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Keeper of the Yellow Sign by CrystalSully Keeper of the Yellow Sign :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 34 1 Hulk Stalker by CrystalSully Hulk Stalker :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 45 0 Byakhee by CrystalSully Byakhee :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 55 2 Mordiggian the Great Old One by CrystalSully Mordiggian the Great Old One :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 104 2 Bestiary Opener for Pathfinder Strange Aeons by CrystalSully Bestiary Opener for Pathfinder Strange Aeons :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 144 11 The Dragon Lords False Idols Cover Illustration by CrystalSully The Dragon Lords False Idols Cover Illustration :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 550 50 Victreebel Unleashed by CrystalSully Victreebel Unleashed :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 87 5 Maned Tiger by CrystalSully Maned Tiger :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 39 5 Star Vampire by CrystalSully Star Vampire :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 78 7 Teefy Mcnubs by CrystalSully Teefy Mcnubs :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 27 3 Mercy by CrystalSully Mercy :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 104 21 Self Portrait 2015 by CrystalSully Self Portrait 2015 :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 14 6 Lazarus's Monster by CrystalSully Lazarus's Monster :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 78 3 Home Overtaken by CrystalSully Home Overtaken :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 87 3 The Spinewretch by CrystalSully
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The Spinewretch :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 93 11
Revenge. by CrystalSully Revenge. :iconcrystalsully:CrystalSully 95 9


Blue Crystal Dragon by sandara Blue Crystal Dragon :iconsandara:sandara 10,450 298 Black Crystal Dragon by sandara Black Crystal Dragon :iconsandara:sandara 5,429 101 The Kraken Spite by caiomm The Kraken Spite :iconcaiomm:caiomm 2,964 151 Red Dragon by caiomm Red Dragon :iconcaiomm:caiomm 2,067 138 Raksasha Avatrarana by yigitkoroglu Raksasha Avatrarana :iconyigitkoroglu:yigitkoroglu 305 13
A guide on making an art portfolio.
Hello! Very often people ask me to review their portfolio, often enough to detect a certain pattern of wrong choices that cause potential proffecional artists to sit longer on the side bench than necessary.
The following article serves as a guideline but in no way it it the absolute truth or only route into getting yourself a concept art position or illustration job. See it as a checklist, before approaching your dream job.
It's the big artist dream to simply paint what you like and be able to sell that and make a ton of money so you can simply keep making what you like. Even though there are some artists out there that are pretty much living this dream reality, it is incredibly rare. 
When you want to be an artist working for commercial things like: movies, video-games, tabletop games, tv-shows, graphic novels etc, you have to inevitably compete with tons of other great artists. A lot of those artists don't know how to market themselves though.
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Junkrat - 21 Days of Overwatch! by Charlie-Bowater Junkrat - 21 Days of Overwatch! :iconcharlie-bowater:Charlie-Bowater 4,297 76 Dragon's Breath by 88grzes Dragon's Breath :icon88grzes:88grzes 15,656 509 (TUTORIAL) Smaug Under the Lonely Mountain by Justinoaksford (TUTORIAL) Smaug Under the Lonely Mountain :iconjustinoaksford:Justinoaksford 430 11 -Kyogre- by arvalis -Kyogre- :iconarvalis:arvalis 17,433 1,111 Gorgon-Render by Stephen-0akley Gorgon-Render :iconstephen-0akley:Stephen-0akley 427 46 Guild Wars 2 Rytlock by RuanJia Guild Wars 2 Rytlock :iconruanjia:RuanJia 1,544 37 Eldrazi by Rhineville Eldrazi :iconrhineville:Rhineville 892 50 Mad Max - War Beasts by sandara Mad Max - War Beasts :iconsandara:sandara 8,427 444 Vampires - Shattered RPG by Eyardt Vampires - Shattered RPG :iconeyardt:Eyardt 359 13 Behemoth 05 by Stephen-0akley Behemoth 05 :iconstephen-0akley:Stephen-0akley 778 36


My Kickstarter for "The Untamed Beastiary: A Field Guide to Marvelous Monsters" is officially half way through the 30 day campaign. The book is fully funded with a bunch of stretch goals unlocked so it's now a pre-order page, go check it out if you're interested! :happybounce:…
Hey everyone, I know I haven't been on here as much as I could be, but I just wanted to share some exciting news with you all that I've recently started doing freelance work for Hi-Rez Studios! 

I've been insanely busy lately with a lot of new work, some of which I'll be able to show soon. I also moved to Seattle from Denver so things have been exciting and crazy all at the same time. 

To keep up with every new personal piece I'm working on, including a massive dragon painting that is currently in progress, feel free to head on over to my Patreon!

For those of you who don't know much about me, my name is Crystal Sully and I'm an freelance illustrator in Seattle. I graduated from RMCAD with a BFA in Illustration and work in the video game industry. I'm currently doing freelance contract work for several game studios and I specialize in creature design, monsters, and characters in the fantasy and sci-fi realm.

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Crystal Sully
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm an illustrator and concept designer in the game industry with a passion for creatures. I graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design with a BFA in Illustration, and currently do freelance contract work for the gaming, publishing, and film industries.

Properties I've worked on include Elder Scrolls, Pathfinder, The Dragon Lords Book Series, Paladins, Heroes of Newerth, Dragon Age RPG, Open Legend RPG, Escape the Night Youtube Red Series, Orcs Must Die!, Aethera, Shattered, The Gods War, Lord of the Rings TCG, Call of Cthulhu, Fury of Dracula, Talisman and more that I'm not allowed to talk about just yet.



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GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic gallery! You have some seriously amazing skills and I'm loving all the eldritch monstrosities <3
mr-dewittt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Student General Artist
happy birthday! :happy birthday: 
ChrisFlaniganArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for a great Dragon Con!! Hope you come back!! I was a pleasure meeting you!!
AstralBlu Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You are an amazing artist! I love all your work! :heart:
CrystalSully Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
LJEKC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Welcome in Pathfinder-Art :) (Smile)

CrystalSully Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
ASArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Just found you, already in love with your art. Keep up the amazing work!
CrystalSully Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
mr-dewittt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student General Artist
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