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Ginny by Firelit-Inspiration Ginny :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 2 0 St. Haido of Halkidiki by Firelit-Inspiration St. Haido of Halkidiki :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 6 2 The Whole Armor of God by Firelit-Inspiration The Whole Armor of God :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 25 14 In this Masquerade by Firelit-Inspiration In this Masquerade :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 11 0 Regeneration by Firelit-Inspiration Regeneration :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 22 10 It's-a me! by Firelit-Inspiration It's-a me! :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 1 0 Art Trade: Synesthetic Unity by Firelit-Inspiration Art Trade: Synesthetic Unity :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 29 10 Draw It Again: Dreams of Flight (New version only) by Firelit-Inspiration Draw It Again: Dreams of Flight (New version only) :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 20 6 Shining Down Upon You by Firelit-Inspiration Shining Down Upon You :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 4 0 Treading the Snow by Firelit-Inspiration Treading the Snow :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 4 0 Banana Slug by Firelit-Inspiration Banana Slug :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 2 0 Peekaboo. by Firelit-Inspiration Peekaboo. :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 1 0 Egad! A snake!! by Firelit-Inspiration Egad! A snake!! :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 1 0 Rice Paper Feeding by Firelit-Inspiration Rice Paper Feeding :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 5 0 Lacewing and Monarch by Firelit-Inspiration Lacewing and Monarch :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 3 2 Moon Jellies by Firelit-Inspiration Moon Jellies :iconfirelit-inspiration:Firelit-Inspiration 3 0

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Blue Heron. DSCN0099, with story by harrietsfriend Blue Heron. DSCN0099, with story :iconharrietsfriend:harrietsfriend 37 1 Steller's Jay by kookybat Steller's Jay :iconkookybat:kookybat 21 4 *And Now for Something Completely Different by harrietsfriend *And Now for Something Completely Different :iconharrietsfriend:harrietsfriend 58 2 Schade by SuzanneMonster Schade :iconsuzannemonster:SuzanneMonster 20 4 Fantastic Beasts and how to find them fanart[cute] by kIRYSlPL002 Fantastic Beasts and how to find them fanart[cute] :iconkiryslpl002:kIRYSlPL002 14 0 UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Migs-Amparo UNFINISHED BUSINESS :iconmigs-amparo:Migs-Amparo 118 51 Amur tiger by AnnaShell Amur tiger :iconannashell:AnnaShell 49 4 The little Panda by FurkanHolmes The little Panda :iconfurkanholmes:FurkanHolmes 150 31 Alison Elizabeth Hayes by jordanwalkerartist Alison Elizabeth Hayes :iconjordanwalkerartist:jordanwalkerartist 133 22 Over the clouds - 31 days by Nanahii Over the clouds - 31 days :iconnanahii:Nanahii 107 4 Alices by ThePandoraDA Alices :iconthepandorada:ThePandoraDA 172 18 [DGM] Don't let this kiss to be the last one by GazeRei [DGM] Don't let this kiss to be the last one :icongazerei:GazeRei 227 55 giant balancing rock by Gods-Creation giant balancing rock :icongods-creation:Gods-Creation 59 32 We Will Rise Again by rhunel We Will Rise Again :iconrhunel:rhunel 53 26 Hidden Helper by Rogue-Ranger Hidden Helper :iconrogue-ranger:Rogue-Ranger 24 18 Jesus Christ by lauraefe Jesus Christ :iconlauraefe:lauraefe 13 7

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Sun Apr 16, 2017, 12:20 PM
My apologies once again for the lack of updates for a while. I ran into a bit of a snag with my personal growth in my artistic skill as of recently that has significantly affected my ability to draw something the precise way I've envisioned it. I have so many ideas and a very detailed and vivid vision for each of them, but because my skill isn't quite to that level yet, it has quite limited me as to what I can create right now. What I need especially right now is to learn to draw the male figure (right now my strongest ability is the female figure), and to learn to draw freely at different perspectives (top-down, bottom-up, and various poses). I thought about taking some drawing classes, but the big courses in my area or online are pretty expensive and a bit beyond my husband and I's price range right now, and more importantly there would be very likely time constraints due to set class times conflicting with my sometimes varying work schedule. So, to meet myself halfway and still be able to significantly develop my skill and ability as an artist, I decided to print out and utilize various tutorials I've found on pinterest and also to continue just drawing what I can draw right now of my ideas and learning by constant practice. I may also eventually invest in one of the smaller PDF-file manga drawing courses I found that is much more affordable for us at this time.

