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About Deviant Artist Tanya Wheeler VargaFemale/United States Group :iconpaintingdigital: PaintingDigital
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Daenerys Targaryen inspired speed-painting video by Cellesria Daenerys Targaryen inspired speed-painting video :iconcellesria:Cellesria 351 23 Allure by Cellesria Allure :iconcellesria:Cellesria 212 15 The Curse by Cellesria The Curse :iconcellesria:Cellesria 359 81 Allison Harvard inspired portrait by Cellesria Allison Harvard inspired portrait :iconcellesria:Cellesria 852 111 Dionaea by Cellesria
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After the Battle by Cellesria After the Battle :iconcellesria:Cellesria 703 138

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Tanya Wheeler Varga
United States
Current Residence: California, USA
Favourite genre of music: All kinds of different music!
Favourite photographer: My husband's Mom
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, space, and fractal art
Operating System: Windows 10
Wallpaper of choice: Cute animals, fractals or space telescope imagery of nebulae and galaxies
Skin of choice: Human ;)
Favourite cartoon character: Too many!


Katy and Katheryn portrait for time lapse video

“Katy & Katheryn” New Katy Perry inspired portrait.

Hey everyone, just created this portrait inspired by Katy Perry the pop singer for a new speed painting video. You can watch it here:

Was inspired to paint her after tuning into a part of her Witness live stream with her speaking with Neil deGrasse Tyson as I am a big fan of his and was interested to see their interaction. One part in particular that I enjoyed was when he was explaining to her the scientific properties of a prism (also one of her album names) and she also mentioned that a friend told her that she was like a prism which inspired the makeup style in this painting. 

Here is a link to the conversation with her and Neil deGrasse Tyson…

I wanted to create a portrait inspired by both her professional persona as Katy Perry as well as her real other self Katheryn Hudson. I’m happy with the way it turned out and hope I pulled it off. Hope she and her other fans will like it if they happen to see it.

Interested in learning more about my techniques? Just published a new eBook of a walk-through of my painting process here:

CG Wallpapers:…

Shop links

Etsy Planner sticker shop:…

My Website: (free brush set available to download on the resources page)

My Blog:
google +:
Instagram: Cellesria


New Speed Painting Video and CG Wallpapers! :D

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 19, 2012, 2:04 PM

Wow over 25,000 visits to my page, thank you all so much!

I recently finished a speed painting video and posted  it on my website, blog and to youtube as well! I also uploaded the finished image here on DA  for those interested - check it out here.  A link to the video is also included in the description.

In other news a few of my images are now available as wallpapers on CG!

I'd like to thank you all again for your support, visits, journal features, critiques, watches, favs, comments etc. I appreciate all of it greatly and look forward to discovering more work from you all and sharing mine with you as well. I have quite a few works-in-progress that I will finish soon! I am also still working on my art book project and hope to finish that soon as well. I have changed it quite a bit over the past few months due to the fact that I am a perfectionist and want to make it the best that it can be. The book will include my best artwork (including new images that won't be posted on any online galleries)  tutorials/painting walk-throughs and short stories etc.

Once again thank you all! As I've mentioned before in previous journal entries, I apologize for not thanking you all for the favs etc. I don't visit DA that often, if I did I'd hardly get any work done :/ but I do try and respond to every comment that I receive!

Also thanks for the llama badges though I still don't really understand how they work :/

Please "like" my Facebook Page for current updates and news etc.

Thanks again everyone! :D


My Website
My Blog
Google +

New Speed painting!

CG Wallpapers

I’m currently available for commissions! :)

Services include

Portraits (full body, head/shoulders, partial bust)
Rough concept sketches/paintings
Fully detailed illustrations/paintings


Rough concept sketches/paintings (characters, landscapes etc.) each additional character is an added fee of 10 and up depending on complexity.

BW/Monotone prices start at $25
Color prices start at $50

Portraits (head/shoulders, partial bust, full body etc.) each additional character is an added fee of 25 and up depending on complexity.

BW/Monotone prices start at $50 and up
Color prices start at $75 and up

Illustrations/paintings (fully detailed images which may include more than one character, creature, object, as well as detailed backgrounds and scenes).

BW/Monotone prices start at $75
Color prices start at $100

File formats
.riff (Layers can be included upon request with an additional fee)
.ill (Layers can be included upon request with an additional fee)
.psd (Layers can be included upon request with an additional fee)

Prices depend on the overall complexity, availability of design plans and the level of detail. All prices include five (5) revisions. Add 25% for each additional revision. Unless otherwise requested, layers are not included with the artwork (and if needed may incur additional fees).

These prices reflect artwork that is for personal-use only. Commercial projects are negotiated on a per-contract basis. Please contact me for additional information and special/unique requests Contact me

Copyright notice
All artwork and css code contained in my gallery and journal is copyright 2011 by Tanya Wheeler. All rights reserved. The work may not be used for any commercial or private purposes, including, but not limited to, modification, reproduction, publishing, or transmission, without the express written consent of Tanya Wheeler.

Author’s Note:

Please note that I have worked very hard on all my paintings and have put many years into the practice and execution of my skills as an artist. Art is my profession and I’m what you would consider a starving artist. I know people don’t usually read these copyright notices if they intend to steal other people’s work, but if this happens to catch your eye as you’re planning to steal my work – maybe you’ll have a change of heart. Oh, but given the chance – I will take legal action if necessary. Ok? Ok!

Thanks for understanding :)

  • Listening to: Goodbye Milkyway, Enigma, Sumiregusa, Enya, Era
  • Watching: Dexter, House, Spartacus, and lots of movies.
  • Playing: around with Photoshop and Painter
  • Eating: Pineapple and strawberries!! :D
  • Drinking: Mocha cappuccino or Pomegranate tea.


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dormaineg Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I am interested in your work: Embrace and wondered if you were selling it? I am an author and would love to use your work for my book cover. Please email me at
CandyMountainClimber Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist
My name's Tanya too!  :wave: revamp 
regretsmyl Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dreams-in Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your drawings are amazing.
dan-dano Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work
Sheimosha Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful gallery. Love it :heart:
RedHeadLilith Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello You been Featured here : [link] :rose:
Cellesria Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you so much for the feature! :D :hug:
ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconloveitsignplz:Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link] Please fave this journal article so that more people will see it! :love:
Cellesria Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Oh wow, thanks a lot for the feature! I greatly appreciate your support :D :hug:
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