Entangling | Digital Painting by Raederle


by Raederle Phoenix

This is one of my favorites. I love the colors, the composition, the creativity... I don't think it shows my full capabilities, but I believe it is my best overall work or near to it at this time; (I'm writing this January 2012, just a few days before my 23rd birthday on the 30th of the month).

Entangling is actually a 'scene' in a fantasy novel I was writing in 2009 and 2010 (called "Moons of Blood" originally, and then "Daughter of Crystals" after some serious revisions). It is a story I may or may not ever finish editing and publish.

Part of the "head piece" in this painting was taken from Bionic Dryad, as shown in the first part of this video.

And without further ado, Entangling:

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.
It is because of this that I'm writing my own life as a series of autobiographical novels. If this interests you, please sign up at left and visit my patreon page for exclusive access to my personal revelations, diary entries and autobiographical novels as I'm writing them. You'll also get a lot of other awesome perks, which you can read about here: www.patreon.com/Raederle.