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Andy Farman
Self-employed Author, proud Dad, good cook, failed gardener.
Self-employed Author, proud Dad, good cook, failed gardener.
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A picture is worth a 1000 words, or 2000 if the artist is Yuri Platov.
https://plus.google.com/114659079300331219001

My very rough, photoshopped reference image that Yuri worked from to create 'Princess Natalia and her Griff'
Thank you again to Natalia Andreeva, aka Delilah G, aka Danica, for giving permission to use her likeness as a book character in the series.

The three dragons dove into the cloud and immediately levelled off before turning sharply, their powerful wings beating hard.
Scott did not know where his dragon was in relation to the two others, he was completely disorientated but Red Spring seemed to know.
From somewhere close by, but hidden by the cloud, he heard a female laughing, but it was neither Fae’s nor Clover’s voice, and a shiver ran down his spine as he remembered Lilith’s laughter in the fog at Wapping.
The cloud thinned and he suddenly found himself looking at a stunningly beautiful girl, her long hair streaming behind her, but she was not mounted on any kind of dragon that he had ever seen before. It was much smaller, and its belly was covered in fine, colourful, downy feathers. In addition to these variances, the bipedal legs, albeit covered in scales, resembled those of a big cats hindquarters. Those powerful legs ended in vicious talons, the like of which he had only ever seen on great eagles.
Its rider was watching him with amusement, her tanned skin shining wet with water vapour so that it looked oiled. She wore no armour, just a thin, tiny leather loin cloth and a brief leather halter covering her breasts. Her legs were clad in the same type of high thigh boots as dragon riders wore as protection against the beasts sharp edged scales.
The creature she rode was not burdened with wicker panniers, but rather by saddle bags and boiled leather sleeves for spears and swords.
She grinned at him and blew a kiss before spurring on her mount, and as it drew ahead he was surprised to see a shield strapped behind the saddle, one that bore the inverted Griffin of Paladin.
Only now did Scott realise that he was boxed in by more of these beasts and their riders, all of whom were female and all seemingly equipped with the same shields.
“Scott,” Fae's voice sounded in his head. “It seems that we have fallen into a well-planned ambush. There were already a score of them waiting in the clouds below us.”
“So we were Grouse driven onto the guns, then,” he stated, “and yet the gun line have not armed themselves.”




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'Princess Natalia and her Griff' (Griffin/Dragon hybrid, smaller, but smarter than a pure dragon) in digital pencil by Yuri Platov for my forthcoming 'Of Demons and Blue Moons 2'. Many thanks to, Natalia Andreeva, aka , Delilah G, for giving permission to use her likeness.

Yuri Platov - https://plus.google.com/u/0/114659079300331219001

From somewhere close by, but hidden by the cloud, he heard a female laughing, but it was neither Fae’s nor Clover’s voice, and a shiver ran down his spine as he remembered Lilith’s laughter in the fog at Wapping.
The cloud thinned and he suddenly found himself looking at a stunningly beautiful girl, her long hair streaming behind her, but she was not mounted on any kind of dragon that he had ever seen before. It was much smaller, and its belly was covered in fine, colourful, downy feathers. In addition to these variances, the bipedal legs, albeit covered in scales, resembled those of a big cats hindquarters. Those powerful legs ended in vicious talons, the like of which he had only ever seen on great eagles.
It’s rider was watching him with amusement, her tanned skin shining wet with water vapour so that it looked oiled. She wore no armour, just a thin, tiny leather loin cloth and a brief leather halter covering her breasts. Her legs were clad in the same type of high thigh boots as dragon riders wore as protection against the beasts sharp edged scales.
The creature she rode was not burdened with wicker panniers, but rather by saddle bags and boiled leather sleeves for spears and swords.
She grinned at him and blew a kiss before spurring on her mount, and as it drew ahead he was surprised to see a shield strapped behind the saddle, one that bore the inverted Griffin of Paladin.
Only now did Scott realise that he was boxed in by more of these beasts and their riders, all of whom were female and all seemingly equipped with the same shields.
“Scott,” Fae voice sounded in his head. “It seems that we have fallen into a well-planned ambush. There were already a score of them waiting in the clouds below us.”
“So we were Grouse driven onto the guns, then,” he stated, “and yet the gun line have not armed themselves.”


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Fae, in light, Eastern style armour, a commission filled by Richie Pulvera http://richpulvera21.deviantart.com/.
Fae, aka, Princess Aimee Adriana of The Guardian Rings, the exiled, former heir to the throne of the Faerie Realm.
My Faeries are an all female race of beautiful warriors whose task is to stand a post and guard the hellmouth.
Fae has a demons blood in her veins, a sword in her hand and an unfortunate addiction to opium.


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The commission's reference image for 'Clover and the Dragon' (Full, and Close-up) establishing a telepathic bond with Fae's dragon.
https://plus.google.com/+AndyFarman/posts/2bwXMG2GLmt
https://plus.google.com/+AndyFarman/posts/dhSC9gCtky1

Digital sketch commission given to from Sanju Nivangune.
With thanks again to Katya Clover for her permission, and access to her photo archive.


Sanju:-
http://comicvine.gamespot.com/sanju-nivangune/4040-62072/

Katya
https://www.facebook.com/KatyaClover/?fref=ts

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Full length illustration version of 'Clover and the Dragon' establishing a telepathic bond with Fae's dragon.
Digital sketch commission given to from Sanju Nivangune.
With thanks again to Katya Clover for her permission.

Sanju:-
http://comicvine.gamespot.com/sanju-nivangune/4040-62072/

Katya
https://www.facebook.com/KatyaClover/?fref=ts

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Close-up of 'Clover and the Dragon' establishing a telepathic bond with Fae's dragon.
Digital sketch commission given to from Sanju Nivangune.
With thanks again to Katya Clover for her permission.

Sanju:-
http://comicvine.gamespot.com/sanju-nivangune/4040-62072/

Katya
https://www.facebook.com/KatyaClover/?fref=ts


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'Clover and her demon lover' commission fulfilled by Ange10 http://ange10.deviantart.com/ in a mix of digital, and traditional pen and Indian ink.
Ange10 aka Fabrice, was a hobbyist, but sadly he has since quit the art world.

Many thanks to Katya Clover for her permission.
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This is a photoshopped picture of myself, from back in my soldiering days in the 70's, suited and booted for Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical warfare.
** Very glad that the world never got crazy enough to see if the equipment and training would have worked. **
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