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My “Kitsune Series” Featured in Hypernova Lit Magazine

Originally posted at Hypernova Lit

Kitsune Series
BY AMARANTHIA SEPIA GITTENS-JONES

Artist Name: AmaSepia

Shintaro by AmaSepia
Fox Shintaro by AmaSepia

Artist’s Statement

I’ve been experimenting with iPad art programs like Brushes and SketchbookPro since I was 11, and trying to find ways to improve my digital art skills. I had a hard time understanding layering and manipulating techniques until I did a class project in 7th grade. In the class project, I had to work with multiple students on a music video, and we decided to use the app, Brushes 3, on my iPad. One of the students taught me multiple techniques on layers and how to use them to create more details. I took this and decided to test it on some of my own comic characters from my WIP fantasy book, “Whimsy”. I was using it for designs of the characters for the graphic novel version, and my digital art immediately started improving. I decided to apply it to my favorite animal: foxes. Throughout ‘the Kitsune series’, I manipulated the colors of the backgrounds on the foxes, and their shape and form. The first one I did, “Shintaro Fox” is a character from my first comic series I created at 9 years old. After doing this one, I realized what I could do with other fox drawings.

Kitsune in Japanese folklore are seen as sacred creatures who protect the land from “kimon”, or demon gates. They guard the demon gates to the northeast of Japan to ward off evil beings. They are messengers of Inari, the god of foxes and rice. They protect the god’s shrines and whoever works,lives near, or comes to the shrine for help. They are full of honor, but have minds and morals of their own. The significance of kitsune and their beauty and backstory inspired me to create the “Kitsune Series” as well….

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Artist AmaSepia Featured

I am 15 years-old. Today I was featured on ArtistUncoved.com’s ‘Art talk-Ten Questions’.

Art Talk-Ten Questions artistsuncovered.com
Art Talk-Ten Questions artistsuncovered.com

1.How long have you been an artist?

I am 15 and art is something I have always done but I started sharing with others at 11….

See the full feature here Artists Uncovered Art Talk

ANOUNCEMENT: NEW! Shop Opened For My Fox And Fantasy Art

I just opened a new shop at FineArtAmerica.com for my fox and fantasy Art. Please check it out. See clip of storefront and click on link! Finally accepting International orders! More options to choose from!

AmaSepia's Fox And Fantasy Designs at FineArt.com
AmaSepia’s Fox And Fantasy Designs at FineArt.com

 

NEW!! BUY MY FOX & FANTASY DESIGNS AT FINE ART AMERICA:
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/amasepiaworks/shop/all/all/all

Foxes And Things Etsy Teen Summer Art Show Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Foxes and Their Mythology:

Kitsune in Japanese folklore are revered creatures, protecting the land from “kimon”, or demon gates. The woodland animals guard the demon gates to the northeast of Japan to keep evil at bay. They are envoys of Inari, the god of foxes and rice. Foxes guard the god’s shrines and defend whoever works, lives near, or comes to the shrine. The animals are bursting with honor and pride, and have their own ethics and ideals. The significance of kitsune and their beautiful folklore inspired me to create my shop, “FoxesAndThings”, which is based on this folklore. The majorities of original characters on the shop are inspired by their stories. I hope you like my small art show here at Concord Library!

Info for Foxes And Things Concord Public Library Show, Concord, NH, Summer 2015
Info for Foxes And Things Concord Public Library Show, Concord, NH, Summer 2015
Foxes And Things Collage
Foxes And Things Collage
'Kitsune' featured Artists Uncovered March 2015. A print donated Rise Again Outreach auction, April 2015.
‘Kitsune’ featured Artists Uncovered March 2015. A print donated Rise Again Outreach auction, April 2015.  Print will be on show at Concord Public Library Summer 2015.

Amaranthia Gittens-Jones Art Folio Info:  https://artavita.com/artists/8158-amaranthia-sepia-gittens-jones

Amaranthia Gittens-Jones

BIOGRAPHY

15 year old Amaranthia Sepia (Eternal Brown Flower) Gittens-Jones is a homeschooled artist. She attended Pal International School and Nischimachi International School, Tokyo, Japan 2004-2006. Currently, Amaranthia is homeschooled in the USA. Amaranthia gave herself the artist name’AmaSepia Chan’ at age eight and declared her purpose: to become an artist. She has been on a focused and disciplined mission to achieve her goal since then. Her artist name was a combination of part of her first name and middle name. She adopted ‘Chan’ from the Japanese language. The honorific title is usually used for girls. Amaranthia now uses ‘AmaSepia’ or ‘Sepia’ as her signature. She has studied with acclaimed artist Ian Torney and teacher Sylvia Brofos of Kimball Art School, Concord, NH. She is recently took illustration classes with Australian artist and teacher Kim Roth. Amaranthia was awarded a full scholarship at Kimball Jenkins at age 12. She attended art classes, including adult classes, since then. Amaranthia is a monthly guest blogger for Iamthatgirl.com a non-profit organization for the empowerment of teens and young women. She makes yearly art donations to help individuals and charitable organizations. Her store Foxes And Things on Etsy was opened in March 2015. The ‘fox themed’ store was inspired by her love of Japanese ‘foxlore’ and mythology. Amaranthia is homeschooled and a full-time student at Virtual Learning Academy (VLACS). Foxes And Things Etsy was part of an experiential learning Opportunity (ELO) at VLACS this past school year.

SOLO SHOWS: Oscar Foss Library, Barnstead, NH October 2013
Chichester Public Library, Chichester, NH December 2013
NHTI Library, Concord, NH January 2014
The Works Café, Main St, Concord, NH February 2014
“Spring Art Exhibit,” Group Show Merrimack Bank Concord, NH April 2014

STUDENT ART SHOWS: Kimball Jenkins Art School, Concord, NH 2012-2015

RECENT DONATIONS: Rise Again Outreach, New Hampshire, March 2014 and 2015
The Friends Program and Kimball Jenkins Art School, Concord, New Hampshire, April 2014

Website: https://optimismrocks.wordpress.com/about-2/

Email: foxesandthingsetsy@gmail.com
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“Smooth Fox” Artwork Featured in Helen Presents Literary Magazine

"Smooth Fox" published in Helen a Presents Literary Magazine spring 2015 issue
“Smooth Fox” published in Helen  Presents Literary Magazine spring 2015 issue

Prints of “Smooth Fox” available for sale at: Foxes And Things Etsy 

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