Icaron, also known as Gryphius, (born Benjamin Thomas, January 7, 1994) is an MLP and furry artist currently living near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their primary specialty is transformation art. Icaron has participated in the furry fandom since 2003 and been an active artist since 2008.
Fursona and Characters
Icaron's fursona, Arvid, is a feral gryphon, they also use several other characters regularly such as Camber, an enfield, and Saga, a pegasus. These characters all frequently feature in their transformation works.
Background and Education
Icaron holds a bachelor's of History from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL the town of their birth. Currently they are completing a Masters degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on rare book conservation and special collections management. Icaron first became acquainted with the furry fandom through the Transformation Story Archive and Transfur in 2003/2004, then later through Deviantart and Furaffinity beginning in 2005 and 2007 respectively, although their most recent and active Furaffinity account, Icaron, was created in 2012.
Art and Medium
Much of the drawings made by Icaron are digital, utilizing Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet, though they sometimes utilize traditional means to accent their digital work, or to create completed works, with the primary medium being watercolor. They first began drawing in 2008, doing general anthropomorphic art and fanart of the Silverwing TV series before branching further afield into MLP in 2010 and transformation in 2011.
- Icaron's DeviantArt profile. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
- Icaron's Furaffinity profileRetrieved August 1, 2016.
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