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About Me

Deviant ID Icon by :icondragonademetal: DragonaDeMetal. :)

My name is Sorelstrasz. Most people call me Sorel, though. I am a digital artist that focuses primarily on MLP related artwork. The inspiration for my artwork comes from the music I listen to. I hear the songs in my head and my imagination creates the stories. I do my best to recreate those stories into artwork. I am from Indianapolis, Indiana in the United States. Believe it or not, but all the artwork I have made is made in Gimp with just a mouse and keyboard. It would be cool to learn other programs like SAI. I havve it, but I'm still a beginner with that program. Hopefully not for long.

In the past year, I have made more leaps with quality in my art, but sometimes the sacrifice is also the time it takes to make something new. I even went out of my way to celebrate my undergrad graduation with TGBjerga. She is perhaps the best of friends I have made here and it was great to spend three weeks in New Zealand. Since I came back, I have struggled to get into a musical career. That changed during the late spring of 2016 when I could go to Oklahoma City University with a full ride scholarship for my Master's Degree. I humbly accepted and now reside in the heart of Oklahoma. This is where I will be for two years. After that? I am still deciding. Maybe moving back home to Indiana? I would love to move to New Zealand, though. We'll have to see what the future brings. :)

Solar Flare Divider by Sorelstrasz

Great people and friends:
:iconbludraconoid: BluDraconoid
:icontgbjerga: TGBjerga
:iconaurora-chiaro: Aurora-Chiaro
:iconzierra1986: Zierra1986
:iconfountainstranger: FountainStranger
:iconebonytails: EbonyTails
:iconsoftlyvoiced: SoftlyVoiced
:icondragonademetal: DragonaDeMetal

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Daybreaker by Sorelstrasz


Astral Melody (Ponysona!) by Sorelstrasz

My ponysona (FINALLY)

Best Works

The Red Bull
The Red Bull by Sorelstrasz

Queen Escarcha
Queen Escarcha by Sorelstrasz

The End of All Things
The End of All Things by Sorelstrasz

Daybreaker by Sorelstrasz




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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Deviant
    Donated May 28, 2015, 3:47:57 AM

Should I change my name to Astral Melody or should I keep it as Sorelstrasz? 

17 deviants said Keep your name as Sorel!
5 deviants said Change it to Astral!


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The Plan

Journal Entry: Mon May 8, 2017, 12:11 PM
So let me lay down the things I want to do this summer.

First thing is first. Earlier this year I mentioned that I would like some money coming in. I'm not going to have much of a job this summer so let's see if I can make this work. What I'd like to do is set up a Patreon. This will be the primary form of me being supported. I know there won't be many people who want to donate and I know realistically I will probably get about 10-20 dollars a month this way. So here is what you can expect. Patrons will be able to get content regarding The Mare in the Sun. Yes, I will be starting chapter 3 here soon. In addition, I will be looking over the previous chapters to see if I need to tweak anything since it has been a while since I have looked at this. There will be exclusive content for Patrons that will involve early chapter releases, character refs, concept art, and as a big reward a picture similar to The Red Bull in the setting of the story. The more money collected, the more of a priority this will take. But because I have a history of not being active, I am going to pace this to the best of my ability to assure monthly content will be possible. If something happens and I cannot produce the required content I will be responsive and honest to those who donate. I know the rewards are for the story, but the intent also is for people to have some way of giving me support in general.

Second thing is that I will be participating in Mer-May. Excpect a mermaid in the near future. :)

Third thing, dragons are coming soon. I have a collaboration with Kitistrasza which will be my first step into dragon world. I already have a good grasp on SAI now, but it goes back to getting into the swing of things. Afterwards, dragons will make more of a presence next to horses. It would be neat to other things like anthro and humans, but I am taking one step at a time for now.

Pictures like The Red Bull still take a LOT of time, even though looking back it seems like it wouldn't. Quality is where I like it in general, but it's a matter of making the same effect a bit faster. I think I can pull this off now that I am getting more exposure to detailing in SAI.

I like revisiting pictures, too. I may toy around with redoing another picture from my early past and redoing it from scratch. You guys seem to like that a lot. :)

I am looking at making prints. I know the artists on here who do have prints use websites, but I'd have to do more research on this. It's mostly because I do lots of fanart and I don't really know where the line is drawn regarding what I decide to sell.

