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Hey everyone,

Remember those dragon busts I had you all voting for sometime back? And majority chose the forest dragon?
Well, my friend has rendered it out and here it is (no color) :

Forest Dragon Keyshot by sandara

Looking good, no? The next step will be to have it printed and cast! :D
Do let us know what you think!

you can check its (and something else's) progress on our fb here :
I'm so behind on all the notes and comments. Many things have happened these few weeks.
I am sorry if I've not replied your note or question.
Thanks everyone for voting! :D

We'll go for the Forest Dragon (no. 2). I'll update you guys on the sculpt when we have made progress on it! Thank you for voting~!

Dragon Busts This by sandara

If it turns out well, we'll be selling the busts, so keep an eye out!
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the man did love his earthworms, among other things.
So I finally got round to watching Spotlight, and whew, I knew what it was going to be about, but I never thought a movie about journalism would be so exciting! It is GOOD. 

I had hoped Mad Max Fury Road would win at the Oscars, but now I hope Spotlight wins something too. 
Green Dragon Xmas ver by sandara

Epic Leather on DA
has made a very epic leather stand!

Evolution of Life Leather Sculpture by Epic-Leather

He bought one of my blue Tree of Life coins and made a stand for it. :)

Looks awesome!

His epic leather goods can be found here :


On my end, election season is here in my country and I'm still busy. D:
Will probably have more art in October.
Heya everyone,

Is it me or is DA quieter these days?

Anyway, I haven't been all that active lately either. I was busy with my Nature's Prophet related projects (t-shirt and a set!), hopefully they get picked. T_T;;
...and some other work stuff.

On the pendants side, the first batch was all sold out (thank you!!) and I'm preparing a second new design - dragon/phoenix. It's a different shape, so we'll see how it goes. There'll only be around 25 of each color variant as usual.
There'll also be another run of the Tree of Life and Hades/Persephone coins. All these will hopefully be ready for sale in early October. 

Also,  the Evolve t-shirt designs are up on welovefine, so if you liked the designs, you can buy them -…

On the personal side, it feels like my health is declining and my knees are killing me. I'm getting old. :( 

Oh..and the Phantom Pain is almost here!! omg so excited, but also ughhhh Konami you suck :D

Well, that's about it from me. :D

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

    - According to the stats, 11 years.

  2. What does your username mean?

    - A long long time ago, I read a FF5 (or 4, I forgot, one of the earlier FFs) walkthrough and the lvl 2 thunder spell was called Thundera, but would be pronounced Sandara by a Japanese. It sounded nice. So now you know. :D

  3. Describe yourself in three words.

    - Quiet, weird, lazy

  4. Are you left or right handed?

    - Right handed

  5. What was your first deviation?

    Temeraire by sandara  Good old Temeraire.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

    - Fantasy digital art

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

    - Woodcraft, or glass crafting

  8. What was your first favourite?

    shun goku satsu by arnistotle Awesome style

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

    - Digital fantasy art

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

    - No real favs, but there's tons of really great artists here.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

    - Possibly Yuuza or Selenada. But I don't travel much. T_T

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

    - No particular artist, but DA has always been a font of inspiration.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

    - Photoshop and a Wacom tablet.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

    - In front of my PC. ;__;

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

    - The silly April Fools prank I played here, the silly pics that I used to post and we'd have a good laugh.

    Here's the April Fool's thing - 1st April 2009
    The time I posted a blank image to get the watermark and folks were seeing all sorts of things in it - blank
    The time I posted that Hades n Persephone pic and got a bazillion favs and comments. It's been great fun. :)

Edit :
OHHH okay, I get it. It's the same except for the orange icon thingys. And  more expensive. XD

I prefer the older icons, I mean, the orange ones are alright, but maybe just not.. orange. It's distracting.
As for price, I guess I'm not surprised.

H̶e̶y̶a̶ ̶.̶.̶.̶p̶e̶e̶p̶s̶.̶.̶.̶

O̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶i̶c̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶t̶u̶r̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶ ̶b̶r̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶o̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶l̶o̶o̶k̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶l̶i̶t̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶w̶e̶i̶r̶d̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶c̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶p̶o̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶?̶ ̶I̶s̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶e̶x̶a̶c̶t̶l̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶P̶r̶e̶m̶i̶u̶m̶ ̶m̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶s̶h̶i̶p̶ ̶(̶j̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶b̶i̶t̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶e̶x̶p̶e̶n̶s̶i̶v̶e̶)̶?̶ ̶A̶r̶e̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶p̶o̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶ ̶f̶e̶a̶t̶u̶r̶e̶s̶?̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶e̶l̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶d̶i̶f̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶t̶,̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶y̶s̶.̶

Wow, the response was overwhelming and the pendants are all sold out.

