Blood of a Queen by Shawn Coss

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This painting was created to coincide with the cd release of one of the greatest local bands that I have ever listened to. They also happen to be close friends of mine as well. They go by the name of Amplexus.

Why not head over to their spot
and give a listen while taking in the painting?

The details:
30×24 (?) inch stretched canvas, slathered with 4 layers of acrylic paint (because at that moment I wasn’t sure on what I was making) and finished off with some acrylic markers. Total time beginning to end was 11 hours over a 3 day span.

The main idea was inspired directly by their song “Savage Henry”

Here are the lyrics (sorry for the long comment)

I will strike down with great vengeance and furious anger
Those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers
And you walk free blood on your hands
The night hides you now but a red sun will rise
I knew Id find you, cower and pray
Here is the bargain: my soul for your head And theres no turning back
Dont turn away, you know theres no escape
Now im taking my time with you oh so carefully
Justice fails us all, your sentence is now!
What youve done couldnt go without punishment.
The sun beating down. This will be easier now
Strike down with no regret, tears mix with beading sweat
My footsteps seem distant but sure there is no returning
The innocent they call when no ones listening
The innocent they call me
You poison our existence and my hands are the cure
Im seeking retribution, this violence to you is called for

I do art stuff with my finger things.

I also do artwork and background animation for and Cyanide & Happiness.

It’s pretty swell.

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  • Cato29
    Cato29over 6 years ago

    love it, lyrics go great with the image

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 6 years ago

    Stunning! :D

  • Thank you! =D

    – Shawn Coss

  • sowhat
    sowhatabout 6 years ago


  • dimarie
    dimariealmost 6 years ago

    very dark… i like it!
    but it somewhat disturbs me too… but i like it :)

  • tracyxkeema
    tracyxkeemaover 5 years ago

    brilliant! this really appeals to me x

  • Poisonlolly
    Poisonlollyabout 5 years ago

    beautifuly done! wicked!

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