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The Desolate Gray by ShePaintsWithBlood The Desolate Gray by ShePaintsWithBlood
Finished commission for the wonderful and incredibly patient ~146tym

This was certainly fun to do. The concept for the creature was very much my client's idea and I just re-draw it in my style.
I enjoyed doing this quite a lot because it was very nice to be able to take a client's idea and combine it with my own style. That is not a freedom I get very often and it felt like a wonderful break.

Time: 10+ hours?
Tools: Pencil, gears, watercolour and pastel on watercolour paper
Reference: Sketches provided by my client and some references of metal

This painting is copyright Aria Keehn 2012 ShePaintsWithBlood(me)
Concept for the creature is copyright to ~146tym Thank you for looking!:blackrose:
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Oh my gor, this is absolutely amazing! The combinations you are able to make with lights and darks are always amazing...not to mention I love the use of clock gears here. Nicely done!
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Horsehuggingdragon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
oh, i'm loving the background! the swirls and misty hills are just beautiful <3
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness hon.

This is incredible.
The mood is so strong, mysterious without being overly depressive. Makes my mind do backflips, wondering and tripping over ideas of how this land works. The shapes in the sky look AMAZING. And the gears, the perfect scenery.

And the orb. THE ORB.
Sends shivers down my spine. Those delightful shivers.
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skittle-san-love Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
This is so cool and so lovely!!!
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146tym Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I just want to say that this is far and away the finest piece of art I've ever commissioned. I could not be physically happier.
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Ravenwolf89 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg.... this is amazing! I love the water and the sky! The creature makes me think of sea horses with their egg shaped bellies ^^
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!

Oh how cute I did not think of that!! The idea I get off this creature is that it is a actually a metal orb that was sent out by scientists or something to examine the land when a shadow took it over and began devouring it.:blackrose:
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Ravenwolf89 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that sounds freakin awesome :D You are getting a lot better ^^ I cant believe how much your at has changed in the past year! AMAZING :]
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