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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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Nintendo Hunting Portrait by Shadsie
Nintendo Hunting Portrait
The Duck Hunt Dog and Duck, as they are in Super Smash Brothers 4 - drawn in a more realistic style than in the game.  The dog is modeled on a basic hound and the duck is modeled on a mallard drake.  

Pencil, pen and brush inks. 
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A Study in Color by Shadsie
A Study in Color
Acrylic on heavy paper.  

I painted this in the space of about two hours at Tyler Park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Just a study... impressionist-style because capturing detail would take many hours / photographs and I just wanted to get down color.  

It is difficult to paint with the wind trying to blow one off one's feet.  

I packed my painting-water both in and out in a bottle because I was worried about cadmium-based paints getting into the creek-system.   
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  • Mood: Pain
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: Souls
  • Drinking: Water
So, I joined :iconsmash-universe: because it was the biggest club for Smash Bros. and Nintendo stuff I saw on this site and because I enjoyed browsing through their folders.  I still do. There's a lot of great stuff.  

However, I've found some of the limits on submissions not the their liking.  I had a feeling that my latest thing might be declined because I couldn't remember what their policy on slightly gory stuff was and I searched the club looking in vain for their rules.  I couldn't find where they'd posted their rules on that.  I didn't think my piece was that bad because gruesome zombie-type characters actually appear in the canon games. (They just... aren't the heroes).  I find ReDeads and Dead Hands pretty effing scary! (Legend of Zelda enemies).   Anyway, if they do have a no-horror policy that I was just unable to find on the main site or in the "About" or I'd just overlooked somehow, I understand.  

I still think it's unfair because they apparently don't have a "no-sex" policy.  Cheescake tight-clothes and nude fetish pictures (particularly of the female Smash characters) appear there all the time.  I personally find that kind of objectification kind of offensive and weird to have on a "family-friendly" fan-club, but, apparently there is no nix-policy on that.   There is also no quality-cap, as I see art by obviously young/new artists there, so I don't think I faced rejection for the quality. 


I've had a few of my pieces rejected.  They probably had no place for a (non-gory) stupid comic I did (that actually was hastily-done and low-quality, but I've seen worse-looking pieces make the clear!)  I found out AFTER I had joined the club that while they do take fanfic, they don't take crossovers of any kind, even very slight mostly Smash-oriented crossovers.  (They rejected "National Anthem," which I posted on here FOR THE CLUB because it's got a "Hunger Games" element/plotline).  

They have plenty of my pieces up on their club... but, being confused as to how broad/narrow my options are, I really just want to find another, broader Smash club, one that accepts a greater range of pieces.  - One that will accept horror, and crossovers.  I mean... I was hoping to post my Halloween 2014 fanfiction "Road Trip" on here in hopes to have it featured in a club, but... I kind of thing the one Smash club I'm in would hand-wring and reject it because it has character-deaths in it. 

So, does anyone out there know of a Smash Bros. / General Nintendo club that does accept Fanfiction, Crossovers and doesn't shy away from a bit of horror / dark pieces?  

Heck, any "Dark" Nintendo clubs in general would be welcomed.  I have work in :icondarkesthyrule:  and I've always been been wondering if there are any Kid Icarus clubs that cater to that or Smash Bros. clubs that cater to that or include that.  I'm pretty sure there are dark-themed Pokemon clubs out there, but I haven't done a lot of Pokemon work.   --- Yes, I'm a sicko who likes horror thrust into "kiddie" games.  Not that it isn't already there in the canon.  Zelda's full of creepy stuff.  And the last time I checked, some Pokemon are forlorn spirits... Hades eats souls... 

Just... anything but a stuffy club... not that I'm leaving the stricter club, they have a lot of great things and do accept *some* of my artwork... I just need somewhere to put/advertise some of my more off-kilter things. 

Help! 
Super Smash Zombie Brothers by Shadsie
Super Smash Zombie Brothers
Is there anything more fun than Nintendo characters as zombies?  

This relates to a fan fiction of mine:  www.fanfiction.net/s/10695550/…  , but can be enjoyed as just a picture.  

I was only thinking of composition and placement when I sketched it out, but when I was filling in the shading, I thought "Link is clearly having an argument with Pikachu over the ownership of the delicious brain on the plate there, and Kirby is going 'Mine!'  Meanwhile, Pit is all "I've got a hole in me' noggin, I don't care." 

