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Egg Mountain Sketches by Ashere
Egg Mountain Sketches
Another round of SVP2015 sketches, also late, so apologies. These are some idle doodles of Troodon, Orodromeus, and a little thumbnail sketch of a confrontation at Egg Mountain: a wandering band of Orodromeus attempt to drive off a nesting Troodon, who is very unhappy with the intrusion. 
Two-Clawed Therizinosaur Sketch by Ashere
Two-Clawed Therizinosaur Sketch
A (late) SVP2015 special! A new therizinosaur taxon was announced at the meeting which had only two fingers, so Therizinosaurs and sloths apparently converged in more ways than one. This was sketched during the talk itself and polished here and there during the meeting, and I'm rather happy with it. It looks pleasantly dopey.
Happy Dilophosaurus by Ashere
Happy Dilophosaurus
A quick colored pencil sketch (since that's mostly all I have time for, these days) of a proud Dilophosaurus post-kill. He worked very hard to bring that little prosauropod down, so self-congratulations are in order. 

(I should note that while I am not myself an Iggy Azalea fan, I try not to police the music tastes of my extinct reptiles.)

It's Halloween! Today, for anybody interested, I'd like to share my newest (spooooky) story: The Snow, The Jungle. Included below is the first portion--if you'd like the rest, comment or PM me and I'll send it along!


    On the fourth pale day of January, the hilltops were drowned in cloud. Heavy blankets came churning over the ridges of Montgomery County, tearing themselves to shreds on the naked forests and dumping their winter cargos. Snow drifted on the wind, racing over the narrow valleys and icy creeks. The bitter air squeezed against the branches, set dogs in the holler to cowering and men to sit above the cooking coals, and still the clouds came, an endless ocean pouring in toward the distant Appalachians.

    The clouds rolled, and the snow flurries fell. But not one fell on the high slopes of Bell Mountain. There the clouds arched. There the cold wavered. There the snow fell as rain, rain that pattered and dripped along jungle leaves.

    The black folk living at the edge of Ankle’s Holler noticed first, and since nobody asked, said nothing. As far as the people around Troy knew, it began when a white coon hunter ran his dogs up the mountain, near the Taylor estate, and returned telling of weeds, queer weeds that overgrew the road up to the man’s land. Others saw the same thing. Soon they saw more; the land, always green in summer, was growing greener, even as the surrounding woods browned and blackened with the seasons. The character of that forest was changing too, in ways the travelers hesitated to describe. Those who went to look for themselves soon found a road swallowed by moss deeper and ferns larger than any they’d ever seen, blooming against the cold. Wisps of steam crept along the ground. Beyond that, the trees closed in.

    And that was all at the turn of the road, far from Taylor’s home. What was up there now, people wondered, hidden by the forest? How long had the smothering green been growing up there in the mountain willowwacks, growing through the trees and the boulders, a thick, choking wall spilling down from the trunks and across the road?

So the whispers spread like falling snow, beneath the notice of the respectable, carried by travelers on the cold trails. And in time, they reached the ears of the wanderer Anna O’Brien, who shouldered her bag and turned her stride toward Troy.


Asher Elbein
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a 21 year old artist working out of University of Alabama. I specialize in paleontological art, creature design, and I am slowly working my way towards an ability to draw humans as well. I also write, and have various short stories published in various places. And I play a mean acoustic bass.

Contact me via note or at my email,

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Sartanis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You deserve far more attention than you get; your dragon-related stuff is especially amazing!
Ashere Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's quite kind of you. :) I'm glad you like my take on our favorite mythic critters. 
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorites :)
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the...? I wasn't watching you? Shame on me!
Ashere Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it's good you've decided to atone. ;)

Happy to have your eyes, dude!
Gwiber49ofIreland Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy B-Day/Hippo-Birdie!
SplicedBeast Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! :party: birthday cake 
Lord-DracoDraconis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!!
KitWhitham Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Happy Birthday!!!
Zimices Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy birthday! :)
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