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Azyureil is going to be my final project for one of my classes this semester. I'm taking four studio classes this semester, so I'm being really productive (read: dying I'm so busy with projects all the time I'm going to burn out!!!).

Azyureil is a character that I've had around for a while. He's not connected to any story, like Kitty and Teddy are. His story is more the story about his story. So if it wasn't for my ex, I probably wouldn't have drawn this. Early in our relationship, he told me to draw something: The grim reaper, in a way that I hadn't seen him before. As we spoke on the phone, I drew this neo-grim reaper. I even bent his name a little, much the way that sons are named 'of their fathers' in medieval-style stories (Jarod becomes Jareth etc).
At first, he didn't have a story, and I actually forgot about the character. Last spring, I brought him back out. I'll be honest, before studying anatomy, my anatomy was terrible, but the idea was clear. So was the story, strangely enough:

When Azyureil was still human, he encountered some men in a bar bullying a woman. She left the bar and these men went after her. He went after them. To protect her, he fought these men, at the expense of his life. As he lay dying, he thought of how miserable a death he was dying, drowning, bleeding, in a polluted river.

The Grim Reaper heard him and came to him, gave him un-death. The Grim Reaper left Azyureil's heart intact, but Azyureil's not allowed to use it--he can never love, ever again. Love will destroy the spirits that Azyureil is meant to soothe and protect.

Recently, I felt that my skills were strong enough, and I decided to begin working on the monumental Azyureil. He is over sixty centimeters tall/long, made of solid terracotta clay that I am currently in the process of sculpting down and then hollowing out. So far, I have finished detailing his head and upper chest piece. Currently, I'm still working to make his ribs more rib-like. 

This week is spring break, and my goal is to sculpt his arms and legs to the detail the I would sculpt them just before I hollow them out, which will give me enough of a visual for my proposal, for class. After that, it won't take long to hollow out the pieces, prep the 'sigileto', and be ready to fire.

When he's finished, Azyureil will wear his black cape, his chest will be suspended inside of his rib cage, and he will have jointed hands to hold his scythe. He will also be hand-colored, using water color and chalk and oil pastels.

I'm super excited about this project, and with any luck, I will be able to take high-quality photos of him in his gallery environment.


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Hi I'm Stosphia. I graduated high school in spring of 2011. I only recently became an artist--I'm sad to admit that it took me until almost the end of my high school career to realize the freedom of expression and the release that sculpting provides. I created countless pieces throughout high school, my two favorite being my white charcoal of a tutu and toe shoes hung on a wall, and a three foot plaster Gir sculpture.

I have an Etsy account and I'm hoping to open a shop in the near future, where I will sell my art to make money for college. I currently attend Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and hope to find my place in the world of art and discover my next step.

I'm also a writer--I'm not really that good, which is why I had to become an artist =P My penname on textnovel is dominoJ7.

Sorry this is so disjointed, I'm not very good at bio-writing =S

Current Residence: wisconsin
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Favourite style of art: to create: ceramic sculpture. to observe: surrealism

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Animefeiry2 Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting gallery!
stosphia Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Follow-the-Wind Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Thanks for the watch 8D
ew, it's you
What's your problem? <.<
I'm afraid that was a joke, m'dear. c:
stosphia Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I just saw this. Oh dear KK, you gotted your butt chewed.
stosphia Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:cries: Bbbbut but--why???
you know why
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