But, perhaps most importantly, I need to not let this lack of understanding stand in my way of doing what I love and what God has planned for me to do. So, to quote Matthew West, today is Day One for that.

Stay tuned for another Saint piece. This time I am planning to do my first digital piece in years. Please pray for me! :pray:

  • Listening to: Dream- My Will (Inuyasha Season 1 Outro)
  • Reading: Studying Various Manga Tutorials
  • Drinking: Vanilla Cashew Milk Steamer

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Firelit-Inspiration

Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
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The inspiration for my art comes from a relationship I have with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:10 writes that each of us is given a gift, that we may serve others as stewards of God's varied grace. I have been drawing since I was young, but since I've come to know the Lord, and after being received into the Greek Orthodox Christian faith, I now draw to bring others to Christ. My art style mainly roots from the manga style, as that is what I learned over the years. I also bake and cook, which I mainly use my Instagram account to post about.

Jesus Prayer Stamp by 1389AD Eastern Church lover stamp by DeathNyx I'm not ashamed by Nilopher STAMP- Jesus Freak by Kira-Ani-McGrath Logical Belief by XxDiaLinnxX Stamp-I'll Pray For You by Jazzy-C-Oaks I-love-my-husband STAMP by SheilaMBrinson Married Stamp by EvilMaybe Thank You... by jennyleigh .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot I imagine with music Stamp by tastelessfate nocturnal artist eh... by AxiasAlexa Self taught artist - stamp by Eirene86 RED Band Stamp by AlfaFilly Disciple by ChadReaser Skillet Stamp by Hinerin Britt Nicole Stamp (revised) by XxDiaLinnxX Stamp-TobyMac by Jazzy-C-Oaks Christian Rock Stamp by Dark-Khaos I love Cockatiels by WishmasterAlchemist Stamp- I love my Cockatiel by Sweety-Wanda Spring Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Autumn Stamp by Kezzi-Rose i love coffee stamp by RRRAI I love TEA stamp by RRRAI Coffee by loupdenuit Sweets by loupdenuit 19 by winterstamps Cupcake stamp by Mel-Rosey I Love Oreo stamp by sosogirl123 I Love Cheese Cake stamp by sosogirl123 I love pizza stamp by sosogirl123 Hotpot Love Stamp by wangqr Sushi Love Stamp by chikaex0tica I Love Cooking Stamp by Mirz123 Stamp: I love Pink by apparate Ribbons Stamp by milkyribbon Lavender Stamp by Xinoki
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Ginny
New version of my artist self portrait. Very happy with how this turned out 💕, especially considering that this is my first digital piece I've done in years. I really love using my tablet for drawing and I think this will be my main method now. Also, I kind of wish I had this shirt irl. Sadly I have not found one like it yet. 😅

Drawn using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen.
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Short Update

Sun Apr 16, 2017, 12:20 PM
My apologies once again for the lack of updates for a while. I ran into a bit of a snag with my personal growth in my artistic skill as of recently that has significantly affected my ability to draw something the precise way I've envisioned it. I have so many ideas and a very detailed and vivid vision for each of them, but because my skill isn't quite to that level yet, it has quite limited me as to what I can create right now. What I need especially right now is to learn to draw the male figure (right now my strongest ability is the female figure), and to learn to draw freely at different perspectives (top-down, bottom-up, and various poses). I thought about taking some drawing classes, but the big courses in my area or online are pretty expensive and a bit beyond my husband and I's price range right now, and more importantly there would be very likely time constraints due to set class times conflicting with my sometimes varying work schedule. So, to meet myself halfway and still be able to significantly develop my skill and ability as an artist, I decided to print out and utilize various tutorials I've found on pinterest and also to continue just drawing what I can draw right now of my ideas and learning by constant practice. I may also eventually invest in one of the smaller PDF-file manga drawing courses I found that is much more affordable for us at this time.

