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I thought of the old show playbill style when coming up with the background for a picture of my favorite DC magician.

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Childhood Idols Found

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 19, 2012, 5:06 AM
Imagine my joy when I discoverd that one of the artists who first inspired me as a child was here on Deviant Art.

Anubis, Guardian of the Dead by JeffDee   

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Bast, the Cat Goddess by JeffDee

Jeff Dee was one of the artists who worked on the 1st Edition Dungeons & Dragons books back in the late 70s/early 80s. His gorgeous illustrations and linework in the Deities & Demigods book especially were what drew me as a child. The images of the gods inspired me to not only game, but to begin to read about the mythologies of other cultures and to start drawing myself.

When I went to his page I was saddened to read about how TSR, the original company back then, threw out most of the original artwork from those books. Thankfully, Jeff Dee is currently working on restoring those lost illustrations in a Kickstarter project. Those who back it can receive signed illustrations of his recreated illustrations for the Norse Pantheon!…

So... if you're an old-school gamer like me who remembers those great books, a fan of Norse mythology, or just a fan of the arts who hates to see wonderful artwork fall into obscurity, then be sure to check out the site above and show your support!

He's only got 18 more days to raise about $1,400 more... so let's help him do it, people!

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  • Playing: Star Trek Online
  • Drinking: White Chocolate Truffle Mocha


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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Cincinnati, OH
Favourite genre of music: Ska
Favourite photographer: Wolfworried
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Wallpaper of choice: My own design
Skin of choice: A younger one, lol!
Favourite cartoon character: Tak
Personal Quote: "But magic makes it taste funny!"

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Keldae Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! ^.^
Syreene Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're more than welcome, as you do good work. :)
Latchunga Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama ^^ 
coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Emily!

Thank you for sharing your muse and talent with all of us. Your Self and Art brings Light to the world. We admire you for that.

May the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity in all your art and life endeavors.


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Syreene Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Your kind words are greatly appreciated. :D
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin)  With many happy returns! Have your cake and eat it too
Syreene Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :D
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Thanks for the adds (and info on Yvonne's passing).
Syreene Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Thanks for the wonderful art!
DoodleLyle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Hey, you're welcome.  I was pleased to see Yvonne's last wish for her fans was that we shouldn't waste a lot of time grieving over her.  She felt blessed to have lived the life she did.  Classy lady to the end.
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