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About Deviant Core Member Rory BlockMale/United States Group :icondeskmates: DeskMates
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Tung Lashor of the swamps by theblock Tung Lashor of the swamps :icontheblock:theblock 9 3 Aaron Lopresti JLI FIre Commission2014 by theblock Aaron Lopresti JLI FIre Commission2014 :icontheblock:theblock 13 2 My Steve Mannion Kickstarter commission! by theblock My Steve Mannion Kickstarter commission! :icontheblock:theblock 41 3 Lesser Terror Toad by theblock Lesser Terror Toad :icontheblock:theblock 20 3 Zatanna Takes The Stage B/W by theblock Zatanna Takes The Stage B/W :icontheblock:theblock 9 2 Powercon13 Wun-Dar2 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 Wun-Dar2 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 3 5 Powercon13 Wun-Dar1 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 Wun-Dar1 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 1 0 Powercon13 TanyaTate2 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 TanyaTate2 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 15 3 Powercon13 TanyaTate by theblock by theblock Powercon13 TanyaTate by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 3 9 Powercon13 costumecontest33 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 costumecontest33 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 1 1 Powercon13 costumecontest32 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 costumecontest32 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 1 0 Powercon13 costumecontest31 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 costumecontest31 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 0 0 Powercon13 costumecontest30 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 costumecontest30 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 0 0 Powercon13 costumecontest29 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 costumecontest29 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 0 0 Powercon13 costumecontest28 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 costumecontest28 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 0 0 Powercon13 costumecontest26 by theblock by theblock Powercon13 costumecontest26 by theblock :icontheblock:theblock 1 0

