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Angel and Henry - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Angel and Henry - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 34 11 Sun-kissed - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Sun-kissed - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 132 21 Ne Plus Ultra - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Ne Plus Ultra - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 252 50 A Light in the Dark - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands A Light in the Dark - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 185 16 Mwindaji (Swahili for The Hunter) by ShaleseSands Mwindaji (Swahili for The Hunter) :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 410 81 Love at First Sight - Acrylic Painting by ShaleseSands Love at First Sight - Acrylic Painting :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 184 34 Innocence - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Innocence - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 170 14 Grace - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Grace - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 157 41 Simple Elegance - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Simple Elegance - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 155 22 Mischievous - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Mischievous - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 123 14 Stately Prince - Scratchboard  by ShaleseSands Stately Prince - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 147 24 Bearly There - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Bearly There - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 87 23 Little Giant - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Little Giant - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 150 23 The Feeling's Mutual - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands The Feeling's Mutual - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 314 47 Youthful Exuberance - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Youthful Exuberance - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 109 21 Living Shadows - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Living Shadows - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 139 18

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Angel and Henry - Scratchboard
Here's a Christmas commission I had to keep secret until now. 😁 So pleased to report that the new owner LOVES it! This was commissioned by a faithful collector and friend for his sister for Christmas of her two Papillons. Hope you enjoy these little ones! 😊

"Angel and Henry"
11" X 14"
Scratchboard
Refs provided by commissioner.
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Sun-kissed - Scratchboard
YEAH!! Here he is! :D Very pleased with the outcome for sure. (Probably my last completed piece for 2018!) Once again, a very fun way to use lighting in scratchboard. Gotta love that backlighting! When I was in Africa, I began noticing how awesome the wildebeest looked around sunset when their beards seemed to glow. So I always made the group stop to take photos when I saw them like this, ha! Hope you enjoy! This one is also going to the Out West Art Show in March. Two down, four to go!

"Sun-kissed"
11" X 14"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.
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Ne Plus Ultra - Scratchboard
WOO YEAH!!! Here she is!! :D You guys have no idea how happy I am with this piece. It turned out EXACTLY as I had hoped. A little explanation about the title. "Ne Plus Ultra" is a Latin phrase meaning, "the perfect or most extreme example of its kind; the ultimate". I thought that was the perfect name for this piece in so many ways--mostly for the fact that I believe this is my best scratchboard to date. I hope you all enjoy her! She's coming with me to the Out West Art Show in Great Falls, MT in March, and I will have prints available too.

"Ne Plus Ultra"
16" X 20"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.


Wow, thanks so much for the DD! Definitely an honor. :D Thanks especially to ANIMALGIRL1869 for the suggestion and the feature by TokyoMoonlight
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A Light in the Dark - Scratchboard
Here he is! FINISHED!! I'm SO happy with the outcome of this one! It went so smoothly from start to finish that I couldn't be happier. For those who don't know, I will be auctioning this piece off on my Facebook art page and give 100% of the proceeds to a long time friend who's really been struggling. I really want this to do well for them! They don't have a clue I'm doing this and I want to be able to give them a big surprise. The auction will begin on Wednesday next week, and I'll give you more info on my Facebook page once it gets closer. In the meantime, enjoy! :)

"A Light in the Dark"
5" X 7"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.
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Mwindaji (Swahili for The Hunter)
After over a year and seven months of on and off work, MY MASTERPIECE IS DONE!! :D I don't throw that term around lightly, but I truly believe this is a huge step in my growth as an artist. No shortcuts were taken with this piece from the start! The reference I used for this piece entailed an experience in the Serengeti that I'll never forget. Getting to spend time with this magnificent animal is nothing short of a dream.

I'm beyond stoked to share this piece with you all, and I hope you all enjoyed following along on this extended journey. Safe to say it will be a while before I do something this intense again! And yes, prints will most definitely be available! :)

"Mwindaji" (Swahili for "The Hunter")
24" X 36"
Acrylic on Board
My own references used.
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Check it out guys! The Out West Art Show put together a video for me for the upcoming show in March. I think it turned out rather fantastic. :) Have a look-see! 



In other news, I'm just plugging away at making more art. I'm currently working on a large Friesian scratchboard as well as a commissioned horse oil painting. You can check out my Facebook art page to see all the work-in-progress photos if you're interested. (Link below.)

Thanks guys!

~Shalese

Check out my website: www.shalesesands.com and Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/shalesesands!

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Shalese Sands
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a wildlife and equine artist as well as a recent college graduate trying to make my way in the art world. My goal is to be able to make a living solely off my art--a dream I've always wanted since I started drawing at about 2 years old. The purpose of my art is to depict the beauty of nature--more specifically the sublime. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my work!
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EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D  
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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shikomus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
Happy birthday!
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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BeckyKidus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :-)
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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krizok Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Shalese! Hug Have your cake and eat it too Party 
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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goticdraw Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018   Traditional Artist
awesome furs!
magnificent works.
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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