Another new page for the Depressing Faerie Letters. It was originally meant to be based on the Illustration Friday theme again (this week: Impatience), but i'm already pretty happy with I is for Idle and ended up doing opposites instead - the impatient little fae, whose tiny wings haven't yet developed enough for her to fly up and grab a snack, and the oh-so-patient bean-nathair.
This, incidentally, is one reason why the fae tribe featured in M is for Modify consider snakes to be a problem. While a normal snake has no ethical problems with eating any small creature it can catch - including wee fae - the shapeshifting bean-nathair are much more devious about how they catch their supper. A somewhat hungry bean-nathair will just munch on any fae which crosses her path. A very hungry bean-nathair will hold a fae-child hostage until someone notices the child missing, and then will have the whole search party for dinner. Someone hasn't quite got around to warning this particular little girl of such a danger, apparently
Keelan Rosa, Pennsylvania Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement
Keelan Rosa first became interested in art when he was two years old and has been fascinated by art, illustration, and design ever since (the unhealthy obsession with all things sci-fi came a bit later). He's especially fond of figure art, and the challenge which goes along with trying to show a complex personality in a simple image.
Keelan was trained in traditional media but prefers working with a combination of traditional and digital media. He has also worked in a variety of subjects and styles, but is currently focused on finding the union between humans and other aspects of nature.
Started with pencil-scribbles at the kitchen table, then studied at Sue Hand's Imagery throughout most of his school years. Keelan also spent all of two years as an art major at Syracuse University and Sage College before dropping out of art school to study business (aka, How to Make Enough Money to Continue Being an Artist). He still attempts to learn new art techniques on a regular basis, but this now comes primarily in the form of ImagineFX magazines instead of studio classes.
Website - You can see larger versions of Keelan's artwork at his main site, illo.KeelanRosa.com - and can even get some cool freebies while you're there.