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Lynn meets Fiontan by dashinvaine Lynn meets Fiontan :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 166 4 Odin by dashinvaine Odin :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 207 21 Boutez en avant by dashinvaine Boutez en avant :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 20 0 Katrina in gold dress by dashinvaine Katrina in gold dress :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 145 9 Call of the Silver by dashinvaine Call of the Silver :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 70 9 Sandrivishtai portrait by dashinvaine Sandrivishtai portrait :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 102 5 heraldry with herculese and a cavalry officer by dashinvaine heraldry with herculese and a cavalry officer :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 22 9 Kindale by dashinvaine Kindale :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 49 4 Conquistadors by dashinvaine Conquistadors :icondashinvaine:dashinvaine 66 8 Mermie by dashinvaine
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Might be nice to mention books, firstly those that I have written, while wearing my figurative author/historian's hat (which happen to be mostly non-fiction historical works), and secondly those that I have done cover illustrations for, by other authors, which happen to be mostly fantasy. Check them out and if you are interested, and want to do some reading. Maybe rate and review...

My published historical books:

Maleficium: Witchcraft and witch hunting in the West' Published by Amberley

Maleficum by dashinvaine…

'The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templar', and 'A to Z of the Knights Templar', published by Spellmount

Knights Templar Books- now on kindle by dashinvaine……

The latter also out as 'The Pocket A to Z of the Knights Templar'.

The Pocket A - Z of the Knights Templar by dashinvaine…

Finally there is my e-book 'Mary Magdalene: Biography of a Legend', available on Kindle.

Mary Magdalene: Biography of a Legend book cover. by dashinvaine…

Works of fiction, by various authors, with whom I've had the honour of working, and for which I have produced cover artwork:

'The Kingstone of Airmid' by William Speir

The-kingstone-of-airmid-by-william-speir-194427759 by dashinvaine  The Kingstone of Airmid by dashinvaine…
'Breaking Free' by Caleb Monroe, coming soon from Progressive Rising Phoenix Press

Breaking-free-by-caleb-monroe by dashinvaine  Breaking Free by dashinvaine

'Her Unwelcome Inheritance', and 'The Eighth Square' by J. A. Wootton

Her Unwelcome Inheritance (2nd edition cover) by MrWootton  The Eighth Square by MrWootton……

'Kindale' a historical novel by Peter Chegwidden, concerning espionage and introgue in the Napoleonic era...

Kindale by dashinvaine  Kindale Cover by dashinvaine…

'Harbinger Chronicles: The Harbinger' and 'retribution' by C. Huntingford.

Harbinger Chronicles covers by dashinvaine  Harbinger Chronicles: the Harbinger cover by dashinvaine  Harbinger Chronicles: Retribution Cover v2. by dashinvaine……

'The Windigo' and 'The Collective' by Olaf Danielson

The Windigo by dashinvaine  Windigo by dashinvaine     The Collective by dashinvaine  Collective by dashinvaine……

'Double Spiral War' by Warren Norwood

Midway Between cover artwork by dashinvaine  Norwood Dsw by dashinvaine…

'Spindrift' and 'The Shadow Priestess' by Robert Thornsberry

Spindrift revised by dashinvaine  Spindrift by dashinvaine  The Shadow Priestess by dashinvaine  Shadow Priestess by dashinvaine…;……


Previous entry

New Book on the History of Witchcraft.
In between doing illustrations for other people's books, I have been busy lately researching and writing a non-fiction book on witch hunts. It is called 'Maleficium: Witchcraft and Witch Hunting in the West'. It comes out this July, but is already availible for pre-order from Amberley Publishing.…

Maleficum by dashinvaine


Previous entry:

Paintings still availible

See website for dimensions and asking prices...…
Oil Paintings. Make me an offer... by dashinvaine
Enigma Reincarnated by dashinvaine Red painting by dashinvaine

Three Hares painting by dashinvaine Eowyn and the Nazgul Painting by dashinvaine ('Andromeda' sold)  Maroon Mermaid. by dashinvaine
The Last Centaur painting by dashinvaine('Tell Me More' sold)  Dusk Mermaid by dashinvaine Perceval's Trance by dashinvaine
Donna Matrix fin by dashinvaine Dragon and Captive reloaded by dashinvaine Alien and Skull painting by dashinvaine Amarna reworked by dashinvaine
HLS by dashinvaine DSCN2777 by dashinvaine Dungeon Bound Dragon fin by dashinvaine Gladrags by dashinvaine
Sith Witch by dashinvaine Expectant darker by dashinvaine San Giorgio Maggiore by dashinvaine Dark Angel by dashinvaine
Reaper's Bride by dashinvaine Mask and Maid by dashinvaine Gown and Gloves by dashinvaine(Demeter sold)
HMS Vanguard reworked by dashinvaine Ruby by dashinvaine For Bocklin a Bride by dashinvaine Spitfire by dashinvaine
African Head by dashinvaine Sarcophagus by dashinvaine The Visitation fin by dashinvaine
INDICIUM AQUAE by dashinvaine Restoration Couple by dashinvaine

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In the Seraglio by dashinvaine
Winter Scene with Church by dashinvaine
Templar on White Horse by dashinvaine Gondolas by dashinvaine Seventeenth Century Warship by dashinvaine

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Amber by dashinvaine

firesprite by dashinvaine worcester bridge by dashinvaine Centaurion by dashinvaine
Lady in Black corrected by dashinvaine Gold mask of Tutankamun by dashinvaine

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Turning Squaw by dashinvaine
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United Kingdom
Traditional and digital artist, mostly using pencils, oils, or photoshop. Available for painting commissions and freelance illustration work. Email me on

Current Residence: Buckinghamshire, UK
Shell of choice: aspidochelone
Wallpaper of choice: crimson damask
Skin of choice: original (attached)
Personal Quote: I am not a fantasy artist, I exist


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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
hi! thank you so much for +faving my art!! Hug I love deviantART! hope you'll check out the rest of my gallery! :D (Big Grin)
thewizard747 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you think Robin Hood has ever fought against Knights Templar? 
Another question is there a culture difference between Highland Scotland and Low Land Scotland?
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Only in Walter Scott Novels (Ivanhoe) did that happen, to my knowledge.

The difference between highland and lowland culture is fairly pronounced, or was historically, there being differences in lifestyle, language and religion. Highlands were more likely to be organised into clans, to be Catholic (in remoter areas), and to speak Gaelic.
thewizard747 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting, interesting indeed.
What about England, is there any difference between the regions? 
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
I daresay entire books have been written about that...
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