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This is stunning in its subtlty. A creature that I can believe in.  One assumes it is embryonic, and yet its wispy umbilical chord looks severed. I would accept
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I've seen some truly fantastic prints on :devart: in my time here, some of which I would absolutely love to have for my wall...unfortunately :dollarus: doesn't allow me to buy many :sniff:




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I've been gone for way too long...

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 5, 2013, 4:37 PM
Facebook l Myspace l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me

:: Current Stuff ::


Again, it's been ages since I have been on :devart:
A lot has happened since April...and that is a serious understatement.

Brief version:
I am happy - happier than I have been in a very long time - I'm just busy with work, kids and bills.
It's not easy doing it all yourself, but it's getting done - however slowly.

Over the next few weeks, I will be updating my gallery with...gah...6 months worth of images - and then some. I hope to post 3 - 4 a day so that it won't take too long for me to catch up. My blog and other sites/galleries are woefully behind and with work going as it has, I have scarcely had the time to keep up with all of them. I am hoping to get back to square before too long and be able to regularly post on a daily, or at least weekly basis again like I used to.

In other news, this is the 6th time I have submitted this - at least - so apologies if you're receiving this multiple times...but I HATE the new (or should I say current, as it's probably NOT new) journal system and want to kill someone right now...

I hope that all of you are doing well and that the holiday season is being good to you.

Apologies in advance for the forthcoming spamming of the account, lol, and wish me luck!



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V. Nicharico
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
My name is Valarie Nicharico, but most folks call me Vaia as that has been my "name" online and off for over 20 years now.

I am a freelance graphic artist, specializing in character creation for roleplayers, gamers and writers. My passion is being able to bring another person's original characters to life for them be it as a full scene portrait or pinup.

I also create custom wedding invitations & cards, photo retouching and editing, and memorial angel portraits for pets and loved ones.

Commissions are almost always open and everything I do is based on the owners direction. For more information, please visit my blog at

Where to find me

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Just a quick note...

I want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who has added my work to their favorites, or who has added me to their watch lists! I very much appreciate your support, as that's what keeps me coming back here! If I can't return the thanks personally, please let me extend it in advance! :heart:

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coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

Happy Birthday Vaia!

I wish you a wonderful day with your family. May the coming year be filled with joy, health and prosperity. Your artworks are filled with outstanding dynamic lights and shadows. We admire your muse and talent.



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LoveLatex64 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Happy birthday!! 🎂🍧🍦
Jasperinity Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016
Happy birthday! :D
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

Hope you have a great day!
Fredy3D Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016   Digital Artist
:wave: Happy Birthday! =D
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