But, perhaps most importantly, I need to not let this lack of understanding stand in my way of doing what I love and what God has planned for me to do. So, to quote Matthew West, today is Day One for that.

Stay tuned for another Saint piece. This time I am planning to do my first digital piece in years. Please pray for me! :pray:

  • Listening to: Dream- My Will (Inuyasha Season 1 Outro)
  • Reading: Studying Various Manga Tutorials
  • Drinking: Vanilla Cashew Milk Steamer

Journal entry before I Zzzzz

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 10:14 PM
Ahh, Monday nights. 2016 NaNoEmo - #12 Relaxing Love 'em. The night before my weekly Tuesday off. My husband and I got some almond milk lattes and vegan strawberry galettes and now we're at home again chllin'. One of my favorite parts of the week.

I got something really cool last week. My 7-year-old laptop was on its last leg and was at the point of barely working at all, what with the battery that could barely hold a charge, running out of memory from running only a few programs, and running incredibly slow. So it was time for something new. I now own a Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen. I had my eyes on this tablet for quite a while but due to financial constraints we couldn't get one sooner. But now that I have one I'm not disappointed! It runs really well and is surprisingly ergonomic. Got a keyboard and stand to go with it too. And because it has the S Pen and runs on Wacom that means... I'm back in the digital art scene! :excited: rvmp That was one of the strongest things I was looking for in a new device, especially after the bad experience I had with Windows and graphic tablets. Years ago I had a horrible time trying to get not one but TWO different wacom tablets (a Create and an intuos5) to work properly on TWO different Windows 7 computers. They never worked reliably no matter what fixes I tried. Waaaah!  So when I read  a while back about being able to do digital art on regular (not graphic) tablets instead, I was like :squee: !  Of the best tablets for digital art, I was deciding between this one along with the Surface Pro 4 and the Apple iPad Pro. The other two though are super expensive by comparison and from what I was reading, you don't absolutely need a high-priced tablet to make great digital art. I also think that both Apple and Microsoft may be largely living off their name in asking for that much money for their devices. So, it was a fairly easy decision for the SGTAw/SP. Just being able to draw directly on a tablet reminds me of those Cintiq tablets I saw back in the day and always wanted, just to be able to draw directly on the screen. But now you can do that easily on a device that isn't just for drawing! How God has blessed us artists with what we need for doing the work He has set out for us! :heart: revamp 

I will admit though, I need to get re-used to drawing on something other than paper. I have Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on here right now since it's a pretty popular choice among artists, which I'll probably start practicing on soon. But if anyone has any recommendations of other drawing software apps that you've had good experience with, feel free to let me know!

Aaaand I'm already up later than I should be. Good night everybody! In Bed 

  • Watching: Youtube- Mr Max TV
  • Drinking: Water
St. Haido of Halkidiki
Finally. Took me forever to get this up here, but here it is: my first Saint piece. The story behind this one is that I was standing in church and I was gazing up at the icons as usual and I saw the icon of one female saint who particularly got my attention for reasons I couldn't explain. I can't read Greek well so I couldn't read her name. As time went on and every time I looked at her icon I more and more desired to learn who she is. Until finally one day I looked up at the Saint and I told her personally, "If I could just know your name, I promise I will tell your story in my art." That same day, I ran into a church friend of mine who does know Greek and she was able to identify her for me and even found her hagiography (the biography of a Saint), online for me. Then I kept my promise and drew her in my art style.

Her hagiography can be found here: www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2012/…
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Happy birthday :cake:
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Happy Birthday. 
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Happy birthday!
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rhunel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017   General Artist
Thanks for the fractal faves, have a wonderful week! -Debra
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Thank you for the fave!
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Thank you for watching me :heart: 
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Thank you for the watch! It really means a lot Chili Anime Emoji (Snuggy hug) [V2]

Hope you have a wonderful day ♥
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Firelit-Inspiration Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob! Hug 
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Thanks for the fractal fave! Have a great day!
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No prob!
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