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Monsters... by Nessie905

Hello :) I stumbled upon your gallery because I wanted to thank you for the faves on mine. You truly have an amazing gallery and your wa...

Untitled III by werram
by werram

I have never written a critique before, but I will try my best. I am learning photography at the moment.... What a wonderful cat. I lov...


If there is anything else in my gallery that you want let me know! :)
Points are cool too! :D



Nightingale by JustChasingFireflies
As a horse because I can. 
I've been trying a bunch of new brushes, references, and tutorials. And this is the result! I have lots of other things to upload, I just haven't had the time. :/

Anyway, critique encouraged. I have -never- attempted a background before... So feel free to offer help (be gentle?) or link a tutorial. Thanks!
To the Heavens by JustChasingFireflies
To the Heavens
This was done as a custom skin request on the site Beastkeeper ( for a user that has passed on. The creature is called a Symurgh and the coloration is based on the user's avatar. The skin is available for free use on Beastkeeper. I no longer own this image by the way, Beastkeeper does.
We can make statuses now??? o.0 Uhm... I'm still procrastinating on art and want to write... 
Nightingale- Work in Progress by JustChasingFireflies
Nightingale- Work in Progress
Because why not show some updates every now and again. I'm happy with the progress I've made since I started digital art, and art in general... I'm about half way done at this point. LOTS of fur detail that I haven't finished in any one area yet. I am really enjoying this so far (maybe the ears are a bit funny, but I have played with them too much and don't care anymore). What makes me happiest is that this is one I've actually doing for myself for once! :D When I am done this shall be my new avatar! 
Makara- Concept Art- Work in Progress by JustChasingFireflies
Makara- Concept Art- Work in Progress
Been working on this suggestion for a site that I moderate on called BeastKeeper ( 
I have NO idea how to draw fins, or light up things underwater.. So I'm leaving this here for now. I'm open to suggestions and help on how to finish it.... 

Any suggestions or comments? 

The Makara is a creature from Hindu Mythology which is often depicted in many many different forms but is ultimatly a chimera of different animals. Most notably elephant, crocadile, stag or horse with hind quarters of an aquatic creature such as a dolphin or fish (and perhaps some bird parts). Essentially half mammal, half fish in nature. Through time depictions have changed with the arrival of different eras. So in the end this mangling of animal parts was of my own make.


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It's been ages since I was last online. I have so many photos to upload it's unreal. I just haven't had the time. Or a fast enough internet connection. 

My picture Noir (Previously called Streetlamp Spider) has won the Champlain Valley Fair's Best in Show (overall Photography) and First Place (street lamp) for 2014! I never expected this, but hey, it happens. I'm so glad my first year entering was a success. This will not be my last!


Once again I am open for commissions! Mostly looking for practice. I'd like to try scenery- but don't expect amazing things from that! 
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  • Watching: Bourne Identity
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Hello! I recently graduated college with a double major in Anthropology and Environmental Studies with a minor in Wildlife Biology- though I really just want to study wolves.
I love photography, and I love drawing animals (especially fantasy)- though I've never had any classes or instruction on either.... I just sort of wing it.
I'm sorry I have so many pictures of cats. I have two in my apartment, and three back home... so I tend to take lots... I'm not a crazy cat lady don't worry. I love dogs.

My hobbies are broad. You may call me a jack of many trades, but not a master. I am a bit of an old soul and very outdoorsy! I am a hunter, an archer (I even make my own bows) and I love learning and using primal survival techniques. I love dog training and have trained my dog in the sport of skijoring (he pulls me while skiing on Nordic skis). Though I am an avid Nordic Ski endurance racer I have been doing Taekwondo for the last four years and am very close to my blackbelt! I love history and exploring historic homes and places in my hometown.
This is all kind or random. No rhyme or reason. I'm okay with that.

That's all for now. More later???

I'm here on DA to learn and get feedback.

If there is something you'd like to see more of, or a commission you have for me, I am usually open and would like to hear! I don't bite! :)

I am nearly always open to commissions!!!

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xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday
aNewChapter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEY HEY!! It's Charix from BK and Sylestia!! And my old DA account is golden-canine-queen.... I dunno if you remember... but I knew you!!! I think from Wajas. XD When I saw your old name was Icemask I was like... OMIGOSH!!!!
xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol you're cute *snuggles**
JustChasingFireflies Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Lmao, I coulda sworn I knew you from Wajas, but I didn't want to say anything in case I was crazy.

Haha Wow. What a small world huh? Yes. I do remember Charix from wajas ^^ Ahhh those were goood times. :)
aNewChapter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha! Wow! This is so crazy. I keep thinking I'll never run into people again because there are just so many people on the internet these days! 
JustChasingFireflies Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha right?! And people always change their names and such. I thought you were another Charix. My Wajas was hacked by someone I knew and frozen shortly after. I was getting inactive on there and most of my friends were gone anyway so I didn't really mind. It had been ages since I played. Were you ever on the Xat Chat? I was an admin there and was on ALL the time!
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xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strange, I did a website check, it says BK is up and reachable...
xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is wrong with BeastKeepers?
JustChasingFireflies Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know, I was gonna ask you the same! It's down :(
xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anywyas, made a post I. But thread, wanna put a comment there when you somehow get back there?
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