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+ When We were Young+ by ShePaintsWithBlood + When We were Young+ by ShePaintsWithBlood
When we were young our bodies did not scream with internal fire. Our breath was not smoke. Our legs were of muscle not steel and cogs. And our lives were believed real.

Oh goodness this is old...about two years old (probably almost exactly) One of my first attempts at oil pastel. I remember this being extremely fun to draw. It is a portrait of a young Raphullini who lives in the tabaco coloured world that I draw. This was him only as he begin to decay and before he became partially made of mechanics. Not a lot is known about him other than he is not one to hang heads with and some say he has an association of some sort with Miz Windmill and is likely a kind of guardian of the ancient windmills that turn the world (none of you likely know what I am carrying on about so I will shut up and get out of my head now.)


Time: ??? 10 - 20 hours? It was so long ago but I recall it taking a bit.
Tools: 0.5 mm mech pencil, oil pastel, mineral oil
Reference: The overall piece was referenced from a picture of my old horse and the skull was referenced from various equine skull photos

This drawing is blood marked and copyright Aria Keehn 2009-2011 ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you for looking!!:blackrose:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - love the details
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blackrose:
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RobynEmlen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Bad-AAssssss!!!!
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weblednomore Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
pretty
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Sierra-Meshugga Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
God damn.. that would be a sic tattoo
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really, really cool. Love the style!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:blackrose:
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jacamat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow I adore this. You manage to get so much texture in, and yet keep it really smooth and fluid. I wish I could use pastels this well...this is fantastic.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!

I bet you would rock with pastels! They have always appealed to me since I was quite young so I am glad I started using them so much again.:blackrose:
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Leahbeast22 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011   General Artist
Wow. Love that it was of your old horse... really brings even more emotion to it.
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