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1  Re: Witch/Wicca/Pagan Swap Round 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by BattleMaidenStudio on: March 22, 2009 04:30:33 PM
My Package from MissMuffCake

I've been out of town for two weeks, and came home to find my swap package waiting for me! Here are all of my goodies from MissMuffCake!

My first peek:


Inside the box


My letter on precious paper, and a La Corona card


My love candle:




Raven Earrings and a Mjolnir magnet


Amber Incense and Incense Burner


Embroidered Mjolnir - sort of a rotten photo, sorry! It's way cute, and hanging over my work table in my studio


Raven Tote:


All together!


What a great swap! MissMuffCake is adorable, and she did a great job on everything! I've already started burning the incense, amber is one of my favorite scents. I've been wearing the raven earrings all day too Smiley This package definitely made me smile.
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2  Laila - Awesome Watercolor in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BattleMaidenStudio on: March 05, 2008 09:39:53 PM
Laila


"With that perfect breath where my mind lay beside me
And all I knew is what had overtaken me...
When I wake from this dream,
Will your smile still open my heart
And leave me transparent?"
~As I Lay Dying - Forever

Laila is a dark and seductive little demoness to be sure. I'm really in love with this one, I'm almost afraid to take it to auction  Undecided

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3  Re: Battlemaiden's Gallery - updated daily! in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BattleMaidenStudio on: February 26, 2008 09:18:44 PM
Thanks everyone! It is a big goal, but I'm excited about it.

Feb 26 - Day 2, 363 to go

Total number of cards so far:5

Today's theme: Cthulhu

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4  Re: Battlemaiden's Gallery - updated daily! in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BattleMaidenStudio on: February 26, 2008 09:23:33 AM
Feb 25 - Day 1, 364 to go

Total number of cards so far:3

Today's theme: Geisha


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5  Battlemaiden's Gallery - updated daily! in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by BattleMaidenStudio on: February 26, 2008 09:23:02 AM
In my drive to create more and more, I've set myself the goal to create at least one new ACEO every day for a year - starting Feb 25. If you're on Blogger, you can watch my progress there as well: http://battlemaidenart.blogspot.com

I'll post each day's new cards here, as well as at the end of the thread. Without further ado!

Feb 26 - Day 2, 363 to go

Total number of cards so far:5

Today's theme: Cthulhu

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6  For Absent Friends - Watercolor and Ink in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BattleMaidenStudio on: January 06, 2008 10:20:43 PM
This painting sort of created itself. I've been on a roll recently Tongue



"The memories that now rest in this forest
Forever shadowing the sunrise of my heart
Wings leave their nest at my coming
Swaying away unto the cold glowing sky
Dreaming away for a while
My spirit sighs in peace
Gazing unto the stars
Please, take me there"
~"The Forest Of October" Opeth

Ink and watercolor on watercolor paper.

I listened to a whole lot of Opeth while I worked on this painting Cheesy

I would love your feedback.
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7  Gothic Valentine - Victoria in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BattleMaidenStudio on: January 03, 2008 11:27:22 PM


"Thou wast all that to me, love,
For which my soul did pine-
A green isle in the sea, love,
A fountain and a shrine,
All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers,
And all the flowers were mine."
To One in Paradise
~Edgar Allan Poe

Victoria perches on her wooden swing with her new arrival, the lovely feline Valentine.

I'm so in love with these two. This is a bit different from my usual style, but I think I'm going to do several paintings with them. Ink wash, pen, and watercolor on watercolor paper. This is my first try at ink wash, and I'm really happy with it.

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8  Seven new paintings! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BattleMaidenStudio on: December 07, 2007 01:09:38 PM
These are all fairly small paintings I did while visiting my family for Thanksgiving. Finally getting around to scanning and posting. All are ink and watercolor on watercolor paper. Paintings are either 3x5 or 4.5x4.5

Dames and Dolls I


Peridot Mermaid


Woodland Fae


Winter Fae


Nina


Brambles


Crescent
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9  Happy Birthday Scorpio! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BattleMaidenStudio on: October 26, 2007 08:54:22 AM


This painting has special significance for me, because I am a Scorpio! It is full of symbolism pertaining to the mysterious and sexy fixed water sign.

