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I do cover art and design, editing, and writing for The Arcadian Storyverse Books. I also have my own website at Shadowdancer Studios.

Books currently available: Visit our shop page on!

For those of you who'd like to read our books on Kindle: there is a great free ebook reader, converter and manager: Calibre

Lineage II
I used to be in the NovaVita guild on Chronos but stopped playing at the end of 2013. I play occasionally and only with clannies, and am now in Rescue Rangers clan.

Star Trek Online
I play this too. To see more about our fleet, Apathy Squadron, read here.

GIMP related stuff

Mirror Painting

People whose stuff I like and cheerfully plug: Sci-Fi stories with traditional, beautifully water-color painted illustrations; set in completely engrossing worlds. Beautiful and intricate steampunk jewelry, and some Jewish cultural items as well.

Deviantart Artist

*Kerembeyit's Dragon Art

The Art of Ferdinand Ladera - I would love to be able to paint such glorious landscapes someday.

Online Music

Symphony of Science

Charles Ner's Music

Fellow Artists:

Terri-chan's Graphics



Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!
Thu Dec 26, 2013, 8:22 PM


...And I got five MORE commissions, on top of the previous post.
I got 5 commissions for more sexy desktop ladies. I am a happy chibi right now.
Glamorous Spygirl Jennifer by cutelildrow
Glamorous Spygirl Jennifer
After watching waaaay too much Nikita David commissioned me to make an avatar for his computer Jennifer. To make her extra girly, I gave her the tinted guns, which it turns out, are really a thing. (Hey, why not?) I originally planned to give her a necklace with multicolored crystals, but decided against it because I felt that she did not need further ornamentation. Instead of basing her off of Maggie Q, I based Jennifer's appearance off of Ayumi Hamasaki. But I gave Jennifer more of a bust and more muscle than Ayu-chan to hint that there's a toned, trained body under that embroidered little dress.

I am ridiculously happy with how I rendered the teeth. I took a bit of an experiment on doing so and it came out wonderfully, I think. I'm glad I made the effort of trying because she looks so much better than I'd originally thought. Honey blond hair is kind of hard to get right because it's actually so many different colors depending on how the light hits it. So I'm happy she came out looking gorgeous!

She's a step up in a number of ways from Digital Secretary Sophie and I'm happy about that. My next commissioned piece is a lot more difficult since the client requesting it left 'how' and most of the appearance up to me and I'm hoping to get it the way I have in my head.
Digital Manager Sophie by cutelildrow
Digital Manager Sophie
David saw this pose and paid me to finish it off, asking for anime-style Sophie versus the more realistic face version. I gave her a Debian symbol necklace, and a tactical pen to jab David with when he's slacking too much.
This was a very good distraction. Thank you to the friend who suggested it.…

EDITED TO ADD: Sparrowind is now available on iBookstore / iTunes AND Nook!

ETA2: I'm told that I've sold over a hundred copies of Sparrowind! *GLEE* I'm also hearing back from folks how much they'd love to read about more stories set in this world. Thank you!!!!!

After banging my head against the joys of Lulu ebook publishing I got my first solo ebook out - my short story / mini novella is available on Lulu purchase at present and will be available over time on Amazon, iBook and Nook. Links will be provided as they become available.

Sparrowind: The Dragon Who Lived As A Knight

Kindle // iBooks/iTunes  Lulu Direct and Nook

Tiny Sparrowind can't hunt from the sky, cannot hope to best his siblings in contests of strength, and scrapes by to survive. But in the books stashed in his parents' hoard of gold and gems he finds a greater treasure: ideals.

Deciding to make his own way in life gives him more hope than he could have if he tried living only by the way of Dragonkind, but can this dreamer of a Dragon find his place in the world?

ETA 20-09-14: The OtherMcCain has a review of Sparrowind up! Thank you, and I am so happy you enjoyed it! :wai:

Also, the United Fleet ebook and the first Seda's Diary novellas are available on iBooks, Nook and Lulu Direct! (Amazon link will be up when I get the permalink. It takes time, I'm told. Sorry, but it's something out of our control.)

United Fleet 1: iBook/iTunes   Lulu  // Nook

Seda's Diary 1:   iBook/iTunes  //  Lulu  // Nook


Seda's Diary II: Outcast is currently being reformatted for ebook release. It's taking more time than I'd like, but Real Life™ has been far more hectic and time consuming than it really ought to be. :work:

I've a couple of other F.M.L. doodlestrips lined up for drawing, but I'm spacing them out between doing cover art and editing books / writing books. Avoiding burnout in the long run, y'know.

How to read EPUB books on Kindle: Lulu has helpful instructions. Scroll down to see them at the link. As I don't have Kindle myself, I am afraid I don't know how that works. ^^;

I've been hearing that Calibre is a great way to convert ePub books to any other ebook format. Or vice versa. Or use as a ebook reader and manager on your PC. It's completely for free and available for use on Mac, Windows and Linux! (For Linux users you may need to search via your native app manager or sudo apt get. As I am not familiar with ALL the ways to do this on all distros... uh... sorry for my cluelessness.)
  • Listening to: The hum of the computers all around me
  • Reading: Skin Game - Jim Butcher
  • Watching: the clock
  • Playing: no time for games! :shakefist:
  • Eating: Red Rock Deli Honey Soy Chicken Potato Chips
  • Drinking: Coca Cola

Journal History


Shadowdancer Duskstar
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Current Residence: Australia
Favourite genre of music: Another 'oooge list
Favourite photographer: My Dad.
Favourite style of art: anime/manga
Operating System: Debian
MP3 player of choice: Banshee
Shell of choice: Cone snails... er, wait. Wrong kind of shell. MATE.
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever's on my background just now
Skin of choice: whatever is on you.
Favourite cartoon character: Milgazia
Personal Quote: "Everyone has problems. Not everyone has common sense."

Donate points? I'd love to get a premium account :happybounce:


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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch !
pstutorialsws Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Thanks for the fave =D
Aenea-Jones Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching me!
Eden-West Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god a lineage II player! AHHH I LOVED THAT GAME SO MUCH! Thanks for the watch! :D 
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Loved the dragon design! And I still love the character and monster designs for L2 XD
Eden-West Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah same! :D
Simbores Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the +fav and the Watch!!! Too Much Hugging
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*giggles at the emoticon at the end*

You're welcome!
Simbores Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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