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Forever Stitched Together by voya Forever Stitched Together :iconvoya:voya 6 2 Sci-fi Fantasy Medly Tattoo by voya Sci-fi Fantasy Medly Tattoo :iconvoya:voya 12 5 Merlin by voya Merlin :iconvoya:voya 4 5 Blue Snaggletooth by voya Blue Snaggletooth :iconvoya:voya 53 39 Creature from the Black Lagoon by voya Creature from the Black Lagoon :iconvoya:voya 23 12 Night King by voya Night King :iconvoya:voya 8 4 Dark Knight by voya Dark Knight :iconvoya:voya 11 5 Dia de los Muertos by voya Dia de los Muertos :iconvoya:voya 6 8 Baby Groot by voya Baby Groot :iconvoya:voya 28 4 Knight Elite by voya Knight Elite :iconvoya:voya 9 4 Mr. J by voya Mr. J :iconvoya:voya 16 9 Harley by voya Harley :iconvoya:voya 18 2 Beautiful Beast by voya Beautiful Beast :iconvoya:voya 3 2 2017 Valentine's Card by voya 2017 Valentine's Card :iconvoya:voya 4 4 Dark Apprentice by voya Dark Apprentice :iconvoya:voya 47 9 Farewell Princess by voya Farewell Princess :iconvoya:voya 41 4


NIGHTFELL - Light and Dark by NicolasRGiacondino NIGHTFELL - Light and Dark :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 99 7 Fire Dragin by cwalton73 Fire Dragin :iconcwalton73:cwalton73 102 3 Inktober 16 - Fat by NicolasRGiacondino Inktober 16 - Fat :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 58 7 Gene Noir - comics project 2015 by DenisM79 Gene Noir - comics project 2015 :icondenism79:DenisM79 143 9 Skirts set 1 by Kate-FoX Skirts set 1 :iconkate-fox:Kate-FoX 2,619 65 Inktober 15 - Mysterious by NicolasRGiacondino Inktober 15 - Mysterious :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 83 9 Friday the 13th by NicolasRGiacondino Friday the 13th :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 223 27 Inktober #10 by nelsondaniel Inktober #10 :iconnelsondaniel:nelsondaniel 134 3 Drawlloween 2017 - Munsters by AbigailLarson Drawlloween 2017 - Munsters :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 762 25 Inktober #8 by nelsondaniel Inktober #8 :iconnelsondaniel:nelsondaniel 118 2 Couverture de La Geste des Chevaliers Dragons T.29 by PatBoutin Couverture de La Geste des Chevaliers Dragons T.29 :iconpatboutin:PatBoutin 160 29 Drawlloween 2017 - Alien by AbigailLarson Drawlloween 2017 - Alien :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 671 11 Drawlloween 2017 - Ghoul by AbigailLarson Drawlloween 2017 - Ghoul :iconabigaillarson:AbigailLarson 1,528 17 Inktober #7 by nelsondaniel Inktober #7 :iconnelsondaniel:nelsondaniel 72 1 MiniCharacters - The Hulk by NicolasRGiacondino MiniCharacters - The Hulk :iconnicolasrgiacondino:NicolasRGiacondino 181 20 Mazinger Z by Shun-008 Mazinger Z :iconshun-008:Shun-008 381 41



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Shannon Potratz
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United States
Current Residence: Spokane, WA
Hey all,

Just got this note:

Hey I really like your artwork. Really nice.

I actually just found a way to get a free DeviantArt Premium Membership here:

You might want to give it a try. Get some more exposure.... Don't know how many they are giving away though.. Anyways try your luck it's
free. Worth a shot. I got a 12 month membership. (Under a new username)

Keep up the great work :) (Smile)

As I'm a naturally skeptical person, I Googled the link before I even considered clicking on it. Sure enough, it's a scam! Don't click on the link!! The username in this case was "lise-maria."

So avoid this at all costs and delete the note in your message inbox.


Sci-fi Fantasy Medly Tattoo
For years I've contemplated getting a tattoo but could never figure out anything I wanted. I might have finally thought of it. This piece combines my love of science-fiction, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Frazetta inspired fantasy, and a little HP Lovecraft for good measure. I hope you enjoy.

UPDATE: As I was making some final adjustments to the art before I commit to having the tattoo permanently imprinted on me, I had an epiphany. During my design stage, I incorporated the elements of sci-fi and fantasy that have meant the most to me over the years. What I realized in doing so was that I had also incorporated two very prominent and iconic elements of pulp literature: Conan the Barbarian and The Call of Cthulhu. The significance of these particular icons lie with their original creators, Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. These two authors grew very close over a series of correspondence letters in which they debated the philosophies of Barbarism versus Civilization. Howard believed that civilization was corrupt and fragile, claiming that barbarism is the natural state of man. Whereas Lovecraft was of the mind that civilization was the peak of human achievement and the only way to move forward. I thought it was interesting that I subliminally incorporated this dichotomy into my design. This is what I refer to as a "happy accident."
Creature from the Black Lagoon
In between freelance jobs, I had some free time to work on something just for fun, just for me. I hope you all enjoy.



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wytherwing Featured By Owner 4 days ago
thank you for the :+fav: on Like a Prayer ;)
JohnNat852 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I really like your art style!
It's realistic, but the lines are on a different level!
Your pieces are simply so satisfying to look at....Ahhh!

^ w^!!!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
thank you for the :+fav: on Cold War :beer:
wlfmn68 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
thanks for the fav ma brutha
RWBproductions Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No problem bro! Your art is fantastic, be sure to check out some of my comics. Who knows, you might like it :) (Smile) 
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