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Real vampire dragons don't sparkle by ValentineHeart Real vampire dragons don't sparkle :iconvalentineheart:ValentineHeart 5 2 Look at me ! by maskman626 Look at me ! :iconmaskman626:maskman626 3,171 251 Prelude :AT: by Moonfiire Prelude :AT: :iconmoonfiire:Moonfiire 193 23 STOP THAT by Chickenzaur STOP THAT :iconchickenzaur:Chickenzaur 124 13 Naturedragon by Schlossbauer Naturedragon :iconschlossbauer:Schlossbauer 57 8 TWINSIES by Mollish TWINSIES :iconmollish:Mollish 127 29 modern witch by VialofFire modern witch :iconvialoffire:VialofFire 10 6 birds of a feather by lackofa birds of a feather :iconlackofa:lackofa 926 33 Hello, my name is.. by cfryant Hello, my name is.. :iconcfryant:cfryant 9,939 1,182 Draceon the Dark Mage by Draceon Draceon the Dark Mage :icondraceon:Draceon 20 3 Departure by Ilkyra Departure :iconilkyra:Ilkyra 3,043 179 Dog- Er, Dragon Pile by Constelia Dog- Er, Dragon Pile :iconconstelia:Constelia 79 21 [AT] Grump Flight by Fyre-feathers [AT] Grump Flight :iconfyre-feathers:Fyre-feathers 30 3 Siri'lene by NukeRooster Siri'lene :iconnukerooster:NukeRooster 1,130 13 Asexual Panromantic Pride Flag by Just-Jasper Asexual Panromantic Pride Flag :iconjust-jasper:Just-Jasper 122 16



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Hello, I'm an artist who loves fantasy, especially dragons. I'm fine being called Masked or Lin, whichever takes your fancy. IRL I do have a gender of preference, but online I don't care what people think- if it's respectful and I can recognize it as a pronoun, I'm fine with it!

Lately I've hit some issues with art that have slowed my rate of submitting, like tec issues and lack of motivation, so expect longer waits between posts. I like to dabble into a lot of different kinds of art, most of my deviations here will involve either projects from my college classes or characters/places/ect. from my comic, Nest of Hearts, which is still in it's very beginning stages, so there won't be pages of it up for a while.

I usually take sculpture classes in the spring, so a lot of 3D art pops up around that time, though currently I won't be posting much besides 2D art.
**Will yak your ear off about ceramics and stoneware clay if you let me.

I highly doubt that I have to worry about it anytime soon, I do want to say this because I do have watchers now- DON"T give me Core membership. I actively do not want it! If I did, I would open commissions exactly for that. If someone does give it to me, I will cancel it, regardless of who gives it to me. It won't be personal! I just won't support Core, so be warned. *Edit, someone gave me core and DA supposedly can't cancel it :/ Cause that makes sense.

For anyone interested, I'm closed for trades, since I have a lot of owed art to work. I have a few request slots open at the moment, but they're only for watchers, and those who are interested will have to search through my journals for them (hint, not all of my journals are featured). Otherwise, requests are for friends only. For more about my art status, look here, I keep it relatively up to date maskeddragonnamedlin.deviantar…
Feel free to message me, I may not get back to you immediately, but I'm friendly and like to meet people - however please don't if all you want is free art, as I said, I'm not open for requests from just anyone.
    A couple days ago I got my 100th watcher, and I'm ecstatic about that, thank you all for enjoying what I do and for sticking around! I had a couple of ideas about what I'd do when I got here, and I was considering requests, but I didn't want to open more slots for that when my previous ones haven't been claimed- to my new watchers, somewhere in one of my journals I have simple requests open, but you have to dig through my journals to find them and follow the rules (it's simple stuff to make sure people read it), so if you're interested, that's a thing! (hint, click All before you start)
    But back to the point, to celebrate I decided to open asks for the characters of my main story! It makes sense to me since pretty much all I draw is my characters anyways, lol. I'll drop a link to the folder in my gallery here for the people who don't want to go there the long way, heh -> maskeddragonnamedlin.deviantar… It won't be traditional asks where you address the character directly, but where you can ask to see things they do in their lives or their opinions on things, and in turn I'll draw up simple pictures or short comics to answer! (Examples would be like, does Sapfire get hangry (very much yes btw), what does Bogū do most days, what's Almond's favorite color, ect) Of course, anything that is a spoiler or makes me uncomfortable would be left unanswered. This is an opportunity for you all and maybe even myself to learn more of my characters, so if you are curious about anything, please ask, I'm excited to do some of these!
    And for those who read to this point, I'm also doing a raffle. For future reference, I tend to hide when I'm doing stuff like this in journals because of people who skip reading journal unless there's free art involved lol. Winner gets a simple background piece of an existing character, their choice of a flat color full-body or a fully lit bust! Comment and I'll give you a number, ask a great question and I'll give you two (great is up to my interpretation obviously)~ Thank you so much for those who read to the end of this!!!


Who would enjoy seeing some art of my non-dragon species from my story? Curious to see who's curious~
Guess that I should announce that I'm on a little hiatus of a sorts, been getting more hours than usual at work because of the holidays. I get home and usually want to relax, so it has greatly slowed down my progress art wise.
Feel free to mention me in wishlists if you'd like, I may only end up doing sketches, but I'd love to spread the art love around ^-^ I've only been tagged in one so far~

I don't celebrate the holidays, but I do like the end of the year wish lists and stuff, so I figured I'd put up one of my own :> By the way, feel free to tag me in yours, I'm flattered by it and wouldn't mind making some sketches for people :heart: Though obviously it wouldn't be holiday themed.

