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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Work talk
  • Watching: The Monitor
  • Playing: Dragon Age 2
  • Drinking: Coffee!
What a day yesterday... I could be getting some commision work here very soon! WOO!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Work talk
  • Watching: The Monitor
  • Playing: Dragon Age 2
  • Drinking: Coffee!
Life has been totally insane as of late, lol. The art is picking up, however, as my friend Loki has been providing me with a wealth of character inspirations. :)

Feel free to check out our Planescape/Spelljammer campaign site on Obsidian Portal to see all the character artwork I've been doing as well as to read up on the adventures of my Catfolk rogue, Kenari Sanura!

www.obsidianportal.com/campaig…
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: People getting ready to go home
  • Reading: "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson
  • Watching: Fringe
  • Playing: Wizard 101
  • Eating: Goodies from the vendor holiday gifts table
  • Drinking: Coffee!
Merry ChristmiKwanziHaunakuYulstice, everyone! :joy:
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: My co-workers discussing insurance options
  • Eating: No appetite
  • Drinking: Coffee!
If anyone out there is interested, I am willing to do commissions!

B&W Character Sketch: $10

Color Character Sketch $20

If you would like me to color one of your pictures: $10
  • Mood: Spidey Sense
  • Listening to: My co-workers discussing insurance options
  • Reading: Pathfinder Core Rule Book
  • Watching: Inception - WOW
  • Playing: Rock Band 3
  • Eating: Leftover Chinese Food
  • Drinking: Cranberry Juice
Thanks to my good friend Loki, My roomate Raven-Kin and I have been a part of an epic D&D campaign of his where he combines Planescape, Spelljammer (www.spelljammer.org/) and his own machinations together (our campaign site can be found here: planejammerchronicles.com/).

We'd been illustrating our adventures from time to time, so when I finally got back into DA on a regular basis I thought I would look for a Spelljammer group to post some of my artwork.

But while I could find groups for Planescape (like TheCityOfDoors), to my surprise I could find absolutely NOTHING for Spelljammer.

Considering the Spelljammer universe brings Sci-Fi aliens, worlds and ships to the D&D world, I honestly thought there would be more. But alas, it was not to be so. Apparently too many people don't like mixing genres with their D&D, lol.

I couldn't let this travesty go on, however... so I made the very 1st Spelljammer group! Woo! It's very tiny still of course... but feel free to spread the word to see if anyone would like to join and share their Spelljammer art with the rest of the community!
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: The storm building outside
  • Drinking: Coffee!!!
Thank you all for the well wishes on my birthday! :)

I had a great time with a few days off and celebrated the day with a bacon themed food party with my friends. I tell you... you haven't tasted decadence until you've tried Bacon Baklava, lol.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: The clicking of typewriter keys
  • Drinking: Coffee!!!
New D&D Planescape campaign that should be starting come October... so be on the lookout for new sketches! ;)
  • Mood: Embarrassed
  • Listening to: The clicking of typewriter keys
  • Drinking: Water
Yeah... took quite a while to get out of the dark hole that is depression this time around. But hopefully, if all goes well and I can watch my step, I won't be falling down there again and you'll all be seeing a lot more of me...
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: The clicking of typewriter keys
  • Drinking: Water
Don't tell work... but I think I can access my account again! //007!
  • Mood: Awestruck
  • Listening to: The clicking of typewriter keys
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew (EXTREME!)
An interesting thing happened to me one morning. Out of the blue I received an email from the head editor of Fisherking Press www.fisherkingpress.com/news.h…, asking me if he could use one of the prints in my gallery for a book cover!

