I decided I have to get my work out more so once again I am doing Samantha Newton's Artist Challenge-she has changed the rules and now one can sell as soon as they post so take a look at the image I have entered and see what you think
Samantha at Crafting Circle has an original idea for showcasing artists and she invited me to join this round which is SHAKESPEARE.
Those who know me also know that's it unlikely I will go for anything obvious and artists participating can submit up to 10 (yes TEN) images-all the info is at the blog which is linked just above there.
My original idea was OUT DAMN SPOT from MacBeth but upon looking at various quotes I decided on the quote shown in my digi.
There are so many choice lines from MacBeth - I love the OPERA VERSION by Giuseppi Verdi and especially the sleepwalking scene I have included a video for you with MARIA CALLAS from 1952.
click the sheet music for her aria
Her unusual voice is perfect for this part.
So---I chose the serpent beneath the flowers quote and here is my digi image:
If you click on the image it will become a bit larger-This image will eventually be available on my ZIBBET shop via direct download.
Roaming the halls and turrets of a cold, ghostly Scottish Castle at midnight.
This was drawn on Vellum Bristol with a Pigmas Micron 01
I purposely left the eyes blank-I think it adds to the creepiness - Hope you enjoy Lady MacBeth and also the legendary voice of Maria Callas.
I had time to do one more for the Shakespeare challenge so here are the witches from MacBeth with possibly the most famous line from the play -Something wicked this way comes:
And a snippet from "Macbeth retold " with James Macavoy which captures the spooky feeling of the play:
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Here an overview of al Rick's coloring books available so far, including links to Amazon and Createspace so it is easy for you all to find where to order them.
Some books are also available as limited signed edition, email Rick form more info.
If you are a fan, or just looking for a special gift for someone, did you know there are some great things to find in Rick's zibbet shop, it's not jusy digi :-) There are some necklaces with original handrawn art by Rick available, only 3 left, see links below
Over 40 hand drawn illustrations by artist designer Rick St dennis intended for the adult colouring market. Drawing from the exotic legends of Latin America and the Caribbean THE DAY OF THE DEAD is a treasure trove of lavishly intricate drawings celebrating the annual event
Paperback: 52 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (11 Aug. 2015)
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm
Rhinestones, Furs and Feathers
showgirls through the years
Authored by Rick St. dennis Illustrated by Rick St. dennis Edition: 1Opulent, fantastical, sparkling creatures of imagination. From the cabarets of Paris to the stages of Las Vegas lovely ladies stroll through pink spotlights dripping jewels, furs and feathers. Now YOU can help design their wardrobes in Rick St Dennis' new book of showgirls through the ages.
Authored by Rick St. dennis Illustrated by Rick St. dennis Edition: 1charming "bookplate" style illustrations in a smaller format make this a charming gift for the adult colourist or Alice fan-just in time for the holiday season, join Alice and her friends on a magical visit down the Rabbit hole. Hand pocket book size great for colouring on the go!
Lovely Ladies in Hats ready to colour with dry mediums-augmented by witty and interesting quotes about Ladies and their hats...perfect gift size-20 NEW images-suggested for intermediate to advanced colourists. Cover features the digital colouring of Angela Brown (AKA Lady Brayton) who won an international contest to colour the cover. This is the 4th book from Rick St dennis for adult coloring enthusiasts-look for others on Amazon and Createspace direct.
For his 5th Adult coloring book-Rick St dennis brings us a collection of full page illustrations in a wide variety of themes from whimsical to spooky that will challenge you to bring your rull range of colouring skills and creativity. Suggested for internmediate to advanced colourists subjects include lovely ladies, fashions, steampunk, skulls, Halloween and Zombies, Circus and much more. This full sized book will bring you many hours of colouring fun while you tour a retrospective of Rick's work from over the past 10 years as well as brand new images created for this book. 25 full page images.
