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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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Shadsie
Empress of Bones
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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 My gallery is split between fan art, works on skulls and bones, artwork related to my unpublished novels, original misc.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.
Interests
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Watching: The Colbert Report
  • Playing: Pokemon Y
  • Eating: Chimichangas
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale
For the animated feature films division this year, though it wasn't the winner.  

I have yet to see "Frozen," but from what I've seen of the ads, it seems more like a general crowd-pleaser movie.  I got to see "The Wind Rises" yesterday and I'm surprised it didn't take the Oscar because it just had more of that "Oscar" feel to it.  It's not really like most movies I've seen... it's kind of a movie that "reads like a novel," actually - telling the story of a decade of a man's life interspersed with dream sequences.  It's not the usual gods and spirits type of Miyazaki fantasy film - it's a historical drama told with dreams.  

Like the rest of Miyazaki's canon, it is very beautiful.  I've always been amazed at the work on the backgrounds on Studio Ghibli films - they have so much detail to them, so much love put into them. 

I'm not sure it's really a "crowd-pleaser" type, in that, while there's nothing objectionable as far as letting young children watch it, but unlike with Totoro, I'd expect them to get a little bored, unless you have children that are precocious history and/or design buffs. (Any kid who loves airplanes will love it).  It's a very *mature* film - in the true sense of the word (not violence and sex and all the stuff popularly labeled "mature" ) but in sophistication, complexity, history.  

It asks a complex question: Are you willing to create beautiful things even knowing that they are likely to be misused/used for destruction?  

It's an interesting question.  I've considered it on some level, myself, actually, as a fiction writer after reading lists of "books used for causes the authors never intended them for."   (There's a list somewhere on Cracked citing that very thing... "Horton Hears a Who" used as American issues political propaganda baffles me the most).   

For those who've seen the film: I've seen a Wiki image:  Italian designer Caproni's giant multi-winged plane-boat thing?  Really existed. And was photographed.  (Before the predictable happened to it).  Look it up. I was amazed.  

 

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ever-so-excited 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 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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You may need to look up the Skyward Sword Manga to understand that fic I sent you.
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AltaicTiger Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav! It's really appreciated!
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Keyshe54 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 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 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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Shadsie 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 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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