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Morphology of Seasonal Beasts by Aikya Morphology of Seasonal Beasts :iconaikya:Aikya 123 7 Reflections of the Star Path by Aikya Reflections of the Star Path :iconaikya:Aikya 126 11 Halloween Spirits by Aikya Halloween Spirits :iconaikya:Aikya 133 11 Lifestream WIP by Aikya Lifestream WIP :iconaikya:Aikya 66 5 Rhino by Aikya Rhino :iconaikya:Aikya 140 7 Colorful Jaguar by Aikya Colorful Jaguar :iconaikya:Aikya 157 9 Leo by Aikya Leo :iconaikya:Aikya 90 3 Watching the Snow WIP by Aikya Watching the Snow WIP :iconaikya:Aikya 94 6 Tiger Portrait by Aikya Tiger Portrait :iconaikya:Aikya 110 3 Reflections by Aikya Reflections :iconaikya:Aikya 132 5 Lifestream-two parts by Aikya Lifestream-two parts :iconaikya:Aikya 100 17 Workspace by Aikya Workspace :iconaikya:Aikya 106 13 Lioness Commission WIP by Aikya Lioness Commission WIP :iconaikya:Aikya 194 4 Winter's Presence by Aikya Winter's Presence :iconaikya:Aikya 249 15 Forest Ecosystem by Aikya Forest Ecosystem :iconaikya:Aikya 271 12 We are the Earth by Aikya We are the Earth :iconaikya:Aikya 273 13


King Deer by Hechicero King Deer :iconhechicero:Hechicero 25 8 dear wintergod ... by schnunu dear wintergod ... :iconschnunu:schnunu 40 5 Wonder by yuumei Wonder :iconyuumei:yuumei 46,054 2,336 Perpetual Motion Machine by DonatoArts Perpetual Motion Machine :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 446 7 Spottend Hyena 0160 by robbobert Spottend Hyena 0160 :iconrobbobert:robbobert 159 6 Snow Leopard 2945 by robbobert Snow Leopard 2945 :iconrobbobert:robbobert 246 11 Snow Leopard 2734 by robbobert Snow Leopard 2734 :iconrobbobert:robbobert 154 11 Snow leopard 2935 by robbobert Snow leopard 2935 :iconrobbobert:robbobert 158 4 Jaguar 6275 by robbobert Jaguar 6275 :iconrobbobert:robbobert 211 5 Snow Leopard 2754 by robbobert Snow Leopard 2754 :iconrobbobert:robbobert 230 18 Defoxing by thrumyeye Defoxing :iconthrumyeye:thrumyeye 2,099 76 Mask by escume Mask :iconescume:escume 635 19 Magnolia-2 by EKukanova Magnolia-2 :iconekukanova:EKukanova 301 28 Magnolia1 by EKukanova Magnolia1 :iconekukanova:EKukanova 312 25 Beren by EKukanova Beren :iconekukanova:EKukanova 678 91 Glorfindel by EKukanova Glorfindel :iconekukanova:EKukanova 569 86




Morphology of Seasonal Beasts
Finally had some time to transfer this guy over to watercolor paper to paint! So many greens yet to come!
I realize I have not been on DA for some time. I've finished my first draft of a novel called Season Keepers, which I will periodically submit character art for. I hope you like this one! :)

I am much more active on facebook if you care to follow my art page here where you can also see a bunch of my commissioned work, mostly of Zoo animals from all over the world:
My Facebook Page

A note from the scientific journal titled Seasonal Beast Morphology: Seasonal Beasts house within them, a symbiotic relationship with their biomes. They have evolved special adaptations, as stimulated by their environments, to blend in with their surroundings. This specimen has significant growths of fungi, moss and lichens on its mane, which allow it to move through forest ecosystems almost undetected, as it continues on its migrational route.

Seasonal Beasts Character Design is Copyright Amanda Casey. Do not use this image or concept without my permission.


Journal Entry: Mon Dec 23, 2013, 8:32 PM
I have five commission slots currently available. Please note me if you are interested or have questions.

I am offering animal portrait (upper body/face) or full body commissions in traditional media only. I use watercolors paints and watercolor pencils/prismacolor pencils with white gouache/waterproof ink for highlights.

Paper size and type: 8.5X11 inch watercolor paper. I tape down the paper to prevent it from buckling due to exposure to water as I use lots of it to create the effects I am after. This takes away about ¼ inch around the entire piece of paper, so the actual colored image will not be a full 8.5X11 inches. You can request that I do not tape down the paper, although this could result in significant paper buckling.

Here is an example of what a piece looks like after I peel off the tape
 once the image is dry:
  Snowy Preview by Aikya

:star: Prices (Not including shipping)

Full color bust: 75$
Fire and Ice by Aikya  The First Snow by Aikya  Leo by Aikya
Full color full body work: 95-150$ Depending on detail.
  Brothers by Aikya Lifestream by Aikya
Stylized Fire Work: 90$.
  _Making Fire_ by Aikya From Flame... by Aikya _Flames of Thunder_ by Aikya

Terms of Service:
Before I begin a commission I will talk with you about your expectations and any concerns you have about your work such as color scheme, composition and the overall mood. I want to create an image that you are happy with. I work very well with photo references so if you have photographs of your subject please let me know!

Payment method: I use PayPal only. The payment is made before I start on the commission in full.

Time: Your commission will take no longer than 60 days for me to complete. This is due to time restraints of my full time job.

Refund Policy: Clients will receive a full refund if they cancel before I begin working on their commission or if I have to cancel for my own reason.

What I will not draw: I will not draw materials that contain gore, violence or sexual acts/fetishes. This does not include nudity, as long as it is conveyed in a natural/artistic manner. I have the right to refuse commissions with no explanation.

  • Listening to: Loreena McKennitt
  • Drinking: Angry Orchard


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Amanda Casey
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Likes: Animals, My husband, Conservation, Organic Things, Hiking, Nature Photography, Creativity, Expression...

Dislikes: Excessive sarcasm, Animal Abuse, Racism, People Who Litter, Drama...

Personal Quote: "Remember, your heart can do anything your mind refuses to believe."


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mythrilflare Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you have such beautiful watercolor art. I enjoyed looking through your gallery:)
Avokad Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017   Traditional Artist
Your watercolour is so.. so.. Awww!! <3
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Happy birthday and keep up the fantastic art! <3
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LacrimareObscura Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to your birthday and keep up the amazing work and creativity! *-*
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Happy Birthday!!!
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The-Golem-Armada Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hey, i love your gallery. I'm a watercolorist myself, and your work is pretty great inspiration. Keep up the awesome work. :)
LacrimareObscura Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got really stunning work!
ARCR-CRic Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016   Traditional Artist
You have an amazing gallery. Congratulations for all the beautiful pieces.
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