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Leopard Study - Graphite Drawing
Here he is!! My first piece of 2017! It was nice to do a small, quick piece like this--very refreshing. I have a possible leopard painting planned in the future as well as scratchboards, but until then, it's back to the lion scratchboard I'm currently working on! Hope you all enjoy him! It was amazing to be able to watch this guy in the wild.

"Leopard Study"
9" X 12"
Graphite on Bristol Board
My own ref used.
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Serengeti Babies - Scratchboard
Here they are!! :D I'm so happy with how these little guys turned out! There really wasn't any issues along the way with this one--smooth sailing the entire way. It was so fun to watch these two (and the other young giraffes in the area), even though the hot afternoon Serengeti sun was relentless. Hope you all enjoy! :)

"Serengeti Babies"
11" X 14"
Scratchboard
My own ref used.
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Soul Fire - Acrylic Painting
Ah, finally--he's DONE!! :D I'm very pleased with the outcome and actually surprised he didn't take longer. This is one of those pieces that you really have to see in person to appreciate--no photo or scan will do it justice!

I decided to name this piece the way I did for two reasons. 1. The "soul" of the animal is always in the eyes, in my opinion, and this lion has a very intense stare. And 2. the lion stirred up a "fire" in my soul when I saw him. Hope you enjoy! :)

"Soul Fire"
18" X 24"
Acrylic on Board
My own ref used.
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Sandi - Scratchboard
Here's Sandi!! :D I managed to finish her up yesterday, so now I can't wait to give it to the commissioner for Christmas. Just needs some varnish and then she's good to go! Hope you all enjoy her! :)

"Sandi"
5" X 7"
Scratchboard
Ref provided by commissioner.
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Jazzy - Scratchboard
Here's my latest Christmas commission--a Papillon named Jazzy! I had lots of fun working on her and I know the commissioner will be thrilled to give it to his mom for Christmas. :) I hope you all enjoy her too!

"Jazzy"
8" X 10"
Scratchboard
Ref provided by commissioner.
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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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:iconthunderheart1287:
Thunderheart1287 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy New Year! :)
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy New Year to you too! :)
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Thunderheart1287 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heart Hug :) (Smile)
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buttsqaures Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
You just earned another watch. :)
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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SolveThePuzzle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Your art is amazing. They look so realistic. Clap 
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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SolveThePuzzle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
You're welcome :)
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MzJekyl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning gallery! Your work is beautiful! 
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I'm really glad you like everything. :D
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