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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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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. $400. Email me at ShePaintswithBlood@hotmail.com with offers or inquiries. I take payment plans on this piece.

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
+ The Earth and the Clay +

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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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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Above the Grave by ShePaintsWithBlood
Above the Grave
The earth bellow can be a frightening place and so we float mere inches above it clinging to our insecurities and denial yet all the while loathing the ropes which keep us tethered like a carousel horse's pole. Giving us only the illusion of freedom though we know deep down that there is so much more beyond the familiar space we have run over and over and over.

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Graphite, watercolour and white 'watercolour' on wood with a frame of torn paper. Approximately 12x6 inches
For sale $250 This painting can be purchased on a payment plan. Email ShePaintswithBlood@hotmail.com with inquiries.

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

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What Sleeps Beneath by ShePaintsWithBlood
What Sleeps Beneath

The first of a tiny, mini series of paintings themed around dead things sleeping under the earth which is a little galaxy in my mind. This particular piece is dedicated to the rabbit whose vertebrae graces the threads sewing the paper together.

Watercolour and torn paper on wood block.

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For originals and commission inquiries email ShePaintswithBlood@hotmail.com

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No animals were harmed in the making of this piece nor will animals ever be harmed for my work.

This painting is copyright to Aria Keehn ShePaintswithBlood

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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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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VijayVega Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for my Lama I hope you had a fantastic day!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner 5 hours ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blackrose:
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy Birthday! Here's hoping yours was warm and wonderful.
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ShaQuaVara Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Whelpday Hun. Miss you.
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Airborne Wish you a bright and cheerful Birthday!!!Airborne 
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