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Your work on this is stunning but I hope, being an equestrian and equine artist, that I can provide something insightful! The figures a...

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Rising out of the ashes of what had been my life has been quite a challenge.  Although so much is gone, there is so much that survived.  So much of my art survived right here, on dA.  Some of it was stuff I was certain was gone for good.  Still searching for certain photos, but at least all my art isn't lost. :heart:
Finally got something done. My art has usually been a cathartic, healing activity for me in the bad times, but losing everything, including my beloved Border collie, really took it out of me. My muse hadn't just run off to Tahiti this time, she was dead. Just like everything. There was nothing but ash.

Then the suggestion was made to draw Shadow. It was agonizing at first, but then I remembered all those endearing traits of his as I drew. It became a healing activity once again. I can breathe again. Yes, my heart still aches from the loss, but it has helped put some of the worst emotions to rest.
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My Border collie Shadow. This was incredibly difficult, as I lost him when the house burned down. It took everything I had to start this. It has been a cathartic piece to do.
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Well, it's been just over a month since my home of the last almost ten years burned to the ground. I lost everything. At the end of the day, all I had was my truck, my little dog, my horse, and the clothes on my back. My Border collie died, my chickens were lost, and my entire life was gone, including a lifetime of art work. All because my neighbors appear to have been doing some nefarious business.

It's going to take some time to heal from this. It feels like I can't even draw right now, which really makes it so much worse. My art has always been my solace...
So I have discovered that dating and relationships is still the rotting shit storm it was when I exited 20+ years ago.  What I never expected was how ill prepared I was for it all.  Now that it has imploded, I'm licking my wounds and assessing what I did wrong.  Like, just about everything.  I am working on stitching up the gaping wounds and making myself whole again.  

Of course, this means new art in the works once I slow down long enough.  Three jobs are just way too many.  Need to fix this...

Ja-ne!

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Leita Stevens
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I started drawing horses at the age of five, and never looked back. Once I explored figure drawing, I really got into traditional media, particularly chalk pencils. Then, 8 years ago, my son got involved with Gaia and wanted me to do some art for him. I was very rusty, having been on a ten year hiatus from my artwork, but I decided to give it a try, drawing mostly things resembling anime. Shortly after that, came the digital drama...learning to use a tablet was a huge challenge, especially with a persnickety tablet! I finally got past all of that, and started watching what some of my favourite artists here were doing, such as Heise. Found great tutorials on digital work, and have been hooked every since. I do still do traditional work as well...;-)

Personal Quote: The crow said "Don't look..."
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dillian Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art still rocks! And you keep getting better. :o (Eek) 
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm still working on it.
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FooRay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Artist
just droppin by to say hi... feels like its been years. was lookin at some old art I had up and was like.. " wow, where did the time go?.. i used to take to some of these people like ALL the time! " heh. hope all is well.
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It has been a rough year, but I do try to keep up with what everyone is doing even when I'm not doing anything myself.  Sure do miss everyone, but should be getting some art done pretty soon.  Hope life is treating you well!
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XofHope Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Michael Praed, The crow and FFVII? I'm afraid I have no choice but to :+devwatch: you. ;)
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am honoured! Thank you! Need to get some new work up...have recently sworn off Facebook so should have more time...
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Great gallery!
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tariq12 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Lady, just fyi I put you down in my thanks section of the art book for your support and inspiration..:glomp:
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Raven207b Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thanks so much! I am honoured!!
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