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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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Best Works

Fly to Paradise
Fly to Paradise by Sorelstrasz

The Blind Forest
The Blind Forest by Sorelstrasz

An Evening in Canterlot
An Evening in Canterlot by Sorelstrasz

Vampire Chrysalis
Vampire Chrysalis by Sorelstrasz




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

Alrighty, you all wanted a Spoopy Month picture. That's what you're gonna get. 

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Made with pride by the DeviantArt community BROWSE ALL ART

Beware Amelia411

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 5, 2017, 9:58 PM
A friend of mine recently had their copyright infringed by means of art theft.

Precaution regarding Amelia411similar journal regarding amelia411

so yesterday i was notified my art  was being featured and was being used in some kinda profile
not knowing what this was, i assumed it was someone trying to pass off my character as their own, so i left a comment asking what they were doing. while waiting for their response and hopefully an apology, i browsed around their other journals and found out they've been doing these, "review profiles" which looked more like a character feature with (in my case) wrong information. i felt squicked and wanted them to take down the profile since they didn't even ask for permission or bother actually reading about the character so understand any actual facts about them
their response. was delightful
after bantering back and forth with their idiocy, i was finally blocked, and i decided to report them in turn
talking wit
Beware Amelia411 / Art TheftI'm sure this person is just a harmless, stupid troll but if anyone isn't aware she (I think) frequently uses people's art without their permission and then goes full retard and yells at you.
This is not an uncommon thing for them to do and it seems as though they harass and treat everyone terribly.
I don't really foresee them actually doing anything with the stolen characters but right now they're going through a whole gemsona haul thing so if you have a gemsona yours might just be in there.
I would probably block this person before you ever even get involved with them. Maybe watermark all your shit, remove the download ability -stuff like that to avoid trouble.
Super annoying and rude but whatever. T_T
The account is Amelia411...I would link evidence of all her stolen gemsona journals by linking you to her journal section but she blocked me so I can't, here's a screen

I will give you a rundown of what is happening. this user Amelia411 is posting journals of "reviews" of OC Crystal Gems. And by reviews, I mean a basic profile with false information most of the time. This person is using artwork without permission and is refusing to delete anything upon the owner's request.

And it is not just journal posts. After not much browsing through their deviations, I found much of the official artwork of Pokemon was posted under their name. They do not give credit, highly likely they did not get permission, and only claim to not have made them in the comments of the gallery folder. This claim is not made on any deviation. We are talking about a few hundred deviations that infringe copyright here.

And this is just in one of their pokemon folders.

Now because of my own history early on, I would be labeled a hypocrite because my early works have a 50/50 chance of having vectors used with permission. Once or twice I have been confronted about not asking permission. Most of which have had the vectors open to use as long as credit was given.

So to counter this claim, I will be browsing through my gallery of early works of things pony related and putting them in storage permanently. I will be doing this in the next few days, so if you want to hold onto those images, I suggest saving them to your computer or electronic device. If they are found on other sites like derpibooru, they will remain intact. 

But let me get back to the main point here. Using artwork that isn't yours is okay as long as the artist states it is okay to use it or you have permission by them to do so. 

Using artwork against an artist's request is ILLEGAL and is punishable by fines upwards to $250,000 USD and/or a prison sentence. It is essentially plagiarism in some sense if artwork is not credited, but violates the rights of the copyright holder. The creator ONLY has the rights to allow and deny use of their works. Amelia411 could be sued and be taken to court for their actions. 

I highly encourage you to find a way to report this person and get them off of deviant art. Likewise, if you see any artwork on their page that looks familiar to someone else's you might know, please notify the original creator so they can file a DMCA takedown. 

Talking to them does not seem to be working. Additionally nobody here should approach them and harass them over this. I have seen this in the past where people will tell the perpetrator to kill themselves and verbally abuse them. Do NOT do this as this could backfire against you and you might find yourself without a dA account. Be mindful of that and please help me spread word around that this person is not only using people's art without permission, but refusing any demands by the original artist to delete said work.


Journal Skin by: Zaellrin


Vampire Chrysalis
I decided to try going lineless again. But with a twist, this is the first piece I've done starting in greyscale. It was a lot more eye-opening than I realized: it isolated lightness and texture from color choice. Definitely something I want to continue with. That said, one of the ideas I had with this was to use orange and cyan: warm colors inside and cool colors outside. I liked the contrast a lot. I've seen some vampire Chrysalis pictures in the past, some very exceptional, and I wanted to jump on that bandwagon. I have one more pony I want to do this for so keep an eye out on that ;)

I have to also give credit where it is due: the lovely dress.
DevilNightUK over on Instagram

Happy Halloween! :)
Halloween picture is taking shape, you guys are going to love it :)


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ASinglePetal Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave
My Commissions open if interested 
SaryDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Jees, thank you for boosting me! I was wery surprised, to be honest Meow :3 
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Star-hawks Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
I have a suggestion you don't even have to credit you can say it was your own and I'll be fine and you can take as long as you want. Here it is a Rainbow Dash Daybreaker fusion! The reason why I want this is because it would make the perfect pony. Rainbow Dash Athleticism and instinct plus Daybreakers Brain and life-experience it would be perfect! And it would look fucking awesome! Please I really want you to do it and I have no money and I'm letting you steal the idea I'll even delete this comment justttttttttttttt please?Kitty begging Bunny Emoji-80 (Pretty Please) [V4] CloudDesperate for Ziggles+Yami :begging: beg Begging Emote France (Begging to England) [V3]
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Mellodee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017   Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you for the fave :)
Have a great day!
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Iridae-DA Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Thank you ever so much for the watch. I hope I can remain entertaining. :)
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Tillie-TMB Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
WWT: Pershing Tank (Moving) 's for the watch!
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TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Hee hoo!
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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whitebearboy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, friend :)
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Star-hawks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
happy brithday!
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 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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Nightmare-Kaltes Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday.:D
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Pablonister Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
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!
:iconflutterpweezeplz::iconsaysplz:And we hope that you'll be at peace with yourself, too... and that the year ahead will be peaceful for you.
: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  Hobbyist Digital 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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schorpioen007 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Happy Birthday ^^
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Happy birthday!
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gxfan537 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Happy Birthday! *hugs you*…
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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave :D Glad you like it :holly:
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