License Agreement with DiabloSkinz

diabloskinz-logoSheBlackDragon is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with DiabloSkinz for the purposes of skins and cases for electronic devices. My designs will appear under both SheBlackDragon and the new sub-brand SheWhiteDragon.

DiabloSkinz make a wide variety of popular skins for a large number of smartphones, tablets, games consoles, laptops, tablets, iPods and Kindles.

I’m really looking forward to seeing these skins available and nabbing a few for myself!

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License Agreement with GeckoRouge

GeckoRouge SheBlackDragon is pleased to announce a licensing agreement with Gecko Rouge for the purposes of cross-stitch. My designs will appear under both SheBlackDragon and the new sub-brand SheWhiteDragon.

Gecko Rouge is a family run business based in Surrey, UK, formed in 2008 to specially introduce new pieces of modern and contemporary art to the world of cross stitch. These are more than just your average cross stitch kit, their aim is to create something special for you to have the thrill of sewing each stitch with its very own special touch of magic. Gecko Rouge have had many pieces already featured in top craft magazines, including Cross Stitcher, the World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy to name a few.

I’m really looking forward to seeing these kits available.

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Announcing SheWhiteDragon

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in the Land of the Dragon while I’ve been negotiating more licensing deals for my art. My Facebook page burst past 2.5k Likes so there has been a lot of interest on seeing my work on products other than t-shirts.

When I originally took on the name SheBlackDragon, my work was primarily gothic fantasy, but some of my work doesn’t always fit the name and impression that name gives. So, while at the start of my career in licensing, it made sense to create a new brand, especially for these softer, lighter designs.

And so, in a recent meeting, SheWhiteDragon was born. This sister-brand to my established name means there’ll be a lot of working towards establishing this dual-branding. It’s still early days yet, but expect a few changes in the months to come.

Of course, SheBlackDragon is first and always my primary identity.

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Restless Here For Evermore

What kind of gothic artist would I be if I did not have at least one image inspired by the almost definitive goth poem, The Raven, by master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe. It’s such an awesome poem, but the trick was in trying to find a different approach that hadn’t been done before.

In truth, I’d had the idea of two ravens on a tombstone and the poem hadn’t even come into my head consciously until my husband pointed it out and I immediately thought that it was a beautiful connection that I couldn’t pass by. I wanted to avoid the recognisable and overused “Nevermore” from the poem, so I spent some time reading over the poem until I struck upon two lines that inspired me in the second verse (emphasis mine).

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; – vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow – sorrow for the lost Lenore –
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore –
Nameless here for evermore.

From this verse is the title of the piece, Sorrow for the Lost, and the tombstone’s epithet, “Nameless here for evermore”.

If, perchance, you have not read the poem, you can read the full text here.

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The Shop Goes Live!

I’ve been quite excited about getting this done for a long time. Getting a shop up and running was always on the cards for the new website, but we hit a few difficulties getting the solution that worked best. I think we’ve finally cracked it!

Aside from my prints, I also sell a selection of garments with my designs on them when I go to conventions and the like. However, in the long spells between convention season, these garments are often just sitting in a box, lonely and wanting to be worn. So, I thought I’d offer them for sale online. Of course, these garments do not represent the full range of t-shirts with my designs and I do not regularly maintain stock outside of convention season, so at the moment, what you see is what I have and I’m unlikely to re-supply them for a while.

Also, some of the garments in my shop are currently out of print so you may never get a chance to buy them again!

I’ve put a selection of popular prints for you to buy straight away, but if there’s anything from the site you’d like to have as a print that’s not for sale, please get in touch. I’ll be adding more to the shop through the year, but not all are available as prints just yet.

Go see for yourself by visiting the shop.

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New T-Shirt Range Coming Soon!

Let’s kick off this website relaunch with some exciting news!

A brand new range of T-shirts licensed to Darkside Clothing and branded under SheBlackDragon is due out in the next couple of months! I am hoping for this to mark a bigger launch into the world of licensing for different products with my new designs.

Over the past few months, it may have seemed that I have been a little quite on the art front, but on the contrariety I have been busy experimenting with new techniques and trying to really up the quality of my work, getting more depth and fluffiness into painting fur – very good for the much-loved cat designs. 😉 In addition, looking at tricks for bringing out that little bit more magic and atmosphere to the feeling of the designs. As well as, of course, painting a set of new designs for the range.

Pictured (right) is an example of one of my new designs, Will-o’-the-Wisp’s Call. More examples of my new work available for licensing can be found on the Licensed Art page.

I have been also looking into some interesting themes for sets of designs which, over the course of this year, make for some interesting art that I hope you will all derive much enjoyment from. 🙂

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My All New Website & Blog Launch!

Hey everyone, check out my new blog and website. I’ll be using this to tell you all about the exciting news regarding my artwork, and generally keep you updated about other interested related (and sometimes not so related) news. There’s so much going on right now, and it’s all really exciting that I can’t wait to share it! But, in the meantime, go check out my new Facebook page.

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