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JASMINE by Milkcubus JASMINE :iconmilkcubus:Milkcubus 235 3 She-Ra by Jakamural She-Ra :iconjakamural:Jakamural 20 9 Sublunary Skullduggery by StriderSyd Sublunary Skullduggery :iconstridersyd:StriderSyd 11 2 She-Ra of Etheria by urbanmusiq She-Ra of Etheria :iconurbanmusiq:urbanmusiq 40 7 Forest Time by reboops Forest Time :iconreboops:reboops 26 6 Zelda 2 : Lowder by psychostinch Zelda 2 : Lowder :iconpsychostinch:psychostinch 11 3 Well excuuuse me, Princess! by kimmipen Well excuuuse me, Princess! :iconkimmipen:kimmipen 76 20 Juzam Djinn at the City of Brass by DarkHestur Juzam Djinn at the City of Brass :icondarkhestur:DarkHestur 1 0 Nina Bof 3 by 1000xPain Nina Bof 3 :icon1000xpain:1000xPain 7 0 MTG Bogstomper by Jason Felix by jason-felix MTG Bogstomper by Jason Felix :iconjason-felix:jason-felix 215 38 Odette from Transylvania 6-5000 by DarthTerry Odette from Transylvania 6-5000 :icondarthterry:DarthTerry 48 1 Lina Balance by jhoneil Lina Balance :iconjhoneil:jhoneil 85 39 H2018010 by bmovievillain
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Inktober 2018 1/31: Owlbear by ElliugOmrot Inktober 2018 1/31: Owlbear :iconelliugomrot:ElliugOmrot 7 2 On the Street by RomanDubina On the Street :iconromandubina:RomanDubina 56 3 Demon Snake by pumpmonger1
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theblock
Rory Block
United States
Current Residence: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Favourite genre of music: METAL, European Folk, Rock; modern or classical, Electronica, ambient
Favourite style of art: Comic, Fantasy,Good Gril
Operating System: Mac or PC
MP3 player of choice: Iriver when on the road, Itunes on my laptop.
Interests
  • Listening to: Lacuna Coil
  • Reading: Sword of Shannara
  • Watching: World Cup (against my will, HELP!)
  • Drinking: Mocha Iced Coffee goodness
Realized I should have written something sooner given my previous announcement of eviction by wildfire. The scary part too is that wildfire season in northern California seems under way already, with another sweeping Napa Valley as I write this (my thoughts and prayers to those who live in that area). Let me start again by giving thanks to those here for sending the thoughts of well-wishing. This is one of the few places online I take care in establishing relationships with other fellow artists with similar tastes (and sometimes warming up to new tastes/styles), despite who many love to trash on Deviantart as a whole I'd still rather hang out here than most certainly meat-grinder black holes of human discourse like Twitter or Reddit. I know people follow :+devwatch: me here casually cause they stumble upon my quaint gallery and end up liking my style and hope to see more, sadly even before the fire I've been awful with uploading new stuff because honestly I am my own worst critic (and sometimes procrastinator) and am not fully confident to share something if I feel it could stand to be improved. I did re-supply myself for materials, there's an art supply store here www.rileystreet.com/ that were kind enough to offer 30% savings on those who were affected by the fires (still had my ID form the address that got hit as proof) which was terrific. New sketch book, supply container, Micron Archival ink pens (never used those before but I like em'). Hell we got these credit vouchers from Goodwill and found a very decent drafting table at one that we snagged which is serving me needs rather well. Finally my mother got me tickets to Silicon Valley Comic Con which was held this last April so I'll talk about that now.
  This was only the 2nd SVCC I've attended and I have to say it was a bit disappointing compared to last year's, and not to mention Big Wow! Comics Fest which was the convention held at San Jose's Convention Center before Wozniak started this pet project and made it more about technology then comics. This year there was barley ANY artists in attendance that I haven't already met prior since I assume their locals already. I met William Stout last year who was one of the nicest guys ever to whom I hope returns to San Jose one day. But this year was a big gap where there used to be more rows in the artists' alley, just more space for lines with the celebrity/actor section. TBH I almost never really talk with any actor in their booth, I mean what am I gonna say to them, "hey I loved you in _______"? Then what? I don't know just seems like they come from a different world I cannot relate to, so I don't really engage. The other group I normally like interacting with (despite that I don't partake in the hobby myself) that was sadly lax this year also were the cosplayers. At BigWow! there was two particular ladies I had the pleasure/privilege of meeting back in 2011, that was :iconriddle1: and :iconcutemonsterchild:, two of the nicest most down to earth ladies whose ever been so bold to dress up like sexy superheroes and be seen at the kind of place which garnered a reputation for a gathering of smelly introverted dorks like me (I'm self deprecating of course). Unfortunately whoever is in charge of booking at SVCC didn't see fit to invite Riddle, and this year Valerie Perez was supposedly booked, I mean she was pictured in the program, but to my dismay was a no show. I even asked others in the cosplay booths and they weren't savvy to her whereabouts either, I hope whatever reason for her cancellation didn't have anything to do with some kind of falling out with the convention itself and was merely some other conflict, and if it was a personal emergency I hope it wasn't anything too serious. But if it was conflict with the convention, and she's never coming back as a result well, I'm not sure I wanna return if the booking is as weak as it was this year. Even bought a copy of Paula Peril DVD and TradePP for her to sign :-(    There were some positives though, there was this great booth that just gave away sci-fi/fantasy books for free (albeit a tip jar which I happily obliged), had some stuff I owned before but had yet to start reading yet which were lost in the fire, they have a website here: science-fiction-outreach.org/
There was this other art-related booth who had a nifty product which was a sketch book with practice comic panel layouts for doing sequential art, perfect for a beginner like me in that arena: www.goodatdrawing.com/
And I took some good pics too of some roaming cosplayers in the wild too, need to get off my ass and share those soon.
As for my art, I'm actually working on some new ideas, but also revisiting stuff I've done but KNOW I can do better today. Particularly my Junun Efreet from Magic the Gathering Arabian Nights Junun Efreet by theblock which is coming along nicely, can't wait to finish that and share how much better the centipede body came out then this old one. Still motivated, not letting awful turn of events in life destroy me. Take it easy everyone!

I read a nostalgic article on D&D's webiste: dnd.wizards.com/articles/featu… and thought asking, hey, what are your favorite of the 10 classic Dragons? 

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4 deviants said RED
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2 deviants said Black
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2 deviants said Gold
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No deviants said White
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No deviants said Blue
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No deviants said Green
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No deviants said Copper
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No deviants said Bronze
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No deviants said Brass
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No deviants said Silver

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MrTuke Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Haunter:+fav:
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aroybal1996 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Thanks for the fave
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KomandrBlakfire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, that's awesome of you!
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LeftyCelt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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DyegoJack Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourites

I'm available for commissions
If you are interested, you can come to my email

Email: jackdyego@gmail.com
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ArkDK Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fav
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greent64 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the BD gift,  you are too kind! :party::happybounce:
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theblock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
Hey NP, love your work and a token of appreciation for the support though hard times.
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Dungeon-Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Thank you for the :+fav:! :D
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
Thanks for the fave  :)
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