Shadowness - sandrahultsved http://shadowness.com My name is Sandra Hultsved and I am a self-taught artist & illustrator, based in Sweden. I create art from my emotions and depict stories about dark r... en The lady of winter (ACEO) http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/the-lady-of-winter-aceo <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/the-lady-of-winter-aceo"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/466979/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />ACEO 3.5x2.5 (without border), graphite pencils, black ink, some red & white ink. I was inspired to make some kind of forest spirit that makes everything so pretty with frost during the winter time (although I think the frost shows better in real life). This is my contribution for the ‘Gift of Love ACEO ART SWAP HOLIDAY SHOW’ on Facebook. It’s a group show containing 50 artists, exchanging ACEO’s (Art Cards Editions and Originals) with each other and offering giveaways for the fans! So feel free to join in and enter my GIVEAWAY! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=861910247162846&set=oa.811471825571219&type=3&theater This artwork is available in my Society6 shop: http://society6.com/theartofsandrahultsved/the-lady-of-winter_print#1=45 Happy holidays everyone!:holly: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:37:10 -0500 Beaktande en ros http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/beaktande-en-ros <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/beaktande-en-ros"><img src="http://shadowness.com/css/text-censored.png" /></a><br />Ink, graphite pencils & blood. This has many different point of views for me. The background is that I wanted to express the relation I have to my body as a woman and cuntcarrier; I like my body, but at the same time I am insecure about it. Because all the time we are fed by the media and society a norm of how we should look like. And that grows a shame around our bodies, especially I think as a non-male. There's so much taboo around the pussy, that still lives on. Which makes me more ashamed of my body instead of appreciating it for what it is. So for this image I wanted to lift up the importance of looking at your own body, see it for what it is and not through someone else's eyes. Appreciate it, listen to it and get to know it. That's what the title means to me, but I couldn't find a very good translation. Done for “Fittkonst 2014 STHLM” exhibition in Stockholm. The exhibition which contains of 20 artists work with different techniques and backgrounds, joined together with one theme “The cunt”. With this exhibition we want to normalize the pussy, because even though half of our human population has got one, it still is a topic surrounded by taboos. To read more about our project we’re on Facebook. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:33:43 -0500 Among shadows http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/among-shadows <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/among-shadows"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/451669/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Graphite pencils & ink, 2014 Fanart of the wonderful game Child of Light. Close up and more info at my blog: http://sandrahultsved.com/blog/?post=72 www.sandrahultsved.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:03:12 -0400 Poison - Oleander http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/poison--oleander <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/poison--oleander"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/440765/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />"Love is a poison, for good and bad. Just like a poisonous flower, it's beautiful and sweet but could kill you in the next second." This is the 3rd portrait in the series of poisonous flowers, and it might be my favorite one so far. My thought behind this portrait series was to show a metaphor for love, how it weights between being the most wonderful thing in the world and of being the most painful thing. The line is fine, and sometimes it can feel like you love someone so much, that the love itself could poison you, maybe even to death. It started out as one idea for a portrait together with the poem you see above, but before I had even finished it, I thought it would be nice to make more portraits with the same concept. And this is very unlike me, since I have never been able to do more than two works in a series before. But this concept seems to have occupied my mind completely. I've also done two drawings with ink and pencils 'Moonseed' & 'Aminita virosa' that follows the same theme with poisonous plants. My wish is to one day show them all together (and more) as one whole exhibition. Ink & watercolor painting. First portrait in the series: http://sandrahultsved.com/gallery/poison-deadly-nightshade/ Second portrait: http://sandrahultsved.com/gallery/poison-lily-of-the-valley/ www.sandrahultsved.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:36:16 -0400 Moonseed http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/moonseed <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/moonseed"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/435528/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Ink, pen & graphite pencils, 2014 "Moonseed (Menispermaceae Menispermum), it grows in woods and hedges and produces clusters of small fruits, known as drupes, which resemble grapes. All parts of these plants are known to be poisonous. The toxin is alkaloid dauricine. The drupes have led to paralysis and death when eaten." Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:07:46 -0400 Path of thorns http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/path-of-thorns <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/path-of-thorns"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/428650/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Ink, pen & graphite pencils. This is the last piece for the exhibition, I will have it for sale, as well as my other pieces at the exhibition. Read more about the exhibition here: http://www.sandrahultsved.com/events/?event=46 See close up: http://fav.me/d7higdf http://www.sandrahultsved.com Thu, 08 May 2014 05:45:51 -0400 Poison - Lily of the Valley http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/poison--lily-of-the-valley <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/poison--lily-of-the-valley"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/417998/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Ink painting. "Love is a poison, for good and bad. Just like a poisonous flower, it's beautiful and sweet but could kill you in the next second." First portrait in the series: http://shadowness.com/r2am3t www.sandrahultsved.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:32:37 -0400 Poison - Deadly Nightshade http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/poison--deadly-nightshade <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/poison--deadly-nightshade"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/409816/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Ink & watercolor painting. Love is a poison, for good and bad. Just like a poisonous flower, it's beautiful and sweet but could kill you in the next second. Close up for details: fav.me/d75d3gl Second portrait in the series: http://shadowness.com/e5rqqx Tue, 11 Feb 2014 02:17:19 -0500 The innocent http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/the-innocent-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/the-innocent-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/404620/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Graphite pencils & ink Thanks to Maria Amanda for the beautiful and inspiring reference: fav.me/d6vqpoc Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:02:51 -0500 Merry X-mas Owl http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/merry-x-mas-owl <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandrahultsved/merry-x-mas-owl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/400621/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Sorry! I forgot to upload this here, but of course did I want to wish you all a merry christmas/ holiday here as well! Now I can also wish you all a happy new year, though:D I hope that your dreams will come true and that this year will be a year full of love and creativity! I would also like to say thanks for all the wonderful support here, you know who you are!:) You are the best!<3 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:47:39 -0500