Happy Halloween, Everyone! 
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  • Mood: Mortified
  • Reading: Bits and pieces of an old novel of mine.
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: The false-promise pizza of Dominoes'
  • Drinking: Tea
So, I decided to get a binder and to print out one of my written-a-long-time ago novels for ArkNorth to edit.  (You can take your time, honey, I've got stuff I'm working on and it needs a lot of work.  Besides, I expect as much to come of it as the first thing I actually self-published).  

I am reminded of how I seem to have a weird predictive writing ability.  It's not a cool one like Jules Verne had, though.  It's really, supremely DUMB.   

It's happened a couple of times with my fanwork.  I remember writing this short Legend of Zelda story back in 2008-09, LONG BEFORE THERE WERE EVEN "SKYWARD SWORD" LEAKS that kind of predicted the existence of Fi.  The Master Sword having a spirit was canon long before then (going all the way back to "A Link to the Past").  I'd seen some fanwork dealing with it - including some nice artwork on this place that interpreted the sword's spirit as a past Link.  However, I wrote something called "Master and Servant" that was a conversation between a random Link and a manifest-spirit of his sword.  I went back and read it after I'd played "Skyward Sword."  I was *struck* by the similarities of my version of the sword-spirit and Fi - blank eyes, a cold personality... Mine reveled a little more in bloodshed than Fi does and had a yellowish-white color, I believe (it's been a while since I've gone over my fic), but... yeah, I was just struck.  

And it made me no money because it was a derivative work for the creation of a Japanese mega-corp that doesn't care about English-speaking gaming-losers. 

Now, well, as I said, I'm re-visiting an old novel-length story I've written, original, that I'd like to polish for self-publication.  I have left notes on the story asking ArkNorth (and anyone else who would wish to edit the thing) to keep a sharp eye out for EVERY TIME I use the name of the main kingdom in it.  

I wrote the original manuscript before certain television events of recent years.  I honestly would have no problem if it weren't for the revival of a certain science fiction series and the creation of one of it's most popular monsters. 


You see, I wrote a story about a gryphon who imprints upon the slave-woman slated to raise him for her king in a world that's part-magic, part other-planet-that-people-came-to-long-ago with now forbidden technology.  The story is about their odd relationship and about their search for freedom.  There's also a subplot of some of the planet's native creatures starting a war against Humanity. I have artwork related to the story on my gallery.  The first kingdom this takes place in, the home of my main characters is named for certain carved stones in a quarry/canyon near to which people settled.  Their precursors saw fit to carve all kinds of magical symbols upon the rocks and to carve some of the pillar-stones into the forms of angels - the kind inspired by obscure stuff in the Bible, like visions in Daniel and the Book of Revelation rather than the cute postcard and figurine-type.  In other words, less Kid Icarus, more Vash the Stampede's Angel Arm.  Not quite Neon Genesis Evangelion, though... I didn't go that far with weird.

The rain has stained the statues over the years, making the angels that have faces (Human, Lion, Eagle, Bull) look like they are crying.  You can see where I'm going with this... 

I've always kind of felt dubious about my brain deciding to name the kingdom "Angels Weeping" but now... yeeeeeeah... I want to re-iterate, I created this kingdom and its oddball name BEFORE the revival of Doctor Who and before I knew what one of it's weeping angels was.  

So, dumb, unwanted "writing-psychic" activity strikes again.  Actually, it struck before that Zelda fic because I remember writing this novel before I got into Zelda fandom.  

I definitely need to find a new name for my principal kingdom.  I'm not sure what is, but... yeah... the first name needs to be tossed.  


Damn.  I am facepalming at that tidbit in my old work.  The work itself is very redeemable, probably even more *marketable* than the novel I already have up on Kindle (if for nothing more than getting to imagine the main human character flying around on the back of a big, amazing creature... who's not FALLLLCOOOOR! but something just as cool).  It's just... that kingdom's stupid, stupid, stupid name.  

Damn. 
 

 

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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. Otherwise, I am prone to becoming obessed 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 unpublished novels, original misc. artwork and my jewelrymaking experiments.

