Artwork TFS Mood Board 19.Mar.2023 Another mood board for TFS. This one really captures the essence of the story. Shazarel 19.Aug.2023 This is Shazarel, the sovereign in SBR (Book 2). Clan Yodesí Emblem 28.Dec.2022 My favorite clan! This is Clan Yodesí's emblem. Clan Kazeník Emblem 28.Dec.2022 The Great Clan Kazeník has a very impressive emblem. WIP Tree 29.Dec.2022 This is the WIP Tree for TFS, and all of AOS too, really. It shows the major influences for the series! The Safehouse 29.Dec.2022 Daríus has a small apartment in Sha Nakai, away from the horrors of Exile's Forge. Talgor the Destroyer 29.Dec.2022 Talgor the Destroyer has His own symbol. As the sun is blue, so are his colors. Clan Aeråna Emblem 25.Oct.2022 Each clan has an emblem. This is Clan Aeråna's. Pinned Tweet Aesthetic 15.Oct.2022 An updated aesthetic for my pinned tweet! Drakirú 12.Oct.2022 A mockup of what the årdrakin homeworld might look like. Cerobi 23.Oct.2022 At long last we have an example of what the skarastaja look like! Meet Cerobi, the holiest of Talgor's warriors. Årdrakin Variations 20.Aug.2022 Just like us, årdrakin come in all shapes and sizes. Their appearances vary too! Here are nine potential looks. Note the nose! These features can be mixed and matched to create a variety of male and female faces! These are not the only variations possible either. Experiment! Envrionment Aesthetic 22.May.2022 This aesthetic shows ideas of what the landscapes in TFS might look like. The first row references the Barren Gale; the second row references the forest jungle around Sha Nakai; and the third row is for the desert planet Berwen. TFS Chapter Three Battle Map 27.Feb.2021 In order to better visualize the battle that takes place in TFS Chapter Three, I made this (crude and not to scale) map of the camp. Chibi Tårik and Kalaanë 20.Aug.2022 Poor Tårik and Kalaanë! They're in rough shape following their exile and the beating they received from the clan guard. This pic shows Kalaanë's torn frill and Tårik's cut left arm, as well as his necklace! Kehai of Clan Sokôn 23.May.2022 Meet Kehai of Clan Sokôn. She is wearing wetware armor which means it has glowy bits and is generally very high-tech. Wetware armor also always reflects the clan colors. Wombo Aesthetic 04.Dec.2021 My second aesthetic! This one is made from AI-generated art using the Wombo app. Every picture depicts something thematic about TFS. TFS Mood Board 04.Dec.2021 My first mood board/aesthetic! These are popular on social media. This one shows general concepts for TFS. Berwen 08.Jan.2005; updated 27.Dec.2016 Not bad for a first try? About 6 hours of work here.The planet is Berwen, homeworld to the skarastaja. It's a desert world, not in a Sahara kind of way, but in a dry, central-southern Alberta/Drumheller or Nevada/Arizona kind of way. Kalaanë 09.Oct.2021 Huzzah! This is the first piece of character art I've done since 2008!! The design is based on the årdrakin design that Jake Hatt helped me with, and I love it!Meet Kalaanë. She's wearing the Clan Tsinna traditional armor in this pic. The wetware armor would look different.This was great to make! Drakinvír Bites They're fond of fingers. Tsinna Clanhold Map 03.Apr.2021 Behold, the Tsinna Clanhold! This island is the setting for the beginning of the first AOS book, The First Sin. The book's journey begins in Shan Yau, moves to Sanctuary, and then goes on to Sha Nakai. You can even see the rock spire that the characters stop at to watch the great herd on the first day! There is a lot more in the map too. What kind of history could the other points of interest hold?The map was created in Wonderdraft and finished in Photoshop. Gift Art Shazarel by Melissa R Stone What Could Have Been (Hypothetical Offspring of Tårik & Kalaanë) by Melissa R Stone Jälen (Zoisite) & Daríus (Kunzite) by Melissa R Stone Tuxedo Tårik & Sailor Kalaanë by Melissa R Stone Vindelí and Ôrza by Melissa R Stone Rohëwa by Melissa R Stone Kalaanë by Aleksander Petit TFS Placeholder Cover by Melissa R Stone Kehai by Melissa R Stone Abezårí and Ciradår by