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Amehana's Caverns by AmehanaRainStarDrago Amehana's Caverns :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 2 0 Beltane 2018 Art Photo by AmehanaRainStarDrago Beltane 2018 Art Photo :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 1 0 The Children's Dragon Shield by AmehanaRainStarDrago The Children's Dragon Shield :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 2 0 Puffy Baby Deciduous by AmehanaRainStarDrago Puffy Baby Deciduous :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 1 0 Evergreen Tree by AmehanaRainStarDrago Evergreen Tree :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 2 0
The Sky Maid
The Sky Maid
Light turns to dark, night then to day
In my wafted dreams I wish to stay
In streamers of sun falling down
From the sky maid’s ribboned crown
And wrapped in veils of secretive moon
As the sky maid softly croons
The secrets of the star filled sky
From lips of cloud that scuttle by
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Ode to Lightning
A flash of light in the night
A flaming eye glowing bright
A purring rumble with a wheeze
And velvet paw to softly squeeze
Soft silk of well stroked fur
Nurtures forth the welling purr
Kneading paws with well hid claws
To drive away the waiting blahs
No more does life’s gentle breath
Flow within the hunter’s breast
That curled on my lap in the night
Nor to streak through watery sight
Go in peace oh gentled lord
Explore at last the vast greensward
Then return again when it is time
This battered heart is always thine
When you do, remember true
My daughter lived her life for you
Grace her dreams with your light
And calm her storms in twisting night
When I find a tomato gone
I’ll use that as a soothing balm
That you’ve snatched it Beyond
Following daughter’s yearning bond
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Kirsty Selkie Seal With Markings by AmehanaRainStarDrago Kirsty Selkie Seal With Markings :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 2 0 King Of The Herd by AmehanaRainStarDrago King Of The Herd :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 0 0 Four Elements by AmehanaRainStarDrago Four Elements :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 1 0 Kokopelli by AmehanaRainStarDrago Kokopelli :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 1 0 Queen of Glass-smallish by AmehanaRainStarDrago Queen of Glass-smallish :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 0 0 Cat Mage Color by AmehanaRainStarDrago Cat Mage Color :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 0 0 Do You Smell Her Coming: Photo Poem by AmehanaRainStarDrago Do You Smell Her Coming: Photo Poem :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 1 0 Hana no Sakura by AmehanaRainStarDrago Hana no Sakura :iconamehanarainstardrago:AmehanaRainStarDrago 1 0
Together We Are More
How long has it been, my dear
This dark inside your core
I’ll call forth the moon and stars
If you don’t think me a bore
Here within and beyond your gate
Guarded by the twins Hate and Fear
Protecting your dried up well
In the golden field, I feel you near
You led me here, called me here
My darling, come out into the light
I’ll be your moon, your stars, your sun
Bring back the dance of day and night
I’ll bring the rain to fill you
If you’ll give me a place to rest
A shrine inside your healing heart
Where I can make my dragon’s nest
I see you standing in the field
Cloaked in shadow you hide your face
My arms are open, my fountain too
But you must match a kami’s pace
Who is the yin and who the yang
Between our eternal souls
Who leads and who follows
While the flowers climb the poles
A step you take into the light
Shining from my heart, my every pore
And the rain falls in quiet mist
I am water, I am light, together we are more.
“You don
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Fantasy Seahorse Character Portrait
Turn your character into a fantasy seahorse. All I need is your character description and/or reference. These are done first in mechanical pencil and then gone over with color pencils. Other coloring media options may be available on request.

