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The Price of Dreams by Doran-Eirok The Price of Dreams :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 3 2 Azakir badge by Doran-Eirok Azakir badge :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 4 2 Strapping up by Doran-Eirok Strapping up :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 15 4 The Research Assistant I Hate the Least by Doran-Eirok The Research Assistant I Hate the Least :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 5 2 Doran badge 2018 by Doran-Eirok Doran badge 2018 :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 3 4 Rain and Old Steel by Doran-Eirok Rain and Old Steel :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 4 2 Movie Night by Doran-Eirok Movie Night :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 2 4 Ingwe fursuit refsheet for Timmichangas by Doran-Eirok Ingwe fursuit refsheet for Timmichangas :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 3 2 Azakir fursuit refsheet by Doran-Eirok Azakir fursuit refsheet :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 5 0 Doran fursuit refsheet by Doran-Eirok Doran fursuit refsheet :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 5 5 NOT MY ART: Our Angel by MISE by Doran-Eirok NOT MY ART: Our Angel by MISE :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 13 10 Birthday gift for Timmichangas by Doran-Eirok Birthday gift for Timmichangas :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 9 6 ScotiaCon 2017 room sign by Doran-Eirok ScotiaCon 2017 room sign :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 10 19 A Difference of Opinion by Doran-Eirok A Difference of Opinion :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 13 2 Doran Eirok feral refsheet 2017 by Doran-Eirok Doran Eirok feral refsheet 2017 :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 8 4 Floof upgrade by Doran-Eirok Floof upgrade :icondoran-eirok:Doran-Eirok 8 8
Dragons, anthros/furries, and the occasional random photograph.

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Astral Dive by NakaseArt Astral Dive :iconnakaseart:NakaseArt 207 15 Scale Wars: Found by Leundra Scale Wars: Found :iconleundra:Leundra 141 19 Captain by miles-df Captain :iconmiles-df:miles-df 1,421 62 SW Armada: Nebulon-B Escort Frigate by agnidevi SW Armada: Nebulon-B Escort Frigate :iconagnidevi:agnidevi 1,360 32 After the battle by JSA-Arts After the battle :iconjsa-arts:JSA-Arts 177 2 Having a bad time by JSA-Arts Having a bad time :iconjsa-arts:JSA-Arts 203 12 Suspense by JSA-Arts Suspense :iconjsa-arts:JSA-Arts 168 9 Svet commission by JSA-Arts Svet commission :iconjsa-arts:JSA-Arts 208 8 Kace by JSA-Arts Kace :iconjsa-arts:JSA-Arts 156 5 Cyberpunk Stealth mission by JSA-Arts Cyberpunk Stealth mission :iconjsa-arts:JSA-Arts 322 13 YAWP by kenket YAWP :iconkenket:kenket 1,224 20 This Is Where I Came In by kenket This Is Where I Came In :iconkenket:kenket 1,761 46 Great Blue: Evening Glow by Nambroth Great Blue: Evening Glow :iconnambroth:Nambroth 792 33 Neo Pawstand! by GriffinPhillis Neo Pawstand! :icongriffinphillis:GriffinPhillis 53 21 Stompy Gargoyle Feets by Evil-Sprite Stompy Gargoyle Feets :iconevil-sprite:Evil-Sprite 133 53 Boop! by Foot-paws Boop! :iconfoot-paws:Foot-paws 181 23
All of these things are awesome. Let me show u them.

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Doran-Eirok
Doran
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Greetings! I am Doran Eirok:
- A friendly blue and silver dragon who appreciates many things including friendship, acceptance, open-mindedness, hugs, equality, pizza, chili dogs, paws, cars, science fiction, and awesomeness.
- An American expatriate living in England in a committed and closed life relationship, complete with happy marriages and shared mortgages and all that weird grown-up stuff. Please be respectful of this. :)
- A scientist holding a Ph.D. in Geography, having written my thesis on climate change and mountain treelines and now working on modelling urban ecosystems.
- An artist who uses a low-end Wacom drawing tablet and GIMP most of the time, though who began with crayons and stick figures and just kept doodling from there.
- An amateur/hobbyist who draws for fun and stress relief when not otherwise distracted by various responsibilities, but who does now take art commissions in limited quantities!

COMMISSION INFO

COMMISSIONS: Occasionally
TRADES: Closed
REQUESTS: No

My terms of service and commission information can be found here: doran-eirok.deviantart.com/art…

Doran Eirok on other sites:
FurAffinity: www.furaffinity.net/user/doran…
SoFurry: doran-eirok.sofurry.com/
Weasyl: www.weasyl.com/profile/doranei…
Furry Network: beta.furrynetwork.com/doran_ei…
InkBunny: inkbunny.net/Doran
LiveJournal: doran-eirok.livejournal.com/
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/doran_ei…
Twitter: twitter.com/Doran_Eirok

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Feral/quadruped reference: doraneirok.deviantart.com/art/…
Anthro reference: doraneirok.deviantart.com/art/…
Interests
So I’ve finally gotten around to trying this game I’d been hearing a bit about for a while now, and holy crap it’s pulled me in. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s sort of an interactive novel/choose your own adventure/investigation/dating sim mix, wherein you’re an ambassador for Earth sent through a recently discovered portal to a world populated by dragons. I won’t go into further detail to avoid spoiling it, but suffice to say, the game has really good writing and incredibly rich characters. And through multiple playthroughs you really get to know them, learn their hopes and dreams, fall in love with them if you wanna… and they’re all wonderful dragons, and have managed to do that thing that really good stories always do, where they start really feeling real to you after a while.