Turns out he reads my Livejournal (which has a link to my DA gallery) and managed to find his way here for this to happen:

www.fisherkingpress.com/FKPIma…

I can't thank you enough, Deviant Art, for helping me get my art out there for people to see. And now, no matter what else happens, I can say that "Yes, I'm a published artist." :D
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Random work chatter
  • Drinking: COFFEE!
Oh my Gods... could it be? They've stopped blocking DA at work again! YAY! :bounce:

This means I can be on here more often (during my lunch breaks) and not be gone for so long (hopefully). :D

Thanks to all who've still been coming to my gallery, and my apologies to those that it's taken me so long to reply to your comments.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they won't block it again, because I've missed you all!

Hugs,

Syreene
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Drinking: Water
Been gone a while, and I apologize. Depression is a nasty thing, and sometimes so is real life... and they demanded my attention and my creative energies to keep me going until I could get some things straightened out again.

Thankfully now things are a bit better and the creative juices are now flowing... the muses aren't too scared to hang around me, and I can draw and write again. :D

I'll do my best to check in at least once a week, hopefully with new submissions, but at least to say hi. ;)

I missed you guys!

Hugs,

Syreene
  • Mood: Bemused
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Drinking: Water
Each person tagged must post 8 random (hopefully interesting) facts about themselves.

Each tag should write a journal of each of these facts.

Pick 8 more artists to be tagged and post them in the end of your journal.

Go to each artists' page and tell them they've been tagged.

Hmmn...let's see if I can think of anything interesting:

1. I've been taking belly dancing lessons, and on September 1st our class is going to be performing at an art show.
2. I love to draw the Drow, but I am seriously afraid of spiders.
3. I'm an ex-art teacher.
4. I'm also an ex-stripper.
5. I'm a big geek who has everything from comic books to Star Wars figures.
6. I've been married for 10 years now.
7. I can play piano and guitar.
8. I love Shakespeare.

As to the tagging...let's try: HardcoreSouma, zymurgea, Havoc892, Shakahnna, SHADEofJEREMY, Jedahl, hbrika and Artheeria
  • Mood: Affection
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Drinking: Water
Ahh...so sorry to everyone that I've been gone for so long! Life is constantly hectic at home, and my time is always being called for by other people and projects so I don't find much time to get on DA anymore, unfortunately.

I've managed to convince my drawing muse to come back for the occasional visit, though, so I'm going to post a sketch or two here soon.

All my creativity lately has been going towards my belly dancing lessons, and the fact that our class is performing at my hubbie's art show on September 1st. We've all been working hard to make our costumes, so who knows...maybe I'll submit a photo of me in costume to DA sometime. ;)

I miss you all...and hope you haven't all forgotten about me!

Hugs,

Syreene

@%!%#% Work Filters!

Journal Entry: Thu May 10, 2007, 5:50 PM
  • Mood: Grouchy
  • Listening to: "I Nearly Lost You" - Screaming Trees
  • Reading: "Tasha's Run" - Gregory Kent
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Drinking: Water
Sigh...looks like you won't be hearing from me as much as my work decided anything that had to do with art had to be blocked by filters. :frustrated:

I'll do my best to answer comments and such when I get home, but I don't have much free time to get on the computer...so my apologies to everyone. ^^;

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Made by Lily A. Seidel Lilyas

Art Daze

Journal Entry: Fri May 4, 2007, 6:16 AM
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: "I Nearly Lost You" - Screaming Trees
  • Reading: "Tasha's Run" - Gregory Kent
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Drinking: Water




GREAT NEWS! My hubbie finally got a job! :w00t: :boogie: :dance: :party: :bounce: :excited:

Thanks to everyone helping me out to spread the word for commissions...I was getting a bit worried about our financials last week. :thanks:

I'd still love to keep doing them if anyone is interested though...and I am also open to art trades. :D I've got a coloring collaboration I'm going to do with spacewolfomega, as well as one I'm going to do with zymurgea. I've also got a commission to finish this weekend, hopefully. :fingerscrossed:



       :w00t:~~~~~~~4K KIRIBAN~~~~~~~:w00t:

Congratulations to KatarinaRiklengan for getting the 4k Kiriban! I had fun drawing her rather sinister character, Katarina the Grand Inquisitor. :evillaugh: Be sure to check out her gallery to read about Katrina. :)

