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DEEP ROOTS by StaciaJoy DEEP ROOTS :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 3 0 WILLING TO DIE by StaciaJoy WILLING TO DIE :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 0 0 NOIR FIRE-KEEPER by StaciaJoy NOIR FIRE-KEEPER :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 0 2 VIRIDIAN LBD by StaciaJoy VIRIDIAN LBD :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 2 1 GOLD AND ASHES by StaciaJoy GOLD AND ASHES :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 5 0 HIGHS AND LOWS by StaciaJoy HIGHS AND LOWS :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 0 0 IMPROVEMENTS MEME 2013-17 by StaciaJoy IMPROVEMENTS MEME 2013-17 :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 2 5 THE FRINGE CREW by StaciaJoy THE FRINGE CREW :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 1 0 OH DARLIN WHAT HAVE I DONE by StaciaJoy OH DARLIN WHAT HAVE I DONE :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 1 0 YELLOW FLICKER BEAT by StaciaJoy YELLOW FLICKER BEAT :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 1 0 Just Swallow the Cover Story, Sir by StaciaJoy Just Swallow the Cover Story, Sir :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 3 0 LOVE THE HELL OUT OF PEOPLE (Color) by StaciaJoy LOVE THE HELL OUT OF PEOPLE (Color) :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 5 1 LIONHEARTED by StaciaJoy LIONHEARTED :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 6 1 VENOMOUS by StaciaJoy VENOMOUS :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 3 0 PRINCESS of SNOW by StaciaJoy PRINCESS of SNOW :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 5 1 PUPPER PARENTS by StaciaJoy PUPPER PARENTS :iconstaciajoy:StaciaJoy 4 2
Only my favorite pieces are in my Featured folder. Please check my other folders for more art!


Skadi by Sceith-A Skadi :iconsceith-a:Sceith-A 321 9 Hecate by Rheann Hecate :iconrheann:Rheann 299 8 Mochaccino by sobreiros Mochaccino :iconsobreiros:sobreiros 27 9 Jane Eyre by nati Jane Eyre :iconnati:nati 804 54 Lion, lynx and wolf by GaudiBuendia Lion, lynx and wolf :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 3,105 71 Jellybots - Jack by nicholaskole Jellybots - Jack :iconnicholaskole:nicholaskole 670 16 Nature and Technology by Sleyf Nature and Technology :iconsleyf:Sleyf 117 54 The Last Waffle by verauko The Last Waffle :iconverauko:verauko 359 26 green_land by GaudiBuendia green_land :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 1,286 26 Mountaineering by Aftertouch Mountaineering :iconaftertouch:Aftertouch 27 2 Kirijo Mitsuru by Ormille Kirijo Mitsuru :iconormille:Ormille 805 29 Ail by REYKAT Ail :iconreykat:REYKAT 451 6 resurrection by GaudiBuendia resurrection :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 1,533 26 Aloy by TheMinttu Aloy :icontheminttu:TheMinttu 1,471 20 In charge by Pheberoni In charge :iconpheberoni:Pheberoni 693 18 Martyr by TheMinttu Martyr :icontheminttu:TheMinttu 819 18


First off, I want to say: Ah! What a dollface! She's so sweet. ^.^ The coloring is beautiful, very nicely blended. But there's no real ...

You did the angling of her face very nicely - it's hard to get that foreshortening right. The coloring is pretty, with the use of compl...





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Stacia Joy
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Born on Good Friday in the Midwest, I grew up surrounded by forests and animals and thunderstorms that split the sky. Practically a wild-child, I survived mainly by crafting weapons out of sticks, making up characters to be my comrades, and adhering to a strict diet of cookies. After I grew up a little I relocated to New England to study illustration at RISD:CE. Three years later, I'm now in the Pacific Northwest, having moved to be close to mountains, good coffee, and a bigger writing/illustration community.

I have been writing for ten years, and creating art for about as long. My focus is on speculative fiction and graphic design-slanting illustrations that explore themes of relationships, self-exploration, snark, and a fascination for the natural world. To learn more about my storytelling projects and novels, visit my website.


Small talk kills me. I'll take my coffee black, thanks. Yes, the hair is real.


An inspirational illustration commissioned as a gift for a motivational blogger. Had fun playing it the colors, since blues and greens aren’t my personal go-to palette. 
(Be my woman, gal, I’ll be your man
Be my woman, gal, I’ll be your man)
You can take my man, you can take my heart
I'll be ready and waiting for you here
In the streets I live, for the home I have
I am ready and willing to die

Willing To Die, Gin Wigmore…


Finally finished this. Went to a chiropractor yesterday and am going to a doctor tomorrow, just to make sure I’m on the mend for the limb numbness I was experiencing the first half of this week. At any rate, I’m quitting my job the end of the month and will have a lot more time for freelance and commission work, so in the meantime I’m trying to fill out my portfolio with illustration examples. 

