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Gold Sun Lion Mask by merimask

This is quite an excellent mask, both in concept and excecution. You've got the likeness of the lion down very well. While the idea of ...



Tapastic 100 subscribers-kiriban by smokewithoutmirrors
Tapastic 100 subscribers-kiriban
I reached 100 subscribers on Tapastic this week! So here's a picture of little Akane in a field of flowers to celebrate. Poor girl needs a break - she's having a tough time in the comic right now.

I also reached my first milestone goal on Patreon! Now all backers, regardless of level, get a shiny hi-res PDF of my comic Waystone, with a bunch of nice extras. Go check it out! Any donations made via Patreon go towards paying for my website hosting, paying my bills AND keeping my stash of tea in good order.
Grassblades - website launch by smokewithoutmirrors
Grassblades - website launch
Hey guys, you know what I did? I got a dedicated website for my webcomic! You should totally check it out - it will make you the envy of all of your friends. If you want to be really cool, you should check out my Patreon-campaign - backers get early access to upcoming pages, and at LEAST one weekly update of sketches, WIPs, concept art and sneak-peeks at other projects.

Grassblades is a blend of all the things I love to read, mixing influences from Lone Wolf and Cub, Blade of the Immortal and Hellboy, throwing in a bunch of other shiny things to put my very own twist on it, and I bet you're gonna like it.
A Tribute to Terry Pratchett by smokewithoutmirrors
A Tribute to Terry Pratchett
The world is one bright soul poorer today. Yesterday, March 12th, Sir Terry Pratchett died.
I usually don’t get too emotional over the deaths of famous people, but I’m a bit of a wreck over this one. I have been reading the works of Terry Pratchett since I found Interesting Times on a shelf at the back of my local bookstore when I was fourteen. My bookshelf groans under the weight of all the Discworld novels, Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook, Where’s My Cow and the Mappes of Discworld and Mrs Bradshaw’s Handbook for the Ankh-Morpork Hygenic Railway. What I’ve lost now is not just the source of great books and entertainment; it feels almost like I’ve lost a distant grandfather.

So this is for him.

Thank you, Mr Pratchett, for a flat world on the backs of four elephants, travelling through space on the back of a turtle - a world that was somehow more than the sum of its parts.

Thank you for incomptetent, potato-obsessed wizzards. Thank you for sentient pear-wood and many-legged Luggages. Thank you for unwilling rightful heirs, for burping swamp dragons, for vicious elves and feet of clay. Thank you for hot-headed dwarfs, for troll-gangsters, for moving pictures and Music With Rocks In.

Thank you for witches. Thank you for Magrat Garlick, for Agnes Nitt of the fabulous hair and great personality; for Tiffany Aching and her frying pan and fierce will to save herself; for Nanny Ogg. For Granny Weatherwax.

Thank you for the Night Watch, for Vetinari, for Rufus Drumknott; for the Truth that Shall Make Me Frep - for Dibbler and Harga’s House of Ribs, for secret brotherhoods and snooty Assassins and thieves and ladies of negotiable affection; thank you for Vimes. Thank you for Angua, for Sergeant Colon, for Nobby Nobbs, for Carrot and Rob and A.E Pessimal. Thank you for Ankh-Morpork.

Thank you for cross-dressing soldiers. Thank you for Small Gods. Thank you for Anoia, Goddess of Things That Stick In Drawers. Thank you for printing presses, railways, postage stamps, clacks-towers and Royal Mints. Thank you for golems. Thank you for Anghammarad.

Thank you for the Silver Horde. Thank you for Cohen the Babarian, for Old Vincent, for Boy Willie, Mad Hamish and Truckle the Uncivil. Thank you for Binky, for Mort and Ysabell and Albert and for Susan Sto Helit.

Thank you for the fierce humanity of your writing. Thank you for hiding a voice of social awareness, of reason and compassion beneath the layers of loving parody. Thank you for Vimes’ Boots Theory of Socio-Economics.

Thank you. Morituri Nolumus Mori, but some of us do all the same.

I may sometimes wonder if what I do - the stories I try to tell - are worth it; if there’s any point at all, when there are so many other important things one can do - but then I find myself sitting here crying over a man I have never met, and now never will, simply for the stories he has given me.

