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Wounded Healer by Shadsie Wounded Healer :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 5 KMM-Cucco by Shadsie KMM-Cucco :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 5 KMM-Lynel by Shadsie KMM-Lynel :iconshadsie:Shadsie 6 8 Fallout: Hyrule by Shadsie Fallout: Hyrule :iconshadsie:Shadsie 7 3 KMM-Chuchu by Shadsie KMM-Chuchu :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 0 KMM-Deer by Shadsie KMM-Deer :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 0 KMM-Wild Boar by Shadsie KMM-Wild Boar :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 0 Pearl Horns by Shadsie Pearl Horns :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 0 Freshwater Mother of Pearl by Shadsie Freshwater Mother of Pearl :iconshadsie:Shadsie 0 0 KMM - Keese by Shadsie KMM - Keese :iconshadsie:Shadsie 7 3 KMM - Stalhorse by Shadsie KMM - Stalhorse :iconshadsie:Shadsie 6 0 KMM - Horse by Shadsie KMM - Horse :iconshadsie:Shadsie 3 0 KMM Moblin by Shadsie KMM Moblin :iconshadsie:Shadsie 5 1 The Alman by Shadsie The Alman :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 1 Eevee by Shadsie Eevee :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 2 KMM - Stalbokoblin by Shadsie KMM - Stalbokoblin :iconshadsie:Shadsie 3 0
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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Tears of a Goddess by Angelstar7 Tears of a Goddess :iconangelstar7:Angelstar7 145 38 lava painted coyote skull by inkednativedesigns lava painted coyote skull :iconinkednativedesigns:inkednativedesigns 5 2 The Triforce - Necklace with real Gemstones by Ganjamira The Triforce - Necklace with real Gemstones :iconganjamira:Ganjamira 345 68 Duck Hunt lamp by estranged-illusions Duck Hunt lamp :iconestranged-illusions:estranged-illusions 302 161 Super Smash Sisters by TheBourgyman Super Smash Sisters :iconthebourgyman:TheBourgyman 4,104 792 Eye Switches by Lethalityrush Eye Switches :iconlethalityrush:Lethalityrush 2,325 300 Little Skullbeasts! by Zhon Little Skullbeasts! :iconzhon:Zhon 150 50
eugenics in bulk
By the time she was twelve they had already decided she would marry a man who could run a five minute mile and speak seven languages.  They chose her a husband the same way they had chosen her eyes and her legs and the pale freckles that interrupted her nose - the same way their parents had designed their children and arranged their marriages, strategic.
Her father called her petite reine. He owned an antique chess board carved from ebony wood and maple.  Some days she'd sneak into the library, pry open the old chequered box and pick out one of the queens, and she'd turn it round and round, searching for imperfections. It was a plain, ugly thing, huge and fat in her tiny grasp.  She had wondered if he thought of her this way.  
She wondered the same now.  
Her hands were not her own.  A businessman in a white coat had grown them slender and strong, built her carbon fiber bones and nails like arrowheads.  Her mother reminded her of this when the
:iconstraygod:straygod 203 60
Honedge by NillaKiwi Honedge :iconnillakiwi:NillaKiwi 35 3 Lendessiel the Pure by Zhon Lendessiel the Pure :iconzhon:Zhon 191 26 Wolf Link Transformation by IJKelly Wolf Link Transformation :iconijkelly:IJKelly 3,583 140 Everything Is Awesome by naboolars Everything Is Awesome :iconnaboolars:naboolars 382 29 Meowth by WhyDesignStudios Meowth :iconwhydesignstudios:WhyDesignStudios 450 40 Survey Corps by SketchyMousey Survey Corps :iconsketchymousey:SketchyMousey 11 9 Link's Companions by Dargonite Link's Companions :icondargonite:Dargonite 214 31 Link and Greninja by BadProblems Link and Greninja :iconbadproblems:BadProblems 46 5
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.


Fire on the Water by kilgore-trout Fire on the Water :iconkilgore-trout:kilgore-trout 142 51 Doom Comes on Little Cat Feet by hellcorpceo Doom Comes on Little Cat Feet :iconhellcorpceo:hellcorpceo 8,815 1,009 Go Away by kerembeyit Go Away :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 6,526 540 The Highest Point by maggock The Highest Point :iconmaggock:maggock 132 18
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.


