Mystical Women | Digital Painting by Raederle

Mystical Women

November 2008 to March 2010
by Raederle Phoenix

My forays into digital painting were tentative at first. I took the pencil drawings and added color with little change to the original pencil work.

Some examples of this work, spanning from late 2008 to early 2010...:

Barcode Girl
by Raederle Phoenix, November 2008

Beautiful Exile
by Raederle Phoenix, May 2009

by Raederle Phoenix, September 2009

Elven Warrior
by Raederle Phoenix, January 2009

by Raederle Phoenix, March 2010

These early works were great learning experiences and a lot of fun. At the time I had little understanding of how far I would be able to go with digital painting. I still clung to the absurd idea that phenomenal art was for other people... But that it couldn't possibly be something that I could create. Sometimes it is a real blessing to be proven wrong.

~ Raederle
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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