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I will be exhibiting at the MCM Expo in Manchester, UK held on 20th July 2013 at Manchester Central (formally the GMAX). Details about the event can be found on their web site at Our stand location there with be Q 7 and 8. We will have signed prints and various other products featuring my art for sale. Or if you can't make it along I have some signed prints for sale on Etsy at…


Anne Stokes
United Kingdom
Hello there everyone :) My name is Anne Stokes and I work as a freelance illustrator. My artwork has been used on many products including books, games, t-shirts, posters, jigsaws, sculptures, greetings cards and jewellery. I love the world of fantasy and being able to share my ideas and characters with other people through my art.

I post here on DA under the name Ironshod. Thats is a long story, but it seemed like a good idea at the time and now I'm kind of stuck with it ;)

I hope you will enjoy looking at some of the artwork in my gallery. DA is a great place with so many other creative and interesting people to talk with. Sometimes I do get rather a lot of messages and I am afraid I can't answer then all, as then I will have no time to paint new pictures! I do appreciate everyone who takes the time to comment.

Current Residence: UK
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
Personal Quote: Carpe diem - seize the day


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Happy Easter to you & your family :) (Smile)…
QuillandShield 1 day ago  Student Writer
Not sure if you know about this...…
GroovyGee123 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there - I am a huge huge huge fan of your work! Your images always capture my attention, I think your artwork is beautiful and I even have one of your journals which I do my artwork in! I am a massive fan of fantasy so I find your artwork amazing and generally enjoyable to look at! Soooooo envious of your talent!!! :)
blackh0rnet Apr 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Fine art 
i been away from deviantart for a long time and just got back. i have always loved your work . :)
i love this <3
i been looking for this for along time
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
Baroquette Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a repost of part of your art on tumblr.  I'm not sure if it's another style of this work, but it definitely has some of your art in it.…
darksoulforver9 Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my... I never imagined you would be on here. I think 3/4 of my clothes are Spiral Direct... Oops! :o (Eek) 
Fabulous artwork
Taylahrox Mar 11, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
You are the most inspirational artist ever. AND I LOVE DRAGONS.

*falls on the floor and dies from amazement*
You are one of my favourite artists when it comes to fantasypictures together with Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo. Great work.
FireFairy319 Feb 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is so inspirational to me. I recieved a book of dragon art for my last birthday and I found your works were my absolute favourites. I had no clue you were on DA to be honest and when I saw one of your drawings I was like 'I must tell you how much your work has inspired me.'  Though I am not a digital artist and prefer traditional media I really hope to be an amazing artist just like you. I could go on forever trying to say just how much influence your work has had in my life but I'm afraid there are no words to explain it. I'm simply thankful there are people like you who keep fantasy alive in this world. 
Sorry for the super long post but I just had to get all this off my chest.
WOW great job! I really like your work! :D
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