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I have restocked the etsy shop and nearly everything in it is on sale! If you were ever looking at my crafts, now is a great time to pick them up.

My etsy shop is on sale because I do not plan on attending any conventions this year as a vendor, nor keeping the etsy shop up for the long-term. Everything that’s up there is it for on-hand stock! I do have quite a few candle and lip balm materials left over, so I may use those supplies up and make a few more items, but beyond that I can’t guarantee any of these items coming back in the near future. I am not going to be placing any reorders for materials that I run out of, as using them up is the goal!
A project that I've been a part of for several years now is nearing its launch! We're now running a kickstarter to get Flight Rising off the ground by raising the funds to purchase a dedicated server capable of supporting hundreds of concurrent online users for its first year online.


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Information from our Kickstarter Page:

Flight Rising's Kickstarter is now live! If successful, we'll have the funds for our own dedicated server, and will be opening in a couple of months. We have project details, updates, and some great rewards lined up for our backers.


Flight Rising is a browser-based game where players lead an elemental clan of dragons and work with other clans to gain supremacy in the realm. It features dragon breeding, battles, adventures, item collection, and mini-games.

Breeding --Flight Rising will support a robust breeding system that allows you to selectively pass down special breeds, genes, and colors. All dragons and their traits are 100% hand-drawn creating visually stunning combinations.



Resource Collection --Flight Rising is chock full of thousands of items, ranging from colorful foods, materials, battle stones, and apparel. Use the items to the benefit of your own clan or sell & trade them with other players.



Apparel and Custom Skins --It is possible to further customize dragons through hundreds of apparel pieces, and players can even create their own custom skins to lay over the artwork! All apparel items are hand-crafted to fit perfectly on each breed and gender combination.



Battles --Dragons can form hunting parties and duke it out in the Coliseum with hordes of animated monsters, and they can specialize in certain fighting styles via completely customizable stats and abilities.



Mini-Games --Clans can accumulate wealth by competing in an assortment of HTML5 faire games, where high scores will often net a bounty of treasure!



Stay Connected --Players will be able to build friends lists, trade dragons, and compare achievements. Many site activities will be relayed through easy-to-read alerts, and players will be able to build communities in our growing selection of message boards.









































$5,000 - 20 New Gene Colors:
Flight Rising will launch with 20 additional color possibilities bringing our total 67. Coupled with our genes and patterns that's over 200,000,000 dragon possibilities!


$10,000 - Spiral Dragon Breed:
Flight Rising will open with an additional dragon breed available to all players at launch.


$15,000 - Snapper Dragon Breed:
Flight Rising will open with an additional dragon breed available to all players at launch.




Kickstarter funds will go to primarily upgrading our server environment from a Virtual Private Server (wherein several sites are sharing space on a single server) to a Dedicated Server. This will substantially increase the load speed, efficiency, and capacity of Flight Rising, and support hundreds of concurrent player connections fluidly. Technology like this is pricey, but we believe with your help, we can do it!

In addition to upgrades, any remaining funds will be distributed to:
  • Reimburse content contributors (Artists, Writers, Designers, etc.) that have helped us through the years.
  • Fuel future content!





You can follow the development of Flight Rising on our website and social media pages.




Risks and challenges
Most of the risks and challenges in developing Flight Rising have already been overcome. Flight Rising has been in development for several years, and had 95% of the content needed to open completed before we launched our Kickstarter. Flight Rising has been in closed alpha for two months and closed beta for two-and-a-half. During that time we've enjoyed interacting with our wonderful testers, taking their suggestions to heart, and squishing a swarm of bugs (Well, maybe our codesmiths didn't exactly *enjoy* that last part... but they took their medicine!). We're ready to open and can't wait to have you play.

Non-designer digital backer rewards are completed and ready to be turned into redemption codes.

We have our printer and suppliers lined up for our physical backer rewards: The Buttons, Bestiary, and Ultimate Gallery. We believe in transparent communication. Should a delay arise we will keep you in the loop through our Kickstarter updates and various social media pages.

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TimeLugia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! I didn't realize you were on deviantart! I found one of your how to draw dragons books in my middle school library as a kid, and I've been drawing ever since. You're books are still the best how-to-draw books I've ever found. They really inspired me.
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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AlaranGaerlan Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey !
Just wanted to poke in and to thank you for this book you published several years ago, "Dragon Art".
Why ?
Because when I got this book for Christmas in 2007 it ignited that little spark that made me try my best to draw AND to succeed in doing so. Passively, this book is one of the many things helped me to be less introverted and to socialize more.
Over the years I improved my work and my ability to go towards people, firstly using drawings, then all by myself. There has been a drastic change between now and back then, only because I dared to express myself one way or another.
Once again, thank you for publishing this book.
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haris-san Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
love your drgons
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SinisterParakeet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wooh all these pretty, pretty creatures you draw.. and dragons..beautiful dragons! Black Rose 
Keep 'em up. Parrot 
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