Bionic Dryad | Digital Painting by Raederle

Bionic Dryad

July through September 2009
by Raederle Phoenix

I change my mind a lot when I'm drawing.

I start out with one idea, which becomes another and then another and then another. Usually artists only show our finished artwork... However, this piece when through so many idea changes that I thought it might be interesting to share. I also learned a lot about what not to do when painting this.

Creating Bionic Dryad was a lot of fun, which I hope you can see in this video of its transformation:

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Raederle Phoenix
When reading, the most incredible things I've ever learned came from stories. Stories are more memorable. They create images and time-lines in our minds. They give us all the background information that lead up to a great moment, a great realization, a great break-through.
In reality, we only truly grasp ("grok") something through personal experience. We can not add to our experience through reading dry data. But we really can and do add to our experience with stories. The more detailed, authentic, and dynamic the story, the more there is for us to learn from it. The more it resonates with us and touches us, the more we retain what we've learned.
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