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I work in a variety of mediums and my works have a variety of themes. You'll find everything from painted found animal bones and other nature art to fantasy pieces, to original writing and even lots of fanart for some of my favorite things.

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My tastes are varied and, thus, I favorite a variety of things. Some things here are gifts to me, some things are fanart, some are original, and there are even some photographs here.

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I don't really have any room on my walls for prints, and expect no one to ever get them for me, but I do like these. Think of this as a secondary Favorites gallery.

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The Hounds and the Door by Shadsie
The Hounds and the Door
A concept long in creation, finished while I had my Internet down and lacked distractions.  Acrylic and India Ink on paper with pen linework and just a hint of glitter. Something of an illustration for an unfinished written work of mine, The Bonekeepers' Union, Chapter 3 to be exact.  This is the kind of thing that was going on in the imagination of one of the characters: 

"Stake sat on his couch staring intently at the wall of his small home, imagining a spectral door.  He did not know what was on the other side... people believed there were other worlds behind it and that even though people like (him) could never aspire to the more beautiful worlds, the gray world was not so bad.   Many just thought it was deep darkness that awaited one on the other side, the kind of void that even the distant stars could not dot and light, or a twilight-realm of sleeping forever. For his part, Stake wondered if eternity consisted of standing in the doorway, under the frame, feeling whatever last pulse... 


Stake imagined dogs behind him. 
They weren’t the cute and fluffy dogs that ran as strays around Flynn, feared for their occasional horrific diet.  They weren’t the well-kept dogs that the wealthier families bred for fashionable traits that people would walk on leashes in the center of town, either.  These creatures were a dark gray mass of entangled fur.  Yellowish teeth gleamed like straight ivory daggers and jagged shattered stones. Their rag-skinned mouths dripped with thick saliva. Their heads held hosts of twisted horns and they looked like they were covered in shit – not something that could be described with such tame words as “dung” or “manure” – but shit. 

The dogs wanted him to run through the door.  They were going to tear him apart.  They each had names like “Failure” and “Apathy” and “Worthless.”  “Never Enough” was a particularly vocal barking beast.  "
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Yes, the character stepped through the door.   

Do not worry about me when I paint such pictures.  I paint things like this and write things like this to keep the hounds at bay. So far, it has worked for me.   If I confront the darker parts of my mind, I've found that (with a little help, at least) I can fight and I can win.  

And along the way, I can write some devastating stories.  Is it wicked that I like to make readers cry? Call it throwing a stick. 

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Looks like I'm back, for now.  Things are starting to work out.  Let's hope they stay worked out.  

Also, I'm meeting an online friend for the first time tomorrow.  The amazing immortal Blender (23 of them actually) is coming over to game and hang out.  I shall show her my skulls.  So, I'm excited about that.  I've met online-friends before.  In fact, I'm pretty much married to some guy I met online years and years ago. *Waves to :iconarknorth:

Hopefully, the stress will start melting off of me.  
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: The Pinky and the Brain theme (in my brain)
  • Reading: The Twelve Kingdoms: Book 3
  • Watching: Spongebob
  • Playing: Soon to be playing ALL OF THE GAMES!
  • Eating: Bacon Sandwich
  • Drinking: Tea

 

Well, it looks like I am going to be out of Internet for at least a week.  If you are seeing this message (on Facebook or on Deviant Art, which are the only two places I know of where people read anything on my whereabouts or status), it means I found a connection to pinch, probably while eating fast food of some kind.  (I typed this up ahead of time to post). 

As it turns out, my household fell into one of those little timing-and-bills-and-budgets thing where some resources are more important than others.  Also, we realized we were getting ripped-off by the company we had for Internet and decided to pull up stakes and try another. The only thing that has kept us from doing this before is a worry about what kind of hardware installations our landlord would approve of.  We found out that Fios (a service we used to like when we lived elsewhere) actually does have a plan that is un-obtrusive on the hardware (we hope).  The problem is, the installation-people are slated to visit us a full week from now, so we cannot get up and running right away.

 

The really annoying thing is that our TV is out, too, and if we want the inexpensive service without the weird hardware, we are basically going to have to do without.  So, no more live-sports and news or just flipping on the tube to see what’s on, I guess.  (Cue the man of the house fiddling with antennae and assorted tech, attempting to subvert nature…).

 

Hmmm… we do have in our movie library lots of unwatched episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000…  I expect many of those will be watched this week. 

In other words, don’t worry about me.  I’ll be going through Internet addiction-withdrawl symptoms, but I’ve done this before, also I grew up without it.  I suppose this is the universe’s way of telling me to get to work on my writing and art and to stop the “Oh shiny!” Hopefully I’ll be back soon enough. 

 

(Do keep in mind that any replies anyone makes to this will probably not be seen for a week. Please remember that giving me words of encouragement).    

  • Mood: Irritated

 

Well, it looks like I am going to be out of Internet for at least a week.  If you are seeing this message (on Facebook or on Deviant Art, which are the only two places I know of where people read anything on my whereabouts or status), it means I found a connection to pinch, probably while eating fast food of some kind.  (I typed this up ahead of time to post). 

