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+ Winter Rotting + by ShePaintsWithBlood + Winter Rotting + by ShePaintsWithBlood
Can it be this Wintery?
This rotting cold that kills my Spring?
This desolation, ice and wind
Which rusts the cogs and gears within.

Blizzards white, drowns silent trees
And wind through flesh like symphonies
A startling void drowns out the din
Pressed close against my Winter sin

Winter, blowing, rotting me
Drowning Spring’s cacophony


A self portrait of sorts.

I feel really dumb admitting that...

P.S. Wondering what in all the worlds is up with the legs? She is wearing tree trunks as supportive braces but I think I overdid the messed up pose.

I should really stop throwing rhymes into my work.

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Time: 10-13 Hours
Tools: Watercolour and watercolour ground on canvas
Reference: Some deer anatomy

This painting is bloodmarked and copyright Aria "51" Keehn, ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you so much for looking! :blackrose:
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Escaron Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so fantastically beautiful that I could almost die! The details the skull the pose the colors the everything!!!! <33333333333333333333 Are you ever taking commishes? ^^
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!  I really appreciate it!

I am mostly closed for commissions at the moment, however if it is a larger, more detailed piece I am open to consideration <3 
Note me if you ever have any ideas or want more details/pricing <3 And thank you again!:blackrose:
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep coming back to this picture.. it draws me in with detail..
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you so much!:blackrose:
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:iconsinnibelle:
Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome
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:iconkazawolfeart:
KazaWolfeArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is amazing, its so neat! You deserve my watch! :D
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kerinewton Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Is this piece sold? I love it so.
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  This piece is actually a super personal self portrait so I am not selling it, I just have it displayed at the shop where I work ^n.n^  I do make prints though, and am occasionally available for commission <3 :blackrose:
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MDS482332 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
what would fantasy be without your creatures??? O.O
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, what an incredible compliment! Thank you so much <3 :blackrose:
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MDS482332 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
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:icondreadknight666:
DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Friggin awesome! Reminds me a bit of this one (Moss Hound) from my open game project, Ancient Beast [link]
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:iconsada-pazaki:
Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating! :o
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the exaggerated anatomy, unnatural colours and curving composition. The way the back seems to be a landscape as well is nicely subtle, but effective. If I were to draw a self portrait, I would hope it would be half as interesting as this, nicely done!
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:icondebinoresu:
Debinoresu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The figure of the creature is my favorite part.
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:icondark-lioncourt:
Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
Oh I really love this, amazing use of watercolours :)
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I love watercolour <3 :blackrose:
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Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional
Most welcome :) It's clear that watercolours love you back :D
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:iconunderpants:
Underpants Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artist
I love that you use traditional methods for your works. The colours are beautiful and the distortion of anatomy is always an interesting concept (at least to me :P). Great work!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much I am glad you like it! Anatomy distortion can be so fun, haha.:blackrose:
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:iconcrystalblingy:
crystalblingy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Artist
How did you do this with watercolour? Its beautiful!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really enjoy working with watercolor on canvas these days ^n.n^ :blackrose:
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songbreezewolf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The legs are fine. When I saw it, I saw it as more of a spirit of sorts? Maybe floating or whatever.

I'm kind of out of it, but stop being a negative nancy you silly girl <3
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes I kind of pictured her floating originally too.

Aww thank you! :blackrose:
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:iconaquafolie:
Aquafolie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Waw it's super beautiful!
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:blackrose:
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:iconaquafolie:
Aquafolie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist
you are really welcome!! ^^
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just absolutely gorgeous. Just wow. The creature is so dali-esque. It takes my breath away :)
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!:blackrose:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just sat here for about five minutes, fingers hovering over the keyboard, trying to compose some words to explain how incredible this is.

Start with the colours. Such a gorgeous range of greens, with hints of blues and yellows. Love how you did that, it encompasses so much more than the typical monochrome green that most would do. The textures are one of my favorite things here. Many different textures, from the thick fur on the neck to the muscle texture. And those legs. Those LEGS! I just adore that concept, you pulled it off perfectly. The spindly ends, bending under the weight yet strong enough to support the body.

And your signature peek-a-boo holes in the ribcage, this time giving a glimpse of the inner mechanics. I love that. There's another layer to this piece, a depth that I can feel myself being lost within, lost in a happy place of magic and wonder.

Even the angle of the body adds to something to the piece, like a peek-over-the-shoulder glance, its much more interesting than a typical side view.

The meaning behind this chills me, and it speaks to me. Where I live, we experience extremely harsh winters, and it sucks the life from me. Everything is different shades of grey, colour is almost completely absent from the world from October till May some years. Its depressing.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, thank you for the amazingly awesome, indepth comment!

I am so glad you like the colours, they are some of my favourites to work with these days.

Aww...I am sorry you have to experience such harsh winters that would be rough..here in Colorado, we get a lot of sun, but the cold just wears on me. I have forgotten when your birthday is, are you a child of Spring or Summer? I often notice that affects people. I am such a Spring baby.

Thank you again so much. I put a lot into this picture and your comment just makes it all the more worth it <3 :blackrose:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a summer baby so it seems to make sense. :)
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Most certainly! We need our greenery, our grass scented breezes and whistling wind through leaves.:blackrose:
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Astralseed Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is really beautiful I especially like the colors you used for this.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much!!:blackrose:
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:blackrose:
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful beautiful detail <3
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you SO much!:blackrose:
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TaMarchingTomahawk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
stunning work
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:iconshepaintswithblood:
ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! <3 :blackrose:
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TaMarchingTomahawk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconoreochema:
Oreochema Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The painting and the poetry are both beautiful!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I am glad you think so, my 'writing' is so spur of the moment and silly...:blackrose:
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mine is usually very spur-of-the-moment. Pretty much all of my poetry is, and most of my better story ideas come from some really random phrases that simply pop into my head! ;)
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha well maybe it is a good thing then!:blackrose:
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Oreochema Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd have to agree with you on that! :D The random things make the rest fit together in most cases. For me, at least.
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MademoiselleGrymms Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a wonderfull painting!
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!:blackrose:
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