Wounded Healer
I felt like fiddling around with sketching and brush markers and suddenly decided that some of my fandoms do not have enough fanart of some characters.  I decided that the Fire Emblem: Awakening fan community doesn't have enough fanart of Libra.  I connect with him well since he's spiritually leaning, kind of depressed and an artist. He has a nice duality about him - a feminine-looking male, a healer half the time and the other half of the time he's wielding a mean axe - Yay, War Monks. He's also quite pretty with nice long hair that is fun to draw. Combine that with my love of drawing my favorites all banged-up and here you go. (I already have pic of a banged-up Robin / cloaked avatar).  Is Lucina next?  Probably - she's my other favorite in the game.    

The Healer units can't always heal themselves and Renewal has limits.  Maybe he was hurt defending Lissa (the character I most like to ship with him).  I imagine that she's managing his care as a healing unit, herself and is nagging him to stay in bed and get some rest.  
For Kilton's Monster Manual - Legend of Zelda fanart.…

The Lynel.   

This guy was a pain in the butt to draw.  He fought me at every turn - very like a lynel.  
Fallout: Hyrule
Link woke up in the wrong game.  Oops.  

Inspired by commentary from :iconarknorth: when watching me play "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" regarding Hyrule being in ruins.  Also by getting a little bit of gameplay of "Fallout 4" courtesy of :iconslagpit: sharing his PS4 with me on visits and just thinking about how the Sole Survivor of Vault 111 and Link have similar backstories of knowing a pre-war world, then waking up from a long stasis to a devastated land.  

I think Link could take a Deathclaw... 

Parody of the "Breath of the Wild" cover.  
"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" fanart for Kilton's Monster Manual.  Chu-chus!  Those annoying slime balls that try to bounce you to death!  Or set you on fire! Or electrocute you! Or freeze you solid!  I almost never use their jelly as an elemental trap for other enemies like you are able to... I gather the elemental stuff for Great Fairy clothing upgrades and the standard jelly?  In my first file, it's fuel for my sweet motorcycle because it's all it's good for.  They jump out at the most inconvenient times.  Stupid things.…


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, which can be found on Amazon Kindle in both digital and paperback formats:

"A World of Rusted Dreams"

- In a future world a young girl named Mira lives in the town of Rust, which makes its living from scavenging the remains of the past. Discontent to remain there without having at least one great adventure in her life, she summons a Guardian from the Heavens to protect her on a journey to her nation's capital city. Guardians are spiritual companions that only come to those summon them with earnest hearts and can only be seen by those that believe in them. Computer edition. $4.99 / FREE to Prime subscribers.… Paperback, $12.99


"Malarkey and Belinda"

In the small nation of Serrif a creature is born as the first, the last and the only of his kind. He is derisively named “Malarkey” by the man who commissioned his creation as a way to spite the mages in his employ who thought his birth impossible.

Malarkey is a gryphon – a re-creation of a beast that had been extinct in his world for almost a century. His kind were creatures of loyalty and could be bonded to a single human as a protector with an unshakable faith. He was created to serve the king of Serrif, Lord Cirrit, as a weapon of war. But instead, the bond that is the blessing and curse of his blood finds him pledging his life to Belinda, the house slave assigned as his caretaker and adoptive mother.

As turmoil rises at the edges of their kingdom, as well as from within, the gryphon and woman must rely upon each other in a quest for mutual freedom. They must navigate a deadly world in which both men and beasts are against them. But still, they have each other – and for as long as they both survive, that might just be enough for the two of them to spread their wings and fly.… Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99… Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99… Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

- The difference between the Basic Editions and the Deluxe Edition is that the Deluxe Edition has full-color painted illustrations, while the Basic Edition has black and white pen and ink illustrations.

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.


Current Residence: Hyrule.
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Alternative, Various
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Nature Art, Surrealism, Realism, Anime.
Operating System: Whatever I get my hands on.
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.
  • Listening to: The sounds of our empire crumbling.
  • Reading: Mr. Gizmo: The Space Cannon by R.A. Stott
  • Watching: CNN
  • Playing: Fallout 3 (which matches my own life!)
  • Eating: Cheesesteak and pasta
  • Drinking: Pepsi


A friendly reminder for all who read my page, I have books for those who are interested in purchasing fantasy literature for your own winter reading or for holiday gifts!

