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[i am] cooley
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art

Figaroo avatar by MrcrapinsonI am Cooley – freelance fantasy illustrator and outdoor enthusiast.

I work full time (project management) and only do art for fun, which means my schedule is all over the place. However, I always appreciate feedback and will respond to comments, as well as make an effort to view others' art and leave comments.


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15 Projects and Lots of Stress

Journal Entry: Thu May 14, 2015, 1:07 AM
Hi guys - sorry for my absence - the last two weeks have been very stressful. My fiance was laid off and we are rejigging our finances to compensate. Additionally, my work is laying off a lot of people - the company is on its fifth round of layoffs this year. That said, I've made it, woo! However, I'm seeing friends going away and I'm inhereting their work. On one hand it feels great to be valued and trusted with work and problem solving, on the other hand it's awkward b/c I'm now managing ~15 projects and remaining employees are seeing someone (me) getting lots of work and being gainfully employed (for the time being) while they are being laid off. Like I said, it's been pretty stressful lately.

In other news, I'm working with a friend to totally revamp, which will offer direct print sales and a much, MUCH better interface. I'll be announcing it when it goes live.

Happysorry and I have been talking lately about Taum work. When not working on commissions, I'm going to start drawing some taums for auctions. I'm REALLY excited about this opportunity and the fact she is trusting me with her character design. If you haven't seen taums, go see!

I have two commissions lined up and will be working on those as well. I apologize for the delay, I had no idea one of us would be losing a job and having a cow. I'm working on my mindfulness and taking one day at a time.

In fact, it's time for my evening meditation session. -peace :)

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Safe Place by cooley
Safe Place
Edit: Added additional lighting to loon/lake bottom.

This is a [very] personal project that I've been working on between commissions and such. After 10 months, I have finally finished it. The original is larger and I'm using it to make a canvas print for my home, and am offering it as a print in my DeviantART print shop as well.

To see a progression of this image from start to finish, click here. Image completed entirely in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

© Copyright 2015 Cooley. For more of my work, please visit


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Antiquity-Varmint Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, I do greatly appreciate it. Thanks again! Have fun watching me! 
Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
cooley Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you. I needed a hug :)
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
And all the favs.
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