Oh my goodness, could that be a painting by Aria that has nothing to do with anything? No, it cannot be! Such a sighting has not been spotted in a long time. But wait...it is!
Yes, this is a completely frivolous painting I did for myself while *JWiesner
was visiting. It was done in one of my handmade sketchbooks, this one being made of watercolour paper. It is quite small and takes up both pages (thus that awkward ribbon running down the center to hide a nasty glue accident I had whilst making the book) Thanks to my good friend *JWiesner
I was able to sit down and take time to just paint what I wanted while we enjoyed the friction of mutual artistic energy flickering in the air. You can stop reading here but if you want a bit of useless info about the creatures of this painting feel free to go on.
This painting features a repeating creature of late, my Shadoes (also nicknamed "Thornbucks" They can be either male or female though once upon a time hunters believed that they were all does.
It was said that in order to protect his females, a thornbuck would place a spell on them, turning them to liquid shadow that could slip in and out of trees, using them as portals from one world to the next, thus keeping them safe from harm as these creatures are greatly prized hunting trophies. However, it was later learned that Thornbucks themselves were of the same liquid shadow but the name "Shadoe" was never changed and is used to refer to both the males and females of the species.
Prints of this piece should be available at Nan Desu Kan in the coming weeks.
Time: 6 + hours
Tools: Pencil sketch in homeade sketchbook of watercolour paper, watercolor, pigments and gel pen.
This drawing and Shadoes/thornbucks are copyright Aria Keehn 2012 ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you for looking, much love!