Rick St dennis' 6th book is chock full of spooky, edgy holiday fun-just in time for gift giving this one goes to every "BAH HUMBUG" on your list-explore the creepy dark halls of Creepmas Mansion and bring life to the inhabitants with your fabulous colouring. Rick is known for his detailed illustrations and this book won't disappoint-hours and hours of fun and relaxation in these pages and sharing the finished projects with your friends will be ghoulish fun. Recommended for intermediate to advanced colourists using dry media (coloured pencils, crayons etc).
Rick St dennis presents CARNIVAL an adult colouring book
the dark world of carnivals
Authored by Rick St. dennis Drawings by Rick St. dennis Cover design or artwork by Monique Van Dijk Guest editor Bonnie Irvine Assisted by Monique Van Dijk Edition: 1a combination colouring book/informational nook about one artists reflections on the American Carnival. Many full page detailed illustrations interspersed with short one page essays, quotes and quips about Carnivals-the publication does not attempt to be definitive it's aimed at a market that would enjoy a scary carnival film or story combined with whimsical drawings teen to adult softcover suitable for colouring with dry media (pencils, Crayons).
Authored by Rick St. dennis Drawings by Rick St. dennis Compiled by Monique Van Dijk Edition: 1Whimiscal, fun and fashionable-the big eyed girlz of RANDI DANDI make their first coloring book appearance in JUST ONE OF THE GIRLS-26 line drawings that are in a prefect size to slip in a purse or backpack and take along to keep you company on the bus, metro, waiting for the dentist etc. A great way to practice hair and makeup colouring and a variety of skin tones-
Edition: 1The much anticipated to sequel to Rick's best selling Dia de Los Muertos, Tierras de los Muertos (Lands of the Dead) draws heavily from the cultures of Mexico and The American South west, Aztec, Anasazi and folk art, sculpture and jewelry as well as folk lore and mythology in 25 NEW full page illustrations ready to be coloured with dry media (coloured pencils, crayons, chalk). From the dry Mesas of New Mexico to the lush jungles of The Yucatan there is something for everyone in this book from mysterious to whimsical. Single sided pages
Authored by Rick St. dennis Illustrated by Rick St. dennis Prepared for publication by Monique Van Dijk Edition: 1Little Loves (originally titled Little Cuties) contains over 40 whimsical fill page (6x6) illustrations perfect for relaxed coloring, Mom (or grandmom) and me coloring and is sure to bring a smile from just about anyone.
Hey everyone! We have some exciting news to share. We are putting out a call for a few enthusiastic creative people who love images by Rick St. Dennis and would like to join his Elite Design Team. This team promotes and creates with Rick's images on two blogs, as well as on social media forums. Sparkle and Glitteris our blog for Rick's cute/fun/glamourous images and Airless Chambers caters to for who love the darker ones. You will be able to create for one or the other or both depending on your interest.
We are looking for people who:
have good colouring skills and enjoy creating finished projects featuring digital images
are reliable and able to meet deadlines on time
are friendly, supportive of others, and team players
produce and feature high quality photographs of their projects
maintain an active blog and participate on Facebook and other social media
love meeting new people, sharing their passion and skills for creating
want to be part of a dynamic and amazing team
You will be required to post two projects on the blog(s) as well as completing a challenge project each month. The term will last for 6 months at which time you may re-apply if you wish to stay on the team.
To apply, please send an email to Bonnie Irvine ( email@example.com) with RSD DT Call in the subject line. Please include the following information as well as two samples of your Rick St. Dennis creations.
Your name and where you live
Your blog URL and Facebook link plus links to anywhere else you share your creations
Your DT experience including teams you are presently on
What strengths you bring to our team
which blog (Sparkle and Glitter or Airless Chambers) interests you more
Anything you would like us to know that we haven't already covered...tell us a little about yourself
The EDT call will close onJanuary 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm EST. We are so excited to get your applications :)
Wow! This is the announcement that we have all been waiting for. The votes have all been counted to determine the Pick of the Year...thanks to so many who took the time to vote for your favourite. In the end, the voting was very close and we wish all of these amazing projects could win the generous grand prize of 3 single images of choice each month for a year. Outstanding projects and creativity!