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Bovodar and the Bears - ink by FireFiriel Bovodar and the Bears - ink :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 0 0 Inktober 2018 5, 7-8 by FireFiriel Inktober 2018 5, 7-8 :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 1 5 Inktober 2018 1-4 by FireFiriel Inktober 2018 1-4 :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 2 Vivian James doodle by FireFiriel Vivian James doodle :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 8 2 The Eagle Doctor's little daughter by FireFiriel The Eagle Doctor's little daughter :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 3 4 Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by FireFiriel Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 0 2 Mimi portrait by FireFiriel Mimi portrait :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 9 0 SPLR- for love is strong as VI by FireFiriel SPLR- for love is strong as VI :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 5 0 Selena sketch by FireFiriel Selena sketch :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 2 Precipice of annihilation by FireFiriel Precipice of annihilation :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 9 2 Mario's Journey quilt by FireFiriel Mario's Journey quilt :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 6 Art of 2017 by FireFiriel Art of 2017 :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 0 0 12 - Prizewinning Pie by FireFiriel 12 - Prizewinning Pie :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 6 11 - BLUE Ribbon by FireFiriel 11 - BLUE Ribbon :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 4 2 10 - Moment of Truth by FireFiriel 10 - Moment of Truth :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 2 4 9 - A Job For by FireFiriel 9 - A Job For :iconfirefiriel:FireFiriel 1 1


Mark 8:11-12 by Parastos Mark 8:11-12 :iconparastos:Parastos 24 6 1:12 scale chicken sandwich - miniature food by sugarcharmshop 1:12 scale chicken sandwich - miniature food :iconsugarcharmshop:sugarcharmshop 14 0 Lighting a cigarette by Archaisma Lighting a cigarette :iconarchaisma:Archaisma 36 2 Ink no2 by lephuongmai Ink no2 :iconlephuongmai:lephuongmai 197 18 R.A.B by ilxwing R.A.B :iconilxwing:ilxwing 744 86 Conquering by Manuela-M Conquering :iconmanuela-m:Manuela-M 71 2 Maple Leaves by Oddeum Maple Leaves :iconoddeum:Oddeum 381 42 Inktober. Gray City by Last-Valentine Inktober. Gray City :iconlast-valentine:Last-Valentine 35 7 Lost in Twilight Town by SelanPike Lost in Twilight Town :iconselanpike:SelanPike 345 36 Dusk at the Excess Express by Figuritas Dusk at the Excess Express :iconfiguritas:Figuritas 233 17 Rococo Princess Serenity (Original for Sale) by misellapuella Rococo Princess Serenity (Original for Sale) :iconmisellapuella:misellapuella 154 11 Eren Jaeger by artsbycarlos Eren Jaeger :iconartsbycarlos:artsbycarlos 391 7 Hand engraved by shaun750 Hand engraved :iconshaun750:shaun750 11 0 'Submerged' Copper Inlay 1973 Quarter Hobo Nickel by shaun750 'Submerged' Copper Inlay 1973 Quarter Hobo Nickel :iconshaun750:shaun750 19 1 Inktober. Story 2: Transfiguration by yanadhyana Inktober. Story 2: Transfiguration :iconyanadhyana:yanadhyana 198 28 Inktober: Door by yanadhyana Inktober: Door :iconyanadhyana:yanadhyana 154 18


And I quit my day job! Yes finally, after almost twenty years of wanting to be an artist as my full-time career, I am plunging in. There will be lots to share in the coming months, and I want my art blog and Instagram (above) and here to be the main places I share it... along with the Paper Doll Veronika website when it goes live!!!

I still like Deviantart best of social media places. As someone pointed out, it's the only place where they let you see a complete list of everything done by the people you follow without it getting buried by feeds and algorithms, not to mention things like shadowbanning! And it seems a bit more lively in this past year than it did around 2014-15... I think it's because tumblr has dwindled, perhaps? Anyway, I'm here to stay.

My brother :iconguildmasterphill: has started his long-awaited webcomic, Adventurers' Guild! Get ready for 32-bit RPG nostalgia and check it out here:

My sister :iconpallidapapillio: just got married! She says her husband has a DA account too, what could it be?! She's not very active here anymore so I don't know if she'll see this but I am pestering her anyway! :nana: Cyber chivaree!

My other sister :iconeightcrows: is still active here; she's been sewing things!

And now, what I'm going to be dedicating most of my time to:

Story List

Clockwork Dancer by Jon Del Arroz
Inking page 5!

Bovodar and the Bears by Jack Mikkelson
Aah! New! A graphic novel adaptation of a whimsical and heroic young adult fantasy novel!!! I'm so excited for this. I read the author's work and I approached him and practically begged he let me do the art for a comic by him. And it's happening! This story is so cool.

project with Corinna Turner
Not done much more since last time, but it's on the schedule!

Paper Doll Veronika
More writing done, I prepared a section of the website, an I got alot of papers for it in Texas when I went down for the aforementioned wedding!

No new progress. But I've been thinking about lately more. For years it seemed like this would stay where I left it, because there wasn't much in the way of independent comics publishing, but now!!!

26 Palaces Under the Sea
No new progress.

Mary's Mazes
No new progress.

Fanworks (all DC)

All DC fanwork is on the back burner right now.
  • Listening to: The Last Stand by Sabaton
  • Reading: The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad by Thornton Burgess
  • Watching: Batman Ninja
  • Eating: meatloaf
  • Drinking: milk

Journal History


Mary MacArthur
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States


This Eclipse thing has me worried. The announcement, heavy on pizzazz and light on information, is very unclear as to whether it will be forced on everyone or is only for those who want it/maybe pay for it?
:batman: :ninja: Batman Ninja verdict: rather disappointing. Cool visuals but not much depth and lots of unused potential. Biggest flaw: not seeing Dick's, Jason's, and Tim's final fights with Penguin, Deathstroke (who seemed more like Deadshot?), and Two-Face respectively. I was looking forward to that for the entire movie and I can't fathom why it wasn't shown. The final Batman-Joker fight was great, though. Watched first dubbed; heard it's muuuch better subbed, so I look forward to seeing if true.
I have a (not-lucrative) Society6 account; I don't really like it. Can anyone tell me, is Redbubble better?
I am now on Instagram, where my profile picture is a sneak peek for my upcoming webcomic, Paper Doll Veronika!…
What fun!
I dreamt that I had 7777 notifications on here...
Finished the thumbnails for issue 1 of Clockwork Dancer!!! :dance:
I am no longer using Patreon because of their silencing of journalists reporting on leftwing violence, but I want to reiterate my support for chateaugrief and LauraHollingsworth and their respective awesome webcomics!
Now having finished Millionaires' Conspiracy:
And fanart to come.


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captshade Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Miss your Nysric art.
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes well, I have little enough time for fanart at all, and I haven't been as enthusiastic about Dr. Who since the new series went down the drain.

Wait a minute- you just gave me an idea...
captshade Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Sorry to hear that.

This aught to be good...
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Fistron Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-day, girl.;)
bayonettafan001 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday and may God bless you with many more! :D
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :sing:
Falchion1984 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :airborne:
FireFiriel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
THANK YOU! :wave:
Falchion1984 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Sure thing. How are things going on your end? I just got this great internship at Solar Turbines, and I'm thrilled to start. How about you?
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