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A Dark Glance by Zephyri
A Dark Glance
'Kalam's eyes flickered off down an alleyway briefly. The early morning had already stirred the dock boys into a flurry of movement, even in Ravahn's cooler winter. He tugged the heavy wrap around his shoulders a little more. The cold, even in it's mild form here, seemed to always seep into his bones if he didn't keep moving. One boy who stared a little too close as he passed went wide eyed and affected a clumsy half bow in mid run, falling slightly sideways over his bare feet. A smile tugged at the mouth of the Dark merchant, aware that loyalty to him often dug more deeply in the poorer quarters of the city. From under the rustle of the silk clothing, he elegantly flicked a copper coin at of the boy. The boy's eyes, just recovered, went wide in a more excitable way. 

"Thank you, m'lord" the urchin stuttered.

"Soh, boy, I am no lord. Sir will do me well as any other man."

"Thank you, Sir. Is there anything I can fetch you? I'm quick, sir, reliable! Quiet." The boy's gangly frame unbent itself into the semblance of a salute. Kalam took a shine to him in that moment, made a mental note to send one of his men down this way to recruit the youngster.

In the alleyway behind him a dark figure shifted as if simply emerging from physical shadow. Another copper tumbled from silk. 

"No, boy, I am well suited. Be on your way and speak not of our meeting. I shall send my men this way should they seek work from the docks. Your name?"

The copper had already disappeared into scuffed shirt cuffs. "Jon, sir." He tapped his nose. "Not that you'd know that, seens as we've never met!"

And with that, he was gone, scampering off down a nearby street. In his place, an altogether darker presence stood, almost as tall as the dark merchant himself, bemused eyes glinting under the shadow of a dark crimson hood. "Developing a fondness for the street urchins now, Kalam? And here I thought you of sterner stuff."
Rua by Zephyri
Found this piece during my recent move so finished it up finally. The title is the Maori word for two, a language I learned a little of in the two years I spent out there as a kid. 

Watercolor and ink, including a little touch of gold. 

My thanks to SenshiStock for her wonderful stock photos!

Sailor Sisters 2 by SenshiStock
Ayomi by Zephyri
Another of my Whaler Girl project courtesans. Ayomi is the only courtesan to have willingly chosen the lifestyle before ever having met the Dark Merchant leader, Kalam. She and the Beserker beast are blood bound, Ayomi being the only living thing able to exert her will on the beast's destructive nature. It makes her a formidable force to be reckoned with, even by courtesan standards.…

'Eideann could still recall the first time she had laid eyes on the tall, lithe frame of Ayomi. The woman had been striding along the ship deck as Kalam had first led her aboard. Her ornate, billowing clothing, dotted with flashing gold accents seemed at elegant odds with the powerful way she held herself. A painted warrior, as Ayomi had once described herself. The deep ochre orange in her eyes had flickered like embers in the dark violets of her skin, as she had taken in her first look at the pale northern slip of a girl with her wild red hair. Before she had had the time to take in more of the woman, Eideann had been beset by Ayomi's Beserker. The beast had careened around the top of the gangplank at Kalam's return and made a heavy, crashing beeline straight for her. It was only the two burly crew at her back that had stopped her slipping Kalam's grasp and running for her life as the beast's red eyes had lit up like flaring coals and its huge, muscular jaws had snapped wildly at her unfamiliar presence. In reflection of the memory, she also recalled that Kalam had tightened his grasp on her as the drakehound had come so close, a useful titbit. But it had been Ayomi's deep, collected voice she remembered most. A voice that no courtesan should have had right to wield aboard that ship while Kalam reigned. It was laced with steel and the Beserker had dropped to its haunches the moment she spoke. It had only taken her a day aboard ship to realise why Ayomi was revered, even among the courtesans. No one in their right mind would touch her without consent, for fear of being torn apart by the fire breathing, destructive powerhouse of an animal she kept with her at all times. She was the only courtesan Eideann had ever seen Kalam interact with as an equal. A relationship Eidy intended to use to her full advantage.'
Drake Hound sketches by Zephyri
Drake Hound sketches
Just some concepty type stuff for a big dog sized dragon pet for one of my upcoming courtesans. 
Dea by Zephyri
Another of my Whaler Girl project courtesans. Dea walks a wobbly line between fun and scary. She'll be your bestest friend, until you find the voodoo doll she made of you. People she spends time with also have a nasty habit of dying prematurely.…


Sam Hogg
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
There's not much to tell about me. I'm a full time concept artist working for Atomhawk in Gateshead, UK, and I dig old, silver haired, evil men, voluptuous ladies and tentacles.

Contact me at: zephyri art (at) (minus spaces)

Current Residence: UK
Available for commissions? : No


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Eithniel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was passing for Facebook's time line when i see this in the official World of Warcraft brazilian group. See how far your amazing design for dragon aspect have come

I just think you should know this ^^
Congrats ^^
Zephyri Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's a pretty bad ass tattoo! The guy asked me for permission, too which is always nice!
sare321 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  New Deviant
Centi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good god I remember your art from way back in 05, but due to account moves, distractions, and life circumstances, I lost touch with your art... Was browsing Jess' old art and saw the collab she did with you and went... wait... oh gosh I REMEMBER THEM!  WHat does their art look like now?   Holy CRAP you've come a long way.  Yeah yeah ten years and all that of course you've come a long way but...  I mean, some people improve and some people are transformed.... your art has transformed and blossomed.  Keep up the incredible work!
Zephyri Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Centi! I remember you well, lovely to have you back again and thank you for the kind words, it's a slog but it's great to hear there's a definite improvement!
Reael Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Filmographer
Yout work is simply stunning, here, take my watch! <3
thehorrorzine Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Hi Sam (Zephyri). I cruised your gallery and am impressed, because they are beautiful examples of fantasy art.

My name is Jeani Rector, and I am the editor of The Horror Zine, an established, award-winning ezine and print magazine. We are not just about horror; we also publish mystery, surreal, suspense, Twilight Zone, and speculation.

Please check out our art main page at While you are there, I encourage you to also go to our About Page to learn about our zine in detail. This way, you can check us out for yourself.

I would like to give you an Art Page in an upcoming issue. If you are interested, please email me at and I thank you.

Jeani Rector, Editor
The Horror Zine
blademanunitpi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
priestofdune Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
happy birthday! :party:
Komikino Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!
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