Thank you, everyone!


There are also some dragon coins listed up.
I noticed DA has changed their logo somewhat...

A big congrats to the US, for legalizing same sex marriage! :)

:heart: :heart: :heart: 

and uh, its a bit late,  but congrats, Ireland and Mexico! :D
Did anyone catch this movie? :D

I watched it twice in a week, it was that good. I had gone in thinking it was some brainless action flick, but boy was I wrong! It's got the most beautiful cinematography and visuals of 2015! (My hubby says I can't compare, since they're different types of movies, but FURY ROAD beats Avengers AoU by a mile. By 100000 miles!)

You wouldn't think this grimy, dirty, post apocalyptic film would be beautiful, but it is. It's amazing. Every shot is so perfectly composed, you can freeze the movie at any point and that frame will look perfect. Perfect composition, lighting and color. PERFECT.

Visuals aside, I also went in thinking I would hate every character, since they all look so ..grimy and ugly. XD But I was wrong again! Every character (yes, every single character, even the secondary ones) is likable. It's amazing, that's all I can say. There's very little dialogue; there's no exposition at ALL (unless you count Max's monologue in the beginning). The world building of Mad Max is incredible. So many little details in the background; none of it is explained. You either infer it from the movie, or it's just a mystery. The vehicles, designed down to the smallest detail.

I can go on burbling all day about how great this movie is, but JUST WATCH IT! It's got my seal of approval. XD

------------------SPOILERS AHOY----------------------------------------------------

Nux - I love that guy, omg, so amazing! I thought he'd be some mook pestering Max and co. for the whole movie, but his turn around was AMAZING! I'm so glad they wrote him that way. Those puppy eyes, omg T___T So chrome, so shiny.

Also, I like the fact that the romance (if you can even call it that) fitted so well and was totally not in your face. (I'm looking at you, BW and Banner)

Angharad defending Furiosa, when she blocked her with her body... you go girl! That was an amazing shot.

ALSO, the ending... omg, the small nods Furiosa and Maz exchanged, it was so perfect! I like that they didn't try to shoehorn in some romance between Max and Furiosa. It was RESPECT, and it fit so well.

and lastly.... the Doof Warrior. Awesome personified.
Latest edit :

Thank you all for your advice and suggestions!
I think for now I will not go into this figurine production, but perhaps in the future.

Hey everyone,

So I'm finally launching my Patreon! I will be offering PSDs, time-lapse videos, step-by-steps. Another major thing I will be doing is going back to my watercolors, and there will be a monthly lucky draw where you can win an original watercolor sketch from me (mailed to you).

What is Patreon about?

Patreon is a site where content creators (like me) can be supported by helpful Patrons (like you) through monthly donations.
It is similar to Kickstarter as a funding service, but instead of a one-off deal, Patreon is more like a subscription model. 

This is a preview of the April rewards :

My Patreon April rewards by sandara

And here's the link to my Patreon :

If you pledge this month (April), you will receive the rewards in the first week of May.

Thank you! =^_^=

FAQ : Sandara's Patreon FAQ
Telandis by dinmoney

Done by dinmoney for me as part of a trade. :D
Do check out his awesome work!
Hi everyone!

I've decided to give Patreon a try and I'll be launching it early April (not an April's fools joke! :D ).
The rewards will be the usual - videos, psds, full-sized jpgs and also a bi-weekly lucky-draw prize of a physical sketch.

So keep an eye out for the announcement in April! :D
Just woke up and saw the news that Terry Pratchett has passed away. I am very sad at hearing this; it was also very unexpected. He was a great guy, and wrote some of the best books. I was just re-reading The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents yesterday.

Hands down he's my favorite author. He will be sorely missed.

"No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away..."  - Terry Pratchett

Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll and left me comments. :)

I am very optimistic about the pendant idea now!

I know a large majority of you voted for dragon/phoenix design, but it may not be the design I will go for first. Personally I wanted to do stag/wolf, and I'm glad it was 2nd highly voted one. Unicorn/griffin is another one I'd like to do.
I guess if the response is good, I'll eventually do a set : stag/wolf, unicorn/griffin, dragon/phoenix.
It'll be rather similar to my coins; there will be a variety of color variants.

In any case, it will be a few months down the road before these pendants ever see the light of day as I have 1 new coin design on the way and they'll be sold first.

Thank you again! :)
Hi everyone,

Meiyue has done a very nice interview here : Should You Become a Professional Artist?
She interviewed a few artists and myself about working professionally. The answers are varied as we all have had different experiences, so it's good to see the range of things an artist can go through!

If you are interested in art as a career, it might give you some tips and suggestions. :)