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Steampunk Angels
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New Steampunk art :) I have invented a troupe of flying girls called The Angels and made them a tour poster. I think Steampunk is an interesting genre and the idea of alternative history crosses over with other fantasy styles and ideas.

he angel holds an Annialator gun which is from the range of Fizziwig Steampunk weaponry which is designed by a friend of mine and I thought was fun to include.

On another Steampunk related note, I'm going to be exhibiting at The Leeds Steampunk Market on Sat 6th and Sun 7th October 2012, held at the Left Bank, Leeds, UK. I'll post more details nearer the time.

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This weekend I will be one of the artist guests at the Bristol Comic Expo 2012, held in Bristol UK. Details of where it is, when its on and how much to get in can be found on their web site at http://www.bristolexpo.co.uk/

I will have a stand where you can come and say hi. I am happy to sign pretty much anything  - within reason and hopefully featuring my art ;) I will have prints and various products for sale there also.
I'll be giving two art talks. On Sat @ 2pm a digital art walk through, and on Sunday @ 2pm a talk/lesson on how to draw dragons.

There is a great line up of other artist guests and exhibitors and I'm looking forward to the event.

Current Mood: busy busy

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I have just completed this new angel artwork called Sweet Sorrow. You can view this image on Deviant Art by clicking on the thumbnail above.
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Noble Dragon
 which you can see on deviantART by clicking on the thumbnail above

A while ago I painted an artwork called Dragon Lord

The idea behind that picture was a long forgotten castle which was once owned by the Dragon Lords. The kingdom had crumbled, time had moved on, and the dragons were only a distant memory.

However in this follow up painting that I have just completed, a new lord has appeared, with a mighty dragon at his side, and the glory days of the Dragon Lords may return once more. I hope you like it :)

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 which you can see on deviantART by clicking on this thumbnail.

The second in a series of artworks featuring angels and dragons, with their colours themed around different types of metals. This one is called Silverback, the first was Copperwing. The dragon is about to fly away on a mission and the angel wishes him farewell and good luck. Or the senario can be whatever you like it to be :) Art can be symbolic of an emotion or a feeling, and I hope this picture shows two creatures that care very much about each other.
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I pleased to announce that this week marks the launch of the “Anne Stokes Collection” Animated Themes on Sony PlayStation 3. Beginning Tuesday Nov 22 Sony America, and Wednesday Nov 23 in Sony Europe. A launch package of 5 themes will be available on the PlayStation Store. You can see previews of them on the publisher’s website here www.disruptivepublishers.com/ps3/index.php?collection=Anne%20Stokes
Users will be able to find this content on their PlayStation 3 by following
these steps…
From the PlayStation Store, scroll down the left hand menu to the “Themes & Avatars” section
Within “Theme & Avatars” select “Dynamic Themes”
Within “Dynamic Themes” select “Art”
Themes are listed alphabetically (all items are prefixed with “Anne Stokes”) in this storefront.
Thanks to Disruptive Publishers for developing them. I think they did a great job on the effects and I hope they will be a success.

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I'm off to London later today, to attend the Brand Licensing Show for Europe which is held in Olympia Exhibition Center. My art agents are exhibiting there and I am looking forward to the event. I will be staying with my parents for a couple of days, which will be nice, and also catching up with some of my friends from London. I lived all my life in London before I moved to Leeds about 9 years ago and in many ways it still feels like my home city.

I will be in Whitby for the Halloween weekend of October 28th to 31st for the Bram Stoker Film Festival. I will have a stand in the Spa with a special feature on my new Gothic Tarot deck. The author of the card meanings text for the tarot deck, John Woodward, will be there also, so if you're going along and would like a copy signed by myself and him, come see us there. I'll be on the stand from around 11am until 3pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Next to my stand will be the Sacred Cave which is a great stall stocking many fantasy products including some featuring my art. Whitby is a lovely place and the goth event are always a lot of fun. Entry to the various venues that have stands and stalls during the day is free and of course you can wander round the beautiful old town. The additional evening events and film screenings you have to pay for. Details of these can be found on the events web site at www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com . Any vistor to the town must also go to Gothic Crafts which is a fantastic shop on the habour front next to the Dracular Experience. The shop itself looks great and is filled with many interesting and unusual gothic items, inlcuding some of the gothic style products that I do with Nemesis Now.

I'm also pleased to be going to see Alice Cooper play next week in Sheffield. He's always such a great live act. So all in all its going to be an action packed couple of weeks. I'd best stopping typing and get on with packing, planning, painting etc..! 

Current Mood: busy busy

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I had a great time on Saturday at the Leeds Steampunk Market. The venue was fantastic and it was all  big success. I loved the costumes so many people wore and the creativity and enthusiasm that everyone had for this interesting genre. I have posted an album of photos on my Facebook art page that you can see from this link http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150880433440171.752908.413050710170&type=1
Below is a photo of me and the Clockwork Dragon that I painted especially for the event. Also a photo of the first people that arrived on my stand. What marvellous costumes they had! I knew the day was going to be a good one right from this start :) Many thanks to event organisers Geof and Steve for a great day.

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Tomorrow (October 8th) I will have a stall at Leeds Steampunk Market, in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. Details of where, when and who will be there can be found on the Facebook page linked to here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=230379980341693  The venue is great as it is an old church (Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road). It starts at 12 until 9pm and there will be lots of stalls, art and entertainment all themed around Steampunk.

I have painted this new Steampunk style dragon especially for the event. For me Steampunk is all about inventions and I enjoyed creating this dragon design and the concept of it being mechanical and hanging from a pocket watch.
The first 20 people at the Steampunk Market to come and say "Clockwork dragon" to me will receive a free signed limited edition print of this artwork :)
I hope you like it. I have also posted this new picture it on Deviant Art  http://ironshod.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-dragon-262127553

Current Mood: creative creative

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