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The way by Ironshod The way :iconironshod:Ironshod 3,655 155 Protector by Ironshod Protector :iconironshod:Ironshod 7,675 374 Beginnings by Ironshod Beginnings :iconironshod:Ironshod 3,740 194 Scarlet Mage by Ironshod Scarlet Mage :iconironshod:Ironshod 5,523 212 Once Upon A Time by Ironshod Once Upon A Time :iconironshod:Ironshod 6,386 393 Take to the air by Ironshod Take to the air :iconironshod:Ironshod 4,289 180 Dragon Dancer by Ironshod Dragon Dancer :iconironshod:Ironshod 7,563 345 Golden Treasures by Ironshod Golden Treasures :iconironshod:Ironshod 5,464 276 Dragonkin by Ironshod Dragonkin :iconironshod:Ironshod 13,107 925 Harbinger by Ironshod Harbinger :iconironshod:Ironshod 3,660 171 The Assassin by Ironshod The Assassin :iconironshod:Ironshod 3,882 140 The Avenger by Ironshod The Avenger :iconironshod:Ironshod 3,503 164 The Aviator by Ironshod The Aviator :iconironshod:Ironshod 6,180 348 Steampunk Angels by Ironshod Steampunk Angels :iconironshod:Ironshod 1,274 66 Mystic Aura by Ironshod Mystic Aura :iconironshod:Ironshod 2,566 200 The Blessing by Ironshod The Blessing :iconironshod:Ironshod 3,956 239

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The Water Dragon
She stumbled as her name pierced through her mind with the force of a thrown spear, shattering her thoughts. The young priestess nearly submerged fully into the cold water before catching hold of a nearby pillar. Steadying herself, she searched the room, but could still only see the dancing shadows cast from the magically lit candles high on the walls.
But she could feel its presence. Closer... Eager...
Something erupted from the pool towards her with great speed! Her hands shot out and magical words escaped her lips in defense.
"Noooo!" A sudden flash of blinding light told her the wards were useless and something crashed into her chest. In a panic, Tiavara quickly got hold of its body and held it out, but there was no struggle.
Carefully, the priestess opened her eyes, still adjusting from the magical flash. What she saw was impossible! A sparkle of sapphire eyes greeted her warmly from a lizard-like head. Tiny blue and gray scales glistened over it's body and tail, and
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Hydr Drakn
“When you play hide and seek my friend,” the elf’s voice rose slightly, a soft laughter bubbled on her lips just as the drips of water fell into the pool where she stood. “You need to learn not to hide in the most obvious place.”
The tall, slender figure of the elven woman stood waist deep in a pool of crystal-like water. It shimmered and reflected the sheen of the bright light above the pair, cast in a dazzle of sparkling ever widening circles as she lifted a small blue scaled creature of out of the liquid.
With each droplet the circles broke into newer patterns and slipped outwards, criss-crossing beneath the very young dragon. She looked into its intelligent eyes and smiled a little.
“This,” the dragon observed with a low whispered tone. “Was a foregone conclusion, I allowed myself to be discovered. For you see, without that, you’d have never found me. We hydr drakn are at home in the water, it’s out natural element and without a
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It was an odd place.  Deep within the recesses of the temple, it waited.  A light that should not have been gave depth and definition to pillars and paths.  A soft blue glow, seeming to stem from the very air itself, filled the place, shimmering and sliding across the walls.  Liquid light.  Ephemeral.  A calm filled the place, though darkness loomed in every corner.  Threatening.  Wanting.  But the light remained.  For without light, there can never be shadow.
Something stirred in the darkness.  A flash of gold, of blue, or raven black.  Out of the darkness a being came.  Nameless, it came forth, the light seeming to bend towards it, settling on the blue gems adorning a copper crown.  A hiss of water over flesh, the soft ring as droplets fell echoed in the blue-lit chamber.  The one from the darkness stood from the water’s
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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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WhiteBoneDemon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Just thought I should let you know, I found this person :iconskullcrusher145: ~Skullcrusher145 who is uploading your work without any permission, and trying to falsely impersonate your [and other people's] artwork.
--proof > Pentagram Dragons By Ironshod

He has stolen art from many other people... I suggest you either talk to him, or send a DCMA notice to Deviantart to have him permanently banned -->
seraphina18 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Havent seen anything new from Ironshod in so long now. Wonder what happened..
CaustikFox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Hi, sorry to bother you. I was wondering if you happened to do commisions?
DC-Knight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought a few of your lenticular prints at comicon last year - the ones where each picture has three different pictures? Didn't know who you were then, but at comicon today I found out your name. You are now my absolute favourite artist!
Lone-wolfkay Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been using your Tarot Deck for a while now I love the artwork and the descriptions are beautiful. I found this deck to be a huge comfort to me, thank you :)
NixHowler Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you take requests?
Sir-Crimson Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Hello! I found you quite by accident, but your art is incredible! Instantly watched, and I shall refrain myself from adding the majority of your Gllery to my Favourites list, lest I fill your Notifications with like 200 spam messages :D

Keep up the great work!!!!! :iconbummy1: :iconbummy2: :iconbummy3:
IttyBritty01 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love your art It's so inspiring to me Heart 
Daemongirl6662016 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
I love your artwork. everything looks so realistic. I have some stuff of your art in my room as well as my sister's. my family loves your artwork very much!!! XD
FIREBIRDC9 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I discovered your work in a small shop in Basingstoke!

Fantastic stuff!
DarkOldFang Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art so much. I could stare at it for hours. It brings out the creativity in me, and a desire to start doing more artwork myself. Sometimes I wish I could live in some of your pictures.
scotter91 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
i love this stuff love dragons soo much 
scotter91 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
hope you don't mind i used your picture as my dsp 
Tezz92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just googling and saw some of your art... wauw I'm fan! Love the dragons!
gentleEvan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Your art is just!
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