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rachaelm5

...needs 36-hour days.
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Dreams of Eden 02 finale by rachaelm5, visual art

Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
My Bio

I work as a mainframe computer techie to keep my cupboard full, but when I'm not wrestling z/OS I am a colored pencil fiend. My favorite subjects are dragons, space monsters, giant insects, and birdy-things.


Current Residence: In the vicinity of Kanas City, Missouri, USA

Favourite style of art: Traditional mediums and high-chroma stylized realism


Favorite Quote: I love it when a plan comes together...


Favourite Visual Artist
Dali, Wayne Barlowe, P. Craig Russell, Alex Milne, Alphons Mucha, Erte, Theresa Mather, Melody Pena
Favourite Movies
TRON: Legacy, Mirrormask, Transformers (ALL OF THEM), Marvel's cinematic universe + X-Men
Favourite TV Shows
Agents of SHIELD, Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Mannheim Steamroller, Hans Zimmer, Two Steps From Hell, 2Cellos
Favourite Books
Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, all things Cthulhu, fables/myths, Transformers and Hellboy comics, Dresden Files, Laundry Files
Favourite Writers
Lovecraft, Gaiman, Klarkash-ton, JK Rowling, Simon Furman, Mike Mignola, Jim Butcher, Charles Stross, Rick Riordan
Favourite Games
Big jig-saw puzzles, Chuzzle, word games like Boggle and Wordament
Favourite Gaming Platform
living room floor
Tools of the Trade
Watercolor, Prismacolor pencils and others, black ink pens, Photoshop, metallic paint pens, semiprecious stones and other embellishments
Other Interests
Bugs, birds, dragons, giant robots, space monsters, books, English grammar
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Last update: May 2020, but still good (01 Jan 2021). I have prints available for most of my artwork. I make my prints with an Epson P800 Surecolor printer, and I have some left over from my Epson 2200. The ink these printers use is archival, and the photo paper is acid-free. If the prints are kept dry and out of direct sunlight, they will last at least eighty years. My prints are all limited editions, and are numbered in series of either 50 or 150. Each print will be signed and numbered. All prints are matted, and the measurements below represent the mat size, not the image size. The image size will vary from title to title, but will be of a size appropriate to the matting. The mats are designed to work with standard American frame sizes. All matted prints are in protective plastic art bags. Not all sizes are available for all artwork. For example, if the original art is only 5x7 inches, I don't typically make the print images larger than that. However, I am willing to make them
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Hmmm... I'm having trouble adding my new work to groups. I'm given a list with about a third of my groups when I hit the "Add to Group" icon, and I can't see a way to get to the rest of my groups without going to each group's individual URL and manually adding my work there. Not convenient if one is a member of umpty-eleven groups. Some of the groups in the list that the system provides are groups of which I am no longer a member, so the options that *are* provided are not up to date, either. I haven't found a way to type in group names like I have always done with the older version of DA. Has anyone played with some of the buttons and gotten all of your groups to show up, or a way to type in the group names like we used to? Not the widget for one's main page - I mean through the "Add to Group" icon. I've opened a ticket with the helpdesk, but I know they're up to their eyebrows in problems and it may be a while before I hear back from them. I've looked at this
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Last update: May 2020, but still good (01 Jan 2021). I have prints available for most of my artwork. I make my prints with an Epson P800 Surecolor printer, and I have some left over from my Epson 2200. The ink these printers use is archival, and the photo paper is acid-free. If the prints are kept dry and out of direct sunlight, they will last at least eighty years. My prints are all limited editions, and are numbered in series of either 50 or 150. Each print will be signed and numbered. All prints are matted, and the measurements below represent the mat size, not the image size. The image size will vary from title to title, but will be of a size appropriate to the matting. The mats are designed to work with standard American frame sizes. All matted prints are in protective plastic art bags. Not all sizes are available for all artwork. For example, if the original art is only 5x7 inches, I don't typically make the print images larger than that. However, I am willing to make them
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I really love you're artwork. The yautja (predators) are my favorite aliens.💖

Thanks! I dig 'em, too. Have since the second Predator movie came out in the early 90s. Mandibles forevah!

*reads thingy below name*

Well, I found someone who feels the sen about that.

By the way, your art is awesome! Keep up he great art girl!

Quick Q before I go..

Is this digital or hand drawn? You don't have to reply if you don't want to.

Thanks very much!


I work primarily with traditional mediums, but do a little touch-up in Photoshop. I am an artist who enjoys getting her hands dirty. :D

Honestly, I two feel like I need 36 hour days lol.

Btw, keep up the amazing work! Your drawings are amzing!

I know, right? This 24-hour day nonsense has gone on too long! Ugh, and I have to spend a third of that *sleeping*. :giggle: Thanks for your kind compliments!