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This is a community for those who love Urban fantasy. Now urban fantasy is a genre of books and thinking where Magic takes place in the everyday real world. Like faeries dancing in night clubs. This is a pretty open community where you can talk anything fantasy and magical...anything at all for that matter. Your favorie Urban Fantasy books and movies and the occasionally elves that you see on the subway (you know we all have.) Theres magic everywhere right in front of us! Do you see it?
Aug. 25th, 2008 @ 08:30 pm Gods and Monsters-an art book by David Gough
Color of the sky: pleasedpleased
A collection of works spanning the last five years-reproduced in 33 stunning plates now available...


We are so very proud to introduce the first official book featuring my art, printed under my own Darq Matter publishing imprint.
Comprising Artwork spanning 2003 to present day-Gods and Monsters, is a chimerical odyssey through the nether worlds and personal demons of my subterranean imaginings.

This 40 page full color, soft cover 7" x 7" book, consists of 33 plates of my best works, including both my most recognizable and some more obscure art. A limited edition of 500 has been individually signed by myself, and is available to order now from my website only, for just $25 including shipping and handling within the US...Order your copy now!

Please spread the word wherever you can. The more successful this book becomes, the quicker I can start working on Volume Two! Also, please have a look at my new and improved website.


Thanks and I hope you enjoy my art.
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Feb. 18th, 2008 @ 04:28 pm Belated Valentines piecemeal
Color of the sky: cheerfulcheerful

The weekend was spent completing my current piece-a sort of post Valentines character,called 'Mourning Star' whose origins began as a tatoo idea for a freind, and which I ultimately fleshed out into the piece you see before you. Its an acrylic on panel and her tail is in gold paint, so its all shiney. The concept reads thus:

'And through a congealed crimson sky, the musing eye at the core of the brittle world, stared 'pon the mortal soul of man, and wept tears of molten gold...'

Anyway, you know the drill by now-available for seven days on EBay-starting bid $30, or dare I hope it be snapped up for $200...


Happy Monday everyone
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May. 29th, 2007 @ 11:07 am New David Gough Art prints

This piece has been gestating in my head, possibly now for three years. In actuality, it was to be the concluding piece to herald the end of the urban fairies, but at the time it felt too visceral, and didn't truly form its meaning or its title until recently, when somewhat older, uglier and wiser, it took on a whole different resonance for me.

I can't tell you how utterly proud I am of this beautiful work, astutely titled "Done" it's in oils which I am having a love affair with at the moment, its on a 16" x 20" stretched canvas, and I've put a number of limited edition prints on EBay:

'Done' print auction

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Oct. 24th, 2006 @ 10:42 am new reader
Color of the sky: coldcold
i just finished reading Tithe & Valiant. i'd never heard of Holly Black before, but she has quickly become one of my favorite authors. does she have any other books?
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Aug. 30th, 2006 @ 09:02 am Starcrossed
Hello all, I'm really pleased to share with you all my latest piece, entitled ‘Starcrossed’,it already has some bids and you can bid too from the link below:


Thank you for your time

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Aug. 26th, 2006 @ 11:11 am Storm Chasers
This new piece was inspired by a watercolour piece I painted for my wife which was stolen in transit somewhere between New Jersey and Mexico, I reworked the theme of a dark elfin empress and her dragon companion, poised and ready to take flight on the lightening tendrils of an impending storm.

Entitled 'Storm Chasers' and Painted in oils on 16" x 20" canvas, the original is available as a Buy it Now, or as a $6 limited edition print of 20 from the following links:

Storm Chasers Original Art auction

Storm Chasers $6 print auction

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Jul. 30th, 2006 @ 12:23 pm (no subject)
I thought this was cool, thought you guys would appreciate it!

From the book The Faery Faith by Serena Roney-Dougal:

Seeing the otherworld is dependent on being able to see with one’s mind’s eye. I had the experience one night when the moon was full of going to a local sacred grove, and as I stood under the yew tree looking into the clearing I could see the faery queen, and the faeries were having a ball, dancing giddy in circles. And then I looked with my day eyes and saw moonlight on leaves. I preffered the faery ball and switched back into my other eyes and once again watched them dancing. David Peat has described how the Blackfoot Indians say our ability to perceive the otherworlds requires that our minds be soft, be weak, not critical, not bound by the senses, but sensitive to vision, to dream, to play as children do.
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Jul. 3rd, 2006 @ 02:10 pm (no subject)
Hi all, my name is Carinna. I was just wondering if anyone had read the novel "I Was A Teenage Fairy" by Francesca Lia Block. It's very good if you haven't. It's about a young woman named Barbie Marks, who dreams of becoming a photographer instead of a model in front of the camra. With the help of Mab, a pinkie-sized, magenta-haired, fairy, her life changes and her troubles are overcome. It's a very good book, that can be a tad confusing if your not familiar with Francesca Block's writing, but overall very interesting.
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Old Spice
Jun. 8th, 2006 @ 11:24 am Dragon Lolita (and others)

It's been forever since I posted anything here!!! (or any other community)

Dragon Lolita:
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Portrait Faerie #13.
Done for an online Fantasy Self Portrait show hosted by FAE Forum.
9x12 watercolor with ink and gouache on 140# hotpress.

and more I haven't posted (+2)Collapse )
Comments and crits on any of them are very welcome and appreciated!!!

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animated 2008
May. 12th, 2006 @ 03:03 pm The place where I live
Current Muse: 'Heathen-the rays' David Bowie
This is my latest piece, which is entitled 'The Place where I live'. It very much has the feel of one of my Urban Fairie pieces,and is filled with a retinue of personal influences and symbolism-a kind of pop art fantasy piece if you will.
I'm really pround of the amount of detail I've accomplished for this one,so if you want a fairy piece with a little more meat on its bones symbolically and artisically speaking, she ends in a day and one hour


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