Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Devil's Garden: Day 1

"Welcome to the Garden"

1. Introduction

"Welcome to the garden, little one. Here you will find horrors that were once thought lost to the world. You are welcome to come in, but there is no guarantee that you will want to leave once you do. Some visitors have become...permanent fixtures here."

"Midnight Snack"

2. Love

"These are the caretaker's pets. They tend to keep out unwanted visitors."

They're done on this kind of metallic bronze card stock that looks goldish in the sun light and really dark brown in the shadow or when the light's not directly on it.

Like this:

New project: The Devil's Garden

So I decided to revamp my 100 Theme Challenge pieces with a series I'm going to call "The Devil's Garden".

Basically, I'm going to do 100 pieces that are based on a version of the 100 themes challenge, but they're all going to be the same theme- carnivorous plants. They'll all be giant and eating things or will have eaten things in the pictures and I'm going to be doing them all on some interesting papers I got at the paper shop awhile ago.

I think I'm going to have to go back and see if they still have the sparkly brown paper because I think it's perfect for this project and I like using it.

As I get pieces done, and as I can, I'll start offering them as prints/originals in my Etsy shop. All of them will be rather small pictures- they should all fit in a standard 5 x 7" frame. They'll be done in colored pencil and possibly chalk pastel if I can find my set of Nupastels again because they're fun to use.

The pencils blend really well on the brown paper and not much else is sticking to it, so it looks like as far as that color goes I'll be using those.

As I work through these I'll post the finished ones and WIPs of whatever ones I'm working on when I photograph on here.

My goal is to have this done by the end of August (or around August 19th) which gives me 49 days to get all 100 pictures done and photographed. It should be easy enough if I finish 2 a day.


Quick note: The 100 Themes Challenge is a project where you take 100 words (there are various lists that have already been made, or I guess you could do your own) and you do a drawing based around each one. I'm using it to get out of a weird creative block I've been in for awhile.