Drippings: Play Dead

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As you know, I love commission pieces and this last request I received was right up my alley. Gaby contacted me looking for a painting of Scraps from the Corpse Bride and Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas. As a fellow Tim Burton geek she knew I was the artist for the job. I finished the piece and sent photos to Gaby for her approval. I could not have been happier with her response…..

“Oh I love it! It’s perfect 🙂 The details are amazing! I can’t wait for it!”

Here are a few photos I took during the painting process…

And here is the completed piece, I call it “Play Dead”…..

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See more of the paintings I have done in the Drippings section of my portfolio website and make sure to contact me if you are interested in your own custom piece of artwork!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

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Creature Feature: Be Wise. Be Brave. Be Tricky. – Beautiful Freaks Fest Day 3!

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I knew right away when I came to my blog today what I was going to write about for the final day of the Beautiful Freaks Fest.

As mentioned in yesterday’s post I had planned my day out to work on a commission piece. The client asked me to do a painting for their niece’s birthday present. She has a healthy obsession with the movie Coraline and they immediately thought of me to do the piece. I was told to do what I wanted and am really happy with how it turned out. I also think it fits in quite nicely with the overall theme of the blog festivities.

I call it “Be Wise. Be Brave. Be Tricky”…….

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I love commission pieces. Especially when they have to do with cool themes of things I am into. Coraline is an incredible movie and this piece was right up my alley. The movie has been described as being “a child-friendly premise interlaced with twisted imagery and psychological depth”. The story line in general is often compared to some of my other favorite movies (Labyrinth, Alice In Wonderland and Wizard Of Oz). Even though the client would’ve been happy with a painting that was just a close up of the character I wanted to do a little more because I love the movie so much and had yet to do a piece inspired by it.

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Besides the creepy yet magical feel of the movie its the character of Coraline that I love so much. She’s not your typical girl from Pontiac Michigan. She’s a blue haired girl with an adventurous heart. She tells it how it is and enjoys the little things in life like playing in the rain and making dowsing rods to track ghosts!

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And even though her curiosity causes her some danger she is smart enough to find unique ways to overcome her obstacles.

I am going to see if I can find a place with a large enough scanner so that I can offer prints of this piece. So come check back here soon! Also feel free to check out the Drippings page of my website for other paintings I have done and don’t forget that today is the last day to take advantage of my coupon code! Just put in code BEAUTIFULFREAKS17 at check out in my Etsy shop and watch 13% get slashed off your orders (of $5 or more)!

If you are interested in having a commission piece done by yours cruelly contact me for more info and then go visit the remaining posts for the Beautiful Freaks Fest! Let your curiosity go wild!

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Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Memorial Portrait – Possum

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1961586_217896621733096_1825452114_nTom (a past customer of mine) contacted me recently asking if I can do another portrait for him. I had drawn a memorial portrait of his niece, Audra 4 years ago and he said he immediately thought of me when he decided to have a 2nd memorial portrait done. This time it would be of his pet wolf named Possum. I was honored he came back to have me do yet another meaningful piece and after seeing photographs of his unique and captivating pet, I became instantly excited to work on it. After finishing the portrait the other night I emailed Tom the first draft. I couldn’t be happier when I saw his response in my inbox. It said….”I LOVE IT!”

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Last night I put a protective spray on the portrait and tonight I am getting it ready to ship out. I can’t wait to hear what Tom thinks of it when he sees it in person.

Memorial portraits are a wonderful way to pay tribute and keep the memory alive of someone we love. I hope that this portrait of Possum brings some peace to Tom during this time and he can look at it and think back of all the wonderful times he spent with his beloved pet.

To see more of the portraits I have done check them out here at the Spitting Image section of my portfolio site!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Tis the Season!

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Isn't it ironic?That’s right.. tis the season means Halloween is just around the corner!! And with that I ask anyone that is hoping to get custom orders from me to contact me ASAP. This is my busiest time of the year for creating zombie head props and Dead Girl Decay accessories so if you want something before Halloween use the Contact Page on my site or hit me up in Convo at my Etsy Shop! Also please keep me in mind if your looking for a unique event flier for your upcoming haunt or Halloween party!!
Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Memorial Portrait – Audra

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The memorial portrait I was commissioned to do recently is done and I could not be happier with the way it came out. I am even more happier with the feedback i got from the customer.

Tom contacted me to do this memorial portrait of the beautiful Audra. I was asked to add some purple flowers to represent her favorite color. This is the first time I have incorporated color into a black and white portrait. Normally I either do them black and white or color. I am so happy that Tom asked me to do this as I really love the way it turned out.

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Tom then showed Audra’s older sister and this was her reaction that literally brought a tear to my eye…

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Art can be fun and it can be interesting but when it becomes sentimental it brings it to another level. I was touched to hear how happy the family is with the portrait I completed for them as I know how important it is to want to keep the memory of your loved ones alive. Memorial portraits are a wonderful way to do this and I was honored that Tom saw my portfolio and thought I was the right artist to do this for them.

To see more of the portraits I have done check them out here at the Spitting Image section of my portfolio site!

Stay Spooky and Keep The Memories Alive!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Another donation for the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation

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Thank you to Freaky Fanatic and returning customer Christine, Senior Editor for Horror News Network for her recent purchase in my Etsy Shop.

Christine commissioned me to make her a Dead Girl Skullerfly Decay Barrette she can rock to some upcoming conventions that went with the color scheme of Horror News Network. We collaborated with our ideas and visions and this was the end result…

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Christine also purchased my Linda Blair/Regan Dead Girl Portrait Decay Barrette and because of this purchase I have donated $3.00 to the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation.

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Anytime a Linda Blair related item is purchased in my Etsy shop a donation is made to her foundation. Just another way I like to give back with my work.

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Want to purchase an item in my shop that will benefit this foundation? Just CLICK HERE and check out the remaining items.

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole