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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   Bast, the Cat Goddess by JeffDee


Jeff Dee jeffdee.deviantart.com/ 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!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/j…

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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Emily
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Cincinnati, OH
Favourite genre of music: Ska
Favourite photographer: Wolfworried
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau
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Wallpaper of choice: My own design
Skin of choice: A younger one, lol!
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Daytha Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fav, you have impressive gallery! I love your style, very secession-like :)
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Syreene Feb 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated! Thanks for stopping by! :)
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BrokenGeek Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Emily, hope it's a great one!
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Syreene Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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whirlwind002 Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Fio! 
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Syreene Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Happy birthday Emily Have your cake and eat it too Party :) (Smile)
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Syreene Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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Wolf-Smith Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your gallery is fantastic, omitting to watch you would be criminal!
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Syreene Oct 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Much appreciated! :D
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