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A Light in the Dark - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands A Light in the Dark - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 172 14 Mwindaji (Swahili for The Hunter) by ShaleseSands Mwindaji (Swahili for The Hunter) :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 385 79 Love at First Sight - Acrylic Painting by ShaleseSands Love at First Sight - Acrylic Painting :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 170 34 Innocence - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Innocence - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 168 14 Grace - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Grace - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 151 41 Simple Elegance - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Simple Elegance - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 154 22 Mischievous - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Mischievous - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 120 14 Stately Prince - Scratchboard  by ShaleseSands Stately Prince - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 144 24 Bearly There - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Bearly There - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 83 21 Little Giant - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Little Giant - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 147 23 The Feeling's Mutual - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands The Feeling's Mutual - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 309 47 Youthful Exuberance - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Youthful Exuberance - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 105 21 Living Shadows - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Living Shadows - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 131 18 New Beginnings - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands New Beginnings - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 70 17 Black and White Blue-wing - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Black and White Blue-wing - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 126 29 Soaring Spirit - Scratchboard by ShaleseSands Soaring Spirit - Scratchboard :iconshalesesands:ShaleseSands 127 15

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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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Love at First Sight - Acrylic Painting
Ah, here we are--all DONE!! :D This was a very enjoyable piece to work on from start to finish. Some issues along the way, but that's art for ya. ;) Very pleased with how this piece came out and thanks so much to Carol for entrusting me to paint her lovely horses! I can't wait to send them off to their home.

"Love at First Sight"
11" X 14"
Acrylic on board
Photo provided by commissioner.
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Innocence - Scratchboard
Ah, the moment I've been waiting for--the FINISHED piece!! :D This one was a lot more work than I realized it would be from the start! No complaints, though, as it was an overall fun piece to work on. Very happy this little guy is done! He's going to Tabora Gallery after he's varnished, but prints will be available--just let me know if you want one! Enjoy!!

"Innocence"
11" X 14"
Scratchboard
My own refs used.
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Grace - Scratchboard
YEAH!! Here we are! :D Just finished up this piece and I'm definitely pleased with it. Probably one of the most complicated scratchboards I've done to date. This one is off to Tabora Gallery once it's ready to go, but as always, prints will be available if you're interested (just let me know!). Hope you all enjoy!

"Grace"
9" X 12"
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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:iconethanredotter:
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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