My name is Valerie Gershman, and I’m the founder here at Dragonstorm Studios. Welcome! I’ve got three passions of note: architecture, art, and costuming. This site will focus on the latter two.
With art, I specialize in fantasy and science fiction genres. Traditional media is my game: I work with coloured pencils, acrylics, and inks to get the job done. I’ve been in the art scene for over a decade now, honing my skills with every new project.
With costumes, I build props of all kinds, with a specialization in foam. Fantasy, science fiction, dystopian? I’m your smith. Each prop is wholly unique – hand painted, carefully crafted, and I use all sorts of materials and sometimes electronics to make it as awesome as possible. That’s what we want after all! While I’ve been making my own Halloween costumes for years, I started crafting a bit more professionally around 2011.
The best part about all of this is that I’m always learning something new. It’s a pleasure to learn new techniques, work with different materials, and just keep improving.
If you have any questions or comments, I may be reached through email (Link that way –>) or through my many social media/gallery websites.
Hope to hear from you! Thank you for your time! 🙂