Viridian and Core are basically Bonny and Clyde. Except she blows up when she sees someone being cruel, he eats moral codes as part of his balanced Boy Scout breakfast every morning, and they’d probably name their firstborn Sweet Justice. 


Characters, from THE FIRE-KEEPER, belong to me.
So now that we know who we really trust
There's plenty room for them, but there’s no room for us
When your feet don't touch the ground, there's nothing you can save
Just jump inside, enjoy the ride and make the big boys pay!

And I say:
Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
Lordy, Lordy be!
Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
Big and bad as we can be!


Big And Bad
, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy…


Work has been trampling my life (for example, I was manager of a very short-staffed 12-hour shift yesterday that would have been longer if I hadn’t begun to feel sick and put my foot down). Today was my first day off since last Wednesday, and I spent the majority of it in either my bed or an epsom-salt bath. All my joints hurt, but my wrists and knuckles in particular are swollen and weird. I’m feeling a bit better now, but definitely still sticking to easy-to-complete art to try and keep my spirits up. 

Characters, THE FIRE-KEEPER belong to me
Black Betty had a child
The damn thing gone wild 
She said, "I'm worryin' outta mind" 
The damn thing gone blind 
I said "Oh, Black Betty"
Whoa, Black Betty

Black Betty
, Caravan Palace

And in other news, Viridian is also a bombshell, though very much of the LBD-and-nothing-more variety. She’s usually in coveralls and leather with soal on her hands and grit in her teeth, BUT she also used to be the doll of Platinova City Boardwalk and her man can sing like a swinger, so... classy-ass formal portraits. His is next. 

And yes, Viridian actually has long hair. Maaaybe not quite this long, but longer than it may seem the way she usually wears it. The sides are cut short to reduce the chances of it getting caught in her Visor or catching fire while she’s working, and she normally has it braided or slicked back in a bouffant so it fits nicely under her Visor and other gear. She lets it down on rare occasions, like when she’s impersonating a reporter, or feelin’ fancy. 


Viridian and THE FIRE-KEEPER belong to me, Stacia Joy

My old Bamboo Create tablet having begun to glitch, I finally upgraded from it and Photoshop to an iPad Pro and Procreate. I could not be happier. I still have a little adjusting to do, but on the whole this setup is so much more intuitive and suited to my needs and style. As I’ve been sick and had more or less the past two days off, I’ve mostly just been toying around with it, and it seemed fitting to to return to the story I first started to illustrate digitally, THE PHOENIX THIEF, and doodle the main character Kilter as my first finished Procreate piece!

And yes I’ve been doing a lot of greyscale and narrow horizontal pieces. Deal with it.


THE PHOENIX THIEF and Kilter belong to me. 
Bare Bones Collection by StaciaJoy

"BARE BONES is a collection of poetry, prose, and freeform writings by author/illustrator Stacia Joy that peels back the thick skin of expectations, self-preservation, and societal norms in an attempt to honestly communicate what life with depression and PTSD is like; a glimpse through the stark lens of rediscovering emotional fluency that reveals the juxtaposition of pain and beauty in its rawest form."

Yes, I am finally beginning to share publicly the writings that have helped me process, and are currently helping me process, living with PTSD and the repercussions of (now mostly healed) depression. It's time. Silence doesn't change anything. 

Feel free to read along and either find camaraderie in your own battles, or walk a little way alongside the fighters, learn, and become an ally. 

Read the collection here:

Journal History

I feel like doing fanart for the first time in ages. What should I do fanart for? 

6 deviants said Treasure Planet
5 deviants said Atlantis: The Lost Empire
4 deviants said The Secret of Kells
No deviants said Transformers: Prime


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verauko Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! <3
Jia-Horizon-Artworks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist
happy birthday Birthday cake  icon
StaciaJoy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Jia-Horizon-Artworks Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist
you're welcome :)
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Stacia! :cake::dance::party: have a great day!
StaciaJoy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I did indeed have a great day. :) 
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XSol-StudiosX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello dear, I would be one of his friends in DA, I really like animals and nature, I see that you are a very talented person, hopefully I can parender both its so unique style, I like space science, the discovery in the field of science and technology, my favorite colors are red, black and gold
I see that you like giant robots? well I remember a series called Gundam Wing!
btw you are a very beautiful woman!

Which is your favorite movie ? :)
Do you like rock? Headbang Emoticon Nem Guitar blue  what is your favorite band?
StaciaJoy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

Oh, I have so many favorite movies. Some of my recent favorites are The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Iron Giant, and Captain America. 

And I've just recently begun listening to a band called Kaleo - really like their style! 
Saracia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!  I'm in love with your style of artwork.  It's so unique and different and fun!  I look forward to seeing more from you. :D
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