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The Enemy's Tomb by jameszapata
The Enemy's Tomb
He had decided it was time to teach his orphaned niece of the coming of the dragonkin. He would tell her of the plight they brought to their people and the call to war her aunt and uncle had to answer. He would hold off for a few more years before telling her that she, too, must answer this call when the time came. He told her many things about the war but he could not tell her everything. Some truths are too painful with which to burden anyone needlessly, let alone a child. Bringing her to the tomb of his enemy was his way of recompense. After all, he believed the child should, even unknowingly, see her mother.
I'm exhibiting at NYCC this weekend in the Artist Alley! (I know, super late announcement, I'm terrible)

If you happen to be there please come by booth Z6 and say hi!


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harpyja Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist

just wanted to say that I adore your work :) I really fell in love with Moon and Crow. Thanks for sharing your art!
Mancida Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moon-Joe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
I think you're my favourite artist on DeviantArt <3 
Your gallery is very beautiful, I love the pictures about "Moon and Crow". Great Job :D 
PeterSiedlArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
man... I almost have no words... your gallery is just incredible...

love your creations, your style and how you compose your artworks, especially with light...
Vi-da Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
in Russia some who adores you :D
CaseyR1226 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey James, love your stuff.  I just signed my first contract as a graph D for a local record label.  They also do work with publishers so I am very excited to get started with them..  Pricing has not been brought up yet, and they were supposed to send me a proposed pricing list but haven't just yet. 
 Ive been asking around about this subject with some of the other people I know and one of the best answers I got was to purchase a copy of the graphic artist guild handbook for pricing and ethical guidelines,  which I have found to be fairly extensive and will help me out a great deal. 
  I know you do really good work so I was curious as to your take on this.  Im not really looking to get rich or anything, but I don't want to sell myself too short either. Some of these prices in here for things that I will be required to do... cd covers, logos, t-shirts etc., all pretty easy,but some of the prices in the book are kinda up there. Have you ever heard of the book, and was it a good buy, and should I implement this with my client or not?

  Thanks a bunch.

(p.s. don't look at my portfolio on here, shameful old relics of my early cs5 days.  Getting the hang of it now though..  Hard for me to paint, on or off paper, always been a sketch guy myself. pen and ink, but I am coming around.  SO much to learn though.)
Teal-angel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I like your gallery! It's fantastic!
niemtold Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Amazing gallery! Perfect!
Vonny88 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015   Digital Artist
Awesome gallery!!! :D
XIScopedOUTXI Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
You art is awesome, and your profile picture is creative and made me chuckle.
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