Katrina the Grand Inquisitor by Syreene


~~~~~~:work: ART COMMISSIONS! :work:~~~~~~~

I'm doing my best to make some extra cash while my hubbie is looking for a job in the graphics design industry, so I decided to offer art commissions for fantasy, sci-fi, anthro, pirates, whatever kind of characters you can come up with! :D

Prices are as follows in U.S. currency and don't include shipping & handling (sorry ^^;):

Black & White inked drawing: $5.00
Computer colored/inked: $10.00
Computer/colored/inked with full background: $15.00

Drop me a note if you're interested! :fingerscrossed:

~~~~~~~:w00t:~~CONTESTS!~~:w00t:~~~~~~~~~~

Do you like drawing characters in a post-apocalyptic world? If so, head over to Havoc892's journal and check out the Wanderers of the Wastes Character Contest! havoc892.deviantart.com/journa…

"Military Elf" is my entry. :D

Check out the contest by LadyJamie - Design your own Pirate Character, Win a Plushie! atalaia-leafsong.deviantart.co…

"Tasha Character Sheet" is my entry for this one. :D

Check out the character contest that Raesd has going on for her story...it's all about magical creatures and detectives! :D





Huge thanks go out to :iconspacewolfomega: and :iconsebastis: for the subscription! :glomp: You guys are great! Be sure to check out their webcomic that I've put in my menu: Bats in the Bellfry! :D





:iconlolth-scourge: :iconmiss-anthro: :iconunited-art: :iconlearnwithfriends: :iconfantasy-fellowship: :iconlovers-ofthe-goddess: :iconanthro-fantasy-club: :icondrowlovers: :iconelves:


:clap: :deviation: Featured Artist :deviation: :clap:


Let's check out :icongen-etik:'s wonderful anthro art now... :glomp:



:thumb50605166: :thumb52915468: Green on time out by Gen-Etik


Mass Feature II: The Sequel

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 27, 2007, 10:44 AM
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: "Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin
  • Reading: "Tasha's Run" - Gregory Kent
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Eating: Angelhair pasta
  • Drinking: Water




Huge thanks go out to :iconspacewolfomega: and :iconsebastis: for the subscription! :glomp: You guys are great! Be sure to check out their webcomic that I've put in my menu: Bats in the Bellfry! :D

                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Congratulations to KatarinaRiklengan for getting the 4k Kiriban! I'm going to have fun drawing her rather sinister character, Katarina the Grand Inquisitor. :w00t:

Katrina the Grand Inquisitor by Syreene


~~~:dance: MASS FEATURE TIME II: THE SEQUEL :dance:~~~

I'm making the most of my paid journal till the end of the month, so any of you, if I didn't feature you in the first mass feature, post here and I will do it this time! Also, if you know of an artist that deserves some recognition, let me know! :D

1) :iconaundar: ~ :thumb46986570:Curiosity by Aundar

2) :iconhardcoresouma: ~ What You Waiting For...? by HardcoreSoumaGaara of the Sands IN PROGRESS by HardcoreSoumaZhang Ziyi by HardcoreSouma

3) :iconartbennyrgrau: ~ :thumb39811392::thumb28498134::thumb19508545:

4) :iconviperishpath: ~ Contest Entry :: EARTH by ViperishPathContest Entry :: WATER by ViperishPathContest Entry :: CHRONOS by ViperishPath
5) :iconkirbywithamasamune: ~ Chinese Constellations by KirbywithaMasamune ConnectionTrio by KirbywithaMasamune Final Fantasy T-shirt FIRAGA by KirbywithaMasamune
6) :icongravyboy: ~
7) :iconkamikaye: ~ Skygrove - Color by KamikayeMorningspire by KamikayeLiving in the Sky - colo by Kamikaye
8) :iconno-sign-of-sanity: ~ Victor and Nora - Finished by No-Sign-of-SanityThe Joker's Calling Card by No-Sign-of-SanityCloak and Dagger - Finished by No-Sign-of-Sanity
9) :iconmsandreco: ~ Blinded By The Light by MsAndreco You Electrify My Life by MsAndreco Menacing by MsAndreco
10) :iconjedahl: ~Stairway to... by JedahlVirtuoso Starr by Jedahl Dead Tattoo by Jedahl

