vanessa gillings


Happy 2015 Everyone!

I know most people did their 2014 reviews yesterday, but I wanted to thank all of you for your support this past year. 2014 was a fairly quiet year for me, but in a good way. I worked harder in 2014 than I ever have before, in part because I finally know who I am a little bit more in terms of art, my career, my life, goals, and priorities. I feel like 2014 was a year of “becoming” – that I’m not quite there yet, but I made some serious strides in getting closer to who it is I’m meant to be.

A lot of that was made possible by all of your faith in me. All the likes, the reblogs, the sweet messages – they all inspire me to keep pushing myself to get better, to work even harder, and to continue to learn.

I still have a lot of hard work ahead of me, but I really feel somewhere deep in my bones that 2015 will be a good year for me (fingers crossed). But either way, thank you for making my 2014 a productive and happy one.

Love you guys!


Sorry for disappearing for over a month there.  The last few weeks have been…pretty crappy.  I think I needed to just bury myself in my work and ignore the world for a bit.  But!  I’m going to start posting again – starting with this witch’s house I meant to paint for Inktober but didn’t get around to in time.  It’s never too late for witches, right?

This is a little late in coming, but I wanted to make a painting to thank my amazing followers – all 32,000 of you!!  I meant to say thank you at 30k, but life has been super obnoxious and hectic lately.  If my apartment’s kitchen doesn’t spew my neighbor’s nasty rotten food water all over my floor anymore in my near future I’ll be (mostly) content. ;P

But anyway, when I have a bit more time, I intend to do another give away.  I’m thinking of holding another number guessing contest, but this time I’m going to give away a bunch of original fan art paintings (since I don’t sell fan art).  There will be some Steven Universe and Fantastic Beasts in the there, likely, so stay tuned and thank you all once again!!  You’re all the best!!!!