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'STOP!' :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 3 0 Friendship is RAWR :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 4 1 Friendship Goals :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 5 3 My Little Dino :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 6 4 SURVEILLANCE :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 5 2 It's Been A Long, Long Time :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 2 0 PSALM - Self Portrait :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 1 0 PSALM :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 4 1 Volcano Escape :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 6 2 I DON'T LIKE BULLIES :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 6 4 LITTLE LETHAL :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 6 3 THE BANNER AND BATTLE CRY :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 4 0 SPLINTER CROWN :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 6 3 The Chancellor and Lady Natala :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 7 3 Beneath The Skypoles :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 2 1 His Dearest :icontheynamedherrheulea:TheyNamedHerRheulea 8 1
Only my favorite pieces are in my Featured folder. Please check my other folders for more art!


The Last Waffle :iconverauko:verauko 151 8 green_land :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 984 20 Mountaineering :iconaftertouch:Aftertouch 21 2 Kirijo Mitsuru :iconormille:Ormille 754 29 Ail :iconreykat:REYKAT 386 6 resurrection :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 1,445 25 Aloy :icontheminttu:TheMinttu 1,129 17 In charge :iconpheberoni:Pheberoni 591 17 Martyr :icontheminttu:TheMinttu 710 17 Beauty and The Beast. Don't leave me... :iconliigaklavina:LiigaKlavina 672 32 howl :iconreykat:REYKAT 435 4 The Silver Eye - Bhatair and the Mountains :iconlaurahollingsworth:LauraHollingsworth 175 12 ICE WAR :iconmusicalfire:MusicalFire 4 2 A Curious Photograph of a Lady from Another Time :iconrosy-clockomaton:rosy-Clockomaton 202 38 The Old Republic :iconmeridiangraydraws:MeridianGrayDraws 7 0 Tintin :iconcoryosterberg:coryosterberg 207 10


First off, I want to say: Ah! What a dollface! She's so sweet. ^.^ The coloring is beautiful, very nicely blended. But there's no real ...

You did the angling of her face very nicely - it's hard to get that foreshortening right. The coloring is pretty, with the use of compl...


Stacia Joy
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Born on Good Friday in the Midwest, I grew up surrounded by forests and animals and thunderstorms that split the sky. Practically a wild-child, I survived mainly by crafting weapons out of sticks, making up characters to be my comrades, and adhering to a strict diet of cookies. After I grew up a little I relocated to New England to study illustration at RISD:CE. But not much else has changed.

I have been writing for nine years, and creating art for about as long. My focus is on speculative fiction and illustrations that explore themes of community/relationships, self-exploration, dry humor, and a fascination for the natural world. To learn more about my storytelling projects and novels, visit my website.


Small talk kills me. I'll take my coffee black, thanks. Yes, the hair is real.


I wish I could say I listened to something thematically relevant while painting this.
But it was mostly Barbie Girl, All The Single Ladies, and the soundtrack of ROCKY. 


Look! Got around to illustrating characters from THE PHOENIX THIEF and of course chose the moment of mortal peril! What else is new! So happy to finally get into digital painting for this project, however. I'm finally getting close to the style and content I originally envisioned for it, almost five years ago. 
My Little Dino
I pitched this illustration idea to my professor as 'Little girl with her pony vibe... but with a raptor". She bought it. 
Her name is Nancy, his is Trigger. More of them will appear in the near future. :D

EDIT: Tweaked some line, shadows, and the background
Bare Bones Collection by TheyNamedHerRheulea

"BARE BONES is a collection of poetry, prose, and freeform writings by author/illustrator Stacia Joy that peels back the thick skin of expectations, self-preservation, and societal norms in an attempt to honestly communicate what life with depression and PTSD is like; a glimpse through the stark lens of rediscovering emotional fluency that reveals the juxtaposition of pain and beauty in its rawest form."

Yes, I am finally beginning to share publicly the writings that have helped me process, and are currently helping me process, living with PTSD and the repercussions of (now mostly healed) depression. It's time. Silence doesn't change anything. 

Feel free to read along and either find camaraderie in your own battles, or walk a little way alongside the fighters, learn, and become an ally. 

Read the collection here:

Journal History


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verauko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! <3
ryuu-samazx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist
happy birthday Birthday cake  icon
TheyNamedHerRheulea Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
ryuu-samazx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist
you're welcome :)
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Stacia! :cake::dance::party: have a great day!
TheyNamedHerRheulea Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I did indeed have a great day. :) 
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XSol-StudiosX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello dear, I would be one of his friends in DA, I really like animals and nature, I see that you are a very talented person, hopefully I can parender both its so unique style, I like space science, the discovery in the field of science and technology, my favorite colors are red, black and gold
I see that you like giant robots? well I remember a series called Gundam Wing!
btw you are a very beautiful woman!

Which is your favorite movie ? :)
Do you like rock? Headbang Emoticon Nem Guitar blue  what is your favorite band?
TheyNamedHerRheulea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist

Oh, I have so many favorite movies. Some of my recent favorites are The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Iron Giant, and Captain America. 

And I've just recently begun listening to a band called Kaleo - really like their style! 
Saracia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!  I'm in love with your style of artwork.  It's so unique and different and fun!  I look forward to seeing more from you. :D
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