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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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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!
MissAlyss27 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait a second, you have a deviant art account??? YAY!!! I'm not going to say I'm your biggest fan (because I'm probably not...) but I do admire your work, I find it beautifully done and photo realistic. I am a big fan, and hope that maybe one day I can be half as good as you are!!
YasuSefirosu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
During my studies in college, your works charmed me and I wanted to do the same thing

If I have started to draw again it's thanks to you :)

Now, I practice traditional art in high school and in an especially art school for realize my dream: to become graphic like you

You are my favorite artist :)
irisanimae Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016

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The group can be found here and is always open for new members that are interested in RPing, writing stories, drawing, or even all of the above.

Theme: Fantasy

Plot: The world in separeted into two main kingdoms that have been living in peace for as long as they can remember. This changes when one of the kingdoms grows tired of living in the shadow of it's ally, and decides to split the alliance. At the same time, more and more quarrels begin to happen between the two, and are gradually leading the two kingdoms into a war between each other.

The group offers a variety of races to choose from, events as the plot progresses, a good time with other members, and the possibility to design creatures and flora for the group.

Everyone that is interested is welcome, information about how to join can be found on the front page of the group

MissBehave666 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Hi Ms Stoakes I'm a huge fan of your summoning the reaper picture and had it on a stunning ladies hoodie with beautiful purple ribbons and as I'm moving house it unfortunately has been lost and I was wondering if you know of anywhere that still sells them as I am desperate to replace it!!!
DavidGeorgePorter Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hello Anne.  I just came by to see if you are still using Deviantart with any future uploads of your work? .... or is it now all on your Facebook page.  I am unable to add the page link as it shows void on this comment.    

In any case, best wishes and keep up the outstanding work.  

Take care.

Molp--rus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi I wanted to say that I'm your chosen artists red dragon is a great fantasy films for a long time I thought it was because long ago, encyclopedias books and not just because I know what it's for a reptile.

Next, your great master artist!

Dragons Lair by Ironshod
shadowolf61 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
your work is very awesome. it's the best work i have found on deviant art. hope you submit more. you are what deviant art stands for with such class your works shine above other peoples works.
bearraz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Hi Anne,
I love your work. Silverback is currently my favourite & I wish I would ride a dragon like him.  I'm new to drawing & painting & love mythical creatures. Your work is an inspiration to me.
Johnonic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich mag Ihr Gemälde! Sie sind schöne and der mächtige. Weil Ich mag drache.
Gina-Ann-Carr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your work - you really inspire me!
Averant Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One wonders if you are still alive. It has been quite some time since you've
updated your DeviantArt profile with any new works. I certainly hope that
you are, as you are an incredible talent, as well I'm sure you already know.
mindy60 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
She's on Facebook at and last posted on February 6, 2016. I love her work! :)
Averant Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Found it. :) Missed an 'e', but I worked it out. :P Thanks!
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