tomorrow, and stream all day, likely. I'll be testing out a few things to start - mostly to try and get music going - but then I'll be working on NuzRooke Sun, Dragontry, and some storyboarding projects for my portfolio. Will also take food and bathroom breaks too, obviously, and maybe stream a movie somewhere in the middle to take a break. Who knows? Labor Day Livestream! Woohoo!
My Aesthetic:
- monsters and animals that are giant and fluffy (see Totoro, Falcor, Faról, Pepita, Lion, etc)
- Native American culture and mythology (also folk tales and mythology from all countries, I've just got a special soft spot for Native American stories)
- Plants, particularly trees (birch trees are my favorite, but I also love a good gnarled old oak)
- Giant thunderhead clouds edged in hot white sunlight, filling up the sky
- Flying, in either airplanes, or birds, or wings
- Dragons (obviously)
- Taking reference photos of nature
- Folk music (like Mumford and Suns, the Oh Hello's, etc)
- Steven Universe
- Foreign languages (me encanta aprenderlos aunque lo único que ya se es español)
- JAPAN (the magical wonderland of my childhood as I remember it, and the country and culture as it actually is) also mochi is my favorite treat
- Swords
- Young Adult fiction novels (recently I've been on a real Terry Pratchett kick) and when books are written in such a way that the words feel like a poem
- The ocean and how it smells
- Cool rocks and gemstones
- Watching a good movie and analyzing it afterwards to break down all the parts that were so great and why, and talking for hours about it
- Long conversations about the world, about people, about theology or philosophy or culture or what I'm passionate about
- When characters in a show or movie are emotionally open and honest, and share how they actually feel instead of bottling it up or not acknowledging that a situation would take a real emotional toll on the characters
- Wholesomeness
- Appreciating that the world is big and beautiful and full of snow covered mountains and ladybugs and happy dogs and deer in the mist and all the aforementioned things in this list, and doing something to leave an impact for good on the world
Aw shoot, I think my phone made the new page garbage quality D: I'm so sorry guys, I'll fix it when I get home! Dang ole phone. Why does DA's app have a submit button if it's junk?? I can't even edit the original post from the app!
NuzRooke Sun - Ch. 1 - Page 7


~: NuzRooke Sun is a collaborate project, incorporating the storytelling and artwork skills of over thirty online artists - a team called Rooke's Army. Check out their work on the NuzRooke Sun group page! :~

It's ROOKE! :D 10 years after she first went to the Pokemon world. Now she's a happy, healthy 20-year-old substitute art teacher. Fun fact, her current hair cut is modeled after my own change in hair style.

What a good big sister. She's had plenty of practice comforting others... any of you recognize one of her lines from her journey? :)

So I planned to post this page today and forgot I was going into town for a friend's birthday today all day? So I am carefully posting it from my phone. XD As such, I'm gonna edit this when I get home to link to everyone's DA who worked on it. We had such a great team on this page, it turned out gorgeous!!

NuzRooke Sun refers to its prequel, NuzRooke, as well as other nuzlocke stories. Read them here:……

Thanks to:
:iconrayne-tam: for the inking; :iconyaboyandy: and :iconchicoryblast: for the coloring; :iconflamebrandt: for the shading work; :iconprimalena:, :icondreamerseeker: and :iconfirefly703: for the backgrounds. Check out their work!!

Pokemon (c) Nintendo
Art and Story (c) Rooke's Army


Sarah or Rooke
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Sarah Sellers, but here on the internet I often go by DragonwolfRooke, or especially the shortened name, Rooke. I'm a freelance webcomic artist, illustrator, animator, but above all a storyteller, of any medium I can get my hands onto!

My greatest hope is that, through my stories, I can change the world. It may only be one person's world; that through reading my stories, someone's life will be changed a little bit for the better. Maybe that one person will be me. But I'd certainly be glad if it were more than just me. So come on in, take a look at my art and stories, and I hope you find something here that makes your days a little bit sunnier. :)

Currently, my main project is the fantasy/adventure webcomic Dragontry. Go to the title page here:…

As a freelance artist, I am trying to support myself off of my artwork and stories alone - so please, if you like what I do, support it so that I can make more!

For more of my work, check out my other websites:

Facebook (art and inspirational quotes) :…
Youtube (animations and music videos) :…
Redbubble (t-shirts and other merch) :…
Lulu (printed comics, novels and other books) :…
Tumblr (ask blog and sketches) :

I am most active and easy to contact here on Deviantart. If you'd like to get in touch with me, shoot me a note or a comment here on DA, or email me at I do commission work as well as my own original work, so if you'd like to commission me, send me a message! I'm happy to reply :)


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FoxFlameBlade125 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, so I was wondering, what art program do you use for your comics and such?
DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I use Photoshop :)
FoxFlameBlade125 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Huh, guess I got some saving up to do, I really wanna make my own Nuzlocke comic
DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
There are lots of other great free art programs, so don't wait to start a comic until you can get Photoshop
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TheQueenofTerrasen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
powerkidzforever Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Happy birthday 
Zassa2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! Hope you filled it with love and happiness and smiles!
ECHO173 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018
Baseballmaniac Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Sarah (and Rooke from nuzrooke unless it isn’t in which still happy birthday)
DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And you can call me Sarah or Rooke. Whichever. ^^
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