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Dad's Mustang - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Dad's Mustang - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 27 12 Bad to the Bone - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Bad to the Bone - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 163 22 Platinum - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Platinum - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 164 23 Angel and Henry - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Angel and Henry - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 39 11 Sun-kissed - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Sun-kissed - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 134 21 Ne Plus Ultra - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Ne Plus Ultra - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 255 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 419 81 Love at First Sight - Acrylic Painting by ShaleseSands Love at First Sight - Acrylic Painting :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 189 34 Innocence - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Innocence - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 170 14 Grace - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Grace - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 159 41 Simple Elegance - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Simple Elegance - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 156 22 Mischievous - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Mischievous - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 121 14 Stately Prince - Scratchboard  by ShaleseSands Stately Prince - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 146 24 Bearly There - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Bearly There - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 89 23 Little Giant - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Little Giant - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 147 23

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Dad's Mustang - Scratchboard
What's this? TWO pieces in two days!? Why yes! It just happened to land that way. ;) My dad will be happy to see that his Mustang is finally finished! This was originally supposed to be his Christmas present two Christmases ago, but now it's finally done! I've never done a car before, so it was definitely a new challenge. It was fun, but I prefer my animals. ;) I'm able to make prints of this one in case anybody's interested. Hope you like it, dad! :D

"Dad's Mustang"
9" X 12"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.
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Bad to the Bone - Scratchboard
Here we are! I was fairly certain I'd be able to finish this guy this weekend. ;) It's a very simplistic composition, but it was a lot of fun to work on! This guy was probably one of the nicest Cape Buffalo bulls we saw. He had such a nice pair of horns! Cape Buffalos are considered one of the most dangerous animals in all of Africa, and every one we saw always looked like they wanted to kill us, lol. This will likely be the last piece I'll be able to complete for the Out West Art Show (unless I can create one more 5" X 7" by next weekend), but we'll see about that. Hope you enjoy him!

"Bad to the Bone"
9" X 12"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.
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Platinum - Scratchboard
Here we are! ALL DONE!! :D Pleased with how this gorgeous guy came out. There are more photos I have of him that I'd love to do on a larger scale someday that really show off his head. This piece is going to the Out West Art Show, and I have three more to hopefully finish in time (these all need to be framed yet too--eep!). Next up is the Cape Buffalo! Let me know if you're interested in prints of this one!

"Platinum"
11" X 14"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.
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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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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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Drakarra Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019   Digital Artist
Your use of scratchboard is UNBELIEVABLE! Honestly, sincerely, your technique is just flawless. Kudos to you sir! I’ve never seen scratchboard work so phenomenal.
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I really appreciate the compliment. (I'm a she by the way. ;) )
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Drakarra Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019   Digital Artist
Ha, sorry, I tend to throw out superfluous language regardless of gender, but I'm sorry if I offended.   Fabulous work, madam! ;D
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh gotcha, haha! No worries! :D
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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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