If requesting two or more characters in one image please pay the appropriate number of characters and note me that you want them in one image together when you are providing the references.
Short Poem
Need a poem for your sweetheart? Want a ballad composed for your game? Perhaps an rp you had recently was worthy of becoming a ballad?
Sketch or Line Drawing: Character
I will do a sketch or a line art of a character of your choice. They can be doing anything as long as it is "safe for work" to view. If you'd like to do an additional character then additional characters are the same price, but will take two commission slots (one for the first, one for the second). This might be done traditionally, digitally, or a combination.
Logo (or cutie marks too)
So you have something that needs an image to capture and sum it up? Tell me about what you're looking for.
Color Art: Character
I will do a colored artwork of a character of your choice. They can be doing anything as long as it is "safe for work" to view. If you'd like to do an additional character then additional characters are the same price, but will take two commission slots (one for the first, one for the second). This might be done traditionally, digitally, or a combination.
Landscape Illustration
I will do a land or waterscape. Please detail me the sort of setting you are looking for. This might be done as a color pencil, Chinese watercolor, acrylic, crayon, digital art, or a combination of mediums. If you have a particular media you want me to use please inform me, and if you have references you would like me to base my art around please provide them.

If this is an illustration for a book then we should negotiate first, including what size you want the image to be sent in.


Morning coffee by Astrid-Sector-Alpha Morning coffee :iconastrid-sector-alpha:Astrid-Sector-Alpha 1 0 Gold Step by Step tutorial by CGCookie Gold Step by Step tutorial :iconcgcookie:CGCookie 14,589 186
We Have Won!
Captain's Log:

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support over the past two days as we dealt with the issue of that fellow stealing literature. He has been banned from Wattpad (or at least had his account deleted) so although he may crop up again, I count this as a victory.

The solidarity of the writing community on Deviant Art is simply amazing and I'm really glad to see so many deviants attempt to support the cause. The guy was taken down only an hour or so after my initial journal so I guess my reports might have been the final straw, but nonetheless, I want to make sure I give something back.
Here is what will be happening over the next few days!
A Live-Stream Poetry Reading on Sunday afternoon (1:00 pm Singapore Time) - I will be reading poetry from my group 'The Writer Gang'
Wattpad - I will be starting to post on Wattpad to both pro
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Lackadaisy on Patreon
Uh...something's up with the Journal widget here. Apologies for the repeat journal entry. I tried to edit my old one and it disappeared entirely.
I've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy.  Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!

Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog.  In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an i
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How Does Pirating Books Hurt Authors?
How does pirating books hurt authors? I explain this in detail at
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Fantastic Mr Fox (Japan Reimagining) by AuroraSkies20 Fantastic Mr Fox (Japan Reimagining) :iconauroraskies20:AuroraSkies20 3 0 Supreme by Yakovlev-vad Supreme :iconyakovlev-vad:Yakovlev-vad 2,735 159 Raikou Reading by AuroraSkies20 Raikou Reading :iconauroraskies20:AuroraSkies20 1 2 Deepsea Siren Headdress by Firefly-Path Deepsea Siren Headdress :iconfirefly-path:Firefly-Path 1,201 26 Practicing spells by Chocolatechilla Practicing spells :iconchocolatechilla:Chocolatechilla 62 3 [Blight] Wyld Vs Rot by Purpleground02 [Blight] Wyld Vs Rot :iconpurpleground02:Purpleground02 138 26 Bloom by Maquenda Bloom :iconmaquenda:Maquenda 228 18
Dark Revelry
I heard all about your dark side tonight my dear,
I'm afraid it's simply left me panting.
I would have loved to chain you to my wall;
letting us bite at each other viciously, while I reveled in it all...
It would have been so much fun to have a fiery clash.
To be scorched by one another's fire,
to butt heads and then kiss after the fact.
But you already belong to another,
such a pleasure is not for this life of mine.
But perhaps in the next my dear;
for I am quite the patient man.
And after a thousand years have passed,
when the stars are young once again:
Your soul will belong,
to this one who remains insane...
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Just Talking to Myself, I Promise...
 Sometimes I wonder if I made the right choice.
I felt like you didn't need me,
so I decided to walk away.
I took my car and my keys
and I went for a long drive.
Didn't know where I was going,
or when I'd even arrive.
Some nights I look up at the stars,
and wonder if you're seeing them too.
I know you're happier with someone else,
but dear god, I really miss you...
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Glory of the Mad King
Each and every time I've thought of stopping,
the will of the Gods has seen my return.
I know not which to answer to,
but it is clear that the Mad King must live.
Fate might see me broken;
my mind and soul shattered a thousand times over,
in a thousand different ways...