~~~~~~~:w00t:~~CONTESTS!~~:w00t:~~~~~~~~~~

Do you like drawing characters in a post-apocalyptic world? If so, head over to Havoc892's journal and check out the Wanderers of the Wastes Character Contest! havoc892.deviantart.com/journa…

"Military Elf" is my entry. :D

Check out the contest by LadyJamie - Design your own Pirate Character, Win a Plushie! atalaia-leafsong.deviantart.co…

"Tasha Character Sheet" is my entry for this one. :D

Check out the character contest that Raesd has going on for her story...it's all about magical creatures and detectives! :D





Check out this awesome picture that Gen-Etik did for my hubbie and my 10th anniversary! :love:

:thumb52915468:

We got it in the mail yesterday, and he loved it! :bounce: Thanks again, Gen-Etik!

Be sure to check out the great prices they have for commissions! ;)



:iconlolth-scourge: :iconmiss-anthro: :iconunited-art: :iconlearnwithfriends: :iconfantasy-fellowship: :iconlovers-ofthe-goddess: :iconanthro-fantasy-club: :icondrowlovers: :iconelves:


:clap: :deviation: Featured Artist :deviation: :clap:


Let's check out LSouthern's style now... from awesome tribal tattoos to great photos and more! :glomp:



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Mass Feature Time!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 12, 2007, 4:35 AM
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: "Kiss" -Prince
  • Reading: "Tasha's Run" - Gregory Kent
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Eating: English Muffin
  • Drinking: Coffee!!




~~~~~~:dance: MASS FEATURE TIME :dance:~~~~~~

That's right! The first 10 people to comment here will get listed with 3 of my favorite works that you did...so let's see who reads my journal! ;)

1) :iconfeltrex: ~ :thumb36621716::thumb25923359:

2) :icon6daywalker6: ~ can't reach by 6Daywalker6:thumb52404540::thumb50628600:

3) :iconpretty-angel: ~ A Rest in the Afternoon by Pretty-AngelEmbracing the Elements - Air by Pretty-AngelGuild Wars Ritualist by Pretty-Angel

4) :iconmystery-of-sorrow: ~

5) :icontouchedvenus: ~ GR: Purrty Namir by TouchedVenusART TRADE -- Silver Fox by TouchedVenusKuja: Black Magic by TouchedVenus
6) :iconhavoc892: ~ Hadassa 'Harriet' Valtress by Havoc892 Project: Genesis-1
Daral's fingers hit the keyboard swiftly.  He glanced up at the screen for an instant with blue eyes, before back down at the keyboard.  With a few more clicks, he'd be done.  He glanced over his shoulder and sighed.
"You done?" a voice said via radio.
"Almost, Max," Daral said.  He scratched behind a long pointed ear.  "It's a little hard with Palyn running late."
"I know, just do your best."
"Wouldn't surprise me if she came running in, still in her bike clothes."
"Yeah, yeah.  Just get the code hacked."
"Y'know, the ethnicity of this stuff must be against the law."
"We already got the authorization required, Daral.  Just give me a few minutes, then just cover my tracks."
"Right."  Daral sighed and leaned back in his chair.
"Oh... monkey sticks!"
Daral looked over his shoulder.  "That you, Palyn?"
An ebony-skinned female made her way into the room, two large bags in her hands. Her breathing was
The Moonpedal Wars-1"Krystyanya Meoiska! You are being totally mean!" the Human girl with multi-colored long hair, continued her very loud tantrum at the locked metal door in front of her. She crossed her mocha-colored arms across her chest, covering up some of the silver gown she was wearing. The hallway was adorned in garland of flowers, as was tradition on this planet this time of year. It was also a tradition for the Human girl to be staring at this door, yelling herself until she was blue.
