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Pearl Horns by Shadsie Pearl Horns :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 0 Freshwater Mother of Pearl by Shadsie Freshwater Mother of Pearl :iconshadsie:Shadsie 0 0 KMM - Keese by Shadsie KMM - Keese :iconshadsie:Shadsie 6 0 KMM - Stalhorse by Shadsie KMM - Stalhorse :iconshadsie:Shadsie 3 0 KMM - Horse by Shadsie KMM - Horse :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 0 KMM Moblin by Shadsie KMM Moblin :iconshadsie:Shadsie 3 1 The Alman by Shadsie The Alman :iconshadsie:Shadsie 0 1 Eevee by Shadsie Eevee :iconshadsie:Shadsie 0 2 KMM - Stalbokoblin by Shadsie KMM - Stalbokoblin :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 0 KMM - Bokoblins by Shadsie KMM - Bokoblins :iconshadsie:Shadsie 6 1 Kilton's Monster Manual Forward by Shadsie Kilton's Monster Manual Forward :iconshadsie:Shadsie 3 2 Kilton's Monster Manual Title Page by Shadsie Kilton's Monster Manual Title Page :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 0 Kilton's Monster Manual Cover by Shadsie Kilton's Monster Manual Cover :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 1
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The Latch :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 0
Giblets the Stuffing Man by Shadsie Giblets the Stuffing Man :iconshadsie:Shadsie 2 3 Linktober Quest 16 - Bighorn Ram Lynel by Shadsie Linktober Quest 16 - Bighorn Ram Lynel :iconshadsie:Shadsie 5 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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All that Glitters by AncientDragoness All that Glitters :iconancientdragoness:AncientDragoness 27 11 Glaceon by Chiakiro Glaceon :iconchiakiro:Chiakiro 1,716 76 Human Hearts keychayns by Oracle-of-Moon Human Hearts keychayns :iconoracle-of-moon:Oracle-of-Moon 1 0 Wander and Avion by linzeda Wander and Avion :iconlinzeda:linzeda 11 10 Silent Princess by ScarlettAlexandra Silent Princess :iconscarlettalexandra:ScarlettAlexandra 25 3 Poking The Centipede Spirit by kerembeyit Poking The Centipede Spirit :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 4,685 221 KIU - From the Darkness by kenyizsu KIU - From the Darkness :iconkenyizsu:kenyizsu 39 33 Day of the Moon by lilith-chan Day of the Moon :iconlilith-chan:lilith-chan 2 2 Hyrule Cooking Seminar by jmardesigns Hyrule Cooking Seminar :iconjmardesigns:jmardesigns 31 4 Breath of the Colossus by SoyUnGnomo Breath of the Colossus :iconsoyungnomo:SoyUnGnomo 765 136 BREATH OF THE WILD by bellhenge BREATH OF THE WILD :iconbellhenge:bellhenge 1,682 49 gerudo dress link by felirue gerudo dress link :iconfelirue:felirue 44 4 Guardian vs. Link by Viride Guardian vs. Link :iconviride:Viride 298 54 The GateKeeper by SaukaMori The GateKeeper :iconsaukamori:SaukaMori 9 2 Milara the Evergreen by lilith-chan Milara the Evergreen :iconlilith-chan:lilith-chan 4 1 An Autograph For Your Fan~ by RS-V22 An Autograph For Your Fan~ :iconrs-v22:RS-V22 122 33
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 8,833 1,009 Go Away by kerembeyit Go Away :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 6,538 540 The Highest Point by maggock The Highest Point :iconmaggock:maggock 130 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.


Pearl Horns
A creature.  I am not sure what it is.  It has no name yet.  It exists in a lush forest. 

The horns were done by use of that mother of pearl texture I made from scanning polished shells.…

Digital work, Photoshop. 
Some art I've been working on is delayed... I've got the frickin' flu.  
Freshwater Mother of Pearl
Mother of pearl texture created from scans and pastes of polished freshwater mussels / wild clams.  (Pieces I'd polished and made into jewelry).  According to a biologist I know, they were a common species / not endangered / legal. (Harvested dead, anyway, but I still like to take precautions).  

Unfortunately, the scanner doesn't really do the shells justice - Even adjusting the color with my software, I couldn't quite get all the colors to show through (pinks seem to have vanished).   

I created this for use on my own work, but offer it to the public.  You may link me to any work you create with it if you want to, but I do not require it.  
KMM - Keese
For "Kilton's Monster Manual."…

Minor monsters as they appear in "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."  

KEESE!  I friggin' hate them!  One time something funny happened to me with a flock of the damned things, though.  I had decided to carry a cuccoo all the way to the old battle-arena in Hyrule Field where the lynel hangs out and toss it inside to see what would happen.  I barely made it away from the stable where I'd picked up the bird when I was attacked by a flock of keese and dropped it.  The cucoo called its flock upon the keese-horde and suddenly all the buggers were knocked from the sky in a glorious display of chicken-wrath!  Even though I was annoyed that I'd have to fetch another cuccoo for my intended experiment, it was a beautiful thing to behold.  


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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