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Delen - Orchid Mantis by sylessae, visual art


Suriel - Lapis Lazuli by sylessae, visual art

Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio

Hi there! I'm Sylessae. I paint pretty fantasy ladies and encourage others to follow their dreams.

I am a New York City freelance digital artist, proud member of the Deviantart Collective and a Twitch Partner. I began my professional art adventure in 2016 and when I picked up a Wacom tablet pen for the very first time I knew there was no turning back. A majority of my artwork revolves around fantasy characters with a focus on color and wonder.

I wasn't always working as an artist, however. For the first half of my life I was in and out of jobs that left me uninspired and constantly told art wasn't a career despite it filling nearly every facet of entertainment in our lives. I even quit doodling as a hobby - sad, I know. Not only was my creative spirit crushed, I thought there was no way I’d ever be able to follow ANY of my dreams if this, the biggest dream younger me ever had, wasn’t possible.

It wasn't until I returned to art in 2016 (thanks to the encouragement of a very, very dear friend) that I discovered the world of digital art and fantasy characters. I knew then it was time to chase that old, long forgotten dream. I worked two jobs while I taught myself art and carved my own creative path, a path that strayed far from the traditional, studio artist; it was an immensely challenging situation - a challenge that I’m so grateful to have faced for the lessons it taught me.

Now I spend my time with the online art community on deviantart, twitch and twitter, creating content that's funded all of you generous souls and connecting with other fellow creatives. What a humbling experience, meeting all these incredibly inspiring people and expressing myself in ways I have never been able to do before.

Creativity is possible in anyone. The person who tells you otherwise simply can’t imagine a beautifully painted future - a future I know you’re more than capable of painting for yourself given the right tools. Whether you are an art collector, a hobbyist or someone looking for a career in art, I hope that, if nothing else, you leave my page today feeling inspired to embark on your own creative adventure. I’m right here with you.

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Tools of the Trade
Wacom Cintiq Pro 32

Deviousness Award

sylessae embodies everything we look for in a Deviousness recipient. She is a fantastically talented artist, whose gallery is filled with beautifully strong characters. She is a champion for the DeviantArt community, taking time to share insights, tips, tutorials, and even her art, which she gifts to community members during her popular Junequest event. As a self-taught artist, she knows the struggles of creative blocks, finding resources, and lack of support for those wanting to pursue art and she appears to be on an endless journey to encourage others to follow their own creative dreams—no matter how big or small. Her positivity is boundless and we are overjoyed to be awarding Deviousness for July 2022 to sylessae.
Awarded Jul 2022
You see a blue-gold crystal buzzing with energy, calling for your attention... The moment your fingers find its cool, smooth surface, a creature emerges from within in an explosion of glittering smoke - one of complete wisdom and beauty. What knowledge do you seek? LAPIS LAZULI: SURIEL - DRAW THIS IN YOUR STYLE Suriel is part of our Crystal Series and is based on the stone Lapis Lazuli! HOW TO ENTER: Draw Suriel (Lapis Lazuli) in your style! Post your entry to DeviantArt with the tag: #SurielDTIYS Mention me (@sylessae) in your deviation description so I can see your beautiful illustrations! PRIZES There will be ONE first prize winner and FIVE runner ups. The first prize winner will receive: Two (2) 1-hour mentorship lesson with Sylessae OR one (1) custom sketch portrait Mystery Print Art Pack DeviantArt Core Feature in a follow up journal The five runner-ups will receive: Mystery Print Art Pack DeviantArt Core Feature in a follow up journal DEADLINE The challenge will
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Painting some crystalline horns. c: Come hang out uwu?
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Painting a gorgeous ice dragon today Come keep me company while I paint c: Possibly maybe a special guest uwu??
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Happy New Year! :)


belated :oops: but sincere wishes for a happy birthday! :)

Happy Birthday!

Hello Sylessae, happy birthday 🎂 I’m wishing you happiness and peace on your special day ^ ^

also, I read your bio, and I am left feeling inspired to follow my dreams all the more, from your words, and your example, I have been striving forward to become a game concept artist

Thank you so much for the fragment

You're welcome!

Beautiful work! Really happy to have come across it. I wish you great things! 🌹

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