Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mr. Ghostflower

As I was sketching out some flora for my painting (working in Photoshop), I flipped a flower & it made me think of a starry-eyed, mustachioed face, so I decided to add nose & lip forms just for the fun of it.

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p.s. I almost forgot-- this started out as an experiment in shades of ivory, prompted by IF. Much as I adore color, I've always been fascinated by the ivory carvingsgrisaille work on altarpieces, &c. As with black & white photographs, there is a certain special clarity and depth about them. (I was thinking of these pieces when I did my Flea Circus painting too.)

9 comments:

  1. A simple flip and a creativity jumps forth.

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  2. Mr. Ghostflower is powerfully suggestive. I feel like sneezing! Hehehe! Ah such beautiful and fluid lines.

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  3. So beautiful. What an eye you have, to have seen this image in your sketch!! So many treasures this week...Sprout...and those glorious shamrocks! Always a treat to visit.

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  4. Awesome. He's obviously a very cool character. Definitely an ornamental influence.

    Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment.

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  5. The darn thing's staring at me with those piercing eyes, but I..... can't..... turn..... away.

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  6. Hey! Well usually I have plenty to say but I must say how much I like the effect on this one - of course I like the design but the shading is wonderful. Same goes with the flea circus - it's a great starting point those ivory carvings and I see you have done them proud

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