Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Monday, January 24, 2011

IF ...dusty

Melancholy and desolate over the deaths of several close friends, Queen Elizabeth 1 fell sick in the final months of her life and settled into a severe depression. The virgin queen gathered no more moss, and let the ashes come to ashes, and the dust befall to dust.

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved

© Richard Ewing all rights reserved
Thank you and enjoy.

11 comments:

  1. This is a very creative solution and an interesting visual depiction, Rick. I like all the crisp details in the garments, and how they contrast with the Queen's washed out, near-death facial depiction. On your prelims, I like the first one, where her face is clearest. It appears that, during your execution, she faded quickly.

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  2. Exquisite...as only a dusty queen could be! I like the way you shared your process! How cool to see how you work.

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  3. Oh, my she does look like one sucks on lemons for treat! lol!

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  4. Haunting concept and color. Wonderful hands and play with the focal point and focal minis.

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  5. I always thought she was creepy looking. You've definitely captured that! I like the way you did her eyes. Looks like nobody's home.

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  6. There are so many things that I like about this. The historical reference, the collar, the bone-like follicles drifting off from her head, the colors, the way you integrated your sig. She was a woman haunted by her own actions.The virgin queen.....hmmmmm, wonder how dusty she really was.

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  7. Inviting and spooky at the same time. It lures me in with the color range and interesting forms, then makes me take a quick step back, only to lure me in again. Well conceived!

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  8. I can't stop looking at this. She's so sad and strong. Her eyes are so empty and obviously full of stories. She looks as if she could melt away into a cloud of dust any second. Very nice.

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  9. Hey Richard! Great twist on the topic! You knew a lot of people would be doing Dusty Springfield, so you headed into the royal dust! Nice one! I like that first sketch, but I see why you dulled her a bit for the melancholy/dusty effect. Bravo!

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