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Astra Crompton
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Artist // Professional // Varied
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My Bio
Astra was born and raised in Victoria, Canada. An only child, she found ways of entertaining herself through self-taught drawing, singing, sewing, painting, writing and creating worlds for her numerous stories. The majority of Astra's art features her original fantasy characters, from Steampunk to sci-fi to high medieval fantasy genres. She is a published author for her Ul-Zaorith novels, runs multiple web comic projects, and hopes to someday put out the related table-top role-playing game Ul-Zaorith: Otherworlds for which she is already working on illustrations and writing. She also freelances for children's books illustrations, book cover design, tattoo design, game design, clothing modification and creation, and character illustration.

Current Residence: Canada/Ul-Zaorith
Favourite genre of music: alternative, contemporary, classic rock, classical, etc.
Favourite style of art: strong line-art, soft colour, dynamic manga,
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Winamp: tried, tested and true.
Favourite cartoon character: Zuko & Iroh, Jessica Rabbit, Nightwing, Wiccan & Hulkling,
Personal Quote: What is to give light must first endure burning.

Favourite Visual Artist
Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Leonardo da Vinci, Alphonse Mucha, Bernini, Heironymus Bosch, Nanae Kurono, CLAMP, etc.
Favourite Movies
American Beauty, War of the Buttons, Boondock Saints, Dogma, Love Actually, Robin Hood:Men in Tights, Incredibles, Iron Giant, Beauty & the Beast, Prince of Egypt, Road to El Dorado, Charlie Bartlett, What Dreams May Come, etc.
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, 6 Feet Under, Queer as Folk, Supernatural, Glee, Torchwood, X-Files, Trigun, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Fushigi Yuugi, etc.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Florence and the Machine, Adele, Gackt, Skindive, VAST, Queen, Sarah McLaughlin, Imogen Heap, Bowling for Soup, Switchfoot, Jewel, etc.
Favourite Books
Tigana, The Blade Itself Trilogy, Lions of Al-Rassan, Secret World of Og, Count of Monte Cristo, Atlas Shrugged, Metamorphoses, Harry Potter series, Series of Unfortunate Events series, Good Omens, Anansi Boys, Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy of five, etc.
Favourite Writers
Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Douglas Adams, Scott Bakker, Guy Gavriel Kay, etc.
Favourite Games
RPGs, PoP, sc2, kingdom hearts, ff:cc
Favourite Gaming Platform
gamecuuube ~ 'tis indestructable!!!
Tools of the Trade
Ballpoint pens, Photoshop CS6, mechanical pencils, Apica notebooks
Other Interests
fantasy, writing, drawing, cosplay, crafting, manga, movies, music!

ECLIPSE disaster

ECLIPSE disaster

Hey friends, I'm not sure how many of you actually come to the group for your Weaponry reading, rather than just snacking on pages from your notifications, but Eclipse has made it impossible for me to accept comic pages to the group anymore. The notifications are visible, but every time I try to click on them to accept the comic page, it boots me back to my private notifications. No idea how to fix it, and DeviantART is patently opposed to listening to its users' feedback or, y'know, actually making a functional website, so I don't know if this is something that can be fixed. If any of you have found a way to troubleshoot this problem, please let me know. And, as always, thank you for reading!
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New Year, Who Dis?

New Year, Who Dis?

Hello friends and scallywags! 2020 has arrived, and I'm still standing . . . mostly. I don't often post written updates, or insights into my personal life, so I hope you'll bear with me for a bit of a long one. 2019 brought a lot of changes: 1. I got a promotion at work which required me to quit my second job and that no longer pays me commission. 2. It has required me to go back to school for training (twelve courses to be precise; so far I've finished two). 3. This has cut down on my creative time, as well as time for anything else, like hanging out with my friends, exercising, or (my one true love) writing. 4. I lost a bunch of follo
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Progress update: The Prophet's Tale Book 2 - Battle of Heroes is currently in proofreading. Book 3 Making of Legends is up to chapter 5 with the critique group. The Adventures of Rainbow Mouse illustrations are approximately 77% complete. And the Uni...

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Peter-The-KnotterStudent General Artist
Thx for fav of my bag.. :)  Loving the look of Angel... will follow progress... let me know when finished... I have a certain red/orange volume in my bookcase in the corridor + 2 of your comics in my collection with Caza, Jodorowsky, etc etc....
CuteglanceProfessional Digital Artist
Tribble-IndustriesHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake, the fangirls hijacked it! 
taroraeProfessional General Artist
thanks!
Tribble-IndustriesHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome

Oh one question what is your favorite color?
CqshonTouchHobbyist Digital Artist
Happy happy birthday ^∆^ nn enjpy yor day <3
taroraeProfessional General Artist
Thank you!