Scorpio is well recognized for her sexual prowess, here she is seen topless with a flirty and provocative look in her eyes. She holds a goblet of wine, because cups are symbolic of water in the Tarot. Her sparse clothing is the regal purple that is linked to this sign, clasped together with the Scorpio sign over the genitals, over which the sign rules. Around her neck is the symbol for Pluto and around her wrist is the symbol for Mars, the two ruling planets for Scorpio. Her other wrist bears an opal bracelet, one of the stones associated with this sign.

As a symbol for fixed water, as well as the vigor of Scorpio, I chose a river cutting through a forest, strong and willful. Behind this Scorpio maiden is a thick, dark forest, which stands in stark contrast to the welcoming woman. This is to show the deep and perilous barriers within each Scorpio, keeping outsiders at bay while showing them only what she wants them to see. Very few can make it through to see what lay within, and these fair Scorpio will punish with her vehement sting if they ever betray her trust.

She has a blue scorpion tattoo, and a golden eagle on her staff, both of which are Scorpio’s symbolic animal. Most Scorpios show aspects of both of these animals, but generally lean on one end or the other. “Scorpions” are cunning and vengeful, quick to strike with their poisonous tongue. People don’t want to cross a scorpion Scorpio. The eagle represents clear vision, intelligence, courage and power. This sight is both in social situations, as Scorpios can see things about people or situations other don’t pay attention to, and mystical, as many regard Scorpio as the most magically inclined sign.

I would love to hear what you all think of her!
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10  WIP - Dancing Gypsey - Day 5 in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by BattleMaidenStudio on: October 09, 2007 10:30:21 AM
Alright folks, I will be working more on the large wolf WIP I've got going here, but I got distracted, and now I'm doing this one Cheesy I promise to finish it before doing anything else. Most of these will just be "end of day" updates, more than that would be crazy.

16x20 watercolor and India Ink on watercolor paper.

Day 1
I spent much of day 1 beating my head on a wall hoping for inspiration. Then, I got a great sketch of a dancing gypsey, and decided to run for it.

Here is the sketch (I dont know what dripped on it...):


So, after cleaning house all day (yuck), I cut down some oversized paper and sketched her out. After lots of adjustments to costume and working the pose out just right, I started inking.

Here's the inking in progress -



And the finished ink -



Then I layed down the first few layers of skin tones, and the blue undertones for black hair -



And thus ended day one. I usually paint the background first, so this is a bit out of order for me, but I couldn't wait to get her hair painted.

Day 2
Day two was spent figuring out color schemes for her costuming. I wanted her to be colorful and vibrant, but without looking too motley. So, I chose blues and purples. Started rendering the hair, there will be dozens of layers of black and blue before it's finished, but the largest part was done today. I've spent about 3 hours on the hair alone today. I also mixed a purple for her top and started to lay it down and layer it. Still needs more rendering, but it's a good base. Went for a bright cobalt for her head scarf, will probably do the same for her waist scarf to keep it cohesive.



Day 3
Did a few more layers on the skin and hair, adding more depth. Made a few changes to my original color plan, and brought in a red skirt layer. The purple top looked out of place, so I used the two colors I had mixed to make the purple for her top two skirt layers. I got a good deal of the top skirt done, as well as her scarf wrap. Got the first few layers of the red skirt done. By tomorrow it will look much more red and not so pink Cheesy Started to work on the jewelry as well.



Day 4
I spent most of day 4 trying to cheer up my little one, who's working really hard on teething. She broke her first tooth today, so we're all very happy Smiley Here she is:

Yay! My tiny inspiration.
So, not a whole lot of work done today. About 15 layers on the black skirt, and (almost) done with the red one. No doubt I'll add more once it's all done, I always do. Made another change to the color scheme. I had originally thought to add a yellow ochre to the bottom skirt, something really light and airy to lift her up off the ground visually... now that I look at it I'm thinking more of a pale version of the color of her top, since that would be more cohesive with the rest of the painting. Not completely set yet, I've still got a few hours work on the black skirt before I need to have my mind made up. I could also do it the super pale blue I've got planned for the scarf she's dancing with... hmm. Lol, now you know what my mind is like while I'm working, very indecisive.



Day 5
More work done on the black skirt, base colors for the dancing scarf done. The black skirt posed a bit of a problem, because of all of the coins hanging from the red skirt, it was very time consuming to paint a few dozen layers of black without messing them up and without causing too much streaking to the black. There's still more work to do on it, but I will wait till the background is finished to put more color on her dress. Having all of the white gone makes a big difference in the other colors on the paper.

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