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I work in a variety of mediums and my works have a variety of themes. You'll find everything from painted found animal bones and other nature art to fantasy pieces, to original writing and even lots of fanart for some of my favorite things.

Random Favourites

Twilight Gal by astoralexander Twilight Gal :iconastoralexander:astoralexander 1,671 57 Hero of Time by astoralexander Hero of Time :iconastoralexander:astoralexander 1,380 73 Fire Temple Cat Tower by Feathery-Wings Fire Temple Cat Tower :iconfeathery-wings:Feathery-Wings 7 15 Custom Ghostbusters Pac-man amiibo by Derrico13 Custom Ghostbusters Pac-man amiibo :iconderrico13:Derrico13 91 5 Winter 1981 - Bridge over Feeder Stream by ArkNorth Winter 1981 - Bridge over Feeder Stream :iconarknorth:ArkNorth 3 0 Chariot Master [Secret Santa] by theunspokenprophet Chariot Master [Secret Santa] :icontheunspokenprophet:theunspokenprophet 98 32 Rage and Regrets by YAMsgarden Rage and Regrets :iconyamsgarden:YAMsgarden 711 57 Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask - Snowhead Temple by JaikArt Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask - Snowhead Temple :iconjaikart:JaikArt 340 21 A Hellish Greeting by damie-m A Hellish Greeting :icondamie-m:damie-m 1,769 70 Pond by Michael-Hunter Pond :iconmichael-hunter:Michael-Hunter 572 68 Lady Palutena and her Angel by DNLINK Lady Palutena and her Angel :icondnlink:DNLINK 181 33 Evolution by fablau Evolution :iconfablau:fablau 408 101 Phantom Hourglass by tellielz Phantom Hourglass :icontellielz:tellielz 566 68 Skycity Dark Pit by Lady-of-Link Skycity Dark Pit :iconlady-of-link:Lady-of-Link 212 41 in the Sea by lilith-chan in the Sea :iconlilith-chan:lilith-chan 2 0 Zombie Playground by JasonChanArt Zombie Playground :iconjasonchanart:JasonChanArt 2,195 147
My tastes are varied and, thus, I favorite a variety of things. Some things here are gifts to me, some things are fanart, some are original, and there are even some photographs here.

Wishlist

Fire on the Water by kilgore-trout Fire on the Water :iconkilgore-trout:kilgore-trout 143 51 Doom Comes on Little Cat Feet by hellcorpceo Doom Comes on Little Cat Feet :iconhellcorpceo:hellcorpceo 8,784 1,009 Go Away by kerembeyit Go Away :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 6,515 540 The Highest Point by maggock The Highest Point :iconmaggock:maggock 133 18
I don't really have any room on my walls for prints, and expect no one to ever get them for me, but I do like these. Think of this as a secondary Favorites gallery.

Activity


  • Listening to: Iron Chef on TV in the background.
  • Reading: Whose Boat is This Boat? - by Trump, by accident.
  • Watching: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: Fish, shrimp and chips
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
Holiday promotion is going on at Kindle for my books!  

My books - from now until Dec. 5, basic digital editions FREE on Amazon / Kindle

Paperbacks available at regular prices if you want them instead.  (They print up well).  

LIMITED TIME! GET YOUR HOLIDAY FANTASY-BOOKS FOR GIFTS OR FOR YOURSELF NOW!!! GREAT GIFTS FOR WEIRD PEOPLE!!!

(Listed with summaries and regular prices)

My latest release:

Malarkey and Belinda

In the small nation of Serrif a creature is born as the first, the last and the only of his kind. He is derisively named “Malarkey” by the man who commissioned his creation as a way to spite the mages in his employ who thought his birth impossible.

Malarkey is a gryphon – a re-creation of a beast that had been extinct in his world for almost a century. His kind were creatures of loyalty and could be bonded to a single human as a protector with an unshakable faith. He was created to serve the king of Serrif, Lord Cirrit, as a weapon of war. But instead, the bond that is the blessing and curse of his blood finds him pledging his life to Belinda, the house slave assigned as his caretaker and adoptive mother.

As turmoil rises at the edges of their kingdom, as well as from within, the gryphon and woman must rely upon each other in a quest for mutual freedom. They must navigate a deadly world in which both men and beasts are against them. But still, they have each other – and for as long as they both survive, that might just be enough for the two of them to spread their wings and fly.


www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99

www.amazon.com/dp/1521321965/r… Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99 

BASIC EDITION IS ON FREE-SALE UNTIL DEC. 5!!!


- The difference between the Basic Editions and the Deluxe Edition is that the Deluxe Edition has full-color painted illustrations, while the Basic Edition has black and white pen and ink illustrations.





