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Escritoire by TaralWayne Escritoire :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 16 8 Gold Skunk (colour by Ezalias) by TaralWayne Gold Skunk (colour by Ezalias) :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 29 6 Skunk (colour by Ezalias) by TaralWayne Skunk (colour by Ezalias) :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 15 3 Pin 6-Capt'n Amelia (s) by TaralWayne Pin 6-Capt'n Amelia (s) :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 21 4 Pin 5 - Mirage (s) by TaralWayne Pin 5 - Mirage (s) :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 10 7 Pin 5 - Mirage by TaralWayne Pin 5 - Mirage :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 13 1 Pin 4 - Magica de Spell by TaralWayne Pin 4 - Magica de Spell :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 19 4 Pin 3 - Gadget by TaralWayne Pin 3 - Gadget :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 27 14 Pin 2 - Capt'n Amelia by TaralWayne Pin 2 - Capt'n Amelia :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 7 0 PIn 1 - Ms. Piggy by TaralWayne PIn 1 - Ms. Piggy :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 13 3 Embrace by TaralWayne Embrace :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 13 6 Barbie Wannabe 4 by TaralWayne Barbie Wannabe 4 :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 16 4 Barbie Wannabe by TaralWayne Barbie Wannabe :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 12 3 Untitled-5 by TaralWayne Untitled-5 :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 13 3 Untitled-3 by TaralWayne Untitled-3 :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 14 2 Untitled-2 by TaralWayne Untitled-2 :icontaralwayne:TaralWayne 12 4

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The art is old, but I needed something coloured, and this presented the best possibilities.  I was asked to provide the cover for a convention in Toronto.  This meant a free membership, but that wasn't the reason for doing it -- the work involved was easily worth a thousand dollars (as far as I'm concerted), and a membership in most costs in under a hundred bucks.  But it was a peer thing... or flattery, if you prefer to put it that way.  Anyway, I rat sort of time, and after a week it became obvious that I wouldn't meet my deadline.  I did a quick-and-dirty, anything goes job of the rest, but it turned out pretty good despite it.  I may go back to the layered PDFs sometime, and finish it properly eventually.  But, I wonder if it's worth the effort... the difference would be slight.  An "escritoire" is a fancy French name for a writing desk, by the way.  I did the original black and white artwork in 1996.
Gold Skunk (colour by Ezalias)
Ezalias has not enough to do, apparently, but it is our gain that he had coloured these drawings of mine. The gold was particularly well done.

His previous colourings can be viewed at:……

Ezalias's own FurAffinity Page is at:…
Skunk (colour by Ezalias)
One of our fellow member seems to be at it again, and will doubtlessly please everyone with this fully coloured version of a drawing of mine. It was far more than I was expecting. The "gold" is very realistic. The "butterfly" title given is a mystery to me, too, I'm afraid.

His previous colourings can be viewed at:……

Ezalia can be found at FurAffinity:…
Pin 6-Capt'n Amelia (s)
It was a good idea, and just when we plainly abandoned it, I have no idea. Edd Vick of Mu Press believed we would be able to produced limited numbers of cloisonne pins with permission, and approached me with the idea to submit a number of designs. Perhaps we never got the permission ... in any case, the idea eventually faded into unmade history.

I'm not sure why I drew a second version of Captain Amelia, from Treasure Planet.  I might have been dissatisfied with it ... but luck that I did, because it was my favourite of the lot.
Pin 5 - Mirage (s)
It was a good idea, and just when we plainly abandoned it, I have no idea. Edd Vick of Mu Press believed we would be able to produced limited numbers of cloisonne pins with permission, and approached me with the idea to submit a number of designs. Perhaps we never got the permission ... in any case, the idea eventually faded into unmade history.


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Taral Wayne
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Why do I belong to DeviantArt? On Monday, Apr 7, 2008, 2:36 AM I was advised in strong terms to create a website where I could show my art to SF fans. Of course, even with free webspace available, I have no idea how to create a website, anyway, so I joined DeviantArt instead. I already belonged to FurAffinity, but the material posted there is oriented to furry and erotic art. What I needed was a place to show art to the “straights,” viewers who are not entirely comfortable with fur, fetishes, anime and semi-literacy…

Not that you won’t find a little of that in my DeviantArt presence. But the emphasis here is on fanzine covers, science fiction, fantasy and humour.



