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About Varied / Professional Core Member Astra Crompton31/Female/Canada Groups :iconweaponry-academy: Weaponry-Academy
...a pirate's life for me!
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Morothyn's Cook by tarorae
Morothyn's Cook
First sketch of the new year! I got these watercolour graphite pencils from my cousin for Christmas and have been playing around with them. I was sketching some Tirivahni, and liked how this one came out.

I haven't been doing much art recently. Trying to make a point of writing on a regular basis, and getting back into sewing. Doing lots of cooking (I do intend to put together a cookbook of Ul-Zaorith foods someday). If you want to follow my experiments and random projects, your best bet is Facebook. Occasionally I use my Tumblr, but mostly, I' just terrible at taking pictures of the things I make, or, y'know, sharing them.

I hope you all had a great holiday and are raring to go for 2016!
I Need You
Caithnes and Blaze.

After a conversation gone rouge with an ex-lover, Blaze got caught with his defenses down, and for once instead of walling himself off he decided to keep his defenses lowered and let himself remain vulnerable with Caithnes. The night was quite intimate and Blaze let himself be had in ways he rarely ever lets anyone.

This was a request drawing for :iconblazing-smolder: , which she coloured!
Legend of the Quill Bookmark by tarorae
Legend of the Quill Bookmark
I finally finished my limited edition bookmark for the Legend of the Quill launch! These will only be available at the Gorgeous Coffee Launch party, the IFCon open release or if you pre-order the book! If you're interested in getting the latest Ul-Zaorith novel, starring these too charismatic heroes, please send me a note! The book goes on sale to the general public on October 31st.

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Libra Flamenco by tarorae
Libra Flamenco
Ember-babe and I have a started an Adoptable Shop on Gaia. This was one of the opening pets I did. As you may have guessed, it's based on the Western Zodiac, and this is a Libra.

If you're interested in the shop, you can find it here:…
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Legend of the Quill Prelude
  • Reading: Legend of the Quill ~ Astra Crompton
  • Watching: Red Dwarf
  • Playing: Zodiac (on Gaia Online)
  • Eating: Stuffed Pablano Pepper
  • Drinking: Cherry Blossom Tea
Hello, hello, hello!

After a mad-cap pace and gruelling schedule, which may have permanently bloodshot my eyes I am happy to report:

Legend of the Quill is ready for print!

For those of you who read First Born, this is the next book in the Ul-Zaorith world, and the start of an epic high fantasy trilogy!

The book clocks in at just over 440 pages, and is illustrated by yours truly. It will be released at this time only in soft cover. The selling price is only $25 and you can pre-order your copy here:…

If you're outside of the Victoria area and would still like to order a copy, please send me a message and I can get a shipping estimate for you. I will be basing my initial order numbers off of the Pre-Order interest, so if you want one, now is the time to get in on this great deal! I'll be signing and doing a sketch in each copy for the Pre-Order, and you'll get a limited edition bookmark to go along with it, so please do order a copy!

For those who aren't familiar with Quill:
This is an epic high fantasy, in the tradition of saga stories. If you like books like The Malazan Book of the Fallen, or Lord of the Rings, or The Eternal Champion, you will probably like my book. It does contain some scenes that may be too graphic for young or sensitive readers. Buckle in for magic, sword fights, ancient prophecies and mischievous Demons -- all set in a unique and fresh setting with new races and cultures for you to explore. I've spent 15 years building this world, with history, languages, maps, flora, fauna, gods and magics, so I truly hope you'll take a chance on me and read The Prophet's Tale, Book One: Legend of the Quill.


Astra Crompton
Artist | Professional | Varied
Astra was born and raised in Victoria, Canada. An only child, she found ways of entertaining herself through self-taught drawing, singing, sewing, painting, writing and creating worlds for her numerous stories. The majority of Astra's art features her original fantasy characters, from Steampunk to sci-fi to high medieval fantasy genres. She is a published author for her Ul-Zaorith novels, runs multiple web comic projects, and hopes to someday put out the related table-top role-playing game Ul-Zaorith: Otherworlds for which she is already working on illustrations and writing. She also freelances for children's books illustrations, book cover design, tattoo design, game design, clothing modification and creation, and character illustration.

Current Residence: Canada/Ul-Zaorith
Favourite genre of music: alternative, contemporary, classic rock, classical, etc.
Favourite style of art: strong line-art, soft colour, dynamic manga,
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Winamp: tried, tested and true.
Favourite cartoon character: Zuko & Iroh, Jessica Rabbit, Nightwing, Wiccan & Hulkling,
Personal Quote: What is to give light must first endure burning.



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LiLaCrazyqiirL Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
I start a 124 Watcher Contest and i would like to ask if you are interested to join
Your art was realy good
PS: There are lots of prizes to win:)…
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Beeday Astra!
tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
Futumbo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Party
tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
ChiiwiFruit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, honey!
Akkla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Happy Birthday Taro~ May this day be snazztastic and the following year be full of good times to come!
tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you ever so much!
nagromelyahs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!
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