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Please note that I do not take requests. Art is my fulltime career which means sitting at a desk for the majority of the seven days of the week from waking until sleeping and I do not have the time nor resources to devote myself to free projects. Thank you so much for understanding! <3

Commissions are currently open. My prices vary but a lot of my painting prices start at $200. Email me at ShePaintswithBlood@hotmail.com with any inquiries.

FAQ:

Q: Can I pay for a commission in installments?
A: Installments can often be arranged especially for larger pieces with a deposit at the beginning of the commission.

Q: Do you take fanart commissions of licensed characters? (My Little Pony, Balto, Lion King, etc.)
A: I am sorry but I will not take a commission for any licensed characters.

Q: Will you paint my original character based off My Little Pony, Lion King, etc.?
A: I might consider it provided that you do not ask me to paint in the style of the original creation your character is based on (I will not paint a horse in My Little Pony style nor will I use any licensed trademarks (such as cutie marks)

Q: I have a really amazing idea that needs illustration but I cannot pay you. However, it will be great exposure for you. Will you do it?

A: I am sorry but again I do not have the time nor resources to devote to free projects.

Q: I cannot pay you for my illustration commission but you will receive royalties. Will you do it?

A: You can discuss it with me but chances are I will not be able to do it.

Q: I have an ongoing project that will require a lot of work over time. Can I pay you to be that artist and devote time to an ongoing project?

A: I would be happy to provided the deadlines fit around other paid work and shows I might have committed to.

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Prince of Wrinkles by ShePaintsWithBlood
Prince of Wrinkles
A commission I recently did for a very lovely client inspired by her wonderful Sphynx cats! I have been wanting to paint a hairless cat for a few years now so I am glad I finally got the push to do it. I gave him a lot more wrinkles than most adult Sphynxes actually have but their wrinkles are my favourite part!

This is not the last Sphynx cat you will likely be seeing this year from me


See more  work, works in progress and art related posts on my Facebook Facebook Stamp by SparkLum

Watercolour and metallic pigment  on wood panel

 This painting is copyright to Aria Keehn She Paints with Blood.

Thank you so much for looking! :blackrose:
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+ Whispling + by ShePaintsWithBlood
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In my dreams, I hold you so tight that bones would shatter but still you smile.

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This is the first time I have actually painted Whispling. For those who do not know, Whispling is a real fox whom I met in the same location as Ivan (the other black fox I paint) I imagine Whispling is most likely the offspring of, or at least related to Ivan. A small wisp of a fox, Whispling is mischievous, a bit greedy and very unforgettable. Just like his parents. The feeling of his canines on my palm is almost as haunting a memory as the sound of Ivan's on the shell of an egg. I love this fox family dearly and I truly hope that when I return to their home this year, I will find them all well.
In the meantime, Whispling should probably comb his fur because it is getting awfully shroomy.

12x12 inch Watercolor, antique watch parts and torn paper on wood.
For sale $600. Email me at ShePaintswithBlood@hotmail.com to purchase.

I am doing a limited run of 25 10x10 inch prints on this guy. Each one will be signed and numbered and will be $35 each + shipping. Email me at ShePaintswithBlood@hotmail.com to order. Prints will ship out at the end of May.

I am currently running a print proof giveaway of this image on my  Facebook Facebook Stamp by SparkLum

This painting is copyright to Aria Keehn She Paints with Blood. 
Thank you so much for looking!  :blackrose:

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The Healing Coat by ShePaintsWithBlood
The Healing Coat
A tod in the woods
A sinner by the stone
Brings a fox to the garden wearing no golden coat.
His tongue lolled black as the blackest piece of coal
Telling me the taste spring and the last piece of home.


Dedicated to the beasts of this world who die frivolous deaths for the whims of man.

12x12 inch watercolur on wood panel with torn paper.

This painting is copyright to Aria Keehn She Paints with Blood. 
Thank you so much for looking! :blackrose:

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Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes!  It makes me feel so cheery and special and I love all of you!!  <3 <3 <3

I thought I would take a moment to post a few progress photos from various paintings which I have on my  Facebook art page People seem to enjoy seeing this sort of thing but I do not feel like dA is the best place to upload them very often. 

Closeup of an eye in a new painting I started yesterday.

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Teaser/progress shot for another painting I recently completed and spoke about in my newsletter (toss me your email if you want to be added to the newsletter list)

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A simple in-progress painting of Ivan.

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+ The Earth and the Clay + by ShePaintsWithBlood
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Second piece in my "Dead Galaxy" mini series. This one, of course, is of a bat flying beneath the earth in a sea of stars and mud.


