Drippings: Edward’s Wings

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I am excited to finally share this custom piece I have been working on for a return customer. She provided the 20″ long wooden wings and told me she wanted Edward’s Scissorhands painted on them. I chose colors, snow accents and a pearlescent paint additive to give it the feel from the movie. I am happy to say the customer loved the vision I came up.

Edward Scissorhands Wing Painting by Living Dead Girl Nicole (3)
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Edward Scissorhands Wing Painting by Living Dead Girl Nicole (2)

If you like this art piece you should also check out the Drippings section of my portfolio site as well as the Remains page to see more things I have painted.

Interested in commissioning me to create something unique for you? Contact me for information and pricing.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Adopt The Undead: Isn’t She.. Pretty (Deadly) In Pink

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As promised I have completed another undead friend that will be joining my Two-Headed Bride and Evil Queen dolls at the upcoming Hardcore Hearse Club Show. This one, however, is quite the corpsified cutie in her pink floral dress, matching purse on gold chain, fancy sun hat, and pearl necklace.

You can’t help but smile looking at her. I also hope it makes you smile knowing you now have three chances of owning one of my limited edition dolls! Like the other two, this doll will first be available for purchase at my vending booth at the Hardcore Hearse Club show on June 15th. So anyone that comes out to the show will get first dibs! And like the others, she will not be duplicated making her a one-of-a-kind creepy creation! 

See more of my handmade undead friends on the Adopt The Undead section of my online portfolio. Spread the gore!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Adopt The Undead: Off With Your Head!

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I had so much fun creating my corpsified 2 headed bride doll that I have been inspired to make more. This one is inspired by my love of Evil Queens. It meshes my love of horror and fairy tales together and comes complete with a helpless victim! It’s like the Queen of Hearts and Elizabeth Bathory all in one!

This limited edition doll along with her helpless victim will also be making their debut at the Hardcore Hearse Club show that I am vending at on June 15th. So anyone that comes out to the show will get first dibs! And remember no 2 dolls I make are ever the same. These are made from hard to find supplies and materials (a lot of them being vintage) so they literally cannot be duplicated! 

See more of my corpsified creations on the Adopt The Undead section of my online portfolio. And stay tuned! I have another doll already in the works and she is pretty deadly. Spread the gore!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: It’s Gonna Be That Kind Of Mornin’

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Been working hard at checking another drawing off my art bucket list. Being a kid in the 80s sure had its advantages. Everything was a lot more original back then and people were not offended over every stupid little thing. This made things a lot more adventurous and fun. Wacky, nutty and cuckoo! Just the way I still like it!

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It will come as no surprise to the people who already know of my Pee Wee Herman obsession why I chose this subject matter that I did. To me, Paul Reubens created an iconic character with Pee Wee. From his stand up comedy, the unforgettable movies and of course the show Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Which might I add also contributed to my well-known puppet obsession. I mean the playhouse was in Puppetland! Can it get any better than that?

Well…. actually it does! Did you know he went to improv comedy school with my idol Elvira (Cassandra Peterson). And did you know Rob Zombie was a Production Assistant on Pee Wee’s Playhouse when he first moved to L.A.? Let’s not forget that Cowboy Curtis ended up in the Matrix, Miss Yvonne ended up mothering Charlie Kelly and Opal now rocks that famous orange jumpsuit on Netflix. These are the types of things that put everything you loved as a child and everything you love as an adult into full perspective. Ha Ha!

So, of course, Pee Wee, in general, has been on my art bucket list and I have seen so many art pieces done of him from his movies that I decided to focus mine on the show and I had a blast drawing it. Especially because I tend to watch and listen to whatever inspires the piece while I am creating it. So here it is.

Its Gonna Be That Kind Of Mornin' Logo ResizedI call this one “It’s Gonna Be That Kind Of Mornin'” A line from the theme song (done by Cyndi Lauper under a stage name) I felt it fits the vibe of the drawing and the inspiration behind it. Pee Wee’s Playhouse was one of my Saturday morning escapes as a kid. It might not be on Saturday mornings anymore, but I still watch the show as an adult and it never gets old to me. I could be having the worst day of adulting and then come home and watch the show and it lifts my spirits back up. Judge me if you will but it works for me and I dig it. I mean how can you not enjoy screaming real loud when you hear the word of the day?

