6/5/09

IF - craving + Artarazzi # 25 meets Art On The Darkside

Craving

For Illustration Friday. To see how others have been inspired by today's IF prompt, click HERE.

I know I've said it more than once, but there are so many fun art challenges "out there." I really need more hours in a day (& the energy to use them). If you have the time, check out a few & play along. Or just enjoy what others have submitted. The variety is always so exciting!

The Mix it up with Melange Challenge changes on Wednesdays. This week is FLY.

Art Freebies Soartful Saturday changes soon - for now the prompt is this lovely lady here:


Artarazzi's Challenge #25 is to use this in your digital creation:


And Art On The Darkside gets you thinking about Tattoos this week.

I decided to combine the last 2 challenges for a noir novel / pulp fiction feel

Red Handed

Started with the tattoo prompt & a scan of an old charcoal study. I was thinking about how a tattoo on the leg would look like a bruise which led to a tattoo of a hand print. So I inked & scanned my hand. This reminded me of the Artarazzi challenge pic, so I tossed that in as well. Finished it off with a few tweaks.

The dime novel look came about because the words caught red handed kept pushing to the surface. I've also started reading The Hardy Boys books to little dude before bed so I'm sure that's got something to do with it.

Thanks for popping by! Go check out some links, make some art & show us what you're up to. Or just go see what cool stuff everyone is creating this week. Before you go: Please leave a comment to be entered in the new Thursday Giveaway. 1 random winner will get inspired by their prize, A copy of Alisa Burke's book Canvas Remix. For book & contest details CLICK HERE

26 comments:

  1. You never cease to amaze me with your work Stacey!

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  2. The Craving piece is magic!

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  3. You are the most amazing creative spirit ever! I love your work and your blog and your thoughts!
    Thanks so much for another pleasurable visit!

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  4. Craving is cool -- I like the way it's layered with more than one image. Also, Red Handed is awesome. You really did nail the film noir feel. Good job.

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  5. Thanks for visiting me. Your work is looking fabulous. You have such a diverse style. Love it.

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  6. Fantastic work as always. clever and innovative artwork.
    thanks for joining in with this weeks art on the darkside challenge
    Hugs June x

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  7. I'd love to participate in a challenge, but I have so many projects in my mind right now, I need to work on those!

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  8. Amazing work - so inspirational! there really aren't enough hours in the day, are there?

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  9. nice art! thanks for posting links to all those sites, too :)

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  10. Very nice blog. Nice art. Love your name, too. Clever!

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  11. Wow--these are really amazing! Very evocative.

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  12. Your work is really amazing...I'm lucky to get a stick figure to look halfway decent.

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  13. Love the Illustration Friday piece. Keep up the late night antics.

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  14. wow! red handed is amazing. i don't know what else to say. you are so very clever!

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  15. Love the piece Stacey! And thanks for the links. You are so right...just not enough hours in the day to do all the challenges and keep up with your own muse. Whew!! But it sure is an exciting way to go through life!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. Hot work !! Amazing what you did with a simple fingerprint prompt.
    "Craving" is fantastic, Stacey.
    :-)
    Shelly

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  17. ohhhhhh
    I have peeked at this book at the bookstore and it is on my wish list--maybe I'll get lucky! :)
    Thanks,
    Brenda Bliss

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  18. a very provocative piece for craving! the image is full of tension which i think is the best form of craving! marvellous

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  19. VEry cool image. Naked is always nice!

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  20. Cool illustration. Very spontaneous and creative.

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  21. Your 'craving' image has to be about smoking! (From an 'ex'). Cool and very powerful.

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  22. You can feel the crave! Amazing!

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