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Ciara Kay Barsotti
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I am a wife and an artist who has found herself in Santa Cruz, CA for the time being. I work at a frame shop by day and I draw buffalo by night.

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Dead Eyes by catsandscales
Dead Eyes
I drew this dead ghost Bison for my husband, who is my #1 fan, biggest support, and best encourager. I couldn't have done this without him. :) It's all his fault that I'm into Bison in the first place! He introduced me to the album that started it: Plains of the Purple Buffalo by *shels.

Happy Halloween!

14X19 micron pen + copic marker

SDG

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Buffalo Lament by catsandscales
Buffalo Lament
mixed media 14X17

This one was definitely challenging... I had a difficult time with settling them into the background and only came up with the fallen snow today... I started this piece over a month ago. It was a painful and drawn out process, haha! But the end result is satisfactory and interesting, I think.

I started it with just graphite and watercolor. I wanted it to be minimalistic and more of a feeling, less of an illustration. That initial goal was not met. The combination of graphite pencil and watercolor turned out muddy and with poor lighting. I'm glad I left the spirit in graphite... I was able to salvage the Bison despite the muddy colors and bad contrast, with the help of acrylic paints and colored pencils and gel pen. Phew! So there are five mediums in this piece, on watercolor paper.

Each of these pieces have been a bit of an experiment... I very nearly failed this one. :P Thoughts and critiques are very welcome!

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fillyrox Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch :)
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MajorAladdinStardust Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Argh! Do you take Australian dollars for that smokin' Bowie kit?
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catsandscales Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Oh yes I do! www.etsy.com/listing/127206563…

Also the zine is here, but I'll throw that in for you if you get the stationery. ;) www.etsy.com/listing/120829295…
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MajorAladdinStardust Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MajorAladdinStardust Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! Thanks!!! 
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