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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.


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.


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 My gallery is split between fan art, works on skulls and bones, artwork related to my unpublished novels, original misc.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.


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.
  • Mood: Lmao
  • Listening to: Various Nintendo Themes
  • Watching: The Simpsons
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. Demo
  • Eating: Hamburger Helper
  • Drinking: Generic Cola
So, I downloaded the demo for Super Smash Brothers for 3DS.  It was overdue only because I thought you had to pay for it and only learned today that it was free.   I'm not a cheapskate, I'm poor, dammit!  

I am wondering if it is possible to unlock, in some way, characters and content beyond those things that are given to you.  I mean, I watched some play on YouTube of the Japanese version of the demo upon which you can apparently unlock things because the person on the video was demonstrating gameplay of the Duckhunt characters going through a gauntlet-run rather than just the free for all stage. I was using it as research for a fanfic (as dumb as that sounds).  

Also, the initial selection of playable characters:  Are they given to you at random or are they the same for everyone?  I got Mario, Pikachu, Mega Man, Villager and to my happiness...Mai Boi, Link.  There is also only one stage, the Battlefield, although there are two versions of it, as I found out fiddling around, a normal form and an "omega" form. 

New items amuse me greatly.  Playing Link, I got a Tanooki leaf and ... Tanooki Link, floating with his little tail is so cute!  Then there's the Fire Bar - one of those horrible, cursed things that killed me many times in Mario games turned into a badass flame-sword!  There's the Gust Bellows from Zelda.  I encountered an attack-cuccoo a couple of times but couldn't manage to grab it, though I sicced THE BEES on characters.  And, of course, there's nothing like going after people with a big ol' Ore Club.  (For those unfamiliar, it is a Kid Icarus item).  Speaking of that, I got a Daybreak one session!  

The only character I've been given that I haven't won with yet is Pikachu, and that's because he's a self-destructing little dweeb.  SO EASY to hurtle myself right off the stage with the little rat.  The way he handles for me is as one of those "too agile" characters.  

On the whole, the controls are easy.  They remind me of previous games, just in handheld form. Very easy to figure out.  

Villager.  Okay, all the variants you can choose for them...  I'm glad I played this demo before writing the third chapter of my current Super Smash Brothers fanfic.  I've started something called "Road Trip" which features a group of surviving Smash fighters/Nintendo characters on a bus trying to outrun zombies and make it to a safe zone.  Yes, it's insane, but no more so than the actual games, I think.  Anyway.... seeing those blank, unblinking eyes up close on my 3DS screen... a horde of Zombie Villagers is just begging to be written.   

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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!
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.
TheBlackNova Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You may need to look up the Skyward Sword Manga to understand that fic I sent you.
AltaicTiger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav! It's really appreciated!
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:
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!!!!!!
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! :)
Shadsie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

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
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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