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+ Yes, There Will Be Clockwork + by ShePaintsWithBlood + Yes, There Will Be Clockwork + by ShePaintsWithBlood
Oh gosh this photographed so off...it looks so under contrasted and no amount of contrasting seems to have fixed it.

I painted this piece as a prospective cover for my art book before I decided to put it on hold. I had been having a rare fit of extreme artblock so by the time I spit this out, it felt like a miracle. This creature (he of the long snout and tree trunk head) had been floating around my brain for a few days before I drew him.
I am pretty unhappy with aspects of it. Although, in person, that is the best fantasy skull I have ever painted so I should be thankful for that, haha! I based his skull on the face of a demon I dreamed about a couple of months ago (who should be flattered, especially considering how much I hated him)
I just feel that none of my art is remotely up to par with my mind's standards right now.


Time: 15-20+ hours
Tools: Watercolour and pastel on canvas
Reference: My elk skull, Autrella and some other random animal anatomical reference of which I have forgotten.

This painting is bloodmarked and Copyright to Aria '51' Keehn ShePaintsWithBlood (me) Thank you so much for looking.:blackrose:
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These blue pieces are exquisite!!! :woohoo:
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Hecci666 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exquisite!
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AbigailAllen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Your work is utterly awe-striking...i don't even think i can muster the petty wherewithal to be jealous of you. This has never happened before...i'm still waiting for AWE's typical bitter aftertaste to kick-in, but it's not happening. How...Lovely :)
I've literally never felt so much reverence for another artist's body of work before.
Sorry for the creepy stalker-ish tone of this message. But Your work is just so gobstopping, godsmackingly good.
Thank-you for sharing your beautiful work. It's truly inspiring:)
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh wow thank you so much!  That comment truly made my night and inspired me so much!  Hearing something like that is  an honor and inspires me to such an extent I cannot put it to words. 

I think I shall have the best of luck with creation for the rest of the night thanks to you <3  :blackrose:
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AbigailAllen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Your work is utterly awe-striking...i don't even think i can muster the petty wherewithal to be jealous of you. This has never happened before...i'm still waiting for AWE's typical bitter aftertaste to kick-in, but it's not happening. How...Lovely :)
I've literally never felt so much reverence for another artist's body of work before.
Sorry for the creepy stalker-ish tone of this message. But Your work is just so gobstopping, godsmackingly good.
Thank-you for sharing your beautiful work. It's truly inspiring:)
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MissPoe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love how the swirls works so well together. And the creature too! For some reason it reminds me of a song by Nightwish - taikatalvi. I don't know what the song is about but it popped into my head when I saw this.
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!  I will have to see what that song is because now you have me curious!  Perhaps it will provide some inspiration!:blackrose:
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MissPoe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's in Finnish but it's an enchanting song. :) I haven't been able to translate everything but it seems like it's a poem about nature. At least it inspires me.
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Almaoscurecida Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Wow, amazing effect! I love the creature to much!
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ThEgr8sAcKiE Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
i really like this. and i really like how you use little gears on your paintings :] :thumbsup:
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