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Koi Deer by DragonstormStudios
Koi Deer

The Koi Deer, known as the Рыболень (Ribolen') to Slavic countries and Sakana Shika to the Japanese, is a beautiful creature that is incredibly rare. If spotted, this Quilin-esque being was said to bestow incredible fortune and joy to the beholder. But if sought to be captured, it could transform its pursuers into jays. Here is one of the Koi Deer's most well known legends:

The Koi Who Ran on Land

In the middle of the Ancient Forest there was a secret pond. And in the pond there were many carp. They were all finely dressed as if for a ball, and they danced gracefully in the water. They were happy in the pond, but one koi was not. He saw reflections in the water, shifting images of leaves and trees; animals and birds that came to the pond for a drink. And he thought, would that I could see the world there and dance!
One day the River Spirit came to the pond to refresh herself. She saw the beautiful carp within, and sang to them. Most of the koi were not interested, they were too busy dancing in the water. But the young koi fish came to her call. “Hello little one” she said warmly, “why did you come to listen when your family did not?” The little fish explained his desire to the Spirit, and she laughed.
“Bring me four oaken twigs, mud from the pond and a little round pearl, and I will help you.”
The koi did as asked. He found the twigs, used his snout to dig up some mud. But a pearl he could not find. He despaired, but then a miracle happened. An eagle flew overhead with an oyster in its beak. Suddenly a hawk took to mind to take the food, and the two quarreled. In the midst of the quarrel the oyster dropped onto some rocks and broke, and a beautiful little pearl within popped out and sank into the water. The koi saw all of this, and rejoiced as he took the pearl to the waiting spirit.
She took the fish out of the water, put a glob of mud on the end of each twig, and then put them on the underside of the koi. She then rubbed the gasping fish with the little pearl, and whispered magic onto his scales. When she threw him into the water, he stepped out as a creature almost like a painted stag. His fishscales shone in the sunlight – he was a qilin.
“Go and run” Said the Spirit
And so he did.

Koi Deer is a design made up by me, the story made up by me, and it is a birthday present for a friend. ^^

Drawing done in coloured pencil on 8 x 10 paper
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Magpie by DragonstormStudios
Magpie
A craftbuddy of mine gave me a lazy susan to fool around with, and recently gave me the bottom piece as well. While I'm saving the lazy susan for a Viking shield, the bottom piece I wanted to make into something interesting. So an idea popped into my head.

I made a drawing of this for my close friend dragonstormstudios.deviantart.… a while back
Welp, we're closer now. He's my boyfriend.

So

I decided to make something for him. Mainly cause I enjoy teasing him with art way too much.
This is the end result! I hope he likes it when he sees it.

Acrylics, Inks and Coloured pencils on 8" diameter wooden disk

Thanks for viewing!
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Fury of the Dragonstorm by DragonstormStudios
Fury of the Dragonstorm
My first full drawing in 5 months.

It's...surreal. I'm happy!

The character you see here is Valduin, or the Spiderdragon, my own creation. She's basically me. Especially when the fire is brought out. And now she's furious.


11x8.5 paper, Polychromos coloured pencils
Time: I have no idea.

Listened to www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQaBW… on repeat while drawing.

(c) Spiderdragons belong to Dragonstorm Studios


Thanks for looking, guys. c:
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Hiya everybody! Dragonstorm here with the latest scoop on what's happening and why she's been so absent.

1. Work! I've been at basically full time work in the architecture industry for the past 4 months, and that has been taking up - of course - plenty of time. The thing about work I found is that while it's interesting, it sucked out my desire to draw at all. I've been slowly rebuilding myself, finding snippets of time to doodle and work before/during/after, but most of the time I've found myself absorbed in making props.

2. Props! Due to connections in the LARP community I've found myself spending more and more time manufacturing boffers and larp props for various events. Besides the point my own costumes, of course. Crafting is amazing, I love learning new techniques and applying them to make crazier and more intricate products. I've been informed about the idea of selling fursuit blanks by my friend :iconred-izak: and have gotten some attention in the making of skull masks (a wolf skull mask is in progress!). I'm excited to share the results with you all.

3. Art commissions are now closed indefinitely. Art for me takes a great deal of time to make, and unlike propwork (for me), it needs a certain mindset that has only recently been resurfaced. That being said, I'll still put up any art I make (I can't stop drawing after all) but it'll mostly be my own work, gifts, and such.

4. I got a new page going! www.facebook.com/DragonstormSt… ; If you have facebook, feel free to follow. Here is a summary of how I'll be using all my existing pages:

Dragonstormstudio.com - All finished products (anything I make!)
Facebook Dragonstorm Studios - Primarily propwork, finished products and sketches, WIPs and plans for future works
Deviantart (DragonstormStudios) - Finished products like art and costumes
Furaffinity - All finished products, props and art and costumes

5. Recently I learned of a Fur con I can reach called Furnal Equinox! furnalequinox.com/

I've done Artist Alleys before, but for big, non-exclusively furry conventions. This would be my first time trying something out like this. Have you guys attended Fur Cons before? What kind of merchandise was on sale? Do you have any advice or experience? Also, I noticed there would be an art show at Furnal Equinox as well - that means I can try selling my original work :D How exciting.