And yet I always return,
with a fresh batch of servants for my castle.

What would you call this if not a divine favor?
What would you call this, if not a blessing from the Gods?
For at the end of the day,
the Mad King will rise again,

The question is--will you?
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Teresa (Huddleston) Garcia
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
I'm currently busy with writing, art, and apparently the taxi service for my teenagers. I hope to be an online professor teaching Asian Studies, Asian Religion, Asian Mythology, or Asian History. My major is International Relations with an Asian concentration, and my specific areas of the most interest are Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

I am a priestess, coffee lover, author, poet, illustrator, publisher, sim administrator, and game administrator, but most of all a mother. I do not have the time for social time I once did. I live in the mountains of Northern California.

I paint, I write, I love tai chi, I love to fan dance before the central kamidana of my home when I am well enough. Not a lot to know really, but more to find out than most people ever do.

Where you can find me:
THG StarDragon Publishing mainsite
THG StarDragon Publishing Blog
Twitter: AmehanaArashi
Live Journal
Serial Stories
GoodReads (what am I reading? chat about it!)

Favorite genre of music: Classical Asian or heavy metal.
Favorite style of art: meditative and spiritual
Operating System: Coffee IV, thanks
Skin of choice: Scales... but I'm stuck with this human stuff for the duration. lol
Favorite cartoon character: Nigihayami Kohakunushi!
Personal Quote: I am the flaming pearl and calm mirror at the heart of the storm. Hold me if you dare.

Journal History


Amehana's Caverns
Over many years she patiently burrows deeper and deeper below the ground where her light is seen by only one other. Love and anger guide the claws that take restless energy to shape the rocks. Pools, rivers, crystals and vast rooms slowly become claimed and added to her lair. Subterranean forests and gardens flourish beneath her care. Treasures heap and abound along with insane amounts of pillows and blankets. When she is done plunging below and within she emerges to take part in moon, stars, sun, and sea, or slips through mists to tend to other lands and bring the rains. The years flow continually as Amehana Arashi grows, feeds, waits, and dreams.


I am slightly irritated that I fell into a trance and let my pencils dull too much, and that this got scratched before I could get to coloring it. I KNEW I probably should have done an ink base with this one. Other than those quibbles I am fairly pleased.

If you enjoyed this please consider hitting the share button or checking out my Patreon to keep somewhat abreast of all my projects news-wise at:
Beltane 2018 Art Photo
I will be scanning this and setting it up for a bookmark page later tonight. This will be the seasonal greeting art for Walpurgis Nacht/Beltane/May Day. Patreon Patrons will get their files tonight or tomorrow if all goes to plan. If you'd like your own ecard version, snail mail, printable bookmark, or hardcopy bookmark my Patreon can be found at This is a better place to keep tabs on my projects as I don't post everything that I'm up to on here. It is free to follow, or you can pledge and become a patron.

Original is on cardstock and executed using mechanical pencil for the linework, prismacolors for the color. Message doodle below art was written using Varsity color fountain pens.
The Children's Dragon Shield
One of the many projects that I have been busy with lately is narrating the audiobook version of D.L. Gardner's "The Ian's Realm Saga" trilogy. I am currently working on the narration for the second part of the book. When that is ready to be released I will certainly speak of it in a journal entry, as will the author be posting on her website. Within the part titled The Dragon Shield a little girl makes this wooden shield that she paints. This is not my best work as I am both not well and it is described in the book as a child's rendition of a thing painted by other children within The Realm. I created this... I suppose this qualifies as fan art... as a way to somewhat cheer myself up since I lost most of the productive part of my day to an extremely bad (crippling) headache.

Elisa tells us about the shield and its purpose. There is a song that protects from the dragon (maybe) when the shield is held up, sung by the maidens. The song is symbolized by the "fancy lines" she paints. The knights on horseback ride around the child-like dagger which bears white stars to symbolize the sparkles that ride on the wind. The knights riding around the dagger is what gives the dagger power.

What I like about "The Ian's Realm Saga" is that the story is following a boy as he grows into a man. Fans of role play or computer games may find it a good read as this is one of those sagas where the main character goes into the fantasy realm, and thus all the threats are just as real. I like how it explores the boundary between worlds.

