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Naval War Won rev 078 by the0phrastus Naval War Won rev 078 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 14 3 NANOWHERE Concept 009 by the0phrastus NANOWHERE Concept 009 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Saltwater Witch - Official Home of Chris Howard by the0phrastus Saltwater Witch - Official Home of Chris Howard :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Dragonfly Book Cover Art by the0phrastus Dragonfly Book Cover Art :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 Vampire General by the0phrastus Vampire General :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 17 3 Sketching... by the0phrastus Sketching... :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Seaborn Pranking by the0phrastus Seaborn Pranking :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 4 0 Zoanthids and Palythoans in my reef by the0phrastus Zoanthids and Palythoans in my reef :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 0 0 Saltwater Witch Comic concept sketch by the0phrastus Saltwater Witch Comic concept sketch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Seaborn by the0phrastus Seaborn :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 19 5 Seeker by the0phrastus Seeker :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 9 0 Aristoteles by the0phrastus Aristoteles :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 0 0 Sketching on the UGEE 2150 by the0phrastus Sketching on the UGEE 2150 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Warm-up sketching progression by the0phrastus Warm-up sketching progression :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Book Cover Art for Parallax by LJ Cohen by the0phrastus Book Cover Art for Parallax by LJ Cohen :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Sketching on the UGEE 2150 by the0phrastus Sketching on the UGEE 2150 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 6 0

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Fantasy-Fellowship's 100K PVs Contest - Still ON
"Fantastic Creatures on the Loose"
The Poll results showed that Both subjects (see below) are practically tied in the preferences of our members, so we decided to merge both under the title as stated above.
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NOT from traditional stories or novels.
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Not by itself but a Dragon or any of the other Magic Creatures may be included as some sort of "extras" like in the movies :nod:.
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'Expressions' contest: wanna help? :)
Hi there! :wave:
In October, I will be hosting a new contest on DeviantArt. The theme? Expressions!
:D :depressed: :fear: :bored: :love: :cries: :laughing: :hug: :blush: :worry: :X [Tears]
All media will be accepted (apart from literature - sorry! :() and entries should be drawings, paintings, photographs, etc. of people who, in some way or another, convey a certain emotion or feeling. This can be one of the basic emotions (happiness, sadness), a complex emotion (pride, guilt, shame) or a less definable feeling such as security, longing or affection.
Entries will not have to be created especially for this contest; submitting old work is allowed as well, as long as it fits the theme.
Right. That's it for the rules; the only thing I still need is:
[Bullet; Red] a) an awesome title for the contest
The title should be creative, but also representative of the theme. [Confused]
[Bullet; Orange] b) seven judges
Yes, only seven - so be quick! :sprin
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NANOWHERE Concept 009
Some concept art for the Nanowhere comic. Won't be ready for a while, but here's a peek! This is from the opening scene, where these troopers are hunting down Straff. And they're going to break his coffee mug. From which he's drinking decaf. The bastard. I mean Straff, with the decaf. These guys are probably doing him a favor, and because of his beverage choices, he's probably going to get what he deserves.

Vampire General
I think this is destined to be someone's book cover... Started out as some warm-up sketching and painting that just kept going. I really got into the armor, and then just kept updating this piece. About four hours in CC.


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Chris Howard
United States
I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

Find out everything at


Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
MP3 player of choice: iPad, iPhone
Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:…

Or go direct!
  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee



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LoveLatex64 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Happy birthday! 🎂
the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Torn-B-I-a-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
happy birthday!
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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery!
the0phrastus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Thank you!
MoodyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)   Thx dear Chris!   :+fav:…

MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
May the love and laughter of friends, family, and others dear warm you through the coldest winter and refresh you through the hottest summer.  May wisdom come easily and bring joy with it, and may knowledge be a gift given and passed joyfully on. May you have of fame and food precisely as much as you wish, and of the kind that pleases and strengthens.  May you find wonderful, enthralling works of language, sight and sound around you always.  May laughter be your shared gift, a smile your constant ornament, and may you grow in wisdom, skill, recognition and prosperity in this year that starts with this... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Thank you so much!
manymasksmanyfaces Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
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