There are a lot of talented people here, and I don't think I could list all the ones I would want to list, but that won't stop me from trying! Also, I know some of you are busy with stuff, or are very popular and probably have been tagged in a million of these, so it's 100% ok if you don't!

Draceon Panoptos RavenInkStudios RusCSI AlbertaBlu Vergolophus CoastHarbour Moonfiire SekoiyaStoryteller bruncikara alari1234 xRackham Ningaella3 MartyDeath Doomdrao CrystalCircle CoffeeAddictedDragon AkiramenaiAmaya ScalyFloof Floof FireDragon97 Fresh-Water Surrial Seeraphine Unibat Z-ReaperCat SoronaSulea TheLeatherDragonI Sky-Shifter AbelPhee peregyr Grees19 Imperial-x-Conquest AlicjaSpring jeez what was that, 30 people??

If you're willing to draw me anything, even a little sketch, that would be awesome, cause I'm just a random person on the internet who enjoys your art a lot! Also, if you aren't on the list and want to draw me something, I'm fine with that too! Art is wonderful~

I'd love to get art of any of my characters, though my story kids would be the ones I'd be most excited for~ I'll put a few pictures of each of my story characters so people don't have to dredge through my gallery for them. They're all kids (well, Khat is sorta like a young teen, I guess?? Dragon maturation is significantly different than human, so there's no perfect comparison) and I'll put them here in order from oldest to youngest.

Khat-  Sun and Rocks by MaskedDragonLin  Convergence by MaskedDragonLin

Bogu- After Lessons by MaskedDragonLin  Bogu C.S. by MaskedDragonLin

Sapfire- Work's Calling by MaskedDragonLin  Asks- Mango by MaskedDragonLin

Darion- Hopeless Flirt by MaskedDragonLin  Roses Are Red by MaskedDragonLin

Afris-  Asks- Crushing by MaskedDragonLin  Fun and Games by MaskedDragonLin

Pumpkin-  Asks- Pranked by MaskedDragonLin  Like Silk, Like Rubies by MaskedDragonLin

Lorraise- Lorrai C.S. by MaskedDragonLin   You Are A Canvas by MaskedDragonLin

Hyura- Asks- Dancer by MaskedDragonLin  Casual by MaskedDragonLin

Fate- Asks- Fauna by MaskedDragonLin  Asks- Crushing by MaskedDragonLin

Gimrur- Day to Day by MaskedDragonLin  Lights and Dark by MaskedDragonLin

Beah- Pugnacity by MaskedDragonLin  Dawn Flight by MaskedDragonLin

Jisesod/Temek- Comfortable by MaskedDragonLin  Windows by MaskedDragonLin

Vaquor- Asks- Unlikely Friends by MaskedDragonLin  Presenting by MaskedDragonLin

Zruimec-  Powers of Observation by MaskedDragonLin  Asks- Unlikely Friends by MaskedDragonLin

Kihai- Wonder by MaskedDragonLin  Little Waves by MaskedDragonLin

Almond- Young Bud by MaskedDragonLin  Little Waves by MaskedDragonLin

Yes, I have a lot of kids :') But hey, whoever wants to draw for me will have the pick of the litter, whatever they'd like to do!

One super long list of characters later, lol XD Happy Holidays to those who celebrate them!

Asks- Dancer
    Finally found some time to continue with the asks, it's been a while since I've done any! I tried showing there being two light sources here, it's tricky, especially since cell shading is a bit more difficult for me (mostly floor shadows tbh) than painterly pieces, but it helps if I try sketching the outline of the floor shadows beforehand.

    This is in response to Shadow-Dragon-777 's second lovely question, have your dragons ever danced? That would be a strong yes! Several of my dragons dance on occasion, like Afris, Darion, and Kihai (they can look pretty silly, but they don't care), but Hyūra is a dancer, it doesn't take much music to get her going! This sorta makes me want to go animate her dancing, cause dancing can't show the true movement and fluidity of dance, though that would be a lot more movement that in any animation I've done thus far, so I'd probably take a million years to finish it and would die in the process heh. One day!
    Side note, this is the den the kids sleep in for most of the year. All of the older kids have bought blankets, and they don't wear out too easily, so it's resulted in this ever increasing heap of blankets.

Art and characters belong to me, don't steal or repost, thanks!


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SarahLorraine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You and I both have a green dragon named Lorrai, what are the odds of that? lol
MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist
That is a very small chance, for sure! Its not a common name for dragons. My dragon's full name is Lorraise, though it originally was Lorraine like yours :) Funny stuff we met~
alari1234 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey :3
Are you okay with me tagging you in things (like raffles or contests)?
MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist
Sure, I wouldn't mind at all! Thanks for asking :)
popbutter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you very much for the llama! Hope your day is fantastic!

MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist
No problem, I hope yours is too!
dDarknezZ Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ooh llama thx! Parrot dancing in front of a mirror emoticon 
MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist
No problem, thanks for dropping the bird gif :) Birds are great.
dDarknezZ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome! :)
MaskedDragonLin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist
And thanks a ton for the watch, I really appreciate it!
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