So if you are just as big of a fan of Pee Wee as I am or you just love 80s nostalgia, you can get prints and t-shirts of this piece in my Amazon shop! And don’t forget to check out more of my portrait work on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website.

Stay Spooky & Wacky!
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LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Ketchup

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originalLast year when I was vending at the Hardcore Hearse Club’s Annual Hearse Show a customer purchased a print of my “Naturally Born Bad” portrait of Juliette Lewis as Mallory Knox. They asked me if I had anything Pulp Fiction based. At the time I did not have anything but I told them I was a big fan of the film and had something visually in my mind and on my art bucket list.

My vision was focused on one of my favorite actresses, Uma Thurman (who I have drawn in the past as Poison Ivy) and her character Mia Wallace (who I had even dressed up as for Halloween a few years back). I call this new Spitting Image, split face portrait … “Ketchup” and it focuses on the 2 looks we see of Mia when she has that adrenaline-filled date night with Vincent Vega.

ketchup logoAre you a fan of the film? Well, don’t be a square… go get your prints and t-shirts of this image now available in my Amazon shop! And don’t forget to check out more of my portrait work on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

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Slasher Sale: Elvira is Queen!

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In celebration of my idol’s birthday…….
Please enjoy 10% off all Elvira inspired creations in my Etsy shop today!
Discount will already be applied to items that qualify. No coupon code needed!

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And for fun, here is a collage of some of my own personal and favorite Elvira moments from over the years! Including me dressed up like her for Halloween when I was little. Yes, I really have loved her for as long as I can remember.  And when you see my quote “when other little girls wanted to be ballerinas, I wanted to be Elvira” it really is true. It still is! Much love to Cassandra Peterson on her special day!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: In Memory Of Danny T.

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2014-11-26 Black Out Wednesday Bobby McGees ShowAs some of you know from my previously shared Axe Man’s Bridge post or from just knowing us personally, we recently lost our close friend Danny T. I wanted to do something special in his memory that I could also gift to his parents. Danny and I shared a love of creating art so what better way to pay tribute to him than to create a piece of art inspired by him.

It was one of the hardest portraits I have ever had to do. Not just because it was done from various photos to create one unique image (I didn’t want to just replicate a photo of him that everyone had seen, I wanted it to be unique just like Danny).  There were many times I literally asked Danny to help guide my pencil and there were many breakdowns where I had to walk away from it because it would hit me what I was drawing and why. But in the end, it came out exactly how I had hoped. Danny in his hat that he always wore, a tiny smirk on his face and his favorite Gibson Les Paul Sunburst guitar. A guitar not only that he loved dearly but played many shows with it on stage with Frank. Even up until the week he passed he and Frank were still jamming out for fun and making new music together. So it was important for me to incorporate that.

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Yesterday was his “celebration of life” memorial so I brought it to give to his parents and they put it on display surrounded by his own art pieces. Frank and I specifically picked out the frame because it actually reminded us of something Danny would’ve made. He was actively working on a lot of art projects that involved upcycling items and making them cooler than the life they had once before. On Memorial Day weekend he showed me a table he had been working on and he had burned the wood to give it this same effect. So even the frame had meaning behind it.

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I am happy to finally be able to share this with the rest of the world. Not just to showcase what I have been working on but to pay tribute to such a great person. I think it was the beginning stages of healing for me and now that I have given it to his parents I feel a sense of closure. Danny T. was an incredible human being and inspired so many of us. Not only to just be better people but to keep creating. I just hope he realizes how many lives he has touched. Yesterday was a huge reminder of that for all of us but I just hope he knows how much he impacted the lives of so many people.

I know my artwork in the past has helped others heal. So if you would like a print of this piece, please feel free to reach out to me. I had been asked by a few people yesterday and I am sorry that I didn’t think to bring prints to the memorial. My main goal was to just get it there safely, in one piece and be able to gift it to Danny’s parents.

In Memory of Danny Thornton May 15, 1980 – June 11, 2018

LDG Nicole

See more of my portrait work on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio site.