Art Challenge: September: Birds

Ok once I got started on this I just needed to keep going. So here it is, the September art challenge, to create an image incorporating a seagull, Valentine and a religious symbol. The seagull is the obvious part. It is carrying a rose, my nod to Valentine’s Day, and the dove is supposed to …


WIP: Monthly Challenge – September

I finally got started on the monthly challenge, which was to incorporate into an image a seagull, Valentine, and a religious symbol. I am using ArtRage for the first time ever, which is interesting. I quite like it, but I’m only using the oil brush tool right now. This image won’t be overly detailed like …


Character portrait: Mana Sorkany

Mana Sorkany is a character in a story I have been writing since high school. Yes, she is meant to have white hair and silver eyes – it is a fantasy story, and she turns into a white panther. It’s a young adult fiction that I might finish one day. đŸ™‚ Done in MyPaint. Used …



Image created in MyPaint, except I kinda copped out on the background. I was going to do something really detailed and had taken some screenshots in some pretty places in World of Warcraft as inspiration, but when I saw the detail I just… couldn’t be bothered lol. So I made some swirly patterns on a …


Monthly Challenge: July: Inspiration

The July Art Challenge between Damelza and myself. I got my husband to take a photo of me in the pose that I wanted, and used that as the basis for the image. Final rendering looks nothing like me, btw. My original idea was to have a more pained look on the face, like inspiration was …


Monthly Challenge: June: Salmon Run

Every month (or so), ~assimilated and I will be doing an art challenge. This month’s (June) topic was “salmon run”. She got started really early, so I thought I would too. I also got finished really early lol… I may submit something else later, but for now this is it. I had to look up what …


Vector: Janey

Reference photograph taken by me, subject is Janey my little sister. She was helping me out with a photography assignment and this shot was actually taken by accident, while I was fiddling with camera settings to get the lighting right. It ended up one of the better photographs, so I wanted to turn it into …


Vector: Elven Magic

Used a picture of my friend Lily as a reference for this – photograph taken by me. She was wearing one of my dresses: a pale pink strapless. We were doing photo shoots for my photography assignments, and Lily was a willing subject. đŸ™‚ In the photo she was holding a lit candle in her …


Vector: Steph

My sister Steph. Photograph taken by my friend Damelza at my wedding – Steph was my matron of honour. Used the photo as a reference and created the image in Inkscape. This was probably my third vector portrait.

Vector: Tiggr

My friend Jane. The photograph that I used as a reference was taken by me at a dancing event. Image created in Inkscape. This was my very first vector portrait, and the colours went through three different ‘generations’. My original was quite dark, making Jane look really brown. I then changed it to more realistic …


Vector: Sultry

I used a picture of my friend, looking all sultry, as a reference for this image. Created in Inkscape, an open-source vector image program. This is one of my earlier images.

Welcome to Dragonslair Blog

Hello and welcome to the blog. This is more of a gallery than a blog, really. I will be posting artwork here. All art will be watermarked with the logo found in this post (or variation thereof), and I do not give permission for my art to be used anywhere for any purpose. A link …