My books “A World of Rusted Dreams” and “Malarkey and Belinda” on Amazon. Struggling to keep a roof over my head, so if they peak your interest and you have spare income, any purchase is appreciated. Buying these would be a gift to me, too. (If you really want to be generous, look into the “Malarkey and Belinda” Deluxe Edition - color prints of my hand-painted illustrations)! Any purchase appreciated, see what strikes your fancy so I can keep myself in ink and alive enough to write future endeavors!

“A World of Rusted Dreams” - Computer edition. $4.99 / FREE to Prime subscribers.… Paperback, $12.99

“Malarkey and Belinda” -…/dp/B071FM79JV/ref=sr_1_1…Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99…/dp/1521395837/ref=sr_1_cc_2…Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99……Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

- The difference between the Basic Editions and the Deluxe Edition of M&B is that the Deluxe Edition has full-color painted illustrations, while the Basic Edition has black and white pen and ink illustrations. A.W.O.R.D. has only one set of illustrations (black and white). All illustration work is my own, handpainting and hand-inking.


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GrayComputer Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So what do you think of my contest entry for the Pit lovers Club?
Shadsie Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cute.  All the entries are quite nice. 
GrayComputer Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey I drew a picture the pit lovers contest, Here it is! Angels to Goddesses and Goddesses to Angels
RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks so much for the watch! Your ID is awesome and for some mysterious reason I pictured you with darker hair, idk why...haha I wouldn't be brave enough to put a real pic of me on my ID here. That's for facebook xD

I assume since you watched me you'll be reading the ALBW fic, whee! The title is pretty lame though...thought maybe you'd be able to suggest something better.
Shadsie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of skimmed to read later.  I'm trying to remember what roleplay it was... was it the one where I played a rather grumpy Hilda?  I had a friend (online friend I made whom I learned lived about an hour's drive away from me) come for a visit yesterday - second time we've gotten together - and was all tired last night trying to read it, so I gave up and slept.  

I've given thought to returning to Zelda Dungeon, but I don't know how welcomed I'd be back.  The last time I looked in so many names and topics had changed.  I just got Triforce Heroes as an unexpected Christmas present - so I can talk that there, I guess.  I also got my own copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening as a present, so I could give the borrowed game  back to my aforementioned friend and could say "Go ahead and erase my files if you need to."  So, time to create a second iteration of "Shadsie." I won't be replaying Skyward Sword for a while, since my buddy borrowed that from me.  

I hit the watch because I realize I hadn't been watching you should.  I'm on Facebook, too.  I'm not too secret on my real name here since I sign a lot of original works with it and I shill my self-published book.  Stacey Nordwall if you want to look it up, though I don't know who you are there.  I'm... pretty random on Facebook so far - I also watch people and places who are fountains of geek-memes, so I share a lot of those. 
RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that was the one. You were Hilda. I still have my Mathias/Matt OC and "Thief Girl", who I gave the name Lilla. It's a reference to a Fire Emblem game I know you probably never played. The first one that was released outside of Japan for GBA, Blazing Sword. But it has no subtitle for the western release. It's just Fire Emblem. Anyway there's characters in it named Matthew and Leila, who are a couple and of the thief class. I think that subtle reference is the cleverest thing ever. This time I also gave a name to "Spear Boy" though.

Don't feel bad, I havent been around ZD in eons either. Dunno if I will go back...and I keep my facebook for irl people/family. I don't use it at all for online friends.

I saw that you got Triforce Heroes on your journal. Is it any better than Four Swords? I have the Four Swords virtual console thing that allows single player on my 3ds and I'm not that impressed with it.
Shadsie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never played Four Swords, actually.  I wind up playing with my buddy Blender (23 Blenders) a lot, with a random online person to fill the roster.  It's cute.  It's very much an alternate universe of Hyrule, though, being this little kingdom of Hytopia that's obsessed with fashion and instead of the stakes being "darkness will cover the land forever, whahaha!" its' more like "People will be UNFASHIONABLE forever! - le gasp!"  Madame Coture reminds me of Edna Mode from "The Incredibles."    

Single player on Triforce Heroes sucks.  I tried it once on the lowest level and found it impossible to do one of the puzzles to pass - and it's very easy with other people / was easy with random online people.  You do pick t up pretty quick and random online people can be really great and cooperatve.  
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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
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.
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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