Spitting Image: Kindred Spirits

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So even though I have already drawn Winona Ryder (as Mina Harker) and Christina Ricci (as herself and in tribute to us sharing the same birthday) I still have had them on my art bucket list because they have portrayed so many of my favorite characters and are two of my favorite actresses. There are two characters though that stand out from the rest and I have related to both of them and have loved them since I was younger…. Lydia Deetz and Wednesday Addams.

My original plan was to draw two separate portraits but after searching for reference photos I kept finding the same photos and so many of them had already been drawn. Some multiple times. I really wanted to do something to challenge myself as well as create something unique. I decided that since both characters have very similar qualities and traits why not try to combine them into one of my split face portraits.

So I present to you you my latest piece called “Kindred Spirits”….

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The entire time drawing it I knew I wanted to call it this because I feel like if these characters crossed paths they would be dressing up as homicidal maniacs together, rummaging the cemeteries, trying to join the dead in the nether world and capturing sheets with no feet on film . And on top of it I secretly wish I could be a part of it.

For those of you who also dreamt of the day these two would became friends and you could join them on their spooky adventures, I have prints and t-shirts of this piece now in my Etsy Shop! See more of my portrait work on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio site!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Drippings: Painting Prints Now Available

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I just wanted to let everyone know that I am now offering prints of my “Be Wise. Be Brave. Be True.” and “It’s Showtime Synergy” paintings in my Etsy shop! T-Shirts coming soon so stay tuned.

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LDG Nicole

 

Freaky Fanatics: Regina AKA Batgirl!

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Got a beautiful photo today of my best friend turned happy home owner and happy portrait gift receiver.

This is Regina holding up the “I Am Batman” split face portrait I drew for her house warming gift.

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See Regina and all the other happy people who own my artwork in my Freaky Fanatic slideshow! Prints and shirts are available of this art piece in my Etsy Shop as well!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Wind Blows… Fire Burns… Water Falls

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I remember the first time I saw Milla Jovovich. It was the early 90’s and I was watching Dazed and Confused. She played Pickford’s girlfriend… the quiet, artsy hippie chic who made the awesome Kiss props seen through out the film. michelleI also always thought it was interesting how she didn’t even need a speaking role and yet her character was so memorable she made the cover of the VHS and left an impression in our minds. It wasn’t long after that I had learned she had been model since she was a little girl. Go figure right? I mean.. why wouldn’t someone who looked like THAT not be a model!

tumblr_o2xe1gwjbi1u8n0xao1_500It was only a few years later that I got to see another side of her acting skills that would leave me in awe. The movie The Fifth Element came out and even though her speaking role was pretty much in a language all it’s own.. I still loved everything about it and her role as LeeLoo. She then eventually went on to be zombie ass kicking Alice in Resident Evil. A role I can now not imagine anyone else playing.

For many years now I have wanted to draw Milla as LeeLoo. There was just something about that character I loved most over all the others she has portrayed. The wait is now over and another portrait has been checked off my bucket list.

I call this one “Wind Blows… Fire Burns…Water Falls”

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It was done in pencil, Prisma colored pencils and a touch of charcoal. If you are a SciFi, Milla or LeeLoo fan you can own a print of this piece! They are now available in my Etsy Shop. Visit the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website where you can see more portraits like this one, as well as examples of custom commission pieces I have done for clients.

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LDG Nicole

Sell Your Soul: My Work Is On RedBubble!

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I had posted some time back that my portraits were available on merchandise through RageOn! Well the all over print process can make the items a little pricey. So I decided to give RedBubble a try as well. That away people with different budgets can rock my work! The items range from home decor to clothing so make sure to check it out and share!

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And don’t forget.. if you do purchase items from my RageOn!, RedBubble or Etsy shops to make sure to contact me so you can submit photos of you with your items for my Freaky Fanatic slideshow. Remember all Freaky Fanatics get a special coupon code!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: It’s Too Late For Me

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Another one marked off my “art bucket list”! This is a portrait I have been wanting to do for a few years now. Repo the Genetic Opera is one of my all time favorite movies. Really how can you go wrong introducing me to a hard rock/heavy metal, horror musical where Paris Hilton’s face falls off!

bill-moseley-3All kidding aside, the movie is a breath taking. It is artistic and visually beautiful as it is entertaining. It is nothing like anything you have ever watched or heard. In a world full of remakes it is a breath of fresh air.

We first heard about the movie at a horror con where Bill Moseley was there and was telling people about how he had just finished filming it and really got us pumped for it. We never heard much more about it until I came across it when it was available on DVD. Something told me to buy the movie even though I had never seen it. I have been completely hooked ever since the day I brought it home. Thank you “something”!

Frank and I introduced many of our friends, family and even co-workers to the film. We have even gone to live shadow cast performances of the movie as it has often been compared to being a modern day Rocky Horror. I found the live shadow cast to be an absolute blast! I even saved my little zydrate (blue glow stick) as a momento! Anytime someone stops to compliment me on the Geneco patch on my coat or my Blind Mag shirt I can’t help but turn into my giddy, horror geek self knowing that someone else out there knows about this masterpiece.

The character Blind Mag played by Sarah Brightman drew me in from the moment I first saw her on my screen. Not only is she absolutely beautiful and musically talented but her story is intriguing and really pulls you in.

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I admit I had never heard of Sarah Brightman prior to Repo but at the same time after watching the movie I could not imagine anyone else playing her. That is just how breathtaking her performance as Blind Mag really is.

My portrait is my adaptation of Bling Mag before she goes on stage for her “final” performance and I call it’ “It’s Too Late For Me”

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For all you zydrate junkies out there, I have prints available in my Etsy shop!

See more of my portraits on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

 

Spitting Image: Naturally Born Bad

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I have so many portraits on my “art bucket list” and this one was one that was well over due. I call this one “Naturally Born Bad”. It is of Juliette Lewis portraying Mallory Knox in Natural Born Killers.

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Naturally Born Bad By Living Dead Girl Nicole

Mallory is one of my favorite crazy flick chic characters and Juliette is someone I admire. She is so talented and seems like she would be an all around killer person to hang out with.  I feel like she’s the type of person that if you are around her there would never be a dull moment. I guess you can say the same thing would probably go if you were Mallory’s friend too ha ha.

Many know she is a successful actress but not as many people know she is also a very talented musician as well. I am often seen rocking my Juliette Lewis and the Licks mugshot shirt because its one of my favorite shirts in my entire wardrobe.

My husband Frank and I actually had the honor of meeting her dad 10 years ago (God rest his soul) back at a Devil’s Rejects Con Event. Such an honor to meet a legend.

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If you have seen Natural Born Killers then you know the reason I found snakes a rather fitting addition for this piece. I especially wanted them wrapping around her in a way that was somewhat similar to the rings that her and Mickey exchange on their wedding day.  I also used psychedelic background colors using pastels inspired by the movie as well as the Director’s Cut DVD cover.

Overall I am really happy how it came out. Right now the original is not for sale. I hope one day I am able to meet and give it to her. A girl can dream right?!  Her band will be at the upcoming Riot Fest but unfortunately fest tickets are not in our budget right now. I am hoping she tours back again to Chicago on their own so I can finally see them live and maybe by chance give it to her. She isn’t really known to do cons so that would probably be my best opportunity (if any) to try to give it to her. Even if it’s a long shot.

Don’t fret though. I always think of my Freaky Fanatics. That is why prints are available in my Etsy shop!

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See more of my portraits on the Spitting Image page of my official portfolio site.

Stay Spooky!
Living Dead Girl Nicole