It’s a game with multiple endings, and on my first playthrough I got one of the ‘bad’ endings. Decisions I’d made cost the lives of some of these people, and I let their world down. And it shattered me. Because after just a single playthrough I’d become that invested, and come to care that much about these dragons and their world. So I’ve been playing it more and more, maaaaaaaybe a little obsessively, but I’ve just developed this determination now to do right by them. To fix things, to find an optimal ending where things turn out okay for everyone. It’s really sucked me in, and I’ve really come to empathise with these characters.

I don’t think a video game has ever made me sob my eyes out like this. By which I mean, and I want you to appreciate my full meaning when I say this, this game has given me deeper feels than Undertale. We’re talking Spirited Away levels of bawling my eyes out here, folks.

And I love it. >..< It’s really fun finding a story that I can lose myself in to this extent, to feel this invested in, and just let it make me feel things this deeply. Maybe there’s something cathartic about finding something that speaks so deeply to me, but since it’s fictional I’m able to let myself go and just emotionally lose my fluff for a little while. The heart needs to be able to feel things, and too often in real life I don’t feel like I really can lately. I dampen or bury the emotions because people are depending on me to be stable and solid, and I can’t give myself permission to just get swept up in the feelings like this. This allows me to. I can find myself sobbing in bed during the wee hours of the morning, and have this be a good thing.

So it’s fair to say I recommend the game. Just go into it ready for one heck of an emotional rollercoaster if you get as invested in it as I have. This game has done things to my heart - deep things, at times very painful things, but ultimately very good things.

I just finished the game’s final ending last night, and will say simply that the emotional investment I’ve put in has paid off.

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The Price of Dreams
I'm getting a fursuit made by www.fixitfursuits.com/ and I am constantly really really excited for this. My brain has been enjoying picturing the whole process as being magically transformed into my dragon self. Just... very slowly. And with all the usual costs and considerations associated with fursuiting. So one morning this idea wouldn't leave me alone and I had to sketch it up.

I like to think I'm going into the process well-informed and with my eyes open! But fursuiting challenges aside, this is a dream coming true for me and I'm pretty well convinced it'll easily prove to be absolutely worth it. ^,,^

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Azakir badge
A badge for Azakir (www.furaffinity.net/user/azaki…) in the same general style as the one I did for myself not long ago. They're meant to be fairly similar as we'll probably be fursuiting together with these badges starting later this year!

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Strapping up
Commission for Darious096 (www.furaffinity.net/user/dario…) of his lovely shark character Nicky, strapping up a fashionable pair of sandals to go for a walk.

This is the clean version, but there are a few alternate versions that Darious096 has posted on his account for those interested:
Sweaty: www.furaffinity.net/view/27277…
Clean with micros: www.furaffinity.net/view/27277…
Sweaty with micros: www.furaffinity.net/view/27277…
Sweat-free but with micros and blood: www.furaffinity.net/view/27277…
Sweat, micros and blood: www.furaffinity.net/view/27277…

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The Research Assistant I Hate the Least
A commission done for ArgentVZ (www.furaffinity.net/user/argen…) as a birthday gift for Tegon (www.furaffinity.net/user/dsc85). Tegon is seen here working in a laboratory with Anna, the strong-willed scientist from the video game Angels with Scaly Wings. They're probably looking at a sample of Tegon's blood, and actually seem to be working together rather well, which is not always a given with Anna and her research assistants...

Being such a huge fan of AWSW, and lightly experienced with real-world lab settings, I had a lot of fun on this one!

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Doran badge 2018
It's been a while since I drew myself a new badge/profile picture. Between the recently-restyled beard floof, my tendency to picture my dragon self wearing glasses more often these days, and the impending fursuit (eeeee!!!) I figured it was time for an update!

In keeping with the sort of appearance I expect the Doreysuit will have, I've deliberately gone for a sorta cute/cartoony look here. Also I wanted to make sure the name text was really big and prominent, because too often I interact with adorable and wonderful fursuiters but afterwards don't know what their name was because I couldn't read their badge text. ^^;

So yes, in addition to 'yay new badge/profile pic' this is a thinly-veiled way for me to geek out that much more about my upcoming fursuit. ^^

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:icondrake-starfire:
Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Hi!

Quick question: Is your brother here on deviant art somewhere?

Just curious.
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to my knowledge!
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:icondrake-starfire:
Hey, bud!

I got some ideas for another story. Want to be part of it again? ;)

And did you get a chance to read the story I sent you?

Hint: It’s a Dragonheart tale. ;)
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hiya! I unfortunately haven't had a chance to get to the story yet... I don't have much free time when it comes to sitting down at my computer and reading stories, I'm usually pulled in too many directions or travelling too much to have enough time where I can really focus on one thing like that. I've got an enormous backlog of stories I'm still intending to read at some point. :/
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Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018
Thanks, but I'll ask again, I'm going to write another story. Do you want to be part of it?
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it depends on what sort of involvement you have in mind!
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:icondrake-starfire:
Hiya, bud! :D

Does your friend Azakir have copies of the stories from his old website up here on dA? I'm asking because reading "Beyond a Charmbound Sky" a few weeks ago suddenly got me reminiscing about his writings.

Oh, and congrats on over a decade on dA! :highfive:
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's got some of his writing stuff posted here: randomlurker.deviantart.com/ I'm not sure how far back his postings go for writing, but ya can always drop him a note to ask if there's anything you remember that he doesn't have up!

Wow a decade... I'm kind of amazed it's been that long. XD
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Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Happy New Year, Doran!
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy New Year Drake! ^^
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Drake-Starfire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
:D :thumbsup:
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