So how has everybody been doing?
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Even in Death
  • Playing: With Reality
  • Eating: Flesh
  • Drinking: Fle - wait crap
Untrust Me by DragonstormStudios
Untrust Me
Both props are made and worn by me.

Bird Skull - Craft foam, hot glue and willow withe base, with an apoxie sculpt finish. An engineer at the event added a metal nose ring and earring to it - fun to play with!
Bone Talon Gauntlet - Craft foam, hot glue, with an apoxie sculpt finish and EL wire "tattoos" - completely articulate.

She is one mutant shaman you really should not be messing with.

Saith Sealgaire is a part of of Elegy, a Doompunk (Post-apocalyptic) Larp located in Southern Ontario.

Finishes done in Photoshop CS3.
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Hiya everybody! Dragonstorm here with the latest scoop on what's happening and why she's been so absent.

1. Work! I've been at basically full time work in the architecture industry for the past 4 months, and that has been taking up - of course - plenty of time. The thing about work I found is that while it's interesting, it sucked out my desire to draw at all. I've been slowly rebuilding myself, finding snippets of time to doodle and work before/during/after, but most of the time I've found myself absorbed in making props.

2. Props! Due to connections in the LARP community I've found myself spending more and more time manufacturing boffers and larp props for various events. Besides the point my own costumes, of course. Crafting is amazing, I love learning new techniques and applying them to make crazier and more intricate products. I've been informed about the idea of selling fursuit blanks by my friend :iconred-izak: and have gotten some attention in the making of skull masks (a wolf skull mask is in progress!). I'm excited to share the results with you all.

3. Art commissions are now closed indefinitely. Art for me takes a great deal of time to make, and unlike propwork (for me), it needs a certain mindset that has only recently been resurfaced. That being said, I'll still put up any art I make (I can't stop drawing after all) but it'll mostly be my own work, gifts, and such.

4. I got a new page going! www.facebook.com/DragonstormSt… ; If you have facebook, feel free to follow. Here is a summary of how I'll be using all my existing pages:

Dragonstormstudio.com - All finished products (anything I make!)
Facebook Dragonstorm Studios - Primarily propwork, finished products and sketches, WIPs and plans for future works
Deviantart (DragonstormStudios) - Finished products like art and costumes
Furaffinity - All finished products, props and art and costumes

5. Recently I learned of a Fur con I can reach called Furnal Equinox! furnalequinox.com/

I've done Artist Alleys before, but for big, non-exclusively furry conventions. This would be my first time trying something out like this. Have you guys attended Fur Cons before? What kind of merchandise was on sale? Do you have any advice or experience? Also, I noticed there would be an art show at Furnal Equinox as well - that means I can try selling my original work :D How exciting.

So how has everybody been doing?
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Even in Death
  • Playing: With Reality
  • Eating: Flesh
  • Drinking: Fle - wait crap

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I am a traditional artist who is always interested in exploring new media combinations. With every work I do I strive to improve, and as a result my style is constantly evolving. I enjoy illustration, and my genres often dip into worlds of fantasy and science fiction.

I don't just stick to drawing either. I'm also an avid cosplayer! Whether its sewing, propwork, (Oh yes prop work) makeup and/or acting, I love it! Each costume is a challenge because it makes me to try something I've never done before. If you ever see me in costume, feel free to stop on by and say hi! Maybe I'll draw you something if my arms aren't busy holding up wings. ;D
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I-WhiteFire-I Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I found you on weasyl and when I saw you had a deviantart account, I just had to add you to my watch list!  You have an incredible talent with colored  pencil and I look forward to seeing more of your artwork!
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EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to thank you for accepting my groups requests. You have excellent understanding of colored pencils and I really like your work. Awesome gallery by the way!  :)
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philip-estrada Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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Griffiney Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist
You are an amazingly talented person!
Thank you for making all of those beautiful and breath-taking artworks :icondragonhugplz:
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Doton-Element Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your gallery is so awesome!!! O.O

thanks for faving!!!
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Hg-rising Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
New name, ey? owo
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Koru-Xypress Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching. :ahoy:
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Damian-rane Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Hey, I'm the Zebra that said "I'm stalking you on D.A" :3
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eggmanslim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work! You incorporate so much personality into each and every piece! It's really something else.

So of course I have to add you to my +Watch list! ;) (Wink)


And if you have a moment, take a look at my gallery, and if you like what you see, put me on your +Watch list as well!
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Nativsis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ch-ch-ch-CHAR
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