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Mother Nature by justanothersomeone

Heya from :iconfeedbackfrenzy:! I'm not going to lie, I was so confused by what I was looking at as a thumbnail and had to view it in full. And I am so gl...

Stop Light by phydeau
by phydeau

Hey there! I'm writing in from :iconfeedbackfrenzy: I like the idea of this piece though I feel that it is lacking the kind of impact it could have with a...

The Demon Awakens by Shiro169

Hello, I'm coming in from :iconfeedbackfrenzy: Ahh I love this! It caught my eye the moment I saw it in the FeedBackFrenzy gallery. The roughness of the l...


Elastic Heart by Shades-ofGray
Elastic Heart
You did not break me
I'm still fighting for peace

A piece inspired by Elastic Heart by Sia and the battle over the control of your own mind and emotion. Although this didn't start as it ended, I am so happy with the final outcome. I found, as I continued to work on it, how important it is to me, from the choice of colour I made to the figures and layout. 

It's a reminder for myself, and others, to always keep fighting, to always keep your head above the water, even when your illness tries so hard to pull you back under. It's important to look at the little things in life for the inspiration and the strength to wake up every day and keep fighting. 


Credit goes to :iconbellastanyer-stock: for the stock reference =)
I Need You by Shades-ofGray
I Need You
Have you ever had the feeling

That we’re not alone?
Those who cause the fear are senile
They unearth them more
Going down the dusty roads
We are cold and see-through

I need you

There’s a reading on the wall
Of all the things that I have done
Pump my blood and lead me on
Anywhere you’ll take me

See it on the wall
Just go and solve it all

- "I Need You" M83

Holy shit on a brick, this took me at least five redoes to get right and I'm so happy I persevered! With a suggestion from my sister to use only grayscale, I bought new Sakura Pigma Pens (get them, they're amazing) and india ink with brush and water. 

Hope you ennjooooy!

Leap of Faith by Shades-ofGray
Leap of Faith
“Being broken isn't the worst thing. We can be mended and put together again. We don’t have to be ashamed of our past. We can embrace the history that gives us value, and see our cracks as beautiful.”
- Anna White

It's been a long, LONG time since I finished a new piece for myself and it feels SO GOOD to upload again! This is done with markers on watercolour paper (the paper is crap for anything else BUT markers! GRR). Anywho! Enjooy!
Character Concepts - Vanessa by Shades-ofGray
Character Concepts - Vanessa
A quick marker concept drawing of Vanessa, a character created for my final Digital Media course. I'm working to bring her to life through 3D modelling with Sculptris (I'm too poor/inexperienced to use anything else, haha). 

I'm going to be taking this as well as full bodied pieces and work them into a character concept design sheet, which I'll post later on.

It's been ages since I uploaded anything! 
The Joker by Shades-ofGray
The Joker
"Don't talk like one of them, you're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak, like me. They need you right now. But when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper. See, their morals, their code... it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you, when the chips are down, these... these civilized people? They'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster, I'm just ahead of the curve."


Took me a while to finish this. It seems my burning pen is starting to bite the dust ;u; Regardless though, I did my best to fill this one in and for the most part I'm pretty happy with it ^.^
I've opened a Tumblr account and will be posting work on there as well as here. I also have another blog on Tumblr for my literature. Feel free to drop by at anytime =)…


Now that university is winding down for the summer - thank god - I plan to go on a mission of epic art proportions. Well, okay, not really, more like a mission to improve my skills before September. I'm itching to get better and the only way I'm going to to that is to keep practicing, practicing, practicing. 

I'm coming to finally understand that there is always room for improvement and that that's not in any way a bad thing. I think I'm going to venture to either Victoria or Vancouver and take part in some life drawing classes and painting courses and hopefully improve my speed at doing art. I might also tackle a few digital pieces, though i'm still pretty shaky in the world of Photoshop :/

If anyone has any ideas, wishes, pieces they want to see me try, lemme know!

Happy Spring everyone!

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Kitty-Brando Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Fantastic works!!! :D
Shades-ofGray Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
:D Thank you!
Kitty-Brando Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You are welcome :)
rskrakau Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   Traditional Artist
Happy birthday Jessica! 
Battle Whale Animated by rskrakau  Battle Whale emoticon by rskrakau  
Shades-ofGray Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!
LillianEvill Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Many thanks for the fav! :) (Smile)
bachn92 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite! I appreciate it.
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Welcome to :iconpyrography-central: Thanks so much for joining us :onfire:
Shades-ofGray Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No, thank you! ^.^

I love pyrography and having a group to share that with is awesome :D
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
Yay! :iconcheerplz:
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