Let me start something like 40 years ago... I've been deeply involved with Science Fiction fandom since the early 1970's, and after that much time it would be surprising if I hadn’t left some sort of impression. For one thing, I was the Fan Guest of Honour at the worldcon in Montreal, in 2009. As of this year, I've also been nominated 11 times for the Hugo award as Best Fanartist. I haven’t won yet, but they say that miracles happen. I was awarded the Rotsler prize for fanart in 2008, which at least comes with cash.

The key to winning is probably reaching outside of the small fanzine community, which while not strictly closed, isn't well known to SF fandom as a whole. Most of the winners in recent years seem to have had presences in spin-off fandoms such as Trek or gaming or costuming. More recently, on-line activity seems to have been pushing aside traditional media. The winners were also able to attend conventions where they could display their work in the art show. I don't really have those options, but there was one way I could match other artists. An on-line presence. Let my work speak for itself. Of course, I’m not naïve enough to think that good work will win out over networking and popularity, but I can always dream.

The problem with my page on FurAffinity is as I’ve said. It’s a pretty mixed bag, with a heavy emphasis on furry art, and much of it is too erotic or too kinky for a general audience. Friends urged me to find a different site for a showcase.

After a little thought, Deviant Art seemed the best option. Here I am. Browse thoroughly. Don't miss any folders regardless what I called them. And vote often...



If you don't mind, rather than rewrite the same boring old details about myself, I'll quite from FurAffinity.

Artist Profile:
I've been drawing almost before TV's were common, let alone computers and the internet. I was drawing furry characters before there was such a fandom. I might have been the first to use a computer to cut mimeograph stencils to publish an SF fanzine. But it's almost an entirely different world now, and I tend to be a bit slow keeping up. I don't carry a cell phone, own an iPod, known how to ICQ, use PayPal, or know how to operate my digital camera yet. But I try to hang in there.

What I have done (before middle age began to slow me down) includes some magazine and book illustration, a short and obscure career in b/w comics, private commissions, dealer at cons, and too many years as an active science fiction fan to care to number.

Because of the internet, making a living has become a lot trickier, it seems. It's multiplied the number of artists a hundredfold, but the audience is accustomed to 99% of the art being free. It's hard to know if there's a net gain. At the same time travel has gotten more expensive, and the border a paranoid free-fire zone. Cons are a memory. The final insult, a Canadian dollar is over par with the buck. If I take $100 US to the bank, it appears as a two figure entry in my bankbook now. Maybe I should just get a real job, like I had when I was 25. On the other hand, if I hold out another decade, I can 'retire' on welfare, and enjoy the first real prosperity I've ever known, and finally draw what I want!

Ambition is a cruel master.

Current Residence: Toronto
Favourite genre of music: Anything but rap, gospel, or country.
Operating System: Window XP Pro
Personal Quote: "Great men are rarely good men" -- Lord Acton
I just tried to upload some new art, only to discover that there seems no way to organize it as I want it.  Instead, new posts go to a "new" folder, or to "all", but I can no longer organize them into theme folders or a featured folder.  I've searced until I've poked and pressed everything twice, but I cut can't seem to find to add stuff.  Deviant Art hasn't worked quite right for at least a year, and I'm more than a little cheesed off about it.
  • Listening to: Televison likely, Tom Waits, Yes, or Blondie.
  • Reading: "Julian Comstock", Robert Charles Wilson
  • Watching: ...the little words moving across the screen
  • Playing: With little toy cars (1l18 scale).
  • Eating: Yes, but trying to watch my weight.
  • Drinking: Are you paying the tab? I'll have a Dramboui


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PJToon75 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked those new pictures that you posted. Such fine work! Keep it up! ✌😉
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
Well, Happy Freaking New Year, my fellow north-american!
TaralWayne Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hard to believe I got through the last two years.  Even harder to believe is that my mother was already dead at 60, so I outlived her by 6 years.
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
My great grandfather made it past 90.
ParaParaRevolution90 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
So I heard that you had a stroke, is that right?
TaralWayne Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
That was in February.  Recovery was slow and steady, but relatively quick, all things considered.  I have been writing and drawing almost normally for some months, to the point where I'm almost good as new.  But I may still notice gradual improvements over time.
ParaParaRevolution90 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
OK. Take care of yourself! Don't let yourself die!
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, Mr. Wayne. I am in awe of your body of work. I like the work you did on Beatrix. I read that book years ago, and I still love it today, even though I have the first issue. Anyway, this is impressive work. Please keep it up! ★★★★
KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Happy (not Chinese) New Year


bolomk51 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
счастливого нового года (ru) happy New Year
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