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Day 27 of 31: Hexology with Rick St. Dennis

Hello! Welcome to the last Sunday of the month. I have a new piece featuring one of my favorite Rick St. Dennis images that I own. It's called Hexology. I printed it really large (the finished piece is almost 7 inches wide!), so that it would be more of an art piece. All I need now is a frame. But enough chit chat...check out this stunning image.

I looooooved coloring this. I used alcohol markers to color the image, and watercolor paints for the background. My husband was watching me color, and he couldn't believe how I kind of brought it to life. I was proud. :)

The jar with the eyeballs is a bit washed out in my photos. It's got a bit of a turquoise glow to it, and the eyeballs are cream in color. But the rest of it is fairly true to what it looks like in real life.

I really love the detail in this image. I have always said that whatever Rick does with skulls is amazing. You can click on any of my photos to see it bigger. Now I just need a frame! Not sure if I am going to leave it out only for Halloween....I may keep it out all year. Do you have Halloween decorations that are up all year? I do. This may get added to that collection. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!

Comments

DogsMom said…
This deserves to be out much longer than the month of October.
I have seen this image done smaller and it has a great feel in a larger art piece.
DonnaMundinger said…
you should be pround and yes, I'd certainly keep this out all year. It's gorgeous, Alison! xxD
Kristina said…
Love your coloring and love that image! Great job my friend!
Peace,
Kristy
Emily Thubbron said…
You are definitely a magician with your coloring. It sure feels good when your spouse comments on your projects. I would keep this out all year round for sure.
xfilekc said…
Awesome colouring. I would definitely frame it and have it up all year.
Carla said…
I definitely would display this one all year..its truly amazingly gorgeous!
ldfdesign said…
Oh you should leave this out all year long! Marvelous coloring and shading! You did such an amazing job!
Wicked cool creation, great colouring for great images!
Wendy said…
OMG...wonderful coloring of that great Rick St. Dennis stamp. Your shading is realistic. Fantastic work!
Lyneen said…
Yes this image is full of awesome details... i love how you colored and shaded the image... this is an AWESOME CARD!!!!!
WhoMom said…
Love this image and the turquoise was a perfect touch for the bottle of eyeballs. The skull is colored to perfection!
Thanks for sharing.
Steph said…
Beautiful coloring! What an amazing image and you definitely brought it to life!
I do have a couple of little skeletons that I keep out year round :)
maureenjscott said…
Amazing colouring! This is a fabulous image right enough and I can agree with your hubby, you have brought it to life! Beautiful!! mo x
Matney said…
Everything is sooo well done. that ink jar could be real. Love your coloring skills on this and each image is 'art' on it's own. Gorgeous piece.

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