04 October, 2013

The Stuff Of Madness

A dark, murky forest sits brooding under a forbidding moon. Suddenly, rising through the mist, a nameless fear begins to take shape. What is it? 

The stuff of dreams? Nightmares? Or madness?

I had seen these stamps around. The stamps with the weird name. Was it German? Swedish? I didn't know. All I knew was that the cards I *did* see using the stamps were cool. Too cool to pass up. Unfortunately, when I bought these characters, Halloween had passed. I got halfway through colouring and stopped, disenchanted. Since it's Day 3 of my "31 Days of Halloween" I picked this scene back up and here we are. 

This piece measure 9 inches by 12 inches. It's BIG. It took 5 hours to colour and two characters and the black grass were already coloured! I mean, seriously, WHAT was I thinking with this?! It required an insane amount of Internet research too. Checking out the moon, mushrooms, mist patterns, you name it. And even THEN it's an utter mess. Seriously, don't look too close because it's a freakin' train wreck. A LOT of work went into it though, so that's why it's not in the bin. Two years of work, lol! Add in airbrushing, distress inks, and I actually put like *effort* into this.

(the photo destroyed some of the texture on this piece. I used the super expensive camera - Canon 5DMKII - and yet... yeah.)
Digital Stamp: Spesch Stamps - Max (Zombie Alice, Queen, Hatter, Cheshire) Make it Crafty (Toadstool Garden, Haunted Halloween House)
Cardstock: Bazzil Simply Smooth
Paper: WRMK (Black Widow), Stamping Station
WRMK sticker
Bo Bunny Halloween pearls
Copics Used: (mostly unknown) V09/06/04/01, W3/5, R89/29/05

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