Words matter, as do the stories they tell.

I am auctioning off the original illustration for this. All the proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer’s research. I feel this is a fitting tribute to Sir Terry and everything he left in the world.

The piece is roughly 15x20 cm, watercolour and ink on watercolour paper. Bids can be submitted to me via Tumblr, Twitter or notes on here on DeviantArt. I‘ll leave the bidding open for the next week, and then announce the winning bid.

Thank you.



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Aspiring comic artist and illustrator, looking for work.

Personal Quote: The goal is always to get a little better every time you draw.

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Journal Entry: Sat Feb 7, 2015, 11:26 PM

So, :icongeminick: tagged me to do this, and why the heck not. As always, if people want to keep track of what I actually do these days,come over to my Tumblr

1. Each person must share 10 things about them.
2. Answer the 10 questions asked to you, and invent 10 new questions that shall be asked to the people you will tag.
3. Choose 10 people, and put their icon on your journal. (... We'll see how many people I tag)

10 things
1. I started drawing in kindergarten, and drew nothing but horses for 10 years.
2. I have never dyed my hair.
3. I am very rarely ill.
4. I kind of suck at swimming, but still go swimming once a week.
5. I am a cat person.
6. I am a bookworm.
7. ... and yes, I have read the entirety of Moby Dick, from cover to cover.
8. My hometown has only 600 inhabitants.
9. I kind of suck at video games, but play them anyway.
10. I am a real scatterbrain.

:icongeminick:'s questions:
1. Do you like goats?
Yes! I mean, who doesn't? *Fainting goats* are a real thing! If that is not pure joy, I don't know what is.
2. What is your opinion on VATMOSS?
Fuck. VATMOSS. Thanks for eliminating any hopes that I, a freelance comic artist, could conceivably make a living off my work.
3. What is your middle name?
Maria. It's a family name.
4. Can I have your credit card number, please?
Hahahahahahaha - no.
5. What is your biggest dream at the moment?
To somehow get to make comics for a living.
6. Do you have any pets?
Yes - one huge, fluffy, grumpy cat.
7. If you were a fruit, which one would you be?
8. Do you drink tea?
Only all the time.
9. If you draw/paint, what is your ideal art style or goal with your art?
To achieve a good balance between drawing pretty pictures and getting the story across. Hyperrealism is impressive, but I don't actually like it that much. Give me cartoonishly expressive art instead.
10. Name five people here on dA whom you admire for their art!
:iconnicholaskole:, :iconhira-geco:, :iconeleth89:, :iconjuliedillon:, :iconmakani:

My questions:
1. Do you have any personal projects going on right now? Comics, making your own game, etc.?
2. If you like movies, what kind of movies do you like best?
3. In the same vein, what sort of characters do you like best in stories?
4. Favourite ice-cream flavour?
5. Preferred software for drawing digitally? (PS, Manga Studio, SAI?)
6. What's your soundtrack?
7. Early mornings or late nights?
8. You can have coffee/tea with any three people in the world - who do you pick?
9. How many books do you have in your home?
10. What is something you'd like to learn more about?

:iconbg87: :icondragonbaze: :icongustavee: :iconheidling: :iconkristianhagglund: :iconlinusre:

  • Mood: Grouchy
  • Listening to: My Madonna - Two Gallants
  • Reading: The Great Gatsby
  • Watching: One Piece
  • Playing: FFIX
  • Eating: apples and cinnamon
  • Drinking: orange-flavoured chai

Should I get a tumblr? 

21 deviants said Yes
5 deviants said No


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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:iconlachoirplz::iconsaysplz: Dananana! :iconcake3dplz: I know it's a little rehashed, but Happy Birthday!
smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! XD That's the finest-looking pixel-cake I think I've ever gotten!
TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're most welcome! :D
petrova Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Grattis i förskott! Ett av dina verk är med i KingdomOfSwedens födelsedagsfeature som du finner här:… :party:
smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Tack! :D
TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconcake3dplz: Happy Birthday!
smokewithoutmirrors Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome! ^_^
petrova Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Grattis i förskott! Ett av dina verk är med i KingdomOfSwedens födelsedagsfeature som du finner här:… :party:
TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday! :D :iconlachoirplz: :dance: :party: :iconcakeplz:
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