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Aria Fawn
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
My work mainly features animals with whom I seeks to tell stories and offer an open discussion with my audience. Much of my current work, which is being created for an upcoming art book, deals largely with topics ranging from depression, guilt, sexuality and mental illness. The work from my project seeks to provide honest insight into these difficult subjects which people so often feel the need to downplay or hide as well as a positive and healing overview and especially, an awareness that no one should have to feel alone with their struggles.
My aim with my work is to portray real and identifiable human emotion through animal fables and give those interested, a sense of sanctuary.
Hello my Dears,

As you can see, I am not longer going by She Paints with Blood.  It has been a long time coming and I am slowly changing over to my name Aria Fawn.  She Paints with Blood will never totally disappear though, I have too much fun with it but Aria Fawn makes it a lot easier to work with galleries and other places where I submit work <3  

A little heads up, I will be launching a new Patreon next Wednesday (2-28-2018) and you will be able to find me as Aria Fawn on there as well.  I have been wanting to do Patreon again for some time but was unable to until recently.  I am so excited to share tutorials and process videos and lots of other things I do not post elsewhere!

I am not longer very active on dA as it is too much to keep up with in addition to the other sites and things that are a big part of my career however I still cross-post here now and then.  If you would like to continue seeing my work regularly you may follow me here: Instagram by Th3EmOo Instagram
Facebook by Th3EmOo Facebook 

And my personal Website

Tips Every Artist Should Know!

Don't overuse your eraser, ESPECIALLY when sketching. I hardly use them at all during a sketch, unless I'm refining things or I made a serious mistake. You'll spend less time erasing and more time sketching, and you'll learn how to convert your mistakes into something else. It makes for good practice and it gives your sketch more flow to it (I find, anyway).
And kinda to go along with the eraser part, use light, flowing lines when sketching. Light is easier to mask than dark, and flowing lines are more enjoyable.~LuxDani

...Drawing an animal(or human) that you've never drawn before.(like me drawing big cats, or canines) DON'T draw from a cartoon, draw from a photo. Its perfectly alright if you spend an hour looking over dA or the internet, and don't get discouraged, looking for a reference photo is part of the drawing process. Once you find a photo you like make sure that you have the artist's permission to reference it, respect the artist's wishes if they say no! When you have the photo begin blocking in the animal(or person) with simple shapes, if its frustrating find more photos to reference from and practice drawing that creature. The best advice I can offer from that point is don't give up, even if you think your end result looks horrible, stick with it!~HorseCookies

Try mirroring your drawing to see mistakes you didn't notice before. If it's a real life drawing, put it in front of a mirror and look at the reflection. Or, if the paper is thin enough, you can also turn it around and hold it in a way that the light shines through and you can see it from behind... you'll then see a mirrored result too. ~JWiesner

One thing that has really helped me out is asking friends and family to look at a drawing. I've often found that a different set of eyes can pick out mistakes you didn't notice for one reason or another, something that applies to both art and writing. ~TheGraphicAcademic

Thumbnail something before you draw it. This is definitely something I tell myself again and again.

I'm one of those people who start with a face and then work the composition from there. Which, while effective, can sort of affect the final outcome. Like writing, drawing can be planned ahead. For big pieces, I draw a small box to represent the piece of paper I'll be drawing on (the actual size of the box depends on what you like, i make mine about a 4th of a page) and sketching in the basic idea. Your subject would be standing here, his background would be so, etc. ~thewintercynic

Try facing your characters a different way than you would normally comfortably draw them in. If you always draw facing to the right, try drawing to the left a few times. It is really excellent to be comfortable with both and cuts down a ton of stress when referencing.~AriaFawn

Each of us have unique structure. We're all have different heights, weights, and ways we carry ourselves. As artists this can be a challenge when it comes to portraying our characters. If you can turn them into black silhouetted shapes and others can still tell them apart easily you have succeeded. It shouldn't be because of hairstyle or the outlines of their clothes but rather who they are. This way your characters can be as diverse and dimensional as those in the real world. ~FlameShuken


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Joshua-J-Whitworth Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Professional General Artist
I can tell that you are of the spirit through you work. Keep up the work.
JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Professional
A little deer video to help you start your day. c: (Turn on sound.)

specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing works, have a nice day :)
ECCB Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Student Digital Artist
How's the painting without blood coming?
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice gallery

Have a bunny
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