About Ariel

Visual poet.

I’m alive.

so, I have my new lenses and they seem to work fine, but my eyes still get too tired when I focus on computer work for too long. so I decided to avoid it, mainly at night. anyway, I have a few books to finish reading and need to put some workshops together too! to tell the truth these last days have found me a little lethargic and lost. it’s being a little hard to work for the show. I’m living a bit of a crisis concerning to my style […]

and the winner is….

number 2: Matouš Svěrák (Deviantart) I received 15 entries, and it was hard to draw only one number!! thanks to each one of the participants for their interest and for all the sweet words. you are fabulous folks. I plan another giveway for the Autumn Equinox, not sure if I’ll be able to draw another portrait, though, but we’ll see. let me know if there are interest in discounts on originals and portraits, so I can also include some good discounts in the giveaways. congratulations, Matous! I’ll be contacting you […]

Solstice giveaway!!

as I promised a few days ago, to celebrate my birthday (today!) and the Summer Solstice I decided to present you, followers and friends, with a special gift. this is my way to say “thank you” for all the love and support I’ve been receiving, as both explicitly and silently. I will be doing a giveaway of an 8.5 x 12 full color Astroportrait (a $200 value), which is a fine art customized portrait inspired on your astrological profile – for the ones who are not familiar with that, please […]

work in progress: The Calling 3

feeling a little handicapped since my laptop cable broke inside. no way to use it until the new cable arrives, what may happen next week. I can’t access my softwares and reference pictures and other important stuff for a while. fortunately I have the family desktop available at least to read and answer emails. but as there are bad things that come for good (pretty much all of them, I’d say,) I can now catch up with my readings and give some deserved rest to my poor eyes, that have […]

Persephone 4

Watercolor and pencil on illustration board,10 x 82009s o l d Model: Adhara Batul In Greek mythology, Persephone was the goddess of the underwold and of the Spring growth. Daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, she was abducted by Hades and taken to the land of the dead. By a determination of the Fates, she was forced to stay for two seasons each year after eating pomegranates seeds, thus becoming consort of Hades and queen of the underworld. The painting depicts her sorrow after having the seeds.