My 2013 release:

A World of Rusted Dreams

In a future world a young girl named Mira lives in the town of Rust, which makes its living from scavenging the remains of the past. Discontent to remain there without having at least one great adventure in her life, she summons a Guardian from the Heavens to protect her on a journey to her nation’s capital city. Guardians are spiritual companions that only come to those summon them with earnest hearts and can only be seen by those that believe in them.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMGYHTK Computer edition. $4.99 / FREE to Prime subscribers.

FREE / SALE ON AMAZON KINDLE UNLIMITED UNTIL DEC.5!!!

www.amazon.com/dp/1520266642&#…, $12.99

2018 Holiday Card Project
I made a couple of cards for the Deviant Art Holiday Card project.  One is hand-painted acrylic, the other is a combination of ribbon, window-cutting work and candy-foil, with acrylic paint and pen lettering.  

They read, respectively:  "Wishing you all of the beauty of the season - Happy Holidays."  and "Whoever you are, whether near, whether far, I am thinking of you this season - Wishing you the best."   

One needs to only make one to participate in the project, but I felt like making two.    

I worked very hard on these but can't help but see little flaws that annoy me.  It's the same with my family holiday-cards. Or, anything I do, really. 
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November Maple
Fall leaves - preliminary painting done from life of a tree in the cemetery across the street from my apartment, with details filled in at home.  It's not entirely accurate to life.  The preliminary painting was far more impressionistic.  

Acrylic on watercolor paper, detail-work in fine-line Sharpie. 
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October Wood
Sketch and watercolor pencil of a bit of a log and some leaves by the side of Neshaminy Creek in Tyler Park, outside of Newtown, Pennsylvania. 
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Dragon Jaw
A strange, unidentified jaw I found in my bone-box when fishing around for some bones to paint... my bone-box being where I have cleaned specimens in storage.  I don't remember where I found it.  I think it is from a pig.  I knew right away that it was not a deer or calf jaw (the chin / join being wrong, not thin enough).  I knew that it was not a carnivore because the teeth were flat-ish.  An Internet search has domestic pig jaw as the most accurate visual match.  

Where in the world I'd found the thing, I do not know at this point - it was probably one of my desert-finds from years ago... a lot of random livestock was dumped where I used to live.  

Anyway, since the animal was a question, initially, I painted it with dragons and made it into a dragon-jaw.  I equipped it for hanging.  

Acrylic on bone with candy-foil accents and horns made of polished and crushed mussel shell (leftovers from a takeout meal, so they're legal) and just a little glitter on the teeth.
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Shadsie
Empress of Bones
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hello, I go by Shadsie. If you want to know my age, I "live outside of time."

I am an artist of varied mediums, some of them unusual. My favorite medium is acrylic paint and I frquently use animal bones as a canvas. I find these out in natural places and meticulously clean them - I don't kill any of the animals to make my art, they're all just found.

Otherwise, I paint on canvas and paper. I draw, I sculpt a little and I even do a bit of digital work - in short, I work with whatever I can get my hands on and do a lot of experimenting.

I have an associate's degree in graphic design, but it hasn't seen much work. I have written fantasy novels, which can be found on Amazon Kindle in both digital and paperback formats:



"A World of Rusted Dreams"

- In a future world a young girl named Mira lives in the town of Rust, which makes its living from scavenging the remains of the past. Discontent to remain there without having at least one great adventure in her life, she summons a Guardian from the Heavens to protect her on a journey to her nation's capital city. Guardians are spiritual companions that only come to those summon them with earnest hearts and can only be seen by those that believe in them.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMGYHTK Computer edition. $4.99 / FREE to Prime subscribers.
www.amazon.com/dp/1520266642?r… Paperback, $12.99

And

"Malarkey and Belinda"

In the small nation of Serrif a creature is born as the first, the last and the only of his kind. He is derisively named “Malarkey” by the man who commissioned his creation as a way to spite the mages in his employ who thought his birth impossible.

Malarkey is a gryphon – a re-creation of a beast that had been extinct in his world for almost a century. His kind were creatures of loyalty and could be bonded to a single human as a protector with an unshakable faith. He was created to serve the king of Serrif, Lord Cirrit, as a weapon of war. But instead, the bond that is the blessing and curse of his blood finds him pledging his life to Belinda, the house slave assigned as his caretaker and adoptive mother.

