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Massive rocks, a wall of stone,
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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…


Anne Stokes
United Kingdom
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


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BlackDragon117 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is beautiful and truly aw inspiring. Thank you for giving the world your wonderful images.
Luna-Mei Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wanted to let you know but I bought your Tarot Card Deck and adore it! They're the only cards I'll ever use :heart:
dbellaeffex Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
I am your new die hard fan and you are my top idol.
dbellaeffex Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Hi Anne, you are the one I am looking for and when I saw your work it just confirmed it.  I truly need you and your talent to work on this children's book I am writing.  Please let me know how you can or should i contact you directly. 
EverildWolfden Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just fangirling over here.... I've been a fan of your art for YEARS, but had no idea you were on DA!  I had a massive poster of one of your pieces stuck up over my bed when I was at uni - it gave me a lot of inspiration and hope and helped me through some difficult times.  You probably won't see this comment, I bet you get tons of comments a day, but just wanted to let you know, on the offchance that you do spot it, that you are one of my favourite artists, and a huge inspiration to me. 
Funguystudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Please read the whole thing  where will you go if you
were to die
heaven or hell? if it's heaven why do you
believe you would go to heaven , if you say that
because you are a good person
then that is not right
we have all sinned and
are going to hell because of it
and we can not do anything about it that's the bad
news. the good news is even though we can't do
anything about it, but the Lord God did something
about it the Lord God sent his son the Lord Jesus to die on the
for our sins and for the penalty of sin which is
death and after three days being dead the Lord God
raised him up from the dead and if you repent towards
God and put faith in his Son you
shall be saved.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven.

Also, you must confess with your mouth, that Jesus
Christ is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised, him from
the dead.
Cube-with-a-heart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artist

Good luck, inspiration and success in creativity! : D
davidlucas Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen your work in the Colouring Heaven magazine!
C-Georgina-Luna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have always had a fairy obsession so when I saw your work, I became addicted... That was several years ago!
Amazing, beautiful, powerful, perfect.Clap 
Jeni-Sue Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is so inspiring and Gorgeous! ♥
STEAMPUNKxPONY Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Student General Artist
I love your work sososo much!!! I have a tattoo on my back inspired by your work that I drew!! <3
Imalia-DA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
SolomonBarroa Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017   General Artist
Really awesome and inspirational! 
FantasyFeathers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... just wow! I love your art! You have a good selection of wiccan art, and that means a lot to some people! Well done :nod: Keep up the wonderful work! I'm totally gonna watch you now! :giggle:
WhiteBoneDemon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017   Traditional Artist
Just thought I should let you know, I found this person :iconskullcrusher145: ~Skullcrusher145 who is uploading your work without any permission, and trying to falsely impersonate your [and other people's] artwork.
--proof > Pentagram Dragons By Ironshod

He has stolen art from many other people... I suggest you either talk to him, or send a DCMA notice to Deviantart to have him permanently banned -->
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