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+ The Woods on His Back + by ShePaintsWithBlood + The Woods on His Back + by ShePaintsWithBlood
Want to know the story on Ivan?  Visit my original drawing of him here  To keep up to date on The Egg Sucker series of paintings as well as updates on the novel and many other artistic ramblings like my art on Facebook  Facebook

This piece is not for sale however I do have beautiful giclee prints  as well as photo prints of it.  To purchase one simply toss me an email at ShePaintsWithBlood@hotmail.com


This painting is very much to do with The Egg Sucker novel I began after that incident. Ivan is not actually that big in the novel but I wanted to portray the Hauntling Wood growing from his back due to how much of the world he takes upon his shoulders.

A master of egg magic, I painted him here with an energy charged egg pendulum. And I decided it would only be fitting if I connected his tail with the soul spiral of the moon which represents his own life. And of course, as always, I had to paint in a bit of The Beneath (as the Egg Sucker was where I first really wrote about it)

This piece includes various little antique clock gears, decayed leaves (including an aspen leaf from the place in which I first met the Egg Sucker in person) and lots of little metallic gold touches.

I do hope you enjoy it



Medium: Watercolour, metallic pigment, salt, decayed leaves and antique watch gears on canvas
This painting is bloodmarked and copyright 2014 to Aria '51' Keehn ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you for looking!
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 Thank you so much to MaxKielsmeier and STelari for the Daily Deviation! I am beyond honored, especially since this is a particularly close to my heart piece! I know Ivan would be thrilled as well!
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Given 2014-06-12
Exquisite use of textures and composition, + The Woods on His Back + by ShePaintsWithBlood ( Suggested by The-Nalkiahn and Featured by STelari )
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Very well done and a great use of color. It looks like something from Nightmare Before Christmas. I am very impressed and can get the feel of something more going on within a story that's not made yet. The technique is splendid and matches the colors and concept rather well. A very good piece and could be interpenetrated many different ways. A great work of art to those who know what to look for and a lovely picture. Now I can see this will be a great work of art in the future, not that it isn't now of course. All in all well done!
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MarketaH Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! :) 
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :blackrose:
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work.:)
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Starinthedark91 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Congratulations, your piece is featured on DarK, with your interview!
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DarK loves you!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much.  I truly appreciate it!!  Definitely an honor!:blackrose:
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BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thrilling amazing! You definitedly earned this DD :love:
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is SO deserving of the DD! Gods... simply breathtaking! This has real magic to it... I can feel it even through my screen!
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SittingBuddha Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this slender stylised creature has caught my eye its GREAT.Nod 
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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this piece is superb! :wow:  The colours and textures are just fabulous and there is so much subtle detail! :love: It is such a glorious piece of art!  Congratulations! :clap:
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StephenBeaumontArt Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
 I love this!Heart 
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:iconthehopelessencounter:
Beautiful <3 
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
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:iconalexxxandra97:
The animal is so refined...
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
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LegatoTaTu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
beyond awesome looking
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
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Everlaun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Heart !!!! This is the kind of art where it draws you in to its world and get lost in it. It's beautiful as my eyes were drawn to the textures of the sky, ground, creature, and back to the moon. I love it =) 
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you!  I truly appreciate it!:blackrose:
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illjams Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
dang this is so cool! reminds me alot of the 'welcome to nightvale'podcast for some reason
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Unsuspicious-Pizza Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is an amazing work Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] 
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Reminds me of that piece by Dali that is quite famous and yet I do not remember the name of.
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burgonartworks Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great use f color and style
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The textures, style and colours of this is so cool! Very well done
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CrispyLettuce Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is my new favorite thing. <3
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Morbid-T3mptation Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This style of yours is really amazing, it really grasps me tight and fills me with such happiness. Really outstanding and unique. Beautiful Job <3 :3
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisitely weird and wonderful!!!!
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HorseLover741 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Extremely beautiful and unique! Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :heart:
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helzibreegs Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Amazing!!
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LadyShentra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me a legend of my coutry, call: "El cadejo" Nice drawing!!!
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Brb-gtgmilkacow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing colours <3
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Oskrosu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
beautiful and creepy at the same time, well done :)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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ShadyHero175 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Amazing work!
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madizzlee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   General Artist
This is so unbelievably beautiful.
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Tribo-Sonora Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Artist
Fantastic!
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Ninjere Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
this is amazing i love the colours!
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rancidfetus Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible. I absolutely love it. I wish I had millions I could offer you to buy that painting.
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Positic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Photographer
OHMYYYY! CONGRATULATIONS!
Now this made me happy.
You deserved it soooo much! :aww:
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nadiasaurusrex Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
This is so great Meow :3 
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Entenn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Amazing! Atmospheric and powerful!
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Rekrelle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Love it and such a well deserved reward :)
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Essansee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so disturbingly beautiful.
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DarkNightDragon1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
congratulations for your DD
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Sunima Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Congrats with the DD! absolutely deserving it! :heart:
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LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Huge congrats on the DD!!! So well deserved, this is seriously such a great work of art! :la: I have the print I bought of this hanging right next to my art desk ^^ Ivan sure inspires me on a daily basis! :D
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SheWoodlandElf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Seems as if he's wearing quite a burden, this fragile character. I feel kind of sorry for him, but feel, he's gonna make his way :-) Very nice drawing, thank you for inspiring me.
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LittleStarryDreams Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. My. God.
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazingly talented.
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
:onfire: ... excellent work!
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