"Just go without me, please," came the calm reply from the other side of the door.
"Anya! Please, as your best friend, come to the party with me?" The Human batted her eyelashes, hoping that maybe pleading would be her next course of action.
The door slid open, revealing the one hiding behind it. Her long blond hair flowed freely behind her in waves. She stood about for inches taller than the girl in front of her. Her pale-skinned face and aqua eyes looked uncomfortable in make-up and jewels. The gown wrapped aroun


7) :iconmaddog3060: ~ Hurricane ConspiracyEureka! I know what's been causing the hurricanes!
See, it all goes back to the North Atlantic Penguin. Now, you may say, "but there is no such species." Well, you'd be right, if all you went by was mere scientific records. HOWEVER, the truth is that the North Atlantic Penguin is a devilishly cleaver and intelligent species, which long ago realized the threat Mankind posed to them. Lacking manipulative hands, or size, or even agility on land, they had no choice but to withdraw before the Vikings and other seafaring tribes.
However, they didn't disappear. Instead, they went into hiding, making their communities in caves in Iceland and Greenland that are only accessible via underwater tunnels. They have lived like this for centuries, but they are naturally tired of it.
Enter, the Panzerfisch. Created in 1945 by Nazi Scientists as one of Hitler's "V-weapons," the so-called V-5 "Panzerfisch" was the first instance of genetic engineering in the world. Using the ancient, Precambrian 'armored
Poster by Maddog3060Goodbye... by Maddog3060
8) :iconconfucian: ~ :thumb35423993::thumb42134900::thumb43387192:

9):iconvix633: ~ :thumb52285937::thumb52141966::thumb52521203:

10) :iconsuryakami: ~ st.valentine by SuryakamiEngaged with the wind - II by SuryakamiGod of Idea and Chaos by Suryakami

**What the heck...I'm feeling nice today, and there were quite a few more people who posted for the last spot. ;)**

11) :iconzymurgea: ~ Theris the half drow by zymurgeaCaelifera Glassblade by zymurgeaKhomet in Suede by zymurgea

12) :iconalexspeed: ~ Thank you... by AlexspeedCute Pink Thing by Alexspeed

13) :iconlainmokoto: ~ :thumb47253186::thumb35674519::thumb21989797:


~~~~~~~:w00t:~~CONTESTS!~~:w00t:~~~~~~~~~~

Do you like drawing characters in a post-apocalyptic world? If so, head over to Havoc892's journal and check out the Wanderers of the Wastes Character Contest! havoc892.deviantart.com/journa…

Check out the contest by LadyJamie - Design your own Pirate Character, Win a Plushie! atalaia-leafsong.deviantart.co…






Check out this awesome picture that Gen-Etik did for my hubbie and my 10th anniversary! :love:

:thumb52915468:




:iconlolth-scourge: :iconmiss-anthro: :iconunited-art: :iconlearnwithfriends: :iconfantasy-fellowship: :iconlovers-ofthe-goddess: :iconanthro-fantasy-club: :icondrowlovers: :iconelves:


:clap: :deviation: Featured Artist :deviation: :clap:


Let's check out WieldtheKey's beautiful style now...I just love how she draws her men! :glomp:



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Easter Aftermath

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 9, 2007, 5:58 AM
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: "The Fields of Atherny" -Dropkick Murphy
  • Reading: "Tasha's Run" - Gregory Kent
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Eating: English Muffin
  • Drinking: Coffee!!




