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About Varied / Hobbyist Mary Cate24/Female/United States Groups :icontraditional-art-only: Traditional-Art-Only
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Uh...Status update is that I am still in vet school and busy as can be?
Whiskers by Moonafleet
And the final piece that I did over winter break!

This is probably my favorite of the five. This was an awesome cat in the picture, and I'm really proud of how I brought its expression and personality into this particular painting. My friend commissioned this one from me for her uncle, whose cat had recently passed away (I seem to be doing more and more memorial pictures...). I know I didn't necessarily do the "traditional" watercolor method when it came to the white whiskers and eyebrows, but I like the effect so who cares haha. Masking those off would have been a pain in the butt. 

Sonia by Moonafleet
Next in the pieces I did over winter break! I basically did one a day while I was sick with a cold, so 5 in total isn't so shabby.

This is Sonia, the Golden Retriever of one of my classmates. Her friends commissioned me to paint her as a birthday gift, and I think it turned out really nice! She was thrilled by it, so all in all I'm content haha. It was fun to do a perspective I'm not so used to, and figuring out the fur was an interesting process. Overall I see how I could improve, but I'm also all right with how it ended up. :)

Ziggy by Moonafleet
Whoooo okay so school started back and I totally forgot to upload the rest of the art I did over break! I feel so silly.

This is a very small piece I did for my roommate of her family's dog that recently passed away. Ziggy was very loved by the entire family, so I was glad to give them something to remember her by, even if it is a small piece at only 5x7". 

Rico by Moonafleet
Another one of the commissions for winter break! I think I'll upload 2-3 a day so it's not overwhelming, there's 5 total. 

This is of my roommate's chinchilla who recently passed away. It was very unexpected and sad, and I had offered to draw him for her as a gift a while ago, so now I'm finally settling that IOU. He was a sweet little thing, and I hope I captured that well in this picture. 

Took about half a day. 

Next Chapter

Journal Entry: Mon May 12, 2014, 5:11 PM
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: Welcome to Night Vale
  • Reading: The Diviners
  • Watching: White Collar
  • Eating: Mom's cooking
  • Drinking: Blue Moon

So I maybe graduated from college this past Saturday.

Oh, and got into two vet schools and wait-listed at a third.

And I am definitely attending the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. :dance:

I should have updated this journal back when I found out I was accepted, but it was a pretty crazy time so it slipped my mind. At this point I've also already found an apartment and started making firm plans about the next year, but I'm also still ridiculously excited. This is a dream come true on so many levels. It's going to be ridiculously difficult, but I think it'll be worth it in the end. But for now I'm just going to enjoy my summer before the madness hits.

All the same, it was definitely bittersweet to be leaving Berry College, the place I've called home for four years. I already miss it, with its beautiful rolling fields and many, many deer. I am especially missing the barn where I worked, and the nearly 80 horses that I took care of there. They were all my babies by the end. I know all of their names, their histories, their personalities. It's harder than I could have ever imagined to leave them, especially the ones that worked their ways into my heart the most. I know I'll go visit eventually, but in the meantime I just hope that others will give them the love they deserve. 

Dammit, I got sappy on this journal entry. I guess I'm still not over all of this change. Hopefully I'll have some art coming up instead, maybe even something that's not a pet portrait, hah.

Hope everyone's doing well!


Mary Cate
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
A veterinary student with a side-interest and passion for art.

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SpiteSireII Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Thanks for the llama. ♥
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome to :iconendangered-birds:!
Moonafleet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
RachellovesLOTR Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome :)
0bsidio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like your gallery :heart: :+fav:
Moonafleet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
Shanachie05 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! *watching*
Your art is so amazing!  Makes me wanna draw and ink and paint again.  Your gift is ... "Incredible" is such a weak, inadequate word.  But comes close.  :)
Moonafleet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, this is such a wonderful compliment. You're making me blush! :faint:
But seriously, thank you so much. I appreciate so much that you enjoy what I do. <3 It's so encouraging.
nativecentaur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm Valery from Eqcetera, you've been watched! ^-^
Moonafleet Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh hello Valery! Thank you so much for the watch. :heart:
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