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Meagan M Woodcock
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United States
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I use an Intuos 4 medium tablet and CS5 is my default program. I work on a Mac laptop.

ALSO- check out my tutorial collection.…

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I'm sitting here at my art desk with the subtle morning light creeping in through the blinds. I've made myself a PB&J sandwich for breakfast. It's the first PB&J sandwich I've made myself in probably 2 years. Only it's not really a PB&J. It's a PB&P... plum jelly. It was already open, and I'm not that partial to grape to warrant opening a whole jar for the sake of one sandwich.

My mind wandered into the past last night as it usually does when I'm alone or taking my one-hour route home from work at night. I began thinking of the pictures I've created over the last few years that have represented my emotions and myself- something I never did up until last year.

I started noticing symbols in different pieces. Some more obvious than others while some I decided to research further.

Some symbols are direct relations to things I like, and some symbols have a curious connection to me that wasn't obvious in my mind.

While I love nature in general and collect numerous things- bugs, skulls, rocks and shells, and enjoy most wildlife, there are 4 creatures of this planet to which I have identified or used to represent me.

Crow 250x250 by MMWoodcockCrow- This is a bird that I have loved since I was a child. The black, sleek feathers, the connection to death, and I loved birds in general. I created an online alias for ShackleKrow. At the time, outside of school, I had a favor to the letter "K" when I was about 13 years old. It was a combination of Shacklebolt from Harry Potter and Krow. I used this Alias everywhere (go ahead- search it).

Crows represent
  • Life magic; mystery of creation
  • Destiny, personal transformation, alchemy
  • Intelligence
  • Higher perspective
  • Being fearless, audacious
  • Flexibility, adaptability
  • Trickster, manipulative, mischevious…

From my interest in crows at a young age, it's safe to assume, for myself, that the mystery, mischievous nature, and fearless personality attracted me to the crow. I identify with the crow, but I am never represented by the crow. The crow always shows up as a "Companion".

finally-some-public-domain-bird-silhouettes-d0OcDO by MMWoodcockSparrow- This bird became my representation a year ago, but it had also appeared in other works from years before either as some detail on a character or in the background. I loved the song "Little Sparrow" by Dolly Parton. It held some sort of inner meaning for me. Freedom, taking flight...

Sparrows represent-
  • Joy
  • Inclusion
  • Creativity
  • Simplicity
  • Protection
  • Community
  • Productivity
  • Friendliness…

In this old poem I'd written below, it was written with the Sparrow in mind.

"Blinded by light, blindfolded by night,
I keep moving forward with nothing in sight.

I'll take myself there one step at a time,
No looking back, up that mountain I climb.

There's no holding me here, not ever not now.
At the top, turn to the world and take a bow.

With a jump, I fly out unbroken, unchained, and free
This restless bird is going higher than the world can see."

M.M.W - 2015

I was represented by the Sparrow directly in my piece called "Seven" and I had even considered a separate entry for the meanings and symbolism in this piece. Upon some brief research, the relations surprised me since this piece was representative of a very hard time in which I suffered great inner turmoil and loss.
Seven by MMWoodcock

30119-200 by MMWoodcockDragonfly- This is an insect that I have always found fascinating for it's light construction and multi-color shimmering wings. It's an insect I find non-threatening and always stop to admire if I see them. I like many insects such as moths, praying mantis, spiders, and beetles, but dragonflies I adore. The meaning of this one surprised me. But I see much similarity as if the Crow and Sparrow were combined.

  • Change and transformation
  • Adaptability
  • Joy, lightness of being
  • Symbol of the realm of emotions, invitation to dive deeper into your feeling
  • Being on the lookout for illusions and deceits, whether are external or personal
  • Connection with nature’s spirits, fairies realms…

24037-200 by MMWoodcockSnake- This particular animal has a bad reputation to many people all around the world. Superstition, religion, and taught fear has left this great animal with a false representation of death, deception, and danger. The irony of this misconception is that in many cultures in earlier times the snake represented the following:

  • Snake spirit animals represent healing
  • Transformation, life changes
  • The spirit of the snake is connected to life force, primal energy
  • A meaning for the snake spirit animal is spiritual guidance

This animal is one that I often draw for the sake of texture, respect, and fascination. Much like the Crow, it is often a "Companion" to the characters I create.

There are a few other symbols that are often represented for specific reasons in specific pieces. Numbers, colors, flowers, and objects represent direct relations to my life even if the symbolism of each subject is unapparent to me or, instead, adds greater complexity to the meaning of the picture.

Again, I had considered doing a direct criticism and explanation of my piece "Seven"; however, I'd have to decide for multiple people, if that is wise. The composition and simplicity of the piece was on of my favorites. The elements certainly contain a circular, futile battle that was within me at the time I drew it. But after finding the meaning of specific items in that piece, the connection to me grew much stronger.

My personality has a few strong traits that I hold positively - loyalty, creativity, diligence, sympathy, tenacity, prophetic, perceptive, and determined.

There are many strong negative traits- naive, emotional, needy, fear of the unknown, oblivious to present time, temperamental, self-absorbed, impatient, loser, and judgemental.

Hopefully, that didn't bore you to tears. These are thoughts that I wanted to write somewhere. Perhaps for venting and future reference.

I must spend the rest of the day skipping my exercise to take care of paperwork and bills. Hopefully I will work on an Inktober #12 later this evening. In the meantime, feel free to share your own personal symbols and thoughts.

Meagan W.


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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist
Aww, thank ya for the fav on my flower :)

how have ya been ?
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Im always looking at your posts but dobt have as much time to hang online anymore and give feedback :XD:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Well, with the move done maybe that will change? ::Looks incredibly hopeful::
3rdMiddleMist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Late Birthday. I was gonna draw you something But I didnt finish it, but it doesnt matter because my Pc shut off, and I didnt save the file. -=- 
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No worries :-) there's always next year :D and crashes always stink!
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