As it turns out, my household fell into one of those little timing-and-bills-and-budgets thing where some resources are more important than others.  Also, we realized we were getting ripped-off by the company we had for Internet and decided to pull up stakes and try another. The only thing that has kept us from doing this before is a worry about what kind of hardware installations our landlord would approve of.  We found out that Fios (a service we used to like when we lived elsewhere) actually does have a plan that is un-obtrusive on the hardware (we hope).  The problem is, the installation-people are slated to visit us a full week from now, so we cannot get up and running right away.

 

The really annoying thing is that our TV is out, too, and if we want the inexpensive service without the weird hardware, we are basically going to have to do without.  So, no more live-sports and news or just flipping on the tube to see what’s on, I guess.  (Cue the man of the house fiddling with antennae and assorted tech, attempting to

  • Mood: Irritated
Having some issues with budgeting right now.  Quick negotiations got us back online temporarily, but the rest will have to wait and see how my partner's work-raise works out.  In short, this is for people who talk to me online on a regular basis, in case they aren't checking my shiny new Facebook.  

If I vanish, don't worry.  I'll try not to be gone for more than a week if I do, but even then, don't go worrying that I'm dead or something unless you (know my real name) and see it on the news.  Also, Slagpit, who has access to a library, knows things that go on with me and the Bob-ster.  More than likely "Damn, we let the Internet-bill slip again. Well, we're eating and are out of the rain."  

As such, for my clubs, I will not be joining or donating prizes for any contests until there is more stability.  

Life is dumb, sometimes.  

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Shadsie
Empress of Bones
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hello, I go by Shadsie. If you want to know my age, I "live outside of time."

I am an artist of varied mediums, some of them unusual. My favorite medium is acrylic paint and I frquently use animal bones as a canvas. I find these out in natural places and meticulously clean them - I don't kill any of the animals to make my art, they're all just found.

Otherwise, I paint on canvas and paper. I draw, I sculpt a little and I even do a bit of digital work - in short, I work with whatever I can get my hands on and do a lot of experimenting.

I have an associate's degree in graphic design, but it hasn't seen much work. I have written fantasy novels that I'm seeking publication for and have not obtained yet. I self-published one piece on Kindle, A World of Rusted Dreams complete with illustrations, just to see what would happen with it. It's a quiet, strange little fantasy story about a pair of teenagers and their guardian-creatures visiting a city in a wild and barren world.

Otherwise, I am prone to becoming obsessed with various entertainments and will do fan art for such. My gallery is split between fan art, works on skulls and bones, artwork related to my novels, original misc. artwork and jewelry-making.

I am willing to take concrit on all works unless specified, even on older works for which I am too lazy to enable the new "critique" feature on.


Enjoy!

Current Residence: Hyrule.
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Alternative, Various
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Nature Art, Surrealism, Realism, Anime.
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Hmm... something made of bone?
Wallpaper of choice: Painted animal bones cover my walls.
Skin of choice: No skin. Bone.
Favourite cartoon character: Vash the Stampede.
Personal Quote: I don't want a world where no one dies. I want a world where no one wants to die.
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Looks like I'm back, for now.  Things are starting to work out.  Let's hope they stay worked out.  

Also, I'm meeting an online friend for the first time tomorrow.  The amazing immortal Blender (23 of them actually) is coming over to game and hang out.  I shall show her my skulls.  So, I'm excited about that.  I've met online-friends before.  In fact, I'm pretty much married to some guy I met online years and years ago. *Waves to :iconarknorth:

Hopefully, the stress will start melting off of me.  
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: The Pinky and the Brain theme (in my brain)
  • Reading: The Twelve Kingdoms: Book 3
  • Watching: Spongebob
  • Playing: Soon to be playing ALL OF THE GAMES!
  • Eating: Bacon Sandwich
  • Drinking: Tea

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Tulpen-Teufel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyo, I finally came around to drawing your prize for the Kid Icarus contest. c:
Hope you like it! :D

Contest prize - Viridi by Tulpen-Teufel
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lilith-chan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured out a trope we should add to The Great Desert Page. Genre Savvy for Link for knowing being nice to old people gets you free food and mention how in fairy tales refusing to help the elderly meant you would end up crippling yourself. Plus the guy who helps the old person marries the Princess... Hey, wait a minuet of forest here.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want to, you can go ahead and add that.  

I was skimming the fic the other day, and thinking of the remake I never kept up with.  Playing Hyrule Warriors, I think that Warriors Link's vision-animal would be a bull.  With the other warriors, he's a part of a herd.  He charges into enemies like a bull... and if I did anything where he were included, it would be a joke on how I "bullfight" a lot of enemies in waiting for them to reveal their weak points.  
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ever-so-excited Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey! Thank you so much for adding my Sparrot piece to your favorites! :love: So glad you liked it enough to do so. :nod: Thanks again for your support!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
I tagged you for a meme-- you don't have to do it if it's a bother of course. I had a few questions in there I was curious about.
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TheBlackNova Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You may need to look up the Skyward Sword Manga to understand that fic I sent you.
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AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav! It's really appreciated!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hello, this is a little random. I am sorry if it's a nuisance
But if you feel like it (no pressure!) I tagged you for this meme/ questionnaire:
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you have a wonderfull gallery of art!!!!inspring!!!!!thank you for posting such great works!!!!!!
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aranea-designs Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! We've featured you for the month of August in the #skull-painting group! You may get a few requests from me for work that hasn't been submitted to our gallery yet and if you have anything new to add, just do so as you usually would and I'll make sure it gets to the Featured folder! :)
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