Melissa R Stone Daríus by Melissa R Stone Jälen by Melissa R Stone Vindelí by Melissa R Stone Nakishnik (plural: Nakishnikë) by Jake Hatt Nakishnik Headshot Concept, by Snowleopard-draws Ådrakin Male Concept by Purenightshade SPORE Dezÿrí v1.0 by Ranakanth SPORE Dezÿrí v2.0 by Ranakanth Äshta by Melissa R Stone AOS's first fan character! The character was created by Venus. Zai'al by Melissa R Stone Nakishnik Full Body Concept, by Snowleopard-draws Nakishnik Aggro Concept, by Snowleopard-draws Ôrza by Melissa R Stone AOS's second fan character! The character was created by Venus and appears in TFS. Älar by Tigressinger Jälen and Daríus by Melissa R Stone SPORE Dezÿrí v3.0 by Ranakanth Dezÿrí by Sarah "Sakky" Forde Årdrakin Flyer by Andrew Zai'al by CelestialChild Dezÿrí by Melissa R Stone Kalaanë, Jälen, and Tårik by Melissa R Stone "Skydance" with Tårik and Kalaanë by by Melissa R Stone Zai'al by Meshia Tårik by Melissa R Stone Kalaanë by Melissa R Stone Zai'al and Dezyrí by Meshia Dezÿrí by Purenightshade Dezÿrí by Peludrax Nakishnik (plural: Nakishnikë) Aggro'd by Jake Hatt Kalaanë, Jälen, Daríus, and Tårik by Melissa R Stone Årdrakin Concepts by Jake Hatt Kalaanë by Melissa R Stone Old Art These pictures are outdated now, but I’m keeping them for nostalgia. :) The oldest pieces date back to 1996! Character Relationship Web 18.Apr.2019THIS IMAGE CONTAINS SPOILERSThe AOS characters have complicated relationships! Most evolve over the course of the story. This web shows the "ultimate" phase of each relationship in Apocalypse, Book 3 of the series. Årdrakin Evolution 04.Mar.2018Årdrakin design has changed over the years. Arlayn 20.Sep.2008The skin texture is slightly larger than in the previous picture of Arlayn. Zai'al 08.Oct.2007Zai'al is Avatar of the goddess and High Priestess of the Årdran Temple. Dezÿrí and the Drakinvír 13.Aug.2006 Dezÿrí and the Drakinvir (Detail) 13.Aug.2006I tried a new method of coloring metals and am satisfied with how the jewelry came out. I also hammered out some more details about årdrakin physique: specifically, nostrils and the claws on the hands. Also, the relaxed wing arm is a little different, hanging down the back before angling upwards at the elbow. Arlayn in the Mines 29.Jan.2006Arlayn is a skarastaja digger mine slave. Her job is hard and treacherous work, especially given that food is scarce on Berwen and conditions are horrible. Many people die in the mines. Don't Get Burned (Detail) 27.Nov.2005This is a "redo" of an earlier drawing.Her name is Kehai and she appears in Book 1. Don't Get Burned 27.Nov.2005 Dezÿrí Wallpaper 11.Sep.2005My first wallpaper! Female Årdrakin 11.Sep.2005A complete, naked female årdrakin (Dezÿrí) as seen from the front. All females share the same general features. Differences in build, weight, hair color, hairstyle, body colors, and some other minor details (as well as clothing) create individual appearance. Årdrakin females also adorn themselves with piercings and/or other jewelry according to personal taste.The wings in this image are not as accurate as they could be; later pictures show them better. War at Home 22.Aug.2004An early concept of Dezÿrí. This is based on a scene where she sees the effects of war on her homeworld. Cover Art 1996Unfinished 9th-grade art class piece. Burned Dezÿrí 22.Jan.2004Early Dezÿrí concept with facial scars. Årdrakin Concept 2003 Battle Armor 16.Apr.2001Trying to figure out a body armor design. The Waterfall 1996There has always been a waterfall connected to this story. Dezÿrí Posing 14.May.2000Pose referenced from a photo of Demi Moore. Drakiru Painting 1996Painted with acrylic on paintboard, mounted on a painted piece of wood. It's showing its age! The castle was copied from a previous piece. The crystals are senecite deposits. I'm not sure why I decided the ground/rocks would be magenta in color, but I do recall being very adamant that certain trees on this planet would have black bark and silver leaves.Since this was done, Drakiru has become tropical overall and the castle design has also changed.