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Absentia's Howl by ShePaintsWithBlood Absentia's Howl by ShePaintsWithBlood
Finished commission for ~songbreezewolf of her character Absentia.

She requested her character drawn with a junk tree at twilight which was just about all I could hope to be asked for in a commission ^n.n^ I really had a lot of fun painting that sky. I think the junk tree kind of looks like it is made out of yarn though (maybe it is?)

This painting features a number of gears many of which can be turned in sync with each other as well as a clock with hands that can be positioned.

My idea for this piece is that the character Absentia is howling a green light up to the moon which in turn has sent a crackling power down to split the junk tree down the center. Why is she doing this? I believe she is savvy to the fact that Junk trees are otherworldly portals and perhaps the clockwork undergrowth of many worlds and thus has tried to alter time to her benefit.

Ugh and yes...I still need to work on contrast.


Time: 20+ hours (likely 30)
Tools: Watercolour papers stitched together. Graphite sketch painted in watercolour and pastel with a bit of Prisma inking pen. Clock gears, clock face and keyhole.
Reference: Pictures of Absentia and howling wolves.

This painting is bloodmarked and copyright to Aria "51" Keehn 2012 ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you for looking, much love!

Absentia is copyright to ~songbreezewolf :blackrose:
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Given 2013-03-20
The suggester said: Beautiful magic, whimsy, I always get lost in her pieces. Absentia's Howl by `ShePaintsWithBlood ( Suggested by LuxDani and Featured by Astralseed )
:iconkrazykhol:
this is really cool. I fuking love it. Keep it up.
:fella:
The idea is amazing. If that was a real poster I'd put it in my room. Keep it up,and stick to the creepy but make it really weird, too. :skullbones: but when you try to hard it can eventually $uk. So don't be a :grump: about life and ;) . So keep it up. And ya your a great artist, and I can't wait for something new.
I'm not fn kidding you. Keep it up.
:trollface:
:matrixfight:
:skullbones:
;(
:fella:
your awsome and you should do more of this stuff.
so don't be a :troolface:
and have fun. k
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:iconcopper9lives:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have created a new underworld, a new mythology. I love it.
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!:blackrose:
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:iconcopper9lives:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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:iconamanecerbohemian:
amanecerbohemian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it! It's amazing!!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:blackrose:
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:iconcelia94:
Celia94 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooah! That mix is brilliant!
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:iconkrazykhol:
KrazyKhol Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Writer
thats really cool
:fella:
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:iconacaciagreen:
AcaciaGreen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, sorry to continue, but I moght also add that the gears were an interesting touch. It gives it a unique angle and a strange sense of depth in feeling. So anyway, overall, amazing picture!!!
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AcaciaGreen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very well done! The tree is extremely well done in the way it twists so beautifully, and the very top part of the sky is perfectly in tune with the rest of the picture. The whole thing seems like it's a cold, winter howl with twists of unnatural beauty. Very well done! 11 out of 10 stars!!!
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:iconwhimsicallysardonic:
whimsicallySardonic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
So beautiful.
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:blackrose:
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:iconartcrazynat:
artcrazynat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
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:iconrosepetal179:
rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
oh my gosh i love this pic..i love wolves too!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! My friend definitely has a cool wolf character!:blackrose:
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:iconrosepetal179:
rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
ur welcome! wolves are like, totally awesome!!! arooooooooo
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:iconcat-j55885522:
CAT-J55885522 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredible
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:blackrose:
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:iconvickyinu:
VickyInu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Digital Artist
simply beautiful <3
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:blackrose:
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:iconacg3fly:
acg3fly Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
great work
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:blackrose:
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:iconacg3fly:
acg3fly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
No problem :)
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:iconzonacepe:
zonacepe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Magical! (Y)
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:blackrose:
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:iconzonacepe:
zonacepe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're WELCOME!!
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:iconlutenant-cheeta-fang:
Wow the colors used give this a really cool vibe!
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:iconlittlemoonboots:
littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I literally became lost in the tangles of its branches, hanging with its gears. The cool colors gave it a lovely contrast, even more dreamy. congrats on the dd :heart:
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
very nice
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:iconkitcatturner:
KitCatTurner Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I just adore this!
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:iconsilenoswithaleopard:
silenoswithaleopard Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this style of art!
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:iconinvadervargs:
InvaderVargs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love all the details. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconjosy57:
Josy57 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you worked on the details ! It conveys a really special, mysterious atmosphere. Congrats !
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:iconryanisnasty:
ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD! :heart:
:huggle:
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:icondyarn:
Dyarn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
so awesome!!! love it!!
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:icontyphoon101:
Typhoon101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Wicked! I love it! and the Contrast is great, I dont know what youre talking about :P
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:iconaurora-celest:
aurora-celest Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
The swirling patterns, the color scheme, and the curves are wonderful.
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:iconjainway:
jainway Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student General Artist
cool !
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:iconkyliarty:
Kyliarty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is really cool! A well deserved DD! :D
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:iconpeccatoribus:
Peccatoribus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful idea!
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:iconkhmania:
khmania Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
something about seems so special
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:iconwaveystar:
waveystar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful ♥
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:iconidbart:
IDBart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
It looks really good!!!!!!!!! :D
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:iconlady-lena-lafaye:
Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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:iconnarcissa-snow:
Narcissa-snow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
beutifull
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconelskerr:
Elskerr Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Gorgeous! :D
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful - love the colors and details
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blackrose:
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