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Monsters in the Deep Mixed Media Page

The monsters sleep. 

The world is full of technology and modern wonders and there’s no room for the kraken and Bigfoot and dragons and Sphinx and trolls and ogres. So the monsters sleep. 

In the deepest, darkest parts of the world where man cannot go, they sleep. And they dream. 

The monsters dream of the times that were before. When they were worshiped and feared. When everyone knew their names but did not dare speak it, for to speak of the thing you fear, everyone knew, would bring it to you. The monsters dream to remember and to see the future. And they dream and know of the time that will come when they are feared and worshiped again. These dreams are most exciting to the monsters. 

Sometimes, the monsters wake. 

Beware the deep, dark places of the earth, for the monsters sleep within. And their sleep is not sound for sometimes they wake and out of the depths, the monsters do rise. 

I redid last night’s page, bigger and in different mediums. 

I started the page by layering down some torn up scrapbook paper to create texture. I then used a pallette knife to paint on the first layer of colour. The tentacles were painted on and then another layer of paint was added with the knife. I used some India ink to add depth to the tentacles. I finished up with some spray inks in black on the bottom of the page and green and teal on the top. 

Maybe not as epic as I might have thought, but it was fun. And it is fun to see the difference from last night to tonight’s page. 

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One response

  1. The Smiling Pilgrim

    Great piece 🙂

    June 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

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