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From digital and traditional art to poetry and prose, plus a little dabbling in photography to boot!

Also: A note. Drawing styles and the quality of art seems to fluctuate between terrible and bearable.


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actually on a mini hiatus, brb until after this semester's done ;A;




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While studying art

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 12:39 PM
The story begins with:

I realize that I want to express things in my own art.  Changes, to be specific.

Lately I've been largely dissatisfied with my work, with the exception of my commissions.  My commissions are always meant to interpret the visions of others, but what of my own?

I've realized as I riffle through my work lately that I've fallen into a rut of sorts.  Pretty digital busts, yes, but lately I see  little beyond that.  I keep looking back on my older work (from when I was 15, dear god!  I was more expressive back then than I am now, even though I'm better equipped right now!) and I'm much happier with the content of my work back then.

Too much decoration and prettiness, I say.   I'm going to take a long break from just plain portraiture.  I'm literally going to force myself into trying out the following:

  • Lighting practice
  • Landscape
  • Perspective
  • Emotive paintings
  • Scenes
  • Hell even still lifes, about damn time

Currently I'm in a 19th century art history course and we're on the 1890s now, with the Symbolists and all the turmoil of the Post-Impressionists.  Maybe it's because of all of this talk of Baudelaire's modern painter and how artists "should reflect the modern state of society" that I'm feeling the threshold of a subject change again.

I wonder what they'll call this movement in fifty years.  What exactly categorizes the art of the new millennium and how do I play a part, if even?

Every time I'm unsettled by my art, I get excited when I realize I've fallen into a rut because it means it's time to move on and experiment with something new.  

Granted I won't quit the subject matter I normally do (OCs, fantasy, semi-realistic anime-esque, roses, lace, fabric, etc and fanart stuff), but I'm going to try to expand my horizons.  

I mean, just a quick glance at my gallery and journals and you'd know even as a stranger that I'm an internal person.  XD  As a fun fact, I'm an INFJ, and I like to call myself the social open introvert.  With all this introspection and exploration of characters as keystones in my psyche, I think... I'm done.  Not done growing, but for now, I'm finally in a place where I'm comfortable with myself and no longer need to obsessively depict characters in my head in an attempt to convey personal emotions.  In the past two years I've grown and changed exponentially, though I'm still very much me C:  I have to update the things I draw with what I see!

I find that the older I get, the happier and the more peaceful I am.  I can cleanly say I'm no longer depressed and I have a good hold on the occasional anxiety and suicidal thoughts--who doesn't get them these days, what with the way media exposes this to us and conditions us to believe a mental illness makes us "special"?  But I've found that the calmer I am, the more preoccupied I am with actual day to day living, like my friends, my tasks, my goals, my homework, etc.  The more this happens the less I introspect, and the less I introspect, the less I produce, well, "interesting" art.

Time for a bit of a change. 

First on this list is Lighting.  Man, if you ever take a look in my gallery, you'll notice I'm pretty terrible with it.  Aside from frontal or off-camera soft white lighting, I can't do sunsets, or even plausible night scenes, or glows, or dark shadows.  I know I draw well and I know I paint well but put light into the question, and... Yikes!  I need some practice.  Next is scene and perspective.  I want to be an illustrator so I'm going to have to do my research and practice, practice, practice!

...Okay, okay, so I have one or two paintings queued to do still, uh, in my usual style, but I'll try to transition nicely into some experimentation Cx

birds of a feather by Sorelliena Sketches- $10-35 USD
Magical girl by Sorelliena Inks - +at least $4 on top of Sketch price
Valentine by Sorelliena Digital - $25-65
Finch by Sorelliena Traditional- $25-65 + Shipping fee

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Sophia Luo
Artist | Digital Art
Sor-Rell-Lee-Na, I think.

I am a twenty-year old student at the University of Toronto studying Art, Art History, and French.... and I have been on this website for a good chunk of my life now. I'm Canadian-born Chinese and I'd like to say that I'm a good blend of both my cultures. Please feel free to chat with me in Chinese (preferably Mandarin pin yin, because my recognization of zi is absolutely horrific), English, or French!

In my gallery you will find tonnes of different mediums and usually really bright or dramatic colours and even more monochrome shenanigans. I quite like digital painting, acrylic painting, pencils and pencil crayons. I also enjoy writing, roleplaying, sewing, piano, and violin, and sometimes I can't quite decide which kind of art I should focus on!

Generally I'm kinda giggly and I have a strange tendency to talk to myself. But I say that the more voices, the merrier, non?

I do not take requests or point commissions, but I take Paypal commissions and certain art trades.


Hello all C: I opened an Instagram account this month~ 


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Lilith-the-5th Mar 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The 27th or March was the hug day :D Unfortunately I'm a bit late, but I wanted to take the chance to hug you, Sophia, for your friendship and support!:glomp: If everything goes fine, we'll have the chance to hug in about a month:giggle: Although I'm shy in person!:lol:
Sorelliena Mar 30, 2014   Digital Artist
WAAAAAAAHHH HUGGING BACK!  oh my god I'm um kind of... loud?  D:  I'M SORRY

I also have a badly-scarred face ._.  acne and all that.  I hope to tell you this so you won't meet me and be like "HOLY SHIT SHE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HER PHOTOS".  Because I don't really look like my photos.  Just saying.  XD
Lilith-the-5th Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ahah no you're not loud! At least I also am quite loud so I don't mind at all :D

And and and--- I actually have some little bits of acne on my face, so I hope I won't shock you in either way xDDD
I'm especially worried about not being capable to keep up listening to you talking in English, to be honest. My listening capabilities dropped after finishing high school. SO PLEASE BEAR WITH ME ASKING TO REPEAT SLOWLY:laughing:
It'll be so fun!:la: Guess what- I've also found something I had made for you in the latest years. Lale's sketch (the headshot) and Colleen's (the half body) so I'm definitely bringing them to you :D
Sorelliena Apr 2, 2014   Digital Artist


I speak relatively clearly and slowly C:  at least, that's what I'm told.  Oh don't worry, my whole family doesn't speak English ^^; so I'm totally used to having to repeat and I don't really care if you ask me more than once, ok?  :D
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Anths95 Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Seriously, thank you so much, you have no idea how happy that made me ;~; 
Sorelliena Mar 5, 2014   Digital Artist
LOL ANTHONY OMG I was wondering why I didn't watch you in the first place!  You have super cool drawings O_O I don't even know how you do all that detailing in your cars omg...
Anths95 Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously?! Oh my gosh wow ;~; Thank you so much, I can't believe you like my art, I don't consider myself within about 100 miles of your level! And thank you very much, it just takes a lot of patience, time, and really, really anal attention to detail :P 
xDream3 Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch =D
Thanks for the Llama.
tsuku-sama Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!! Happy Birthday little beauty! You're wonderful and I hope you keep bringing us your precious art. May this new year of your life will bring more experience! Hugs and kisses!
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