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Sirens of the Sea by vantid
Sirens of the Sea
Out beyond the water's edge
Far out past the coral ledge
Underneath the diamond dancing lights
Chase the world from far below
Silence sleeping indigo
Drifting out into the endless night

- Oceanlab, Sirens of the Sea

Referenced from :iconbumimanusiastock:
Mise en Place by vantid
Mise en Place
Art for Central Plains Furcon, happening in Wichita, Kansas, November 5-8! I'm Guest of Honor, and the theme is FOOD!! What could be better for a hotel that actually feeds you, for free, and you get three, THREE!!! drinks each night. Again, free. What a feast!

If you know me at all, you know I love food and cooking. With that love in mind, I'll be running a couple few panels about food and cooking, such as tea tasting, making stock/bone broth, home fermenting, and I dunno. I'm still deciding.

Prints available!…
Coyote Resurrection by vantid
Coyote Resurrection
Old Man Coyote stirs after a long rest. His bones have bleached long enough, or perhaps a wayward fox has jumped over his body four times. No matter! It's time to come back to life and cause more trouble.

Colored pencils, roughly 11x14 inches. This original piece is for sale:…

As well as prints!…

And Works in progress can be seen on my Tumblr:
Thresholds by vantid
Completed commission for Wolfwings, the spotted owl and red wolf critter.

I was inspired by Myst 3, the Age Amateria. I downloaded and tweaked a Sketchup model of the building and traced the line art for the perspective and lighting. Thank goodness for today’s resources! I can’t draw something like this, so I’m grateful for something like Sketchup as a tool.

I had to figure out the reflections on my own which is always very difficult, but I learn a little more each time I throw myself against that texture. Since completing this piece 7 months ago, I've learned even more and see ways to improve reflections next time!

Painted in Corel Painter X.
Expanding Horizons, an Artists Sojourn by vantid
Expanding Horizons, an Artists Sojourn
Have you heard?!…

A bunch of artists, writers, all dreamers and creative folk, are going to Africa this April. We're running a Kickstarter to raise funds for an amazing book stuffed with art and stories and maybe some smudges of dirt.

We've already blasted through a couple stretch goals, and almost broken the third! Geez!!! Massive thanks to all of you who have already pledged, shared, and offered words of encouragement! All of us are looking forward to putting this book together to share our journey with you.

One of my personal reward tiers is a custom sculpted bust of an animal! I only have one slot left, along with a colored pencil portrait. Since we've met some stretch goals, I get to paint the sculptures! Oh boy oh boy.

Here is a sample of a sculpture I made for my husband for Christmas, still unpainted as I don't yet have acrylics. Look at his smug happy face. Smuggins.…
I've been rather inactive on DA the last year or two. I was overwhelmed by the number of submissions in my inbox and could never browse them all. I finally unwatched most of the Groups and that has helped cut down the volume to an easily manageable trickle of delightful artwork. I know I am missing out on some really cool art in the groups, but I miss everything when there are suddenly over a thousand deviations and I don't have time to browse them all.

I also haven't been uploading as much of my work. I was away from DA so much that when I did come back, the upload interface was always different. Whyyyyy. It makes me feel like an old lady who can't figure out why her computer won't turn on because it's unplugged. Even posting journals confuses me. Journal portal, what?? Featured? Featured where?

I've been keeping very busy! I have some exciting news to share as well as several cool commission, personal projects, and the ever wonderful Werewolf Calendar. In the meantime, I started up an Etsy store!  Right now I have prints, which I make myself on my awesome giclee printer. I will be listing several originals next month, so watch the store for availability!
  • Mood: Content
  • Reading: The Natural History of Ferns
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Pathfinder
  • Eating: Scrambled eggs
  • Drinking: Assam Tea


Amber Hill
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Amber "Vantid" Hill is an accomplished artist who specializes in fantasy wildlife illustration. She is self-taught with a strong background in animal painting and anatomy. Amber's interest in the natural world began at an early age and inspired a life of drawing and observation.

In addition to art, she enjoys organic gardening and permaculture, cooking, travel, animal training, staring at moss, and dreaming of chickens. She currently resides in beautiful Boulder, Colorado with her dashing husband.

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Zenitskaya99 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Hi I want to ask you
What is your hardware/software for creating your Anthros's art ???
Jerhaia-Tsukikitsune Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is stunning :)
Dude-in-the-box Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nomally i'm not short with words, but your art is just...
SketchyRel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
It was wonderful to see you today at AC!
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015   Writer
Featured a painting of yours here:…
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