There was once a mute witch who lived in a cave outside of town with her cat called Arturos. She sold love potions and healing balms to any villagers brave enough to visit. As legend tells, she plucked out her own right eye, and the right eye of Arturos, and switched them. It is said her new eye allowed her to see into the twilight world of cats. What Arturos saw, he never told.
Submitted to “Worn” for Illustration Friday. Both the eye and the skull are quite worn! They were displayed for a short time at the Oddity Museum of Ulster, but were reportedly removed when an elderly couple insisted the eye was moving in its (borrowed) socket. At least that’s what the placard beside the plaster replica says! I do not know if any of this story is true, but it does bring a touch of magic and a few curiosity seekers to the village.
Two more skulls! I quite like the red one with the lizard. This is not subject matter I usually cover! All three were created for a “Bones” swap. I’ve been thinking lately I want more cards for my shop, and fewer for trading – simply because there is only so much time in the day! On the other hand, the swaps provide lots of inspiration in the form of other artists (just like Illustration Friday!) and also require subjects I am not as familiar with, which is excellent practice. Balance is the thing I must find.
Reference photo for the red skull (it’s a bit spooky). Thanks for stopping in!
Wow! Cindy! This is something different. But apparently it doesn’t matter. You make a creepy skull into a beautiful artwork, decorative and friendly, a pleasure to look at. As always!
What a cool story! I like the left skull of the two, it’s so odd and worn out :) I also really like the color combination in it.
Spookily good!Wonderful color and design!
Cool stuff! Love the warm color palette in contrast with the rather cold (& dead!) subject matter!
That is the fanciest skull I’ve seen!
Great work. Cute and horrible in one :D.
Creepy story and skull…..like the effects of the white gel pen on the eyeballs and teeth. Nice contrast on colors too (violets and yellows).
Pretty skulls with just a touch of scary.
Cool story and cool illos. I like the top one best and your lizard in the last post.
Beautiful colours and details, Cindy! Love how you showed your finished artwork in stages. Great work!
These are great! Very clever how you combined those subjects for the swap and IF. The colours are great and I like that white outline!
Fantastic, Cindy. I particularly like the color scheme of the first painting. The gold, amber, and purple combo is perfection.
Your grasp on line and proportion never ceases to amaze me… We actually have acquired a skull resembling this one recently (sans the eye and cute swirls, of course:-), but it belonged to a coyote, the boys tell me… I will suggest to them that it might actually be Arturos’;-)
These are super cool!
Hope Halloween followers enjoy these “guys”! Your continued ideas just amaze me!! Love. Mom