October 17, 2009

"Crown Prince" & A Freebie

"Crown Prince"
4"x6" Digital Collage
(Click on the crown to enlarge!)

When this week's "Goth" theme was announced at "Sunday Postcard Art", I almost had a panic attack! This fascinating style of art is the polar opposite of my wacky, whimsical style, and I almost didn't participate this week. But that's what a great challenge does - it dares you to try new methods, techniques and styles.

Voila! Here's my very first Goth attempt ever! For some reason, I couldn't imagine creating this piece with the traditional cut and paste method - I had to "go digital" with this postcard. Needless to say, a lot of research and studying this intriguing art form has helped me to grow creatively, artistically and digitally. And that's the epitome of a super challenge!

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"Freebies"

Thought you might enjoy these little guys. Don't they look like they've got something naughty planned?!? This week I've included a colorized PNG file as well as the original photo and a black and white JPEG - a little something for everyone to enjoy!
A PNG File
For your artful pleasure!Both of these black & white
pictures are
JPEG Files
!

The Original
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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Giveaway Reminder

You still have an opportunity to participate in my celebratory "100th Follower" giveaway. You can read more about it by clicking here. If you'd like to enter, leave a comment on this post (or the original post), and you're automatically entered in the drawing. The winners will be announced on Friday, October 23.

Wishing you an artful day!


Credits: The image of the boys (Library of Congress) was placed over two blended backgrounds (Itkupilli), and I added the little bird (Flickr's Playing with Brushes) and the awesome goth crown (Pixel Music). Custom brushes were created from images of a bat and a cherubic swag (Graphics Fairy).

47 comments:

vintagepix said...

Omigosh! That's digital? I thought for sure you had done a shadow-box or raised collage because it looked so dimensional at first glance - Wow! Love it!

Lori Saul said...

Totally cool and great Gothic card Terri! Has a real dark and mysterious feeling- beautiful work. I want to thank you for your always wonderful comments on my blog- they mean a lot to me (and keep me going- to tell the truth)! You're generous and inspirational!
Lori

indybev said...

These little guys look as if they have a ghoulish secret. They're sure to lure you in, and then ....... who knows? Well done, Miss Terri!

peggy gatto said...

eeeek!!!!!

Terri said...

these boys are wonderful! thanks so much!

Judy said...

Those boys are up to no good, Terri, great card very 3D!

gaby braun said...

For me it was also a challenge. Love the way you solve this. Thanks for the freebies and please I'm in your give away.

sharon said...

I sooo love this!! I absolutely really love this Terri...it is sooo cool, My new favorite!! Just fantastic work!
I flickr'd you, and I will talk to you tomorrow! I thank you sweet Terri!

terri d. said...

so glad you didn't drop out of the challenge this week....your entry is so erie and so grungy! love it.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

The little guys are adorable...your artwork is always so excellent...and thank you for your kindness in sharing...it is appreciated.

Ozstuff said...

I think they have just murdered their parents! They really do have sinister expressions on their faces! Terri, your postcard is superb. I agree with Vintagepix who thought you had physically made a shadow box or raised collage. Your digital work is amazing.
Thanks so much for the freebies!

Audrey said...

Beautiful! Thank you for your freebie!

Femmy said...

Fantastic!!

Martina2801 said...

Terri, you`ve solved the problem perfectly! This postcard looks so wonderful. Beautifully created!
Thank you very much for the freebie:-)

peppapig said...

This is gorgeous Terri,well done those boys are so cute!! thanks for the freebie x Jayne

AliMayes said...

What attitude!!! This is delicious Terri and thanks so much for the freebie; I can see it being used a lot!

bockel24 said...

Lovely card, and thanks for the wonderful freebie!!

Janine said...

The poor boys did not look to happy in their stiff suits, do they.
Reminds my of "the little lord"
Have a great sunday
Janine

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Wonderful creation! and thanks soo much for the freebie! Have such a wondrous day! I saw a shooting star this morning taking the dog out and I have great hopes for fun with the kids, visiting more party blogs and maybe even drawing a bit. Take care friend. Blessings and light, Amy

Lynn said...

Terri, you pulled it off, this is wonderful, and I like that you created it all digitally :) Sometimes we just need to go outside of our comfort zone don't we?
Thank you so much for the pdf of these darling little boys, I am saving it right now, I love what you did with them and I have go to go looking for that crown too :)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

looking at hose little guys and all I can think is that I am glad we do not dress our boys that way now they look like they would be a bit happier with some fun tee shirts on instead of all that lace!! tee heee

Yvonne said...

Fantastic card!

Darlene said...

What fantastic results. I love the blue & green colors in the background. And the crown accent too. Wonderful Goth Art!!!

whymsicalmusings said...

Terri this is simply AMAZING!!!! I love the fabulous crown you have done such a wonderful job!!!
BRAVO!
XXX
Becky

Jackie said...

I love the way the little boy is stepping into the picture frame. What an amazing piece of art.
And thanks for the freebie.

vintage wil said...

Great gothic card!!!

Alberta said...

Sooooo creepy in a totally adorable way!

Annes Art said...

Fantastic!!Thank you for your freebie!

Cindy McMath said...

Terri, this is oh so cool. Are you sure you don't secretly do goth all the time? :) These little guys are definitely up to no good!

Cindy :)

Trudi Sissons said...

These are get Terri! I love what you did digitally and agree - it doesn't look digital (vintagepix)
Did you enter it into the gothic Sunday Postcard?

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

So cute, those boys and I really love the hint of swirling purple, green and teal echoed in the crown, bird and bows on their feet.

Kelly said...

love these little guys! love your project!

Julia said...

O my I love this piece ! And the cron looks fabulous on the boy's hesd!

Moniqui said...

I absolutely adore your collage! hanks for the freebie!

roc said...

this is such a fantastic piece. i love it!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

you stepped up to the challenge brilliantly Terri, great postcard!

those fellows certainly do look like they have some things up their sleeves

thank you for sharing the image too, you save me ink by knowing how to cut away the background ... one day I must learn that in PS!
oxo

Janny said...

Fabulous! And thanks for the great freebie;o)

LiveArt said...

What a cool goth card!! Love the images and the dimension in your piece! It was my first gothic piece too :) I think you did it wonderfully!!

Linda

Jean said...

Terri, for this being your first goth you have done a fabulous job!!! All the details and dark secrets surrounding these fiendish little boys have a way of drawing you in. Love the crown and skull!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

39 comments . . . I'll be #40 to tell you this is fantastic and wonderful and look at you all digital you! I'm so impressed, this is lovely and so interesting! You go Terri!

Amy said...

what a cute trio...I need ink so I can print these cuties out. Thanks

Elizabeth Golden said...

Love these boys, they remind me of my older three. The attitudes are so right. I love what you did with them.

Susan Sager Brown said...

What an amazing image. Thank you for sharing it. Love what you've done with it digitally. They do look like royalty, love all the mysterious layers. xoSusan

Linda said...

Hi Terri...just found you, thanks to Lynn. I really like this collage - I think the crown sets it off to perfection (wish I could do digital).
Thanks for the images; they are great!
Linda :-)

Bill C. said...

Mixie Pixie thought you might get a kick out of what I did with your freebie. (Thanks so much for the freebie!) If you would like to see it, here is the link: http://artellacafe.com/blogs/billizettis_world/archive/2009/11/14/sunday-funnies-nov-15-2009.aspx

chrisw said...

Wonderful!thankyou

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