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[i am] cooley
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I 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. Thank you for visiting my gallery!


I am going to try really hard to get caught up on ALL my messages this weekend. Some of my responses will be two months late - but I don't want anyone to think I'm ignoring them!

Also super bowl - who are you rooting for?

The year 2015 is not starting well for me. With the oil industry tanking, jobs are getting scarce. I still have mine but I have seen a few firings and lay-offs over the past two weeks and it's making people nervous. I am confident I will be ok and remain employed where I am, but I did go ahead and apply for every project management job I felt qualified for within the company between the U.S., France, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.. I'm not expecting much from those applications, but at least I'm keeping my options open. *sigh*

There were two people I've been thinking about commissioning - but those had to be canceled. I've opened for commissions myself, but nothing so far. I'm not surprised, given the possibly tight times ahead. I've cut back a few other costs too, namely purchases via I moved some of my items into my wedding registry so that I won't be tempted to purchase them when there is a possibility of receiving them as a wedding gift in five months. My last two purchases were the new Downton Abbey and Game of Throne seasons. I figured I can rely on my video library and Netflix without needing cable or buying new movies.

What else? I changed my internet plan, which will hopefully allow me to get through a month without running over on the data. The next plan is $50 more a month, so I'm trying to avoid that. At least I have ways to entertain myself without having to spend additional money - video games like Destiny and the Master Chief Collection. I also have my art projects - all digital so no new supplies are necessary. I do have a couple of major projects I've kept on the backburner for months (one I've had on the backburner for years). In time maybe I'll whip those out and skip going anywhere on the weekends (no skiing for us this season!).

*sigh* Why is 2015 sucking so far?
Jackalope by cooley
My half of a trade with a friend; andigreyscale,  I hope you like it!
Grey jackalope, mulberry eyes, and dark antlers.
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 7; 5.5 hours; texture by Hibbary.

© Copyright 2014 Cooley. For more of my work, please visit
Images are deliberately posted in low resolution. If you wish to see detailed samples of my artwork, please contact me.
I just want to say I'm sorry I've been angry and posting a lot of blog garbage lately.

I will say this though - it's a sign that my anxiety has improved and I'm more open :) I will try to make an effort to be more constructive in future posts and less pissy about my life outside of art.

Also - if you have questions about anything - just ask. Writing here and making friends on this site has been a very positive experience. I am here more to make friends than to post crap. I may be slow in responses, but I read them all and enjoy it.

Thank you guys <3

Oh - and ADHD - it's really bad right now...not currently on medication and it's showing in the form of pure obnoxiousness (in case you are wondering). Apologies for this too.
Eye Face by cooley
Eye Face
I drew this one at about 2 AM.

Mouth Face by cooleyFunky Face by cooleySpike Face by cooley
I am open for sketch/headshot (bust) commissions in this style. Please contact me if you are interested.

Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, 3 hours.
Texture by resurgere

© Copyright 2014 Cooley. For more of my work, please visit

Images are deliberately posted in low resolution. If you wish to see detailed samples of my artwork, please contact me.



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Greykitty Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
I dunno why I didn't get around to re-watching you here yet.   BUT that has been fixed!
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+favlove: Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] by Jerikuto
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cooley Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Happy holidays!
TheTypeLord Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gaaaaaah you got a gorgeous gallery o.o
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