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John Stevenson
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United States
I am a freelance illustrator and designer dealing in cartography, architecture and a whole variety of subjects generally in the fantasy sphere. I do graphic design and lettering as well.

I am available for commissioned work and for hire. I quote based on the job presented to me. If you are interested in working together you can contact me here on DA via Note or via email at

My map work can be seen at…
I also have a Red Bubble shop at…
Right off I'd like to thank Anne :iconpica-ae: for the DD for Yuletide. That was great for Christmas. :D
2014 is closing up and making way for the new year. I got a lot done in 2014. Probably my most productive year.
I've improved a lot and met a bunch of great people. 2015 may be even more productive. Happy New Year to all. :icongrin--plz:

One of my favorite pieces from 2014. This is just gorgeous. Go check it out. :)
Rose Window by AllisonStanley

The Skin is on! by pica-ae contract by teaganwhite expand by teaganwhite zainab s.a by montazerart Sleep paralysis by MadLittleClown The Black Queen by Deharme ... by pawelshogun Bordertown/Home/Thumbnails by alantsuei
Everyone Gets Bored by AugustinasRaginskis

Talos by BATTLEFAIRIES SYMBIOSIS: it's all in your head. by bluefluke Iceland, hand drawn. by chashio House 376 Tudor Farmhouse by Built4ever Meerkats playing by James-on-dA - Epilogue - by Losenko christmas tree by morteraphan Guardian by msfowle The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by outsidelogic Grenzfeste Grauwacht by SteffenBrand Pasture Planet Color Promotion Cover by TopplingDominoes Resting Place by WolfSkullJack P by vuzel Monarca by BubaChop Autumn Deer Preview by Aikya  Envision by puimun Witch's Dark Cover by bear65 Jabba's Intergalactic Scoundrels by PatrickSchoenmaker Starfall by Sapiento
And last, what a great cosplay... that's teamwork! :)
9 (2009 animated film) by ShiroKuroGang
New work....
Tenma House by SirInkman
Happy Halloween!!!! :D
Halloween 2014 by SirInkman

Wow! 300 people watching my work. That's amazing to me. Thanks so much to all those who have watched, faved and commented on my work so far. It means a lot to me.
I remember when I was excited to get to 25 people watching. :icongrin--plz:
I've been working on card art over the last 2 weeks and thought I'd do a couple pieces to celebrate the 300 mark.
300 Watchers 01a [lo] by SirInkman  300 Watchers 02a [lo] by SirInkman  Cards [Oct.11.2014] by SirInkman  Postcards 01a by SirInkman  Trading cards 01a by SirInkman  JS City Icons for maps [Sept.2014] by SirInkman  Jewels and Relics 01 by SirInkman 
And since card art is what I'm doing at the moment I thought I'd highlight some here as well as some other cool stuff.
Enjoy. And if you like it go fav it and comment on it. Everyone likes a comment. Cheers and thanks. :D

10 of Squidspades by Felideus The Nightmare Card by spoonbard Joker by gerezon Russia by bpresing Joker Card by AlixBranwyn EBON by NoahW Jack of Spades by Terraldo Sawdust Playing Cards by Omegalpha Ace of Spades by AlixBranwyn Queen of Clubs by maudt - Rouge et noir - by Losenko Ace of Spades by gerezon nice legs by LizCohn  A-dispaly-joker-advertising- by ngupi Jokers by gerezon Deegan Fox Playing Card Deck by The-Black-Ivy Tajemnicze Domostwo cards set 7 by DartGarry Papercut Save the Date by Omegalpha The Distant Ones by Yutaan - Mysterious elixir - by Losenko  Le bivouac by Frakkasse halloween by napluvayka Sospecha by DreamWarrior Wedding by Electric-Raygun The Fine Art of Japanese Cuisine by Sheharzad-Arshad
I See You by tiianen
Farscape by bluefluke boba fresh by BrianKesinger han-sicle by BrianKesinger In Color He Trusts by AugustinasRaginskis Luminescence by kelogsloops Red Ships by AugustinasRaginskis Foggy Times Square by Matthias-Haker soft by Matthias-Haker only love can fill.. by fashionplate The Gravity Of Fear by TrizTaess Fire orchid by Avine Witch's Dark Cover by bear65 GF Gingerbread 4 by laurenjacob <da:thumb id="333591995"/> Dr Cafe by Yassser84 Stina at a cafe by AlexanderB Smile at the Cafe by FlabnBone Kraken Cane by DellamorteCo Marble Carnivean Mask by MrSoles Tentacle Cane by DellamorteCo Latex Stockings by Elisanth Vined Orb by Krezi002 River Styx by MichelleBush  Zappo, the dachshund by SaNNaS best friends by Drastique-Plastique Camera thief by 1ShiningMoon .: Band of Brothers :. by Frank-Beer Tess082313(0416) by SilverblueCat Nerd by chaoticfireflies Ready for winter by 1ShiningMoon
Winky the sleepy Dachshund by fuzzypurplequill  :icongrin--plz:

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CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :heart:
SirInkman Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional
No problem. :iconsmile--plz:
NyanPuppy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your art. :D

SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Professional
Thanks Daniel. :D
Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist……


I would like to feature this in my group

Ive sent the requests, pls. accept them.

Hope youll do more "defence"/"military" architecture in the future and if its possible historical. If you happen to do so pls. submit it to my group!

You might also join if you like this kind of art, we will have  alot of nice medieval achitecture art in our group.
SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional
I accepted the requests. Thanks for requesting those.
I do a lot of weaponry but I'm not sure if your group would be interested as it is not strictly historical.
I may get to doing some further militaria in the future, and if so I would certainly join.
Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We accept fantasy weaponry as well but they need to be damn good since Fantasy isnt our main focus and DA is full of this kind of art.

The problem with your sword drawings is that the pencil ones are too fade out (I wish they would be darker and more clear lines) and the colour ones looks to fancy for my taste, almost 3d-ish I might say and we dont accept 3d-ish or smth that looks like it.

Moreover when comes to fantasy weapons we would rather feature big collages/collections  for the sake of not filling our gallery with an art that is only subsidiary to our group main focus which is Histocal warfare.

So If you think its worthing you should put your weappons toghether in a collage and try to edit the pencil

drawings in Photoshop to increase the contrast and to reduce the brightness like this :…

And you can join by now its not mandatory to contribute or to be an artist.
P-COMIC Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Nice Gallery~!

SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional
Thanks Kitt. Glad you enjoy it. :iconsmile--plz:
CatkinSvedka Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :heart:
Paivatar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the many faves :) Can't get over how amazing your work is I think I've fainted. 
SirInkman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional
Truly my pleasure Paivatar. And thank you. :iconsmile--plz:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2015
Gorgeous work, John! :+devwatch: 
SirInkman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional
Thanks Rob. :) Lots of new stuff this year. Should be fun.
msfowle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
:blowkiss: Thank you so much, John! :dalove:
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