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Facebook Stamp by SparkLum Want to see more process photos and random art-related updates?  Please follow me on Facebook


Watercolour, torn paper, metallic pigment, thread and rabbit vertebrae* on wood panel.

This painting is copyright to Aria Keehn ShePaintswithBlood.  Thank you for looking!

*Bones used were rabbit vertebrae bones which I harvested and cleaned myself. No animals were harmed for the making of this painting nor will animals ever be harmed for my work.


What Sleeps Beneath by ShePaintsWithBlood
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Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes!  It makes me feel so cheery and special and I love all of you!!  <3 <3 <3

I thought I would take a moment to post a few progress photos from various paintings which I have on my  Facebook art page People seem to enjoy seeing this sort of thing but I do not feel like dA is the best place to upload them very often. 

Closeup of an eye in a new painting I started yesterday.

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Teaser/progress shot for another painting I recently completed and spoke about in my newsletter (toss me your email if you want to be added to the newsletter list)

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A simple in-progress painting of Ivan.

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Tips Every Artist Should Know!

Don't overuse your eraser, ESPECIALLY when sketching. I hardly use them at all during a sketch, unless I'm refining things or I made a serious mistake. You'll spend less time erasing and more time sketching, and you'll learn how to convert your mistakes into something else. It makes for good practice and it gives your sketch more flow to it (I find, anyway).
And kinda to go along with the eraser part, use light, flowing lines when sketching. Light is easier to mask than dark, and flowing lines are more enjoyable.~LuxDani

I use the above tip more than ever these days since I mostly only draw via ballpoint pen. I have to agree, it really helps you learn to be more careful and get an eye for beauty among messiness.

...Drawing an animal(or human) that you've never drawn before.(like me drawing big cats, or canines) DON'T draw from a cartoon, draw from a photo. Its perfectly alright if you spend an hour looking over dA or the internet, and don't get discouraged, looking for a reference photo is part of the drawing process. Once you find a photo you like make sure that you have the artist's permission to reference it, respect the artist's wishes if they say no! When you have the photo begin blocking in the animal(or person) with simple shapes, if its frustrating find more photos to reference from and practice drawing that creature. The best advice I can offer from that point is don't give up, even if you think your end result looks horrible, stick with it!~HorseCookies

Try mirroring your drawing to see mistakes you didn't notice before. If it's a real life drawing, put it in front of a mirror and look at the reflection. Or, if the paper is thin enough, you can also turn it around and hold it in a way that the light shines through and you can see it from behind... you'll then see a mirrored result too. ~JWiesner

One thing that has really helped me out is asking friends and family to look at a drawing. I've often found that a different set of eyes can pick out mistakes you didn't notice for one reason or another, something that applies to both art and writing. ~Inkwerk

Thumbnail something before you draw it. This is definitely something I tell myself again and again.

I'm one of those people who start with a face and then work the composition from there. Which, while effective, can sort of affect the final outcome. Like writing, drawing can be planned ahead. For big pieces, I draw a small box to represent the piece of paper I'll be drawing on (the actual size of the box depends on what you like, i make mine about a 4th of a page) and sketching in the basic idea. Your subject would be standing here, his background would be so, etc. ~thewintercynic

Try facing your characters a different way than you would normally comfortably draw them in. If you always draw facing to the right, try drawing to the left a few times. It is really excellent to be comfortable with both and cuts down a ton of stress when referencing.~ShePaintsWithBlood

Each of us have unique structure. We're all have different heights, weights, and ways we carry ourselves. As artists this can be a challenge when it comes to portraying our characters. If you can turn them into black silhouetted shapes and others can still tell them apart easily you have succeeded. It shouldn't be because of hairstyle or the outlines of their clothes but rather who they are. This way your characters can be as diverse and dimensional as those in the real world. ~FlameShuken

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CatelfKitling Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
your art is so beautiful! I can not wait to see more! :la:
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ImAshPaige Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just bought one of your prints in Denver. You're incredible !! Heart Heart Heart 
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JWiesner Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Wow, congrats! Just saw your piece Prince of Wrinkles made it to the front page! :D
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner May 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks!  I am surprised it was there! :blackrose:
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OHHEYITSFERRICK Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Hey There! I have no idea if you'd recognise me at all, its been like a year since i've talked on here at all... However you win brownie points if you work it out by my username! I doubt it though...
I just started a new account because i wanted to start posting again but i couldn't bring myself to post on the old one again. BUT all good, all good, good to be back indeed.
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