Easter weekend was fun as I spent it with my family and all my nieces and nephews at an indoor waterpark. :dance: My niece Bobbie is writing a big story about wizards and I've been asked to help her illustrate it, so you may be seeing some Potter-esque characters posted here soon. ;)

Alas, my hubbie Wolfworrier is going to be off in Dallas this week so that will leave me feeling kind of lonely...but the plus side is that I will have more time to bury myself into my art. So here's hoping I can get these last projects done this week! :artist:

Do you like drawing characters in a post-apocalyptic world? If so, head over to Havoc892's journal and check out the Wanderers of the Wastes Character Contest! havoc892.deviantart.com/journa…

Check out the contest by LadyJamie - Design your own Pirate Character, Win a Plushie! atalaia-leafsong.deviantart.co…

Projects to finish:

Don't Call Her Short ~ Don't call her short... by Syreene (working on it now)

Coloring this great picture by WieldtheKey ~  :thumb32039307:

Coloring this great picture by LSouthern ~ :thumb37530210:





I figure that this paid account is going to run out at the end of the month, so I should make the most of it by featuring as many people as I can! :dance:

So, some of you may remember when I did this before...but it's MASS ARTIST FEATURE TIME! If you're one of the first 10 artists who posts here I will check out 3 of my favorites of your work and share them with everyone else who reads my journal. :D




:iconlolth-scourge: :iconmiss-anthro: :iconunited-art: :iconlearnwithfriends: :iconfantasy-fellowship: :iconlovers-ofthe-goddess: :iconanthro-fantasy-club: :icondrowlovers: :iconelves:


:clap: :deviation: Featured Artist of the Week :deviation: :clap:


The Mass Artist Feature will be my next journal post, so until then, let's check out HardcoreSouma's sexy style and give him some much needed DA love! :glomp:





What You Waiting For...? by HardcoreSouma Zhang Ziyi by HardcoreSouma ToKyO StYLe by HardcoreSouma


You say Easter...I say Oester...

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 5, 2007, 5:13 AM
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: "God pt. II" - U2
  • Reading: "Tasha's Run" - Gregory Kent
  • Watching: the screen
  • Playing: my iPod
  • Drinking: Coffee!!




Do you like drawing characters in a post-apocalyptic world? If so, head over to Havoc892's journal and check out the Wanderers of the Wastes Character Contest! havoc892.deviantart.com/journa…

Califera the Halfling Pirate sketch is done…Califera the Pirate by Syreene

Rough draft of what the Pirate Triptich will look like - Adventure on the High Seas by Syreene

Projects to finish:

Decked Out ~ Decked Out by Syreene

Don't Call Her Short ~ Don't call her short... by Syreene

Coloring this great picture by WieldtheKey ~  :thumb32039307:

Coloring this great picture by LSouthern ~ :thumb37530210:






Check out some of my husband's art! He's so shy about it...I had to make an account for him and post them just so I could share them with people:

Grey Heart by Wolfworrier Birth by Wolfworrier Blue-Green Feathery Curl by Wolfworrier Ankh by Wolfworrier

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CakeFight 2007 by Dragon-Furry

Check it out! My character Merrith managed to get in on the fun in the bottom middle part of the picture...see if you can spot anyone else you know! It was a lot of fun to be a part of Dragon-Furry's fun. :D





:iconlolth-scourge: :iconmiss-anthro: :iconunited-art: :iconlearnwithfriends: :iconfantasy-fellowship: :iconlovers-ofthe-goddess: :iconanthro-fantasy-club: :icondrowlovers: :iconelves:

:clap: :deviation: Featured Artist of the Week :deviation: :clap:

Now that I've got a nice layout for it, why not feature one of my favorite artists that I watch each week? Seems like a good idea to me! :D
This week, let's shine the spotlight on a wonderful fantasy artist and Drizzt Do'Urden fan, keelerleah!

She's got a wonderful sense of detail, textures and color that I envy...and she's only 18! :jawdrop: Fortunately for us all, she's also a really nice person...so go show her some love! :glomp:



:thumb49797439: Drizzt Welcomes the Hunter by keelerleah :thumb52324779: