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January 26
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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

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!

 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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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-06-12
Exquisite use of textures and composition, + The Woods on His Back + by ShePaintsWithBlood ( Suggested by MaxKielsmeier and Featured by STelari )
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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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work.:)
Starinthedark91 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Congratulations, your piece is featured on DarK, with your interview!
DarK loves you!
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much.  I truly appreciate it!!  Definitely an honor!:blackrose:
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thrilling amazing! You definitedly earned this DD :love:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist 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!
SittingBuddha Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this slender stylised creature has caught my eye its GREAT.Nod 
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:
StephenBeaumontArt Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
 I love this!Heart 
Beautiful <3 
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
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