Araxian Oddities

Eldritch horror by night, Witch aunt by day. Avid creator of ocs. Lover of fantasy. Ask box always open. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AraxianOddities

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I made sum notebooks :D

And you can get you some on my etsy shop :D


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grapefruit slice

studying sum froot


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Orange Orchard Acrylic Painting-Art Print

An original illustration printed on archival photo paper to ensure your print is high quality. A sun warmed orange orchard overflowing with fruit Each print is hand signed and shipped flat with backing board to help prevent bending. Prints come WITH a border. If you would like a borderless

Shop Update :D

got some art prints up!!!!


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pear

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a giant leapord gecko mount

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teacher changed an assignment last minute so noOOW ya bitch has to come up with a cyanotype >:L

I had such a plan for a digital transfer too and wasted money on this dumb acrylic gel gloss that i don't need now eh


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yellow clouds

I need to use gouache more >:L


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A portrait of a masked girl in yellow

Sprucing up my discord

join for updates on my personal projects :D


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portrait of a white haired girl

things that live in my brain rent free


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Linocut print of a Dumpy Tree Frog

wow is firm linolium so much nicer to cut on >.> that super soft stuff was getting on my last nerve


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orange slime

so i drew this dork a couple of years ago for inktober and someone called them cute

I GUESS THEY'RE A CHARACTER NOW -slams pencil down-


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commissioned portrait


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project for school /so much hate. so much frustration. never again./


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portrait commission :D


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So in traditional Japanese printmaking, you use nori paste along with a pigment, usually watercolor/gouache nowadays, in order to make beautiful layers of transparent color and achieve shadows and whatnot. But most people in Japan from what I can find, carve on wood. And IIiiiI do not live in Japan. So I was like....Will the nori paste be enough to get the pigment to stick?

The answer is YES

I've tried it out with dye and pigment based paint and they both work! This makes printmaking in color so much more viable to me (and other people starting out) because even buying student grade colors will produce archival work that wont fade due to acids in the paint! So much more cost effective!!!!

Plus western printmaking ink is, by design, is so fricken thick and opaque. You have to buy a whole other thing to make it transparent. Great for line work/flat colors/key blocks but out of the tube or pot its pOOP for layering >:L it make me sad face.

If anyone wants to try it out:
30g starch (traditionally this is rice starch but you can technically use any food grade starch)
150mL water
A tablespoon or so of hydrogen peroxide(for preservation)
Pot
Heat source
More water for thinning

Mix the starch and water before you start heating. Then heat that bitch over mid/low heat, continuously stirring until the bottom just starts to thicken then immediately take it off the heat. This took about 4 minutes for me. Move it to a container to cool, add in the peroxide and store in the fridge. The nori paste as is is WAY too thick for use, so thin it out as you need it. You want to aim for a consistency that it will slowly drip off your stirring instrument .

HERE'S a link for the nori paste recipe


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Aye yo im gonna do a giveaway but ineed input on what the prize should be(tm)


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workin on some merpeople stickers :D


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hell yeah stickers


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what is consistancy


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Carved a stamp I got better ink coming so hopefully I can get cleaner prints = A= dumb waterbased inkpad :D


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I was hording this sketchbook until i could find a replacement becuase i absolutley love the paper in it and found more a few months ago :D was going through the filled pages and found this old study page I did some time in 2019


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