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Anne Stokes
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My Bio
Hello there everyone :) My name is Anne Stokes and I work as a freelance illustrator. My artwork has been used on many products including books, games, t-shirts, posters, jigsaws, sculptures, greetings cards and jewellery. I love the world of fantasy and being able to share my ideas and characters with other people through my art.

I post here on DA under the name Ironshod. Thats is a long story, but it seemed like a good idea at the time and now I'm kind of stuck with it ;)

I hope you will enjoy looking at some of the artwork in my gallery. DA is a great place with so many other creative and interesting people to talk with. Sometimes I do get rather a lot of messages and I am afraid I can't answer then all, as then I will have no time to paint new pictures! I do appreciate everyone who takes the time to comment.

Current Residence: UK
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
Personal Quote: Carpe diem - seize the day

Favourite Movies
Lord of the Rings - trilogy
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Alice Cooper
Tools of the Trade
Eyes, pencil, graphics tablet and Photoshop
I will be exhibiting at the MCM Expo in Manchester, UK held on 20th July 2013 at Manchester Central (formally the GMAX). Details about the event can be found on their web site at Our stand location there with be Q 7 and 8. We will have signed prints and various other products featuring my art for sale. Or if you can't make it along I have some signed prints for sale on Etsy at
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October events

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A couple of UK events are coming up next month where I am attending and exhibiting my art. First the Leeds Steampunk Market, in Left Bank, Leeds on Sat 6th and Sunday 7th October , and then the London Comic Con MCM Expo in Excel London on 26th - 28th October . Hope to see some of you there :)
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This weekend I will be one of the artist guests at the Bristol Comic Expo 2012, held in Bristol UK. Details of where it is, when its on and how much to get in can be found on their web site at I will have a stand where you can come and say hi. I am happy to sign pretty much anything  - within reason and hopefully featuring my art ;) I will have prints and various products for sale there also. I'll be giving two art talks. On Sat @ 2pm a digital art walk through, and on Sunday @ 2pm a talk/lesson on how to draw dragons. There is a great line up of other artist guests and exhibitors and I'm looking forward to th
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This person is stealing your artwork:

My Stunningly

Dragons are great and awesome....sign me up....Carpe Diem!!! Also like the watch on water :wave:

Awesomely beautiful gallery! Such gorgeous work! I am amazed by your talent! Congratulations!

More mermaids!!! 😁❤️

Wait what? You are Anne Stokes?

Never imagined to find you on Deviant art.

I just found out about you today when I bought a puzzle featuring one of your dragons. Specifically "Year of the Magical Dragon". You're amazing at what you do.