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: The more I learn about nature, the less guilty I feel about eating its creatures.
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  • Mood: Pain
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros.
  • Eating: Souls
  • Drinking: Water
So, I joined :iconsmash-universe: because it was the biggest club for Smash Bros. and Nintendo stuff I saw on this site and because I enjoyed browsing through their folders.  I still do. There's a lot of great stuff.  

However, I've found some of the limits on submissions not the their liking.  I had a feeling that my latest thing might be declined because I couldn't remember what their policy on slightly gory stuff was and I searched the club looking in vain for their rules.  I couldn't find where they'd posted their rules on that.  I didn't think my piece was that bad because gruesome zombie-type characters actually appear in the canon games. (They just... aren't the heroes).  I find ReDeads and Dead Hands pretty effing scary! (Legend of Zelda enemies).   Anyway, if they do have a no-horror policy that I was just unable to find on the main site or in the "About" or I'd just overlooked somehow, I understand.  

I still think it's unfair because they apparently don't have a "no-sex" policy.  Cheescake tight-clothes and nude fetish pictures (particularly of the female Smash characters) appear there all the time.  I personally find that kind of objectification kind of offensive and weird to have on a "family-friendly" fan-club, but, apparently there is no nix-policy on that.   There is also no quality-cap, as I see art by obviously young/new artists there, so I don't think I faced rejection for the quality. 


I've had a few of my pieces rejected.  They probably had no place for a (non-gory) stupid comic I did (that actually was hastily-done and low-quality, but I've seen worse-looking pieces make the clear!)  I found out AFTER I had joined the club that while they do take fanfic, they don't take crossovers of any kind, even very slight mostly Smash-oriented crossovers.  (They rejected "National Anthem," which I posted on here FOR THE CLUB because it's got a "Hunger Games" element/plotline).  

They have plenty of my pieces up on their club... but, being confused as to how broad/narrow my options are, I really just want to find another, broader Smash club, one that accepts a greater range of pieces.  - One that will accept horror, and crossovers.  I mean... I was hoping to post my Halloween 2014 fanfiction "Road Trip" on here in hopes to have it featured in a club, but... I kind of thing the one Smash club I'm in would hand-wring and reject it because it has character-deaths in it. 

So, does anyone out there know of a Smash Bros. / General Nintendo club that does accept Fanfiction, Crossovers and doesn't shy away from a bit of horror / dark pieces?  

Heck, any "Dark" Nintendo clubs in general would be welcomed.  I have work in :icondarkesthyrule:  and I've always been been wondering if there are any Kid Icarus clubs that cater to that or Smash Bros. clubs that cater to that or include that.  I'm pretty sure there are dark-themed Pokemon clubs out there, but I haven't done a lot of Pokemon work.   --- Yes, I'm a sicko who likes horror thrust into "kiddie" games.  Not that it isn't already there in the canon.  Zelda's full of creepy stuff.  And the last time I checked, some Pokemon are forlorn spirits... Hades eats souls... 

Just... anything but a stuffy club... not that I'm leaving the stricter club, they have a lot of great things and do accept *some* of my artwork... I just need somewhere to put/advertise some of my more off-kilter things. 

Help! 

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ever-so-excited Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital 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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:iconaranea-designs:
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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:iconshadsie:
Shadsie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

Sadly, I don't find as much fresh material as I used to, since I live in a suburban apartment now (strangely enough, a few skulls have found me on roadside walks, still)...

I do live next to a cemetary but... no... just no... though it has been joked about in my household. XD
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aranea-designs Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I love your work.

I live in the city too, but a lot of people online sell skulls, so I get those to paint. I've cleaned the bones from roadkill before too, but even that is difficult when you have neighbours close by!

LOL at the cemetery jokes! I work at a funeral home so yeah.. similar jokes!
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Airisu-San Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
:icontardyayplz:Hello, and thank you for joining :iconlegendofzeldafanz:!!!:icontardyayplz:

:la:We just want to give you a warm welcome to our ever-growing group so please remember to read our lastest news and blogs to be fully updated on well, everything.
Are you feeling generous today? Well, if you are,
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:heart:We are also hosting a Valentines contest so feel free to join!! The submissions for the contest will be closed soon so HURRY to enter.
The prizes are bigger than ever and might grow over the time so HURRY and enter for the great prizes!:heart:

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