To keep an eye on the availability of the audiobook or to see what other books are available by D.L. Gardner, please follow this link:…
Puffy Baby Deciduous
This is a deciduous sapling of indeterminate variety in a somewhat bushy state. This was drawn remembering what some of the trees around my grandparents' ranch looked like. This was not bought for a project I was recently involved in so is going up as a sample of some recent work.

Commission Info: amehanarainstardrago.deviantar…



DeviantArt: amehanarainstardrago.deviantar…



Storenvy: Check now and then for new things, some I can't list just yet.


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Evergreen Tree
This ultimately was not purchased for a project that I recently worked on, which means that I get to post something recent for once that hasn't been tied up.

Commission Info: amehanarainstardrago.deviantar…



DeviantArt: amehanarainstardrago.deviantar…



Storenvy: Check now and then for new things, some I can't list just yet.


Publishing Website:


Commissions Stuff for SL and in General 

Co-Operative Publications

Below is a list of books that I have worked on in conjunction with other publishers. In these I am working as an independent contractor and usually paid up front. If you have purchased any of these books and enjoyed the art enough to wish to toss something extra my way please feel free as unless otherwise noted I am not getting any royalties as illustrator. There will be a section at the bottom of the page with various places where you can toss tips into the coffee jar. If you have not purchased these yet and wish to do so, if you both click through and use the Amazon links below I will get a bit through the referral system. I have shortened the link path display.

With PenIt! Publications

"The Adventures of Moe: Moey's Big Back Yard" by Rochelle Lazauskas

Moey has a big back yard and lots of friends. Moe is the softest, cutest puppy you have ever seen. When he goes out into his back yard, he and his friends like to huddle together and take long naps. But this time, there is something different about their nap….hmmmm??? Follow along to see who wants to join the gang in Moey’s Big Back Yard

PenIt Store:…


The Christmas Fairy by M J Foreman

Lucy lives in a land far away; Greenlock. It is said to be an enchanted forest. Lucy grew up hearing all sorts of stories about the forest near where she lives, which fascinated her. There were stories of little people and of fairies. But, do they exist? Follow along as Lucy and her faithful Irish Setter, Max, set about to find out the truth in The Christmas Fairy.

PenIt Store:…


The Hidden Miracles Series: I'm Not Just A Tree, You See!

I’m Not Just a Tree, You See! is the first book in The Hidden Miracles Series by Susan Mellencamp-Kimble. Have you ever thought about trees; really, really thought about them? There are many types of trees and each one offers us shade, or fruit, or nuts or just plain old oxygen! Let’s look at the trees, one of God’s Miracles on earth, shall we?

PenIt Store:…


With D.L. Gardener

The Ian's Realm Saga Trilogy: Book One by D.L. Gardener

Audiobook Narrated by Teresa Garcia

Coming soon

Support and Tip Links

When and as other illustrators that have worked with me provide me with any tipjar links that they may have I will create subsections for each individual.

Teresa Garcia AKA Teresa Amehana Garcia or Amehana Arashi

Storenvy: Check now and then for new things,
some I can't list just yet.

  • Listening to: Lindsey Stirling
  • Reading: H.P. Lovecraft
  • Playing: Armello
  • Drinking: Coffee



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PsychosisIsReal Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Thank you for the fave and llama! :la:
AmehanaRainStarDrago Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome. ^_^
Zage56 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
Happy Birthday, Teresa! :D (Big Grin) 
Hope you had a fun day! w00t! 
AmehanaRainStarDrago Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It was.
carlcom66 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks :+fav:  :)
TheEvilOvelords Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for joining our group! :D
May we be graced by your presence for a long time :meow:

Sakurai Amy
Founder of The Writer Gang
genivaldosouza Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for watching me and follow my work!
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
The Forge In The Forest by chateaugrief
landobaldur Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
◖(◣☩◢)◗ *beep* *boop* ##.scanning environment.## *flies away*
AmehanaRainStarDrago Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
*chuckles* Hello there, thank you for the fly by.
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