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!

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LDG Nicole

 

Freaky Fanatics: Denis O’Hare

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After a hard week of going through another digestive motility scare, I was overwhelmed with joy to see Denis O’Hare posted a photo of my “We All Have Our Flaws Kitten” portrait on his Instagram. He posted it a few weeks ago but I just came across it this week…. which is ironic because I really needed the pick me up.

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I seriously could not be more giddy about this. I know I am a total horror geek, but stuff like this really means a lot to me as an artist. When you work really hard on a piece and you give it to the person that inspired it, all you can really do is hope they appreciate all the heart you put into it.

Thank you Denis for sharing my work with the world! It was an honor to meet you at Walker Stalker Con and so happy to see how much you are enjoying the portrait I drew of/for you! You really are just as amazing I always imagined you would be.

Want to own a print of this piece of art that I drew for Denis? Prints are available in my Etsy shop!

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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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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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Living Dead Girl Nicole

Spitting Image: “Invite Me In”

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tumblr_m46jidend31qaq0qfMy latest creation is a Spitting Image portrait I call “Invite Me In”. It is inspired by the scene in True Blood where Jessica Hambry “trick or treats” her way over to Jason’s house dressed as Red Riding Hood. In this scene you finally realize that even though she still has an innocence about her she isn’t the same baby vamp she was when she first hit our TV screens.

I used a combination of photo shoot photos of Deborah Ann Woll as well as screen shots from this particular scene to draw off of. I also found her “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” Vlog to be incredibly fun to watch and use for inspiration. This is the the end result that I hope to give to Deborah at Comicon. Which will make her the 3rd of the cast that I have had the honor to meet and give my work to (Pam/Kristin Bauer and Russel/Denis O’Hare being the other 2)

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Are you a True Blood or Deborah fan? Prints are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop! See this portrait and many others on the Spitting Image page of my portfolio site!

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LDG Nicole

 

 

Freaky Fanatics: Clint and Cathy

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Check out these awesome Freaky Fanatic photos sent in by Clint and Cathy. These are items they purchased at the Hardcore Hearse Club show from my vending table.

Clint loves his “Eat Your Heart Out Barbie” Jennifer Tilly/Tiffany custom decorated/framed print and Cathy loves her Dead Girl Decay Polka Dot Eyeball Barrette. They also are now displaying one of my Skullerfly Wall Hangings up in their home.

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LDG Nicole

 

Spitting Image: We All Have Our Flaws Kitten

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I have been wanting to do a portrait of Denis O’Hare for quite some time. I fell in love with him and his acting skills when I first saw him as Russel Edginton in True Blood.

One thing about Denis O’Hare is that he can play a role (big or small) and completely steal the show. That is one of the things I really admire about him. You really can’t take your eyes off him when he appears on the screen and you can’t wait to hear the next witty thing that comes out of his mouth. denis-o-hare-also-returns-for-american-horror-story-hotel

When American Horror Story Season 1 (Murder House) first came on TV, I of course was tuned in each week. When I first saw Larry Harvey appear on my screen, I literally looked at my husband in excitement and said “Baby is that.. is that DENIS O’HARE!” I was so thrilled to see him  starring in another horror genre TV show. ahsmind5When he did not return for Season 2 (Asylum) I was a bit sadden by the news but I still had my True Blood to hold me over.

When Season 3 of American Horror Story (Coven) aired and I saw him as Spalding I was so happy to see that the people who make the show smartened up and brought him back on. Although there was no witty comments coming from Spalding’s “tongue” you still couldn’t help but focus on him. He makes the characters he plays so denis-o-hare-american-horror-story-freak-show-pink-cupcakesbelievable that you want to know more about them.

When Season 4 (Freakshow) was announced I was already hung ho because as we all know. I have quite the Circus/Sideshow obsession. Then Denis was introduced as Stanley. A con artist buying and selling “freaks” with a “big” secret of his own who eventually and involuntarily gets to join the show as their next “Geek”! Each part of the character transitions and Denis doesn’t skip a beat through out the whole season.

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However I have to say that Season 5 (Hotel) is where Denis got his real chance to shine. I was not really anticipating this season as Jessica Lange was being replaced by Lady GaGa. I had not known that Denis was signed on to come back again so that was a pleasant surprise when I tuned in. So many people were talking about Lady GaGa (who really seemed to only get naked and have sex the entire show), when Denis as Liz Taylor was the show stopping performance to me. The character not only broke barriers but left you wanting more from him. The witty one liners were back and he once again was my reason for tuning in.

So there is a reason for all this Denis O’Hare fandamonium. You see I finally did a portrait of him. If all goes as planned I will be able to give this to him next month in person! This one is pretty unique as it is actually four portraits in one and I only used color in various parts for symbolism and to bring the portrait together as a whole. Each part of the portrait represents one of the four characters Denis has portrayed in American Horror Story (hence my explanation of why each character on the show is so important).

In tribute to Liz Taylor I call it “We All Have Our Flaws Kitten”………

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Prints are available in my Etsy Shop!

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LDG Nicole

Spitting Image: Rollins Captured Admiring My Work

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So while I was out of town this week I got the most AMAZING photo sent to me by OMG VIP! It is a candid photo they captured when I met Henry Rollins last month. It was right after I handed him my “Genesis 4:7” portrait. He held it out and admired it before he told me how much he liked it. This photo is when that happened. It’s worth a 1000 words!  I plan on framing it and have already added it to my Freaky Fanatic slideshow!

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LDG Nicole