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+ The Chill + by ShePaintsWithBlood
+ The Chill +
A creature of Autumn has taken shelter inside of the tree to wait out the frigid temperatures of the Redwoods Gray's short Winter.

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A piece I recently finished as part of my Redwoods Gray series. Those of you who read my newsletter have already seen this but here is it for the rest of you lovelies as well!

Can you find my little Wendigo amongst the cold and snow? Perhaps if you come down to Valkarie Gallery tomorrow night 12-19 for the Members' Show starting at 6PM you might be able to track her down in not only this piece but one of the many others I have up.

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Watercolour on 24x12 inch canvas. For sale through Valkarie Gallery. Email: hello@valkariefineart.com to purchase or stop by in person.

This painting is bloodmarked and copyright to Aria Keehn ShePaintswithBlood 2014
Thank you so much for looking! :blackrose:

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+ And Onward to Summer + by ShePaintsWithBlood
+ And Onward to Summer +
I posted a little photo of this piece at an angle the other night on my Facebook
And here is the full view of it. I so wish I could get a photo of it in the dark as it looks like a kind of 3D sky of stars and a glowing moon.

I bought these little shadow boxes a few months back planning on using them for this but only just recently got around to making one. This one is not for sale but I will be making more at some point. If you want a custom one they start at $50 and I currently have either 4x4 inch or 3.5x5 inch sizes (but I am sure I can easily get larger ones)
Feel free to email me with any questions at ShePaintswithBlood@hotmail.com

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Mediums: Watercolour, glowing paint, wire, thread and real, dried moss.

This piece and Threadlings are copyright to Aria Keehn ShePaintsWithBlood 2014
Thank you so much for looking! :blackrose:
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Just a reminder that I have an Etsy with fine art prints for sale of a lot of my most popular pieces! www.etsy.com/shop/ShePaintsWit…;

Also, did you know you can set up payment plans with many of my paintings?  If you have had your eye on something but did not have everything saved up for it at the time I can often split the price up into several month's payments.  Once you have paid the piece off it will be packed up and shipped to you!  Feel free to contact me about any of my available pieces to set up a plan!

Some (but not all) of my current originals for sale~

+ The Redwoods Gray + by ShePaintsWithBlood
Of Life's Breath and the Itch of Death by ShePaintsWithBlood +Within an Owl Graveyard + by ShePaintsWithBlood + Swim the Moon + by ShePaintsWithBlood
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+ The Redwoods Gray + by ShePaintsWithBlood
+ The Redwoods Gray +
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The Redwoods Gray
A new world I recently discovered where everything that dies is reborn as sentient creatures made of plants. A world of spirits and monsters and an eternal, foggy Autumn.

Watercolour on a canvas of about 24x12 inches.

This painting is for sale currently through me only and is $700

Email ShePaintsWithBlood@Hotmail.com for offers and inquiries.

Want to see some detail shots? Visit my Tumblr here: shepaintswithblood.tumblr.com/…

This painting is bloodmarked and copyright to Aria Keehn ShePaintsWithBlood 2014
Thank you so much for looking!
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+ King of the Pumpkin Stem + by ShePaintsWithBlood
+ King of the Pumpkin Stem +
Hello dears
Happy Halloween!
This little Threadling has come out of his bell jar to remind us all to please keep our pets safe in the house tonight. And also to remind everyone of how wonderful black kitties are. Not just on Halloween, but every day of the year! He feels that today should be national "Kiss a Black Cat" day.
So if you have a black cat, (or any cat) go give it a kiss! I have already mauled mine multiple times.
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Just a reminder that I have an Etsy with fine art prints for sale of a lot of my most popular pieces! www.etsy.com/shop/ShePaintsWit…;

Also, did you know you can set up payment plans with many of my paintings?  If you have had your eye on something but did not have everything saved up for it at the time I can often split the price up into several month's payments.  Once you have paid the piece off it will be packed up and shipped to you!  Feel free to contact me about any of my available pieces to set up a plan!

Some (but not all) of my current originals for sale~

+ The Redwoods Gray + by ShePaintsWithBlood
Of Life's Breath and the Itch of Death by ShePaintsWithBlood +Within an Owl Graveyard + by ShePaintsWithBlood + Swim the Moon + by ShePaintsWithBlood
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ShePaintsWithBlood
Aria
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Wherever I feel like at the moment. Else that dusty place of hate and love.
Favourite genre of music: Rock, preferably 80's. Choiretic Metal, symphony, opera, occasionally new age.
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Favourite style of art: I cannot chose.
Shell of choice: The Gray we can hide in.
Wallpaper of choice: Orange or green in surreal please.
Skin of choice: Fur, resin, gray, white, plush
Favourite cartoon character: Banette, Trunks, Zim, Alex Row, San
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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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JWiesner Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Cutest sleep accident ever.

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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww cute!!!  I just absolutely love ferrets and all their little quirks!  This made my morning! (Err...afternoon +nightowl+) :blackrose:
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Ferrets are so adorable!
I will never get quite used to them as pets, because of the different culture I grew up with. xD I keep seeing weasels in them but I love them too!

Thought of you when I saw this, that's why I felt like sharing. c:
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EclipseDragonX Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow your whole gallery is beautiful! I don't have words for it... *o*
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  I truly appreciate it! :blackrose:
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