Adoptables are still something I want to do. The first one was not a success by any feat, but I feel if I do it more regularly there will be more attraction to that. I would much rather use real currency than dA points, but I will likely leave both as an option and see what seems to be more popular.


Journal Skin by: Zaellrin


As a side note: Torture has over 500 views on youtube and 22 likes! Making progress little by little :)
A Nightmare Moon equivalent of Daybreaker's bust is coming. But would you prefer the original Nightmare Moon or mine (and DragonaDeMetal's)?
I finally have an idea for something long overdue for you all. It's coming!
It's also becoming pretty likely that I'm not going to have the motivation to continue The Mare in the Sun, Solar Flare's fanfic. Debating on just sharing the entire story with you all (it's not a bad thing, I want to share it with you all, but I wasn't expecting to do it like this >< )
So... Ori and the Blind Forest.... amazing


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Mellodee Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you for the fave :)
Have a great day!
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Iridae-DA Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Thank you ever so much for the watch. I hope I can remain entertaining. :)
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WWT: Pershing Tank (Moving) 's for the watch!
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TechTalkPony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Happy Birthday! ᵔ.ᵔ…
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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Happy Birthday!
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, friend :)
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happy brithday!
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Happy birthday!H (Alphabets) A (Alphabets) P (Alphabets) P (Alphabets) Y (Alphabets)                                                                    B (Alphabets) I (Alphabets) R (Alphabets) T (Alphabets) H (Alphabets)     D (Alphabets) A (Alphabets) Y (Alphabets)  
 Happy Birth Day Fella (messages)  Much prosperity throughout the year!Are You Happy. And I wish you  a happy New Year's Eve. Cheers fella white-wine (party) 
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Happy birthday.:D
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HB! Cake Face Markie (Emoticon Gif) 
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Student General Artist
:iconpinkiehappyplz::iconsaysplz:Yay! We're here, everypony!
:iconhappytsplz::iconsaysplz:Phew, that wasn't long. I told you we could easily make it on hoof!
:iconstyle1plz::iconsaysplz:Speak for yourself, Twi, you didn't have to carry this cake! It's heavy, you know!
:iconpinkiebrilliantplz::iconsaysplz:Thank you for helping out, Dashie! I couldn't have settled for anything less, after all!
:iconfluttershy-plz::iconsaysplz:Hi... We're here to... wish you a happy birthday.
:iconpinkiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:You said it! Happy birthday!
:iconbrilliantpinkieplz::iconsaysplz:And what better way to say "happy birthday" than with a cake? :iconcakepinkplz:
:iconapple-jackplz::iconsaysplz:Why, with a real Apple family apple pie, of course! :iconapplepieplz:
:iconderpyhappyplz::iconsaysplz:With a muffin! Yay! :iconmlpmuffinplz:
:iconraritysmileplz::iconsaysplz:But these, while pleasant to give, mean little by themselves...
:iconrarityiscuteplz::iconsaysplz:What makes them meaningful are our wishes for you!
:iconpinkiesmile2plz::iconsaysplz:Exactly! And we wish for you to have a perfect birthday and a great year ahead of you!
:iconrainbowdashhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't fear any challenges you might face! No matter how bad it may seem, have faith in yourself and keep on being awesome!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:And while at it, keep a level head and don't lose sight of what's important! Keep the magic of friendship alive in yourself!
:iconapplejackhappyplz::iconsaysplz:Remember your loved ones and friends, an' don't let little things an' worries get you down!
:iconspikethinkingplz::iconsaysplz:We hope that you'll find all you seek and be the best you can be!
:iconrarityjoyplz::iconsaysplz:Don't forget to respect yourself! You're the best at being you, so stay true to what you really are!
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:iconpinkiewinkplz::iconsaysplz:And throughout all that, have fun! It isn't fun if you don't have any, after all, and fun it should be!
:iconpinkiepartyplz::iconsaysplz:Just like today! Party on!
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ProtanaArchives94 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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SecretBetweenTheWar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016   Artist
happy birthday
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TGerror Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Happy birthday to you ^_^
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Happy Birthday ^^
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Happy birthday!
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Happy Birthday! *hugs you*…
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Thanks for the fave :D Glad you like it :holly:
LexThomas Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016

Rawr ^^
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PurpleWingsOnMyBack Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I watch you now!
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Hello there good sir ^^
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