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Becoming People by Zaphkiellane Becoming People :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 57 31 Deer at the Window by Zaphkiellane Deer at the Window :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 68 35 Garden Door by Zaphkiellane Garden Door :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 36 21 Orange Travelers by Zaphkiellane Orange Travelers :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 41 11 Gardening Genet by Zaphkiellane Gardening Genet :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 55 24 Fossa Boy by Zaphkiellane Fossa Boy :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 47 25 Hurdy Gurdy in the Garden by Zaphkiellane Hurdy Gurdy in the Garden :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 52 27 Her new family by Zaphkiellane Her new family :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 51 11 Coffee w/out coffee by Zaphkiellane Coffee w/out coffee :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 52 17 Plum And John, how it was. by Zaphkiellane Plum And John, how it was. :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 43 21 more Christmas kisses for Lilly by Zaphkiellane more Christmas kisses for Lilly :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 46 26 Christmas kisses for Lilly-1 by Zaphkiellane Christmas kisses for Lilly-1 :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 23 12 Coconut Sugar by Zaphkiellane Coconut Sugar :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 25 4 FRUIT BATS! by Zaphkiellane FRUIT BATS! :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 69 31 Crazy Raptor Lady by Zaphkiellane Crazy Raptor Lady :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 48 19 Talking over Coffee by Zaphkiellane Talking over Coffee :iconzaphkiellane:Zaphkiellane 52 18


Delhi Akshardham by Lequi Delhi Akshardham :iconlequi:Lequi 20 3 Whang Od Quick Sketch - Speed Drawing by dbcalag Whang Od Quick Sketch - Speed Drawing :icondbcalag:dbcalag 18 2 Berlinpeople by embrand78 Berlinpeople :iconembrand78:embrand78 16 4 Venice Watercolor by embrand78 Venice Watercolor :iconembrand78:embrand78 34 3 Old Bat by NizhoniWolf Old Bat :iconnizhoniwolf:NizhoniWolf 8 2 Dawn of Mammals by EsthervanHulsen Dawn of Mammals :iconesthervanhulsen:EsthervanHulsen 278 67 Orca  by lalalandofclouds Orca :iconlalalandofclouds:lalalandofclouds 34 0 Tea party by Santeza Tea party :iconsanteza:Santeza 11 3 The Thistle by Kate-Venom The Thistle :iconkate-venom:Kate-Venom 81 2 Once Upon A Time by FlapperFoxy Once Upon A Time :iconflapperfoxy:FlapperFoxy 23 12 Volkner's Island by Ylveerax Volkner's Island :iconylveerax:Ylveerax 6 0 Diesel-Punk Tess (and 8 character facts) by SouthpawLynx Diesel-Punk Tess (and 8 character facts) :iconsouthpawlynx:SouthpawLynx 19 6 Ugly Rat Child by CaptainCrabcakes Ugly Rat Child :iconcaptaincrabcakes:CaptainCrabcakes 7 1 Jesus Vector 170 by MinaYoussefSaleb Jesus Vector 170 :iconminayoussefsaleb:MinaYoussefSaleb 23 0 Ugly love by NetRaptor Ugly love :iconnetraptor:NetRaptor 139 30 Riding the thermal by NetRaptor Riding the thermal :iconnetraptor:NetRaptor 118 17

You live in a dystopian world that neither appreciates your talents or allows you freedom. One day you meet a stranger who offers you passage to a place called The Jungle Lands, where paradise is real. If you can pass the tests, Interested? 

22 deviants said Agree, but if tasks seems questionable, find your own way to get it done.
16 deviants said Ask around if anyone has heard of something like this before.
6 deviants said Do what ever you have to, anything is better than where you are.
6 deviants said Absolutely refuse to do anything that seems impossible or morally wrong.
4 deviants said This is probably a trap. You ought to report this.
2 deviants said Paradise isn't real, you have more urgent concerns than this cultist.
I've made it back from my road trip in which I visited 14 different states. I had a lot of fun and was able to reconfirm a friendship that I thought was almost lost. As well as visit a lot of other friends and family that I had really missed. I also attended a funeral, and dumped my heart out to someone only to be dismissed. I also made peace with the fact that who and what once made a certain place my home no longer exist an I should move on. That's just how it is, life doesn't have chapters or  closure it's just a continued mess of the good and bad.

However one amazing thing I found on my trip was a place that I had made a wonderful impact on. There is a lake near my grandparents home that I loved growing up. It is about seven acres in size yet it figures strongly in my dreams and memory. It was destroyed about five years ago by a hurricane. But we worked hard to rebuild it. All life in the lake was lost but my grandfather and I made a project of restoring the ecology. I seined and trapped local species from surrounding areas an restocked the lake with fish plants, shrimp and freshwater mussels. To bring it  back to life. I returned to find my efforts more successful than imagined the lake is health and now has even more species that before. People are enjoying fishing there again and look at this! Untitled by Zaphkiellane
That's a blue heron and a huge river otter hanging out on the pier I built. Nature seems to approve of my ecological tinkering. I'm so happy to see these rare and beautiful species coming to live there.The lake had lasted nearly seventy years until then and could easily last as long or longer with the new repairs to  the dam and spillway. With  my cast of species making it a home. I want to  do more projects like this with the land I plan to buy when I'm retired, which is not that far of despite my age. I want to do more to make a good habitat for the wonderful ecological diversity we enjoy in the "Big Thicket" of Texas. Till then it's back to work getting ready to ship out for most of the summer. While I'm prepping I should have lots of weekends to devote to drawings. I'll miss my leave beard. :( 20180102 181930 by Zaphkiellane
Hate having to shave that off I think I look better with it.  So there if any of you were curious about a face reveal, they I am. Though I'll probably take this pic down later. 


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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Currently living in North Carolina

I grew up in south east Texas.

I work mostly with traditional media, but I experiment with digital now and then. Traditional artwork is my own preference. I like to get comments on my work. Especially if you have caught one of the cryptic religious, scientific, or esoteric messages that I like to hide in my drawings. There is something symbolic or deeper in everything I post and it's fun to find things in other people's art.

I will try to reply to any questions and welcome sharing advice and techniques.

My work is mostly based on my world that I have created. Involving my original places and characters. I hope you enjoy.

If I've left you a llama it's because I like your gallery. I just like to check and make sure your account is still active before giving you a watch.



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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving  Magicians Palace by GrimDreamArt   :)
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are brilliant, these old cathedrals are so beautiful to look at. It takes a lot of time and talent to render them in a way that captures their majesty. 
Sovvah Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favourite. I'm happy you liked my artwork, it means a lot :heart:

Come here, you! by Sovvah
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is very pretty, you have lots of good artwork. I look forward to seeing more. 
Horicabu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks for the favorite!
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, keep on rolling out the great drawings. :)
aimermonami Featured By Owner 6 days ago
thanks for the faves
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, that one of the mountains made me miss visiting the  Rockies. 
ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Omg! You watched me! I am literally so honored because your art is truly amazing! 

Thank you ;o;
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweating a little... I'm just shy, I actually met to start watching you a while back. 
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