As turmoil rises at the edges of their kingdom, as well as from within, the gryphon and woman must rely upon each other in a quest for mutual freedom. They must navigate a deadly world in which both men and beasts are against them. But still, they have each other – and for as long as they both survive, that might just be enough for the two of them to spread their wings and fly.


www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99

www.amazon.com/dp/1521321965/r… Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

- The difference between the Basic Editions and the Deluxe Edition is that the Deluxe Edition has full-color painted illustrations, while the Basic Edition has black and white pen and ink illustrations.


Otherwise, I am prone to becoming obsessed with various entertainments and will do fan art for such. My gallery is split between fan art, works on skulls and bones, artwork related to my novels, original misc. artwork and jewelry-making.

I am willing to take concrit on all works unless specified, even on older works for which I am too lazy to enable the new "critique" feature on.


Enjoy!

Current Residence: Hyrule.
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Alternative, Various
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Nature Art, Surrealism, Realism, Anime.
Operating System: Whatever I get my hands on.
Shell of choice: Hmm... something made of bone?
Wallpaper of choice: Painted animal bones cover my walls.
Skin of choice: No skin. Bone.
Favourite cartoon character: Vash the Stampede.
Personal Quote: I don't want a world where no one dies. I want a world where no one wants to die.
Interests
  • Listening to: Iron Chef on TV in the background.
  • Reading: Whose Boat is This Boat? - by Trump, by accident.
  • Watching: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Playing: Fallout 4
  • Eating: Fish, shrimp and chips
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
Holiday promotion is going on at Kindle for my books!  

My books - from now until Dec. 5, basic digital editions FREE on Amazon / Kindle

Paperbacks available at regular prices if you want them instead.  (They print up well).  

LIMITED TIME! GET YOUR HOLIDAY FANTASY-BOOKS FOR GIFTS OR FOR YOURSELF NOW!!! GREAT GIFTS FOR WEIRD PEOPLE!!!

(Listed with summaries and regular prices)

My latest release:

Malarkey and Belinda

In the small nation of Serrif a creature is born as the first, the last and the only of his kind. He is derisively named “Malarkey” by the man who commissioned his creation as a way to spite the mages in his employ who thought his birth impossible.

Malarkey is a gryphon – a re-creation of a beast that had been extinct in his world for almost a century. His kind were creatures of loyalty and could be bonded to a single human as a protector with an unshakable faith. He was created to serve the king of Serrif, Lord Cirrit, as a weapon of war. But instead, the bond that is the blessing and curse of his blood finds him pledging his life to Belinda, the house slave assigned as his caretaker and adoptive mother.

As turmoil rises at the edges of their kingdom, as well as from within, the gryphon and woman must rely upon each other in a quest for mutual freedom. They must navigate a deadly world in which both men and beasts are against them. But still, they have each other – and for as long as they both survive, that might just be enough for the two of them to spread their wings and fly.


www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99

www.amazon.com/dp/1521321965/r… Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99 

BASIC EDITION IS ON FREE-SALE UNTIL DEC. 5!!!


- The difference between the Basic Editions and the Deluxe Edition is that the Deluxe Edition has full-color painted illustrations, while the Basic Edition has black and white pen and ink illustrations.





My 2013 release:

A World of Rusted Dreams

In a future world a young girl named Mira lives in the town of Rust, which makes its living from scavenging the remains of the past. Discontent to remain there without having at least one great adventure in her life, she summons a Guardian from the Heavens to protect her on a journey to her nation’s capital city. Guardians are spiritual companions that only come to those summon them with earnest hearts and can only be seen by those that believe in them.

www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMGYHTK Computer edition. $4.99 / FREE to Prime subscribers.

FREE / SALE ON AMAZON KINDLE UNLIMITED UNTIL DEC.5!!!

www.amazon.com/dp/1520266642&#…, $12.99

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reynard61 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2018
Hi! Here are the first five chapters of the story that I've been working on. I'm hoping to turn it into either a webcomic or a graphic novel. Please let me know what you think.

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Shadsie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I do rather like this so far.  It just needs more, but I am already interested in this random sewer kid (with pointy teeth!) and this generous fellow who's taken an interest in helping her.  The little moments you've written are rather charming.  I caught a couple of misspellings...well, I'm actually not sure "Inquery" is a misspelling of "Inquiry" or if it is the British spelling.  I'm pretty sure you meant "piece" when you wrote "peece," however.  

Thank you for having translations of more common English from the Cockney.  I like having the Cockney around because my brain can generate the accent / I can imagine the characters talking, but it is difficult to understand without a translation.  Still, there are some large blocks of it at certain points, which makes things feel weird even with the translation - I am not sure how it can best be broken up to keep an even flow in the writing.  I almost want to suggest less emphasis upon the accent, but I am not sure that is realistic.  (It really is almost an entirely different language).  There are just points where, for me, it seems like there's a little too much of the "foreign language" / accent I'm trying to decipher before the translation.  
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reynard61 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
"I do rather like this so far.  It just needs more, but I am already interested in this random sewer kid (with pointy teeth!) and this generous fellow who's taken an interest in helping her."

