Over the weekend I got to speak with some close friends and plan future events. This wall art/greetings hybrid was a request. If you’ve been reading my writing lately, or follow CardCastles on social media, you probably know some of its inspirations.
April has flown by so fast not everything we had planned squeezed all into it. Despite that, so much is going on behind the scenes, if I could just stay alive & sane as long as it’s all unfolding I’m going to be bringing you so many strange and wonderful new things this year.
As always, thank you for taking this magical balloon ride with me. Whatever it is. We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?
Have you got any art projects planned? What have you been up to?
This weekend I finally got some time to dive into some scenery designs for something I’m working on for here; CardCastles.
If you’ve been following any news about (what is now being lovingly referred to as) my “Alice cartoon”, you’ll know there’s going to be a trailer released for it soon. While I designed about ten of those sets along with new storyboards over the course of the weekend, my mind must have been overly active. The dreams mimicked my work pattern. I had the most bizarre set of them on Saturday morning. Why not turn them into some digital paintings?
This one above, titled Late Shade is one of that set. I used tropical hues and rainbow lights to bring it to life. The result is freakishly close to whatever strange place my mind traveled to.
Not all figures within or just outside of our nightmares are negative. Some of you may have ran across a protector or a helper of sorts. These are sometimes the people or forces that help us escape, or keep us away from harm.
This piece was inspired by a statue outside of a building in one of my nightmares. She was a figure inside one of my many nightmares about the areas where I live. It took place in some alternate realm of our now neighborhood. The statue was something that helped guide my way out to safety.
I used the imprint of a photo with some texture and layering effects to create another “ghost image” that I’ve described using here on CardCastles before.