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.
I just wanted to thank you once again for your challenge and to tell you that you are an amazing person!
You create breathtaking art yourseld and inspire other people to keep going!
I'm always so happy to see your art on my feed and when you post those encouraging words it make me so happy. I hope you have a great day/night!