Thanks! I've actually got 13 chapters completed. I can send you the rest if you're interested in reading more. (Just PM me your e-mail address or create a G-mail address that I can send them to and send that.)

"The little moments you've written are rather charming.  I caught a couple of misspellings...well, I'm actually not sure "Inquery" is a misspelling of "Inquiry" or if it is the British spelling.  I'm pretty sure you meant "piece" when you wrote "peece," however."

Nope. Those are actual spellings that were used in that period. In fact, if I'd used more "period" spellings you'd probably have had much more difficulty reading it. (The first English Dictionary wasn't published until 1755, and spellings -- and even some pronunciations -- didn't become "standardized" until well into the 1790s.)

"Thank you for having translations of more common English from the Cockney.  I like having the Cockney around because my brain can generate the accent / I can imagine the characters talking, but it is difficult to understand without a translation.  Still, there are some large blocks of it at certain points, which makes things feel weird even with the translation - I am not sure how it can best be broken up to keep an even flow in the writing.  I almost want to suggest less emphasis upon the accent, but I am not sure that is realistic.  (It really is almost an entirely different language).  There are just points where, for me, it seems like there's a little too much of the "foreign language" / accent I'm trying to decipher before the translation."

Nattie's version of Cockney comes from a 3-vinyl disk set of interviews that the BBC recorded during and shortly after the "Blitz" in 1940 that was part of the Indianapolis Library's collection in the 1980s. (Unfortunately it's gone now.) One of the people interviewed was a Cockney sewer worker who helped to keep the London sewers repaired and operational during the bombings. (There's a reason that no one's ever heard of "The Great Cholera Epidemic of 1940" -- it never happened!) His accent was *very* "rough" (although I fell in love with it instantly on first hearing), and I had to play the interview several times to get a clear understanding of what he was saying. So what you're reading is the closest written approximation to his dialect that I can get, plurals and all. (If I can ever get it turned into a webcomic or graphic novel format, her speech bubbles will have the Cockney and the translation will be under the panel.)

Hope to see and hear more from you here and on The Slacktivist!
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My email is shadsieblue@yahoo.com - be sure to clearly label them or say, "Hey, this Reynard."  I've had my email for a long time and am lazy about its upkeep...I get spam frequently and it's been more than once that I've accidentally had to un-spam folder something I accidentally deleted or labeled as spam.  (In fact, this happened with my own Fanfiction.net account).  
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reynard61 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Okay, sorry for the way that looks. I've never tried to attach anything to a comment before now so I wasn't expecting it to do that. I hope that you can still read it.
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GrayComputer Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So what do you think of my contest entry for the Pit lovers Club?
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Shadsie Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cute.  All the entries are quite nice. 
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GrayComputer Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey I drew a picture the pit lovers contest, Here it is! Angels to Goddesses and Goddesses to Angels
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks so much for the watch! Your ID is awesome and for some mysterious reason I pictured you with darker hair, idk why...haha I wouldn't be brave enough to put a real pic of me on my ID here. That's for facebook xD

I assume since you watched me you'll be reading the ALBW fic, whee! The title is pretty lame though...thought maybe you'd be able to suggest something better.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of skimmed to read later.  I'm trying to remember what roleplay it was... was it the one where I played a rather grumpy Hilda?  I had a friend (online friend I made whom I learned lived about an hour's drive away from me) come for a visit yesterday - second time we've gotten together - and was all tired last night trying to read it, so I gave up and slept.  

I've given thought to returning to Zelda Dungeon, but I don't know how welcomed I'd be back.  The last time I looked in so many names and topics had changed.  I just got Triforce Heroes as an unexpected Christmas present - so I can talk that there, I guess.  I also got my own copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening as a present, so I could give the borrowed game  back to my aforementioned friend and could say "Go ahead and erase my files if you need to."  So, time to create a second iteration of "Shadsie." I won't be replaying Skyward Sword for a while, since my buddy borrowed that from me.  

I hit the watch because I realize I hadn't been watching you should.  I'm on Facebook, too.  I'm not too secret on my real name here since I sign a lot of original works with it and I shill my self-published book.  Stacey Nordwall if you want to look it up, though I don't know who you are there.  I'm... pretty random on Facebook so far - I also watch people and places who are fountains of geek-memes, so I share a lot of those. 
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