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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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roses2011 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Your art has been featured…
Dragonbrook Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I loved your picture of the girl with the water dragon and it reminded me of one of my characters for my book Arya: The Bloodstained Princess. I used it as a profile picture for my page and gave you credit for it. If you do not approve of my use of that picture, please let me know so I can switch it out. Great artwork! :) Can't wait to see more :)
RedVampyrGames Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My best friend showed me some of your art, and I was blown away by how flawless your work was!
not-logged-on Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Contacting all artists now & adding invites to this group:…
so we can will be meet off and on to discuss this individual.

This guy is ripping MANY artists works, altering them and claiming them as his own, AND selling them!! If you recognize any artist, please contact them and tell them of this! He had one of mine in his fb album, so I have made a copyright claim. And I have contacted the artist I know by name! But he needs to be stopped and I cannot do it alone, as he has taken so many artists work!…

these are the people I recognized by name
Marta Dahlig aka dahlig…... Anne Stokes aka Ironshod… wrednawiedzma´s Elven path…
Seok chan-yoo…...
Yuehui Tang…
Not to mention from the Master himself Boris Vallejo…

and thats just of the ones he is selling in his zazzle and redbubble account

and here is his ripped altered version of the Lust piece…

And not only that, he has even been featured on BBC……
Creativity-CornerLW Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is absolutely breathtaking! Keep up the amazing work! :la: :hug: 
LightworkerLeader Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Your artwork is amazing.  I don't suppose you'd be interested in taking commissions?  It's just I'm working on a magical, Christmas fantasy novel and I've been trying to find an illustrator to create some images.  I hope your interested and I look forward to hopefully hearing from you.
GeoKuromi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i love dragons!and your work is AMAZING!i wanna cosplay something but really cant choose! 
Death-Rose97 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I am quite a fan of your artwork :) I have a bedspread and I absolutely love it. Your art is very inspirational. 
hawleyaz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  New member
I Love your Work
MarvelousSky Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Hi Anne. I just wanted to thank you! Your art is amazing! It inspires me when I'm writing. I write fantasy stories and when I see your art, I feel so inspired. Please, keep up the great work. You're an amazing artist. 

Lots of love. :)
lalle89 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your work! Keep up the great job it's inspirational :)
roxazza Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i didn't know you were on devi :D were u on here before you were 'famous' 
Moonflower314 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are such a great artist!
exilir-of-life Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Good works! Love 
Empress-Natayla Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Artist
Your art is A.Maze.Ing!
I love your Steampunk Dragon one.
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